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Strappin down duffle bags

How do you guys do it? I have a LA to San Francisco trip next week. I have decent idea and have mocked up strapping mine down but I have some bungees next to my exhaust. Kind of a concern to me. Any ideas and or warnings? Tips for the ride?

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Put down some electricians tape and even duct tape on top of that on your fender to keep the straps from rubbing into the paint. I have permanent marks on my bike from where I failed to do that on a long trip.

As long as the cords are within an inch or more away from the exhaust you should be ok. The +04 and up had hooks under the seat, does your bike have those? Those help a ton.

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Negitive ive got an '02, only two hooks, as far as I can tell norhing rubs but, ill keep the tape in mind. I was thinking about putting rags aroung the cord that might be affected by heat.

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Negitive ive got an '02, only two hooks, as far as I can tell norhing rubs but, ill keep the tape in mind. I was thinking about putting rags aroung the cord that might be affected by heat.
You'd be better off to wrap them in aluminum or something that reflects heat. I would thing a rag would just make it closer to the exhaust and trap heat.

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You can also use small half-pieces of foam pipe insulation under the straps to protect the paint on the tail section.
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^^ Even better! I like that idea, thanks MM!

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If only if i had a low mount exhaust -__-

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Harbor Freight tie downs:

Set of 2, 1" x 12 Ft. Lashing Straps

I use big o-rings to keep the excess strap from flapping in the wind.

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I have hard case racks to tie onto. You might try to find a donor trail section for the trip so you don't have to fret about rubbing off paint.
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Also a good idea,

The thing is I just have my my bike, a duffle bag and bungee cords, im trying to find the best combo of all those to hook up to my bike !

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Here's how I used to travel before I got hard cases.


Granted the Bandit had sturdy cleats alongside the seat to accommodate the straps but the idea is the same. If you put a hard bottom like a thin piece of plywood in your dry bag you could wrap those harbor freight lashing straps around the bag far enough out that you could attach them at the passenger pegs without touching the tail plastic. Then do another strap or two around the and the grab bar and you're set. I've used that same set of el cheapo straps for 8 years and the heavy cam-buckles have never slipped an inch.
Oh, they're really long so I cut them down to fit my needs.
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Good stuff Ken, I think I know what ill be doing now. Thanks for the advice!

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post #12 of 12 Old 06-22-2014, 10:55 AM
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If you have stock pipes with the heat shields, and you are worried about bungies or bags touching the heat shields, don't worry.

I have had Corbin fabric sport saddle bags on my 919 for years, in direct contact with the heat shields, and have had no problems.

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