Jul
22

Tech Tip: Giant Loop Crash Bar Bags

1 package of 20″ Pronghorn Straps + 1 Possibles Pouch = Giant Loop Crash Bar Bag! Note: The straps thread through the webbing loops on both the front and back sides of the Possibles Pouches.

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 »

May
13

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Using A Fender Strap Instead of Fender Hooks For Mounting Mojavi Saddlebag or Coyote Saddlebag

Problem: The latest edition of KTM 350 and 500 EXC dual sports come equipped with a thicker and much stronger rear fender. This is to keep the taillight assembly from flexing into the rear tire during rough riding. This new design is an added benefit for those of us that like to carry loads strapped … Continue reading »

May
01

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Soundrider.com Shares Packing List For Motorcycle Travel

Our friend Tom Mehren of Soundrider.com, just shared a comprehensive packing list for motorcycle travel. It has several categories and covers everything from the gear a rider wears, to the supplies needed for bike or gear maintenance and repair, to overnight kit and camp kitchen articles. Check it out and see if your Great Basin … Continue reading »

Mar
21

Giant Loop Tech Tip: GL Rider’s Quick Mount Point, Inner Tube Sleeve Prevent Strap Wear

Giant Loop rider Dave travels Cambodia, doing volunteer service work on his KTM 450 EXC, and he’s used a Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebag for packing his gear through the muddiest tropical rainforest roads and trails. He recently shot us a message, sharing his clever, low-cost, heavy duty mounting point for his Coyote Saddlebag. His attachment … Continue reading »

Jan
07

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Siskiyou Panniers On KTM 690 Enduro, With Racks

As Giant Loop Rider Noah Horak makes his way around the world, more riders are seeing the Siskiyou Panniers in use on KTM’s 690 Enduro. Noah is in Japan presently, hanging with gold plated Monkey bikers. We have received several questions about using our panniers on the 690 and just got a great email from a … Continue reading »

Dec
30

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Installing Fandango Tank Bag, Diablo Tank Bag on BMW GS Motorcycles

Thank you Giant Loop rider for sharing the pic and feedback on installation of the Fandango Tank Bag (and Diablo Tank Bag). On many bikes, including BMW GS models, removing the seat, running straps around seat rails of frame, reinstalling seat and tensioning straps makes a very tiding mount. Don’t forget to install Vinyl Protective … Continue reading »

Dec
20

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Rick Wallace Teaches Crash Scene Safety Instruction

What are you going to do when your riding buddy doesn’t get up from one of those little trail side tumbles, we all have had. Not my favorite thought, but one that needs serious consideration, every time I join a rider group and ride the miles. One of our Missions at Giant Loop is to … Continue reading »

Sep
04

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Cycle World Magazine’s First Aid Kit Packing List & Preparations

With the Giant Loop’s “Mojavis for Medics” program in full swing, our interest in first aid essentials has broadened — as has our awareness of how poorly prepared and trained many of us are to repsond appropriately to fellow riders (or ourselves) in need of first aid. In the August issue of Cycle World magazine, … Continue reading »

Aug
15

Giant Loop Tech Tip: Alternatives for Fender Hooks – Installing MoJavi Saddlebag, Coyote Saddlebag on KTM EXC, Husky TE

Giant Loop’s Dustin Cary roostin’ the KTM 500 EXC on trails about 10 minutes ride from the shop. Yes! We have a 2013 KTM 500 EXC here at Giant Loop – love this great bike! But there are some fitment challenges with the KTM EXCs and other late model dirt bikes with double-thickness rear fenders … Continue reading »

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