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Powertye Motorcycle Tie-Down Strap Review

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Powertye tie-downs are a must-have product if you transport you ever transport your motorcycle in a truck or trailer.
If you haul your motorcycle to and from the track or trail, one of the best purchases you can make is a dependable pair of tie-down straps. We prefer the set-up available from Powertye due in part to its quality, ease of use, and affordable price tag.

Retailing at $24.95 the Powertye 1.5" Tie-Down with Safety Latch Hooks measure 1.5 inches wide and approximately 5.5 feet long which helps distribute the load better than other skinnier tie-downs. The straps are fabricated from thick, abrasion-resistant nylon and come in three colors (black, red and blue). Double-stitched thread is used to secure the vinyl-coated steel eyelets to the strap at both ends.

Each eyelet has a spring-loaded latch allowing you to hook it to objects without the threat of it coming off as you travel down the road. Lastly, one end of each strap has an extra piece of fabric (soft tie) that can be used to wrap around the fork clamp or any other hard part to reduce the chance of scratching or marring your precious equipment.

The cam-buckle is simple to operate and offers smooth, slip-free action. Each tie-down is capable of securing up to 500 pounds.Overall the Powertye tie-downs perform as advertised which alleviates potential headache when transporting our bikes around town.

The Powertye 1.5" Tie-Down with Safety Latch Hooks are available from Motorcycle-Superstore.com
MSRP: $24.95

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Strat   August 16, 2012 06:43 PM
I bought Powertye straps. It was and is one of the most disappointing products I've ever purchased. I've only used them three times. When I bought my SV650 back in 2008, when I took the SV650 to Colorado, and when I bought my 2011 Ninja 1000 this past February. The ratcheting mechanism has been difficult to operate since day one. Even the guys at the two different dealerships that helped me load my bikes where couldn't understand why they were so hard to ratchet. We could only get three of the four to operate when I picked up the Ninja 1000. I decided to look at them closely when I got the bike home. The two side plates that flank the buckle on the Powertyes are bent inward. They have to have been like that since I got them. I'd almost think they were used. Maybe they've corrected them now, but mine just sit in the bag now. Hope others have better luck.
Piglet2010   August 14, 2012 06:00 PM
And miss the fun of ratchet buckles?