2013 Giant Loop

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  1. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Hi Zeeede,

    Zigzag on a few different bikes...

    CRF250L
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    (with Bushwackers)

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    Thruxton 900 for good measure
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    It fits pretty much anything with a one piece hbar (no street bike clip-ons). No problem with crossbars too. I actually haven't found anything with the a one-piece bar or cross bar that it doesn't fit...

    Doesn't block the gauges either.

    Two velcro/buckle secured straps from the top around to the bottom as you can see in these pics.

    Thanks for the question!

    Dave
  2. OsoADV

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    You guys make some cool stuff, no doubt!
  3. OlafofOregon

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  4. OlafofOregon

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    Tight compression straps are what really secure the Great Basin Dry Bag and Coyote Dry Bag, and the lash loops are there to ensure the webbing can't slide off the bag sideways. Now it's a lot easier getting in/out of your Giant Loop saddlebags when you're riding with a Dry Bag attached. No more need to unthread buckles to secure the Dry Bag lash points - both the Coyote Dry Bag and Great Basin Dry Bag feature convenient split loops!:wink:
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  5. OlafofOregon

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    More rally action! David from Raid Designs (Sweden) is racing right now in the Hellas Rally Raid in Greece - with the MoJavi Saddlebag on his KTM 525 EXC!:1drink
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  6. OlafofOregon

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    Here's what Motorcyclist writes:

    "Giant Loop Zigzag Handlebar Bag - Named after Oregon's diminutive Zigzag River, the Zigzag bag from Giant Loop is hard to beat for convenience, with two straps that attach it directly to almost any motorcycle's handlebar. Military-spec materials are said to make the Zigzag especially rugged, and when you can ride no more it threads onto a belt or backpack to come along. The Zigzag is made Stateside and backed by Giant Loop's limited lifetime warranty. Just $49 at www.giantloopmoto.com."
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  8. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Call or click on the link to reserve your spot on this ride, hosted by Giant Loop!


    http://www.wordsideas.com/gl/summer-lake/giant-loop-summer-lake-hot-springs-ride-2013.html

    2nd Annual Giant Loop Oregon Backcountry Overnighter:
    Bend to Summer Lake Hot Springs
    Sat. & Sun., June 1 & 2


    Pre-pay to RSVP and reserve your spot before Monday, May 27
    - we need a head count for food!


    Join Giant Loop for off-road adventure in Oregon's beautiful high desert.

    $50 includes:
    • Hosted scenic dirt and gravel road ride (off-road riding experience and properly equipped bike required, but only medium technical difficulty, with three routes to choose from)
    • GPS routes/maps
    • Camping and soaking at Summer Lake Hot Springs
    • Plus breakfast and dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday.

    Cabins and house available for additional charge. Call Summer Lake Hot Springs for availability and reservations 541-943-3931.



    Schedule (subject to change)
    Saturday 7:30am - Meet at Giant Loop shop in Bend for breakfast
    Saturday 8:30am - Side stands up and visors down
    Saturday Noon - Gas and lunch (pack your own - we'll provide snacks)
    Saturday 3pm - Arrive at Summer Lake Hot Springs, set up camp and take a soak!
    Saturday 6pm - Dinner

    Sunday 8:30am - Breakfast
    Sunday 10:00am - Break camp and head for home - or points beyond! (On your own.)

    Monday - Tell all your friends how much fun you had, share pics and stories!
  9. OlafofOregon

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    Anyone who follows Baja racing has read Scotty Breauxman's reports here on ADV Rider, on Thumper Talk, Race Dezert and his own Breauxman Live channel. Scotty was one of the first riders to buy a Giant Loop Saddlebag when we started in 2008, and he's been riding with Giant Loop bags on his trusty Honda XR650R ever since. In the June issue of ADV Moto magazine, he writes about riding in Baja, and Giant Loop's MoJavi Saddlebag and Buckin' Roll Tank Bag feature prominently in the photos, and in his "What to bring" section, Breauxman specifically calls out Giant Loop's Buckin' Roll Tank Bag.
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    Thanks Scotty!
  10. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Mr. Clubbman was at the KTM 1190 launch in Australia. First pic of a GL Fandango on the new AdventureR, in action!!
    Of course, I am drooling all over this pic(and keyboard) since it is my new desktop photo...

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  11. Ricky Rocket

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    Still can't figure out why they can't make the Great Basin waterproof. I see the advantage of keeping gear in individual stuff sacks for convenience, but why not just make the whole durn bag waterproof? That way you can stuff all your crap in and not have to segregate it? Just asking..
  12. OlafofOregon

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    Hi Ricky - We can make a fully seam sealed outer shell. In fact we did - and it would retail for about $2000!!! It's SUPER labor intensive to seal all the seams after the bag is sewn together. And there's no such thing as a "waterproof" zipper except for the really expensive and fragile ones used in SCUBA dry suits. The latest version of the Great Basin Saddlebag is HIGHLY water resistant, with far fewer needles holes stitched through the outer Bombshell. And it's so tough and stable that keeping gear dry inside is as easy as putting it in a plastic trash bag - or upgrading to GL's fitted Dry Pods. This makes the Great Basin Saddlebag even more affordable ($299 vs $329), modular and customizable than the previous versions. As far as "segregating" gear goes, it's far easier to pull out part of your kit (for example, your tools) if everything isn't simply piled into the outer shell, spilling out onto the ground when you unzip the shell. In general, packing bags inside of bags is the best way to pack - for motorcycling and just about any other form of travel. Try it - I think you'll like it! Cheers, Harold
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    Chilly White (Enduro360.com) ready to roll South Of The Border: "Ready for a week in Baja, headed for who knows where. Anyone have some GPS tracks for me so we don't get too lost?"
  14. snowhawk jockey

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    I got my 950 put back together and took a spin with my girlfriend on Saturday. I was running a Mojavi on the 950 and mounted my Fandango on her 1971 Triumph Scrambler, since she hadn't ridden any luggage yet. I got a tip from OlafofOregon to cross the harness cinch straps under the rear of the tank and loop them on the opposite side, which worked perfect! It was her first experience with a tank bag and the Fandango was just the right foot print. She decided the height of the Diablo would be better for her to stand over, while on the trails, and Orange wasn't the right color for her red tank... Her Vintage bike sure was cute with the tank bag. I'll have to get her a Diablo and grab a pic, the next time we are out.
  15. OlafofOregon

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    Italian magazine Mototurismo puts Giant Loop's Great Basin Saddlebag and Fandango Tank Bag to the test, and there's an update from our EICMA booth on the new version of the Great Basin, plus the Siskiyou Panniers and Fort Rock Top Case.
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    PDF of article here - any Italian language speakers who want to translate for us?
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    OlafofOregon is on the way to the Overland Expo in Flagstaff Arizona. Be sure to swing by the GL booth and say "Hi", if you are attending!

    Running through some beautiful country on the way:
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    :dealIf you plan to join us first weekend in June (1 & 2), please get signed up by Monday, so we can get a head count for food and beer! Bring a friend and come get a taste of Oregon's high desert backcountry. Click here for sign up page.
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  18. Steve canyon

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    Hi Folks, I strapped on the bags and set of for six months on the trails in Laos, put all my bike sparers in them...

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    Despite leaving one loose and the wheel trying to eat it in the first week..

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    I just left it and it held together...great gear.

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    Your slogan should be...."What Bag"

    You don't know they are there...

    Will be upgrading this year ready for the next trip....
  19. OlafofOregon

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    :clapThanks for the post and pics! Southeast Asia is high on my bucket list of places to ride. A tarp, awning, shoe or other commercial sewing place can probably re-bind that edge on your MoJavi for just a couple dollars, or you can send it back to us. We've seen some pretty ingenious field repairs, too, like stitching damage closed with zip ties. Love the name "What Bag?"!
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