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
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!
“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. . . . . ”
Thank you ADV Pulse for the thorough and well-researched review of 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.”
“Melting Pot – Five ways to improve your ride
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.”
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
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:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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:
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.
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.?
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
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.
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’s GL Mounts are the universal motorcycle soft luggage mounting solution, compatible with virtually all dual sport soft luggage.
Here’s how to install Giant Loop’s Kiger Tank Bag, Fandango Tank Bag or Diablo Tank Bag on motorcycles – like the BMW GS models or the Honda CB500X shown in the video – that do not have exposed frame rails. By removing the seat, installing the Tank Bag Harness, putting the seat back down and tightening, the mounting is clean and tidy! #golightgofastgofar
Not sure which Giant Loop product?is going to best suit your needs? CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A PDF Comparison Chart of the 2015 Giant Loop Moto Collection! #golightgofastgofar
Local rider Geoff’s Suzuki DRZ400 is about as nicely set up as any we’ve seen, with Trail Tech Voyager GPS, Race Tech Suspension, full Yoshimura Exhaust and aftermarket carb. Here are some details about his MoJavi Saddlebag installation using the new Giant Loop (GL) Mounts, which will work great with the Coyote Saddlebag and Great Basin Saddlebag, too. #golightgofastgofar
Geoff is using the Giant Loop GL Mounts, sharing a bolt point with his Suzuki DRZ400’s passenger peg mounts. GL Mounts help keep straps away from hot exhaust and shorten anchor strap length to maximize stability of Giant Loop Saddlebag installation.
Geoff’s using a small spacer to set the Giant Loop GL Mount away from the passenger peg’s other bolt and to give plenty of room to work when anchoring Giant Loop Saddelbags and soft luggage to dirt bikes and dual sport motorcycles.
Giant Loop’s GL Mounts make a clean installation, with straps kept away from boots on both sides.
Since Geoff leaves the MoJavi Saddlebag mounted on his Suzuki DRZ400 all the time, he’s using a hard-mount bolt-on installation (which can also be done with Giant Loop’s Coyote Saddlebag).
Two bolts through the dirt bike’s rear plastic fender and metal fender brace, a couple of washers and nylock nuts, and the Giant Loop Saddlebag is not coming off. Period.
Geoff secures the zip-off sleeves of his riding jacket to the front fender with Giant Loop’s Rubber Boa Straps.
Thanks XLADV.com for the review and especially for mentioning zipper care (that’s one reason why your Fandango Tank Bag has served your well for so long)! The new Giant Loop Tank Bag Dry Pod fits all models of the Fandango and Diablo Tank Bag. Check out the new Fandango Pro Tank Bag with integrated electronics pass-through, concealed document pocket, bigger map pocket, rider-facing outside mesh pocket and more rider-friendly features. #golightgofastgofar
Two Bend, Oregon-based companies with products on a motorcycle adventure in South America: HydroFlask and Giant Loop!
After multiple, repeated requests, Giant Loop produced a Limited Edition MoJavi Saddlebag in ORANGE – as shown on our dusty covered KTM 500 EXC fresh from the Desert 100 in Washington.
Only 50 of these special MoJavi Saddlebags were made, and they are available exclusively from Giant Loop. Price is $225 (same as the standard MoJavi Saddlebag). AS AN ADDED BONUS we are including a pair of our new GL Mounts – no additional charge.
Choose your options below: MoJavi Saddlebag only, MoJavi with Hot Springs Heat Shield, MoJavi with Labrador Dry Pods (set of 2) and MoJavi with Heat Shield and Dry Pods.?No other deals, discounts or special pricing apply to this Limited Edition MoJavi Saddlebag in Orange.
NOTE: If you already paid a deposit to reserve your Limited Edition ORANGE MoJavi Saddlebag, you will receive a PayPal invoice in your email for the remaining balance – do not order here!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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
?. . . 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
“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
SORRY, WE’RE BOOKED UP FOR OUR 2015 GIANT LOOP RIDE. SCROLL DOWN TO SIGN THE WAITING LIST.
If you have already reserved your space with a paid deposit, you can pay the second half here to be paid in full:
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.
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!
Great camping – and rental cabins (book directly with Summer Lake Hot Springs) await at the end of the trail.
Enjoy the genuine Oregon Backcountry motorcycle experience with your friends.
We’ll send more specifics and details in the next few weeks, but here are the basics:
Giant Loop OHV trash pick day! Come a day early and help us clean up local riding areas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
First look at the CCM GP-450 with Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag and Diablo Pro Tank Bag at the MC M?ssan in Stockholm, Sweden! Thank you to Explore 360!
Giant Loop is donating a portion of all Tracker Packer sales to support the Kurt Caselli Foundation’s mission:
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Photo update from Tolga Basol’s “Ride Must Go On” travels around the world. For the past few months, he’s been in the USA after retrieving his KTM 1190 Adventure from British Columbia, Canada, where it was ocean-freighted from Asia. Tolga’s Siskiyou Panniers, Tillamook Dry Bag and Fandango Pro Tank Bag have been punished over the past the year on a journey that began in Turkey and spanned the continent of Asia off-road.
Thanks BMW Owners News for highlighting the new 100% waterproof Columbia Dry Bag: “Better than top-loading duffels, Columbia Dry Bag opens from both ends, providing quick access to gear without unstrapping the Dry Bag from the motorcycle.”