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GL on the Leh Manali Highway in the Himalayas

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

A customer from Australia, musician and artist Nosh Mistry, sent us this amazing photo…

“I took that picture coming down the Rohtang Pass towards a village called Gramphu on the Leh Manali Highway. The person in the picture is Tony Balkin aka Nugget riding a Royal Enfield Himalayan. The Great Basin Saddlebag was perfect for this trip as he was carrying most everything he needed in it even from Sydney. Dave and I had the Fandango Tank Bags as we find it best to carry all our camera gear and have it easily accessible to get our shots. If the cameras were packed away in a normal camera bag/backpack, it is a lot more work to get them out and get the shots we want.” — Nosh Mistry

Nosh rides with our friend David Darcy in Australia, and Nugget is one of the characters who appears in his video adventures…

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Tour of Idaho With Fandango Tank Bag and MoJavi Saddlebags

By | Adventure Touring, Beta, bike packing, Blog, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, travel

Our buddy Mike from Rocky Mountain Detours conquered the Tour of Idaho challenge  riding Betas decked out in GL gear

“The Tour of Idaho challenge starts for us next week. I will be promoting Giant Loop during this challenge.” — Michael Georgeson

Congratulations Mike — nice ride!

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Preservation in Ecuador With GL Ambassador Janelle Kaz

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Giant Loop Gear, Indian, Riders, Saddlebags, travel, Video

Check out this fantastic video produced for Easyriders of  Janelle Kaz traveling on an Indian Scout Sixty in Ecuador with GL Great Basin Saddlebags

Janelle travels through South America on her own — with ‘Onca,’ an Indian Motorcycle Scout Sixty that she named after the jaguars that are native to this region (scientifically known as Panthera onca centralis). She says, ‘This isn’t exactly the type of terrain Onca was made for. But any motorcycle can become an adventure bike if you simply take it on adventures — and I suppose I’m out to prove that.'”Easyriders, video by Frédéric Lagrange

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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!

The Annual Ride Must Go On! 

By | Blog, Camping, Events, FAQ, News, travel

Although it’s smoky in eastern Oregon, the Air Quality Index is better than most of the state, and the forecast is for conditions to improve…

See you at Crystal Crane Hot Springs  on Friday for the 9th Annual Giant Loop Ride! 

To minimize breathing smoke, please truck or trailer your bike there if possible – your lungs will thank you. Fire danger is extreme everywhere, so be extra careful around dry grasses, etc. Wearing a face mask does help with the smoke – and anything is better than nothing, even if you don’t have an X-95 rated mask.

Go light. Go fast. Go far!

And thanks for riding with Giant Loop!

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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Last Day to Register for GL’s Annual Ride!!!

By | Adventure Touring, Blog, Camping, Enduro, Events, Giant Loop Gear, News, Riders, travel

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE 9TH ANNUAL GIANT LOOP RIDE IS ON — LET’S GO

9th Annual Giant Loop Ride is September 18-20, 2020 in Crystal Crane Hot Springs, Oregon, USA…

Join us — over 170 people registered already, for the biggest dual sport event in Oregon!

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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!

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2020 Giant Loop Ride

By | Adventure Touring, Camping, Events, FAQ, News, Riders, travel

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE 9TH ANNUAL GIANT LOOP RIDE IS ON — LET’S GO!

9th Annual Giant Loop Ride is September 18-20, 2020 in Crystal Crane Hot Springs, Oregon, USA…

Deadline is Friday for a cancellation/refund and to sign up without paying the extra $50 for late registration.

2020 Giant Loop Ride

We’ll have to do things a little differently this year, and we do need everyone’s full support and cooperation following State of Oregon mandated precautions, such as maintaining social distancing guidelines in camping areas, and the newly updated soaking pond. Mask required indoors. No self-service beverages in reusable containers. Minor stuff. A trifling inconvenience at most…

REFUND DEADLINE IS NOW! Extended until FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 — REQUEST A REFUND HERE

We are happy to issue a refund on your deposit or payment, or you may leave it as a credit on your account to apply toward a purchase or future ride. But please do it now, because we have to give Francis at The Smokin’ Pit a headcount for his signature BBQ chicken and smoked prime rib dinners…

BUT THERE’S STILL TIME TO JOIN US — SIGN UP HERE

We have more than 150 people registered and we will continue to accept sign ups through this Friday. After that, an additional $50 Late Registration fee applies. 

WE NEED YOUR FULL COOPERATION

For the health and safety of all, we follow these guidelines and we need 100% compliance and cooperation from all riders in order to make the Giant Loop Ride happen this year.

OSHA General Guidance for All Workers and Employers:

— Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands that are visibly soiled.

— Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.

— Practice good respiratory etiquette, including covering coughs and sneezes.

— Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

— Stay home if sick.

— Recognize personal risk factors. According to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), certain people, including older adults and those with underlying conditions such as heart or lung disease or diabetes, are at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19.

And for the protection of eastern Oregon’s rural population, please respect these State of Oregon mandates:

— Masks, face shields and face coverings are currently required statewide for indoor public spaces (for example, grocery stores, pharmacies, public transit, personal services providers, restaurants, bars, retail stores, and more). In addition, face coverings are required in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible.

— Children age 5 and up are required to wear a face covering. People with a disability or medical condition may request accommodation from the business if they cannot wear one.

IF FOR ANY REASON YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLY WITH THESE GUIDELINES AND RECOMMENDATIONS, PLEASE REQUEST A REFUND NOW!

Thank you!

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Prepping for The Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Reviews, Riders, Saddlebags, Tech Tips, travel, Video, Yamaha

From Living Off The Slab, gearing up a Yamaha WR250R with Coyote Saddlebags, Gas Bag and Possibles Pouch

 

“I have been getting my little WR250R ready to hit the road and in 4 days we are doing just that. Myself and 4 friends are riding down to Damascus, VA where we will will ride the MABDR (Mid-Atlantic Backcountry Discovery Route) from South to North. The trip will take us 14 days and will cover about 2400 miles.”Living Off The Slab

Thanks for choosing Giant Loop for your adventure — have a fantastic trip!

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Great Basin Saddlebags on the Suzuki V-Strom 1050

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Giant Loop Gear, Saddlebags, Suzuki, Tank Bags, travel

Dig this photo sent from a creative customer in British Columbia. Great Basin Saddlebags and a couple of Possibles Pouches on a 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050. This is a new model bike for 2020. Also notice there is a Helinox Chair strapped to the backside of the saddlebags. GL loves creativity…

Great Basin Saddlebags on the Suzuki VStrom 1050

“Thought you might like a photo of the Great Basin Saddlebag on the new Suzuki V-Strom 1050. A couple of Possibles Pouches on the front of the legs with Helinox Chairs strapped to the back. Regards and thanks!” — John Passmore

The new V-Strom looks sweet — thanks for the photo John!

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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!

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TAT’N Back!

By | Adventure Touring, bike packing, Blog, Camping, Dry Bags, Enduro, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Panniers, Rally Raid Products, Riders, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, travel, Video

Great video update in Colorado from our friends Juan and Jenny heading west on a month-long Trans America Trail journey using Coyote Saddlebags, Diablo Tank Bag, Siskiyou Panniers, Tillamook Dry Bag and Pannier Pockets on their Rally Raid Honda CB500X‘s…

“A few more Colorado passes before Utah.” — Juan Browne

Check out more videos from Juan on YouTube at the Blancolirio channel

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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!

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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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