Powertye is a company that does one thing, and does it well: making tie-down straps and accessories in its own manufacturing facility in Anaheim, California.
The company makes a wide range of tie-down products for all sorts of applications, but in terms of motorcycles—moving one on a trailer, in the back of a pickup, or just strapping one down to a workbench—these 1” Nylon strap products hit the sweet spot for most riders’ needs.
This standard tie-down strap is great for quickly cinching down a motorcycle for transport. You can loop the vinyl-coated S-hooks around most standard handlebars, but we highly recommend using either the Sheepskin Soft Ties (also made by Powertye), or the fabled “Canyon Dancer,” the name of which is easy to make fun of, but the product is simply damn hard to beat. It cleverly distributes the load to the handgrips of any motorcycle, bypassing windscreens and fairing pieces and providing a direct tether line from the ends of a handlebar (clip-on or otherwise) to a forward tie-down point in a truck, trailer or workbench.
The Ratchet assemblies on these straps are rated for 800lbs apiece. That's enough to hang almost any motorcycle by a single strap. We recommend using at least two tie-down points for any bike, and these straps will only be called upon to keep the bike from tipping over by triangulation, and resting on its own suspension, tethered also by gravity—not hanging in the air.
1" wide cam buckle
4,500 lb. test nylon webbing
800 lb. rated assembly
Doubled-up security stitching
6½ ft. length
Sold in pairs