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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 Zigzag Handlebar Bag is Solid

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, Photos, Tech Tips, travel

Radical photo sent to us from our buddy Steven, of the Zigzag Handlebar Bag in full effect!

“Hey guys, writing to say hello! Check in, and point to a post I made on InstaGram today. Yep, rain can be fun too. Didn’t worry about pockets much. Kept everything in the Zigzag Handlebar Bag!” — Steven Levine

Check out Steven’s InstaGram page here…

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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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Great Basin and Tillamook Bags Reviewed at McGearHub

By | bike packing, Blog, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, News, Reviews, Saddlebags, Tech Tips, travel, Video

Our buddy Roy at Motorcycle Gear Hub made this cool video about GL Great Basin Saddlebags and Tillamook Dry Bag

Here’s the epic horseshoe-shaped Great Basin Saddlebag, serving as a motorcycle luggage solution. Without doubt, I only have good words for your products, your company and your team. Having collaborated and continuing to collaborate with so-many brands, I can readily see who are serious about their products and who aren’t. Many thanks as usual. Stay safe!” — Roy Lopez

Thanks for the great review, Roy —  Go light. Go fast. Go far!

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GL Ambassador Danell Lynn Article in OutdoorX4

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Events, Giant Loop Gear, News, Overland, Panniers, Reviews, Riders, Straps, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, travel, Triumph

Keep an eye out for this beautiful adventure travel article by Guinness World Record holder and Giant Loop Ambassador Danell Lynn in Issue 36 of OutdoorX4. Written and photographed by Danell, “Colonial Mexico” recounts her travels on her trusty Triumph Bonneville “Amelia”… 

Danell rides with Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Tank Bag and Rogue Dry Bag on this journey, keeping it a little lighter these days than her world record setting ride of all 50 states in a single year — “Longest journey by motorcycle in a single country” — she is the first solo woman motorcyclist to hold the record.

“Giant Loop was my first and only bag choice as the ride began its planning. I am so pleased with it. The ease of use, and complete dryness of my gear through downpours, will keep me coming back to Giant Loop.” — Danell Lynn

We are proud to play a role in Danell’s incredible travels. She puts GL products to a degree of testing that would take most riders many years to equal. Her spirit matches our mission as a brand and company. Cheers, Danell!

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RoadRUNNER Reviews GL’s MotoTrekk Panniers

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dirt bike, Dualsport, Giant Loop Gear, News, Overland, Panniers, Reviews, Tank Bags, travel

Thank you RoadRUNNER Motorcycle, Touring, and Travel for reviewing our MotoTrekk Panniers in the July/August issue

RoadRUNNER Reviews GL’s MotoTrekk Panniers

“I’m very happy with the solution and highly recommend it to any adventure rider who goes off-road, but in fact it has a lot of value for road touring due to its low weight and narrow profile.” — Yuval Naveh

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Garage Night Bend Spotlights the New Yamaha Ténéré 700

By | Adventure Touring, Beta, Blog, Events, FAQ, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Reviews, Riders, Tech Tips, travel, Yamaha

Please join us next Wednesday, June 17 at 8pm Pacific (U.S.A.) for a special edition of Garage Night Bend – a YouTube Live conversation with David Darcy of Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV and Steve Smith from Adventure Moto

Yamaha’s much anticipated new Ténéré 700 has finally arrived in North America. Although we’re just seeing the first production of the Ténéré 700 here in North America, our friends Dave and Steve in Australia have spent more than a year riding and testing this bike!

Log on to YouTube using a Gmail account and submit questions to participate in the discussion and get their firsthand insights.

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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 a Perfect Fit on the Yamaha Ténéré 700

By | Adventure Touring, ATV, bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, New Product, News, Overland, Tank Bags, travel, Yamaha

Thanks to Adventure Moto and Motorcycle Adventure Dirtbike TV in Australia, we’ve been able to confirm fitment for virtually all of Giant Loop’s packing systems on the much anticipated Yamaha Ténéré 700

Fandango Tank Bag and Diablo Tank Bag are just the right size and proportions for a middleweight adventure bike. MotoTrekk Panniers and Siskiyou Panniers strap right onto factory luggage racks, and GL Pannier Mounts also fit with minimal modifications.

Our saddlebag options all suit this bike perfectly for the ultimate  set up — 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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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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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!

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Classic GL Colombia Bag on a Baja Surf Adventure

By | Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Giant Loop Gear, Overland, Photos, Tech Tips, travel

Our surfer buddy Mike sent us this great vista shot from one of his Baja adventures with an old-school GL Colombia Bag strapped to his roof rack…

GL Colombia Bag on a Baja Surf Adventure“I use the Colombia Bag on all my Baja trips – keeps my wetsuits dry and clean on the roof on the way down. On the way home, wet, dirty, stinky wetsuits are bagged up until we get home for a proper cleaning. Thing is bulletproof.” — Mike Honsburger

So rad — thanks Mike!

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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!

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Benvenuto Federico!

By | Blog, Events, News, Photos, Riders, travel, Yamaha

Our dear friend and new Giant Loop Ambassador Federico Tondelli has been on the team for a very long time. GL’s first trip to the huge EICMA Motorcycle show in Milano was in 2011. We had never been in the show, never been to Italy. We don’t speak any Italian. We needed a motorcycle for display in our stand in the USA Pavilion, so I started posting online that we needed a bike parked in our stand for a few days…

Out of the blue, Federico contacts us and offers to let Giant Loop take delivery of his new Yamaha Super Tenere at the show – all we had to do was roll it from the Yamaha stand to ours! We were blown away by Fede’s kindness and willingness to help. 

Since then, he has helped us in countless other ways. Last year, during the off-season for MotoGP (he is now the press manager for the Suzuki team), Federico rode in South America with GL gear and took a ton of beautiful photos.

Here’s shot of dinner from our 2013 trip to EICMA. That’s Fede (second from left) enjoying plate-sized Milanesa at a classic Lombardy restaurant in Milano…

“Dear Harold, I spent the whole morning to find some proper words to express how much honored and proud I am to read these beautiful words that you wrote for me, but I couldn’t. So please allow me to just say: THANK YOU. Giant Loop has a very special place in my heart. Not only as a brand, but also as the people like you who I consider a true friend besides and before any ‘business’. My trip in Patagonia has been a true life-changer for me and proved once again how much the GL’s products are well thought, well engineered and well done. Thank you, thank you, thank you!” — Fede

Federico has shared the truest Italian hospitality with us for many years, and has been a steadfast friend and ally for Giant Loop throughout most of our history as a company. Grande Fede!

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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Touring With a Great Basin Saddlebag and Tillamook Dry Bag

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, Indian, Overland, Reviews, Saddlebags, travel, Video

Check out this excellent video by Motogypsy of riding an Indian Scout Sixty in Ecuador with a Great Basin Saddlebag and Tillamook Dry Bag

“A solo motorcycle ride to Laguna Quilotoa, the Black Sheep Inn, rescued wildlife, rural Ecuadorian life in the Sierras, rescued female condor, la vaca loca from the vantage point of a modified Indian Scout Sixty.”Motogypsy

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GL Gas Bag is King of the Hill

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Fuel, Giant Loop Gear, News, Reviews, Tech Tips, travel, Video

How to carry extra fuel? Thanks to Adventure Rider for this great review of the Giant Loop Gas Bag

https://advrider.com

“The absolute king of the hill for carrying extra fuel and also having a small pack size when you don’t need it is, the Giant Loop Gas Bag, available in 1, 2, 3 and 5-gallon sizes. As the Giant Loop Gas Bag is soft set up, besides not being prone to cracking like the solid version from vibration it is also extremely durable and can take an amazing amount of impact if you do fall on it in a crash.”@RTWPAUL, Adventure Rider

read the entire article here

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The Advantages of Soft Luggage

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, BMW, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Reviews, Saddlebags, travel, Video

Eric from Ride Adventures presents a balanced perspective on the relative advantages of soft luggage, using the Great Basin Saddlebag as his example on his Honda Africa Twin

“Hey ADV Riders, today we’re doing a review on soft vs hard luggage systems on a few of our adventure motorcycles. We break it down to 9 categories; protection, weight, waterproofness, durability, ease of access, ease of installation, versatility, safety, and compatibility. Two solid competitors but only one winner. Watch to find out which wins our vote!”Eric Lange, Ride Adventures

Cool video Eric!

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From Our Friends at HeliLadder

By | bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Kawasaki, Panniers, Photos, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips, travel

A great father-son adventure. Both riding Kawasaki KLR 650s with Giant Loop gear

“My son left Oregon last September and traveled though the SW, into Baja, and then throughout Mexico. He started the trip off with a very well-used pair of Siskiyou Panniers, and their no-frills durability matched the KLR. I was able to break away and join him on the last couple days of his journey. My ’06 KLR is outfitted with the Mototrekk Panniers, Rogue Dry Bag, Diablo Tank Bag, and the Zigzag Handlebar Bag. As a designer and manufacturer of aviation tooling and support equipment, I can really appreciate your quality gear. It is well made, highly functional, and very durable. Thanks for providing great gear for those of us traveling the lonely backroads!” — Dale Neubauer, HeliLadder of Blue Moon Designs

Dale also owns this classic bike that he has traveled all over the USA on…   

Nice Ride!

Thanks Dale — we love you guys…  

Go light. Go fast. Go far! 

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