Learning to secure a vehicle with tie-down straps is crucial for safe transport. In this article, we will walk you through the importance of using soft loop tie-down straps in your tie-down process. Soft loops are an affordable add-on for hook-end tie-down straps that you can purchase for less than $20.
What are Soft Loops?
Soft loop tie-down straps are a must-have for safely transporting motorcycles, dirt bikes, UTVs, or ATVs. Securing cargo with tie-down straps alone – with no soft loops – will ultimately scratch the paint or metal on your motorcycle handlebars or UTV frame rail. Soft loops are the ultimate solution to this problem. By simply wrapping the soft loops around your desired tie-down points, they will protect the surface from any damage caused by metal hooks.
Unlike metal hooks, soft loops also add flexibility. Meaning they can securely wrap around any tie-down point on your vehicle. To add to this, metal on metal is a terrible mix when tying down your expensive cargo. Once you have secured your soft loops to your tie-down points, you will not have to worry about the possibility of them slipping or sliding. This adds some much-needed stability for the long road ahead.
How to use Soft Loops the right way
Soft loop tie-downs are quite easy to use. When you learn it the first time, you will likely never need to learn it again. With that said, below you will find our step-by-step guide on using soft loops to correctly secure cargo for transport.
- Wrap the twisted loop-end around your desired anchor point.
- Insert the straight loop-end through the twisted loop.
- Pull the straight loop-end through until the soft loop is firmly secured.
- Attach your tie-down hook to the remaining loop (the one you pulled through).
If you are a visual learner, use the image depiction above to see the step-by-step.
Where to buy Soft Loop Tie-Down Straps
Rhino USA’s Ultimate 1.7” x 17” Soft Loop Motorcycle Tie-Down Straps have a massive 10,427lb break strength and come in various colors to paint match your motorcycle, dirt bike, ATV, or UTV. Made with our exclusive Poly/Silk webbing, ensuring a soft, tough, and more durable strap.
If you are interested in ordering Rhino USA Soft Loops, visit our online store to learn more.