Easily one of the most affordable upgrades that any Dual Sport motorcyclist can add to their setup, Rok Straps are seriously, one of the best motorcycle accessories that I have ever tested.
At first glance, no more than a couple of elastic straps with plastic buckles attached, I was blown away by how well these super expandable straps work. Simply wrap each strap end around your tail rack, feed through the pre-sewn loop, stretch over your gear, buckle and cinch. Nothing else is required. No alterations to your frame, no hardware to install and the plastic/nylon construction is virtually, scratch free.
For years, I used an array of army surplus straps and modified backpacking gear to secure backpacks, tool kits and other random items to my motorcycle. Though these functioned ok about 80% of the time, inevitably, I would lose a bag on a bumpy section of trail, or secure a load so tight that it was nearly impossible to free it from the bikes frame!
Don't get me wrong, I know that Rok Straps have been around for years, but though I had certainly heard the name, even seen them in action, I can't believe how in the dark I was as to just how essential these things are.
With Rok Straps, I toured nearly 2,000 miles, with a 30lb backpack, in varying configurations, secured tightly to my dual sport's tail rack and not once did I lose my pack or even notice a shift. Even on a rough off-road track, where I dropped the bike twice, my pack still stayed in a manageable position, securely attached to the rear tail rack.
Fully adjustable between 18" and 60" and at a cost of only about 25 bucks for a pair, it's easily one of the most functional upgrades that any ADV rider can make to their bike.
Available for $24.00 in the Sound Rider! Store