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 »

Jan
21

Giant Loop Rider: Prepping Our KTM 500 EXC For A Baja Trip

2014 has a few special rides scheduled for Giant Loop. The first ride is Baja next month, when HOC will travel South with GL Team Rider Brad, to ride with Chilly White of enduro360.com. HOC has always wanted to ride Baja and when Chilly invited him to join a ride this year, HOC jumped at … Continue reading »

Jan
06

Giant Loop Happy New Year From Summer Lake Hot Springs

Happy New Years view of Picture Rock! Giant Loop was closed for the New Year’s Holiday and the weather was unseasonably warm. This meant that skiing Mt Bachelor was not part of the celebration schedule, so Harold loaded up the KTM 500 EXC, his camping gear and family, then headed to Summer Lake Hot Springs … Continue reading »