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Old 03-29-2013, 06:27 PM   #1
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krauser bags - safety strap

I recently bought/installed the old style Krauser bags on my r90/6.

With the infamous seat belt latch.

I plan on adding a safety straps.

Have seen images of a strap running vertically keeping the bags on the racks and the bags closed.

Any suggestions or images showing how people have attached the straps to the racks?
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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Most people just wrap the strap around the whole unit, bag and mount. Some use a cinch type strap and other use a velcro type. A few just use rope.
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:02 PM   #3
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I use parachute cord and tie a truckers' hitch just to piss the purists off.
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:21 PM   #4
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Old 03-29-2013, 10:41 PM   #5
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I recently bought/installed the old style Krauser bags on my r90/6.

With the infamous seat belt latch.

I plan on adding a safety straps.

Have seen images of a strap running vertically keeping the bags on the racks and the bags closed.

Any suggestions or images showing how people have attached the straps to the racks?
Don't attach the straps to the rack. if you need it for something more desperate it's nice to get it off.

I rigged straps to my brothers rooftop aero-crap-carrier. it blew open on him once on the highway. because it's high up and opens even higher, we rivited strap retainers to the plastic so when he opened it he wouldn't lose the far end of the strap.

I can do a pic if you need one. It's a small metal bar on short legs with holes for bolts in the legs. hat shaped in profile. About an inch and a half long with 1/4" underneath it.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:04 PM   #6
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I've made up four webbing straps, with a 'D' loop at each end. Two have cinch buckles at the other end, two don't. Loop one of each pair on the top & bottom rails (long end on the inner side of each rail), clip in the bags, run the top strap under the handle, & then cinch up that to the bottom strap. The D-ring on the straps with the buckle has to be large enough to pass the buckle through. The entire set up has the advantage of tightening the bags on the rails too.
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:50 PM   #7
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BMW motorcycle crate tie down straps with the cam buckle.
Old school BMW shops still sell em.
Wrap them around the frame and bag, they are long enough to do a double wrap around the bag frame.
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Old 03-30-2013, 12:58 AM   #8
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The buckles are those plastic push & click type. The straps are sturdy. I suspect I had too much tension on the buckle, forcing the opposing sides together against too much tension. Dodged a bullet, just last weekend.




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Old 03-30-2013, 01:01 AM   #9
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BMW motorcycle crate tie down straps with the cam buckle.
Old school BMW shops still sell em.
Wrap them around the frame and bag, the are long enough the doa double wrap around the bag frame.
Saw a bloke last year that's still using his set from the '70's.
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Old 03-30-2013, 01:53 AM   #10
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Saw a bloke last year that's still using his set from the '70's.
i have still got four from my then brand new k100rs
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:12 AM   #11
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Suitcase straps.



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Old 03-30-2013, 07:36 AM   #12
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Same buckle I have one my straps David. See my pix above. I think I had them on too tight, encouraging one to come apart.
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Same buckle I have one my straps David. See my pix above. I think I had them on too tight, encouraging one to come apart.

It took me ages to get them just right; luckily once set, they don't need further adjustment.
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:57 AM   #14
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I have been using ratchet tie down straps which double as something to throw my tarp over or securing the bike on a trailer if something happens.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:45 AM   #15
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I use parachute cord and tie a truckers' hitch just to piss the purists off.






Where the hell would you start with one of those?
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