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I read a thread today where someone said they use ROK straps to secure their bike to a Center Stand Dolly.

got to wondering, what is a "ROK Strap", and just how strong are they?

found this video which explains how they work -simply the best way to carry stuff on your ride! | ROK Straps for Motorsports

and Amazon sells them all of course.

I'm thinking that I will order up the 5 ft length version, which can secure a load from 18" to 60"

.My Ice Chest that fits on the hitch rack, has always been a PITA to find straps that are "just right" to keep it from falling off the rack.
Looks like the ROK Strap may just be the ticket for what I need.

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How do you plan to keep the tail of the cinch strap from flapping in the breeze? The video didn't show that and I always wondered if there were a cool way to do that. I've used a series of half-hitches back up the strap, but it's kind of cumbersome and looks funky, IMO.
 

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you caught that too, huh?

for my Ice Chest, I would have to have a dedicated strap just long enough to secure it down, no tail to flap around..

Bungee cords are quite good at what they do, no loose ends.
 

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I’ve been using them a long time. Mostly to strap stuff to the back seat. I really like them, always had trouble finding bungee cords just the right length. I to, tie off the left over length of the strap.


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I tend to make my own straps to needs using lashing straps for material and hardware (buckles, etc) and a little heavy duty threading. Made a nice "cargo net" for my F-150 to keep certain items near tailgate under cover for easy access, top & bottom are doubled. I also have dedicated tie down harnesses for cooler or other items carried on hitch rack on trike.
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I've added belts & carry straps to jackets or heavy duty soft carriers as well, no pics though. Have a really nice custom harness to hold my big old SS Aladin Thermos in the passenger seat of my police cars. Added straps to a camera case to hold my Nikon at ready chest level when riding.
 

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I used Rok Straps last year to go cross-country. They held my tent and sleeping gear on the luggage rack really well, and made it super easy to take off and put back on. I routed the straps across and under the rack, then up the front and over to the back side where I tied the loose ends to each other in a way that didn't interfere with quick connect / disconnect. The few times I took a quick trip without the camping gear on the rack I was able to stretch them around the rack for an additional loop or two to keep them taut.
 

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I use the ratcheting straps and just as they are getting tight I tuck the end in so it gets sucked into the ratchet mechanism. leaves a loop that can be tied down, no end flapping and unraveling. Works great.
 

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How do you plan to keep the tail of the cinch strap from flapping in the breeze? The video didn't show that and I always wondered if there were a cool way to do that. I've used a series of half-hitches back up the strap, but it's kind of cumbersome and looks funky, IMO.
I just fold the end as many times as needed and then tuck it under the strap in a good spot won't fly out
 
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