Jerry Can Strap

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Jerry Can Strap

Post by DoingWel » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:50 pm

Trying to solve the following riddle. I have an English built WWII motorcycle that has a circular, no seam canvas grip on it. Been thinking and looking at pictures to figure out what handy item might they have used to make the grip from. The pattern on the shown Jerry can looks really close to the original and IF the strap is 1 1/2 inches wide and isn’t just a single layer more like a sock laying flat it would be the correct diameter to slide over the handlebar.

My question does any one know if there is a Jerry can strap that is made like a tube but flattened out that if I found one I could use to replace my ripped grip. Trying to keep it original, and my hunch is all they did back then was cut a piece military canvas strap that they had easy access to.

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Re: Jerry Can Strap

Post by Klaas » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:18 am

Hi,

There is another solution: using a piece of Khaki canvas webbing of an old British or Canadian Pattern 37 pack as described in these links:
http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/35103-canvas-gr ... otorcycle/
http://tdvma.blogspot.com/2014/01/bsa-m ... grips.html

Sometimes there are repro canvas motorcycle grips for sale on *Bay as well.
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Re: Jerry Can Strap

Post by DoingWel » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:38 am

Thanks - appreciate the info and links


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Re: Jerry Can Strap

Post by DoingWel » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:38 am

Still interested in finding out if any of the straps were weaved as a tube and flattened - two layers, more strength. Thanks if anyone finds an example where you can squeeze the strap edges and have each side bulge outward forming a tube.


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Re: Jerry Can Strap

Post by signsup » Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:55 pm

Never saw a jerry can strap like that. The only "tube" type canvas item I can picture are the tail gate chain covers or if a closed end was needed, some sort of spare barrel cover or signal flag bag.
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Re: Jerry Can Strap

Post by DoingWel » Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:11 pm

signsup wrote:Never saw a jerry can strap like that. The only "tube" type canvas item I can picture are the tail gate chain covers or if a closed end was needed, some sort of spare barrel cover or signal flag bag.
Thanks - for your insight on this one.


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Re: Jerry Can Strap

Post by Farrell Fox » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:42 pm

That's called "tubular webbing", gas can straps use flat webbing. You can do a Google search and find multiple sources for it, but that should get you headed in the right direction.
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Re: Jerry Can Strap

Post by DoingWel » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:16 am

Farrell Fox wrote:That's called "tubular webbing", gas can straps use flat webbing. You can do a Google search and find multiple sources for it, but that should get you headed in the right direction.
Farrell Fox - thanks for your insight and suggestion as well.


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Re: Jerry Can Strap

Post by DoingWel » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:26 am

Just googled tubular webbing. Very good definition of what I’m looking for. I’ll head down that path for a while to see if I can locate something made of canvas with a similar weave.

This is a fun little treasure hunt. Keep the clues/possibilities coming. I really appreciate the suggestions.


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