Giant Loop Moto Luggage/ MOD Parts in Canada

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by toowheels, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    We've been distributing Giant Loop in Canada since Jan. 2010 and we're very impressed with it. It's certainly game changing!
    One of our goals from the very beginning has been to have a local dealer that riders can go to and actually look at the product, feel the quality, how it fits and really see what it's all about...for both MOD and Giant Loop.

    So on that note I thought I'd post our Dealer list.
    We carry a good amount of stock so we are able to get most of the products to dealers quickly too.

    We're working on getting as many areas covered as we can. If you have a local dealer that may be interested certainly have them contact us. Thanks!

    I'll add to it as it grows too.

    M = MOD (Moto Overland) GL = Giant Loop

    British Columbia

    Pacific Motosports M GL
    #1000-21000 New Westminster Hwy. Richmond, B.C.
    (604) 276-2552 1-866-580-2552
    www.pacificyamahabmw.com

    Island BMW M GL
    740 Roderick St. Victoria, B.C.
    (250) 474-2088
    www.islandbmw.ca

    Holeshot Motorsports M GL
    8867 201 Street Langley, B.C.
    (604) 882-3800
    www.holeshotracing.ca

    Maple Ridge Motorsports GL
    20430 Lougheed Hwy. Maple Ridge, B.C.
    (604) 465-0441 1-877-546-6384
    www.mapleridgemotorsports.com

    Valley Moto Sport GL
    100–1195 Industrial Rd. Kelowna, B.C.
    (250) 769-3313
    www.valleymotosport.com
    Valley Moto Sport GL
    1075 McCurdy Rd. Kelowna, B.C.
    (250) 765-3400
    www.valleymotosport.com

    Action Motorcycles M GL
    1234 Esquimalt Rd. Victoria, B.C.
    (250) 386-8364
    www.action-motorcycles.com

    Gnarly Parts GL
    Unit #3, 7977 Venture Place. Chilliwack, B.C.
    (604) 629-8745 1-866-346-2759
    www.gnarlyparts.ca

    Kenco Motorcycle GL
    2575 Sooke River Rd. Sooke, B.C.
    (250) 642-3924
    www.kencomotorcycle.com

    Alternate Cycle M GL
    419 Mount Paul Way. Kamloops, B.C.
    (250) 434-6479
    www.alternatecycle.com

    Spunky's Motorcycle Shop GL
    969 Fairdowne Road #3, Parksville, BC
    (250) 248-8828
    www.spunkysmc.com‎

    MX1 Canada GL
    155 - 6660 Graybar Road, Richmond, BC
    (604) 273-8661
    www.mx1canada.com

    NR Motors GL
    805 1st. Ave., Prince George, BC
    (250) 563-8891
    www.nrmotors.ca

    VI Honda GL
    1809 Bowen Rd Nanaimo, BC
    (250) 754-6638
    www.vihonda.ca

    Mile Zero Motorsports GL
    13136 Thomas Road, Suite #3, Ladysmith, BC
    (250) 245-5414
    www.themilezero.com

    Alberta

    Blackfoot Motosports M GL
    6 Highfield Circle Calgary, AB.
    (403) 243-2636 1-800-665-6735
    www.blackfootonline.com

    Argyll Motor Sports
    M GL
    9055 63 Ave NW Edmonton, AB.
    (780) 435-6811 1-800-461-6787
    www.argyllmotorsports.com

    Mountian Motorrad GL
    Canmore, AB
    (403) 678-7935
    www.mountainmotorrad.ca

    Ontario

    BMW Toronto Motorrad M GL
    11 Sunlight Park Rd. Toronto, ON.
    (416) 623-2730
    www.bmwtorontomotorrad.ca

    Snow City Cycles GL
    1255 Kennedy Rd Toronto, ON
    (416) 752-1560 1-877-425-7661
    www.snowcity.com

    Québec

    Moto Internationale/ Touratech Canada GL
    6695 St-Jacques Street West, Montreal, QC
    (514) 483-6686
    www.motointer.com
    www.touratechcanada.com

    ADM Sport Québec GL
    1831, boul. Wilfrid-Hamel Québec, QC
    (418) 527-4489 1-800-463-4340
    www.admsport.com

    ADM Sport St-Hyacinthe GL
    3003, rue Picard St-Hyacinthe, QC
    (450) 252-4488 1-866-463-4340
    www.admsport.com

    Xtreme Miller Sport GL
    175 Rte 117 Mont-Tremblant, QC
    (819) 681-6686
    www.xtrememillersport.com

    We also sell direct, but if you have a local dealer that you like, please support them! :clap

    Oh yeah, and all the MOD parts are made in Canada too!!

    Thanks!

    Dave
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  2. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    So, as a Canadian distributor, what are you doing to ensure that your dealers can be competitive with cross border shopping? I have discussed this issue with a number of dealers (including some on your list) and they always complain that they can't compete because their wholesale cost is higher than retail cost in the USA.

    None of us want to cross border shop, but when an Arai helmet or Sidi boots cost nearly double the US price in Canada, what choice do we have?
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  3. Attico

    Attico Wrong way 'round

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    Amen. Ineed to know :ear

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  4. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Thanks for asking that. I do understand the plight and that was also something that was a mission goal for us.

    -Selling product in Canada competitively and actually making product in Canada that is competitive with anything made anywhere else in the world.

    Our guideline with Giant Loop to allow Canadian dealers to be competitive with US pricing was to be within 10% (keeping in mind where the exchange rate is). Factoring in the extra charge that credit card co's charge on doing the exchange between USD and CAD is usually around 1.5% and then the shipping costs I think this keeps it very competitive. What do you guys think? :ear

    Next is our ever changing Dollar. Since we are a small Distributor, that gives us advantages (and disadvantages).

    We are able to react to currency fluctuations much quicker than others.
    When out dollar went up to 1.05 this year, as would be expected we dropped our prices (and the pricing to the dealers). Now of course we can't change our pricing every week but we try to keep an eye on the trend and re-act accordingly.

    From August to October our dollar dropped 9c. However we didn't change our prices knowing there would be a little recovery around the corner. Right now our pricing has stayed the same as it was even though our dollar is back up a bit but still below par. You're ahead right now. Sometimes we will be a little ahead and sometimes we'll lose a bit.

    Dealer pricing can vary of course but if you take the cc charges and shipping charges into account it should be very close. Shipping to a dealer usually is less expensive per unit as they typically are ordering more than a single customer would. We should also be able to get it to you quicker. You will then also have the support of the dealer and/or us. If there is a problem we are here to help the dealer and you.

    As far as going to the US to pick things up, well hopefully the pricing will be good enough for you to not have to do that. If you are able to save yourself the time and expense of going to the US/buying from the US, and able to go to your local dealer that you like to shop at, then we're all doing well. You have a local dealer when you need them, they have you as a customer, and we have them and you as a happy customer.

    If you don't have a local dealer or prefer to deal with us directly, you can. We have been distributing Giant Loop for two years now so we know it well.

    Again we are very open to opinions on this because we want to make it work (and so far is has been going well). We're not getting rich here, just doing something we love.

    Any and all feedback welcome!

    Thanks!

    Dave
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  5. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Thanks for the response. 10% higher is in line with my expectations and I would happily pay slightly more to support a local business. I have a lot of sympathy for a small business owner who is going out of business because they can't compete because they are getting strangled by the Parts Canada's of the world. Glad to hear that you recognize this as an issue.
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  6. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Great, that's good news. I'm glad to hear we're on the right track.
    Thanks for the reply on that too.

    Moto Overland will be at the Vancouver Moto Show again this year. Working on some new stuff and Giant Loop has some great new products coming out for 2012 too!

    We need some pics on here:
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    Giant Loop Coyote and Coyote Dry Bag on an EXC.

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    GL's Diablo Tank Bag and MoJavi Saddlebag on a WR250 R and the bigger Fandango Tank Bag on the F8 GS and 12 GS behind it.

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    GL's Great Basin, Great Basin Dry Bag and Fandango Tank Bag (with all the MOD parts, V2 Skid Plate, Tool Box, Top Rack, Side Stand Foot and some proto parts too) on the F8 GS.

    The GL Dry Bags came out later this past summer and are designed to compliment the Coyote and Great Basin of course. The last points keep 'em stable and secure. You can also run the Coyote Dry Bag with the Great Basin Saddebag if you don't need quite as much room.

    They haven't made it onto our website yet but everything GL makes we try to keep in stock (and as of yesterday it's all in stock). :deal

    More to come!

    Dave
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  7. 1offmotorsports

    1offmotorsports Been here awhile

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    Hey guys,

    We first saw you're product on one of our customer's bikes down here in San Diego. Looked great, but more importantly he loved it!

    We'd be interested in discussing distribution in the US if that was an option.

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  8. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Thanks! We're proud to say we have lots of happy customers all over the world! We've spent a lot time making these parts over-achievers :D

    BMW F800/F650 GS Skid Plate and Top Rack: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=536723

    BMW F800 & F650 GS Side Stand Feet: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=646701

    KTM 990/950 ADV & 950 SE Top Rack: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598253

    We are just starting to get to the point of setting up US dealers.

    PM returned.

    Dave
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  9. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Most of the dealers listed have some stock but specifically I know that the following have different models in stock (some have just been shipped too). Presents to yourself or from someone else? Baja trip coming up?

    From East to West:

    Snow City Cycle
    BMW Toronto (just getting a shipment of MOD parts too)
    Argyll Motor Sports
    Blackfoot Motosports
    Mountian Motorrad (they will be at the Calgary Moto Show too)
    Valley Moto Sport
    Gnarly Parts
    Holeshot Motorsports
    Maple Ridge Motor Sports
    Pacific Moto Sports
    Island BMW
    Action Motocycles
    Kenco Motocycles

    Thanks!

    Dave
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  10. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    We have just sent a shipment of Giant Loop to our new dealer on Vancouver Island!

    Spunky's in Parksville has just picked up the line and gotten stock in. Much better for those of you who don't live in the Victoria area.

    Spunky's Motorcycle Shop
    969 Fairdowne Road #3, Parksville, BC
    (250) 248-8828
    www.spunkysmc.com‎

    Thanks!!

    Dave
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  11. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    We have two new Giant Loop dealers to announce in BC.

    NR Motors
    805 1st. Ave., Prince George, BC
    (250) 563-8891
    www.nrmotors.ca

    Finally a dealer for all of you up in Northern BC! :clap


    MX1 Canada
    155 - 6660 Graybar Road, Richmond, BC
    (604) 273-8661
    www.mx1canada.com

    Thanks!

    Dave
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  12. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Two new Giant Loop Dealers on Vancouver Island:

    VI Honda GL
    1809 Bowen Rd Nanaimo, BC
    (250) 754-6638
    www.vihonda.ca

    Mile Zero Motorsports GL
    13136 Thomas Road, Suite #3, Ladysmith, BC
    (250) 245-5414
    www.themilezero.com

    Two new dealers in Quebec:

    Moto Internationale/ Touratech Canada GL
    6695 St-Jacques Street West, Montreal, QC
    (514) 483-6686
    www.motointer.com
    www.touratechcanada.com

    Xtreme Miller Sport GL
    175 Rte 117 Mont-Tremblant, QC
    (819) 681-6686
    www.xtrememillersport.com

    All of the new 2013 Giant Loop products are in stock at Moto Overland and so your local dealer can get it too
    ! :D

    Thanks for checking it out!

    Dave
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  13. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Been here awhile

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    Check out the Moto Overland Development skid plate on Giant Loop's BMW F800GS - life size on the side of the GL van! Thanks Dave!
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  14. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Ahhh very nice!! Thank you OlafofOregon! :clap

    Might have to borrow that :lol3

    Dave
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