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GL’s Packing System on The KTM 390 Adventure: Part 3

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Dualsport, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, Video

Test fitting the KTM 390 Adventure Part Three — “Weekend Plus!” 

We offer have many options depending on the length of the ride and how much gear riders require to be safe, comfortable and self-reliant… 

For this round, we outfitted the KTM 390 Adventure  for a weekend or longer ride: Coyote Saddlebags expanded with Possibles Pouch, Fandango Tank Bag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag and Bushwackers Hand Guards

Giant Loop designs our motorcycle soft luggage as a modular, customizable packing system – pieces can be added and subtracted as needed. Bags can be scaled up or down depending on bike type or riding requirements…

Watch “Test fitting KTM 390 Adventure” Part 1 and Part 2!

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KTM 390 Adventure Makes a Perfect Fit for Giant Loop Gear

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Dualsport, Enduro, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Panniers, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Local rider and good friend Kathy let GL use her brand new 2020 KTM 390 Adventure to model our gear. This bike is a great “bang for the buck” — super quiet and stealthy. And less than $8,000 out the door!

We ran through a few different combos — mixing and matching Great Basin Saddlebags, Coyote Saddlebags, MoJavi Saddlebags with our Fandango, Diablo and Buckin’ Roll Tank Bags, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Pannier Pockets, Rogue Dry Bag, Possibles Pouch, Bushwackers Hand Guards and Lift Straps

Test fitting KTM 390 Adventure“Personally, my favorite combo because it’s well proportioned to the bike is Coyote (expands with Rogue and Possible Pouches), Diablo (expands with Pannier Pockets) – plus Zigzag and Possibles Pouches on crash bars if more storage is needed.”Harold Olaf Cecil, Founder of Giant Loop

Thanks Kathy!

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Zigzag and Klamath Bags on a 2019 KTM 690

By | bike packing, Blog, Dualsport, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Overland, Tech Tips, travel

GL customer Ron sent us some great feedback on our Klamath Tail Bag and Zigzag Handlebar Bag that he’s using to gear up his KTM

“Giant Loop is not just for adventure and enduros. I have had your Zigzag Handlebar Bag for over a year and it’s a must have for any bike. I recently added the Klamath Tail Bag with the Tail Rack. It’s a great setup and amazing quality at a great price it’s just the right amount of storage without being too large. The upgraded straps are fantastic. Thanks Giant good stuff!” — Ron Eiermann

Thanks for the feedback Ron — nice ride!

 Go light. Go fast. Go far…

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GL “Go Light” Touring Kit in South Africa

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Overland, Photos, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike

Great  photo from @rometaidla of a KTM Six Days in Johannesburg, South Africa rocking a GL Coyote Saddlebag, Tillamook Dry Bag, Fandango Tank Bag and Possibles Pouch

Go Light Touring Kit

KTM produces a special limited edition Six Days Bike every year in honor of the International Six Days Enduro Competition in which pro and amateur teams representing their countries race for six days in a row. Each year it’s hosted by a different country…

Perfect setup – thanks for riding with Giant Loop!

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Fandango Tank Bag on a 1290 KTM Super Adventure

By | bike packing, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, travel

Check out this Fandango Tank Bag on a 1290 KTM Super Adventure. A perfect fit — and the grey matches so well!!

“I received my Fandango Tank Bag this morning. Can’t thank you enough for getting it to me asap. A few years ago my son had purchased the Siskiyou Panniers and the Fandango Tank Bag and he recommended your gear 100%. Looking forward to getting a lot of use out of the Tank Bag and I’m sure I’ll be purchasing from y’all in the future. Peace.” — Randall Johnson

Nice, great looking bike — thanks for the photo Randall!

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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Coyote and Diablo Bags on a on KTM 950 Super Enduro

By | bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

A couple good ones from customer SpeedyR who rides a KTM 950 Super Enduro

“Just finished a big chunk of the Kentucky Adventure Tour with a couple of friends. Coyote Saddlebag and Diablo Tank Bag worked great as usual. First time using the Diablo on the 950 and was impressed with the volume, ease of getting things in and out, and zippers. Need to get another base so I can use it on my (new to me) 500 and probably a MoJavi Saddlebag. Rode some of the ‘hard’ sections, and the western side of the trails this year. Two thumbs up!” — SpeedyR

Thanks Speedy — nice ride!

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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Possibles Pouch on a KTM 500 EXC

By | bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Tech Tips, trail bike

A customer posted this over at ADVRider.com showing how he pulls double duty with a Possibles Pouch on the back of his KTM and a GL Quickloop Security Cable on the back of his van…

KTM 500 EXC

“Sometimes it isn’t the big ticket items that get the job done. I happened to luck out and found that I had an orange Giant Loop Quickloop Security Cable in the back of my shop! I didn’t need anything high security, just something to keep the grabbing hands off, and this cable fit the bill perfectly! The van has to pull double duty as a work van, but it is super convenient as a motovan. Some guys need the huge trailer or RV to camp in, but i subscribe to ‘less is more’. I guess it would be the same principle as Giant Loop’s: Go light, go fast, go far.” — Whodatschrome

Nice setup — looks like the perfect place to camp!

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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Coyote Saddlebags, Diablo Tank Bag, Pannier Pockets and Zigzag on a KTM 790 Adventure

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

Here’s an excellent photo of a KTM 790 Adventure outfitted with Coyote Saddlebag, a Diablo Tank Bag, Pannier Pockets and Zigzag Handlebar Bag

“Thanks again for the great customer service. Sharing a photo of my 790 Adventure with a lot of Giant Loop goodies on board. Great products GL team!” — Jesse Leatherman

Great setup — thanks for the photo, Jesse!

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The KTM 790 Adventure S with Great Basin Saddlebags

By | bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, Video

Here’s how GL outfitted the KTM 790 Adventure S using the KTM Spacer Kit to make our horseshoe-shaped Great Basin Saddlebags fit perfectly… 

We also mounted a GL Fandango Pro Tank Bag with Pannier Pockets (tucked-in like they were made for this bike!) and a waterproof Possibles Pouches as externals to the Saddlebags. Then we added Rogue and Tillamook Dry Bags integrated with beaver tail compression straps. Ready to Go. Designed by riders for riders!!!

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O2Riders Rally Kits

By | Adventure Touring, Dirt bike, Enduro, Events, Husqvarna, KTM, New Product, News, Riders, Tech Tips

GL friend Alberto Mancuso of the company O2Riders based in Spain sold his first rally kit to a USA customer!

O2RidersAlberto’s primary business has been motorcycle tours of North Africa and Europe, but as the global pandemic put travel plans on hold, he accelerated product development and manufacturing. 

O2Riders is now offering these beautiful Spanish-made rally kits for KTM and Husqvarna enduro and adventure models. Bluetooth roadbook controls and other trick bits in the works. Currently, the website is in Spanish and Italian. English version coming soon

Buena suerte Alberto!

 Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Insta360 Cam Covers GL MoJavi, Buckin’ Roll and Zigzag Bags

By | bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Riders, Saddlebags, Suzuki, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, Video

Check out this Bend, OR dirt bike chase with Giant Loop’s MoJavi Saddlebags, Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and Zigzag Handlebar Bag

Shot with the Insta360, our dude Ryan chasing Instacam distributor Peter on a single track trail. We love how the MoJavi Saddlebag on Peter’s KTM 500 EXC never shifts, bounces or gets in the way. On Ryan’s Suzuki RMZ 450, the Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and Zigzag Handlebar Bag is also equally stable…

With Giant Loop gear, riders can pack less weight in their backpack and more on the bike for better endurance, comfort and reduced fatigue. Like it’s not even there!

Designed by riders for riders. Go light. Go fast. Go far! 

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GL on a KTM 790 Adventure R in Oregon Backcountry

By | bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

When the pros need gear that holds up on the trail, they turn to GL! Here are some excellent photos from Bend Motorcycle Adventures tour operator Jon Beaver’s KTM 790 Adventure R in Oregon Backcountry

Fandango Tank Bag

Coyote Saddlebags

Possibles Pouch

Be sure to check out Bend Motorcycle Adventures website and Jon Beaver’s podcast

Thanks for the great photos Jon! 

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Giant Loop in New KLIM Taurus Mountains Video

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Panniers, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel, Video

Internationally known filmmaker Tolga toured the Taurus Mountains in Turkey with Siskiyou Panniers and Great Basin Saddlebags

“From the rugged Taurus Mountains, to central deserts and towering cliffs, to northern forests, Turkey is an adventure riding paradise. We took an opportunity to explore the vast country, overcoming challenges that all adventure riders face at some point. Follow along as our small group immerses into the unique terrain rich with history, culture and new experiences.”Tolga Basol, tolga@ridemust.com

And he sent us these recent photos of his bike outfitted with a Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and the GL Fender/Number Plate Bag on KLIM’s KTM two-stroke trail bike…

Giant Loop in New Klim Taurus Mountains Video

Giant Loop in New Klim Taurus Mountains VideoThanks Tolga — great to see you riding with GL!

 Go light. Go fast. Go far…

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The Ultimate Loop on a KTM 500 EXC-F

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Overland, Photos, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

Rider Aaron Steinmann spent three years biking around the world with GL gear on a KTM 500 EXC-F. One of our favorite websites Enduro 21 posted a great article about Aaron’s amazing journey…

“Pack light and keep it narrow to get through doorways. Doing a trip like this on a smaller bike means you have to think a bit more about the gear you are going to carry. I used the Giant Loop Coyote Saddleag to carry my gear in and one Tillamook Dry Bag. The Coyote Saddlebag has three dry bags inside. One had my tools, tubes, filters etc. Another had my cooking equipment and the third my minimal amount of clothing. In the top bag I had my tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, shoes and a few other things. I have two pouches also made by Giant Loop attached to the Coyote Saddlebag and they are a perfect size to fit the Motorex one-litre oil bottles. I also kept a few tools in there so I could tighten my chain or the odd bolt if it came loose without having to dig into my main bag.”Enduro 21

read the entire article here

For more about Aaron’s fantastic adventure go to his Instagram page at @braaping_kiwi

 Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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THE GIANT LOOP on a KTM 500 EXC

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, ATV, bike packing, Blog, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, travel

He made it, around-the-world!!!

Round-The-World on a KTM 500 EXC

“After 139,870K through 51 different countries on 6 continents over three and a half years — yesterday I finally made it to Bluff, the end of my journey. I hadn’t planned on going there yesterday, but after seeing rain was forecast I decided to head to Invercargill and before I knew it — I was doing a wheelie on the beach. It seems appropriate because this is how my “Forrest Gump” type journey has been mostly, which is unplanned and taking it day by day. I never set out to ride around the world. After Oregon, I decided Alaska was a better ending point. And then, for whatever reasons I thought I’ll turn around and ride it back home to New Zealand. A big thanks to Harold Olaf Cecil at Giant Loop, Dave at Adventure-Spec, and MotoZ Tires who have supported me with gear. But especially, I would like to thank all of you who have either been following my journey on Facebook, opened your home to me or I’ve met in person. I’ve been humbled and grateful for all the kindness I’ve experienced along the way and it’s given me faith in humanity, which is one of the awesome things about traveling. So no matter what journey you have in mind, just go do it and experience the kindness out there waiting for you.” — Aaron Steinmann (photos by Burt Munro)

Round-The-World on a KTM 500 EXC

Words can not express how amazing it is to be a part of this… Thanks, Aaron

On to the next loop!!!

Buckin’ Roll Bags on a KTM 790

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dealers, Dirt bike, Events, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, News, Photos, Reviews, Saddlebags, trail bike, travel, Video

Here’s a message from Jake at Carl’s Cycle in Idaho, representing Giant Loop at the BDR Movie Premier… 

Buckin' Roll Bags on a KTM 790“Attached is a photo of my KTM 790 with your Buckin’ Roll Bags on it for the BDR Movie Premier. We had 160 people in attendance and received lots of positive feedback on my Giant Loop setup. Thanks!” — Jake Hampton, Carl’s Cycle

Carl’s Cycle will be attending our Giant Loop Annual Ride in June – we look forward to seeing you there!

Oregon’s Cascades on a KTM 450 SX with Giant Loop Bags

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, Arctic Cat, ATV, Blog, Camping, Dualsport, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, News, Photos, Racer, Riders, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, travel

Our friend and local customer, Kevin sends us these excellent photos of riding his KTM 450 SX in the Oregon Cascades with Giant Loop’s Revelstoke Tunnel Bag, 2-gallon Gas Bag and Diablo Tank Bag… 

Oregon’s Cascades on a KTM 450 SX with Giant Loop BagsOregon’s Cascades on a KTM 450 SX with Giant Loop Bags“A few shots from the field.” — Kevin Hopper

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ROAD TRIP!

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, News, Overland, Panniers, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel

Congrats to Giant Loop Ambassador “Bike Hedonia” on three amazing years on the road! Solo traveler, overland from Sydney to Paris riding her KTM 690 Enduro with Round The World Panniers, Tillamook Dry Bag and Pannier Pockets

Giant Loop Ambassador “Bike Hedonia”

Here’s to the next three years — cheers!

KTM with Tail Rack and Possibles Pouch

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, bike packing, Camping, Dirt bike, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Photos, Saddlebags, Snow Bike, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel

Great photo from rider Dave Sorensen…

LaB2V with Giant Loop“Hey guys. I live in CRR and work in Bend. I finally made it by your showroom to watch the tire change demo and check out your gear as I was prepping for the LaB2V ride Thanksgiving weekend. Picked up the Tail Rack and Possibles Pouch during your sale as it looked like the lightest and most durable set up for the event and suited my riding style the best. I was not disappointed! 

I lost my rear light assembly and license plate in a deep road lake I charged through on day one as I attempted to get back on course, pouch and rack stayed solid as I would have expected. 

I saw a lot of people with GL products over the two day ride, obviously it speaks well of your products in the moto community. 

Thankfully I didn’t have to change a flat and had probably one of the best rides of my life thus far! Unusual weather, wet soil and good company made for some epic conditions. Glad I picked up some of your gear to keep the weight off my body and secure. Perhaps we’ll cross paths on the central Oregon trails in the future. Until then keep braaping in whatever environment you find yourselves. Thanks for the great products.”

Cheers, Dave Sorensen

Sweet photo Dave. I remember talking to you about this years LaB2V as I used to live down there. I can’t believe the weather this year, deep snow is like a once every 10 year event. I was actually riding down there mid-december and all that snow made for perfect dirt, just like in Central Oregon. I’m sure we will cross paths out on the trails soon enough, right now I’m trying to ride every weekend. Thanks for the email!

Baja on a KTM 1290 with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, ATV, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, News, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel

An email from Konflict Team ambassador Seth Spain’s recent Baja trip on his KTM 1290 Adventure R with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

Baja on a KTM 1290 with Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag

Good Afternoon!

My name is Seth, I am part of the ambassador program with Konflict Motorsports. First off I want to thank you for providing us with the luggage, I have used mine to the extreme and am very pleased with it. On my last trip to Baja I did 2500 miles over 10 days. Attached are a few images from my trip.

Thanks, Seth Spain

Nice photos Seth, thanks!