Saddlebag Elastic Straps

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    Recently I noticed the cargo bands in my saddlebags (2004 R1150RT), looking a little old and having lost most of their elasticity.

    A quick check on MAXBMW’s parts site, shows these costing $12 each at 8 total.  (4 per bag)

    So I checked online and found the elastic material here:

    Just find someone to fold over the ends with a needle and thread, using the existing pins and hooks and you’ve saved about $90.00.

    Note: I believe these straps are found in stock BMW bags going back to at least the late 90’s.

    Hope it helps,


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    Craig G

    Good info! But I think you only need 2 per saddlebag; the piece in the center clips them together.

    At least that is how it is on the newer models…


    Richard Kevin


    I made mine as well. I ordered the material from  The origional straps in my bags are about 3/8″ wide, they no longer carry the 3/8″ material so I used 1/2″ wide elastic strap. In my case there are a total of eight straps, two in each bag and two in each lid.  I ordered 12′ of the 1/2″ wide material, I should have ordered another 4 or 5 feet.

    At the same time I also ordered material to repalce the elastic straps on my tank bag.

    Total cost with delivery was $7.39.




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