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KTM 500 EXC Camping in Oregon with Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag, Possibles Pouches

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From our photographer friend David Schelske: “Testing out the new ride, double checking my setup and getting ready for a week long trip to the Alvord.” David’s on his 2016 KTM 500 EXC camping in Oregon with the Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag and Possibles Pouches.

David Schelske dual sport camping on KTM 500 EXC

David Schelske dual sport camping on KTM 500 EXC

David Schelske dual sport camping on KTM 500 EXC

David Schelske dual sport camping on KTM 500 EXC

David Schelske dual sport camping on KTM 500 EXC

David Schelske dual sport camping on KTM 500 EXC

David Schelske dual sport camping on KTM 500 EXC

David Schelske dual sport camping on KTM 500 EXC

New Products: Princeton Tec Byte LED Headlamp, Orion Tilt Hat Clip LED Light

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Did some camping this weekend, and the GL Camping System gear is awesome! Here are some essentials for every motorcycle traveler: compact, lightweight, long-burning, hands free lights – Princeton Tec Byte LED Headlamp, Orion Tilt Hat Clip LED Light!

Orion Tilt Hat Clip LED Light

Orion Tilt Hat Clip LED Light

Orion Tilt Hat Clip LED Light
Every tank bag should have one of these stashed inside! This little beauty clips right to the visor on a ball cap – or to the visor on a motorcycle helmet – and it’s so lightweight it’s hardly noticeable, providing perfect task lighting and enough illumination to walk around in full darkness. Includes batteries and green LED lights to preserve night vision.

Princeton Tec Byte LED Headlamp

Princeton Tec Byte LED Headlamp

Princeton Tech BYTE LED Headlamp
This is a “go light, go fast, go far” headlamp! Unbelievably bright for such a tiny, lightweight headlamp, the BYTE shoots a beam of light a considerable distance. Features a red light to preserve night vision. Batteries included.

Video: “Goodwill Hunting Dual Sport Tour” in Oregon’s High Desert

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Video: “Goodwill Hunting Dual Sport Tour” in Oregon’s High Desert

Four friends leave their Motocross bikes at home and embark on a Dual Sport adventure. Watch as Rory Sullivan of MotoSport.com, Thor Drake of See See Motorcycles, Joey Lancaster from Fox Racing, and Paul Boiselle tackle the Oregon outback. With about 400 miles of varied on and off road terrain on the Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route, and nothing but bikes, camping gear and a few Goodwill “gems,” the riding adventure awaits.

Video: Coyote Saddlebag

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Video: Coyote Saddlebag

The ORIGINAL rackless biomorphic horseshoe saddlebag for dual sport motorcycles, the Coyote Saddlebag is the updated version of the bag that launched Giant Loop in 2008. Made in USA. 100% waterproof. It’s the choice for hardcore off-road expeditions on dirt, dual sport – and adventure bikes. Carry gear for multi-day trips – and still work the entire saddle. Rides on rear fender and/or tail rack. Straps on to dirt bikes and dual sport motorcycles, no passenger pegs required. As Cycle World wrote: “The best hard-core saddlebag and tank-bag solution we’ve found is from Giant Loop…. There are cheaper solutions to carrying stuff, but these American-made pieces have been over mountains and across deserts with no issues.” (Cycle World Magazine, November 2015)


Giant Loop Wins 2016 “Nifty 50” Best New Products for Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder™

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2016 Powersports Business Nifty 50 Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder

2016 Powersports Business Nifty 50 Award: Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder. Team Giant Loop (right to left): Paul Robson, production manager; Dakota Buer, warehouse; Brian Frankle, design director; Dan Price, warehouse; George Craig, operations manager; Harold Olaf Cecil, owner/founder.

Thank you Team Giant Loop and Powersports Business for the 2016  Nifty 50 best new powersports  products award for the Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder. And congratulations to our manufacturing collaborator Fuel Safe – without their assistance and expertise this product never would have made it off the drawing board! The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is proudly made in USA and backed by our limited lifetime warranty.

Bend, OR-based, adventure proof packing systems and gear company Giant Loop’s new  Gas Bag™ Fuel Safe Bladder conveniently transports 1 gallon of hydrocarbon fuel for power sports racing in a collapsible welded film and ballistic nylon reinforced container that rolls up or packs flat when empty, weighing less than 12 ounces. Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders are compatible with motorcycles, snowmobiles, snow bikes (e.g., Timbersled, Moto Trax), ATVs, UTVs and 4x4s, providing a lightweight, compact means of transporting gas for off-road racing on closed courses.

The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder was recently awarded the Powersports Business “Nifty 50” for being among the best new products for 2016: http://powersportsbusiness.com/columns/2016/02/15/2016-powersports-business-nifty-50-winners/

Each Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is individually pressure tested and made in USA by Fuel Safe, a leading racing fuel containment manufacturer based in Redmond, Oregon.

NOTE: The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is intended only for the temporary transport of liquid hydrocarbons for racing vehicles used in professional off road and closed course competition racing events. The Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is not a portable or long-term fuel storage container as described by ASTM, EPA, ARB or other state or federal agencies.

About Giant Loop
Based in Bend, Giant Loop designs and manufactures adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile and outdoor packing and gear systems. From its Bend showroom and website, Giant Loop is also a retailer of products that complete its “go light, go fast, go far” approach to packing for adventure. Giant Loop products are available from international distributors, as well as from a network of dealers throughout the USA. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com.

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Video: Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack

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Video overview of Giant Loop’s Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack. Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack straps to virtually any rack. Bolts onto dirt bike rear plastic fender or tail rack. And it’s not coming off! Or use the Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack unmounted as the ultimate goggle bag (fits 2 pair), tools, tubes, gloves and gear bag and throw it into your saddlebag. A DSLR camera or GoPro camera and accessories also fit great. Less is truly more – on many rides this is all you need. Take the weight off your body and put it on the bike. Go light! Go fast! Go Far!

Video: Klamath Tail Rack Pack

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Video overview of Giant Loop’s Klamath Tail Rack Pack. Like a tank bag for the rear of bike, the low-profile Klamath Tail Rack Pack keeps gear organized and easily accessible, securing to virtually any motorcycle tail rack. The 4-liter soft luggage case features a zipper-less nested clamshell design inspired by classic motorcycle rally racing packs. Includes waterproof inner liner Dry Pod. Made in USA and constructed with military-spec materials, the Klamath Tail Rack Pack is backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Video: Rubber Boa Straps

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Video overview of Giant Loop’s Rubber Boa Straps. Confidently put the squeeze on a spare inner tube, tools, water or other essential gear with Giant Loop’s Rubber Boa Straps—hooked to dirt bike fenders. Rubber Boa Straps apply dynamic tension with stretch elastic shock cord and a simple locking slot, creating a dead-solid connection between plastic fenders and relatively small and lightweight gear, even in demanding off-road terrain. Available in a package of two.

Rubber Boa Straps take their name from a docile, worm-like snake, native to Oregon’s high desert where Giant Loop is located. Rubber Boas are the most northerly of boa species, and they kill prey by constriction.

Video: Traveler Shoulder Strap

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Video overview of Giant Loop’s Traveler Shoulder Strap. The Traveler Shoulder Strap is Giant Loop’s universal clip-on luggage strap for hands-free carrying to your hotel or campsite. Clip it to your Columbia Dry Bag and you have two straps for a backpack carry for adventures off the bike. Can be used with Giant Loop’s Rogue Dry Bag, Tillamook Dry Bag, Kiger Tank Bag, Fandango Tank Bag, Diablo Tank Bag, Siskiyou Panniers, Great Basin Saddlebag, Coyote Saddlebag – and just about any other bag.

Video: Tracker Packer

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Video overview of Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer. Working in conjunction with 4-time Baja 1000 winner Quinn Cody and the Kurt Caselli Foundation, Giant Loop developed the Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen 3 to help keep off-road racers safer. Giant Loop will donate a portion of all sales of the Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 to the KURT CASELLI FOUNDATION!

Stay safer in the backcountry during all of your outdoor adventures; motorcycling, snowmobiling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, biking, boating with help the push of a button away. The super rugged and secure Tracker Packer firmly attaches the SPOT Gen3 device to your pack’s shoulder strap, handlebars, fork tube, arm or many other locations.

Video: Tillamook Dry Bag

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Video overview of Giant Loop’s Tillamook Dry Bag.The 100% waterproof Tillamook Dry Bag (38 liters) is designed to attach to Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag and Siskiyou Panniers. But it can be secured on virtually any motorcycle make or model, making it indispensable equipment for a broad spectrum of on-road and off-road motorcycle riders.

Without unstrapping the Tillamook Dry Bag from the bike, gear can be accessed from two ends. Two beefy reflective daisy chains provide plenty of secure attachment points.

The Tillamook Dry Bag is named for the Tillamook State Forest, one of the wettest, greenest parts of Oregon — and renowned for its technical dirt bike riding.

Video: Siskiyou Panniers

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Video overview of Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers. Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Pannier waterproof soft luggage combine the convenience of hard panniers with all of Giant Loop’s performance advantages. Rugged, rackless, lightweight and stable. Secures to passenger footrest mounts and rides on rear rack and/or pillion seat. Flexible internal framesheet conforms to array of racks and motorcycle makes/models. Cross-over wings create luggage platform for Dry Bags and gear, add stability and protect seat. Mounts/dismounts in minutes. Ride 2-up with a stadium cushion or Airhawk for passenger comfort, or consider Giant Loop’s rack mounted Round The World Panniers. Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

Video: Kiger Tank Bag

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Video overview of Giant Loop’s Kiger Tank Bag. Zipperless nested clamshell lid quickly opens and closes with gloves on! Designed for bigger adventure touring bikes and riders carrying camera gear and electronics, the 9-liter Kiger Tank Bag is the largest member of the Giant Loop tank bag family, with a generous touchscreen-friendly map pocket that fits many tablet computers and mobile devices. Yet, it’s slim and trim for standing on the pegs riding off-road. Includes removable waterproof* inner liner Dry Pod for wet conditions protection – better than cumbersome rain covers that fill with air and fly off.

Video: Pronghorn Straps

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Video: Pronghorn Straps

Video overview of Giant Loop’s Pronghorn Straps. Every motorcyclist needs a handful of these multi-purpose, stretch polyurethane straps with virtually unbreakable fasteners. You’ll find a million uses for these quick, solid, tough straps. We’ve been using them for years to secure everything from luggage to water and fuel bottles to our Bushwackers Hand Guards.

Video: Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag

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Video: Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag

Video overview of Giant Loop’s Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag. Named for saddle pads used by rodeo cowboys, our most minimalist tank bag is perfect for riders who “don’t like tank bags.” Completely re-envisioned and redesigned for 2014, the Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag now fits virtually any motorcycle — and keeps all the essentials handy and out of the way when standing on the footpegs.

Video: Mojavi Saddlebag

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Video: Mojavi Saddlebag

Video overview of Giant Loop’s Mojavi Saddlebag. Take a load off with the MoJavi Saddlebag! Improve rider endurance and comfort by taking the weight out of a backpack and putting it on your dirt bike, dual sport or supermoto motorcycle. Specifically designed to carry just the essentials needed for a day trip or trail ride, the MoJavi Saddlebag is the slim, trim bag for inner tubes, tools, fluids and other “save a ride” necessities. Straps on. Stays on. No matter what.

Video: Great Basin Saddlebag

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Video: Great Basin Saddlebag

Video overview of Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag. We pioneered the concept of the horseshoe-shaped, biomorphic motorcycle saddlebag design with our original Giant Loop Saddlebag, and the Great Basin was introduced in 2009 as a virtually universal soft luggage solution, fitting almost any motorcycle make/model designed to carry a passenger.

KTM 690 Enduro with Coyote Saddlebag Tours Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras

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Recent email from customer Peter who rides a KTM 690 Enduro equipped with Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag:

Dear All,

Fantastic gear, used recently on a quick Easter trip from Mexico D.F. to Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and back. 5,700 km on all kind of tracks, sometimes really bad (not on the photos as I rather focussed on getting through the rough passages).

No wear or tear, perfect fit and the equipment stayed in place, whatever the track was.

Aluminium boxes really are something I try to avoid.

I like your slogan “go fast, go light, go far”. That is the essence of my preferred travel style, too.

Best regards, Peter

Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebag on KTM 690 Enduro

Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebag on KTM 690 Enduro

Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebag on KTM 690 Enduro

Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebag on KTM 690 Enduro

Giant Loop Sponsored Rider Danell Lynn Sets New Guinness World Record: Longest Journey By Motorcycle In A Single Country

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danell lynn guinness world record on Triumph

photo courtesy of Triumph Motorcycles America

Giant Loop Sponsored Rider Danell Lynn Sets New Guinness World Record: Longest Journey By Motorcycle In A Single Country

Giant Loop is proud to announce that sponsored rider Danell Lynn has set a new Guinness World Record for “Longest journey by motorcycle in a single country.” Traveling for a year on her Triumph Bonneville equipped with Giant Loop gear, Lynn covered 48,600 miles while riding throughout the contiguous 48 states of the Unite States of America. Lynn is the first solo woman motorcyclist to hold the record.

Although her travels actually covered all 50 states, as well as three Canadian provinces, totaling more than 53,000 miles from September 2014 through September 2015, Guinness only counted the miles logged within the continental 48 states. Duplicate miles also did not apply to the record; each of the 48,600 miles covered different routes.

“Giant Loop was my first and only bag choice as the ride began its planning,” says Lynn. “I am so pleased with it all: The ease of use, and complete dryness of my gear through downpours, will keep me coming back to Giant Loop.”

“We are very proud to have played a role in Danell’s incredible journey,” says Harold Olaf Cecil, owner and founder of Giant Loop. “Daily use really puts our products to a degree of testing most riders would take many years to equal. Danell is also personally dedicated to positive change in the world, and her spirit matches our mission as a brand and company. Well done, Danell!”

For her world record setting ride, Lynn used Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Tillamook Dry Bag, Rogue Dry Bag, Possibles Pouch and Pronghorn Straps on her 2006 Triumph Bonneville. She also secured her gear with Rok Straps and carried additional fuel in 2-liter Touratech Fuel Canisters, which fit into the front pockets of the Siskiyou Panniers.

Rally Raid Honda CB500 Featured On Adventure Rider Radio

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Adventure Rider Radio
Rally Raid Honda CB500 Featured On Adventure Rider Radio

If you’re looking for the most complete and comprehensive overview of the Rally Raid Honda CB500, listen to this episode of Adventure Rider Radio! Giant Loop’s Harold Olaf Cecil discusses first hand experience riding the Rally Raid Honda CB500 and how it fits within the motorcycle market and Giant Loop’s “go light, go fast, go far” approach to adventure motorcycle touring. Then, British rally racer and Rally Raid publicist Jenny Morgan recounts last summer’s Trans Am 500 tour – 12,000+ miles coast to coast across the USA in 52 days to prove the Rally Raid Honda CB500’s capabilities and suitability for extended off-road touring on routes such as the legendary Trans America Trail. The episode wraps up with an in-depth look at the development of the Rally Raid Honda CB500 with Rally Raid owner and mastermind John Mitchinson. Plus you’ll find a collection of videos and other great stuff at Adventure Rider Radio!

New Parts for the Rally Raid Honda CB500

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New Parts for the Rally Raid Honda CB500

Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventure photo courtesy of ADV Pulse

Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventure (photo courtesy of ADV Pulse http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/rally-raid-cb500x-review/)

We’ve add a heap of new parts for the Rally Raid Honda CB500, so it’s even easier to make the Rally Raid Honda CB500X/F Adventure (Level 3) dual sport conversion – and to customize the Level 1 and stock Honda CB500. Here’s what’s new:

Barkbusters Storm Handguard Complete Kit

Continental TKC80 Twinduro Tires (17″ front and rear, 19″ front)

Inner Tubes (17″ front/rear, 19″ front)

BikeMaster Dual USB Port/ Plug Charger

Renthal Aluminum Fat Bar RC High Black (OEM 7/8″ and 1-1/8″)

R&G Shocktube Rear Shock Protector (8″ x 11.5″ for Level 1 & 3 Tractive Shock)

R&G Honda Engine Case Cover (CBR500R, CB500F ’13, CB500X)

R&G Radiator Cooler Guard for Honda CB500F ’13-’16 & CB500X ’13-’16