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3M Dual Lock is Superior to Velcro

I recently pulled into a parking lot on my F4 and cranked the handlebar hard right to park. It didn't move. My radar detector had come loose from the wind screen and wrapped around the handlebar. I was using industrial strength Velcro, and it was obviously lacking in 6sigma reliability.

I knew I had to find something stronger and more reliable than Velcro. I found 3M Dual Lock. It's very strong. You use it just like Velcro. It locks on its self. There is no fuzzy and smooth side. Both sides have interlocking mushroom heads.

The literature says don't use 400 density with 400 density, so of course that's what I did. The attachment tore up the dual lock a little. So I guess the literature is correct. I'm using 250 density on 400 now and it's plenty strong. Tensile strength is 60 lb/sqin. My wind screen is curved so I never get a full square inch engaged. Direct tensile strength for the 250/400 mix is 60 lb/in. If you pull from the side to pry it up, I'd estimate its 12 lb/in.

There's lots of info online about 3M Dual Lock. It definitely replaces Velcro for me. The adhesive on the strips is also far superior to the industrial strength Velcro adhesive backings.

Here's a link to the 3M Dual Lock technical data sheet:
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