May
26

3,000 Kilometers in Southern Europe on KTM 690 Enduro with Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Coyote Saddlebag, Rogue Dry Bag

Email from UK adventure travel journalist Duncan McCallum about his May 2015 ride:

“The trip was a 3,000km mix of off-road and road trails, May 2015, in Provence, France, Corsica, Sardinia and the Italian Alps. Five out of the six bikes had GL products – mostly tank bags but Brian on the Yamaha XT660 also bought the Coyote Saddlebag and dumped his old system. They all saw my stuff from the last trip and went to Adventure Spec [Giant Loop's distributor in the United Kingdom] to buy it.”

KTM 690 Enduro with Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag

Northern Sardinia

KTM 690 Enduro with Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag

Gap to the Verdon – Provence, France

KTM 690 Enduro with Giant Loop dual sport soft luggage

North Corsica

Yamaha XTZ660 Tenere with Giant Loop motorcycle soft luggage

Yamaha XTZ660 Tenere with Giant Loop motorcycle soft luggage in Sardinia

KTM 690 Enduro with Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag

The Hare & The Tortoise – Sardinia

KTM 690 Enduro with Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag

Sardinia

KTM 690 Enduro with Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag

Corsica

May
22

GL Rider Danell Lynn featured in Triumph Motorcycles’ Spirit Magazine

“The more people said ‘you can’t’, the more I wanted to say ‘yes I can’.” — Danell Lynn, Black Tie 2 Black Top, Triumph Spirt Magazine

“Danell Lynn is aiming to gatecrash the Guinness World Records book for the longest journey in a single country on a motorcycle. The 30-something is part way through visiting every one of America’s 50 states, Canada and Alaska, on her 2006 Bonneville called Amelia.”

Danell Lynn in Triumph Motorcycles Spirit Magazine

Danell Lynn in Triumph Motorcycles Spirit Magazine

Check out the story at Triumph Spirit!

May
20

2015 Giant Loop Catalog and Product Line Comparison Chart – Adventure Proof Packing Systems and Gear for Motorcycles

2015 Giant Loop Catalog Adventure Proof Packing Systems and Gear for Motorcycles, Snow Bikes, Snowmobiles

CLICK PHOTO TO DOWNLOAD PDF 2015 GIANT LOOP CATALOG

Since we launched in 2008, our product line at Giant Loop has expanded considerably in recent years – and all of our original saddlebags and tank bags have seen significant updates and upgrades – with the goal of building integrated, modular, customizable packing solutions for motorcycles, snow bikes (Timbersled) and snowmobiles. To help riders understand Giant Loop’s solutions and select the very best pieces of gear to suit bike type and riding needs, we’ve updated or Product Comparison Chart and Giant Loop Catalog. CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF 2015 GIANT LOOP CATALOG. CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF 2015 GIANT LOOP PRODUCT COMPARISON CHART.

2015 Giant Loop Motorcycle soft luggage comparison

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF 2015 GIANT LOOP PRODUCT COMPARISON CHART

May
07

Video: How to Install Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Kit, Part One

Recap of first steps installing Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure Kit: Skid Plate, Side Stand, Shock

Only basic tools and mechanical knowledge is required for the installation.

Reserve your Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure kit today, and take your place in motorcycle history!

May
06

Reserve Your Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure Kit

We are installing the first Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure kit right now! If you would like to reserve your Adventure kit, please understand that we are still determining final pricing and delivery. While we expect to see the first production kits here in the USA before June 2015, we cannot guarantee a delivery timeline. If you are comfortable with this “to-be-determined” status and would like to ensure that you receive the parts as soon as they arrive, please click the button to pay your $500 deposit now, and take your place in motorcycle history!




Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure, distributed in North America by Giant Loop

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure, distributed in North America by Giant Loop

Complete Rally Raid Products CB500X Adventure Kit
Raises the bike 2” front and rear, and in turn offers just a touch under 7” travel at both ends (same as a BMW F700GS, for example).

SUSPENSION
• Rear shock: Long-travel (+50mm/2” over stock) Adventure shock – high-quality aluminium body with adjustable preload and remote reservoir that offers additional capacity, and separates the damping controls – featuring 100% high and low speed Compression damping adjusters on the remote, and a dedicated 100% rebound adjuster on the shock body. Includes RRP mounting bracket for the remote reservoir. Choice of three spring rates: softer/standard/harder.

• Adventure rear suspension linkage: Billet aluminium linkage bone and heavy-duty steel side plates to retain correct suspension geometry. The revised rear suspension linkage is not only stronger than OEM, but fundamentally retains the correct geometry for the longer travel suspension.

• Front forks: Replacement internal components – longer Tractive springs (that eliminate the 6” OEM plastic spacer), Adventure +30mm travel RRP damper-rods with built-in shim stack valving, and adjustable preload fork caps. Choice of three spring rates: softer/standard/harder.

TRIPLE CLAMP
• Adventure triple-clamp: 20mm stepped billet-aluminium top clamp incorporating Scotts steering damper mounting as standard, with adjustable bar/riser block (standard 7/8ths included, or optional 1,1/8ths ‘high-rise’ for Fat-bars). The billet top-triple clamp is not only required for 19” front wheel clearance, but also offers adjustable bar positioning, and the option of a wider choice of [Fat-bar] handlebars, together with the option of fitting a Scotts steering damper at minimal additional cost.

SIDE STAND
• Replacement longer (+55mm) side-stand. A longer side-stand is also included to reflect the +2” increase in ground clearance.

WHEEL SET
• Rear wheel: 17” x 4.25 black anodised aluminium rim, heavy-duty stainless steel spokes and aluminium RRP hub that accepts the OEM drive and brake components (including ABS where fitted).

• Front wheel: 19” x 2.50 black anodised aluminium rim, heavy-duty stainless steel spokes and aluminium RRP hub & dedicated disc spider that accepts the OEM brake components (including ABS where fitted).

FRONT FENDER
• Dedicated 19” low front fender and mountings to fit original fork legs.

In addition to the core Adventure kit, at launch we will have a number of key accessories to further improve the off-road capability of the bike, and make it even more suitable in a dual sport adventure role.

Accessories (available from launch)

• RRP Adventure Engine Guard and integral skid-plate. This unique tubular design cradles the otherwise unprotected underside of the engine, offering a completely flat skid plate helping to glide over obstacles, and that is strong enough to completely support the weight of the bike for maintenance and wheel removal etc. The black powder-coated assembly also incorporates lower engine bars to protect the leading edges of the cases on each side, while there are a dedicated shields for both the exhaust catalyst and oil filter/front of engine. We consider this an essential accessory for confident travel in more serious off-road terrain.

• RRP Soft-luggage side racks. This compact and lightweight tubular support system offers substantial location for a wide variety of soft bags, and has been optimised to work with the Giant Loop Siskiyou panniers. Despite their narrow profile, the CB500X specific racks have been specifically designed to maximise otherwise unused space, and allow the fitting of additional ‘Tool-Tube’ stowage on the inside face of each rack. Available in black powder-coat finish.

• RRP tail-pack rack. An additional tail rack ideal for lightweight and bulky items such as camping equipment. The rear rack has also been optimised to locate the Giant Loop Klamath waterproof tail-pack, which is ideal for tools, spares and a puncture repair kit. Available in black powder-coated finish to complement the side-luggage racks.

• RRP pillion rack. This unique design allows solo riders to utilise the space over the rear of the seat more efficiently – either for securing additional soft luggage, or even mounting a hard top-box for more secure stowage. Quick-release connection allows for easy access under the one-piece seat, or removal should impromptu pillion provision be required.

• RRP ‘solo’ mounting brackets. For those who wish to use the tail-pack rack or pillion rack without the side racks, these dedicated mounting brackets replace the OEM grab handles and allow you to mount the tail-rack or pillion rack directly to the bike.

• RRP heavy-duty foot-rests. These large platform style foot-rests are a direct replacement for the skinny OEM foot pegs. Providing far more substantial support when standing off-road, or simply for general road-riding, the welded stainless steel construction offers much greater strength, grip and support. Available in both a hard-wearing black phosphorous coating or raw stainless finish, we consider these ‘a must’ for anyone considering venturing off-road with the CB500X.

Apr
24

Dirt Bike Magazine’s New Products: Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 Benefits Kurt Caselli Foundation

Thanks Dirt Bike magazine for spotlighting the Tracker Packer in the May issue’s New Products!

Dirt Bike Magazine's New Products, May 2015: Giant Loop Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3

Dirt Bike Magazine’s New Products, May 2015: Giant Loop Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3

Kurt Caselli Foundation logoSupport the Kurt Caselli Foundation‘s mission to make off-road motorcycle riding and racing safer for riders.

Apr
22

Tech Tip: How to Install MoJavi Saddlebag and Coyote Saddlebag on KTM 690 Enduro

The KTM 690 Enduro’s unconventional rear fender fuel fill access presents on a small challenge for riders using Giant Loop’s MoJavi Saddlebag or Coyote Saddlebag. Here’s Eric from RideADV.com’s new motorcycle. Can you guess how long it takes to to get to the fuel fill? Watch the end for GL sales manager Dustin’s mountain bike wheelie departure, too – we love everything on two wheels here! NOTE: We HIGHLY recommend installing the Hot Springs Heat Shield with the MoJavi Saddlebag! #golightgofastgofar

Apr
21

Giant Loop’s Kurt Caselli Foundation Tracker Packer “Cool Product of the Month” – Dirt Rider Magazine

Kurt Caselli Foundation logo
Thank you Dirt Rider Magazine for the choosing Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 for the June 2015 issue’s “Tear Offs: Cool Product of the Month”! Support the Kurt Caselli Foundation‘s mission to make off-road racing and riding safer for motorcyclists!

Dirt Rider Magazine Giant Loop Tracker Packer SPOT Gen3 Kurt Caselli Foundation

Dirt Rider Magazine, June 2015, “Tear Offs: Cool Product of the Month” Giant Loop Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3

“Thinking about picking up a Spot Gen3 GPS-enabled location tracker and emergency beacon for your off-road adventures? Well, be sure to check out the Giant Loop Tracker Packer to carry it in, the first officially endorsed safety product from the Kurt Caselli Foundation.

This super-rugged and secure Tracker Packer firmly attaches the Spot Gen3 device to the rider’s arm, backpack shoulder strap, handlebar, fork tube, or many other locations. . . . . ”

- Dirt Rider Magazine, June 2015, “Tear Offs: Cool Product of the Month”

 

Apr
20

Giant Loop Review: ADV Pulse – “New Columbia Dry Bag Raising the Bar In Motorcycle Tail Bags”

Thank you ADV Pulse for the thorough and well-researched review of Giant Loop’s new Columbia Dry Bag! :D

ADV Pulse reviews Giant Loop's new Columbia Dry Bag

“New Columbia Dry Bag Raising the Bar In Motorcycle Tail Bags
Giant Loop’s newest 70-liter dry duffel bag gets bigger, better and smarter.

The Columbia Dry Bag is Giant Loop’s latest offering in their side-loading dry duffel bag line-up. With a 70-liter capacity, the bag features new design innovations targeted at the adventure rider seeking a durable, truly waterproof, high capacity motorcycle tail bag.”

READ THE FULL ADV PULSE REVIEW HERE!

Apr
17

Giant Loop Review: Kiger Tank Bag in Cycle World’s “CW Approved – New Ideas”

Thanks Blake Conner and Cycle World Magazine for including Giant Loop’s new Kiger Tank Bag in the May 2015 issue’s “CW Approved – New Ideas” feature!

“Melting Pot – Five ways to improve your ride

Tough Tote
The tank bag has been around for decades, but Giant Loop’s Kiger ($290) is a rugged 9-liter bag designed for ADV riders who want to carry all of their gizmos. The zipperless clamshell design easily opens with gloved hands to reveal a waterproof Dry Pod bag, while the clear vinyl map pocket allows touch-screen capability for tablets and smartphones.”

Kiger Tank Bag in Cycle World Magazine's May 2015 issue!

Kiger Tank Bag in Cycle World Magazine’s May 2015 issue!

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