2014 Giant Loop

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by OlafofOregon, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    GIANT LOOP RIDE: SUMMER LAKE HOT SPRINGS, AN ADVENTURE JUST GETTING THERE!
    The reward that awaited.
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    The riders gathered and had breakfast.
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    We separated into groups and headed out on different routes, destined for the Hot Springs. Each rider with the goal of arriving at the waiting Pools, Kegs and Katering by Michele, Brian and Paul. There were enduros headed for Fandango Canyon, adventure bikes rolling out to Sheep Rock and several riders that made Christmas Valley after lunch time, then slabbed it in to the Hot Springs.
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    Navigation was a snap, since I had gathered a bunch of good tracks with our Trailtech Voyager and had them uploaded to the Voyagers on GL’s KTM 500 EXC, Honda XR650R and my KTM 950 S&M.
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    The “Trailside Service” contest entries included a self extrication of a rider with broken foot(he made it to the hospital safe), a full caps off re-oiling of forks with ATF during lunch and two fuel systems reworks, one with plugged jet and the other a plugged filter.
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    The dust pits were axle deep in some parts and the sand was really thick on the red roads. Those kinds of conditions were new to many of the riders and it took lots of extra focus, just to keep the front tire under the bike.
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    There were around ten flat tires, four of them on the rear of Darryl at Cyclopsadventuresports.com’s KTM 990 Tire Burner, another was in Lendon at Seat Concepts.com group. Good thing Darryl understands LC8′s appetite for tasty tires. Big Bertha(my KTM 950S&M) chewed right through the gristle and steel, leaving nothing but bones. Lucky it still held air and got me back into the driveway…
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    I’ll get another post up with pics of dinner and the campfire, as I can find them.
    Thanks to everyone who joined us on this ride, to the folks at Summer Lake Hot Springs for hosting us and the cafes and stations in Christmas Valley, Paisley and Silver Lake for feeding us or filling our fuel tanks, for the next leg. An especially big thanks to the Katering Krew for feeding us tasty Tri-Tip-Tacos for dinner!
    As Harold travels in Norway, our thoughts are with him and his family, since they were evacuated from their home due to the Wild Fire in Bend. This is a phone pic of the fire was taken by my friend, Danny Funderburg, Sunday night.
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  2. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    GIANT LOOP RIDER: HAROLD ARRIVES IN NORWAY, CLIMBS ON HONDA AFRICA TWIN, GOES CAMPING
    Giant Loop owner, Harold, has returned to his ancestral home of Norway, for some motorbiking and family vacation. Harold took a Fandango Tank bag Pro and Great Basin Saddlebag for this fly and ride.
    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.
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    Day 1:
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    Trontoppen- NorwayÂ’s second highest road
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    Packing up camp
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  3. pookguy88

    pookguy88 Been here awhile

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    I'm looking for a Diablo tank bang for my KTM 690 and I'm wondering what the difference is between the 2014 model and older ones? I think my local dealer is only carrying older stock..
  4. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    New design feature of the Standard Diablo Tank Bag has two side zippers on the base for mounting to the harness, instead of one zipper that wraps around the base.



    The Diablo Tank Bag Pro has several more features than the standard, which include top access map pocket, electronics pass through, outside mesh pocket and the center divider can move the full length of the bag.

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  5. Off Road Ryder

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    I really love my GL Siskiyou panniers. They worked perfect for the trip down to Summer lake. No more worrying about breaking my ankles with hard bags.:clap
    Great job guys, just the ticket for this aggressive rider who needs to carry way to much stuff:lol3
  6. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Thanks Darryl.
    Getting an endorsement from the acting president of "mad LC8 riders club" is a big deal! Never seen so much rock lifted by a tire before, until you ripped through the section I was parked beside... It wasn't like the dust a "normal bike" shoots of its tire, cause the raining stones fell for several seconds, after you passed!:clap

    GL rider Tiffany Coates (inmate tiffany) is riding Royal Enfield in India now with Siskiyou Panniers and Pannier Pockets.

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    Quoted from her FB post: "First day on the road and I'm heading up into the Himalayas - loving it"
    She must be wearing one of those mystical invisible helmets for that section...
  7. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Noah's latest boat ride. :evil
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    swamp U lie&yo'breff stank

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    made a short video of the rogue 17 dry bag.
    will shoot a video of it on the bike later.

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  9. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Thanks for the review Swamp!

    Some more pics from Harold in Norway.

    Little washout!

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  11. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Nice WR250X and thanks for the pic, zippledippledoo! That bike is the "best little big bike" made! The guys that set them up like yours, then run back and forth to Inuvik or zip across the TAT on one and post their stories, are at fault for my opinion. Gets me thinking about riding something less than 400 pounds and dreaming of putting a WR250R/X in the stable...
  12. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Nuther couple wonder shots of Tiffany and her Royal Enfield, in India.

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    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    We love Tiffany Coates!

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    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    GIANT LOOP RIDER: TOLGA&#8217;S &#8220;RIDE MUST GO ON&#8221;, ALL &#8216;ROUND THE WORLD
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    Ride Must Go On
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    Hello , my name is Tolga Basol and I&#8217;m from Istanbul, Turkey. I&#8217;ve been working for the media industry in Istanbul about 14 years. I bought my first motorcycle about 12 years ago. Since then I&#8217;ve tried to travel with my bike to different parts of the world on my short holidays from work. I started to carry my video equipment on my travels & figured out how to shoot while traveling on a motorcycle. Finally i decided to quit my job to fulfill probably the biggest dream in my life; riding around the world on a motorcycle.
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    My journey will start from Istanbul on 1st of June 2014 on a KTM 1190 Adv R. I plan to ride through Russia, Mongolia, Siberia & then I will decide to continue to Southeast Asia or to ship my bike to North America. I will try to catch up Dakar 2015 in South America. Then I will decide the route for Africa. I suspect the route might change quite a lot but I will try to travel as long as I can & I did not set an end date for the trip.
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    The idea behind my trip is simply &#8216;&#8217;Ride Must Go On&#8217;&#8217;
    KTM Turkey provided me with a brand new KTM 1190 Adv R. I bought the lightest & most compact equipment, kept my clothes to minimalistic & Giant Loop provided all the luggage I need for my journey. And now simply the Ride Must Go On.

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    Follow my page to track my journey real-time on the map & to check my photos & videos that i will try to share along the way.

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    Thanks for the great post, Tolga!
    He rides with Giant Loop Siskiyou Panniers, Fandango Tank Bag Pro, Pannier Pockets, Tillamook Dry Bag, Rogue Dry Bag and Pronghorn Straps.
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    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    ADVMOTO Magazine has a big article where Scotty Bloom, producer of the Baja Rally, wrote about the "Ultimate Riding Machine", a BMW F800GSA setup with a long list of off road must haves!

    He had this to say about Giant Loop's packing system:

    "The Giant Loop Siskiyou soft luggage solution has a few benefits over its hard box counterparts, namely weight and durability, and it passed the waterproof test on our first day in the field. The Siskiyou package comes with a pair of waterproof liners, keeping out even more rain..."
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    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    GIANT LOOP EVENT: TOURATECH RALLY SERVED UP LAST WEEKEND&#8217;S ADVENTURES
    This years Touratech Rally had the added element of an Overland section, so the attendance was rumored to hit 1000!

    There were many rides on the schedule, including a Dirty Girls training session from Tracy Jeffries.
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    Eric Wright, from 405Motosales, and I-90 Motorsports were headlining the Giant Loop display. Eric showed Bell and Giant Loop, while our friends at I-90 Motorsports handled the retail transactions.
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    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    A few minutes of Funky Chicken footage featuring Rory Sullivan.
    Good Job Rory!!

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    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    LC8 pilot Darryl@Cyclopsadventuresports.com, getting the right angle on his nose gear for an easy landing, at the Touratech Rally.

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    He was caught conducting tire operated trail clearing and had to wheel pack the flowery foot trail as a consequence. :amazon

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    Thanks to Clif Brown and Michael Brown for sharing the pics!
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    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Got a cool pic of Vic while he was in Death Valley riding his DRZ400 with a Great Basin Saddlebag. Thanks for the pic and story.

    He said, "Purchased your saddle bag at the BMW rally in Salem last summer. Just finished a four day 430 mile off road loop through Death Valley. Bag is great and stayed firmly attached all through the rough stuff. Wish I could say the same thing for me. Fitment is great and the others on the ride will be purchasing them before our next adventure. Regards, Vic."

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