Sep
15

Giant Loop Rider: GL Designer Explores Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route

Giant Loop’s design director, Brian Frankle, recently joined up with a couple of local friends from Bend for an Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route adventure on his Suzuki DRZ400. Here are some of his pics and comments: “Took a short 4 day trip on the moto on the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route. Rendezvoused with a few … Continue reading »

Sep
12

Giant Loop Racer: Lawrence Hacking Runs Mojavi Saddlebag In Rally Mongolia

Giant Loop racer Lawrence Hacking competed in the 2014 Rally Mongolia on his Honda CRF450R. He equipped his bike with a Mojavi Saddlebag for the event and found it was a real benefit, carrying heavy items during the race. His comment about the experience: “The MoJavi Saddlebag was perfect. Took the heavy load off my back … Continue reading »

Aug
20

Tech Tip: 1-Gallon Reda Gas Can in Coyote Saddlebag

Take the insult out of “you’ve got gas!” Carry up to 2 GALLONS of extra fuel on your bike by inserting a 1-gallon Reda Innovations Gas Can into each of the lower “legs” of Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag (works great in the Great Basin Saddlebag, too)! After filling the Reda can, wipe any spillage off … Continue reading »

Aug
15

Giant Loop Riders: Alex & Heather from Konflict Motorsports

One of the things we love our work at Giant Loop is the many friendships we’ve developed with colleagues, people like suspension master Alex Martens from Konflict Motorsports (and The Heavyweights racing team) and his lovely wife Heather. The Martens rolled through town while enjoying a summer adventure and stopped by the shop today, Heather … Continue reading »

Jul
10

Giant Loop Rider: Apple Jam And I Make GPX Tracks In Hood River County For Rally In The Gorge

Getting the Giant Loop Dual Sport route sorted for Rally in the Gorge took the help of Apple Jam, from ADVrider. An avid KTM 990 Adventure rider, he has rolled every piece of two track in the area and knows how to link up some excitement for our ride. Arriving in Parkdale at 3pm, I … Continue reading »

Jun
19

Giant Loop Review: Thumperbay.com Wheelies Into Camp With Mojavi Saddlebag

The riders over at Thumperbay.com went camping on a Honda CRF250L, with the Mojavi Saddlebag and wrote a great review on their blog.   A Quote from the review ” …I spent some time in the garage getting the saddlebags fitted to the bike. They come with lots of extra webbing, to accomodate a wide … Continue reading »

Jun
11

Giant Loop Rider: Harold Arrives In Norway, Climbs on Honda Africa Twin, Goes Camping

Giant Loop owner, Harold, has returned to his ancestral home of Norway, for some motorbiking and family vacation. The first pictures are coming in, so I share them here. His motorbike guide is Elving Stolli, who has loaned Harold a Honda Africa Twin. Harold took a Fandango Tank bag Pro and Great Basin Saddlebag for … Continue reading »

May
19

Giant Loop Racer: Pharoah’s Rally Begins With Boano Racing Supported Napoli Giulio On Beta 450 Atacama

Motorcycle racing is a strong part of Boano family heritage. The founder, Roberto Boano was an accomplished Italian and World Motocross racer. His company was formed in 1976 to sale and service off road motorcycles. The shop grew until 1981 when Roberto became an official Honda dealer, carrying the brand until 2010. Roberto raced the Dakar … Continue reading »

Apr
21

Giant Loop Rider: Tammy Rides Her First Event, 2014 Alley Sweeper, On Her Vintage Triumph, With Diablo Tank Bag And Mojavi Saddlebag

The trip to Portland for last weekend’s  Alley Sweeper, was worth a load of adventures. Especially for Tammy, since this was her first (dis)organized ride. Arriving at the start of the ride was pretty telling, the whole street was filling with rough tire motos, of one sort or another. There were costumed riders, riders on … Continue reading »

Nov
19

Giant Loop Racers: 24hrs of Starvation Ridge, Part 2: “The Dirty Girls”

The second team of racers that Giant Loop followed in the 24 Hours of Starvation Ridge, were the Dirty Girls Moto Adventures, with Giant Loop Rider Tracy Jeffries on her KTM 350 EXC. They were fund raising for Riders for Health, a charity that supports medical care delivered by motorcycle and motorcycle ambulance, in African countries. … Continue reading »

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