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Running Over Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder With Truck

By | 4x4, Adventure Touring, ATV, FAQ, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, Racer, Side By Side, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, SxS, Tech Tips, travel, UTV, Video

Today, we answer the question: Can you run over the Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder with a truck without causing leaks or damage?

Can you do this with your plastic gas can? People ask if Giant Loop’s Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder is tough, so we put the 5-gallon Gas Bag to the test by running over it repeatedly with a Nissan Titan half ton pick-up truck. Not only did it not pop or leak, it barely left a mark, even when the truck tire pushes it and makes it roll on the asphalt parking lot.

Giant Loop Tow Strap

By | Blog, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Tech Tips

A trail essential!
Our Tow Strap is something every rider should start their ride with in case of emergency. It can easily be strapped from your foot-peg to the other bikes foot-peg to ensure everyone makes it back to camp safely.
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WLF Enduro including the Tow Strap in their new Tactical Vest setup, go check it out on their page!

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Garmin Presentation at Giant Loop Garage Night

By | Blog, Giant Loop Gear, News, Tech Tips

Do you have a Garmin inReach or inReach Mini and want to know more about it? Or are you interested in getting one in the future? Well you’re in luck!
Wednesday 7/ 17 from 6-8, a Garmin Rep will be joining us at our Garage Night at the Giant Loop shop to give a presentation on these two products and answering any questions you may have!
We’re located at 63025 O.B Riley Rd #6 Bend, OR 97701.
See you there!

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NEW Tracker Packer™ Ruggedized Holsters Secure Garmin inReach Mini and SPOT Gen3 Emergency Beacon to User for Maximum Backcountry Safety

By | 4x4, Adventure Touring, ATV, bike packing, Camping, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, holiday gifts for motorcyclists, New Product, Overland, paddlesports, Racer, Side By Side, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, stocking stuffers, SxS, Tech Tips, travel, under $60, UTV

 

 

Adventure gear innovator Giant Loop just released a major update of its Tracker Packer™ line of ruggedized holsters for GPS-enabled emergency beacons/communicators. Two new models, compatible with SPOT Gen3 and with Garmin inReach Mini, feature redundant anchor straps, quick-adjusting accessory arm bands, unobstructed view of and access to all controls and an included redundant tether adding yet another layer of security.

Tracker Packers enable backcountry adventurers who travel beyond cell phone range to stay safer during all of their outdoor adventures — motorcycling, snowmobiling, snow biking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, boating, skiing/snowboarding — with help the push of a button away. Following best safety practices, the Tracker Packer firmly attaches the emergency device to the user’s backpack shoulder strap, upper arm or lower leg, reducing the risk of the device separating from the user or not being within reach and in plain sight when need arises.

The Gear Institute recently wrote in a test review that “Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer addresses a real need for those of us who routinely escape the bonds of cell towers, extending the usability of potentially lifesaving technology even in dire situations. Best of all, the Tracker Packer keeps the satellite messenger within easy reach – and quickly accessible – should an emergency arise. After all, isn’t that when you absolutely need the messenger the most?”

Featuring redundant closures, multiple connections, and tether points, the compact and lightweight Tracker Packer is designed to remain secure, even in the roughest, most extreme conditions. By keeping the device in a visible, easy-to-access location, anyone on scene in the event of an emergency can quickly deploy the device’s SOS signal sending the GPS location to an international emergency response coordination center.

Tracker Packers for Garmin inReach Mini and SPOT Gen3 are not just for emergencies. When traveling beyond cell service, backcountry travelers can communicate via satellite text messages, sent and received directly from the Garmin inReach Mini. OK and other pre-programmed messaged can be sent from the SPOT Gen3.

Giant Loop donates a portion of all Tracker Packer sales to the nonprofit Kurt Caselli Foundation, which focuses on the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry. Giant Loop worked with US off-road motorcycle racing legend Quinn Cody to test and develop the Tracker Packer holsters.

Tracker Packer features include a high-visibility tag imprinted with “SOS,” elastic antennae anchor (Garmin only), screen prints of the Kurt Caselli Foundation’s “Caselli 66” logo and Giant Loop’s GL logo, a redundant double hook-and-loop attachment system, a heavy duty hook-and-loop extension band for wearing on the upper arm or lower leg above the boot, grippy backing, foam padding to absorb shock and vibration and a redundant tether cord for additional security.

Constructed with military-specification components and materials, the Tracker Packer for Garmin inReach Mini and Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 are backed by Giant Loop’s limited lifetime warranty. USA MSRP is $39. The Tracker Packer is available bundled with the Garmin inReach Mini or SPOT Gen3 exclusively at Giant Loop’s GL Adventure Shop warehouse showroom in Bend, Oregon, and at www.giantloopmoto.com. For more information and to contribute to the Kurt Caselli Foundation, visit www.kurtcaselli.com.

Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer and adventure details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com or www.giantloopsnow.com.

New Tail Racks!

By | Blog, FAQ, Giant Loop Gear, News, Saddlebags, Tech Tips

Get em while they’re hot! 🔥
Pre order the new tail rack to reserve one from the first production run! If you reserve your order you will receive free shipping and a FREE gift included!
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The tail rack bolts to the plastic rear fender creating solid anchor points for Giant Loop gear.
https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/giant-loop-tail-rack/…

Giant Loop Snow Gear for Snowmobiles and Snow Bikes – Winter 2018/2019

By | Arctic Cat, Beta, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Polaris, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Tech Tips, Timbersled, Video

Giant Loop Snow Gear for Snowmobiles and Snow Bikes – Winter 2018/2019

Here’s a quick overview of Giant Loop Snow‘s adventure proof packing systems and gear for snowbikes and snowmobiles. Rugged, lightweight, stable and waterproof define Giant Loop Snow’s mountain performance. Every snow rider should carry basic first aid, survival supplies, tools, spare goggles, gloves and other essentials. Giant Loop makes it easy with quick mounting waterproof roll-top dry bags designed specifically for winter backcountry travel.

Featured on this KTM 450 SXF + Timbersled snowbike: Revelstoke Tunnel Bag, Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder, Possibles Pouch, Fender/Number Plate Bag, Lift Strap, Bushwackers Hand Guards, stainless steel GL Mounts, stretch polyurethane Pronghorn Straps and the Diablo Pro Tank Bag.

Giant Loop Snow. Designed in Bend, Oregon USA by riders. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty. Universal fit on Timbersled, Moto-Trax, Camso, CMX, Yeti Snow MX, Polaris, Yamaha, Arctic Cat, Ski-doo model snowbikes and snowmobiles.

Trusted by pros:

NEW Revelstoke Tunnel Bag in Snow Bike World

“Well, after three months on the back of our 2014 Polaris 800 Pro-RMK, it still looks like new and everything we stored inside was kept safe and, more importantly, dry.” — Snoriders long term test

“There simply is no other luggage system out there utilizing such high quality materials and construction that would keep me moving forward under such user abuse.” – Kirk Hastings, Snowxcapes Team 7, podium finisher at the world’s longest snowmobile endurance race, Cain’s Quest in Labrador, Canada

“I can’t say enough good things about this product and if you need a simple, tough and reliable storage option for any machine, I highly recommend Giant Loop.” – Sledworthy Magazine

“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

“. . . 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

CREDITS: Mike Chesney (ARM Services), Vernon Snow MX, Rory Sullivan, Beta Polska, Donni Reddington, Kevin Hooper

Two-Up Motorcycle Camping Tour on KTM 1090 Adventure with Giant Loop Packing System

By | Adventure Touring, Camping, Dealers, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Panniers, Riders, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Two-Up Motorcycle Camping Tour on KTM 1090 Adventure with Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts, Fandango Pro Tank Bag

From Steve from Penco Power Products in Kalispell, Montana:
“Go light, go fast, go far is a load of crap once my wife figured out she could pack 90 liters of stuff!!! Lol We absolutely love these bags and after a 1000 mile trip with enough camping gear and clothes for two people, we can’t say enough about them. We had everything we needed to be comfortable.”

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop's Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop's Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop's Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Two-up motorcycle camping on KTM Adventure with Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts + Fandango Pro Tank Bag

June Special 20% off MotoTrekk Panniers

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Deals, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Panniers, Tech Tips

JUNE SPECIAL 20% OFF MOTOTREKK PANNIERS!

Just $271.20 a pair, these waterproof, rack mounted Panniers pack 21 liters of gear in each side, and they require no additional mounting hardware. MotoTrekk Panniers fit virtually every side luggage rack system with a “hoop” style design, including Touratech, BMW OE, KTM Powerparts, Givi, Hepko-Becker, SW-Mototech, Vanasche, Dirtracks and more! The ingenius anchor strap design does double duty, compressing the Panniers against the frame for stability regardless of whether they’re full or empy AND tightening the anchor straps that secure the Panniers to the rack. To dismount, simply disconnect the the side release buckles and pull slack through to remove anchor hooks. https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/mototrekk-panniers/

KTM 1090 Adventure R with Touratech racks:

Honda Africa Twin with Give racks:

BMW F800GSA with OE BMW racks:

BMW F800GS Adventure with Giant Loop's MotoTrekk Panniers

BMW F800GS Adventure with Giant Loop’s MotoTrekk Panniers

Kawasaki KLR 650

Giant Loop MotoTrekk Panniers motorcycle soft luggage

Giant Loop MotoTrekk Panniers motorcycle soft luggage on Kawasaki KLR 650 at 6th Annual Giant Loop Ride.

Honda CRF250L with Happy Trails rack:

Giant Loop's MotoTrekk Panniers on Steph Jeavons's Honda CRF250L

Giant Loop’s MotoTrekk Panniers on Steph Jeavons’s Honda CRF250L

Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventure with Rally Raid racks:

MotoTrekk Panniers by Giant Loop on Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventure

MotoTrekk Panniers by Giant Loop on Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventure

Yamaha WR250

Giant Loop’s Bushwackers Hand Guards Keep Hands and Controls Warm, Dry, Protected

By | Adventure Touring, Arctic Cat, ATV, Ducati, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, holiday gifts for motorcyclists, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Tech Tips, under $60, Video

Droppin’ into the weather? Combine Bushwackers Hand Guards with rigid hand guards/deflectors and heated grips for the ultimate protection against the elements. Ride safer and longer with warm, dry and clean hands and controls. Essential gear for motorcycles, snow bikes and snowmobiles. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Motorcycle must be equipped with rigid hand guards or deflectors to support Bushwackers while riding.

Bushwackers Hand Guards – features, benefits, specs:

Cold/wet weather comfort
Brush, mud and trail protection
Strap on/off in seconds
Multiple mounting configurations to fit most motorcycle makes/models equipped with rigid hand guards and/or deflectors
Tough stretch polyurethane strap (can be used separately)
Custom wind foil shapes
No stitching or pieces to fail
When not using Bushwackers Hand Guards, straps have a thousand other uses: Lash water bottles, fuel, gear to tail rack. Hold flashlight in place while working in dark. And many others!
Made in USA

Fandango Pro Tank Bag on Ducati Scrambler

By | Adventure Touring, Ducati, FAQ, Fitment, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, Video

Not everyone rides with Giant Loop. But for a decade, riders, travelers and explorers have relied on Giant Loop for tested, proven solutions for the most extreme adventures on Planet Earth. Limited lifetime warranty. Designed in Bend, Oregon. Made in USA. Ridden worldwide. Tougher than you. Go light. Go fast. Go far.

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Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag (8 liters) and Diablo Pro Tank Bag (4 liters) use the same three-point harness to securely anchor to virtually every motorcycle’s gas tank (or intake shrouds on bikes with fuel under the seat) – including the popular Scrambler models by Ducati, Triumph, BMW, etc.. Use Giant Loop’s Vinyl Protective film beneath the Tank Bag harness and straps to prevent scuffing and dulling the gloss coat on painting surfaces. Every Giant Loop Tank Bag includes a waterproof inner liner Dry Pod making the highly water resistant outer shell 100% waterproof inside for extreme riding conditions. Electronics pass-through, mesh exterior and under-lid pockets, divider, interior lined with hook-and-loop accepting fabric for camera bag dividers. Not everyone rides with a Giant Loop Tank Bag. But for a decade travelers, explorers and adventurers around the globe have relied on Giant Loop gear on the most extreme journeys. MADE IN USA. LIMITED LIFETIME WARRANTY. Go light. Go fast. Go far.

Ducati Scrambler Ready for Travel with Great Basin Saddlebag, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag and Bushwackers Hand Guards

By | Adventure Touring, Ducati, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Tech Tips, Video

Giant Loop’s rackless motorcycle saddlebag, the Great Basin Saddlebag, mounts to virtually every motorcycle designed to carry a passenger. Combined with Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag and Bushwackers Hand Guards, this Ducati Scrambler is ready for multi-day adventure. And at the end of the trip, simply unstrap Giant Loop soft luggage and gear, leaving nothing on the naked motorcycle! Go light. Go fast. Go far.

Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag fits virtually every motorcycle designed to carry a passenger, mounting to the passenger seat secured by side anchors straps connected to the passenger peg mounts. The Great Basin Saddlebag includes a set of 3 waterproof Saddlebag Dry Pods with air purge valves and a Hot Spring Heat Shield to defend the Saddlebag against exhaust heat.

Plus, Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag weighs a fraction of other company’s versions of our horseshoe-shaped saddlebag (such as the Mosko Moto Reckless 80L System) – also costs nearly $100 less, is trimmer, less complicated, fewer straps, cleaner, more minimalist, rugged and durable design, proven world wide since 2008. Made in USA. Backed by a limited lifetime warranty against defects for the original purchaser.

Quinn Cody’s KTM USA Project KTM 1290 Super Adventure R with Round The World Panniers + GL Pannier Mounts

By | Adventure Touring, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Panniers, Racer, Riders, Tech Tips, Video

Quinn Cody’s KTM USA Project KTM 1290 Super Adventure R with Round The World Panniers + GL Pannier Mounts

Quinn Cody’s KTM USA Project KTM 1290 Super Adventure R: Quinn Cody from KTM’s R&D Department shows Upshift his 1290 Project bike.

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Ducati Scrambler Kitted for Adventure with Giant Loop Motorcycle Soft Luggage

By | Adventure Touring, Camping, Ducati, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, Video

We’ve outfitted this Ducati Scrambler for a weekend, week or even extended long haul adventure motorcycle travel with our Giant Loop adventure proof packing system of soft luggage for motorcycles. Designed to fit virtually any motorcycle equipped with passenger pegs, the Great Basin Saddlebag mounts on the passenger seat, anchored to the passenger peg mounts and the rear “fender” assembly – no luggage racks, mounts or braces required. The Fandango Pro Tank Bag keeps smaller items like phone, camera, wallet and other essentials handy, while the Zigzag Handlebar Bag stores other small items within easy reach. We’ve added the Bushwackers Hand Guards, which strap over rigid deflectors to protect hands and controls from rain, cold, mud and brush. All it needs is a skid plate . . .

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop's Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop's Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Great Basin Saddlebag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Bushwackers Hand Guards

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Great Basin Saddlebag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Bushwackers Hand Guards

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop's Great Basin Saddlebag

Ducati Scrambler with Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag

Weighs a fraction of other motorcycle soft luggage designs based on Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag, such as the Mosko Moto RECKLESS 80L SYSTEM (V2.0) – also trimmer, less complicated, fewer straps, cleaner, more minimalist, rugged and durable design, proven world wide since 2008.

Quinn Cody on KTM 1090 Adventure R with Round The World Panniers + GL Pannier Mounts on the KTM Powerparts luggage rack

By | Adventure Touring, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Photos, Racer, Riders, Tech Tips
Quinn Cody KTM 1090 Adventure Round The World Panniers GL Pannier Mounts

Quinn Cody on his KTM 1090 Adventure R equipped with Round The World Panniers + GL Pannier Mounts on the KTM Powerparts luggage rack. Photo: Simon Cudby, Upshift Online

When Baja racing legend and KTM North America R&D chief Quinn Cody needs gear, he calls Giant Loop! Why? Because he knows GL holds up to hard off-road riding! Here’s a great shot by Simon Cudby of Upshift Online: Quinn Cody on his KTM 1090 Adventure R equipped with Round The World Panniers + GL Pannier Mounts on the KTM Powerparts luggage rack!

Giant Loop Lift Strap Makes Handy Grab Handle for Snow Bikes, Dirt Bikes

By | Adventure Touring, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Snow, Snow Bike, stocking stuffers, Straps, Tech Tips, Timbersled, under $60, Video

AVAILABLE NOW: https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product/giant-loop-lift-strap/

Giant Loop Lift Strap Makes Handy Grab Handle for Snow Bikes, Dirt Bikes

The Giant Loop Lift Strap securely attaches to the fork tubes and tail of snow bikes (Timbersled, CMX, Yeti Snow MX, MotoTrax, Camso) dirt bikes, adventure and dual-sport motorcycles – as well as snowmobiles, hard luggage cases, etc. – providing a sturdy grab handle to help tug, pull or lift the motorcycle through those tough spots on the trail when you need a little boost over an obstacle or out of mud hole. Constructed of durable nylon webbing and a comfortable molded rubber handle, the Giant Loop Lift Strap also makes an excellent carry handle for motorcycle panniers and hard luggage. The Giant Loop Lift Strap and Giant Loop Tow Strap are must-haves for your adventure touring motorcycle safety kit: Simple tools that can make big problems much easier to manage.

New Giant Loop Product: Anchor Strap Kit for Snowmobiles, Snow Bikes, ATVs, UTVs, 4x4s

By | Arctic Cat, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Polaris, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Straps, Tech Tips, Timbersled, under $60, Video
Giant Loop Snow Anchor Strap Kit

Giant Loop Snow Anchor Strap Kit includes everything shown in this photo.

Combine the lightweight, militrary-spec Anchor Strap Kit with Giant Loop’s expedition ready waterproof/mudproof/snowproof/dustproof Dry Bags for the ultimate packing solution for snowmobiles, snow bikes (Timbersled, Yeti Snow MX, CMX, MotoTrax, Camso), ATVs, UTVs and overland 4×4 vehicles. Perfectly pairs with Giant Loop’s 1-, 2-, 3- and 5-gallon Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders too!

This set of 2 heavy-duty yet lightweight Anchor Straps is constructed with 1″ nylon webbing, military-spec side-release buckles and fasteners, securing to tunnels, decks, storage boxes, etc. with 4 stainless steel GL mounts with included stainless steel hardware (washers, nylock nuts, carriage bolts and button head bolts).

Video: Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer Ruggedized Holsters for SPOT Gen3, Garmin inReach, DeLorme inReach

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Camping, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, holiday gifts for motorcyclists, New Product, Tech Tips, Timbersled, Video

Tracker Packer review by The Gear Institute: “Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer addresses a real need for those of us who routinely escape the bonds of cell towers, extending the usability of potentially lifesaving technology even in dire situations. Best of all, the Tracker Packer keeps the satellite messenger within easy reach – and quickly accessible – should an emergency arise. After all, isn’t that when you absolutely need the messenger the most?”

Adventure proof packing and gear systems innovator Giant Loop has added a third model to its Tracker Packer™ line of ruggedized holsters for GPS-enabled emergency beacons/communicators, the new Tracker Packer for Garmin inReach beacons and two-way satellite communicators. Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer enables backcountry adventurers who travel beyond cell phone range to stay safer during all outdoor adventures — motorcycling, snowmobiling, snow biking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, boating — with help the push of a button away. Following best safety practices, the Tracker Packer firmly attaches the Garmin inReach Explorer or SE device to the user’s backpack shoulder strap, outerwear, or upper arm, reducing the risk of the device separating from the user or not being within reach and in plain sight. Although wearing the Tracker Packer is the best safety practice, it can also be used to attach the device to a vehicle or other location.

Featuring redundant closures, multiple connections, and tether points, the Tracker Packer is designed to remain secure, even in the roughest, most extreme conditions. By keeping the device in a visible, easy-to-access location, anyone on scene in the event of an emergency can quickly deploy the Garmin inReach’s SOS signal sending the GPS location to an international emergency response coordination center.

The Tracker Packer for Garmin inReach is not just for emergencies. When traveling beyond cell service, backcountry travelers can let family and friends know they are OK, and satellite text messages can be sent and received directly from the device.

Giant Loop donates a portion of all Tracker Packer sales to the nonprofit Kurt Caselli Foundation, which focuses on the safety of riders and racers in the off-road motorcycling industry. Giant Loop worked with US off-road motorcycle racing legend Quinn Cody to test and develop the Tracker Packer holsters. Other Tracker Packer models include the Tracker Packer for DeLorme inReach and the Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3.

Tracker Packer features include a high-visibility closure printed with “EMERGENCY” and the Kurt Caselli Foundation’s “Caselli 66” logo, a redundant double hook-and-loop Garmin inReach attachment system, a heavy duty hook-and-loop extension band for wearing on the upper arm, Slip-Not grippy backing, foam padding to absorb shock and vibration, reflective trim for visibility, fully bound seams and webbing loops with grommets for additional mounting and tethering options.

Made in USA with military-specification components and materials, the Tracker Packer for Garmin inReach is backed by Giant Loop’s limited lifetime warranty. USA MSRP is $50. The Tracker Packer is available bundled with the Garmin inReach Explorer or SE exclusively at Giant Loop’s GL Adventure Shop warehouse showroom in Bend, Oregon, and at www.giantloopmoto.com. For more information and to contribute to the Kurt Caselli Foundation, visit http://www.kurtcaselli.com.

Video: Giant Loop Snow Waterproof Tunnel Bags & Gear Anchor System for Snowmobiles & Snow Bikes

By | Arctic Cat, Dry Bags, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Polaris, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Straps, Tech Tips, Timbersled, Video

Here’s a quick look at the most complete fender-to-fender gear system designed for snow bikes – like Timbersled, Yeti Snow MX, Camso and MotoTraxx. Giant Loop’s waterproof Torngat Tunnel Bag for snowmobiles and snow bikes includes a integrated anchor straps, stainless steel mounts and hardware – a complete gear packing solution for winter adventure. Lightweight, super rugged and stable for hard on- and off-piste riding, Joshua Cole, guide and owner at North Cascades Mountain Guides wrote in Off-Piste magazine that “. . . the Giant Loop system is the slickest, cleanest and simplest plug and play system I’ve found for carrying gear on my snowmobile.”

Check out Giant Loop Snow’s gear for snow bikes, snowmobiles and winter backcountry adventure!

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Video: Giant Loop Snow Fender Bag & Number Plate Bag for Snowbikes – Timbersled, Camso, etc.

By | Arctic Cat, Dry Bags, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Polaris, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, stocking stuffers, Tech Tips, Timbersled

Gear up for winter adventure with complete snow bike solutions from Giant Loop Snow!

UPDATED FOR 2017! The NEW roll top Giant Loop Fender Bag / Number Plate Bag for snow bikes – Timbersled, MotoTraxx, Yeti Snow MX, Camso – is now RF-welded, 100% waterproof, snow-proof and a roomy 3.5-liters in volume — enough capacity for tools, emergency supplies, snacks, spare gloves or anything else riders need to secure to the plastic fender of virtually any dirt bike plastic fender. Go light. Go fast. Go far.

Honda Africa Twin with Mototrekk Panniers

Giant Loop Mototrekk Panniers and the Honda Africa twin

By | Blog, Camping, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, New Product, Panniers, Tech Tips

The Honda Africa Twin and Giant Loop Mototrekk Panniers

 

Jeff, from Tucker Rocky recently sent us some photos of his set up on his Honda Africa Twin. He used Givi Quick release side racks (Tucker Rocky and Givi Part #PLR1144) for mounting, looping the quick release loops of the Giant Loop Mototrekk Panniers around the 4 corners to secure.

 

Honda Africa Twin with Mototrekk Panniers

Givi Quick Side Release Racks – Honda Africa Twin

Honda Africa Twin with Mototrekk Panniers

Honda Africa Twin with Mototrekk Panniers

 

Honda Africa Twin with Mototrekk Panniers

Honda Africa Twin with Mototrekk Panniers

The bags mount securely with no movement and still leave a ton of space on top of the bike for a dry bag or top case.

Jeff also uses a Fandango Tank Bag Pro on his Twin. The medium sized tank bag is 8L in capacity, waterproof and attaches securely to the bike with a harness. Two sturdy side zippers make it easy to access the fuel fill or remove the bag entirely for security.

Honda Africa Twin Fandango Tank Bag

Honda Africa Twin Fandango Tank Bag

 

Jenny Morgan Illustrates how to Pack Light with the Coyote Saddlebag

By | Camping, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Rally Raid Products, Riders, Saddlebags, Tech Tips, Video | No Comments

Jenny Morgan; Dakar veteran, freelance photo-journalist, Rally Raid spokesperson and all around bad-ass lays out her packing strategy in this video.

Jenny travels with a Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebag on her Honda Rally Raid CB500 and show us just what Go Light, Go fast, Go far really means.

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Customer Question: Great Basin Saddlebag vs Coyote Saddlebag, Tips for GL Mounts

By | FAQ, Fitment, KTM, Saddlebags, Tech Tips

Customer Question: Great Basin Saddlebag vs Coyote Saddlebag, Tips for GL Mounts

Customer email question:
Hi. I need some advice on mounting a giant loop great basin on a 2011 ktm 450.

Im having huge problems securing it to the back fender.
I also need the bag repaired. Because i couldn’t mount it properly, one of the straps completely tore off the back. Have you got any recommended repairers in Victoria Australia.

I bought your stainless mounts and attached them to the frame where my legs are. Problem is the boots are wearing the straps away at the mount. One of the straps also worked its way thru the groove and the bag completely came off the bike. I was thinking of welding the mount closed and just feeding the strap thru. Also was going to hammer the mount straight so it doesnt expose the strap to any wear.

Also have a 2008 250 with a coyote which seems ok. If you have any advice on this setup, it would be appreciated also.

Giant Loop’s email reply:
First, thank you very much for choosing Giant Loop for your adventures! I have CC’d our Australian distributor, Adventure Moto, so they can follow up with you regarding local repair options, etc. Adventure Moto has been our exclusive distributor in Australia since 2009, and we appreciate you supporting them with your business.

The short answer: Giant Loop’s Great Basin Saddlebag is designed to fit “virtually any motorcycle designed to carry a passenger.”

Your dirt bike is not designed to carry a passenger – it is not equipped with passenger pegs. See Packing Systems diagram.

The Great Basin Saddlebag sits on the passenger seat and anchors to the passenger peg mounts in a vertical position.

The Coyote Saddlebag is specifically designed for dirt, dual sport, endure and other bike types that are not built to carry a passenger. It mounts behind the seat and anchors to the frame/subframe/GL Mounts in a diagonal position. So, yes the Coyote Saddlebag fits both of your dirt bikes perfectly.

I you need additional packing capacity for the Coyote Saddlebag, add a Rogue Dry Bag and 2 Possibles Pouches.

Or, position some of your gear on the front of the bike with a Diablo Pro Tank Bag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Pannier Pockets and/or Fender Bag.

Regarding the GL Mounts – please see the attached photo of the Mount installed on the exhaust side of our KTM 500 EXC.

Giant Loop's stainless steel GL Mounts installed with round button-head bolt and anchor strap wrapped around mount to protect boot and pant leg from abrasion.

Giant Loop’s stainless steel GL Mounts installed with round button-head bolt and anchor strap wrapped around mount to protect boot and pant leg from abrasion.

Note that we have replaced the stock bolt with a button head bolt to help prevent wear from the square-edged bolt. Also please note how we wrap the extra webbing around the mount to protect our pants/boots from abrasion. These are simple steps that will instantly eliminate abrasion issues. With respect to your strap coming loose: The Mounts are designed for the webbing anchor strap to pull in a straight line, not at an angle. In our laboratory tests of the linear pull strength of our Mounts, the metal will actually bend before the strap pulls through when the force is in a straight line. The root problem may be that the Great Basin Saddlebag doesn’t mount in the correct position on your bikes, so the webbing anchor strap is pulled at angle. If you never want the strap to come out of the Mount even when it’s pulled at angle, then use metal tri-glide buckles to lock the strap into the Mount.

We and our customer have ridden many thousands of miles with our Saddlebags mounted without the GL Mounts. They are intended to be a convenience – they are not necessary components. If they are causing you problems instead of solving problems, you might consider simply anchoring the straps to the frame/subframe as we have done for year before we started making the GL Mounts.

I hope I’ve answered your questions and addressed your concerns. Please share this information with your riding friends and help us help riders avoid problems that are easily solved. And please follow up with Adventure Moto – and give them your business.

Go light, go fast, go far,
Team GL

NEW! GL Pannier Mounts for Motorcycle Soft Luggage

By | Blog, BMW, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, New Product, Panniers, Suzuki, Tech Tips, Triumph, Video, Yamaha

GL Pannier Mounts for Motorcycle Soft Luggage – now available for pre-order, shipping September 25!

Giant Loop's GL Pannier Mount for motorcycle soft luggage and gear

Giant Loop’s GL Pannier Mount for motorcycle soft luggage and gear

Introducing GL Pannier Mounts for motorcycle soft luggage! Designed in Bend, Oregon by Giant Loop, these ultra light, ultra tough quick release, quick mount, lockable powder coated aluminum plates secure Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers, MotoTrekk Panniers, RotoPax gas cans and other gear to most side luggage racks with flat, vertical hoops constructed with 18mm round tubing. Examples: Touratech and the BMW R1200GS Adventure’s OEM luggage rack (Giant Loop adapter required for exhaust side of BMW GSA). Other adapters and mounting options available soon.

WEIGHS JUST 3.6 lbs. Sold as a set of two, with two keys included. Order now!

Honda CB 500 with Mototrekk Panniers

Giant Loop Moto Packing Chart and Product Table

By | Blog, Camping, Dealers, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Tech Tips

At Giant Loop Moto we are constantly getting asked all kinds of great questions on luggage set ups and how to pick the right gear.

Everyone eventually develops their own personal packing system and camping style, but until then it’s hard to know where to start.

You have to ask yourself, what is my ultimate goal? Am I going to be a day tripper? A weekend warrior? A long distance traveller? Live on the bike? Will I always be camping or find hotels along the way? Some of you will do both day missions and longer trips and you’ll need different set ups for each application —no one needs a Great Basin Saddlebag for a day trip (unless it’s to the grocery store), nor do you want to be deciding whether or not you can cram in that pair of flip flops for the week long mission exploring the Oregon coast (trust us, don’t be a hero, take the flip flops) Even further, you may have more than one motorcycle (you’re one of those aren’t you?) which each require completely different systems.

We have developed some handy tools to give you an overview of all Giant Loop has to offer.

One is a Giant Loop Product Chart with sizes, capacities and weights and the second a packing systems diagram to illustrate how our products fit on dual-sport, enduro and adventure touring set ups – both courtesy of the uber-talented Moser Graphics.

And, if you still have questions check out our array of blog posts on fitment for all kinds on motorcycles or contact us though our website, and Facebook page!

Go light. Go fast. Go Far!

Giant Loop Moto Product Comparison Chart

Giant Loop Product Chart

Giant Loop Packing System Diagram

Giant Loop Packing System Diagram

Coyote Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag Pro Fitment On Honda Africa Twin

By | Blog, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Nate, a local Bend customer, came by the Adventure Shop today with his brand new Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L to show us his fitting for his Coyote Saddlebag.

Honda Africa Twin and Coyote Saddlebag

Honda Africa Twin and Coyote Saddlebag

 

At 39L, the saddlebag fits perfectly behind the rider with room to spare for a dry bag or duffle to supplement bigger trips. Even with the passenger footpegs removed, the lower anchor points on the bag fasten nicely to the frame to keep the bag out of the way with zero movement. The shape of the Coyote lends itself well to this bike, as it angles forward instead of down thus  avoiding the wide pipe.

Conveniently the Coyote fender hooks fit perfectly and positively in the Twin’s existing hard luggage mounting points.

 

Honda Africa Twin and Coyote Saddlebag    Honda Africa Twin and Coyote Saddlebag

The Giant Loop Fandango is also a great fit on this bike, sculpting well over the tank. East to access the fuel fill and see the dash instruments.

Nate is about to head out on the Washington BDR. We thing this is a great set up for his trip!