diad 5 hand straps keep unhooking

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by tadpole, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. tadpole

    tadpole Member

    I hate the handstraps on the Diad 5s. The metal hook keeps getting unhooked because the straps are too loose. The Velcro strips are in the wrong position to get the straps tight. Is this a problem for anybody else?

    After hooking and rebooking the strap for hours, I just pulled and broke the other end of the strap off. I've had to do this several times but somebody seems to put new ones back on. I'm a cover driver so I hate to mess with anyone else's stuff, but I have to do something. Maybe I'm being anal... I dunno. But I can't see anyone being upset to lose that stupid strap.
  2. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Put a new one on. It's useless to try and adjust as you've found.
  3. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    I grabbed a set of pliers out a toolbox at a garage I deliver to and cinched the metal hook just a tad tighter. Hasn't come off since.
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  4. ZQXC

    ZQXC Guest

    Took off the strap and that ridiculous little stylus the first day I was given a diad 5.
  5. Future

    Future Victory Ride

    Just strap it onto your garter belt.
  6. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    Un hook it, twist it, put it back on

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  7. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I ripped mine off.
  8. Shifting Contents

    Shifting Contents Most Help Needed

    That must have hurt.

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  9. UPSGUY72

    UPSGUY72 Well-Known Member

    Just ask the morning OMS clerk for a new one. The straps are elastic, that being they wear out. In order to change it you have to open the battery compartment and there is a pin you have to remove. Then you take old one out put new one in...
  10. cooperjake

    cooperjake Member

    I removed mine by pulling the tiny pin at the bottom leaving just the part that clips onto my belt thingy

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  11. Same here and no more problems.
  12. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    Thread should have ended with Jackburton's reply.
  13. Brownslave688

    Brownslave688 You want a toe? I can get you a toe.

    I cut them off if they get too lose. I don't even know why it's there. I have never used one for anything.
  14. Covemastah

    Covemastah Suspension Ovah !!! Tom is free FU Goodell !!

    I must say I'm a little turned on by talk of metal,straps and unhooking !!!! Velcro never does it for me !!
  15. sportsjock

    sportsjock Member

    Mine did the same I ripped it off and my Diad dies everyday at 40%

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  16. Atlantic Canadian Walker

    Atlantic Canadian Walker Atlantic Canadian Walker

    One needs the right tool for the job. Once used the velcro n went through 2 in one year. Now I have a stick hook thingy 1" wide x 3"long where the bottom of diad 5 clips to the bottom of the stick. It swings a little differently but wont come apart n can withstand a little abuse in extreme hot n cold weather without breaking as most plastics could in such conditions.
  17. TooTechie

    TooTechie Geek in Brown

    The strap will keep unhooking, and even if you crimp the metal to keep it attached the strap gets stretched out and there isn't enough velcro length to adjust it tighter. It also used to get stuck in the diad pouch.

    Bottom line, if it's your diad and you're not just a cover guy then cut your strap right off. It just gets in the way and slows you down. We didn't have straps on the old diads and we were fine.

    As for the stylus-on-a-leash I like it. No more lost stylus for me and I don't have to touch everyone's hands handing it back and forth. I hand them the board with the stylus swingin' on the leash.