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Old 06-04-2008, 09:08 PM   #21
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I am not suprised that someone is marketing a product for that. You can buy something for just about everything motorcycle!
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Old 06-04-2008, 09:16 PM   #24
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Take a zip tie and hold it like a pencil. Roll the strap around the zip tie like you would the end of a tube of toothpaste, then hook the zip tie to keep it from unwinding. That's the way we fasten driver harnesses in cars when they are too long.
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I'll go with tankbag too. I've got a cortech that doubles as tank bag or backpack - when I get home it gets stuck to the side of the refrigerator.
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Short commutes, I wear the backpack. Long rides, it bugs the outta me! I strap it down with the cargo net. My commute to work is relatively short, so I wear the pack. I have a tank bag also, but I have to carry my work clothes, lunch, drinks, and the "purse" stuff. I would need a monster tank bag
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Target swiss backpack . I use it when i'm running around town and have never smacked by the straps .
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zip ties or safety pins.....or be like me and get a tail bag
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**this is the wife of 98_900RR - for the record**

I spend a lot of time on my bike commuting back and forth to school. So my backpack is kind of a mainstay. The problem is that I have to tighten up up the straps really high to keep the backpack from catching air on the highway - the resulting long straps are killing me! Have you ever had a thin piece of cloth snap you on the at 75 mph??? PAINFUL!

anyway, things I've already tried:
1. tying the straps up on themselves to make them shorter - always come undone and wind up doing it again
2. tucking them into the backpack itself and zipping down on the straps - always work themselves out.

ANY help? stupid question I know but there has to be a way to knock this off!@!

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