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Old 06-10-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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Cycleracks w/ a Giant Loop?

Thinking of some different luggage set ups for my xr650l (I have read the xr650l luggage thread).

Anyways one of the luggage combos I have not seen is a cycleracks w/ a giant loop great basin bag. Anybody have this setup? I'd be interested in hearing if they play nice together. (the setup is pretty generic, so I'd still really like feedback even if you have a different bike) I've read so many threads about side racks breaking and I think this combo would avoid that while mitigating the xr650l's weak subframe.

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Old 06-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #2
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I have a cyclerack on a yam wr250r, no giant loop. Just want to make the point that the rack bolts to the subframe at the back in this case.

I suppose you could make an argument that it creates a sort of "truss" when put together with the subframe, but without some analysis, who knows?

The cyclerack holds a two gallon rotopax perfectly on top with velcro only.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:06 PM   #3
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should work just fine. i have a coyote and use the center loops to strap to the front edge of the rack. the bag sits on the rear part of the seat.
i have a large rear rack that a dry duffel sits on w/ rox straps.
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:29 PM   #4
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The GiantLoop stuff fits a wide variety of mounts. If you are concerned just call or email the company with your question. Even though I miss Wachs you can't fault the customer service. Great outfit.

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Old 06-11-2013, 03:41 AM   #5
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Thanks for confirming that the bag sits more on the seat. The cycleracks is pretty wide, so that was a little bit of a concern.

Yeah cycleracks won't solve the weak sub frame issue, but it does help some.

Thanks guys!
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:43 PM   #6
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In case anybody stubles upon this thread...

Cycle racks and a great basin bag are a no go. The cycleracks is far too wide - at least on an XR650L.
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Giant Loop says no racks are needed for their bags,That's the advantage of the things. Just flop em on the bike,strap em on till you like the fit and go from there.
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