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Framing the Spirit of Our 9th Annual Ride

By | Adventure Touring, Camping, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Enduro, Events, News, Overland, Photos, Riders, trail bike, travel

A couple of great photos by the amazing photographer Dave Schelske to kick off the occasion

“Woohooo! First time I’ve seen blue in the sky in almost 2 weeks. A great way to kick off the 9th Annual Giant Loop Ride! A day early for the Rally and already have 222 miles in on some epic desert terrain.”Dave Schelske @advnorthwest

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

And thanks Dave, for riding with Giant Loop!

Great Basin and Tillamook Bags Reviewed

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Dualsport, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, News, Reviews, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike

Great Basin Saddlebag and Tillamook Dry Bag reviewed at Motorcycle Gear Hub — 5 out of 5 stars!

“The Great Basin Saddlebag is unrivaled. When all is said and done, it’s the universal fitment and versatility that puts Giant Loop’s flagship rockstar head and shoulders above the competition. You will benefit from putting this biomorphic saddlebag into your motorcycling life. And I speak from experience. Motorcycle Gear Hub’s seal of approval and most recommended! Buy the Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebag and grab either the Tillamook Dry Bag or the Rogue Dry Bag if you want to build an epic, quick-installing, rackless touring rig to live for weeks at a time on the road!”Motorcycle Gear Hub

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Go light. Go fast. Go far!

Off-roading in Bogota

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Dry Bags, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, trail bike, travel

A couple of great photos from riders in Columbia off-roading with GL bags on a Husqvarna 701

“Hola! We are users of Giant Loop products. We like them a lot and we are admirers of their quality. Somos 3 off road!!!” — Alejandro Restrepo

Thanks for the pictures!

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New Bushwackers Hand Guards!

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, Deals, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, Overland, Snow, Snow Bike, Snowmobile, Straps, Tech Tips, trail bike

Get ready for fall! GL is introducing two new styles of Bushwackers Hand Guards — one with a topo map theme and the other with a pine forest motif…

Both designs feature our new 18″ Pronghorn Straps — 3″ longer than the previous version to accommodate a wider array of deflectors and handlebars.

We call them “hand savers” as they keep hands dry up to forearm while riding in rain. Keep controls cleaner, drier, warmer and more comfortable in dirt, mud, rain, snow and brush. The new straps fit virtually every bike and deflector combo on the market — are easier to install and remove and are better suited to off-road riding. They pack flat to stow until needed — mounted and removed in just a minute. Perfect for adventure touring, dual sporting, trail riding, off-road racing, snow biking and snowmobiling.

 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!

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Zigzag Bag and Buckin’ Roll Bag on a Honda CRF450L in Colorado

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Photos, Tank Bags, trail bike

Check out these beautiful photos from rcrinerii at ADVRider.com riding with a Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and Klamath Tail Rack on a Honda CRF450L in Colorado

“CO finally! Made it to Crested Butte/Taylor Park area with my GL gear. It’s awesome. Rolling with a Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and new Klamath Tail Rack Pack on Honda CRF450L. I got the Tail Rack the night before I left and didn’t have time to get it installed. Even without the Pronghorn Straps it worked perfectly. Thanks again for the great customer service and products.” — rcrinerii

Epic views — looks like fun!

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The World’s Best Saddlebag!

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews, Saddlebags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

Check out this photo taken by GL customer Doigy at the Kenya-Tanzania border on the shore of Lake Natron with Mt. Shompole in the background. The rear wheel of the bike is in Kenya, front wheel is in Tanzania!

GL customer Doigy on the Kenya-Tanzania border“I use your products on a regular basis and cannot fault them. In particular your Coyote Saddlebag is an awesome product. It fits on every motorbike I have ever tried it on. It has never come loose, ever, and 95% of my riding is rough off-road stuff. I’ve fallen off plenty of times and have yet to damage the saddlebag. This bag is clearly designed by bikers, for bikers. I’ve been riding motorbikes for 45 years and had numerous types and makes of luggage, and none have ever been able to take the punishment like what I have given the Coyote. None. And despite the thousands of kilometers of off road punishment, the bag still looks like new. Amazing! Well done to all of you at Giant Loop, makers of the world’s best saddlebag! Warmest Regards from Kenya, East Africa.” — Doigy

Amazing photo — thanks for riding with Giant Loop!

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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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Updates for Klamath Tail Rack Pack, Coyote Saddlebag, MoJavi Saddlebag

By | Blog, Dirt bike, Dualsport, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Saddlebags, Straps, Tech Tips, trail bike, Uncategorized, Video

2020 Updates for Klamath Tail Rack Pack, Coyote Saddlebag, MoJavi Saddlebag

New this year, Giant Loop is including our 25-inch stretch polyurethane Pronghorn Straps as the quick adjusting, easy on and off rear anchor for the Coyote Saddlebag, MoJavi Saddlebag and Klamath Tail Rack Pack. Included Fender Hooks provide almost universal fitment on a wide range of motorcycle makes and models – dirt bike, dual sport, adventure touring and even street bikes like scramblers and nakeds.

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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MoJavi Saddlebags With Pronghorn Straps on a Suzuki DRZ400

By | bike packing, FAQ, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews, Saddlebags, Suzuki, Tech Tips, trail bike, Video

Check out this excellent video from Dork In The Road showing how to install MoJavi Saddlebags on a Suzuki DRZ400 with a Tail Rack, Pronghorn Straps and GL Mounts

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

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2020 Giant Loop Ride Rescheduled for September

By | 10th Anniversary Giant Loop, Adventure Touring, Blog, Dualsport, Events, FAQ, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, News, Rally Raid Products, Riders, trail bike, travel, Video

Check out this cool video shot by our friend Cesar at the 2018 Giant Loop Ride. It’s an excellent look at Crystal Crane Hot Springs

“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!

Check out the updated sign-up page here

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Gearing-up a Husqvarna in Kentucky

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Husqvarna, Overland, Photos, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, trail bike

These excellent photos sent to GL from our friend Andy. He’s got it all on his Husqvarna 250! MoJavi Saddlebags, Possibles Pouch, Pronghorn Straps and Zigzag Handlebar Bag

Andy in Kentucky

Andy in Kentucky

Andy in Kentucky

“I’m super glad I brought all that, because about 70 miles in to the first day and the farthest point from our cabin we got a flat. Luckily I had a tube and tools in the MoJavi Saddlebags, a patch kit and pump in my Possibles Pouch. So I was able to swap the tube and we were on our way. The MoJavi Saddlebags were super secure even on some enduro type stepped ledges. They didn’t get in my way at all and held secure where I mounted them. Super convenient and stable. Thank you!” — Andy Janik, Sullivan Tool and Repair

Nice gear — thanks for going with Giant Loop!

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Rigs & Coffee Present: How to Use the GL Gas Bag

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, trail bike, travel, Video

Thanks so much to our friend Jacob at Rigs & Coffee for these excellent product demos

“The Possibles Pouch fits perfectly on the headrest as a medical bag using the Pronghorn Straps. The Zigzag Handlebar Bag fits on the Jeep passenger dash grab handle.”Jacob Feuerman, Rigs & Coffee

Your exploration of how GL products cross-over into overland much appreciated — thanks!

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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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How To Pack Light on Motorcycle Trips

By | bike packing, Blog, Camping, Giant Loop Gear, Panniers, Reviews, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel, Video

Another informative video from Backcountry Adventure Motorsports that includes Giant Loop Round The World Panniers with quick release mounts, Fandango Tank Bag, Pannier Pockets, Tillamook and Rogue Dry Bags and Diablo Tank Bag

“Every time I go on one of my adventures I always pack stuff I simply do not use. This is a list of necessities to still be comfortable but really drop weight off the bike.“Backcountry Adventure Motorsports

Make sure to tune in to their YouTube channel for more

Great info — thanks!

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GL in Collaboration With The Wilderness Collective

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, Saddlebags, trail bike, Uncategorized, Video

Giant Loop started working with the Wilderness Collective last year, outfitting their fleet of bikes with our Coyote Saddlebags and Diablo Tank Bags. Wilderness Collective is a brand, guided trip, and media company all wrapped in one…

Check out their great videos on Vimeo and you’ll notice GL gear in almost every one! And these guys don’t just cruise around — there are a ton of crashes, water crossings, and fun times being had…

Cheers to Wilderness for trusting our gear and showing what Giant Loop is capable of!

Cycle News Honda CRF450L Project Bike Full-on With GL Gear

By | bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, News, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, trail bike, travel

GL’s Gas Bag, MoJavi Saddlebags, Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag and Pronghorn Straps on Cycle News project Honda CRF450L build — a trail worthy dual sport…

Cycle News Honda CRF450L Project Bike Decked Out with Giant Loop“Thank you guys again for providing the great Giant Loop products for our Honda CRF450L story.  The MoJavi Saddlebags, Fender Rack, Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag, Pronghorn Straps and Gas Bag are all really great products!  The story is in this week’s Cycle News. Thanks! — Sean Finley, Digital Throttle

Right on Sean, perfect setup on that bike!

Go light. Go fast. Go far…

 

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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Zigzag Bag, Tail Rack, Possibles Pouch and Pronghorn Straps

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dirt bike, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Straps, Tech Tips, trail bike

Our friend Andy sent us an email detailing how he uses Giant Loop gear to make the magic happen…

Handlebar Bag ,Tail Rack , Possibilities Pouch and Prong Straps“I’ve been using the Zigzag Handlebar Bag, Tail Rack and Possibles Pouch with the Pronghorn Straps. The Tail Rack holds the Possibles Pouch super secure with the Pronghorn Straps. I threw all my tools in there so I always have them on the bike and did some really rocky rides and hill climbs and I was never worried I’d lose the tools. It was great! Not having to worry about my gear being secure is so nice. It gives me the confidence to rip harder sections and never worry. The Zigzag Handlebar Bag is great for holding my phone and snacks and charger. Not having to take my backpack off to get to essentials is great!” — Andy Janik

Good one Andy — thanks!

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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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