After years of trying different tie-down strap solutions and selling various cam-lock and ratchet strap systems of various brands and makes, we have now SETTLED on stocking a system we had custom-made up for ourselves and our market.
What our customers thought…
We listened to our customers and to complaints about the ratchet mechanism being too large/unwieldy for the job at hand. Both the cam-buckle and the ratchet strap would have either a CARABINER (snap-hook) at ONE end, but not the other…..or else no looped ends…..or else only ONE loop! Therefore we were led to believe that the straps we were selling in store were ALMOST perfect, but not quite fit for purpose when it came to motorbike specific applications.
The NEW AND IMPROVED Flying Brick Tie Down Straps have TWO steel carabiners per strap. One at each end (for BOTH the cam-lock as well as the ratchet straps). Our carabiners/snap-hooks have the built-in eyelet, to keep the fixed strap out of the way of the strap loop! Our straps a-l-s-o have the built-in, box-stitched LOOPED ENDS for additional security.
The ratchet mechanism is MUCH smaller in order to avoid it coming into contact with the bike frame, yet it is still correctly RATED for the job at hand.
Finally, we offer a life-time warranty on the straps against slippage* (under normal wear and tear).
Cam Buckle Soft Loop with carabiner hook 250kg (500kg MBS)
Ratchet Soft Loop with carabiner hook 375kg (750kg MBS)
carabiner (/kærəˈbiːnər/) or karabiner is a specialized type of shackle, a metal loop with a spring-loaded gate used to quickly and reversibly connect components, most notably in safety-critical systems. The word is a shortened form of Karabinerhaken (or also short Karabiner), a German phrase for a “spring hook” used by a carbine rifleman, or carabinier, to attach items to a belt or bandolier.