Feb
20

Giant Loop Rider: Kawasaki KLR650 in New Zealand with Coyote Saddlebag

Pics and comments from customer Scott in New Zealand:

Just did a 6 day South Island New Zealand 2000+kl ride mainly off road with a coyote saddlebag on my tricked out gen 1 2007 Klr 650. The design is right on. When you lean your hips back and sideways on corners it’s real easy to just sit on the bag! And that thing didn’t budge the whole trip. Great design.

I’ve been spouting off on Klr owners with a pic of my bike and have gotten a lot of questions to what my bag is. So if you get any Klr orders of late, that’s probably from my post. Seems to be a lot of interest.

I hope to move back to Bend sometime but I gotta tell you, South Island New Zealand rivals Alaska. It’s amazing. Hard to leave that!
Cheers fellas.
Scott

Kawasaki KLR650 with Coyote Saddlebag in New Zealand image3 image4 image5

Feb
17

Giant Loop News: Kurt Caselli Foundation’s Tracker Packer Announcement

Kurt Caselli Foundation logoFebuary 17,2015
Murrieta, CA

The Kurt Caselli Foundation is proud to announce the release of its first officially endorsed safety product, the Giant Loop Tracker Packer, a ruggedized holster for the SPOT Gen3 GPS-enabled location tracker and emergency beacon.

Developed in conjunction with The Kurt Caselli Foundation, the super rugged and secure Tracker Packer firmly attaches the SPOT Gen3 device to the rider’s arm, backpack shoulder strap, handlebars, fork tube, and many other locations. Redundant closures, multiple connections, and tether points, help prevent the SPOT from becoming separated from rider or bike, even in the roughest, most extreme riding conditions. The Tracker Packer enables riders to follow best practices by wearing the SPOT within reach, in a horizontal position for optimal satellite signal. By keeping the device in a visible, easy-to-access location, anyone on the scene can quickly deploy the SPOT’s SOS signal in the event of an emergency, sending the GPS location to an international emergency response coordination center.

“It has been a pleasure to work with Giant Loop and take the Tracker Packer from just an idea to a finished product” says KCF Rider Safety Adviser, Quinn Cody “This is our first mission related safety product and thanks to a great group of motivated people, we have been able to bring it to market in less than a year.”

Made in USA with military-specification components and materials, the Tracker Packer is backed by a limited lifetime warranty. USA MSRP is $40. The Tracker Packer is available bundled with the SPOT Gen3 for $150 exclusively at Giant Loop A portion of all Tracker Packer sales will be donated to the Kurt Caselli Foundation.

Feb
16

Tracker Packer Wins 2015 Nifty 50 from Powersports Business

2015-nifty-50

Giant Loop’s new Tracker Packer holster for the SPOT Gen3 just won a 2015 “Nifty 50″ Best New Products award from Powersports Business! Developing the Tracker Packer was a true passion project for Giant Loop, Quinn Cody and the Kurt Caselli Foundation, and we are honored to have the Tracker Packer selected by the editors at PSB and its sister consumer magazines, who review huge numbers of products from throughout powersports to select the very best.

Tracker Packer SPOT Gen3 holster wins Nifty 50 Powersports Business

Feb
02

Giant Loop News: “Viking Biking” in ADV Moto – Riding a Honda Africa Twin in Norway with Elving Solli

Pick up the March/April issue of Adventure Motorcycle Magazine (AdvMoto) and check out my article, “Viking Biking,” about riding a Honda Africa Twin in Norway with Elving Solli!

"Viking Biking" by Harold Olaf Cecil in ADV Moto

Jan
30

Giant Loop Snow: End of Season Sale – 20% Off

It’s been a great first season for Giant Loop Snow, with our products getting positive reviews from the media, snowmobile and snow bike customers and snowmobile professionals. Now we’re transitioning into our Moto season, and it’s time to closeout our few remaining items from the Snow line. While supplies last, Giant Loop Snow products are 20% off. Buy now and save – and enjoy the remaining weeks of the winter and spring riding! (USA customers only!)

GIANT LOOP SNOW – KOOTENAY POCKET
20% OFF $60 = $48




Giant Loop Snow Kootenay Pocket
ULTIMATE TOOLS, GOGGLES, GLOVES, ESSENTIALS BAG! Throw it in your pack, strap it to your sled or use the included stainless steel hardware kit to hard-mount the Kootenay Pocket to snowmobile tunnel or body panels – fits virtually any machine and riding style.
* Elastic tool dividers, mesh pocket and key clip inside
* Includes stainless steel hardware for hard-mount option
* Limited Lifetime Warranty
* Dimensions: 8.75” x 6” x 4.5” (22.2cm x 15.2cm x 11.4cm)
* Volume: 3.5 liters
* Made in USA
MORE PHOTOS AND DETAILS FOR GIANT LOOP SNOW KOOTENAY POCKET

GIANT LOOP SNOW – TORNGAT TUNNEL BAG
20% OFF $175 = $140




Giant Loop Snow Torngat Tunnel Bag
“. . . the Giant Loop system is the slickest, cleanest and simplest plug and play system I’ve found for carrying gear on my snowmobile.” — Joshua Cole, guide and owner at North Cascades Mountain Guides, Off-Piste magazine

* 100% Waterproof
* Designed for demanding on- and off-piste snow travelers and touring sleds
* Slim, trim profile
* Sized to carry gear and essentials for overnight or longer adventures
* Exterior mesh zipper pocket
* Includes 4 GL Mounts and stainless steel hardware for easy installation on any snowmobile make/model
* Limited Lifetime Warranty
* Made in USA
* Dimensions (with closure rolled three time to seal): 9″ tall, 12.5″ wide, 21″ long (23cm tall x 32cm wide x 53cm long)
* Volume: 37 liters (2,300 cu in)
MORE PHOTOS AND DETAILS FOR GIANT LOOP SNOW TORNGAT TUNNEL BAG

GIANT LOOP SNOW – REVELSTOKE TUNNEL BAG
20% OFF $175 = $140




Giant Loop Snow Revelstoke Tunnel Bag
“Bend, Oregon-based adventure-proof packing systems innovator Giant Loop Snow’s new Revelstoke Tunnel Bag delivers 100 percent waterproof performance in a lightweight, ultra rugged and stable design, made specifically for the demands of hardcore mountain sledders.” — SnoWest’s 2014 Western Guide to Snowmobiling

* 100% Waterproof
* Designed for the demands of mountain sledding
* Mounts on virtually any make/model snowmobile with 4 GL Mounts and stainless steel hardware included
* Slim, trim profile
* Sized to carry emergency supplies and minimal essentials
* Limited Lifetime Warranty
* Made in USA
* Dimensions (with closure rolled three time to seal): 20″ long x 8.5″ wide x 8.5″ tall (51cm long x 22cm wide x 22cm tall)
* Volume: 24 liters (1,445 cu in)
MORE PHOTOS AND DETAILS FOR GIANT LOOP SNOW REVELSTOKE TUNNEL BAG




Jan
23

Giant Loop Event: 4th Annual Summer Lake Hot Springs Overnighter – June 6-7, 2015

Giant Loop video from Tad Haas on Vimeo.

4th Annual Giant Loop Ride: Summer Lake Hot Springs Oregon Backcountry Overnighter, JUNE 6-7

Join Giant Loop for off-road adventure in Oregon’s beautiful high desert. This is a great way to get a taste of the amazing riding here in Central Oregon – and to meet some new riding friends.

This year, we are limiting registration to the first 100 who register by paying a $75 refundable deposit now. The deposit will be refunded if you cancel before May 17. The second $75 will be due by May 17, and we will give any spots away to riders on our waiting list if any of the first 100 do not complete their registrations by the deadline. Or, commit now with the full $150 reservation, and you’re in with nothing more to worry about.

WE HAVE 100 RIDERS PRE-REGISTERED! PLEASE JOIN THE WAITING LIST. WE WILL GIVE CANCELATION SPOTS TO RIDERS ON THE WAITING LIST IN THE ORDER BY DATE – THE SOONER YOU SIGN UP THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF GETTING A SPOT.

WAITING LIST Sign Up

All street-legal bike types welcome – dual sport, adventure touring – and you can choose a from at least four different routes and groups to suit most any bike and rider skill level. Or, form your own group and ride your own route. This is not a guided trip, your fees cover camping, hot springs access and the meals and snacks Giant Loop provides (Saturday breakfast and dinner and Sunday breakfast). For riders who come to Bend on Friday, we will have a volunteer OHV Trash Pick-Up event. Watch your email for more details and updates!

Pre-ride meeting at the 2014 Giant Loop ride

Pre-ride meeting at the 2014 Giant Loop ride

Great camping – and rental cabins (book directly with Summer Lake Hot Springs) await at the end of the trail.

camping at summer lake hot springs

Enjoy the genuine Oregon Backcountry motorcycle experience with your friends.

summer lake view from fremont point

We’ll send more specifics and details in the next few weeks, but here are the basics:

FRIDAY
Giant Loop OHV trash pick day! Come a day early and help us clean up local riding areas.

SATURDAY
Morning – Meet at Giant Loop shop in Bend for light breakfast. Choose routes and groups. Ride to Christmas Valley for gas/lunch.
Afternoon – Ride to Summer Lake Hot Springs, set up camp.
Evening – Enjoy dinner and beer, soak in the hot springs pools, share some laughs around the campfire.

SUNDAY
Morning – Eat a hearty breakfast, break camp and ride your own chosen route with any group you wish.
Afternoon – Take the scenic route, meander and explore – or head off on a new adventure.

MONDAY
Tell all your friends how much fun you had, share pics and stories!

Details about the 4th Annual Giant Loop Ride:
* All riders are expected to be self-sufficient and equipped with all tools and supplies needed to be safe and comfortable.
* For your registration fee, Giant Loop is providing food, beverage and commemorative drink ware – all provided and delivered on private lands.
* This is not a paid guided trip. Riders are free to choose any route they wish to ride, and riders are responsible for all required permits, licenses, etc.
* Route suggestions and GPS tracks are provided free of charge for your convenience.
* We recommend using a SPOT tracker or similar device for self-rescue. Cell phone coverage is unreliable in rural Oregon. There are no support vehicles, and many available routes are far from medical and mechanical help.
* Unpaid volunteers will be available to facilitate forming groups of riders with similar skills, bike types and interests, but riders are responsible for themselves, are free to choose any route they wish to ride and are free to ride with any other riders – or by themselves as individuals.

We are getting more and more signups for the Giant Loop Summer Lake Ride. Today I talked to a party of four that will be joining us from Washington.

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This is a reminder to riders that riding public land in Oregon requires an OHV permit, costing $10.50, and for Oregon residents, an OHV Safety Education card.

ohv safety

If you have a OHV permit from a bordering state, you are good to go. If you do not have a permit, you can buy one from a local dealer, even if the bike is licensed out of state and you are not an Oregon resident. Here are links to the OHV Safety Training and the OHV permit vendors.

Questions? Contact Harold at 971-832-3164 or  email.

See you on the trail,
Team Giant Loop

Designed in Bend, Oregon USA | Ridden Worldwide

 

Jan
22

Giant Loop on CCM GP-450 at Sweden’s MC Mässan Motorcycle Show

First look at the CCM GP-450 with Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag and Diablo Pro Tank Bag at the MC Mässan in Stockholm, Sweden! Thank you to Explore 360!

CCM GP-450 with Giant Loop motorcycle gear at Stockholm motorcycle show KUO-150121-42-36 KUO-150121-42-39 KUO-150121-42-44 KUO-150121-42-48

Jan
19

NEW 2015: Giant Loop Tracker Packer for Spot Gen3 Debuts at San Felipe 250

Giant Loop Tracker Packer SPOT Gen3 Holster

The first production units of Giant Loop’s new Tracker Packer just shipped to customers who pre-ordered – and to Quinn Cody and the Kurt Caselli Foundation for the 2015 San Felipe 250!

Giant Loop is donating a portion of all Tracker Packer sales to support the Kurt Caselli Foundation’s mission:

Kurt Caselli Foundation logoProtecting and Supporting the Lives of Off-Road Riders.

The Kurt Caselli Foundation was established in 2013. The focus of the foundation is the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry. While we understand the inherent elements of danger in this industry, we aim to help minimize this danger to the best of our ability. The foundation has a three-part mission that encompasses safety precautions for riders before, during, and after a racing career.

1. Before racing, we are committed to encouraging, developing, and standardizing safety precautions that will help minimize risk outside of the rider’s control.

2. During racing, we are committed to developing, establishing, and encouraging the use of safety equipment and policies to increase the safety of the riders.

3. After racing, we are committed to providing a safety net that allows and encourages former racers to further their education and reach career goals for themselves and their families.

Giant Loop Tracker Packer SPOT Gen3 Holster

The Tracker Packer represents a year-long collaboration between Giant Loop and the Kurt Caselli Foundation, with multiple Baja 1000 champ Quinn Cody providing direction and prototype testing.

Jan
15

Giant Loop Rider: Adventure Trio’s Sandy Borden in Central America

Sandy Borden Adventure Trio

Sandy Borden washes her face in Guatemala! Sandy, her husband Terry Borden and their teenage son Jack are the “Adventure Trio,” and the three of them are riding BMW GS from their home in northern California to the southernmost tip of South America. After a couple of months on the road, the Adventure Trio is in Central America now. Sandy’s using he Fandango Pro Tank Bag you can see in the photo above – enhanced with a little Guatemalan-style bling. Follow their adventures here.

Jan
14

Giant Loop Racer: Lawrence Hacking’s Mongolia Rally in American Motorcyclist

Canadian rider and Overland Adventure Rally organizer Lawrence Hacking’s article recounting his experiences racing the Mongolian Rally appear in the February 2015 issue of American Motorcyclist magazine, published by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). He rode a 2014 Honda CRF 450X with Giant Loop’s MoJavi Saddlebag throughout the rally, and here’s what he wrote about it: “To lighten the load on myself, I used the Giant Loop MoJavi bags to carry the heavy items that I would likely need to finish, such as tools and a spare inner tube.”

American Motorcyclist Lawrence Hacking Motorcycling in Mongolia

Motorcycling Mongolia by Lawrence Hacking in AMA magazine

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