As seen below, there is a Husqvarna 501 with a coyote saddlebag and a fandango pack.
There is also a KTM 1090R with a tillamook dry bag, great basin saddlebag and a fandango pack.
Thanks to Donn Reddington for the photo!
Quick overview of the Honda Africa Twin display bike (provided by our friends and dealer in Canada www.DirtRacks.com) in our booth at the 2019 Vancouver Motorcycle Show. Engine guards and luggage rack by DirtRacks.com. Giant Loop gear onboard: Possibles Pouches on engine guards, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, rack-mounted MotoTrekk Panniers, Columbia Dry Bag and Klamath Tail Rack Pack.
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GL Riders Two Wheeled Nomad (Jason Spafford and Lisa Morris) traveled The Americas for four years on their motorcycles, the past year-plus with Giant Loop gear after they realized that lighter and simpler is truly better! Here’s their photo essay featured in BIKE (UK) magazine’s latest January 2019 issue.
Two Wheeled Nomad’s Giant Loop Adventure Proof Packing System on Suzuki DR650 and BMW F800GS:
Great Basin Saddlebags – nearly 70 liters of waterproof, ultra tough, lightweight, stable storage, no luggage racks or mounts required
Possibles Pouches – external waterproof pockets for Saddlebags and engine guards
Tillamook Dry Bags – double-end access waterproof gear storage with integrated anchor strap system, backpack shoulder straps
Fandango Pro Tank Bag – waterproof, slim, trim, 8-liter bag with electronics pass-through, clear map pocket, quick fuel access
See links below to volunteer for Clean Drink Adventures trips in Spring 2019!
Hello Giant Loop,
We’re back from our trip to Nepal and happy to report it was a huge success. Our Clean Drink Adventures team was able to provide safe drinking water solutions to as many as 700 people during our travels. In the coming weeks our volunteers on the ground will bump that number closer to 2,000 in the coming weeks.
As we traveled into the remote corners of the country, our medic, Jason McKinney, packed all of his medical equipment in Giant Loop bags. Not only did he keep us safe, but he was available to help anyone in need during out travels.
Below are some fun images and snippits you can use for social media. In the meantime I’m working on gathering more assets you can use for promotions.
The bags are currently in our office in Nepal and ready to do it all again. We have more trips planned for March, April, and May. The GL bags will be put to use every time.
Thank you so much for sending them along and we’re stoked to have GL as a CLEAN DRINK partner.
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’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.”
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:
Kawasaki KLR 650
Honda CRF250L with Happy Trails rack:
Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventure with Rally Raid racks:
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!
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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.
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
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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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 . . .
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.
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!
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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.
Giant Loop’s MoJavi Saddlebag and Klamath Tail Rack Pack combo offers the perfect, out-of-the-way storage solution for your Timbersled, MotoTrax, CMX, Camso, Yeti Snow MX or other snow bike conversion – as well as trail, dirt, enduro and dual sport motorcycles.
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).
From customer Jason: “Used the Coyote Saddlebag on my KTM 500 EXC for Baja, and just like my prior version (the original bolt-on Giant Loop Saddlebag) it was really awesome, but probably more awesomer. 🙂 Kept it light and I only needed the Coyote for a 2 week trip. Inside I had tools, spares, clothes. We didn’t camp. Kept it fast and light. I used the beaver tail straps to fasten an auxiliary fuel supply – funny how station attendants don’t care if you’re pumping fuel into an unapproved 5l container. I’m not sure I’d get away with it here…” Or, check out the Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladders!
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.
Gear up for adventure with Bushwackers Hand Guards for snow bikes (Timbersled), snowmobiles, ATVs and motorcycles!
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.
*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. #golightgofastgofar #designedinbendoregon
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.”
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.
BMW 1200GS and the Kiger Tank Bag
Sometimes when you have a big bike, you want a big tank bag. The Kiger Tank Bag is the largest in Giant Loop collection. At 9 litres capacity this bag is 100% waterproof and has a sturdy clamshell closure design that makes it easy to get in and out of with gloves on.
Shown here in photos courtesy of the BMW Club Motorcycle Owners of America.
As you can see the bag fits nicely over the large front fairing of the BMW R1200GS, attaching to the frame under the seat. The Kiger measures 8.25 X 12″, giving ample room yet not obstructing the riders view of the odometer or GPS.
The Kiger Tank Bag can also be paired with Pannier Pockets for added front-of-bike capacity.
Here is a cool little video put out by the Motorcycle Superstore. They cover our larger packing system items including our various rackless saddlebags and the Siskiyou Panniers – the video was launched before the addition of our Round the World Panniers, which are now our largest carrying capacity set up. It’s a great way to get scale on the different capacities of our bags.
Go light. Go fast. Go Far!
Nick, a sponsored rider in Australia and owner of Maschine Rides and Tours in Gisborne, Australia sent our Australian counterpart, Adventure Moto Australia this great pic of his KTM 1090 Adventure R kitted out with Mojavi Saddlebags and a Fandango Tank Bag Pro.
“Thanks very much for the hookup with the Giant Loop gear. It’s all working very nicely! We are 3 days in and we’ve got a pro photographer on the trip that got some amazing shots yesterday.”
BMW GS650 – Fandango Tank Bag Pro and Pannier Pockets
Customer, Dave, stopped in today to show us how his Giant Loop Pannier Pockets and Fandango Tank Bag Pro fit on his BMW GS650. You can see how the pockets fit nicely in a horizontal position on the bike’s large side fairing. Pannier Pockets can be integrated into all of our tank bag systems and come included with the Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag set up. The tank bag harness anchor straps fit underneath the seat and attach to the frame. The Fandango, at 8L capacity is a nice size for the medium sized touring bike.
Product of the Week – The Coyote Saddlebag
The Coyote Saddle Bag Roll Top is the rackless motorcycle luggage choice for hardcore off-road expeditions. Carry gear for overnight or multi-day trips — and still have access to the entire saddle — with the Coyote Saddlebag Roll Top mounted to the rear fender and/or tail rack of virtually any dirt bike, dual sport or enduro motorcycle. No passenger pegs required, the Coyote Saddlebag Roll Top anchors to the frame or subframe on most motorcycle makes/models — as well as snow bikes, such as Timbersled and MotoTrax. Above you’ll see the saddlebag fits well on KTM, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha, Husqvarna dual sport bikes and even a Ducati Monster!
The Coyote Saddlebag is the perfect choice for a super light set up. Weighing in at only 4.5lbs and and yeilding 39L of carrying capacity, it includes three waterproof dry pods and a Hot Springs Heat Sheild. This bag is one of our highest selling luggage options and is the choice for some amazing riders around the world.
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.
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.
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.
Regarding the GL Mounts – please see the attached photo of the Mount installed on the exhaust side of our KTM 500 EXC.
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,