What is everyone using to strap things to the luggage rack; bungee cords, rubber straps, other? I am not sure how well bungee cords will hold up. I also want something that won't scratch the chrome rack.
If you can't find bungee's with rubber coated hooks, buy some Plasti-Dip.
It's a rubberized coating for tool handles, etc. It comes in a can about
1/2 the size of a tennis ball can and you just dip the object in the can to
coat it and let it dry. It will provide you some protection from scratches
from the metal hooks.
I have used and still use a little bit of all of them depending on the situation. My favorite are Rok straps. Not as cheap as bungies but well worth it. They come in various lengths. As said above the cargo net is handy for some jobs.
I probably have enough money in tie down equipment to buy a new KLIM Badlands Jacket. LOL
Not to mention the $ spent on luggage and bags. I actually did wear out a set of throw over Ortlieb saddle bags and a touring bag from Kuryakyn.
I learned a good waterproof bag and good tie downs work the best.