Last year i was using a trusty pair of tie downs, showing a little wear, and snap. No ratchet trouble or coming unhooked, just snapped the strap. This while crossing a creek slab. Got half the bike washed Any way, went and bought a cheap set to do for a while and snapped them going up the driveway. BAD omens. went back to ancra. Just eplace with any, any sign of wear.