Sep
18

Giant Loop Rider: Tolga Basol Rolls Around The World – “Ride Must Go On”

Giant Loop rider Tolga Basol, a filmmaker from Turkey, recently posted more pictures of his “Ride Must Go On” round-the-world tour, which will be the subject of a documentary film. Inspiring photos of amazing people and landscapes! You can also follow his journey on Facebook. For his epic adventure, Tolga’s riding with Giant Loop’s Siskiyou … Continue reading »

Sep
05

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Mounting The Buckin’ Roll On KTM’s 990 Adventure

While at Rally in the Gorge, last weekend, I got a chance to ride with some skilled big bike riders. One of them is Richard, who rides with the HeavyWeights Adventure Riding Team. He has a KTM 990 Adventure, that he tosses around like it was a pit bike. Meaning, he rides the wheels off … Continue reading »

Sep
03

Giant Loop Event: Rally In The Gorge Gnarly Dual Sport Ride

Had a blast leading the Giant Loop Gnarly Dual Sport ride, at Rally in the Gorge, last weekend. It included a section of old wagon trail called the Suicide Grade. It wasn’t that suicidal but I had to wonder, when the rain caught up to us and changed things! The route was, well, gnarly. Pretty challenging … Continue reading »

Aug
19

Tech Tip: Siskiyou Panniers on KTM 1190 Adventure R – Rackless Mount

I just chased Brad Tawzer, the owner of this bike, through sand whoops, rocky washes and tight twisty rocky jeep trails, and I’m absolutely blown away by how stable and solid the Siskiyou Panniers ride on the KTM 1190 Adventure R. NO RACK REQUIRED! Let’s take a look at his tight and tidy install: By … 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 »

Aug
12

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Packing Your KTM For 10 Days Of Travel With Coyote Saddlebag And Fandango Tank Bag

Advrider Hodakaguy has posted a comprehensive thread about  packing his KTM 530 EXC for long desert camping trips. Covering 1600 miles on dirt takes some preparation and he does a thorough job of covering the important details and not getting bogged down with too much gear. His complete report is at this link on advrider.com … Continue reading »

Aug
05

Tech Tip: KTM 1190 Adventure with Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Tank Bag PRO

GL rider Brad Tawzer sold his KTM 990 ADV – AND his Husaberg 550 FE – to buy this slightly used KTM 1190 ADV. And when we rode he was all smiles all the time on this machine. He’s running the Fandango Tank Bag PRO and Siskiyou Panniers, using the 1190′s factory luggage supports and … Continue reading »

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.    

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