“The Giant Loop Mojavi Saddlebags have been my go-to motorcycle luggage solution for carrying gear. They’re versatile, durable, and easy to install. In this video I’m using the Giant Loop mounts which are an inexpensive and versatile way to add mounting points to your dual sport or adventure bike. My hope is to quickly transition between the different types of riding I like to do: trails, forest exploring and road riding. I dig all of Giant Loop’s products, and these GL mounts are no exception. They’re super easy to install and make setups quick and easy.” — Dork in the Road
“My perspective on the excellent Annual Giant Loop Ride, I took my Honda CB500X, Rally Raid equipped, This bike does so well on dirt roads. It is one of the underdogs of the multi-cylinder adventure world.” — Cesar D’Agord
Join us this September for the 2020 Giant Loop Ride. It’s shaping up to be Oregon’s largest dualsport rally!
Please join us next Wednesday, June 17 at 8pm Pacific (U.S.A.) for a special edition of Garage Night Bend – a YouTube Live conversation with David Darcy of Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV and Steve Smith from Adventure Moto…
Yamaha’s much anticipated new Ténéré 700 has finally arrived in North America. Although we’re just seeing the first production of the Ténéré 700 here in North America, our friends Dave and Steve in Australia have spent more than a year riding and testing this bike!
Log on to YouTube using a Gmail account and submit questions to participate in the discussion and get their firsthand insights.
photo: Alberto Lara
“First timer last year. Thanks Giant Loop for hosting such a great event. Fantastic rides and great venue.” — Thom D.
“The new and improved Giant Loop Pronghorn straps are an inexpensive, durable, and versatile piece of gear that are useful for a multitude of dual sport, adventure motorcycle, and other off road/outdoor adventures. Looking for a quick and easy way to securely attach gear to your motorcycle, side by side, 4×4, boat, backpack, or any other outdoor adventure gear or vehicle? These polyurethane straps are dead simple, weather resistant, and hold strongly and securely no matter the application.” — Dork in the Road
Use promo code “dorkintheroad” to save 10% of this or any other purchase from GiantLoopMoto.com…
“I would think people are planning and gearing up for when the “all clear” whistle blows, or at least things open up a bit. I sure am. When I’m not sewing masks for friends I’m modifying my camping gear. I’ve gotten good at Whoopi slings. I did a (socially isolated) dry run the other day to play with and test new gear.” — Bob Simon
Great work — thanks for the photos Bob!
Check out this post by Jamie Elvidge on ADV Pulse about taking out a Royal Enfield Himalayan with some Round The World Panniers for a ride in the Southern California desert as she searches for some amazing art…
“They call it ‘The Last Free Place In America,’ but I’m pretty sure the last free place in America — or the world for that matter — is the seat of whatever motorcycle you’re riding. Adventure is always on the house, and as it turns out, so is plenty of art.” — Jamie Elvidge, ADV Pulse
Awesome video from Backcountry Adventure Motorsports! These guys have their BMW F800GS and Honda Africa Twin with Round The World Panniers, Pannier Mounts, Fandango Tank Bag, Pannier Pockets, Tillamook Dry Bag and Rogue Dry Bag…
“In August 2019 we did the Great Pacific Divide ride based off the maps from GPS Kevins Website. did the trip in just over twelve days, but could have taken more time. This was an amazing trip. These trip is broken down into episodes makes sure to check them out in order for the best story. Thanks for watching!” — Backcountry Adventure Motorsports
“It’s raining, and I’m out riding! My latest dual sport adventure is a soggy, rain-soaked trip into the woods to explore some logging roads in various states of upkeep. My Honda CRF250L performs admirably on well-maintained roads, while hopping over downed trees, and exploring long-abandoned and completely overgrown tracks. Only a dual sport motorcycle could possibly handle all the different types of terrain, fallen rocks, narrow spaces, and other obstacles I encountered on this rainy day logging road dual sport exploration adventure.” — Dork in the Road
The Dork in the Road channel is a GL favorite!
Great first impressions from Roy at Motorcycle Gear Hub…
“GL — Shooting you a quick email as I published an article on my website with my first impressions of the Siskiyou Panniers after having inspected them and gone through their features. I’ll be publishing a more detailed review after extensive testing and taking them touring.
“I’ve pretty much been blown away by the quality and functionality of the Siskiyou panniers. And the article certainly reflects that.
Thanks for the kind words, Roy — we hope to hear more from you soon!
Find lots more from MotoTrek on YouTube. Good stuff Brett!
Our friend Wes Fleming writes for BMW Owners News Magazine and does a podcast for them as well. His review of our Round The World Panniers and Pannier Mounts will be in the April issue — featuring his Indian FTR 1200 S!
photo credits: motochiba.com
This is an unusual bike with a single-sided rack available from Indian. Our Pannier Mount fits perfectly and the big Round The World Pannier gives Wes enough room for his laptop and camera gear.
Thank you UTV Sports Magazine for including Giant Loop’s 5-gallon Gas Bag in December’s Holiday Gift Guide!
Plus, the mention in the first ride article about the new Kawasaki Teryx KRX 1000!
Just got an email from our friend and colleague Keith Larkin, from White’s Power Sports in New Zealand and Australia. Every year, he and his buddies fly to the USA and take their stored Suzuki DRZ400s on a Backcountry Discovery Routes adventure:
“I am just back this week from riding the Southern California, Arizona and New Mexico Backcountry Discovery Routes, with the same crew and bikes as last year – all using Giant Loop. Man you make a fantastic product! We rode over to Houston and stored our bikes for the 2 East Coast BDR routes next year.”
• Keeps all of the essentials handy and out of the way when sitting on seat front or standing on footpegs
• Mounts behind gas cap for easy fueling
• Waterproof clear top fits smart phone
• Power cable pass-through to charge electronics on bike
• Tank Bag unzips from harness
• Reflective bars for visibility
• No buckles in knees or crotch
Confirmed: Tracker Packer is compatible with Garmin’s flagship GPSMAP 66i handheld GPS, 2-way satellite communicator and emergency SOS unit! Our Garmin rep just stopped by the GL ADV Shop in Bend, Oregon, and we had the chance to confirm that our Tracker Packer for Garmin fits the 66i units. It is also compatible with Garmin’s inReach Mini, inReach SE/Explorer/Explorer+.
Stay safer in the backcountry with help the push of a button away. The Tracker Packer holster secures the unit to backpack strap or upper arm, keeping the device with the user, even in the case of a crash or other mishap. We donate a portion of Tracker Packer sales to the Kurt Caselli Foundation.
EASY ACCESS TO KTM 690 Enduro Fuel Fill with GL Tail Rack + Saddlebag
Great feedback from Back Country MC in Norway fitting new Giant Loop Tail Rack on KTM 690 Enduro with GL’s Saddlebags:
“Here are two pics of my 690 with the Tail Rack and Great Basin Saddlebag. Coyote Saddlebag fits even better. No problems fitting the Tail Rack to the 690, as the design consists of a plastic fender that mounts and hooks down the tank and the tail/sub fender. There is room for mounting the four screws between the filler neck and the taillights/ cable harness. I have chosen to mount it as the pictures show. The other way around is also possible but then it must be moved a tad more back. With the tail rack it is also very easy to move the Great Basin/Coyote even more back, so it covers the filler. It’s very easy to loosen the rear anchor strap when filling gas and then re-tightening afterwards.”
NOTES: Saddlebag anchor straps can be clipped into Tail Rack’s wire gates for even faster access to fuel! Also, MoJavi Saddlebag fits exactly the same as Coyote Saddlebag if you’re looking to lighten your pack for day rides.
Review of 2019 BMW F850GS Rallye by Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV: “A reluctant review of the 2019 BMW GS 850 Rallye conducted over a 2,200 kilometre five day adventure in the Australian outback.”
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.
We tell our dealers all the time that the single most effective sales tool is to set up a bike with Giant Loop gear, stuffed full to show the shape and volume. It’s a simple thing to do, and all of our top selling dealers do it. So, it’s gratifying to get this kind of feedback from Jackson, a manger at our Australian importer, Adventure Moto:
We finally got a bike setup in our Brisbane store with some of Giant Loop’s products on board. Coyote Saddlebag, Tillamook Dry Bag, Diablo Pro Tank Bag and Fender/Number Plate Bag. We’ve had it setup for two days, and we have sold a Coyote, Diablo and Tillamook from it.
Having products displayed on the bike has helped greatly. I’m fitting the new Tail Rack on the bike this weekend.
Keep up the good work mate. Lovin’ your products.
Brisbane Warehouse Manager, Adventure Moto Australia
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.
WLF Enduro including the Tow Strap in their new Tactical Vest setup, go check it out on their page!
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.
Have you seen our new Tracker Packers that work with the Spot Gen3! When your adventures take you beyond cell service, SPOT Gen3 let’s family and friends know you’re okay. The new tracker packer keeps the satellite messenger within easy reach and quickly accessible should an emergency arise. Grab one before your next adventure!
Whether you’re scaling mountains on an adventure bike or blasting through the desert on an old XR, the diablo tank bag does it all! It can hold your wallet, gloves, keys and even a full size camera.
Its a glove box for your motorcycle!
📷 The Loam Wolf