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Giant Loop Rider: Charles Rides To Grand Canyon On KTM 450 EXC With Fandango Tank Bag Pro And Pannier Pockets

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Got some pics via email, of our Fandango Pro Tank Bag, with Pannier Pockets attached, out on the trail. These pics were taken by Giant Loop Rider, Charles, while riding his KTM 450 EXC in the Whitmore Wash, in the Grand Canyon.

He wrote:
“We all have GL’s or we couldn’t make these trips possible. We’ve tried other options and find that having the weight placed low on the bike and close to us as possible, helps. It allows us to carry gear and have fun while doing so. We were on the bikes for a total of 4 days, around 345 miles round trip.

My set-up worked flawlessly! And let me tell you, we rode some major rough terrain! Lava rock no smaller then the size of softballs for miles! All three GL’s stayed where I put them.

Fandango Pro-
Installed easily. Stayed put thru the trip. Having the two zippers on either side was the best, as i was able to pull it off and store in my tent without pulling straps! I also was able to keep important items in one location and take it with me easily. I used map compartment as we traveled several trails we’ve never traveled. It hailed on us twice and keep all contents dry. The concealed pocket was a total bonus!!

Pannier Pouches were amazing! I put two 1.89 Liter (1 extra gallon total) containers of fuel to extend the range on my moto! Carried the weight well without any issues, plus blocked some of the unexpected arctic winds/hail that we experienced on the trip out! I’m only 5’10, so I fit really well with them. My friend sat on my bike and he’s 6’6 and he still could have used them.

One of the guys has the newer Coyote Saddle Bag with the Cinch Ring Harness and he really liked it. Seemed to be a nice feature that he used to hold extra camping gear.

All said, all four of us love using your products. We are a no frills bunch who live in So-Cal and do a lot of 3-4 day trips into some very remote/rocky locations. We are hard on gear, and don’t like things to fail. Your products continue to impress us and keep us out where we want to be! Away from everyone else.”

Thanks for sharing your great story and pics,Charles!

Giant Loop Racers: Tuareg Rally Pics Highlight Mojavi Saddle Bag, From Jenny Morgan

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Dakar Rally participant Jenny Morgan was on scene, in Tunisia, at the 2014 Tuareg Rally. She took a bunch of really awesome pics of the racers, during the event, highlighted on her ADVrider thread.  She shared several pics of racers on bikes equipped with Mojavi Saddebags, racing the stages.  These pics are so cool, I must echo them here for our blog followers to enjoy. Thanks Jenny for your sharp eye and good photography! Follow her on FB, Jenny Morgan.

#70 Lee Salt


#302 Andrea Wenzel


#43 Chris Barwick



#28 Duncan Ure



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

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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 point on his bike – “stainless cable, some swage crimps, and steel tube” – helps prevent abrasion of daily use from wearing on his Coyote Saddlebag straps. He’s also using a sleeve made from inner tube rubber – another very effective no-cost solution to protect mounting straps on all of Giant Loop’s rackless luggage systems. Check out his pics:


Thanks for the tech tip, Dave and ride while you can!