Jul
16

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Saddlebag Strapping Location For Newer KTM’s

As I rig up and ride different Giant Loop packing systems on our 2012 KTM 500 EXC, I am always looking for a different solutions to strapping the right side. There is a factory heat shield covering the subframe, at the point I like to thread the strap mount. There are several types of bolt-on hardware … Continue reading »

Jul
15

Giant Loop Rider: Tolga Gets Fresh Tread And Rolls Through Altai, Russia

Tolga posted more pics from the latest section of Ride Must Go On. Continental TKC 80′s are easily subdued by Giant Loop Pronghorn straps!  

Jul
14

Giant Loop Riders: Heavyweights Ride The WABDR, Washington’s Back-country Discovery Route

The guys riding big bikes on the WABDR had a time of it, last weekend. Here are pics from their ride, thanks to our friends and advrider.com inmates SOP-Dirtrider, Cyclops, Konflict and Motostay’s Tad Haas for sharing their fun.    

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 »

Jul
08

Giant Loop Rider: Tolga Talks Tools, While In Omsk Russia

Tolga Basol continues to adventure across Russia on his KTM 1190 Adventure R. He had a stop over in Omsk, where the guys at KTM Omsk worked to replace Tolga’s front hub and he got to hang out with the Siberian Bears motorcycle club.   I don’t know the particulars, but the job got done, thanks to … Continue reading »

Jul
03

Giant Loop Rider: Tolga Found A Minor Traffic Problem Crossing Russia, Ride Must Go On!

Follow Tolga on his FB page Ride Must Go On Tolga writes, “Yesterday I rode from Ufa to Chelyabinsk in heavy rain with lots of trucks on the narrow roads. My Klim gear was perfect, they did not let any drop of water, same goes for the boots (Sidi Adventure) my feet was also dry. … Continue reading »

Jun
26

Giant Loop Rider: Tolga’s “Ride Must Go On”, All ‘Round the World

Ride Must Go On Hello , my name is Tolga Basol and I’m from Istanbul, Turkey. I’ve been working for the media industry in Istanbul about 14 years. I bought my first motorcycle about 12 years ago. Since then I’ve tried to travel with my bike to different parts of the world on my short … Continue reading »

Jun
05

Giant Loop Review: 6 Days and 1100 Miles Later, A Video Review Of Coyote Saddlebag On KTM 350 EXC

The Coyote Saddlebag and KTM 350EXC are a match made for the trail. This a nice youtube.com review from an offroad dual sport rider. Thanks for riding Giant Loop!

Jun
04

Giant Loop Riders: Turkish Filmmaker Tolga Riding KTM 1190 AdventureR Two-Up With Siskiyou Panniers

Turkish filmmaker Tolga Basol has started his ’round the world journey and documentary project Ride Must Go On! He is on a bike supplied by KTM, an 1190 AdventureR with Fandango Tank Bag Pro, Siskiyou Panniers, Tillamook Dry Bag, Rogue Dry Bags and Pannier Pockets. Check out how he has the Pannier Pockets low mounted … Continue reading »

May
30

Giant Loop Rider: Simpson Desert Video From David Darcy Of Australia

David Darcy and his KTM 690 Enduro are getting some tracks in the sand, packing a Great Basin Saddlebag and Rogue Dry Bag.

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