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Man, don't get me started on ratcheting straps. We do not get along at all. It never fails I'll get the strap twisted and all caught up and people will be coming from the other side of the pits to see what all the yelling is about. I hate those muther fucking sombitches!
I know they work but they just hate me. They try to screw me every chance they get. I hate 'um!@Duckman roooookie !!! LOL that's funny it didn't !! coming from a dirtbiking background, I've had the best of the best fail so when I transitioned to street, I started with conventional straps and tied them once secure,BUT once I got my hands on like the ones in the photo, never turned back !! I get frustrated with releasing the slack at times, but otherwise they work like a charm !!
It's pretty obvious that trying to keep an object that is over 3 feet high by attaching tiedowns to it, in an environment that simulates a constant earthquake, and experiences big side loads on turns, works best when the tiedowns are fastened to the object on points as high as practical. That's all I said and I stand fully by it, because it's basic logic. And I'm not going to continue arguing with you about something so basic.looks to low? I mean if i have to explain the laws of physics especial to a "mechanical engineer " then I guess i just need to stop feeding any useful information here
No. Regardless of where the center of gravity is, it is always superior to terminate the tiedowns as high as possible on the bike. High terminations increase the leverage the tiedown has on the bike's center of gravity, and thus lessens the static and dynamic loads that the tiedowns have to absorb, This can be the difference that keeps the tiedowns from breaking in event of an accident or a sharp evasive turn necessitated by either traffic or a sudden animal in the road. Why voluntarily give up this advantage?Now Jim. You know as well as I do it’s not the height of the restraining point that’s important. It’s where the center of gravity is and getting the restraint as close as possible to a 90 degree angle to the cog for best efficiency.