As you all know, there are times when we could use an extra set of hands to carry something home on our bikes and it seems they are next to impossible to find. What do you do? You don’t have saddlebags or a tour pack. I want to introduce you to a secure solution that will help you transport cargo a lot easier. Bungee Cargo Nets and the storage possibilities they add to your motorcycle are endless. Here at K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) we want to present you with as many options as we can to make your rides safer, more enjoyable and give you as many flexible cargo management options as possible.
As we quickly discover, when it comes time to haul our goods on the bike, certain items don’t fit easily into the saddlebags or tour packs. So what do we do? Depending on the size and what the item is we may be able to use a Bungee Cargo Net. This piece is exactly what it sounds like – A net made of bungee cord material that usually has 6 anchor points, and will stretch over almost any shape. There are 3 popular sizes to choose from – 12″x12″, 15″x15″, and 20″x20″, surely one of them will do the trick. Cargo nets can be used on just about any tour pack luggage rack, sissy bar luggage rack, or even a fender mount luggage rack, but we mainly see them used to hold items to the passenger portion of the seat. Bungee Cargo Nets are a great choice when you need an extra set of hands to get something home or keep a bag in place.
Now you are sure to ask, “How do I attach this cargo net to my bike?” Believe it or not, there is more than one answer. You have a choice when it comes to attaching the cargo nets, you can 1) simply stretch it and attach it to the fender lip. The problem with this method is other than the tension, there is nothing to keep the hooks from sliding and potentially damaging your paint. This method I do not recommend. A great alternative is 2) the use of a set of Chrome Bungee Nuts as anchor points. With applications available for fender strut bolts as well as shock top bolts, there are numerous mounting options. Being chrome plated, bungee nuts look like they are part of the bike and more chrome is never a bad thing.
When its a short trip or when you need alternative cargo capability, using a Bungee Cargo Net is a great choice. Quick and easy to use, and stores in such a little space, what more could you ask for. Stop by K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) and pick up 1 or 3 and never fumble trying to get your cargo home.