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Honda Africa Twin with Mototrekk Panniers

Giant Loop Mototrekk Panniers and the Honda Africa twin

By | Blog, Camping, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, New Product, Panniers, Tech Tips

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

 

Giant Loop great Basin Saddlebag on a multitude of motorcycles

Product of the Week – The Great Basin Saddlebag

By | bike packing, Blog, BMW, Camping, Ducati, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Riders, Saddlebags, Suzuki, travel, Yamaha

Product of the Week – The Great Basin Saddlebag

A trusted staple in the Giant Loop line up, the Great Basin Saddlebag is the largest in our “loop bag” collection.

We have outfitted an assortment of motorcycles with the Great Basin, and it’s currently on the backs of motorcycles around the globe. In the montage above you’ll find the Great Basin Saddlebag easily mounted on a the Honda CRF250L, Rally Raid CB500X, and Africa Twin, the KTM 1190 Adventure R, the Yamaha WR250, the KLR 650 retrofitted with a sidecar, the Suzuki tu250x, a Yamaha R6 and something random in Nepal….just to name a few.

This bag will carry all that you require for a serious expedition or comfortably carry your weekend provisions.

GBSB17-RT-O Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top Orange

Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top Orange

 

 

What we love most about the Great Basin Saddlebag is it’s verstility. This bag, rides rackless, behind the rider where the passenger would sit. The “legs” of the bag affix to the passenger foot pegs or other solid mounting point in the same area and anchors at the rear of the bike via three straps on on an existing rear rack or integrated mounting point. The is bag is 68L in capacity and is sold with three waterproof dry pods which organize gear within the bag plus make it easy to haul things to your camp spot without removing the whole loop bag. A Hot Springs Heat Shield is also included with every bag to keep the Great Basin off the pipe.

The outer material is constructed of tough 22 oz. vinyl coated polyester reinforced with ballistic nylon and, like many of our bags the Great Basin has loops added to the sides of the bag that make it easy to add Possibles Pouches or just affix items with Pronghorn Straps. The “beavertail” cinch straps can be extend to allow for a Tillamook or Rogue Dry Bag if extra capacity is required.

 

Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top with Rogue Dry Bag

Great Basin Saddlebag Roll Top with Rogue Dry Bag

 

 

 

Possibles Pouch

Great Basin Zippered Saddlebag with Possibles Pouch external pocket

While Supplies last all black and white Great Basin Zippered Saddlebags ON SALE for 30% off!

 

Coyote Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag Pro Fitment On Honda Africa Twin

By | Blog, FAQ, Fitment, Giant Loop Gear, Honda, Saddlebags, Tank Bags, Tech Tips

Nate, a local Bend customer, came by the Adventure Shop today with his brand new Honda Africa Twin CRF1000L to show us his fitting for his Coyote Saddlebag.

Honda Africa Twin and Coyote Saddlebag

Honda Africa Twin and Coyote Saddlebag

 

At 39L, the saddlebag fits perfectly behind the rider with room to spare for a dry bag or duffle to supplement bigger trips. Even with the passenger footpegs removed, the lower anchor points on the bag fasten nicely to the frame to keep the bag out of the way with zero movement. The shape of the Coyote lends itself well to this bike, as it angles forward instead of down thus  avoiding the wide pipe.

Conveniently the Coyote fender hooks fit perfectly and positively in the Twin’s existing hard luggage mounting points.

 

Honda Africa Twin and Coyote Saddlebag    Honda Africa Twin and Coyote Saddlebag

The Giant Loop Fandango is also a great fit on this bike, sculpting well over the tank. East to access the fuel fill and see the dash instruments.

Nate is about to head out on the Washington BDR. We thing this is a great set up for his trip!

Honda Africa Twin with Fandango Pro Tank and Great Basin Saddlebag

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Honda Africa Twin with Fandango Pro Tank and Great Basin Saddlebag

Honda Africa Twin with Fandango Pro Tank Bag and Great Basin Saddlebag

When Rox Speed FX owner Chris took his new Honda Africa Twin for an adventure motorcycle tour this past summer, he chose Giant Loop’s Fandango Pro Tank Bag and Great Basin Saddlebag for his trip – and he sent us some great pics! You’ll notice that the large passenger handles on the Honda Africa Twin create a space between the pillion seat and the bottom or the Great Basin Saddlebag – a perfect spot to stow away an extra layer or additional riding gear.

Honda Africa Twin with Giant Loop's Fandango Tank Bag and Great Basin Saddlebag

Honda Africa Twin with Giant Loop’s Fandango Tank Bag and Great Basin Saddlebag

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.

Reserve Your Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure Kit

By | Honda, New Product

UPDATED: JULY 3, 2015

We received?the first shipment of Honda CB500X Adventure?Level 3 kits (suspension plus wheels) today from Rally Raid Products!

If you would like to reserve your Level 3 Adventure kit, please understand that we are looking at approximately 3-4 weeks for?delivery of the next batch of wheels – but all other parts are available and ready to ship now.

To ensure that you receive the parts as soon as they arrive, please click the button below to pay your $500 deposit now, and take your place in motorcycle history! CLICK HERE FOR ORDER FORM

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Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure, distributed in North America by Giant Loop

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500X Adventure, distributed in North America by Giant Loop

Rally Raid Products Honda CB500 ? Parts Descriptions & Options

SUSPENSION & WHEEL KITS
Rally-Raid Products Ltd are the UK distributor and nominated Service Agent for Tractive Suspension, with all necessary tools and equipment to offer buyers a complete technical service and repair facility. This includes stocking all genuine Tractive Suspension shock absorber spare parts, along with their own design of vacuum pump to enable the shock to be bled 100% when re-filling with oil.

Level 1 Suspension Kit Honda CB500X RRP 431
Standard ride height/travel RRP/Tractive suspension upgrade. Suitable for CB500X, CB500F and CBR500R.

? Rear shock: High-quality aluminium body with adjustable preload. Choice of three spring rates, softer/standard/harder. Easily accessible combined damping adjuster (affecting 80% Rebound and 20% Compression), positioned on lower fork of shock. Choice of three spring rates, 100Nm, 110Nm (standard) and 120Nm
? Front forks: Replacement internal components – longer linear-wound Tractive springs (that eliminate the 6? OEM plastic spacer), RRP damper-rods with built-in shim stack valving, and adjustable preload fork caps.)
? Fully re-buildable, in the event of servicing.
? 2 year warranty.

Level 1B Rear Shock Upgrade Kit

Rear shock upgrade adds a remote reservoir with additional oil capacity and separate damping controls, featuring 100% independent high and low speed compression damping adjusters on the remote, and a dedicated 100% rebound adjuster on the shock body lower fork. This rear shock option will also come with a RRP mounting bracket for the remote reservoir.

SHOCK SPRING RATE OPTIONS:
Note: Weight is based on rider in gear, plus 33 lbs (15 Kg) luggage
1. Softer 100Nm = 154?165 lbs (70-75Kg)
2. Standard 110Nm = 165-220 lbs (75-100Kg)
3. Harder 120Nm = 220-243 lbs (100-110Kg)

Level 2 Adventure Suspension Kit Honda CB500X Adventure-RRP 433
Complete kit raises the bike 2? front and rear, and in turn offers just a touch under 7? travel at both ends (same as a BMW F700GS, for example). A longer side-stand is also included to accommodate the 2? increase in ground clearance. Wheel set is not included.

? Rear shock: Long-travel (+50mm/2? over stock) Adventure shock – high-quality aluminium body with adjustable preload – together with a remote reservoir that offers additional capacity, and separates the damping controls – featuring independent 100% high and low speed compression damping adjusters on the remote, and a dedicated 100% rebound adjuster on the shock body lower fork. Includes RRP mounting bracket for the remote reservoir. Choice of three spring rates, 100Nm, 110Nm (standard) and 120Nm
? Adventure rear suspension linkage: Billet aluminium linkage bone and heavy-duty steel side plates to retain correct suspension geometry.
? Front forks: Replacement internal components – longer linear-wound Tractive springs (that eliminate the 6? OEM plastic spacer), Adventure +30mm travel RRP damper-rods with built-in shim stack valving, and adjustable preload fork caps.
? Adventure triple-clamp: 20mm stepped billet-aluminium top clamp incorporating Scotts steering damper mounting as standard, with adjustable bar/riser block (OEM 7/8″ included, or alternative 1,1/8″ high-rise Fat-bar).
? Replacement longer (+55mm) side-stand.

SHOCK SPRING RATE OPTIONS:
Note: Weight is based on rider in gear, plus 33 lbs (15 Kg) luggage
1. Softer 100Nm = 154?165 lbs (70-75Kg)
2. Standard 110Nm = 165-220 lbs (75-100Kg)
3. Harder 120Nm = 220-243 lbs (100-110Kg)
BAR CLAMP OPTIONS:
1. OEM 7/8″
2. 1-1/8″ high-rise Fat-bar

Level 3 Adventure Kit Honda CB500X Adventure-RRP 433
Complete kit raises the bike 2? front and rear, and in turn offers just a touch under 7? travel at both ends (same as a BMW F700GS, for example). A longer side-stand is also included to accommodate the 2? increase in ground clearance. 17? rear and 19? front heavy-duty spoked wheels offer a wide choice of all-terrain and dual-sport tyres.

Revised rear suspension linkage is not only stronger than OEM, but also retains the correct geometry for the longer travel suspension. Similarly at the front, the billet top-triple clamp is not only required for 19? front wheel clearance, but also offers adjustable bar positioning, a wider choice of handlebars (with optional Fat-bar clamp), and compatibility with a Scotts steering damper (sold separately).

? Rear shock: Long-travel (+50mm/2? over stock) Adventure shock – high-quality aluminium body with adjustable preload and remote reservoir that offers additional capacity, and separates the damping controls – featuring independent 100% high and low speed compression damping adjusters on the remote, and a dedicated 100% rebound adjuster on the shock body lower fork. Includes RRP mounting bracket for the remote reservoir. Choice of three spring rates, 100Nm, 110Nm (standard) and 120Nm
? Adventure rear suspension linkage: Billet aluminium linkage bone and heavy-duty steel side plates to retain correct suspension geometry.
? Front forks: Replacement internal components – longer linear-wound Tractive springs (that eliminate the 6? OEM plastic spacer), Adventure +30mm travel RRP damper-rods with built-in shim stack valving, and adjustable preload fork caps.
? Adventure triple-clamp: 20mm stepped billet-aluminium top clamp incorporating Scotts steering damper mounting as standard, with adjustable bar/riser block (OEM 7/8″ included, or alternative 1,1/8″ high-rise Fat-bar).
? Replacement longer (+55mm) side-stand.
? Rear wheel: 17? x 4.25 black powder-coated aluminium rim, heavy-duty stainless steel spokes and billet aluminium RRP hub that accepts the OEM cush drive, rubbers and brake components (including ABS where fitted).
? Front wheel: 19? x 2.50 black powder-coated aluminium rim, heavy-duty stainless steel spokes and billet aluminium RRP hub & dedicated disc spider that accepts the OEM brake components (including ABS where fitted).
? Dedicated 19? low front fender: Includes mountings to fit original fork legs.

SHOCK SPRING RATE OPTIONS:
Note: Weight is based on rider in gear, plus 33 lbs (15 Kg) luggage
1. Softer 100Nm = 154?165 lbs (70-75Kg)
2. Standard 110Nm = 165-220 lbs (75-100Kg)
3. Harder 120Nm = 220-243 lbs (100-110Kg)

BAR CLAMP OPTIONS:
3. OEM 7/8″
4. 1-1/8″ high-rise Fat-bar

PARTS & ACCESSORIES

Honda Heavy Duty Footrest-Natural RRP 429

? Our own design of heavy-duty footrests to suit the Honda CB500X/F & CBR models are laser-cut from stainless-steel to give a more comfortable ride, and better grip for the boots in off-road conditions.
? They retain the same height as the OEM pegs.
? 25mm wider and 25mm longer than cast-alloy OEM footrests.
? Uses OEM pin, circlip & spring.
? In Natural finish
? Supplied in pairs, left & right.

Honda Heavy Duty Footrest-Black RRP 434

? Our own design of heavy-duty footrests to suit the Honda CB500X/F & CBR models are laser-cut from stainless-steel to give a more comfortable ride, and better grip for the boots in off-road conditions.
? They retain the same height as the OEM pegs.
? 25mm wider and 25mm longer than cast-alloy OEM footrests.
? Uses OEM pin, circlip & spring.
? In Black Phoscoat finish, very durable.
? Supplied in pairs, left & right.

Honda Fork Preload Adjusters RRP 436

? Billet CNC machined adjustable fork pre-load adjusters to replace the OEM fork caps.
? These give up to 15mm adjustment on the for pre-load by the easy use of a 12mm spanner.
? Ideal for quick adjustment of fork pre-load to suit changes in riding conditions or luggage loading of the bike.
? Supplied silver anodised as a pair.

HondaCB500X/F Engine Guard RRP 437

? Our own design of a welded steel tubular engine protector that uniquely mounts on the rear centre stand lugs and the front engine lugs on the frame, therefore minimising any stresses going through the cast engine cases, as is common with other engine guards.This means that big hits are absorbed through the frame, rather than the solid engine block.
? It also incorporates an integral 2mm steel skid plate, which extends up the front of the motor to offer protection to the very exposed oil filter, which is vulnerable to stone damage thrown up from the front wheel.
? There are also wrap around side bars to offer protection to the side cases, in the event of a fall.
? Also included is a stainless steel front plate to offer more protection from front wheel debris, and a stainless steel heat shield for the catalytic converter and lambda sensor, plus another stainless steel cover for the shift lever side.

? The welded assembly is powder-coated satin black and the stainless steel covers are brushed finished.
? Unfortunately, it is not possible for the centre stand to be retained with our Engine Guard.

Honda CB500X/F Top Triple-OEM Bars RRP 438

? CNC machined from solid billet aluminium, this is a direct replacement for the cast alloy OEM part, but with 20mm dropped fork clamps, which allow the front of the bike to be lifted 20mm, on our adventure kit, or the fork legs can be slid through 20mm for those riders retaining the cast wheels, to keep the same ride height.
? The Billet Bar Risers maintain the OEM bar height.
? Another feature of the billet triple is the addition of a set of reversible bar risers which give the choice of 2 bar positions, forward or back.Also included is a billet Top Clamp to give maximum rigidity, and this also incorporates a set of M4 screw holes to either fit a powered Garmin Rugged Mount (RRP 329) or Garmin Std Mount (RRP 331) , or the circular or triangular RAM ball mounts.
? The top triple also has a pair of M6 threaded holes to fit a Scott’s/Ohlins steering damper (RRP 031), if required.This will be available separately, along with a custom damper pin mount.
? Also available, separately, is a laser-cut stainless steel plate (RRP 456) that can accept 12 volt cigarette type socket or USB socket, ideal for charging appliances, such as GPS or mobile phones, I-Pods etc.
? Another extra addition is the choice of a separate set of bar risers that are designed to fit Fat Bars, 1 1/8″ diameter. We have designed these to work best with the RC bend Renthal bars(available end June)
? All CNC machined parts are hard anodised black and come complete with all fixings required.

Honda CB500X/F Top Triple-Fat Bars RRP 439

? CNC machined from solid billet aluminium, this is a direct replacement for the cast alloy OEM part, but with 20mm dropped fork clamps, which allow the front of the bike to be lifted 20mm, on our adventure kit, or the fork legs can be slid through 20mm for those riders retaining the cast wheels, to keep the same ride height.
? Another feature of the billet triple is the addition of a set of reversible bar risers which give the choice of 2 bar positions, forward or back.Also included is a billet Top Clamp to give maximum rigidity, and this also incorporates a set of M4 screw holes to either fit a Garmin GPS mount directly, or the circular or triangular RAM ball mounts.
? The top triple also has a pair of M6 threaded holes to fit a Scott’s/Ohlins steering damper, if required.This is available seperately, along with a custom damper pin mount.
? Also available, separately, is a laser cut stainless steel plate that can accept 12volt cigarette type socket or USB socket, ideal for charging appliances.
? Another extra addition is the choice of a separate set of bar risers that are designed to fit Fat Bars, 1 1/8″ diameter. We have designed these to work best with the RC bend Renthal bars.
? All CNC machined parts are hard anodised black and come complete with all fixings required.

Honda CB500X/F Soft Luggage Racks RRP 440

? Our own design of a specific solution for those riders wishing to carry soft luggage on their travels, whilst retaining a slim, minimalist look when no luggage is attached.
? Manufactured from 16mm steel tubing and our tried-and-tested bespoke side panels that incorporate fixing holes for Rotopax fuel and water container mounts (maximum 1 gallon Rotopax canister), along with webbing slots to secure most soft luggage straps.
? The soft luggage racks work very well with Giant Loop Coyote and Mojavi saddlebags, Tillamook(38 litre) and Rogue(17 litre) dry bags.
? They also incorporate the fixing holes for our Rear Rack RRP 445, to give even more luggage options for long journeys.
? They also retain the use of the pillion footrests.
? Supplied powder coated satin black with all fixings needed for easy installation.Both rear OEM cast grab handles need to be removed.

Rear Brake Reservoir Guard RRP 442

? A laser cut stainless steel protective guard for the exposed rear plastic brake reservoir.This can be subjected to quite a lot of spray and stone throw from the rear wheel when riding on trails.
? Easy to fit, no extra fixings required.

Honda CB500X/F Rear Solo Rack Mounts RRP 444

? For those who wish to use the Rear Rack RRP 445, without the Soft Luggage Racks RRP 440, these dedicated 4mm thick steel mounting brackets replace the OEM grab handles and allow you to mount the Rear Rack directly to the bike. Powder-coated satin black.

Honda Rear Rack RRP 445

? Laser cut from 4mm steel and powder coated satin black, this rear rack offers an amount of extra luggage space to the rear in a slim, low package.
? Designed primarily to work with our Soft Luggage Racks RRP 440.But it can be used on its own, but needs our Solo Rack Mounting Kit RRP 444, available seperately.
? It is specifically designed to accept the Giant Loop Klamath Tail Pack, ideal for storing easy accessible items.
? It is not designed to mount a top box on, and the OEM cast grab handles will have to be removed.
? Complete with all fixing screws.
? Max load: 4Kg.

Honda CB500X/R Tank Graphics RRP 447

? Our own high-quality graphics to suit the Honda CB500X and F, with our without our Adventure kit fitted.
? Reverse printed so very resistant to scratching and washing.

Honda CB500X/F/R Billet CNC Adjustable Short Levers (Pair) RRP 451

? A pair of billet aluminium 6082T6 adjustable brake and clutch levers to suit Honda CB500X/F & CB500R from 2013-on.
? 6-position adjustable, black gloss anodised with stainless-steel fasteners.
? Clutch 30mm shorter than OEM length, front brake 18mm shorter than OEM length.
? Note: SOLD AS A PAIR

Honda CB500X/F/R Wheel Spanner RRP 452

? Our own design of laser-cut steel spanner with a 24mm hex to fit rear wheel nut and 17mm hex plug to fit the special recessed front wheel spindle.Zinc passivate plated for corrosion resistance.Also, there is a 6,4mm spoke key adjuster in one end to keep spokes on our Adventure Kit at the correct tension.
? Very useful for removing wheels as there are no tools to do this in the OEM tool kit.

Honda CB500X/F/R Spanner RRP 453

? Our own design of 3mm thick stainless-steel laser-cut spanner with 19mm hex at one end for rear wheel spindle head, and 12mm the other end for front fork pinch bolt, or Preload Adjusters (RRP 436).
? Very useful for servicing and maintenance, as no tools for this are supplied in the OEM toolkit.

Honda CB500X/F/R 12V Auxillary Plate-RRP 456

? A laser-cut 1,2mm stainless-steel plate to fix to the Top Clamp of our Billet Bar Riser using M4 screws(supplied).
? This plate is designed to accomodate up to 2 charging sockets, either 12V cigarette lighter type(RRP 102), or 12V USB type(RRP 138).
? Ideal for charging GPS, phones etc whilst on the move.
? The 4 hole centres are also designed to accept either of the Garmin Montana GPS mounts.

Giant Loop Rider: Harold Arrives In Norway, Climbs on Honda Africa Twin, Goes Camping

By | Honda, Riders, Saddlebags

Giant Loop owner, Harold, has returned to his ancestral home of Norway, for some motorbiking and family vacation.
The first pictures are coming in, so I share them here.
His motorbike guide is Elving Stolli, who has loaned Harold a Honda Africa Twin.
Harold took a Fandango Tank bag Pro and Great Basin Saddlebag for this fly and ride.

Day 1:

Trontoppen- Norway’s second highest road

Packing up camp