2014 Giant Loop

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  1. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    I was reading an article written by Ben Cope, on VisorDown, describing an ultra light packing list for motorcycle touring. The author's 7 day/3200km sport touring ride to Morocco was his example, but the items list was short and concise. Anyone planning a ride from accommodation to accommodation, and not camping, could run as light a load, regardless of the choice bike or road surface. Just swap a spare set of goggles, instead of visor, plus some dirt gloves and you'd be set! Ben carries his kit in a backpack, we'd put it in a Rogue Dry Bag and strap it to the tail rack.


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  2. OlafofOregon

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    Just got back from four days of riding dirt bikes in northern Baja California, Mexico with Chilly White from Enduro360.com. He's already posted up some pics!
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    Stay tuned for a full ride report!
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  3. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Giant Loop Rider Simone Cannizzo braved the Winter riding conditions and rode north from Milan to the Elefantentreffen. The Elefantentreffen is a winter motorcycle rally that was started in 1956 and takes place in the forest of Bavaria, southern Germany. Simone rode his 50cc enduro with Coyote Saddle Bag, camping at the location of the event. Looked like a cold ride!!

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    Simone is no stranger to long rides on a 50cc enduro, having ridden a Beta 50cc from Ushuaia to Prudhoe Bay…:eek1

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  4. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    News Release for the New 2014 Buckin' Roll!

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    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

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    Putting them to my first long term test today. Port Orchard, WA to Boise ID in some snotty weather :) I had them on yesterday for my trip to Touratech, the skies were dumping buckets and the winds were whipping up a frenzy. My first impression was, "wow, much less bike movement from wind drag" Got home and everything was dry What Harold and crew could do is make some kind of waterproof lap skirt built into the Buckin-Roll:deal No, yes I am serious, somehow a 55 gallon bag just aint gonna cut it. If I were on a KLR or Super 10?:huh :D

    Leave for the AZ and UTBDRs mid March, real action pics and a full report when I return.

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    Wow @ Giant Loop. Its rare when I plug a vendor thread but I owe this one. I received my order a while back and hadn't needed to install. But in preparation for upcoming trips I laid it out. 1st thing I noticed is its a second to none product, as I thought I had always used the "best" in the past. Second thing I noticed is i need pics with the luggage laid out before the torture and abuse begins :D

    Thought I'd share:

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  8. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Steve!
    Thanks for the support and kind words. Great pics of your KTM, it looks ready to ride some distance. The pics of your layout show the Coyote in a good position. Just remember to get the fender hooks tight, then use the frame or subframe to secure your mount strap and not the shock reservoir.

    I am trying to get SOP Dirt-Rider's pics to post... next post
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  9. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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  10. OlafofOregon

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    Giant Loop's new 2014 Fandango Tank Bag PRO was just selected as one of the top 50 new products by Powersports Business News.

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    "The winning products and services were chosen because of their potential to help dealers succeed in 2014, whether it’s through selling a Nifty 50 product or using Nifty 50 service. The Nifty 50 were chosen by the editors of Powersports Business, along with editors of sister consumer publications Snow Goer, Thunder Press and Rider."

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    Giant Loop has submitted products in the past, but design director Brian Frankle's vision for the ultimate adventure touring tank bag is the first GL product to be recognized in this annual poll.

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    We look forward to more innovations and milestones in 2014.

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    Thank you for supporting our efforts!

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  11. snowhawk jockey

    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Giant Loop Rider Dan wrote in with a progress report about his Charity Support ride from California to Tierra del Fuego on a G650 X-Challenge.
    The charity he supports is International Justice Mission and contributions can be made through a link on his website.

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    His bike is equipped with Siskiyou Panniers, Rogue Dry Bag, several sets of Pronghorn Straps for load control and a Fandango Tank Bag. Dan has blogged his ride at Placesbeyond.com as well as his Facebook page.
    Check out this video of a section in Peru:
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    Thanks for the great pics and stories, Dan!
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    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Giant Loop Review: Paul Rides South America On Yamaha Tenere 660 With Siskiyou Panniers And Diablo Tank Bag

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    Paul wrote in and said:
    &#8220;After a year on the road in South America, I still wasn&#8217;t happy with my panniers. I started with hard panniers then switched to conventional soft panniers, but neither worked for me. I quickly decided hard panniers were not what I wanted when riding in the dirt (I finally lost one when riding too fast on some serious Bolivian washboard, which was probably a blessing &#8211; meant I had to buy some soft panniers before I got a broken ankle in a fall!). I could never get the soft panniers to fit really snug to the bike, and they were a pain to take off and put on &#8211; an unavoidable requirement sometimes when staying in hostels.
    Eventually I got my hands on some Siskiyous. I had been using a Diablo tank bag for several months &#8211; I swapped it for the bigger tank bag I started with, which kept hitting me in the Crown Jewels when standing on the pegs! I was super happy with the Diablo, so I reckoned the Siskiyous were worth a shot. I think I&#8217;ve nailed it: really secure, easy to mount and remove, weight nicely forward on the bike, seriously tested in an Argentinian thunderstorm and stayed 100% waterproof&#8230; Very happy so far.
    I wasn&#8217;t sure how they would fit the 660 Tenere because of the prominent pillion handles, but I&#8217;ve had no problems. I&#8217;ve still got my old pannier rack fitted, but I&#8217;m toying with removing it to save a few kg and seeing how things go.&#8221;

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    Thanks Paul for the pics and fit review!
    Ride while you can.
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  14. SOP Dirt-Rider

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    So, the new B&R also works as great wind spoiler for the legs. 27-37 degrees and it really makes a difference. Works great as a water shield!!! Great product. I also found a great place for the credit card, the harness under the small bag held it in place for 1400 miles under every weather condition (short of het anyway) and made it easy to not have to dig into the pockets with gloves on.

    Siskiyou panniers were flawless, and using the Pronghorn straps made things even better.

    Beware of imitations, these are the real cats meow...:deal
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    True that. I would never buy anything other than a Ford since everyone imitated them too!:thumb
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    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Giant Loop signed a sponsorship agreement with South African Brett Cummings, also know as Rallyerider, to his 'book Friends. Our connection to Brett came through our South African partner, Chris at Desert Lizard. Thanks Chris and Brett for the support!!:clap:clap:clap

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    Brett is joining the Giant Loop Team as a racer and test rider after finishing 28th place overall and 2nd in the Malle Moto Class, in the 2014 edition of Dakar. His previous Rally Raid experience includes finishing 43rd in 2013 edition of Dakar, 7th in the Merzouga 2012 and 4th in the Australasian Safari 2012.

    You can follow Brett's training, race prep and progress on his 'book page, linked above, or on his Twitter feed, @Rallyerider.
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    Giant Loop Rider: Richard rides his BMW G650X Challenge and Suzuki Wee-Strom with Diablo Tank Bag and Coyote Saddle Bag.
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    Richard wrote in to ask if we had any 2013 Tank Bag Harnesses left, so he could add one to his latest bike. He has two harnesses already, one on the Wee and one on the BMW G450X, but he wanted another one for his new DL1000. I was glad to find that we had a few left and could fill his need.

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    snowhawk jockey Slack Jaw Gaper

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    Announcing a new Mojavi Saddle Bag program from "Powered by Giant Loop"!
    In the spirit of our special edition yellow "Mojavi for Medics", we are offering a gray Mojavi that can be customized with logos or names for Event Organizers and Volunteers. Volunteers are what keep motorcycling events, rides and races alive and on the schedule. Giant Loop would like to say thanks to everyone that takes time out of their lives to volunteer and support a motorcycling event or race, with this new program. We know how handy it is to have a Mojavi on the bike, to keep essentials and water within easy reach, while out of base camp working an event.

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    Hit the link to the application in our blog post!

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    Mark at SierraNevadaAdventures.com is always posting up great pics on his F-book page of KTM 990 ADVentures with GL strapped to the back. I had to grab a couple from his PCH ride last month, to share in this post. He makes good use of the Siskiyou Panniers on that bike.

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