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suzukijo
03-23-2008, 08:42 PM
having bungee hooks on the rear pegs, far below useful length, i saw this idea and copied it.

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/7099/img0811vy6.jpg

using stock bolt on bottom of seat and making loop,

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8840/img0812uk2.jpg

when not in use, folded in under the seat, it is unseen.

http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8862/img0813ze0.jpg

i ran out of narrow strap, hope to put a few more where needed.

Ghost Rider
03-23-2008, 08:57 PM
Great Idea!

rworm
03-23-2008, 09:32 PM
That keeps it hidden nice when not in use!!!!!!!!!!!Good idea joe
rworm

whitesands
03-23-2008, 10:08 PM
That is a good idea!

RDKR 350
03-24-2008, 04:11 AM
Idea worthy of notice.
Thanks.

RDKR 350

GQ*
03-24-2008, 09:41 AM
:clap:
Great info...

h2000fb
03-24-2008, 10:03 AM
I did something similar to that, but attached it to frame under set instead of to the underside of the seat. There was no bolts or nuts exposed on the underside of the seat and I was afraid to run a screw thru w/o knowing where my wires for the heated seat were hidden.

That is a great idea and is an easy/fast extra tie-down point.

bones
03-24-2008, 11:26 AM
Nice, That might work when using my large Wolfman bag and not make me strap under the tail section, scratching paint and making it a general ****.

Thanks

MikeS
04-07-2008, 08:42 PM
Another great idea Suzukijo. Bungee points are always a hastle. I used your earlier idea for the strap on my seat as well and it works great and even eliminates the bungees!!

Sheep
04-08-2008, 02:31 PM
........... I used your earlier idea for the strap on my seat as well and it works great and even eliminates the bungees!!

Hmmm... Never had a passenger strap on my Bandit 1250. Are you referring to an OEM piece found on many bikes, or is this something you installed?

TIA, David

suzukijo
04-08-2008, 09:34 PM
i had originally installed a couple nylon straps across the seat, for bungee hold downs, but found the loop idea and have removed them. here they are on my seat, i just screwed them to the plastic seat base on the underside.

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/5880/img0780cf5.jpg

Sheep
04-08-2008, 10:14 PM
i had originally installed a couple nylon straps across the seat, for bungee hold downs, but found the loop idea and have removed them. here they are on my seat, i just screwed them to the plastic seat base on the underside.


For a while I thought you may have gotten one of those "fully loaded" imported Japanese 1250's... :lol2:
Where's a good place to pick up the nylon strap you're using for the loops? WalMart have anything like that somewhere? Looks like helmet strap material, but don't where one would get some.

TIA,
David

suzukijo
04-08-2008, 10:56 PM
i found some nylon strap. i would think walmart would have it new, but some old broken tie down, or travel bag strap, or maybe some camping hiking tie stuff, would be easily found.
we get cardboard boxes at work, that have looped nylon handles out the side, to pick them up, thats what i used.
look around, you might find you have something laying about around home, or your next trip to the five and dime, or second hand thrift store, might have just what your looking for.
everybodys sources are different.
i am looking for more strap myself to put a couple more.

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5927/img3287hj3.jpg

MetrickMetal
04-09-2008, 10:20 AM
For a while I thought you may have gotten one of those "fully loaded" imported Japanese 1250's... :lol2:
Where's a good place to pick up the nylon strap you're using for the loops? WalMart have anything like that somewhere? Looks like helmet strap material, but don't where one would get some.

TIA,
David


I have been using 1" black nylon webbing to make up all of my straps for tying my travel gear on my bikes for about 10 years now, as you can really cinch your load down nice and tight and they don't stretch and allow your stuff to move around like bungee cords do, and I would never use anything else.

I have a large roll of 1" black nylon webbing that I purchased from www.mcmaster.com. 25 ft. of 1" nylon webbing is only $12.50 plus shipping, and they also have an assortment of buckles and differant types of ends for making up your own nylon cinch straps.

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg136/hoggone/Bandit%20Parts/Nylonwebbing.jpg

Sheep
04-09-2008, 11:29 AM
Muchas gracias, Bandito. Come to think of it, I've seen that company online before... a guy I knew and myself used some stuff he'd bought from there to do some mods on our Audi TT's. Your post has re-stirred my noggin. :thumb:

suzukijo
04-09-2008, 08:10 PM
[QUOTE=El Bandito;391889]I have been using 1" black nylon webbing to make up all of my straps for tying my travel gear on my bikes for about 10 years now, as you can really cinch your load down nice and tight and they don't stretch and allow your stuff to move around like bungee cords do, and I would never use anything else /QUOTE]


how 'bout a pic of that set-up, sounds like something i would want to copy.

MikeS
04-10-2008, 01:10 AM
I just made a quick hard box to carry a camera, lunch etc. I usually ride solo in the canyons but needed something to carry stuff without crushing it. The straps aren't elastic, I just use the seat for minor compression. When the box is removed, the straps tuck away out of sight. $9 hard bags for the cheap at heart.

Brass
04-10-2008, 10:20 AM
Looks like helmet strap material, but don't where one would get some.

TIA,
David

Any home building supply store (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) would carry that and would sell it by the foot. Look for it in their bulk rope and chain section.

Sheep
04-10-2008, 11:35 AM
Any home building supply store (Home Depot, Lowes, etc.) would carry that and would sell it by the foot. Look for it in their bulk rope and chain section.

I'll check there first... thanks.

suzukijo
04-10-2008, 02:53 PM
I just made a quick hard box to carry a camera, lunch etc. I usually ride solo in the canyons but needed something to carry stuff without crushing it. The straps aren't elastic, I just use the seat for minor compression. When the box is removed, the straps tuck away out of sight. $9 hard bags for the cheap at heart.

i was hoping others would jump in with pics of how they tie their stuff to the bike, thanks mikeS.
so your saying you just fold the straps under the seat, and re-install the seat, great!

and all you box and bag owners can giggle as you fall out of your chair as we naked (no box, no bag people) owners discuss tieing down our stuff, instead of throwing it in and closing lids.

MikeS
04-12-2008, 05:40 PM
i was hoping others would jump in with pics of how they tie their stuff to the bike, thanks mikeS.
so your saying you just fold the straps under the seat, and re-install the seat, great!

and all you box and bag owners can giggle as you fall out of your chair as we naked (no box, no bag people) owners discuss tieing down our stuff, instead of throwing it in and closing lids.
Yea, that's about it. For the most part I take a 2 to 4 hour ride and prefer to be able to "throw a leg over it". You just can't do that with boxes and bags everywhere. But sometimes I want to bring stuff with me or pick something up and need a way to secure it. For real travel, there's no substitute for a good set of hard bags. But for me, most of the time, nothing interfering with the bike is the best. And the bike looks best naked!

BTW, those shots of your red bike against the Cal Poppies is stunning! The fact I'm a bit of a shutter bug too gets me off the bike to the extent I don't complain about the seat anymore. . . . .

Tracker
04-15-2008, 08:35 AM
thanks for the idea, guys. Here's my version.
http://www.leavelles.net/images/S3/lash001.jpg

http://www.leavelles.net/images/S3/lash006.jpg