Giant Loop Moto - Adventure Proof Packing Systems & Gear

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  1. OlafofOregon

    OlafofOregon Long timer Super Supporter

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    Me too! Just talked with John from Rally-Raid today via Skype. We should have our kit here ready to install in a couple of weeks.
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    When KTM Racing needed durable, functional covers for Factory Services race motors, they knew who to call! Thanks KTM USA for the opportunity.

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    "From Generation to Generation: The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree" by Steven M. Green, Rider Magazine

    Father-daughter trip to Baja. She's on a Yamaha FZ-09 with the Great Basin Saddlebag.

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    "We met up with friends Nik and Jessica during a Baja trip. Leah’s FZ-09 became a sport tourer with a spare gallon of gas and a Giant Loop Great Basin saddlebag. We stopped for a photo on the rim of Valle de Trinidad while riding from Ensenada to San Filipe, where we’d camp a few nights on the beach while boiling fresh shrimp to accompany the pina colodas that peddlers driving up and down the beach would whip up and serve in the fresh pineapple’s husk."
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    Great shot of GL rider Tolga Basol fueling up in Mongolia last year - featured in the 2015 Klim catalog!

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    Congratulations to Quinn Cody, the newly appointed Dakar Rally ambassador for USA, Canada and Mexico!

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    "The ASO, organization body of the Dakar Rally is delighted to appoint Quinn Cody as a Dakar ambassador for Canada, Mexico and The USA.

    Thanks to a successful experience on the Dakar, and a tremendous recognition in Northern America, Quinn perfectly embodies the values of the most famous and toughest Cross Country event in the world.

    As a rider, Quinn will naturally be more focused on the bike category, but feel free to catch up with him within the year to talk about the DAKAR or get more information."
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    Hi Vin - Here's a more detailed answer to your question. So, yes the Hot Springs Heat Shield - only one - will do the trick if it and the saddlebag are properly mounted. To ensure that heat does not get "trapped" air flow is key. When properly mounting the Coyote Saddlebag it sits completely behind the seat in a diagonal position. If it's mounted farther forward on the back of the seat or in a vertical position (which is how the Great Basin is designed to mount), the weight of the loaded bag can block air from flowing through from the front of the bike. Also, the Hot Springs Heat Shield should, 1. prevent any part of the Saddlebag from making contact with the exhaust; and 2. support the side panel so the weight of the packed bag doesn't sag the side panel into the exhaust.

    This photo is old (Coyote Saddlebag and Hot Springs Heat Shield have seen significant updates) and the exhaust is not stock, but the concept is the same - although I would stuff the heat shield almost entirely under the side panel, since the bag itself isn't even close to touching:
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    Motorcycle adventure in South America with Great Basin Saddlebags and Fandango Tank Bag on rental bikes:

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    Hey Inmates! If you like our thread, throw us a bone and give us a five-star vote (top of page, right hand side). Thank you for the love!:freaky
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    i have 8 of your bullet proof luggage and products....i just can't stop liking them.....:happay

    what else but 5 stars.

    harold, thanks for posting the peru vid.
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    Thanks a million Joel! That really makes my day. Riders like you are what make me excited about our work at Giant Loop everyday. :clap
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    MotoGeo's Jamie Robinson motorcycles Route 66 through California, riding the Honda CB500X with Giant Loop's Fandango Pro Tank Bag. We're excited about the new worlds of possibilities Rally-Raid Products' Adventure kit will open up for this affordable, capable Honda CB500X!

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    Local rider Geoff's Suzuki DRZ400 is about as nicely set up as any we've seen, with Trail Tech Voyager GPS, Race Tech Suspension, full Yoshimura Exhaust and aftermarket carb. Here are some details about his <a title="Giant Loop's MoJavi Saddlebag for dirt bikes and dual sport motorcycles" href="http://giantloopmoto.com/products/mojavi-saddlebag/">MoJavi Saddlebag</a> installation using the new <a title="Giant Loop GL Mounts for installing dirt bike dual sport and adventure touring soft luggage" href="http://giantloopmoto.com/products/giant-loop-mounts/">Giant Loop (GL) Mounts</a>, which will work great with the <a title="Giant Loop Coyote Saddlebag for dirt bikes and dual sport motorcycles" href="http://giantloopmoto.com/products/coyote-saddlebag/">Coyote Saddlebag</a> and <a title="Giant Loop Great Basin Saddlebag sits on seat back and straps to passenger peg mounts" href="http://giantloopmoto.com/products/great-basin-saddlebag/">Great Basin Saddlebag</a>, too. #golightgofastgofar

    <a href="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0098.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-4722" src="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0098-1024x682.jpg" alt="Suzuki DRZ400 with MoJavi Saddlebag and GL Mounts" width="500" height="333" /></a>

    <a href="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0099.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-4723" src="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0099-1024x682.jpg" alt="Suzuki DRZ400 Trail Tech Voyager, Race Tech Suspension, Double Take Mirror" width="500" height="333" /></a>

    Geoff is using the Giant Loop GL Mounts, sharing a bolt point with his Suzuki DRZ400's passenger peg mounts. GL Mounts help keep straps away from hot exhaust and shorten anchor strap length to maximize stability of Giant Loop Saddlebag installation.

    <a href="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0093.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-4724" src="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0093-1024x682.jpg" alt="Giant Loop GL Mounts universal soft luggage mounting solution" width="500" height="333" /></a>

    Geoff's using a small spacer to set the Giant Loop GL Mount away from the passenger peg's other bolt and to give plenty of room to work when anchoring Giant Loop Saddelbags and soft luggage to dirt bikes and dual sport motorcycles.

    <a href="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0088.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-4725" src="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0088-682x1024.jpg" alt="Giant Loop GL Mounts for dual sport saddlebags" width="500" height="750" /></a>

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    Giant Loop's GL Mounts make a clean installation, with straps kept away from boots on both sides.

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    <a href="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0089_2.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-4726" src="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0089_2-682x1024.jpg" alt="Suzuki DRZ400 with Giant Loop GL Mounts for dual sport soft luggage" width="500" height="750" /></a>

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    Since Geoff leaves the MoJavi Saddlebag mounted on his Suzuki DRZ400 all the time, he's using a hard-mount bolt-on installation (which can also be done with Giant Loop's Coyote Saddlebag).

    <a href="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0096.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-4727" src="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0096-1024x682.jpg" alt="MoJavi Saddlebag bolt-on hard mount on dirt bike " width="500" height="333" /></a>

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    Two bolts through the dirt bike's rear plastic fender and metal fender brace, a couple of washers and nylock nuts, and the Giant Loop Saddlebag is not coming off. Period.

    <a href="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0094.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-4728" src="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0094-1024x682.jpg" alt="MoJavi Saddlebag bolted onto dirt bike fender brace" width="500" height="333" /></a>

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    Geoff secures the zip-off sleeves of his riding jacket to the front fender with <a title="Giant Loop Rubber Boa Straps for dirt bike and dual sport plastic fenders" href="http://giantloopmoto.com/products/rubber-boa-straps/">Giant Loop's Rubber Boa Straps</a>.

    <a href="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0091.jpg"><img class="alignnone size-large wp-image-4729" src="http://giantloopmoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/IMG_0091-682x1024.jpg" alt="Rubber Boa dirt bike and dual sport fender straps" width="500" height="750" /></a>
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    Thanks to our customer Dave in Cambodia for sending us one of the first photos of the new Kiger Tank Bag mounted on a KTM 990 Adventure - with the Great Basin Saddlebag, too! Dave writes: "This is my well dressed Cambodian Water Buffalo waiting for the two canoe ferry. The tank bag works great. Love the clamshell open/close method." &#8234;#&#8206;golightgofastgofar&#8236;

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    Beautiful shots of Tolga Basol's Ride Must Go On journey featured in the 2015 KLiM catalog!

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    Chilly White from Enduro360.com talks about his KTM 450 XCW - and his hard mount solution for anchoring the tail of the MoJavi Saddlebag to his rear fender. Because the MoJavi basically lives on his Baja bike, he simple bolts the Saddlebag on, which is one of many alternative mounting solutions for late model KTM and Husqvarna bikes that feature a double-thickness rear fender design.

    Interestingly, GL's original Giant Loop Saddlebag design was a bolt-on, and it continues to be one of easiest, dead-solid mounts for the MoJavi Saddlebag, Coyote Saddlebag and Ochoco Enduro Tail Pack if you don't mind poking a hole or two in your plastic dirt bike fender. #golightgofastgofar

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    Not sure which 2015 Giant Loop gear best suits your needs and bike type? This handy PDF chart provides an overview of our full product line of Adventure Proof Packing Systems & Gear for Motorcycles:

    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD PDF!

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    Inspired by Dave Darcy in Australia and Jenny Morgan and John Mitchinson is in England, I ventured off-road today with the new Honda CB500X still in bone stock form. Local riders will recognize Ford Road, which is a favorite bike testing ground because it throws sand, whoops and lava rock gardens at you in a few miles. Honestly I'm stunned at how well this bike handles just as it is - and now I can truly see the vast potential that the Rally Raid Products' Adventure kit brings to this worthy platform!:clap

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    Two day trip and it rained almost the entire time. Everything Stayed Dry! Really like my luggage!

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