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I run a Givi E55 top case on my bird. The lid's rubber straps stretch allowing the lid to flop open. I fabricated a pair if 3/16" cable straps with crimped brass electrical eyelets. But they're not working in wind or long term- crimped eyelets pull off cable. How would you do this better, and what would you use?

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What do you mean by “not working?”  My top cases always had issues when the wind was blowing the lid closed.

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There's probably an end made specifically for cable, it'll be thicker and harder material allowing for a stronger crimp that holds.  If not, add a cable ferrule onto the end of the cable so it can't pull through the terminal.

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I have a bunch of 1/16th" cable and proper swaging tools.  If you send me a length and an address, I'll send you cables that will last a long time.

 

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That's a generous and kind offer, sir. Before I take you up on it, could you tell me what swaging tool you have that fits SC6-6 ring terminal size? Eye opening dia. 5mm. Found the terminals, and I'm considering owning the tool. Givi way under engineered their lid retention system in my opinion. 

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It's just a generic cable swaging tool from Amazon.  I never use the terminal type ends, I loop the cable and use a standard swage.  I make stuff for around the shop and the house.  Like cables to keep our shed from blowing over in high winds.  Loops on both ends for screws.

 

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Or braid loops on each end.

Even better if you slip a swage on first and crimp the end of the loop

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