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Old 06-17-2009, 10:07 AM   #76
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I continue to be impressed with this product!


YIKES Man! - Sorry to hear about the get-off, glad to hear you're OK. Very happy to hear the bag did its job helping to defend your machine. It's kind of an air bag of sorts eh?!

Had a similar experience in the rocks, never even lost a turn signal although I had the wind knocked out of me, thought I'd broken my femur and cracked my helmet. Bag didn't budge!
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:09 AM   #77
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Has anyone tried the Great Basin on a DRZ??
Or on a similarly narrow bike?
I'm setting up a Yammie WR250R as a long range stealth adventure bike, and would consider the Great Basin as a replacement for my current DirtBagz & Wolfman Expedition bag set up.
Or is the Great Basin too wide or long at the attachment points for narrow bikes like the DRZ / WR?
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Old 06-17-2009, 10:36 AM   #78
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OK - while we were making the modifications and upgrades to the Great Basin, we figured we might as well create some in color too.

Very pleased how well the orange worked out:



This is only stuffed with paper so it's a bit lumpy but you get the idea. (It fits much better without those pesky side racks. This is the most trick 990 I've seen though!)







Stopped by Bend Euro Moto to see if they had a yellow machine. I was hoping they'd have BMW in the shop in black and yellow as this is going to look great on those F800 and 1150GS models!

So it doesn't match this mustard yellow on the Duc very well but again, you get the idea.



We will receive a limited quantity of these 3 colors available to ship by the end of the week if everything arrives. Then, on the 21st we're headed out for an all-dirt, 8 day Giant Loop down to Eureka, Nevada and back. Looking forward to getting away and testing more new ideas!
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:00 AM   #79
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Sweet Dave! The colored bags are looking good. One question though...... Do the orange bags require more maintenance?

Ya ya I know, they're faster....
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Old 06-18-2009, 08:39 PM   #80
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Oh man! White!?! KEWL!!!
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:39 AM   #81
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Are there a few points to snake a cable through to lock it down? I hate walking in to have dinner and worrying about someone just slicing a few straps and walking off with my toys. Mine, MINE I say!!

Its one of the things I would like to see on more soft luggage is rings, 'hardpoints', or an integrated channel of for a cable that would allow me to increase security a bit. Nothing will stop folks from taking anything if they really want it, I just like to eliminate the slice and walk folks.

It isn't as much of a concern out dirting, but this thing looks impressive for those folks that don't want the hard bags and travel lots.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:48 AM   #82
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Are there a few points to snake a cable through to lock it down?
It isn't as much of a concern out dirting, but this thing looks impressive for those folks that don't want the hard bags and travel lots.
Good question - We have been talking to the security pro's at Pac Safe (www.pac-safe.com) about this. They have several existing cable and 'exo' solutions.
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Old 06-19-2009, 01:36 PM   #83
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That would be cool, a Pac-Safe that was made to fit over this setup.

Any chance of getting one in YamaBlue?

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Old 06-19-2009, 02:05 PM   #84
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That would be cool, a Pac-Safe that was made to fit over this setup.

Any chance of getting one in YamaBlue?

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I wish we could do that but the fabric only comes in this hideous blue - Not cool Yamaha blue dang it. Trust me, it's ugly.
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Old 06-19-2009, 03:07 PM   #85
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Quite a few of us run around with a cable to lash jacket/helmet/pants to bikes so using something similar for a bag wouldn't be out of bounds. A few hardpoints, a cable, and bam...more secure than just straps.

The pack safe stuff looks damn interesting but I would be afraid the cost would go up quite a lot to incorporate that tech.
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Old 06-21-2009, 09:06 PM   #86
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The Giant Loop fits the DRZ400

I have my DRZ400S up and running again. I took her out on some ATV trails today with the GreatBasin stuffed with all my camping gear, just to see how it handled.

I rode interstate, hard-packed dirt and some pretty gnarly ATV trails. Once I got used to the weight of my gear affecting the rear suspension, I forgot it was there.

Once again, very impressed with this product. You guys are gonna need to sign me on as a spokesman soon






Oh, and that new orange would look spiffy on my 950 SER.
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Old 06-24-2009, 06:02 PM   #87
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Great Basin on the DRZ

Yes, it works. Superbly.
The E model will possibly need a subframe extension of sorts; the S has ample support back there.
~1000 miles of assorted road/trail from highway to rock garden.
The bag did not budge and carried everything in a well organized manner.
The internal compartments make packing and locating a snap.
This is one astoundingly sound piece of equipment.

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Old 06-25-2009, 08:27 AM   #88
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Little Loop??

Wachs,

Have you thought of doing a "Little Loop" for the smaller bikes?
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:00 AM   #89
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Wachs,

Have you thought of doing a "Little Loop" for the smaller bikes?
Dave and Harold are out in the desert right now, but I think I can speak for them a little... There are many offerings in the works from GiantLoop, including stuff that will work on smaller bikes. Stay tuned, keep checking back with the website and sign up for e-mail notifications!
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:18 AM   #90
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Wachs,

Have you thought of doing a "Little Loop" for the smaller bikes?
I don't know how small you want to go? The Giant Loop is perfect for 250cc-450cc and the Great Basin works on 450cc upwards.
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