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June 2016

Fandango Pro Tank Bag on Kawasaki KLR 650 Rides Trans-Amazonian Challenge

By | Blog, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Kawasaki, News, Photos, Reviews, Riders, Tank Bags

Fandango Pro Tank Bag on Kawasaki KLR 650 Rides Trans-Amazonian Challenge

Thank you Road Runner Motorcycle Touring and Travel Magazine for including Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag in Ken Freund’s story about his journey in completing the first Trans-Amazonian Challenge by MotoDiscovery and Motolombia. “The first Tans-Amazonian Challenge joint venture tour by MotoDiscovery and Motolombia is a daunting undertaking for participants and guides alike. A huge loop of northern South America is planned, more than 8,700 miles in 45 days, through eight countries.” Freund biked through Ecudor, Peru, Brazil, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and Venezuala with our Fandango Pro Tank Bag, as pictured in white, courtesy of our Colombian partner, Motolombia. The trusty tank bag withstood gravel and dirt roads, bridges, rocks and mountains without strain or damage to the bag itself or Freund’s Kawasaki KLR 650. The weather-proof Fandango Pro resisted all rain and splashing, keeping contents dry and secure while quietly resting on the gas tank. It comes complete with an easy-access zipper to the fuel tank, making refueling a non-issue in any location. Thanks again to Ken Freund and his team for trusting Giant Loop throughout their grand challenge.

Ken Freund uses his trusty Giant Loop Fandango Pro Tank Bag

Ken Freund uses his trusty Giant Loop Fandango Pro Tank Bag

A Brazilian local helps Freund fill his gas tank by simply unzipping the Fandango Pro Tank Bag from the included harness that is securely strapped to his Kawasaki KLR 650

A Brazilian local helps Freund fill his gas tank by simply unzipping the Fandango Pro Tank Bag from the included harness that is securely strapped to his Kawasaki KLR 650

Check out the Fandango Pro Tank Bag at Giant Loop

Road Runner Motorcycle Touring and Travel Magazine

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Great Basin Saddlebag: It really does fit virtually anything designed to carry a passenger, even scooters!

By | Blog, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Riders, Saddlebags, Uncategorized

Great Basin Saddle Bags – They really do fit virtually anything designed to carry a passenger, even scooters

Giant Loop customer Joel, recently took an amazing Italian adventure….on his scooter.

See his account below, and how he’s retrofitted the Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebags to suit his ride.

We have been on the road for 2 months and 3000 km, with all the clothes for two people stashed in the three dry pods. Although we have not been riding in the rain (much), the bag has seen a lot of rain this spring and so far no leaks when it is properly closed.

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The “motorcycle” is a little unconventional: a scooter. This made it a bit difficult to fit the bag on, as the usual exposed parts in a real motorcycle are all covered with plastic on a standard scooter. However, inside of the plastic the frame is not all that different. I had to create a couple of stainless-steel cable loops to extend the passenger foot peg frame inside the plastic so that they could be accessible.

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In addition, the standard scooter has a filler cap beneath the seat, so it was pretty important that I be able to get the bag off quickly when we fill up (every 200-250 km or so).

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Most scooters have a bit of a plastic frame behind the seat which is used to attach a top box, and on the Honda this is where I was able to hang on the straps for attachment. Overall, it takes me about a minute to loosen them and flop the bag down for gas tank access, which is not bad at all.

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Since I had to buy the stainless cable to make the loops, I also used it to make a security cable to hold the bag in place when we are parked. I put a small padlock on the end to keep it in place.

So far, no one has tried to get into it as far as I can tell, or pull it off the scooter. I strapped a Possibles Pouch on the outside to hold a water bottle and my sunglasses case, and it is working great. We have been on the road for 2 months and 3000 km, with all the clothes for two people stashed in the three dry pods. Although we have not been riding in the rain (much), the bag has seen a lot of rain this spring and so far no leaks when it is properly closed.

Thank you Joel!

How have you fit your Giant Loop Gear to your ride of choice? We’d love to hear from you.

NEW! Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust for Honda CB500 X/F/R

By | Blog, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, New Product, News, Photos, Rally Raid Products, Tech Tips

NEW! Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust for Honda CB500 X/F/R

The Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust fits Honda CB500F, Honda CB500R and Honda CB500X models, delivering a 1.1 HP gain, a 3.7 lb weight savings and only a slight increase of 1.5 dB in noise versus the large, heavy stock exhaust on the Honda CB500. It also eliminates the stock flared exhaust shield, which can be in the way of riding boots. The Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust features a unique precision formed, 6-facet profile and an aerospace derived multi-composite ‘Claw Contoured’’ outlet. The Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust also features a tempered/fused sleeve seam with compression coined ends and a GP-style double spring mount for easy “slip-on” installation. The Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust is available in Stainless Steel, Carbon Fiber and Titanium models.

Ride with confidence knowing that Scorpion Exhausts offers a Customer Damage Guarantee: crash and damage the Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust, and they will offer a 50% discount on a replacement.

Specifications
• Available in Brushed Stainless Steel, Carbon Fiber and Titanium
• Stainless mid-pipe
• Precision formed 6-facet profile
• Tempered/fused sleeve seam
• GP-style “slip on” double spring mount

scorpion serket taper exhaust honda cb500 titanium

scorpion serket taper exhaust honda cb500 titanium

scorpion serket taper exhaust for honda cb500 carbon fiber 379

scorpion serket taper exhaust for honda cb500 carbon fiber 379

scorpion serket taper exhaust for honda cb500x carbon fiber 379

scorpion serket taper exhaust for honda cb500x carbon fiber 379

Get Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer + SPOT Gen3, Qualify for 50% Off Rebate from SPOT

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Get Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer + SPOT Gen3, Qualify for 50% Off Rebate from SPOT

Now through July 31, purchase Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer and SPOT Gen3 combo, and SPOT emergency communication systems is offering a 50% off, mail-in rebate on their SPOT Gen3 device with the registration of their basic subscription service. New activation only, register through the SPOT website for complete details.

With SPOT, you can communicate with family, friends, work or emergency services from virtually anywhere in the world. Whether you’re sending for help or simply letting your friends and family know you are OK, you’ll never be limited by cellular reach again, whether you choose to get lost or need to be found.

Giant Loop’s Tracker Packer is a ruggedized holtser designed specifically for SPOT Gen3, enabling riders to secure the emergency beacon to a backpack strap, around an arm or other location (best practice is to keep the SPOT on the rider, not the bike). Working in conjunction with 4-time Baja 1000 winner Quinn Cody and the Kurt Caselli Foundation, Giant Loop developed the Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen 3 to help keep off-road racers safer. Giant Loop donates a portion of all sales of the Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 to the KURT CASELLI FOUNDATION! Stay safer in the backcountry during all of your outdoor adventures; motorcycling, snowmobiling, hiking, backpacking, climbing, biking, boating with help the push of a button away. The super rugged and secure Tracker Packer firmly attaches the SPOT Gen3 device to your pack’s shoulder strap, handlebars, fork tube, arm or many other locations.

NOTE: Wearing the Tracker Packer for SPOT Gen3 on your body with the unit in a horiztonal position is the best practice.

Available separately or packaged as a combo with the SPOT Gen3 for the same price as the device alone, this simple system represents peace of mind for you and the people who care about you!

Giant Loop Tracker Packer SPOT Gen3 Holster
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Video Overview of Giant Loop’s 2016 Adventure Proof Packing Systems & Gear

By | Blog, BMW, Camping, Events, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, Video

Video Overview of Giant Loop’s 2016 Adventure Proof Packing Systems & Gear

Overview video of most of Giant Loop’s entire product line for 2016. Giant Loop Adventure Proof Packing Systems & Gear on display in our vendor stand at the BMW MOA Riders of Oregon’s Chief Joseph Rally last weekend.

Prep for your next adventure today! https://www.giantloopmoto.com/product-categories/

Limited Edition ORANGE Siskiyou Panniers, Round The World Panniers, Kiger Tank Bag Available Now Exclusively From Giant Loop

By | Blog, BMW, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Panniers

Limited Edition ORANGE Siskiyou Panniers, Round The World Panniers, Kiger Tank Bag Available Now Exclusively From Giant Loop

NEW! In stock for summer 2016, the limited edition Siskiyou Panniers in Orange.

Named for the rugged mountain range in Southern Oregon/Northern California these panniers offer all the features of our standard Siskiyou panniers, including  a rugged, rackless (some motorcycles will require side luggage racks), lightweight design, flexible internal framesheet that conforms to an array of racks and motorcycle makes/models. The cross-over wings create a luggage platform for Dry Bags and gear. Secures to passenger footrest mounts and rides on rear rack and/or pillion seat.

These shiny new bags round out our latest line of limited edition products in orange including the Round the World Panniers (in stock), Kiger Tank Bags (in stock) and MoJavi Saddlebags (coming soon!), so you can color match our Panniers with a Kiger, Fandango or Diablo Tank Bag.

Available for shipping now. For more information and specs visit the Siskiyou Panniers product page.

Limited edition siskiyou pannier in orange

Limited edition siskiyou pannier in orange

 

Giant Loop In-Stock Product List for Monday, June 13, 2016

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Giant Loop In-Stock Product List for Monday, June 13, 2016

Here’s our in-stock Giant Loop products report for Monday, June 13, 2016 (note: this is for GL branded products only, camping gear and other third party items are not included but are in stock – it also does not include some new items, such as the GL Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap):

BNR2 – Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag
BWH – Bushwackers Hand Guards
CDB15 – Columbia Dry Bag
CSB14-B Coyote Saddlebag – black
CSB14-G Coyote Saddlebag – gray
CSB14-O Coyote Saddlebag – orange
CSB14-W Coyote Saddlebag – white
CSB14-Y Coyote Saddlebag – yellow
DTBP16-B Diablo Pro Tank Bag – black
DTBP16-G Diablo Pro Tank Bag – gray
DTBP16-O Diablo Pro Tank Bag – orange
DTBP16-W Diablo Pro Tank Bag – white
DTBP16-Y Diablo Pro Tank Bag – yellow
FDBG Fender Bag
FSB16 Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder
FTB14-B Fandango Standard Tank Bag – black only
FTBP16-B Fandango Pro Tank Bag – black
FTBP16-G Fandango Pro Tank Bag – gray
FTBP16-O Fandango Pro Tank Bag – orange
FTBP16-W Fandango Pro Tank Bag – white
FTBP16-Y Fandango Pro Tank Bag – yellow
FTH14 Kiger/Fandango/Diablo Tank Bag Harness
GBSB14-B Great Basin Saddlebag – black
GBSB14-G Great Basin Saddlebag – gray
GBSB14-O Great Basin Saddlebag – orange
GBSB14-W Great Basin Saddlebag – white
GBSB14-Y Great Basin Saddlebag – yellow
GLM15 Giant Loop Mounts
GRK Gear Repair Kit
HSHS3 Hot Springs Heat Shield
HSHSG Hot Springs Grande Heat Shield
KRP15 Klamath Tail Rack Pack
KTB15 Kiger Tank Bag (black/gray + LTD Orange/Black)
KTMSP KTM 1190 Passenger Handle Removal Spacer Kit
LDP14 Labrador Dry Pods
MSB16 MoJavi Saddlebag – black + LTD Edition Blue
OEP15 Ochcoo Enduro Tail Rack Pack
PHS-20 20″ Pronghorn Straps
PHS-26 26″ Pronghorn Straps
PNN16 Pannier Pockets
PSP Possibles Pouch
QL36 36″ QuickLoop Security Cable
QL84 84″ QuickLoop Security Cable
RBS Rubber Boa Straps
RTW16 Round The World Panniers (black + LTD Orange)
S-KYP14 Kootenay Pocket
S-RTL14 Revelstoke Tunnel Bag
S-TTL14 Torngat Tunnel Bag
SPN16 Siskiyou Panniers (black + LTD Orange)
TDB Tillamook Dry Bag
TDP16 Tank Bag Dry Pod
TKP15 Tracker Packer (+ SPOT Gen3)
TSS15 Travel Shoulder Strap
VPF Vinyl Protective Film
ZHB Zigzag Handlebar Bag

Available at Giant Loop – or from an Authorized Giant Loop dealer (ask you local shop to order from Tucker Rocky if they are not working directly with Giant Loop).

NEW 2016 PRODUCT: Giant Loop Cordura® Ballistic Tow Strap

By | Blog, Camping, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Snow, stocking stuffers, under $60

NEW 2016 PRODUCT: Giant Loop Cordura® Ballistic Tow Strap

Giant Loop Cordura® Ballistic Tow Strap: A Multi-Functional High Strength Webbing Strap With Integrated Cover for Power Sports

Giant Loop Tow Strap Open

Giant Loop Tow Strap Open

Giant Loop Tow Strap

Giant Loop Tow Strap

Adventure proof packing systems and gear company Giant Loop has introduced a new multi-functional, high strength webbing strap with an integrated cover for power sports, the Giant Loop Cordura® Ballistic Tow Strap. This tool that can help get motorcycles, snowmobiles, snow bikes and ATVs out of a sticky situation, and with a couple of Giant Loop’s Pronghorn Straps, the Giant Loop Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap doubles as a quick deploying, super strong ridge line for pitching the new GL Shelter Tarp 100.

giant loop tow strap plus pronghorn straps equals shelter tarp ridge line

giant loop tow strap plus pronghorn straps equals shelter tarp ridge line

Designed with loops on each end sewn with military-spec thread, the Giant Loop Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap can be girth hitched around a tree, bumper, etc., and it can also be used for footpeg-to-footpeg or other motorcycle, snowmobile, ATV and snow bike towing techniques.

The Giant Loop Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap is constructed in the USA from Giant Loop’s ultra-durable custom woven Cordura Ballistic webbing, which the company uses as the anchor straps on its line of adventure proof motorcycle saddlebags and panniers because it is extremely strong, highly abrasion resistant and does not stretch when it gets wet. The 1-in. wide webbing folds up into a compact package using the integrated cover made of the same “truckers tarp” (22 oz. vinyl coated polyester) the company uses to construct its dual sport and adventure touring motorcycle soft luggage.

The Giant Loop Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap measures 177-in. long (14-ft. 9-in.), with 6-in. loops sewn into each end. Packed dimensions are 10-in. by 2-in. by 2-in. It weighs just 5.4 oz. Backed by a Limited Lifetime Warranty against defects, the Giant Loop Cordura Ballistic Tow Strap is available in random assorted colors (black webbing with black, gray, white, yellow or orange cover). USA MSRP is $29.

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

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 Production Update

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Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 Production Update

From Rally Raid:

Good News, we have started production of rear hubs!!

We thought that you would like to know the latest news from Rally Raid Products and the CB500 project. Some of you will be eagerly awaiting the news that we will be ready to start taking orders on our Level 1 and Level 3 Adventure Kits, with wheels in both black and gold. Giant Loop will now have a small number available, with more to follow.

Earlier in the year we took the decision to stop taking orders for the wheel kits. Honestly, we just couldn’t keep up the orders, the hubs were taking far too long to manufacture, and were taking all our machining time for other Honda and KTM billet products.

We have invested in a CNC lathe that will manufacture the hubs in a 1/3 the time they were taking on the CNC milling machine, thus freeing up the milling machine for triple clamps, bar risers, top clamps and all the other billet parts that we design and make in house at Rally Raid Products

We will be at the UK HUBB Meeting form the 16th – 19th June, hoping to meet some of you there, Jenny Morgan will be there to talk about her recent trip to the US with Giant Loop’s Harold Olaf Cecil and Juan Browne the maker of so many You Tube videos on the Honda CB500X.

Read Jenny Morgan’s thread “Once upon a time in the west – the CBXpo Ride 2016” on ADV Rider here.

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure

Giant Loop Riders from France Prep for Russian Backcountry Adventure on KTM 690s

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Giant Loop Riders from France Prep for Russian Backcountry Adventure on KTM 690s

ready to race

“Just need our passports with visas and last authorization from Russian customs to enter with motorbikes in Russia.”

French KTM 690 Enduro riders with packed Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebags ready to embark on a backcountry Russian adventure.

See more on the Morbike Facebook page.

Giant Loop Rider in Laos

By | Blog, Camping, Fitment, Kawasaki, Riders, Saddlebags
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Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Coyote Saddlebag, Rogue Dry Bag on long term service tour in Laos

“When you spend most of your time filthy with road dust and sleeping outside or on floors, you fully realize the luxury of seemingly basic things –such as ice, washing machines, and beds.

Apparently they used to ship ice from lakes in North America across the globe to refresh the beverages of the wealthy in India! Ice, especially with some carbonated water and lime, has become quite a treat for me these days.

Hand-washing clothing is not a problem when you can do a little each day, it is just when you haven’t had the ability and it accumulates that it becomes burdensome. I’ve scaled walls ninja-style to launder a load.

And beds, well beds are just utterly fantastic.

Consider this your humble reminder to appreciate these comforts and conveniences if you have them. ”

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