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Old 01-21-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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2014 Giant Loop

“. . . There is something heartening about a group of adventure riders down the street who have the vision and technical expertise to create top-shelf, functional motorcycle gear every bit as good (maybe even better) than their corporate rivals worldwide.” - Kit J. Vercella, January 2014, “Kit And Caboodle,” BMW Owners News magazine



Happy New Year! As we begin the sixth year of this adventure we call Giant Loop, we'd like to thank YOU, the many ADV Rider friends and customers who make it all possible.

Seeing your photos, reading your stories, meeting many of you in person, getting the chance to ride together and hearing your feedback and suggestions energizes and encourages us to stay on the throttle.

We strive to continually innovate and improve your riding experience, not only with world-tested rackless soft luggage, but also with comprehensive, modular, customizable Adventure Proof Packing Systems.

Please consider this thread to be YOUR space to share your experiences, as we share news and updates about new Giant Loop gear — and the riders who inspire us everyday.

Go Light. Go Fast. Go Far.
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:02 PM   #2
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Self-Supported Simpson Desert Crossing on KTM 690 Enduros

Australian riders gearing up for a self-supported Simpson Desert crossing

"Simpson Desert update: Philippe looks pretty pleased with himself. Two ten litre Rotopax - taking fuel capacity to 47 litres....enough to cross the desert and the Giant Loop Great Basin neatly tucked in and way back on the seat."
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Old 01-21-2014, 02:21 PM   #3
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Very pleased with my Mojavi + Coyote Dry Bag for the longer trips.

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Old 01-22-2014, 09:15 AM   #4
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Nice set-up! Like how you're using both the Dry Bag and Tool Pouch in combo on the MoJavi Saddlebag. Thanks for posting - we'd love to see/hear more about your adventures. Cheers!

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Old 01-22-2014, 01:11 PM   #5
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2014 Buckin' Roll Tank Bag - Complete & Center Only Options


New for 2014, Giant Loop's Buckin' Roll Tank Bag has been completely redesigned, making it fit virtually any motorcycle make/model and fuel tank combo.

Named for saddle pads used by rodeo cowboys, Giant Loop's Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag keeps all the essentials handy and out of the way when standing on the footpegs, making it the Tank Bag for those who don't like tank bags!

The Buckin’ Roll Tank Bag consists of three components, which can be used individually or in any combination: harness, center Tool Pouch case and Pannier Pockets.


The new Buckin' Roll is available in two configurations: COMPLETE and CENTER ONLY. The photos above are the COMPLETE option, which includes two 2-liter Pannier Pockets.


Here's the CENTER ONLY option:


The Buckin' Roll Tank Bag - CENTER ONLY option is just the ticket for carrying a few small essentials.


We're in the process of getting our website update, but in the meantime, the 2014 Buckin' Roll Tank Bag is available in our webshop in both the CENTER ONLY and COMPLETE configurations.

If you're concerned about scuffing or scratching bodywork or plastics, get a package of Giant Loop's Vinyl Protective Film and install it beneath the Tank Bag's contact surfaces.

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Old 01-22-2014, 03:32 PM   #6
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would the great basin or the coyote work with the factory panniers on a 2002 tiger?
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:24 PM   #7
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would the great basin or the coyote work with the factory panniers on a 2002 tiger?
Cool bike!

Depending on how much gear you need to carry, the better options may be:

Fort Rock Top Case - For riding 2-up and carrying gear for two - 84 liters. Rides on top of panniers and tail rack, wrapping around pillon.


Tillamook Dry Bag - 38 liters, double ended roll top access, 100% waterproof.


Rogue Dry Bag - 17 liters, double ended roll top access, 100% waterproof.
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Old 01-23-2014, 01:31 PM   #8
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would the great basin or the coyote work with the factory panniers on a 2002 tiger?

CBA191 feel free to contact me for pics/thoughts/testing of the Fort Rock bag.

I give that bag a SUPREME rating both on the KTM 640 and the beemer RT. Lots of 2 up mileage and more to come in May.

Last July I did a write up with pics here in Vendors/ Giant Loop.

Contact if you wish more gale
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Old 10-30-2014, 01:18 PM   #9
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Waterproof tankbag???
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Old 10-30-2014, 03:15 PM   #10
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video: Dirt Rider's Brand Spotlight at AIMExpo

Thanks Dirt Rider Magazine for taking the time to check out our gear at the 2014 AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida! We had a Christini 450 All-Wheel-Drive Dual Sport display bike equipped with our core dirt bike gear: MoJavi Saddlebag, Buckin' Roll Tank Bag, Zigzag Handlebag Bag, Bushwackers Hand Guards and Fender Bag (Possibles Pouch + Rubber Boa Straps,*not*in the video).

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Old 11-03-2014, 11:53 AM   #11
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Wish ya the best in EICMA, OlafofOregon! Drink some of that tasty Italian Wine for me, while yer there.

I had a challenging hunt the weekend before last, with lots of tracking dust falling in my vicinity...

Rolling out to the woods, loaded for deer. I hadn't used a Great Basin before and really appreciated the extra capacity and strapping options, for carrying all the gear I needed to ride and hunt on the same trip. Check out how I side mounted the Rogue, behind the Great Basin's leg. It rode there perfect and kept the weight low and easier to handle, when I hit the offroad section of my trip. I added Pronghorns straps to the rifle muzzle and stock, to keep it in place for the bumpy ride and they did a great job keeping it secure.


I was expecting to ride and hunt in the rain, so I was surprised to wake up to tracking dust!


Returning from a damp hike in the hills, following tracks and checking for deer beds, I had to snap a pic of my bivy and bike...


The ride over was windy rain torrents, with blowdown across the highway, so my arrival was a wet one, but my hunting and sleeping gear had stayed dry, since it was packed in the Great Basin Dry Pods, Tillamook and Rogue Dry bags.

My bivy setup was perfect, but sparse, and I slept with my boots hanging in the hammock with me, to keep them from soaking overnight. The ride home came earlier than planned, because I had to roll up the snow covered pass and the conditions were worsening as the hours wore on. Not a dry stitch to my name when I boarded the bike for return, so I "iron handed" it home nonstop. Meaning, no feeling after the first 20 mins on the throttle, even though my core was staying "warmish". I had to have help getting the front door open, cause I couldn't operate the key, let alone the zipper to reach it...

The Mrs. wasn't impressed one bit, but I felt good knowing I had passed a McD's halfway home and didn't feel the "need" to stop for hot cocoa!

There was a mess in the driveway the whole next day, while my rain soaked camp was aired out

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Old 11-19-2014, 07:38 PM   #12
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Hunting . . .

In the snow . . .

On a motorcycle . . .

LOVE IT! Thanks Mr. Snowhawk Jockey!


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Wish ya the best in EICMA, OlafofOregon! Drink some of that tasty Italian Wine for me, while yer there.

I had a challenging hunt the weekend before last, with lots of tracking dust falling in my vicinity...

Rolling out to the woods, loaded for deer. I hadn't used a Great Basin before and really appreciated the extra capacity and strapping options, for carrying all the gear I needed to ride and hunt on the same trip. Check out how I side mounted the Rogue, behind the Great Basin's leg. It rode there perfect and kept the weight low and easier to handle, when I hit the offroad section of my trip. I added Pronghorns straps to the rifle muzzle and stock, to keep it in place for the bumpy ride and they did a great job keeping it secure.


I was expecting to ride and hunt in the rain, so I was surprised to wake up to tracking dust!


Returning from a damp hike in the hills, following tracks and checking for deer beds, I had to snap a pic of my bivy and bike...


The ride over was windy rain torrents, with blowdown across the highway, so my arrival was a wet one, but my hunting and sleeping gear had stayed dry, since it was packed in the Great Basin Dry Pods, Tillamook and Rogue Dry bags.

My bivy setup was perfect, but sparse, and I slept with my boots hanging in the hammock with me, to keep them from soaking overnight. The ride home came earlier than planned, because I had to roll up the snow covered pass and the conditions were worsening as the hours wore on. Not a dry stitch to my name when I boarded the bike for return, so I "iron handed" it home nonstop. Meaning, no feeling after the first 20 mins on the throttle, even though my core was staying "warmish". I had to have help getting the front door open, cause I couldn't operate the key, let alone the zipper to reach it...

The Mrs. wasn't impressed one bit, but I felt good knowing I had passed a McD's halfway home and didn't feel the "need" to stop for hot cocoa!

There was a mess in the driveway the whole next day, while my rain soaked camp was aired out

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