Giant Loop or KTM

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by luvmyhilux, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. luvmyhilux

    luvmyhilux Adventurer

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    Morning, need a tank bag for my 990R Adv, looking at either the KTM or Giant Loop models, need it to carry day stuff, wallet, SLR camera and spare lense, iPad mini in top pocket for nav and music etc. Opinions, alternatives, experiences all welcome.

    Also photos or either mounted on an R much appreciated.
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  2. Martynho

    Martynho No more Chilegringo.

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    I really rate the Giant Loop Fandango tankbag, big enough to carry all the stuff you need to hand, small enough not to interfere with your family jewels when standing :D

    I like the Great Basin bag too
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  3. luvmyhilux

    luvmyhilux Adventurer

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    You have to LOVE this forum........no matter how obscure, someone will have a 'photo of EXACTLY what you need.

    Much appreciated, mines sitting in the garage with 1 mile on it waiting for the weather to warm up.
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  4. rattis

    rattis Long timer

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    Exactly , it's marvelous!!!!


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  5. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    I like how the orange accent on the tank bag and Giant Loop ties in with the Orange accent son the bike. Very nice!
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  6. KTMbageera

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    I have used my Coyote on my 450MXC and my 990R here in Cambodia. THe bags have taken a beating. LOTS of rain and mud, crashes and abuse. Still fully functional. THe zipper is still in great shape. I keep it cleaned and lubed as per GL advice.

    I also have a set of Gobi/KTM panniers with frames that I use on the highway when I am traveling with my bride. Different equipment for different purposes. I advise sorting out your functional needs and let that determine what equipment you put on your KTM.
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  7. kareblak

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    I have the Enduristan top bag. Three weeks driving in pouring rain, not a single drop got in there. Great quality!
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  8. Zombie025

    Zombie025 Been here awhile

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    Got the bag with the bike, can't say anything bad about
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  9. zeropoint

    zeropoint Been here awhile

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    If you want the best (imho) and are prepared to pay for it. Enduristan Sandstorm V2.

    Rugged and fully waterproof - no cover required.
    Rokstrap attachment for solid mounting and quick clip on and off. No bag base left on bike.
    A4 size map pocket - heavy duty velcro on/off
    Expandable from 14 - 20 litres - takes a full face helmet if needs be.
    2 x exterior quick access pockets
    Hard sided so maintains shape when empty
    Removable velcro on/off interior document pocket

    9000 miles in on mine some of them in torrential rain. Never leaked a drop and still looks like new.
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  10. jsg161968

    jsg161968 daydreamer

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    Check out the Enduristan stuff at Balck Dog Cycle. I had the KTM bag and I got the sandstorm and it's killer. My 2c
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  11. Martynho

    Martynho No more Chilegringo.

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    I am not at all interested in how stuff looks, just how it performs. Same applies to the Shoei Hornet helmet I just bought :evil

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  12. stxtcy

    stxtcy 990 Adv Rider

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    As stated it doesn't interfere when standing. Stays dry.
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  13. Cuse

    Cuse Been here awhile

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    Nice!!!!
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  14. luvmyhilux

    luvmyhilux Adventurer

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    Which tail bag is that?
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    kareblak Adventurer

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  16. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    I have both, prefer the KTM tank bag due in large part to the side pockets. I ordered three Wolfman side pouches and had a shoe shop sew them on sides and rear of the Giant loop.
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  17. luvmyhilux

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    Difference in practicality between Fandango and Diablo ? Other than size, I need it to be able to take a days worth of kit, wallet slr camera and spare lense passport ipad etc. not sire if Fandango too large?
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  18. FakeName

    FakeName Wile E Coyote SuperGenius

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    Might be because I have a huge package, but I can't stand up easily with the KTM bag.

    I use the GL- still interferes, but is an acceptable compromise.
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  19. EZ300

    EZ300 Just wanna ride my motorsickle

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    I had the KTM tank bag and it is BIG! I'm 6'0" tall with a 34" inseam and the bag interfered with me when standing. I sold it to an inmate and bought the Giant Loop Diablo bag. Love it. Just the right size to hold important items.
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  20. luvmyhilux

    luvmyhilux Adventurer

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    The photo posted above is the Diablo then? Also, curios, the map on the wall in the back ground, where is that?
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