“Fishing from my paddle board on the Deschutes just upstream from Bend – my favorite stretch to paddle, but it’s sort of just playing around because it’s really tough to control the board and the fly line!” — GL founder and owner, Harold Olaf Cecil
“Tank Bags are some of the most useful pieces of kit you can add to a motorcycle, offering streamlined cargo capacity that’s quickly accessible. Over the past year, I’ve run two Giant Loop Tank Bags. Before I left for Labrador last year, Giant Loop sent me a Diablo Tank Bag, and this spring, they sent me the updated Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag. They’re similar, but they’re designed for slightly different roles.” — Zac Kurylyk
“Added some SW Motech Pro luggage racks to my Africa Twin and strapped on the GL MotoTrekk Panniers. In my estimation, these are nearly perfect as a mid size soft pannier. They look and work great on the AT and compliment the Klamath Tail Bag.” — Wind_Rider, advrider.com
Nice setup — thanks for sharing!
“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!
This super rugged roll-top pocket integrates with GL saddlebags, panniers and dry bags to create external, easy access pockets, and it securely straps onto tail racks, engine guards, roll cages, raft frames and more. Essential kit for every outdoor adventure!
Great images from the UTV world!
“Hey guys, I took some photos on our latest overland adventure. I put those Tillamook Bags to work. Hope you guys enjoy, Cheers!” — Cameron, on Instagram @camhootch
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.
“When you only get one pannier, it better be a good one. Find out what comes in the kit when you order a Round the World Pannier and Pannier Mount from Giant Loop. Giant Loop sells these in pairs if your bike takes two! The RTW Pannier is a universal fit for any and all motorcycles, I just happen to have gotten one for my Indian FTR 1200 S.” — Wes Fleming, Motorcycle Test Kitchen
“When it comes to soft luggage, there are many options on the market, with a wide range of prices and features. Having returned from a weeklong trip with hard panniers and struggling with packing issues, I went looking for a set of soft luggage with more room than my current hard bags. I also wanted something with compartmented storage options that are easy to get on and off the bike. Enter the Giant Loop Round The World Panniers and Pannier Mounts.”
“These bags are heavy duty and the construction quality is on point. Once the bags were mounted to the GL Pannier Mounts, it only took a couple of minor adjustments to the mounting brackets and they locked up perfectly to the pannier racks already installed on my Africa Twin.”
“To remove the bags, it’s a simple one-handed operation and all it takes is a pull of the lever on the top of the mount, and they lift right off with the handle built into the luggage. The total weight of both bags and mounts comes in at 15 pounds, about five pounds less than my current hard panniers, which don’t have a quick-release mount.” — Aaron Demo, ADV Motorcycle
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.
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.
Check out this informative review by Joe at RevZilla…
“Running out of gas is a problem, and it’s totally avoidable if you bring a little extra! Giant Loops’ Fuel Safe Bladder is an excellent way to add additional fuel storage to your motorcycle, and its compact size means you can easily stow it away when not in use.” — Joe Zito at RevZilla
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!
Butler Motorcycle Maps are 20% off (limited to stock on hand)…
Stay safe — Go light. Go fast. Go far!
GL founder and owner Harold Olaf Cecil checking in from a recent adventure in Idaho on his KTM 1090 Adventure R with Round The World Panniers, Pannier Mounts, Klamath Tail Rack Pack, Fandango Tank Bag, Pannier Pockets…
“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!
GL Tillamook Dry Bags are built to withstand everything…
We have been making Tillamook Dry Bags for some years now and (after thousands of miles of testing) in our opinion we’ve managed to design the lightest and most practical dry bag for all terrain vehicles. Equipped with two big rubber handles, air purge valve and shoulder straps, Tillamook offers 48 liters of watertight volume for the best adventures. Also — check out our Rogue Bags (and our Beanies)!
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…
“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!
“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!
“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!
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…
Terrific article about GL Ambassador Donni Reddington’s school for women dirt bikers posted by Ted Edwards at Road Dirt…“Wanted to share with you guys this article ‘Women Teaching Women To Ride Motorcycles’ that was just published about Skool of Moto. Cheers!” — Donni Reddington
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!
“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!
“I want to report how neatly these Giant Loop Pannier Pockets fit in the rear of a Honda CB500X, especially under the Rally Raid rear rack and solo mounts. The Pannier Pockets are supposed to go somewhere up front, either stand alone or tied into the Giant Loop tank bag system. But IMHO they fit perfectly in the rear of the CB500X, under the Rally Raid solo mounts. For me, one pannier pocket carries a water bottle and some snacks, and the other one has tools. That leaves the Diablo Tank Bag relatively empty so you don’t have to stuff it every time you ride. This setup is perfect to have permanently installed for day trips.” — sbtw08
Thanks for the great post — Go light. Go fast. Go far!
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!
“A shout out to Giant Loop for A+++++ support on every aspect of product from pre-sales questions, price, shipping, and coming up with storage ideas. I love the Mojave Saddlebags to hold everything I need for a ride. Small and lightweight enough not to interfere with the the bike’s riding characteristics. I thought the rear gas fill on the KTM 690 Enduro R would be a hassle. But it takes no more than a minute extra to shift the Mojave forward. I currently carry a few fuel bottles strapped down with Pronghorn Straps. The Mojave Bags are nice and snug. Also keeps center of gravity low. I waiting for the GL Rogue Dry Bag for longer trips. Should fit on top of the Mojave.” — GF-kam
Check out GL’s vendor thread on Adventure Rider here. It’s a great place for riders to see fit examples, other riders on epic adventures, news, updates and new product announcements from Giant Loop…
Thanks for the email!
I’ll bet there’s fish in that stream — nice photo, CrashBar!