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Video: How to Use Giant Loop Possibles Pouches as Easy Access Pockets on Dual Sport Motorcycle Soft Luggage

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Giant Loop’s modular, customizable Adventure Proof Packing System for motorcycles makes packing easy, speeds access, distributes gear across the bike, helps position weight closer to the bike’s center and allow riders to choose which components to add or remove for a given ride or motorcycle type. Here, we’ve use the Possibles Pouches as easy-to-reach external pockets on the Coyote Saddlebag for dual sport, enduro and dirt bikes – one for spare inner tubes and another for tools and supplies. Use this promo code for free USA shipping: GLSHIP
Go light, go fast, go far!

Limited Edition RED MoJavi Saddlebag

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Pre-order today to reserve your Limited Edition RED MoJavi Saddlebag – we will produce just 24 of these bags this year. The Limited Edition RED MoJavi Saddlebag includes our Hot Springs Heat Shield kit and a pair of Giant Loop Mounts – no additional charge. Shipping is for USA only – international customers will receive a separate invoice for their shipping total. Price:?$230, plus $16 USA shipping. SHIPPING IN APPROXIMATELY 6 WEEKS!

Limited Edition RED MoJavi Saddlebag

Pre-order now to reserve your Limited Edition MoJavi Saddlebag in RED. We’re producing just 24 of these bags – the production version will feature our standard GL logo screen printed on the side pockets just like the original MoJavi Saddlebag.

Limited Edition ORANGE MoJavi Saddlebag

Giant Loop’s Limited Edition RED MoJavi Saddlebag will look very similar to the Limited Edition ORANGE MoJavi Saddlebag we produced earlier this year.

Giant Loop Mob Armor Smart Phone Handlebar Mount

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We have tested the Mob Armor Smart Phone Handlebar Mount over thousands of miles now with an iPhone 6 in a LifeProof case, and it is BOMBER! The handlebar clamp fits virtually anything with handlebars, including bicycles (we’ve used it on our Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventure and our KTM 500 EXC), and it installs in about 60 seconds. The Giant Loop Mob Armor mount handles all but the very most extreme riding (we finally managed to bump the phone out while riding with the throttle pinned in three-foot whoops on the KTM – if you’re riding like this, simply remove the phone from the mount).?The bar/bike mount is the perfect mounting accessory for quick and tool-less installation and removal on square, round, odd shaped rails and bars.?The clamp can open its jaws and grab anything between 0.75 inch to 1.5 inch (20mm to 40mm).

SCROLL DOWN FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF COMPATIBLE SMART PHONE MODELS.

Price: $64.99 black only (includes free USA shipping – international customers will be invoice separately for shipping)



Giant Loop Mob Armor Smart Phone Handlebar Mount

The Mob Armor mount is the ultimate solution in smartphone holders. Powder coated finish for durability. Fits Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Samsung, Sony, GL and many other smart phones (scroll down for complete list).

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Mount pivots for vertical or horizontal viewing.

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Foam pad branded with Giant Loop GL logo soaks up vibration.

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Mounts/dismounts in seconds with heavy duty universal handlebar clamp.

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“Viking Biking – Riding Roots in Norway on an Africa Twin”: Adventure Motorcycle Magazine, March/April 2015

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With all of the news swirling around the introduction of the new Honda?CRF1000L Africa Twin, the timing is perfect to revisit the story Giant Loop owner/founder Harold Olaf Cecil published in the March/April 2015 issue of Adventure Motorcycle magazine about spending a week on the Honda XRV750 Africa Twin, riding dirt, gravel and twisty paved roads in Norway last June. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF “VIKING BIKING – NORWAY ON AN AFRICA TWIN”:ADVMoto Mar 2015 – Norway on an Africa Twin by Giant Loop’s Harold Olaf Cecil

Adventure Motorcycle magazine March/April 2015

Adventure Motorcycle magazine March/April 2015

Viking Biking - Riding Roots in Norway on an Africa Twin

Viking Biking – Riding Roots in Norway on an Africa Twin

Viking Biking - Riding Roots in Norway on an Africa Twin

Viking Biking – Riding Roots in Norway on an Africa Twin

Giant Loop Riders: Alberto Lara and Naomi Tweddle Ride Giant Loop of Oregon

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Alberto Lara and Naomi Tweddle (www.motolara.com) added another off-road adventure to their list of travels this past week: an 800-mile giant loop dual sport motorcycle ride through Oregon, beginning and ending at Giant Loop’s shop in Bend. You may have seen Alberto’s photos in our 2015 Adventure Proof Packing Systems catalog or on social media for Moto Lara

moto lara alberto lara and naomi tweddle on yamaha wr 250 dual sport motorcycles with Giant Loop motorcycle soft luggage

Moto Lara (Alberto Lara and Naomi Tweddle) on Yamaha WR 250 dual sport motorcycles with Giant Loop motorcycle soft luggage.

For their Oregon giant loop ride, Alberto and Naomi rode their Yamaha WR250 dual sport motorcycles, equipped with Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag, Kiger Tank Bag, Possibles Pouch, Pronghorn Straps and Zigzag Handlebar Bag. Photographer Alberto rode with his DSLR camera protect with a neoprene cover inside his Kiger Tank Bag, with the zipperless lid providing quick camera access without getting in his way standing on the footpegs riding eastern Oregon’s rough, rocky double-track dirt roads.

Naomi's Yamaha WR250 outfitted with Giant Loop's Great Basin Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag and Rogue Dry Bag

Naomi’s Yamaha WR250 outfitted with Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag and Rogue Dry Bag

Alberto's Yamaha WR250 kitted with Great Basin Saddlebag, Kiger Tank Bag, Possibles Pouch, Pronghorn Straps and Zigzag Handlebar Bag.

Alberto’s Yamaha WR250 kitted with Great Basin Saddlebag, Kiger Tank Bag, Possibles Pouch, Pronghorn Straps and Zigzag Handlebar Bag.

Alberto and Naomi also rode in Peru for two months, camping off 200cc rental dirt bikes equipped with Giant Loop gear!

Giant Loop Opens Retail Showroom at Bend, Oregon Headquarters

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Giant Loop showroom in Bend, Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 20, 2015

Giant Loop Opens Retail Showroom at Bend, Oregon Headquarters

Full Line of Adventure Proof Packing Systems on Display and Available for Test Fitting, Plus Maps and Motorcycle Travel Essentials

(BEND, OREGON USA) To accommodate local riders and the many customers who make Giant Loop a destination, the adventure proof packing and gear systems innovator recently opened a retail showroom at its Bend headquarters, located at 63025 O. B. Riley Road, Suite 17. The Giant Loop showroom provides a single location to see, test fit and purchase the entire Giant Loop line of motorcycle, snowmobile and snow bike products.

Plus, Giant Loop offers hand-selected premium travel and adventure products, including Butler Motorcycle Maps, Benchmark Maps, SPOT GSP trackers and emergency beacons, fuel canisters, cables and locks, ROK Straps and the full line of Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 kits, parts and accessories.

Motorcycle travelers are invited to stop in for route and ride planning, packing tips, or to fill a hydration pack with cold water. A rotating stock of blemished and reconditioned Giant Loop gear is also available.

?Especially during the peak motorcycle riding season we see a steady stream of customers who make a stop at Giant Loop a part of their trip plans,? says Harold Olaf Cecil, Giant Loop?s owner. ?Now, instead of pulling products out of shipping boxes in our warehouse space, we have everything on display like a retail store front, with saddlebags, dry bags and our entire packing systems stuffed and ready to throw across a bike. Local riders can order any product in any color or size from their favorite Giant Loop dealer and pick up at our shop, too.?

Giant Loop adventure proof motorcycle, snowmobile and outdoor packing and gear systems are available from international distributors, as well as from a network of dealers throughout the USA. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com.

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Giant Loop Review: Australian Filmmaker Dave Darcy’s KTM 690 Enduro – Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Tank Bag, Tillamook Dry Bag, Columbia Dry Bag, Bushwackers Hand Guards

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KTM 690 Enduro with Giant Loop Soft Luggage

Columbia Dry Bag and Siskiyou Panniers on KTM 690 Enduro

GIANT LOOP – GEAR REVIEW – Siskiyou Panniers – Fandango Tank Bag Pro – Columbia Dryg Bag

We first used Giant Loop products to carry our gear from London to Sydney on our KTM 690s in 2012. We had a Great Basin on the back, some dry bags and a Fandango tank bag. This system worked really well. It was rider friendly, light, and could take the odd crash without falling to bits. Despite daily usage for four months, all the buckles and the straps and stitching remained intact with little if any sign of wear. If there were any sharp edges where we were mounting straps we covered them in gaffer tape to prevent chafing. Although I?ve up graded, my friends continue to use my original GL gear that took me on the big trip. It?s very popular with them and some of it will be used on our 2015 trip!

My next trip was an unsupported west east crossing of the Simpson Desert in 2014 and into the Flinders Ranges, a total of around 5,000 ks, of mostly dirt miles. I changed my setup slightly as we needed to carry heavy weights of water and fuel and I turned to the Siskiyou Panniers to keep the weight centralised and low. They fitted perfectly with my Pannier Racks. I upgraded to the Fandango Tank Bag Pro, that had improved access to my cameras and made charging accessories more streamlined. The great double zip mounting improved access to filling the petrol tank. They were topped with a double ended Tillamook Dry Bag. These doubled ended dry bags are excellent. Rather than rummaging around in a duffle bag trying to find what you want, you can quickly open either end. It sits perfectly atop the Siskiyou Panniers.

The only change for our south north crossing of the Simpson Desert this year is the addition of a Columbia Dry Bag. I used this bag last week end and it was brilliant (2nd picture below). It?s a double ended bag similar to the Tillamook with two additional features. A centralised handle so you can carry it like normal luggage and a webbed drying pocket to put those smelly or wet things in. Although not confirmed yet, I reckon in the desert sun this may become my mini drying room, but we?ll wait and see.

The Siskiyou Panniers copped a beating in the the first desert crossing and have now racked up over 10,000 hard kilometres. There are no signs of wear. I use GL water proof pods to make sure everything is kept dry. They are also handy to compartmentalise gear to make it easily accessible.

– Dave

PS: As the desert is cold for this ride in July we are going to try out some Bushwackers Hand Guards, I?ll keep you posted on how well they go.

Here?s a clip of the Simpson Desert Crossing, legitimate adventure riders that use and test adventure gear.

Giant Loop Review: Siskiyou Panniers in Germany’s “Touren-Fahrer” Magazine

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Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers get an “Empfehlung” (Recommend) rating from Germany’s Touren-Fahrer (Touring Rider) in the August issue of the magazine! Thanks Touratech Germany for making it happen.

Germany's "Touren-Fahrer" Magazine Recommends Giant Loop's Siskiyou Panniers

Germany’s “Touren-Fahrer” Magazine Recommends Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers in its August 2015 issue

Here’s what Touren-Fahrer writes in its “W8-Watchers” universal motorcycle softbags buyers guide (note that the Google translation missed a couple of words if any German speakers can help us out!):

Material: Bombshell , vinyl coated polyester , 1050 Ballistic Nylon Cordura. Volume: 35 liters. Dimensions (WxHxD): 45 x 33 x 18 cm. Weight: 4,8 kg (pair). Leak test: Passed. Integral-helmet -compatible: Yes.
Equipment: Good access royal large main compartment with zippered cover with two click close and integrated lid pockets with zip, reflector circumferentially, vehicle facing side upholstered, yellow interior rule with roll closure, lashing on Taschendekel and Velcro Steg, 2 heat shields with large hose clamps, 2 large side pockets for receiving two-liter petrol bottles. Mounting: 2 straps, wide velcro jetty, 2 lashing straps. Accessories: paint protection film. Fit: Very good, of additional spacer disc to be able. Pillion Suitable: No. Color: Black.

Conclusion: A lot of space, waterproof and top handles. Although Giant Loop is the pricing spearhead, they are a real alternative for hard luggage objectors.

And in German:

Material: Bomb Shell, vinylbeschichtetes Polyester, 1050 Nylon Ballistic Cordura. Volumen: je 35l. Masse (BxHxT): 45 x 33 x 18 cm. Gewicht: 4,8 kg (Paar). Dichtigkeitstest: bestanden. Integral-helm-tauglich: ja.
Ausstattung: gut zugangliches grosses Hauptfach mit RV deckel mit zwei Klickschliessen und integriertem innefach mit RV, reflektor umlaufend, zum Fahrzeug gewandte Seite ungepolstert, gelbe innenschen mit Rollverschluss, Zurrgurte auf Taschendekel und Klettsteg, 2 Hitzeschutzbleche mit grossen Schlauchschellen, 2 grosse Seitentaschen zur Aufnahme von Zwei-Liter-Benzinflaschen. Befestigung: 2 Gurte, breiter Klettsteg, 2 Zurr-Riemen, Zubehor: Lackschutzfolie. Passform: sehr gut, zusatzlicher Abstandhalter erdorderlich. Soziustauglich: nein. Farbe: Schwarz.

Fazit: Viel Platz, wasserdicht und top verarbeitet. Auch wenn Giant Loop die preisliche Speerspitze bildet, sind sie eine echte Alternative fur Kofferverweigerer.

Having ridden thousands of miles with the Siskiyou Panniers and a passenger, that would be the point we would quibble with the editors about!

Giant Loop's Siskiyou Panniers in Germany's Touren-Fahrer magazine's "W8-Watchers" universal softbags buyers guide

Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers in Germany’s Touren-Fahrer magazine’s “W8-Watchers” universal softbags buyers guide

Giant Loop Tech Tip / FAQ: Coyote Saddlebag + MoJavi Saddlebag Anchor Options For Newer KTM + Husqvarna Models

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Giant Loop's Dustin Cary roostin' the KTM 500 EXC with MoJavi Saddlebag on trails about 10 minutes ride from the shop.

Giant Loop’s Dustin Cary roostin’ the KTM 500 EXC with MoJavi Saddlebag 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 Husqvarna FEs and other late model dirt bikes with double-thickness rear fenders and under-seat fuel tanks. The fender hooks on the Coyote Saddlebag and MoJavi Saddlebag cannot get a proper “purchase” on the lip of the fender plastic. Here are some alternative mounting options – all tested and proven on many bikes over thousands of miles of demanding riding.

Giant Loop's Harold Olaf Cecil on an Oregon backcountry solo tour with Coyote Saddlebag on KTM 500 EXC.

Giant Loop’s Harold Olaf Cecil on an Oregon backcountry solo tour with Coyote Saddlebag on KTM 500 EXC.

Simple, Clean Solution: No drilling or mods required! Remove the fender hooks from the Coyote Saddlebag or MoJavi Saddlebag and replace them with the included mounting strap (length of ballistic webbing packed inside the new bag). If you have a tail rack, just thread the webbing through the rack and back into the saddlebag. Here’s how to do it without a tail rack:

Loosen the bolts in taillight assembly/fender support (black plastic shown below) from the subframe and fender.

Thread the the ballistic webbing strap between the fender and taillight assembly/fender support and retighten bolts to sandwich webbing between the two fender layers.

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Once the strap is centered, re-tighten the screws and bolts that secure the taillight assembly. This should tension the strap under the fender, so it doesn’t slide around, providing a solid mounting position.

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Then thread the mounting strap through the thumb-lock buckles (where the hooks were before) inside the Coyote Saddlebag or under the center Tool Pouch on the MoJavi Saddlebag.

We use a spare side release buckle to hold the strap ends, when a bag isn’t mounted.

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With the MoJavi Saddlebag, the top of the base can be tucked under the rear lip of the seat. When tensioned down, this makes a dead-solid connection. But this positions the bag farther forward, can stress seat connectors, and isn’t an option at all for the Coyote Saddlebag.

Another Solution: If you’re not adverse to drilling some small holes in your fender, the footmans loops make a clean solution. All you really need is one solid anchor point, but we’ve installed two.Install footmans loops in the middle top of the fender (be careful not to drill into wiring!) and use the webbing loop included with the Coyote Saddlebag and MoJavi Saddlebag, instead of the fender hooks.

 

 

Stop Scuffs and Scratches!

If you don’t want your new plastics to look like the white side panels in the pic above, Giant Loop now offers heavy-duty Vinyl Protective Film to eliminate scuffing where the bags make contact.

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure Parts List & US Pricing

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Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure in Moab, UT

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure in Moab, UT

RRP is set to ship the first four Level 3 kits to Giant Loop on Monday. They are all pre-sold, and several others have paid deposits and are in line to receive their parts in subsequent shipments.

We are now collecting order forms and deposits, and parts will be shipped to customers in the order in which deposits are placed.

Here is a PDF with descriptions of all suspension/wheel kits, plus accessories.

Here is an Excel spreadsheet order form.

Note: We have matched UK retail pricing, plus 10% to cover shipping from UK to Giant Loop in Bend, Oregon USA. Because Giant Loop and RRP get commerical shipping rates, this should put the delivered cost for US customers at a lower total cost than ordering individual parts from RRP in the UK.

3,000 Kilometers in Southern Europe on KTM 690 Enduro with Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Coyote Saddlebag, Rogue Dry Bag

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Email from UK adventure travel journalist Duncan McCallum about his May 2015 ride:

“The trip was a 3,000km mix of off-road and road trails, May 2015, in Provence, France, Corsica, Sardinia and the Italian Alps. Five out of the six bikes had GL products – mostly tank bags but Brian on the Yamaha XT660 also bought the Coyote Saddlebag and dumped his old system. They all saw my stuff from the last trip and went to Adventure Spec?[Giant Loop’s distributor in the United Kingdom]?to buy it.”

KTM 690 Enduro with Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag

Northern Sardinia

KTM 690 Enduro with Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag

Gap to the Verdon – Provence, France

KTM 690 Enduro with Giant Loop dual sport soft luggage

North Corsica

Yamaha XTZ660 Tenere with Giant Loop motorcycle soft luggage

Yamaha XTZ660 Tenere with Giant Loop motorcycle soft luggage in Sardinia

KTM 690 Enduro with Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag

The Hare & The Tortoise – Sardinia

KTM 690 Enduro with Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag

Sardinia

KTM 690 Enduro with Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag, Rogue Dry Bag

Corsica

GL Rider Danell Lynn featured in Triumph Motorcycles’ Spirit Magazine

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“The more people said ?you can?t?, the more I wanted to say ?yes I can?.? ? Danell Lynn, Black Tie 2 Black Top, Triumph Spirt Magazine

“Danell Lynn is aiming to gatecrash the Guinness World Records book for the longest journey in a single country on a motorcycle. The 30-something is part way through visiting every one of America?s 50 states, Canada and Alaska, on her 2006 Bonneville called Amelia.”

Danell Lynn in Triumph Motorcycles Spirit Magazine

Danell Lynn in Triumph Motorcycles Spirit Magazine

Check out the story at Triumph Spirit!

2015 Giant Loop Catalog and Product Line Comparison Chart – Adventure Proof Packing Systems and Gear for Motorcycles

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2015 Giant Loop Catalog Adventure Proof Packing Systems and Gear for Motorcycles, Snow Bikes, Snowmobiles

CLICK PHOTO TO DOWNLOAD PDF 2015 GIANT LOOP CATALOG

Since we launched in 2008, our product line at Giant Loop has expanded considerably in recent years – and all of our original saddlebags and tank bags have seen significant updates and upgrades – with the goal of building integrated, modular, customizable packing solutions for motorcycles, snow bikes (Timbersled) and snowmobiles. To help riders understand Giant Loop’s solutions and select the very best pieces of gear to suit bike type and riding needs, we’ve updated or Product Comparison Chart and Giant Loop Catalog. CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF 2015 GIANT LOOP CATALOG. CLICK HERE FOR PDF OF 2015 GIANT LOOP PRODUCT COMPARISON CHART.

2015 Giant Loop Motorcycle soft luggage comparison

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF OF 2015 GIANT LOOP PRODUCT COMPARISON CHART

Reserve Your Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure Kit

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UPDATED: JULY 3, 2015

We received?the first shipment of Honda CB500X Adventure?Level 3 kits (suspension plus wheels) today from Rally Raid Products!

If you would like to reserve your Level 3 Adventure kit, please understand that we are looking at approximately 3-4 weeks for?delivery of the next batch of wheels – but all other parts are available and ready to ship now.

To ensure that you receive the parts as soon as they arrive, please click the button below to pay your $500 deposit now, and take your place in motorcycle history! CLICK HERE FOR ORDER FORM

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Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure, distributed in North America by Giant Loop

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure, distributed in North America by Giant Loop

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 ? Parts Descriptions & Options

SUSPENSION & WHEEL KITS
Rally-Raid Products Ltd are the UK distributor and nominated Service Agent for Tractive Suspension, with all necessary tools and equipment to offer buyers a complete technical service and repair facility. This includes stocking all genuine Tractive Suspension shock absorber spare parts, along with their own design of vacuum pump to enable the shock to be bled 100% when re-filling with oil.

Level 1 Suspension Kit Honda CB500X RRP 431
Standard ride height/travel RRP/Tractive suspension upgrade. Suitable for CB500X, CB500F and CBR500R.

? Rear shock: High-quality aluminium body with adjustable preload. Choice of three spring rates, softer/standard/harder. Easily accessible combined damping adjuster (affecting 80% Rebound and 20% Compression), positioned on lower fork of shock. Choice of three spring rates, 100Nm, 110Nm (standard) and 120Nm
? Front forks: Replacement internal components – longer linear-wound Tractive springs (that eliminate the 6? OEM plastic spacer), RRP damper-rods with built-in shim stack valving, and adjustable preload fork caps.)
? Fully re-buildable, in the event of servicing.
? 2 year warranty.

Level 1B Rear Shock Upgrade Kit

Rear shock upgrade adds a remote reservoir with additional oil capacity and separate damping controls, featuring 100% independent high and low speed compression damping adjusters on the remote, and a dedicated 100% rebound adjuster on the shock body lower fork. This rear shock option will also come with a RRP mounting bracket for the remote reservoir.

SHOCK SPRING RATE OPTIONS:
Note: Weight is based on rider in gear, plus 33 lbs (15 Kg) luggage
1. Softer 100Nm = 154?165 lbs (70-75Kg)
2. Standard 110Nm = 165-220 lbs (75-100Kg)
3. Harder 120Nm = 220-243 lbs (100-110Kg)

Level 2 Adventure Suspension Kit Honda CB500X Adventure-RRP 433
Complete kit raises the bike 2? front and rear, and in turn offers just a touch under 7? travel at both ends (same as a BMW F700GS, for example). A longer side-stand is also included to accommodate the 2? increase in ground clearance. Wheel set is not included.

? Rear shock: Long-travel (+50mm/2? over stock) Adventure shock – high-quality aluminium body with adjustable preload – together with a remote reservoir that offers additional capacity, and separates the damping controls – featuring independent 100% high and low speed compression damping adjusters on the remote, and a dedicated 100% rebound adjuster on the shock body lower fork. Includes RRP mounting bracket for the remote reservoir. Choice of three spring rates, 100Nm, 110Nm (standard) and 120Nm
? Adventure rear suspension linkage: Billet aluminium linkage bone and heavy-duty steel side plates to retain correct suspension geometry.
? Front forks: Replacement internal components – longer linear-wound Tractive springs (that eliminate the 6? OEM plastic spacer), Adventure +30mm travel RRP damper-rods with built-in shim stack valving, and adjustable preload fork caps.
? Adventure triple-clamp: 20mm stepped billet-aluminium top clamp incorporating Scotts steering damper mounting as standard, with adjustable bar/riser block (OEM 7/8″ included, or alternative 1,1/8″ high-rise Fat-bar).
? Replacement longer (+55mm) side-stand.

SHOCK SPRING RATE OPTIONS:
Note: Weight is based on rider in gear, plus 33 lbs (15 Kg) luggage
1. Softer 100Nm = 154?165 lbs (70-75Kg)
2. Standard 110Nm = 165-220 lbs (75-100Kg)
3. Harder 120Nm = 220-243 lbs (100-110Kg)
BAR CLAMP OPTIONS:
1. OEM 7/8″
2. 1-1/8″ high-rise Fat-bar

Level 3 Adventure Kit Honda CB500X Adventure-RRP 433
Complete kit raises the bike 2? front and rear, and in turn offers just a touch under 7? travel at both ends (same as a BMW F700GS, for example). A longer side-stand is also included to accommodate the 2? increase in ground clearance. 17? rear and 19? front heavy-duty spoked wheels offer a wide choice of all-terrain and dual-sport tyres.

Revised rear suspension linkage is not only stronger than OEM, but also retains the correct geometry for the longer travel suspension. Similarly at the front, the billet top-triple clamp is not only required for 19? front wheel clearance, but also offers adjustable bar positioning, a wider choice of handlebars (with optional Fat-bar clamp), and compatibility with a Scotts steering damper (sold separately).

? Rear shock: Long-travel (+50mm/2? over stock) Adventure shock – high-quality aluminium body with adjustable preload and remote reservoir that offers additional capacity, and separates the damping controls – featuring independent 100% high and low speed compression damping adjusters on the remote, and a dedicated 100% rebound adjuster on the shock body lower fork. Includes RRP mounting bracket for the remote reservoir. Choice of three spring rates, 100Nm, 110Nm (standard) and 120Nm
? Adventure rear suspension linkage: Billet aluminium linkage bone and heavy-duty steel side plates to retain correct suspension geometry.
? Front forks: Replacement internal components – longer linear-wound Tractive springs (that eliminate the 6? OEM plastic spacer), Adventure +30mm travel RRP damper-rods with built-in shim stack valving, and adjustable preload fork caps.
? Adventure triple-clamp: 20mm stepped billet-aluminium top clamp incorporating Scotts steering damper mounting as standard, with adjustable bar/riser block (OEM 7/8″ included, or alternative 1,1/8″ high-rise Fat-bar).
? Replacement longer (+55mm) side-stand.
? Rear wheel: 17? x 4.25 black powder-coated aluminium rim, heavy-duty stainless steel spokes and billet aluminium RRP hub that accepts the OEM cush drive, rubbers and brake components (including ABS where fitted).
? Front wheel: 19? x 2.50 black powder-coated aluminium rim, heavy-duty stainless steel spokes and billet aluminium RRP hub & dedicated disc spider that accepts the OEM brake components (including ABS where fitted).
? Dedicated 19? low front fender: Includes mountings to fit original fork legs.

SHOCK SPRING RATE OPTIONS:
Note: Weight is based on rider in gear, plus 33 lbs (15 Kg) luggage
1. Softer 100Nm = 154?165 lbs (70-75Kg)
2. Standard 110Nm = 165-220 lbs (75-100Kg)
3. Harder 120Nm = 220-243 lbs (100-110Kg)

BAR CLAMP OPTIONS:
3. OEM 7/8″
4. 1-1/8″ high-rise Fat-bar

PARTS & ACCESSORIES

Honda Heavy Duty Footrest-Natural RRP 429

? Our own design of heavy-duty footrests to suit the Honda CB500X/F & CBR models are laser-cut from stainless-steel to give a more comfortable ride, and better grip for the boots in off-road conditions.
? They retain the same height as the OEM pegs.
? 25mm wider and 25mm longer than cast-alloy OEM footrests.
? Uses OEM pin, circlip & spring.
? In Natural finish
? Supplied in pairs, left & right.

Honda Heavy Duty Footrest-Black RRP 434

? Our own design of heavy-duty footrests to suit the Honda CB500X/F & CBR models are laser-cut from stainless-steel to give a more comfortable ride, and better grip for the boots in off-road conditions.
? They retain the same height as the OEM pegs.
? 25mm wider and 25mm longer than cast-alloy OEM footrests.
? Uses OEM pin, circlip & spring.
? In Black Phoscoat finish, very durable.
? Supplied in pairs, left & right.

Honda Fork Preload Adjusters RRP 436

? Billet CNC machined adjustable fork pre-load adjusters to replace the OEM fork caps.
? These give up to 15mm adjustment on the for pre-load by the easy use of a 12mm spanner.
? Ideal for quick adjustment of fork pre-load to suit changes in riding conditions or luggage loading of the bike.
? Supplied silver anodised as a pair.

HondaCB500X/F Engine Guard RRP 437

? Our own design of a welded steel tubular engine protector that uniquely mounts on the rear centre stand lugs and the front engine lugs on the frame, therefore minimising any stresses going through the cast engine cases, as is common with other engine guards.This means that big hits are absorbed through the frame, rather than the solid engine block.
? It also incorporates an integral 2mm steel skid plate, which extends up the front of the motor to offer protection to the very exposed oil filter, which is vulnerable to stone damage thrown up from the front wheel.
? There are also wrap around side bars to offer protection to the side cases, in the event of a fall.
? Also included is a stainless steel front plate to offer more protection from front wheel debris, and a stainless steel heat shield for the catalytic converter and lambda sensor, plus another stainless steel cover for the shift lever side.

? The welded assembly is powder-coated satin black and the stainless steel covers are brushed finished.
? Unfortunately, it is not possible for the centre stand to be retained with our Engine Guard.

Honda CB500X/F Top Triple-OEM Bars RRP 438

? CNC machined from solid billet aluminium, this is a direct replacement for the cast alloy OEM part, but with 20mm dropped fork clamps, which allow the front of the bike to be lifted 20mm, on our adventure kit, or the fork legs can be slid through 20mm for those riders retaining the cast wheels, to keep the same ride height.
? The Billet Bar Risers maintain the OEM bar height.
? Another feature of the billet triple is the addition of a set of reversible bar risers which give the choice of 2 bar positions, forward or back.Also included is a billet Top Clamp to give maximum rigidity, and this also incorporates a set of M4 screw holes to either fit a powered Garmin Rugged Mount (RRP 329) or Garmin Std Mount (RRP 331) , or the circular or triangular RAM ball mounts.
? The top triple also has a pair of M6 threaded holes to fit a Scott’s/Ohlins steering damper (RRP 031), if required.This will be available separately, along with a custom damper pin mount.
? Also available, separately, is a laser-cut stainless steel plate (RRP 456) that can accept 12 volt cigarette type socket or USB socket, ideal for charging appliances, such as GPS or mobile phones, I-Pods etc.
? Another extra addition is the choice of a separate set of bar risers that are designed to fit Fat Bars, 1 1/8″ diameter. We have designed these to work best with the RC bend Renthal bars(available end June)
? All CNC machined parts are hard anodised black and come complete with all fixings required.

Honda CB500X/F Top Triple-Fat Bars RRP 439

? CNC machined from solid billet aluminium, this is a direct replacement for the cast alloy OEM part, but with 20mm dropped fork clamps, which allow the front of the bike to be lifted 20mm, on our adventure kit, or the fork legs can be slid through 20mm for those riders retaining the cast wheels, to keep the same ride height.
? Another feature of the billet triple is the addition of a set of reversible bar risers which give the choice of 2 bar positions, forward or back.Also included is a billet Top Clamp to give maximum rigidity, and this also incorporates a set of M4 screw holes to either fit a Garmin GPS mount directly, or the circular or triangular RAM ball mounts.
? The top triple also has a pair of M6 threaded holes to fit a Scott’s/Ohlins steering damper, if required.This is available seperately, along with a custom damper pin mount.
? Also available, separately, is a laser cut stainless steel plate that can accept 12volt cigarette type socket or USB socket, ideal for charging appliances.
? Another extra addition is the choice of a separate set of bar risers that are designed to fit Fat Bars, 1 1/8″ diameter. We have designed these to work best with the RC bend Renthal bars.
? All CNC machined parts are hard anodised black and come complete with all fixings required.

Honda CB500X/F Soft Luggage Racks RRP 440

? Our own design of a specific solution for those riders wishing to carry soft luggage on their travels, whilst retaining a slim, minimalist look when no luggage is attached.
? Manufactured from 16mm steel tubing and our tried-and-tested bespoke side panels that incorporate fixing holes for Rotopax fuel and water container mounts (maximum 1 gallon Rotopax canister), along with webbing slots to secure most soft luggage straps.
? The soft luggage racks work very well with Giant Loop Coyote and Mojavi saddlebags, Tillamook(38 litre) and Rogue(17 litre) dry bags.
? They also incorporate the fixing holes for our Rear Rack RRP 445, to give even more luggage options for long journeys.
? They also retain the use of the pillion footrests.
? Supplied powder coated satin black with all fixings needed for easy installation.Both rear OEM cast grab handles need to be removed.

Rear Brake Reservoir Guard RRP 442

? A laser cut stainless steel protective guard for the exposed rear plastic brake reservoir.This can be subjected to quite a lot of spray and stone throw from the rear wheel when riding on trails.
? Easy to fit, no extra fixings required.

Honda CB500X/F Rear Solo Rack Mounts RRP 444

? For those who wish to use the Rear Rack RRP 445, without the Soft Luggage Racks RRP 440, these dedicated 4mm thick steel mounting brackets replace the OEM grab handles and allow you to mount the Rear Rack directly to the bike. Powder-coated satin black.

Honda Rear Rack RRP 445

? Laser cut from 4mm steel and powder coated satin black, this rear rack offers an amount of extra luggage space to the rear in a slim, low package.
? Designed primarily to work with our Soft Luggage Racks RRP 440.But it can be used on its own, but needs our Solo Rack Mounting Kit RRP 444, available seperately.
? It is specifically designed to accept the Giant Loop Klamath Tail Pack, ideal for storing easy accessible items.
? It is not designed to mount a top box on, and the OEM cast grab handles will have to be removed.
? Complete with all fixing screws.
? Max load: 4Kg.

Honda CB500X/R Tank Graphics RRP 447

? Our own high-quality graphics to suit the Honda CB500X and F, with our without our Adventure kit fitted.
? Reverse printed so very resistant to scratching and washing.

Honda CB500X/F/R Billet CNC Adjustable Short Levers (Pair) RRP 451

? A pair of billet aluminium 6082T6 adjustable brake and clutch levers to suit Honda CB500X/F & CB500R from 2013-on.
? 6-position adjustable, black gloss anodised with stainless-steel fasteners.
? Clutch 30mm shorter than OEM length, front brake 18mm shorter than OEM length.
? Note: SOLD AS A PAIR

Honda CB500X/F/R Wheel Spanner RRP 452

? Our own design of laser-cut steel spanner with a 24mm hex to fit rear wheel nut and 17mm hex plug to fit the special recessed front wheel spindle.Zinc passivate plated for corrosion resistance.Also, there is a 6,4mm spoke key adjuster in one end to keep spokes on our Adventure Kit at the correct tension.
? Very useful for removing wheels as there are no tools to do this in the OEM tool kit.

Honda CB500X/F/R Spanner RRP 453

? Our own design of 3mm thick stainless-steel laser-cut spanner with 19mm hex at one end for rear wheel spindle head, and 12mm the other end for front fork pinch bolt, or Preload Adjusters (RRP 436).
? Very useful for servicing and maintenance, as no tools for this are supplied in the OEM toolkit.

Honda CB500X/F/R 12V Auxillary Plate-RRP 456

? A laser-cut 1,2mm stainless-steel plate to fix to the Top Clamp of our Billet Bar Riser using M4 screws(supplied).
? This plate is designed to accomodate up to 2 charging sockets, either 12V cigarette lighter type(RRP 102), or 12V USB type(RRP 138).
? Ideal for charging GPS, phones etc whilst on the move.
? The 4 hole centres are also designed to accept either of the Garmin Montana GPS mounts.

Tech Tip: How to Install MoJavi Saddlebag and Coyote Saddlebag on KTM 690 Enduro

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The KTM 690 Enduro’s unconventional rear fender fuel fill access presents on a small challenge for riders using Giant Loop’s MoJavi Saddlebag or Coyote Saddlebag. Here’s Eric from RideADV.com’s new motorcycle. Can you guess how long it takes to to get to the fuel fill? Watch the end for GL sales manager Dustin’s mountain bike wheelie departure, too – we love everything on two wheels here! NOTE: We HIGHLY recommend installing the Hot Springs Heat Shield with the MoJavi Saddlebag! #golightgofastgofar

Giant Loop’s Kurt Caselli Foundation Tracker Packer “Cool Product of the Month” – Dirt Rider Magazine

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Kurt Caselli Foundation logo
Thank you Dirt Rider Magazine for the choosing Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 for the June 2015 issue’s “Tear Offs: Cool Product of the Month”! Support the Kurt Caselli Foundation‘s mission to make off-road racing and riding safer for motorcyclists!

Dirt Rider Magazine Giant Loop Tracker Packer SPOT Gen3 Kurt Caselli Foundation

Dirt Rider Magazine, June 2015, “Tear Offs: Cool Product of the Month” Giant Loop Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3

“Thinking about picking up a Spot Gen3 GPS-enabled location tracker and emergency beacon for your off-road adventures? Well, be sure to check out the Giant Loop Tracker Packer to carry it in, the first officially endorsed safety product from the Kurt Caselli Foundation.

This super-rugged and secure Tracker Packer firmly attaches the Spot Gen3 device to the rider’s arm, backpack shoulder strap, handlebar, fork tube, or many other locations. . . . . ”

Dirt Rider Magazine, June 2015, “Tear Offs: Cool Product of the Month”

 

Giant Loop Review: ADV Pulse – “New Columbia Dry Bag Raising the Bar In Motorcycle Tail Bags”

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Thank you ADV Pulse for the thorough and well-researched review of Giant Loop’s new Columbia Dry Bag! 😀

ADV Pulse reviews Giant Loop's new Columbia Dry Bag

“New Columbia Dry Bag Raising the Bar In Motorcycle Tail Bags
Giant Loop’s newest 70-liter dry duffel bag gets bigger, better and smarter.

The Columbia Dry Bag is Giant Loop?s latest offering in their side-loading dry?duffel?bag line-up. With a?70-liter capacity, the bag features new design innovations targeted at the?adventure rider seeking a?durable, truly waterproof, high capacity motorcycle tail bag.”

READ THE FULL ADV PULSE REVIEW HERE!

Giant Loop Review: Kiger Tank Bag in Cycle World’s “CW Approved – New Ideas”

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Thanks Blake Conner and Cycle World Magazine for including Giant Loop’s new Kiger Tank Bag in the May 2015 issue’s “CW Approved – New Ideas” feature!

“Melting Pot – Five ways to improve your ride

Tough Tote
The tank bag has been around for decades, but Giant Loop’s Kiger ($290) is a rugged 9-liter bag designed for ADV riders who want to carry all of their gizmos. The zipperless clamshell design easily opens with gloved hands to reveal a waterproof Dry Pod bag, while the clear vinyl map pocket allows touch-screen capability for tablets and smartphones.”

Kiger Tank Bag in Cycle World Magazine's May 2015 issue!

Kiger Tank Bag in Cycle World Magazine’s May 2015 issue!

Cycle World Product Spotlight on Pronghorn Straps: “The best way to attach things to your motorcycle”

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Thank you Cycle World Magazine – and CW staff photographer Jeff Allen – for this awesome “Product Spotlight” on Giant Loop’s Pronghorn Straps in the May 2015 issue!

Product Spotlight: Giant Loop Pronghorn Straps
The best way to attach things to your motorcycle

If it?s the simle things in life that make you happy, you?re going to love Pronghorn Straps from adventure luggage and equipment company Giant Loop. Its motto is, ?Go light. Go fast. Go far.? And these reusable, lightweight, rugged straps are magnificent when it comes to quickly and easily securing just about anything to your motorcycle. Giant Loop claims there are a million uses, but did it count securing a surfboard or camera-mounted tripod to a liter-plus adventure bike for a 1,200-mile Baja adventure? Make it a million and two uses, at least. The super-tough stretch polyurethane straps come in three sizes and have proven to be indestructible and infinitely more useful than bungee cords. These beautiful little straps are now standard equipment in both my off-road kit and camera bag. ? Jeff Allen

Cycle World Product Spotlight - Pronghorn Straps

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Tech Tip: Klamath Tail Rack Pack Mounted With Pronghorn Straps

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Yamaha XT660 Tenere prepared for Morocco with Fandango PRO Tank Bag, Siskiyou Panniers (supported with small, custom metal brackets) and the new Klamath Tail Rack Pack secured to the Panniers with Pronghorn Straps.

Yamaha XT660Z Tenere prepared for Morocco with Fandango PRO Tank Bag, Siskiyou Panniers (supported with small, custom metal brackets) and the new Klamath Tail Rack Pack secured to the Panniers with Pronghorn Straps.

GL Rider Jaume Von Arend (TrailDreamer.com) from Spain is in Morocco right now on his super dialed Yamaha XT660Z Tenere. Here’s how he’s using Pronghorn Straps to attach the new Klamath Tail Rack Pack to his Siskiyou Panniers:

Pronghorn Straps with Klamath Tail Rack Pack

Here you can see how Jaume has removed the Klamth Tail Rack Pack’s hooks and threaded the Pronghorn Straps into the thumb-lock buckles to mount the Klamath Tail Rack Pack to the Siskiyou Panniers’ integrated D-ring attachments.

Tight and tidy! Klamath Tail Rack Pack mounted directly to Siskiyou Panniers with Pronghorn Straps.

Tight and tidy! Klamath Tail Rack Pack mounted directly to Siskiyou Panniers with Pronghorn Straps.

Prepped for motorcycle adventure in Morocco!

Prepped for motorcycle adventure in Morocco!

The Klamath Tail Rack Pack is like a motorcycle tank bag for the back of the bike, featuring a zipperless clam-shell lid design for quick access even with gloves on.

The Klamath Tail Rack Pack is like a motorcycle tank bag for the back of the bike, featuring a zipperless clam-shell lid design for quick access even with gloves on.

The 16

The 16″ Pronghorn Straps and 26″ Pronhorn Straps solidly connect the Klamath Tail Rack Pack to the Siskiyou Panniers’ integrated D-ring attachment points.

Video: How to Pack Camping Gear for 2-Up Motorcycle Adventure

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This quick video shows how to pack for two people camping on a motorcycle. By using various modular components from Giant Loop’s Adventure Proof Packing System – and high quality outdoor gear – motorcycle touring 2-up can be fun, safe, comfortable and self-sufficient.

2 Rogue Dry Bags, Tillamook Dry Bag, Siskiyou Panniers, Kiger Tank Bag, Pannier Pockets, Bushwackers Hand Guards

BMW F800GS packed with 2 Rogue Dry Bags, Tillamook Dry Bag, Siskiyou Panniers, Kiger Tank Bag, Pannier Pockets, Bushwackers Hand Guards.

2-up motorcycle travel and camping

TIP: Passenger should wear a helmet with no visor fro 2-up motorcycle travel and camping!

Lighter weight bulky items such as sleeping bags, pads and tent are packed higher, while heavier items such as tool, spare inner tube, extra fuel, stove, cook kit and food are packed below seat height. Weight is also distributed front-to-back to help prevent a tail-heavy bike with an unsafe light front wheel.

Packing camping gear for two on  a motorcycle can be a challenge

Carrying camping gear for two on a motorcycle is simply with Giant Loop’s modular, customizable Adventure Proof Packing System

Many small compartments are better than fewer larger ones, helping keep gear organized and easily within reach without extra unpacking and re-packing. Have any tips to share with us? Post them in your comments here!

Motorcycle camping set up at Cyrstal Crane Hot Springs

Motorcycle camping set up at Cyrstal Crane Hot Springs

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Tech Tip: Pronghorn Straps for Quick-Release Saddlebag and Pannier Mounts

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QUESTION
Recently email from customer Tim:

Hello I bought your Great Basin Saddlebag, couldn’t be happier with it.
Do you sell or recommend a quick release system?
I have the bag snug and fitted to my bike. I’d like be able to get under the seat or take the whole bag indoors with me without undoing all the compression straps.
Any suggestions?

ANSWER
Compression straps aren’t intended for mounting. On the Great Basin Saddlebag and Siskiyou Panniers, the two side anchor straps and 1-3 rear anchor straps should do the trick.

We do not recommend quick-release options for the two side anchor straps, as an unintended release could be dangerous. It takes about two minutes to release the side anchor straps.

On the rear anchor(s), you can use our Pronghorn Straps for a clean quick-release solution:

Pronghorns Straps quick release solution for securing motorcycle soft luggage

Thread Pronghorn Strap through rear anchor thumb-lock fasteners on Great Basin Saddlebag and secure to tail rack, passenger handles or other solid mount point for a quick release and easy mounting solution.

Siskiyou Panniers motorcycle soft luggage with Pronghorn Straps

Pronghorn Straps work great on the Siskiyou Panniers’ rear anchors, speeding the process of mounting/dismounting

Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer Awarded 2015 “Nifty 50” by Powersports Business

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Giant Loop's Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 wins Nifty 50 from Powersports Business

TEAM GIANT LOOP (left to right): Harold Olaf Cecil, owner/founder; Brian Frankle, design director; Dustin Cary, dealer sales manager; Paul Robson, shipping/production manager

Thank you Powersports Business for recognizing Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer ruggedized holster for SPOT Gen3 as a?top 50 new product in the powersports industry with a “Nifty 50” award. We are especially pleased to share the honor with the Kurt Caselli Foundation, with gratitude to Quinn Cody for the opportunity to collaborate.?A portion of all Tracker Packer sales are donated to support the Kurt Caselli foundation’s mission of making off-road riding and racing safer.

Giant Loop Rider: Cory from Bolivia Motors Tours South America with Coyote Saddlebag on Honda XR650R

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Cory Rowden, Kiwi owner of and guide for BoliviaMotors, rode his Honda XR650R through Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and Brazil last fall with Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag. Here are some of his pics and feedback:

?I?ve just returned from a month riding in Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and Brazil during which I used a Giant Loop Coyote bag strapped to the back of a Honda XR650R. We rode over 6000kms and had a fantastic time on a mix of tarmac, cobblestone, dirt and mud road in mixed conditions including rain, sun, cold and extreme heat. We crossed the Andes mountains, floated down the Amazon river and rode BR319 ? officially Brazil?s worst road ? through the heart of the Amazon rainforest. The Giant Loop Coyote gear performed flawlessly and I could not have chosen better equipment. It was perfectly suited to a bike of this kind with limited mounting options. The bag never shifted while riding, nor did it get in the way even during spirited riding off-road. Not a single problem or complaint ? it kept my gear clean and dry through the varying conditions we were faced with and it was also easy to load and unload at the beginning and end of each day. I can and will heartily recommend Giant Loop gear to clients and friends.?

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Review: Dirt Rider Magazine’s Long-Term Kawasaki KLR 650 with Siskiyou Panniers

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Thanks Dirt Rider magazine for the “Long Haul Wrap-Up” on the 2014 Kawasaki KLR 650 with Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers – we’re glad to see you’ve given them a proper thrashing and thorough test!

“Over the past year our KLR has been in the snowy Sierras, the dusty Baja desert, the jeep trails of Orange County, and the (scariest of all) the twisted maze of crazed motorists that is the Southern California freeway system. After all of the silt, sand, mud, nails, rocks, and texting motorists, this is how it fared.”

“Primary Use: Adventure Riding
Main Mods: Giant Loop Siskiyou Panniers, Fastway Adventure Footpegs, Fasst Company Flexx Handlebar, FMF Powercore Muffler, Kenda Big Block Tires
Moments of Glory: Spending New Year’s Eve in La Paz and being back in SoCal for Anaheim 1
Forgettable Experience: Getting lost in Baja in search of tacos
Miles: 2,000+
Aftermath: One set of really worn-out Kenda Big Block tires, scuffed-up side panels from the panniers, changed oil”

Great long-term test! And if you would like to avoid the “scuffed-up side panels from the panniers,” simply install Giant Loop’s Vinyl Protective Film before riding 2,000+ miles with the Siskiyou Panniers.

Dirt Rider 2015 KLR 650 with Siskiyou Panniers

 

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Tech Tip: Installing Giant Loop Mounts on KTM 500 EXC

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Using a slightly longer bolt to replace the bolt connecting the side panel to the subframe on the KTM 500 EXC, the new Giant Loop Mount makes a handy anchor strap connection for the MoJavi Saddlebag and Coyote Saddlebag, keeping the webbing well away from hot exhaust.

Giant Loop GL Mounts on KTM 500 EXC for MoJavi Saddlebag and Coyote Saddlebag

Giant Loop’s GL Mounts are the universal motorcycle soft luggage mounting solution, compatible with virtually all dual sport soft luggage.

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