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Old 08-24-2009, 06:06 AM   #151
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Wachs,

I'm thrashing your Giantloop around Laos and Thailand currently on the back of my 525. In the middle of two weeks in Laos currently and its performing flawlessly. Only gripes are limited zipper access which seems the new model has addressed. Awesome. Cn you give me details on how your new mounting system works?
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:09 PM   #152
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I just got my Coyote bag last week. It is built REALLY well, I hauled a bag of ice in it to the campground and I can attest that it's waterproof from the inside out too

I am a little dissapointed that there is heat shield material sewn into the right side but not the left (where my muffler is) It seems strange that they just didn't put it on both sides.

How close to the heat shield can it get?
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:59 PM   #153
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So long zegas

My 06 GSASE came to me with an aftermarket Two Bros low pipe and 40? liter Zegas. Yes they swallow a lot of stuff and are great for things like laptops that I sometimes have to take on trips but .......

I had some issues.

1. My ears are messed up because of bird hunting with my hearing protection in my shirt pocket and the Two Bros (while sounding cool) was too loud for me.
2. While I really didn't notice the Zegas when I had them on I now know that they pick up a fair amount of frontal area wind.
3. I once touched my calf on the front of the bag when stabbing my foot down for support Can't imagine getting a leg caught under there.

So I put the original exhaust on (yes with the cat). It's hot and heavy but I live in the NW.

I just purchased the Great Basin bag from the Tigard BMW dealer and this thing is Sweeeet It eats a lot of gear and yet it can be organized. Heavy stuff like tools and flashlights down low in the drop ins, the rest up top and on the sides. Just did a day trip on logging roads but the bag is like there is nothing there (especially on the freeway). Cinchs down tight and like they say if it doesn't fit you probably don't need it. Got home dismounted and hosed off hung up to dry and it's ready to go next time.







Sorry the pictures are so small, camera operator error

I will eventually leave it on the bike all the time to carry what ever I need to around town and beyond.

Very nice I only wish I had ordered white to go with the white paint scheme. Anyone want to trade?

I forgot to take a pic but I will and post in a day or two....bike is apart for service.

Thank You Great Basin makers and BMW Tigard

Edit: The low pipe, cat eliminator and zegas are for sale if anyone is interested.

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Old 08-31-2009, 07:39 PM   #154
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all three of these bikes are running Giant Loop kits

the best Dual Sport bag solution I have used in over 35 years of riding

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Old 09-02-2009, 10:04 AM   #155
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Just got our coyote bags in yesterday.. They look great, can't wait to test them out on a little trip this weekend

Thanks Guys!

Btw, any idea when the tank bags will be back in stock?
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:30 PM   #156
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the bitch digs it.

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Just got our coyote bags in yesterday.. They look great, can't wait to test them out on a little trip this weekend

Thanks Guys!

Btw, any idea when the tank bags will be back in stock?
I just got my fandago and I have to say it's a really nice bag. I bet you didn't know this, but cute bitches really dig it.

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Old 09-12-2009, 06:27 PM   #157
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Just received my Coyote bag yesterday and mounted it up. I have to say I was really impressed with the overall quality of the build, I knew it was going to be good, but they went above and beyond with the smallest details. The guys even threw in an extra piece of adhesive heat shield since I mentioned I rode a 625 SXC with a left side exhaust in an early email.

Now all I need to do is get out there.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:43 PM   #158
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Got to take the Great Basin Cross Country.....

Its Dy-no mite. Performed flawlessly.
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Old 09-12-2009, 09:45 PM   #159
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Old 09-29-2009, 08:07 PM   #160
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Just beat the hell out of this product on a week-long off-road trip through Utah. The GL performed better than any of my other luggage...ripped tankbag, 2 dry bags destroyed, broken subframe, but the GL held up:
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Old 10-14-2009, 10:21 AM   #161
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Got out coyote bag for my wifes klx250s and it fits great cannot wait to use it I will be ordering another one for mine next
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:46 AM   #162
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KTM 530 Giant Loop Setup

Here's mine....Pretty light setup for traveling on my 530EXC. Mostly composed of ultra light weight back packing gear. Stored in a Giant Loop saddlebag (Highly recommended!) and a regular dry bag. Some of the major items are:

*Big Agnes Lost Ranger sleeping bag & Big Agnes Sleeping Pad -Great setup!
*Reactor sleeping bag liner - for those Cold nights.
*Collapsible water bottle - boil water, fill bag, wrap in jacket liner and place in bag bottom of sleeping bag for really cold nights.
*Collapsible water bucket (not a must have but nice to keep around the fire in case of emergency) - Update: Never really used it so I stopped carrying it.
*MSR Wisperlight International Stove & Fuel bottle -Update: I've since switched to the Jetboil unit and LOVE IT! Super fast, light weight, clean and compact.
*Water Pump/Purifier
*Bug head net
*Camp Chair - I used the A-lite 2 Leg chair and loved it - CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO REVIEW OF THE CHAIR
*Big Agnes Seedhouse 2SL Tent - Great Tent!
*Misc pots, utensils, first aid kit, camera batteries, light ect. (Tip, carry your camera in a zip loc bag inside your tank bag. Quick to get access to and keeps the dust out of the camera, plus if you go down in a stream crossing your camera won't get damaged).

I love how the bag keeps everything tight to the bike, nothing moved or shifted during the entire trip. It's amazing what you can stuff into the bag once you start packing.

Here are a few pics of my KTM 530 setup.












On the 530 the bag wanted to slightly rest on the muffler when it wasn't completely loaded. This is a simple to make aluminum heat shield. I just bent a piece of aluminum, covered both sides of it with a high temp heat shield material, and drilled two holes to match up with the stock bolt holes for the end cap on the muffler. Add a couple washers to space the shield off the pipe to allow airflow for cooling and the bag is safe....this is really over kill, I think a piece of heat shield applied to the bottom of the bag would be fine.



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Old 10-22-2009, 07:41 AM   #163
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Hodakaguy,
Is that the Coyote or the Great Basin?
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:49 AM   #164
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Hodakaguy has the original Giant Loop. It has been replaced by the Coyote. There still might be some available (if you want the bolt-on version) but you should contact Wachs directly.
Yep the Original Giant Loop....It works great if you don't mind a few small holes in the plastic (not a big deal for me). If this bag ever fails me (crash ect) or I wear it out then I'll give the new Coyote a try, it looks really sweet as well You won't go wrong either way!

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Old 10-22-2009, 04:04 PM   #165
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So is that original one the same size as the Coyote or the Great Basin or is it somewhere in between?
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