Using an old school bungie cord to secure things to your bike is ill advised, especially when the alternative - the ROK Strap - is available.

Knowledgeable adventure riders and touring motorcyclists use ROK Straps to secure their stuff so it won't fall off, or get caught in a chain/wheel and cause an accident. I have them in stock, so pick up a couple of sets either fixed length or adjustable length when you stop by.

There simply isn't a better option.

rokstraps

Price ranges from $13.00 to $26.00 depending on selection