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Old 01-07-2010, 09:41 PM   #181
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Thanks Dave,
Looks good for the proto! What material will it be? The same as the coyote or the original loop. I know I want it to be waterproof but nothing here is! 'cept the trucker tarp stuff. It does not matter to me, but it would be good to be somewhat resistant, esp. the zipper! i've learned to live w/ the rain in the PNW!!! It gets somewhere everytime. Just like the eastern OR dust. That shit is just dried up jealous worn out rain. It's just easier to breathe the moisture.
Who's on the bike? I ask as I'm fairly tall w/ long legs and a seat that is 1 and a half inches taller, leading my knees hitting the sides of the bag???? Whatda think?
Keep up the great work!!! keep us posted!
BTW my buddy in BigSky skied all day 12'' of powpow, bluebird, temp at -23 degrees am, raised to 10-13 by the afternoon, inversion on the hill, no one on the mtn. Sweet!
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Old 01-08-2010, 10:48 PM   #182
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Wachs,
Yours son grew wings! I thought they all grew web feet in oregon???
thanks for the info. I thought it might be Harold on the xr! i'm a tad taller hehe! Have fun at Yellowstone, skied there a few times, There is some good terrain, ask ski patrol to go w/ you they know all the spots! They toured us around for two days, damn near killed me though!! If you get a chance get to Big Sky, they opened up a whole bunch of terrain in the last 2 seasons!
it's fookin huge!
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Old 02-01-2010, 11:58 AM   #183
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Well Dave I just want to say a hearty thanks and thumbs up . I travelled about southeat asia off road/dualsporting for nine months with your original Giantloop bag and it worked marvelous.



Never failed to let me down



Always hauled my home away from home



No matter how I treated it



I rode offroad throughout Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia and the bag worked a charm. So thanks a bunch for designing real products that work in difficult environemnts as opposed to high end fluff (ala BMW marketing campaigns).

Only issues I had were zipper access which actually were not issues just a bit of an inconveneience on the longer month long trips. Now you've addressed that concern on the new model . I'll be contacting you to purchase two new Coyotes as one of my riding mates wants me to bring one back to Thailand for him.

Now onto other things you need to get off your bum and design......how about a 25-30 liter backpack that works well for our style of multiday offroading/DSing . Features I'd love if you would:

1. 25- 30 liters
2. supportive and padded shoulder straps
3. wide semi padded waist belt with pockets
4. 100 oz hydration bladder compatable that you can access and refill on the trail easily without having to unload your pack.
5. preferably a top loader with large pocket on the top flap
6. multi pocketed to keep things organized. I really hate having to unload my packs contents in foriegn countries for everybody to see and determine whether its worth it to roll me or not, whilst I'm trying to find passports, etc. A large top pocket on the top loader part of the pack, with one or two large exterior pockets. Internal document pocket, secret subtle cash pocket, key holder, blah blah blah.
7. Big bomber YKK zippers
8. Bomber construction

Or if by chance you have found such a pack let me know as I have to replace my 5 year old Osprey whilst back in the states. I was hoping Kreiga would have something but they seem to have added on the hydration bladder as an afterthought. Sad.

Once again hats off to you for designing things that actually work. A very hearty Thank you .



Best of luck.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:41 AM   #184
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:31 PM   #185
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...a certain source told me 'Great Basin too big. You want Coyote'...for my 950 Adventure.
Which do you suggest, that is in replacement for the OEM Gobi saddlebags (sold them).
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Old 02-03-2010, 02:35 PM   #186
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...a certain source told me 'Great Basin too big. You want Coyote'...for my 950 Adventure.
Which do you suggest, that is in replacement for the OEM Gobi saddlebags (sold them).
Depends on if you want a bag that's too big or not


Just kidding, my take on it is that the great basin is ok on a FULLY loaded gs or adventure. If that's how you roll go for it.

The coyote is 'big enough' to load up a dirt bike pretty good. but still let you ride in the dirt.

Another tack would be to ask what do you wanna put in it?
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:03 PM   #187
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...prolly the option of taking what I'd take in the bags, clothes, sundries on a week-long road trip. Usually have the option for the bag,tent, and bedroll strapped to the rack. That sorta thing.
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:20 PM   #188
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...prolly the option of taking what I'd take in the bags, clothes, sundries on a week-long road trip. Usually have the option for the bag,tent, and bedroll strapped to the rack. That sorta thing.
The Coyote is pretty big, but then again I don't take 7 pairs of pants... I usually take 1 pairs of socks, long underwear and my riding gear. I also put my sleeping bag and hammock and bulky heated gear INSIDE the coyote, so there's certainly a bit more room to be had.

This is what I had in the coyote on my last week-long trip.






FWIW, the gas tank is about a foot wide if that helps visualize it.

If you're on roads or gravel graded roads, it doesn't matter. If your riding anything remotely technical, less is more
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Old 02-03-2010, 03:32 PM   #189
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Yeah, I guess I'm torn...wnat one but don't need it right now. i should wait .
I have other KTM tailkbags and some panniers that would be enough to carry what you got showing.
Thanks for the pics xy.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:08 PM   #190
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You can always put less stuff in the Great Basin and cinch it down...
That was the logic I took and got the GB
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:18 PM   #191
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I like that. thought..good info bros!
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Do your nuts rest on that tank bag when you stand up in the 'attack' position?
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:15 PM   #193
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Do your nuts rest on that tank bag when you stand up in the 'attack' position?
I used my tankbag for the first time out in the dez this weekend. Worked well as a knee gripper and a nut pillow!

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Um, thats not what you meant, right?
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:56 PM   #195
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Um, thats not what you meant, right?
Originally Posted by team ftb
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Haha, jeez being out of an english speaking country is really starting to take its toll . The bag was bomber and held up remarkably well and..........."never let me down".
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