2013 Giant Loop

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  1. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    Here is a pic just before leaving to the HU rally at Grant , CO.
    I rode the 230 miles in rain, hail, rain,sleet, hail, and once there it rained almost all night on the tents/bikes, etc.

    That Fort Rock bag did not leak, I did not find a single drop of moisture during the trip or once I got home and I also rode half the distance in the rain coming home. I had no cover for the bag so this is a great example of how well this bag is designed for light , fast , secure bike traveling. :)
    I got to share the bag and it's qualities with several at the rally and all were impressed.

    Our next planned trip is the double up ride to American Basin for that fire is almost totally under control and we will be allowed to travel into the area. I also plan to use the bike/bag at the New Mexico Land of Enchantment rally at Sipapu, NW in early September.

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  2. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Long timer

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    Thanks Gale! :clap Glad to hear you're logging some miles in some beautiful country. Did you seam seal your Fort Rock? Or has it been that water resistant with no treatment?
  3. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    NO seam seal/no treatment until I find water. I wanted to test the Fort Rock as it came to me . I looked over the workmanship and compared it to the u bag we have logged so many k of miles . I was very very impressed so I wished to test " as it" . The wall of water I rode through before Fairplay and the steady rain all evening was to my experience a very good test.

    I have to admit , I was amazed ( and also super impressed and thankful) that I found no drops of water or condensate. I will not use any treatment until I am forced to do so with a leak.

    A great bag this Fort Rock!!. I did have my clothes in the DRY PODs in those soft droopy panniers which naturally also stayed dry:lol3

    Big THANKS to GIANT LOOP!
  4. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Headed to the Salem Oregon for the BMWMOA national rally. Now that I got her fuel pump points replaced, I'll be riding Big Bertha. Dustin and Harold drove over yesterday and are set up to show. Come on by and check out the Giant Loop luggage, chat up the gear and hang out! Hope to see some of the inmates there.
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  5. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    The BMWMOA rally was a blast! We met lots of new riders and outfitted a bunch of them with new GL bags for their motorcycles. One fellow had ridden from Nebraska on his new GS WaterBoxer, fully outfitted with Siskiyous Panniers, Diablo tank bag and a Zigzag Handlebar bag. His new GS looked the business and the Giant Loop soft luggage kept his cargo light and flexible. He was really pleased with how easy the bags were to install and remove, leaving no frames on the bike. Pics later...
  6. swamp

    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    Thanks GL and OlafofOregon :D

    you make the best bags. 10/10

    and made in the USA baby!

    Here is a review of the 2013 Giant Loop Great Basin

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    more giant loop pics here:
    enduroearth blog thingy of blah blah



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  7. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Awesome video, mounting and review! Thanks for the support and go get that bag dirty! :clap
  8. OlafofOregon

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    To give back to our motorcycling community and the many volunteers who help make racing and group riding events possible, Giant Loop produced a special limited edition MEDIC version of our top-selling MoJavi Saddlebag, with high-visibility yellow construction and graphics to immediately identify designated medical support riders. The MEDIC MoJavi Saddlebags are available free of charge to qualifying volunteers and event organizers.
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    Events of 50 or more riders qualify, as well as individual volunteers who work two or more events per year. Quantities are VERY limited, and saddlebags will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis to qualifying requests. Message us here to apply.:deal
  9. Yellow Pig

    Yellow Pig Allergic to asphalt!

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    Very Cool!
  10. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Burren Rider posted some beautiful pics in his thread "Anatomy of an off road superbike", of a curious Aussie bovine, examining a KTM1190 Adventure R with Great Basin mounted. No wonder the cow was staring... His pics are amazing and the whole thread is full of them!!


  11. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Long timer

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    Thanks for the post - we love following your adventures, too!:freaky

    You ROCK!
  12. dagwood

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    this is Exactlty what I want for my te 510. but not "medic" is there a normal
    unit just like this? serious. this is perfect for the husky.
  13. Justgastanks

    Justgastanks Been here awhile

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    Dagwood, the Mojavi bag is the same exact one but just in black. Works great!
  14. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    We are at Rally in the Gorge, Stevenson Washington. Camping on site is comfy and lots of riders are present! Rides and routes for riders of sport, dual sport bikes are set up for participants. We are set up to ride and show the gear!

    Heres a pic of camp:
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  15. Hodakaguy

    Hodakaguy NorthWest Adventure Rider

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    Quick question. Since the rear upper straps are now triangulated on the new coyote bag instead of separate individual straps how will that affect carriying a dry bag on top of the coyote? I usually try to spread the rear straps out so it will hold the dry bag straight and keep it from shifting around on the bike.

    Pic of my original GL setup and dry bag

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    Hodakaguy
  16. One Fat Roach

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    Just discovered these bags. Saving up for one asap.
  17. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    My favorite Giant Loop bag, the Fort Rock, especially when going 2 up. Hauls enough for full camping /long trips.

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  18. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Just got caught up from the Rally and have a chance to answer your post!

    Yes, you can surely get enough spread on the Coyote's Cinch straps to carry a dry bag. Your pic above is exactly how I load my KTM with the new Coyote and a dry bag. The new Coyote has been equipped with the same style of Cinch Ring Harness as the Great Basin, since the Cinch Ring Harness does such a good job of load control.
  19. OlafofOregon

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    Imagine your dry bag in place of the bag of ice on Snowhawkjockey's bike in this pic::wink:
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    The new "beavertail" design offers even better compression options.

    GL Dry Bags include a lash loop to ensure the bags can't slide out sideways - and lashing the roll-top to your kit with a strap or carabiner is good added measure of safety. We recommend re-tensioning your kit every time you stop, as loads can compress and shift.
  20. TouratechUSA

    TouratechUSA Made For Adventure

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    awesome :thumb

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