This post was last updated on December 4th, 2019 at 11:21 am
Our Very Own Tie-Down Straps…
We have finally found a solution after years of trying different types of tie-down straps, and selling various cam-lock and ratchet strap systems. We stocked these products from many different brands and makes, but finally SETTLED on getting a custom-made version. Our Flying Brick Tie-Down Straps are designed for ourselves and our market. This new product is a great way to secure your luggage when you ride.
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 only. Alternatively, there would be no looped ends, or otherwise only ONE loop! Therefore we were led to believe that the straps we were selling in store were ALMOST perfect. However, they were 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. However, 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).
Our Tie-Down Straps Rating:
Cam Buckle Soft Loop with carabiner hook 250kg (500kg MBS)
Ratchet Soft Loop with carabiner hook 375kg (750kg MBS)
A carabiner (/kærəˈbiːnər/) or karabiner is a specific kind of shackle, or a metal loop with a spring-loaded gate. Carabiner’s are used to quickly and reversibly connect components, especially in safety-critical systems. The term comes from the original word, Karabinerhaken (or also short Karabiner), which is a German phrase for a “spring hook”. These spring hooks were initially used by a carbine rifleman, or carabinier. They used these carabiner’s to attach items to a belt or bandolier.