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Honda Africa Twin Display Bike at Vancouver Motorcycle Show

By | Adventure Touring, Dry Bags, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Panniers, Tank Bags, Video

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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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 Pannier Mount for Motorcycle Soft Luggage and Gear Wins Fifth Consecutive Powersports Business “NIFTY 50” Award

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, New Product, News, Panniers, Reviews
Giant Loop wins Powersports Business Nifty 50 award for GL Pannier Mounts for motorcycle soft luggage and gear

Giant Loop wins Powersports Business Nifty 50 award for GL Pannier Mounts for motorcycle soft luggage and gear

PHOTO CAPTION: Team Giant Loop with 2018 Nifty 50 award. Right to left: Paul Robson (production manager), Brad Davis (designer/engineer), Trey Bracelin (shipping and receiving), Ryan Egusquiza (sales and customer service), Harold Olaf Cecil (owner and founder). 

(BEND, OREGON USA)  For the fifth consecutive year, expedition gear innovator Giant Loop has won a Powersports Business “Nifty 50” award for best new products. For 2018, it’s Giant Loop’s GL Pannier Mount, an ultralight, rugged, stable, quick-connect, quick-release, lockable solution for motorcycle soft luggage and equipment. Constructed of aluminum with a black powder coated finish, stainless steel hardware and a key lock mechanism, GL Pannier Mounts weigh just 3.6 lbs. per pair, including spare keys. In keeping with the company’s minimalist “go light, go fast, go far” design philosophy, GL Pannier Mounts feature just two moving parts, an anchor clasp and a lock, both of which are accessible without having to reach inside motorcycle luggage.

Although specifically designed for Giant Loop’s rack-mounted motorcycle soft luggage, Round The World Panniers and MotoTrekk Panniers, GL Pannier Mounts offer remarkably versatile solutions for attaching gear to motorcycle side luggage racks. Pre-drilled holes provide easy installation of RotoPax® gas cans, water cans and accessories, and strap slots enable virtually any other gear, tools or bags, to be secured to the GL Pannier Mounts with Giant Loop’s heavy-duty stretch polyurethane Pronghorn Straps.

GL Pannier Mounts are currently compatible with most side luggage rack designs featuring flat, vertical hoops constructed of 16-18mm round tubing. Examples include Givi Outback, Touratech pannier racks and the BMW R1200GS Adventure’s OE luggage racks (Giant Loop adapter required for exhaust side of BMW GSA). Other adapters and mounting options will be available soon. Sold as a set of two with four keys included, GL Pannier Mounts cost $299 USA MSRP (part number PNTM-18R) and $329 USA MSRP with the BMW R1200R GS Adventure adapters (part number PNMT-GSA).

Past “Nifty 50” award winners from Giant Loop include: Fandango Pro Tank Bag (2014), Tracker Packer emergency beacon holster (2015), Gas Bag Fuel Safe Bladder (2016) and Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top (2017).

GIANT LOOP: CELEBRATING A DECADE OF ADVENTURE, 2008-2018

Since 2008, Giant Loop has been a leading innovator inmotorcycles, snowmobiles, snow bikes (e.g. Timbersled), ATVs, UTVs, Side-By-Sides and overland 4x4s, as well as paddlesports, bicycling and outdoor recreation. Giant Loop’s new GL Pannier Mounts and entire product line is available at the company’s GL Adventure Shop in Bend, Oregon, online at www.giantloopmoto.com, select retailers in the USA and Canada and Tucker Rocky Distributing in the USA, as well as from international distributors around the world. Giant Loop is a rider-owned company that designs and tests products in Bend, Oregon. For all the details, go to www.giantloopmoto.com.

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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Video: Motorcycle Superstore Compares Giant Loop’s Packing Systems

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, BMW, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Panniers, Saddlebags, Video | No Comments

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!

 

 

Bikehedonia Video: Packing the Round the World Panniers on the KTM 690

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Bikehedonia Video: Packing the Round the World Panniers on the KTM 690

Adventure Tourer, Grace McDonald aka, Bikehedonia took a moment out of her Sydney to Paris Adventure Motorcycle tour to show us how she fits her life in the Round the World Panniers.

 

You can follow Grace’s adventure on her blog, Bikehedonia or on Instagram @bikehedonia.

Go light. Go Fast. Go Far!

BMW GS650 – Fandango Tank Bag Pro and Pannier Pockets

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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.

Honda Africa Twin with Mototrekk Panniers

Giant Loop Mototrekk Panniers and the Honda Africa twin

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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

 

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!

Round the World Panniers – KTM 990 Fitment

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Round the World Panniers on a (super-sweet) KTM 990

Photos by Jaume von Arend

Jaume recently sent his review of the Round the World Panniers  which he has installed on his KTM 990 in addition to his Klamath tail Rack Pack.

He continues to use a Coyote Saddlebag on his WR but has swapped out the saddlebag for our RTW panniers on the 990, now outfitted with SW-Motech racks, for longer trips. He’ll now be able to add a dry bag in place of the Klamath Tail Rack Pack if he needs to further increase volume.

To see the entire article…and to brush up on your Spanish head to Juame’s website,  www.traildreamer.com. The Google translate leaves a little to the imagination but you’ll get the gist.

 

 

   

KTM 1190 Adventure R and Siskiyou Panniers – Customer Review

By | Blog, Camping, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Panniers, Photos, Reviews

Our Siskiyou Panniers performed well in adverse conditions in the Hebrides.

“Very happy with my new panniers on first trip to isle of South Uist in the Hebrides.
5 hours ride there in a monsoon and five hours back even wetter.
Panniers fitted perfectly with 2 pronghorn straps and 2 heatshields,and never moved an inch.
Tent and sleeping bag kept bone dry.
Worth the money and the four week wait.”
— Iain from Glasgow Scotland
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KTM 1190 Adventure R and Giant Loop Siskiyou Panniers

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KTM 1190 Adventure R and Giant Loop Siskiyou Panniers

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KTM 1190 Adventure R and Giant Loop Siskiyou Panniers

Double Hot Springs heat shield to provide full coverage. Giant Loop now also carries the Heat Shield Grande for larger pipes. Notice that the Passenger handles have been removed to allow easy mounting of the Siskiyous.

Double Hot Springs heat shield to provide full coverage. Giant Loop now also carries the Heat Shield Grande for larger pipes. Notice that the Passenger handles have been removed to allow easy mounting of the Siskiyous.

Named for southern Oregon’s and northern California’s rugged and beautiful mountain range, Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers combine the convenience of hard panniers with all of Giant Loop’s performance advantages. Rugged, rackless, lightweight and stable. Secures to passenger footrest mounts and rides on rear rack and/or pillion seat. Flexible internal framesheet conforms to array of racks and motorcycle makes/models. Cross-over wings create luggage platform for Dry Bags and gear, add stability and protect seat. Mounts/dismounts in minutes.

Siskiyou Panniers KTM 1290 Adventure

Siskiyou Panniers Reviewed on ADV Pulse

By | Blog, BMW, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Panniers, Photos, Reviews

The Giant Loop Siskiyou Panniers were recently in a featured review on ADV Pulse.

“These ‘soft’ side bags are designed to offer the convenience and capacity (70 liters total) of hard panniers but with the rugged durability we’ve come to expect from the pioneering soft luggage company.”

Named for southern Oregon’s and northern California’s rugged and beautiful mountain range, Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Pannier waterproof soft luggage combines the convenience of hard panniers with all of Giant Loop’s performance advantages. Rugged, rackless, lightweight and stable. Secures to passenger footrest mounts and rides on rear rack and/or pillion seat. Flexible internal framesheet conforms to array of racks and motorcycle makes/models. Cross-over wings create luggage platform for Dry Bags and gear, add stability and protect seat. Mounts/dismounts in minutes.

ADV Pulse put together an excellent, comprehensive overview of the bags and their fitment on four separate motorcycles; the BMW R1200GS Adventure (with racks), KTM 1290 Super Adventure (no racks), KTM 990 Adventure R (with racks) and Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT (no racks).

“What we liked:

  • Bulletproof construction.

  • Large capacity bags with no racks required.

  • External pockets are nice for things you need quick access to.

  • Freedom of movement for aggressive off-road riding”

Siskiyou Panniers KTM 1290 Adventure BMW R1200GS Adventure

Siskiyou Panniers, KTM 1290 Adventure and BMW R1200GS Adventure

 

Siskiyou Panniers KTM 1290 Adventure

“One advantage of riding off-road with the Siskiyou Panniers is that they are large enough that you can often forgo a top bag on shorter trips.

In this configuration, you can position your body far back on the bike when you encounter difficult off-road terrain.”

Siskiyou Panniers KTM 1290 Adventure

Siskiyou Panniers KTM 1290 Adventure

 

Siskiyou Panniers with Pronghorn Strap Attachment

Siskiyou Panniers with Pronghorn Strap Attachment (shown on left)

ADV Pulse also noted that the Pronghorn straps are great, super-secure way to attach the bags to the bike

ADV Pulse is a website that covers all thing Adventure Moto. Visit their site for tips, video, photos and more reviews like this one!

Wheelie Wednesdays with the KTM 990 Adventure and Giant Loop Siskiyou Panniers

By | Giant Loop Gear, KTM, Panniers, Riders

Darryl Loves his Siskiyou Panniers

 

From Darryl, the owner of Cyclops Adventure Sports:

“I love my GL Siskiyou Panniers. They distribute the weight well, hold up to rugged off road riding and I’m the only one in camp to ever have a 12 pack of cold frosties.” 

Giant Loop Siskiyou Panniers, named for southern Oregon’s and northern California’s rugged and beautiful mountain range, are part of Giant Loop’s waterproof adventure proof packing systems. They combines the convenience of hard panniers with all of Giant Loop’s performance advantages; rugged, rackless, lightweight and stable.

Secures to passenger footrest mounts and rides on rear rack and/or pillion seat. Flexible internal framesheet conforms to array of racks and motorcycle makes/models.

Check out what Darryl does when he’s not popping wheelies on massive motos at Cyclops Adventure Sports.

Siskiyou Panniers on a KTM 950

Photo by Kevin Hogan

Waterproof: Sorting Fact from Fiction + Giant Loop’s Proven Design Approach

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Waterproof: Sorting Fact from Fiction + Giant Loop’s Proven Design Approach

Giant Loop recently received this question on a popular adventure motorcycle forum:

“I would like a clarification regarding the Coyote Saddlebag. The old style with the zipper closure was not 100% waterproof because of the zipper (at least this is my understand from what i have read). The new roll top style, is it 100% waterproof? In case I skip the dry pods in the one with the roll top closure will the containing things remain dry? I understand the dry pods are used for sorting and storing purposes, but i am really seeking a waterproof solution.”

Let me clarify – and please feel free to share this info! First, to answer your specific questions:

This icon is Giant Loop's guarantee that a product is 100% waterproof under normal riding conditions when instructions are followed and included components are used as our designed waterproofing system.

This icon is Giant Loop’s assurance that a product is 100% waterproof under normal riding conditions when instructions are followed and included components are used as our designed waterproofing system.

The Coyote Saddlebag and Great Basin Saddlebag are sewn products, constructed with military-spec thread and waterproof material reinforced with ballistic nylon. Their outer shells are HIGHLY water resistant, and to make them truly 100% waterproof they include a set of 3 RF-welded Saddlebag Dry Pods with air purge valves. The Coyote Saddlebag Roll Top and Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top outer shells are even more highly water resistant, because they are constructed with fewer seams. The Dry Pods are lightweight and don’t take up much space, so we would recommend storing them inside the Saddlebag even if you’re riding in dry conditions and don’t need them – then you’ll have them for deep water crossings, storms, etc. They can also be filled with ice and used as beverage coolers at camp, they’re handy shopping bags to carry food to camp, etc.

Now, there are multiple design approaches to achieve waterproofing in textile products, so  please allow me to geek out a bit here. I want to answer not only your question but also share some information motorcycle riders should understand about Giant Loop — and other gear and apparel.

Before I started Giant Loop in 2008, I used to be a gear reviewer for a national adventure travel magazine, so I despise inaccurate and exaggerated marketing claims. And I do crazy things like taking all of Giant Loop’s products to the city swimming pool to test them myself in a controlled environment. GL’s product designer is a through-hiker and international motorcycle traveler who has lived for months at a time in the outdoors, so he knows his game.

Sewn products made by any manufacturer are not 100% waterproof because needle holes can allow moisture to penetrate the seams. Riders who get water inside their luggage usually neglect to take bags off their bikes when they leave them parked in a heavy rain, allowing water to pool and slowly seep through a seam. In normal riding conditions water doesn’t usually collect and pool.

And there’s really no such thing as a 100% waterproof zipper except for the kind used on scuba dry suits – they are too costly and fragile to be a practical solution for motorcycling. On our zippered bags, the zipper itself is virtually never the point of entry for water unless the zippers aren’t closed or the storm flap isn’t rolled down over the zipper.

Our design philosophy is to build super rugged, tough, highly water resistant outer shells and protect the more fragile RF-welded (no needle holes, fabrics bonded together using heat) and seam-sealed (needle holes covered with waterproof tape) waterproofing components inside this shell.

So while a crash or cactus spine may poke a hole in the outer shell, all of the gear inside the Dry Pods included with our packing systems remains organized and well protected inside.

Because the outer shells on Giant Loop’s adventure proof gear are so highly water resistant, keeping contents dry inside can even be as simple as using a zip-lock or trash bag. Instead, Giant Loop’s Kiger Tank Bag, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Diablo Pro Tank Bag, Coyote Saddlebag, Great Basin Saddlebag, Siskiyou Panniers and Round The World Panniers all include RF-welded or seam sealed waterproof inner liner Dry Pods.

And we offer many 100% waterproof RF-welded products as part of Giant Loop’s modular, customizable, adventure proof packing system: Columbia Dry Bag, Tillamook Dry Bag, Rogue Dry Bag, Torngat Tunnel Bag, Revelstoke Tunnel Bag, Possibles Pouch, GL Fender Bag — and the new MotoTrekk Panniers.

There’s also a lack of objective standards and transparency around claims of “waterproof.” Waterproof spans a range in practical reality, which is why there’s actually an international set of standards and ratings for waterproofing: the IP Code.

Submersible standards (IPX7 and higher) are critical for boating, diving, snorkeling, etc. Our RF-welded (no needle holes from sewing) are submersible waterproof – I use them for rafting and paddleboarding. These Giant Loop products do not require inner liner Dry Pods to provide 100% waterproof protection.

But since motorcycles themselves are not submersible vehicles, sewn products achieve a level of waterproofing equivalent to spraying the products with high pressure water jets from all directions (IPX6). Water may penetrate the outer shell in extreme conditions, but the inner liner Dry Pods keep contents dry inside.

When Giant Loop labels a product as waterproof, that means a product is 100% waterproof (IPX6 or better) under normal riding conditions when instructions are followed and included components are used as our designed waterproofing system.

When shopping for waterproof motorcycle soft luggage, waterproof apparel, etc., pay attention to construction details, so you can understand what a manufacturer is labeling waterproof, what degree of waterproofing is adequate for your application and how the waterproofing is achieved.

Thanks for riding with Giant Loop – and please keep the questions, comments, reviews, pics and videos coming our way!

Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventures Kitted with Giant Loop at Horizons Unlimited Travelers Meeting in Nakusp, BC

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Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventures Kitted with Giant Loop at Horizons Unlimited Travelers Meeting in Nakusp, BC

hu honda cb500xThanks to Alan and Lisa at the Rocky Mountain Adventure Bike Touring Company (RMABTC on social media channels) for sending us pics from the Horizons Unlimited Traveler’s Meeting in Nakusp, British Columbia, Canada. Giant Loop and Rally Raid Products were well represented thanks to the Rocky Mountain Adventure Bike Touring Company, with a display of Rally Raid Honda CB500X Adventures equipped with Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers and Zigzag Handlebar Bags for the occasion. This is Rocky Mountain Adventure Bike Touring Company’s tour bike fleet, set up with Rally Raid Product’s suspension kits, Engine Guards, Rear Racks and Side Luggage Racks. The top-loading Siskiyou Panniers allow RMABTC’s customers to conveniently pack all their gear, while reducing the luggage weight and positioning it low on the bike for zipping around the Canadian countryside with ease. The Zigzag Handlebar Bags provide just enough room to keep tour customer’s small essentials — wallet, phone, snacks, etc. — within easy reach. Thanks Rocky Mountain Adventure Bike Touring Company!

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Giant Loop’s Motorcycle Soft Luggage & Gear On Honda Africa Twin

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Giant Loop’s Motorcycle Soft Luggage & Gear On Honda Africa Twin

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Finally getting the opportunity to do some fitting on the new Honda Africa Twin. This customer rode over the Cascades from Oregon’s Willamette Valley to our shop in Bend to test fit and outfit his sweet silver Honda Africa Twin.

Giant Loop’s Kiger Tank Bag, Fandango Pro Tank Bag and Diablo Pro Tank Bag all fit the Honda Africa Twin great (GL’s motorcycle tank bags use the same harness and mount up identically). This rider went with the Fandango Pro Tank Bag, our trim mid-size dual sport and adventure touring motorcycle Tank Bag, which includes a waterproof RF welded inner liner Dry Pod, integrated electronics pass-through, mesh exterior pocket and concealed document pocket. And like all of our Tank Bags, the Honda Africa Twin’s fuel fill is easily accessed by unzipping one side of the Tank Bag from the harness.

We also test fit Giant Loop’s Siskiyou PanniersGreat Basin Saddlebag and Coyote Saddlebag – all workable options. This rider has Touratech luggage racks on order, so he chose our new rack-mounted Round The World Panniers with 18mm Happy Trails Pannier Mounting Kit hardware.

GL’s Tillamook Dry Bag – the mid-size option in our line of three double-ended RF welded Dry Bags, the Rogue Dry Bag (17 liters), Tillamook Dry Bag (38 liters) and Columbia Dry Bag (70 liters) – and our Zigzag Handlebar Bag completes his adventure proof packing system. Add some Pronghorn Straps to keep everything tight and tidy.

Maintaining & Cleaning Zippers on the Giant Loop Motorcycle Soft Luggage

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Maintaining & Cleaning Zippers on the Giant Loop Motorcycle Soft Luggage

Email from customer: “Hi, love my Coyote Saddlebag mounted on the KTM 500 EXC, but the downside to every trip I struggle with the zipper. Man I get pissed. Am I missing something? Any way to make it operate easier? Thanks, Cal”

ZIP CARE™ ZIPPER CLEANER & LUBRICANT
Hello Cal,

Dang, sorry to hear your zipper is giving you fits. Keeping zippers clean and lubricate – and treating them with respect by not yanking or forcing zippers will keep them sliding smoothly and prevent you from bursting a blood vessel.

Some things to try:

  • Clean the zippers. Dirt and dust particles are usually the biggest challenges for zippers – just like the moving parts of your motorcycle engine. For the trail, pack some of our Zip Care™ Zipper Cleaner & Lubricant. When you’re trip is over, wash all of your Giant Loop motorcycle soft luggage using warm, soapy water, give it good rinse and let it air dry.
  • Lubricate the zippers. Use our Zip Care™ Zipper Cleaner & Lubricant. And in a pinch, a little soap, wax or even lip balm will help. Burt’s Bee’s Beeswax Lip Balm works great and is available at any drug store or grocery store.
  •  Manage the zippers. When you get into your Giant Loop Saddlebag, first roll the storm flap back out of the way, then roll the flap back over the zipper to keep it protected after you close the bag. Un-zip Possibles Pouches, Pannier Pockets and Tank Bag lids completely when accessing gear to avoid damaging zipper teeth.
  •  Respect the zippers. Avoid over packing. When your Giant Loop adventure proof packing systems are not stuffed drum tight, the zippers are much easier to manage. Consider using our Possibles Pouches, to add external pockets, or a Dry Bag to expand your Giant Loop Saddlebag or Panniers. Add the Pannier Pockets to Giant Loop’s Tank Bags. Compartmentalizing gear makes it easier to access the things you need during the day of riding and helps prevent the zippers from buckling from being tightly stuffed. Hold zipper halves together as you zip to prevent stressing the teeth.

If you’ve tried everything, then there is an outside chance that you got a defective zipper. If you think this is the case, please print, fill out and include a copy of the attached warranty and repair return form with your CLEAN bag. Use RMA # [today’s date]. If there is a defect, we will repair or replace your Giant Loop product at no charge to you.

Thank you for choosing Giant Loop for your adventures,
Team GL

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Guinness World Record Setting GL Rider Dannel Lynn: 1 Year On Her Triumph Bonneville Equipped With Giant Loop

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Guinness World Record Setting GL Rider Dannel Lynn: 1 Year On Her Triumph Bonneville Equipped With Giant Loop

Dannel Lynn, 1 Woman, 1 Bike, 1 Year, Black Tie 2 Black Top

STATS Crashes – 1 (slow speed on ice in NM). Tire Blow out / Flat- 2 (both rear). Standing bike dump – pavement-1. Bike dump on dirt – 1. Tires: Front -4 Rear – 8. Speeding Tickets: 0. States visited – ALL 50 & Canada. Miles – over 53,000. Most expensive fuel-$5.989 (Death Valley, CA). Cheapest fuel- $1.749 (Soso, MS).

World record setting Giant Loop Rider Danell Lynn (Danell Lynn – Black Tie 2 Black Top) talks about a year on the road with her Triumph Bonneville motorcycle equipped with Giant Loop’s adventure proof packing systems.
“Thank Giant Loop for providing all the luggage systems, and encouragement- thank you- Siskiyou Panniers, Pronghorn Straps, Tillamook Dry Bags, Possibles Pouch, Fandango Tank Bag Pro, and the Gear Repair Kit.”

Giant Loop Rider: 50 States + 1 World Record = Danell Lynn

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Giant Loop Rider: 50 States + 1 World Record = Danell Lynn

danell lyn

GL rider Danell Lynn has earned the Guinness World Record for the Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country! She travelled over 48,000 miles over one year and is the first female solo rider to ever hold the record. Lynn rode her Triumph Bonneville equipped with Giant Loop’s Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Pro Tank Bag, Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Possibles Pouch, Pronghorn StrapsRogue Dry Bag and Tillamook Dry Bag
You can read some articles about her trip in Cycle News and on Clutch & Chrome

Congratulations, Danell!

danell lynn

danel lynn

 

Giant Loop Round the World Panniers – Motorcycle Soft Luggage

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Giant Loop owner, Harold Olaf Cecil, explains the features of the new Round The World Panniers, Giant Loop’s 90+ liter alternative to aluminum panniers and hard luggage for motorcycles. Designed for adventure touring and backcountry dual sport travel – as well as motorcycle touring and motorcycle commuting – these feature rich, ultra rugged, stable, lightweight soft panniers mount to virtually any motorcycle luggage rack with flat, vertical sides using the rack manufacturer’s hardware.

Mounting hardware is not included, so riders can choose the best option for their luggage rack system. Giant Loop offers the Touratech Mounting Pucks, which fit most racks constructed of 18mm tubing, as well as the Happy Trails Pannier Mount Kits, which fit racks with a variety of flat and round tubing in an array of sizes.

Touratech Pannier Mounting Kit
Happy Trails Pannier Mounting Kit

Round The World Panniers™ combine rack-mounted convenience with the benefits of soft luggage for long haul adventure motorcycle travelers. Waterproof, lightweight, super stable and built to take the punishment of off-road riding, the Round The World (RTW) Panniers deliver 90+ liters of packable volume and weigh just 13 pounds. Main compartment rolls closed, additional gear can be secured to outside of Panniers with compression wings, and two huge pockets (one roll-top, one open top with draw cord) provide quick access to essentials. Includes two waterproof inner liner Dry Pods.

Go light! Go fast! Go far!

How to Install Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers – Rack Mounted Motorcycle Soft Luggage

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How to Install Giant Loop’s Round The World Panniers – Rack Mounted Motorcycle Soft Luggage


Giant Loop owner/founder, Harold Olaf Cecil, explains how to install the new Round The World Panniers, Giant Loop’s 90+ liter alternative to aluminum panniers and hard luggage for motorcycles. Designed for adventure touring and backcountry dual sport travel – as well as motorcycle touring and motorcycle commuting – these feature rich, ultra rugged, stable, lightweight soft panniers mount to virtually any motorcycle luggage rack with flat, vertical sides using the rack manufacturer’s hardware.

Mounting hardware is not included, so riders can choose the best option for their luggage rack system. Giant Loop offers the Touratech Mounting Pucks, which fit most racks constructed of 18mm tubing, as well as the Happy Trails Pannier Mount Kits, which fit racks with a variety of flat and round tubing in an array of sizes.

Touratech Pannier Mount Kit

Happy Trails Pannier Mount Kit

Round The World Panniers™ combine rack-mounted convenience with the benefits of soft luggage for long haul adventure motorcycle travelers. Waterproof, lightweight, super stable and built to take the punishment of off-road riding, the Round The World (RTW) Panniers deliver 90+ liters of packable volume and weigh just 13 pounds. Main compartment rolls closed, additional gear can be secured to outside of Panniers with compression wings, and two huge pockets (one roll-top, one open top with draw cord) provide quick access to essentials. Includes two waterproof inner liner Dry Pods.

Go light! Go fast! Go far!

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

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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