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Old 04-18-2014, 11:48 AM   #136
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Packing up the van and GL's XR650R to head over and ride the Alley Sweeper, promoted by Sang Froid Riding Club. My girl Tam will be along, riding her first rally on her '71 Triumph Scrambler, the perfect bike for this occasion.



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APRIL 11, 2014 BY BOHLSEN
Alley Sweeper Urban Enduro

It’s here! Your friendly neighborhood alley sweeper, a chance to explore some of Portland’s public alleyways by motorcycle.

When: meet at 9:30am Saturday, April 19

Where: N Tillamook Street, just off Interstate Ave

What? Show up for breakfast and route map/details at 9:30am. Ride is free (though we’ll have t-shirts for sale, and donations are always appreciated). Feel free to wear your Sunday best, or get creative with a costume. See you there!

After ride party host:
Fenders Moto Cafe & Brew Pub will be having a after hours party for all the Alley Sweeper riders Saturday the 19th Starts at 11 AM and ends at 11 PM. Great food and Drinks and we will have specials for everybody.
We are at
4336 SE Woodstock Blvd Portland Or. 97206
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:08 PM   #137
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:09 AM   #138
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Mojavi on KTM 690 Enduro

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Here is the way I did end up finally attaching the mojavi, with the provided flat black cord instead of the two hooks, attached to my swmotech rack. I think it will be ok, even if I would have prefered the provided flat cord to be a couple of inches longer. It was not that easy to attach.

It seems OK like this, not getting in the way even when I am staying up. I'll test the setup on a small 200km trip tomorrow.

Only concern : I had to attach the lower cord to the footpeg, and it is touching the heat shield. Can this be a problem ? Can the cord or the plastic buckle melt when touching this shield ?
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Old 04-19-2014, 06:11 AM   #139
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Only concern : I had to attach the lower cord to the footpeg, and it is touching the heat shield. Can this be a problem ? Can the cord or the plastic buckle melt when touching this shield ?
Here is the photo of flat cord + buckle on heat shield. What do you think ? Is this ok ?
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:28 AM   #140
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tinitini,
Nice Mojavi install on your 690. I like how you used the strap to mount it forward of your fuel fill. Thanks for the feedback that the included mounting strap is a bit short for that application. I'll put it in our product improvement notes.

KTM put the heat shields along the header pipe to keep your riding gear from melting, while it contacts the exhaust during a ride. That said, I know the 690 to have a VERY hot exhaust, so protecting the Mojavi's strap/buckle by wrapping it in a piece of conventional fiberglass heat tape, where it lays across the KTM heat shield, would ensure they don't get melted.

An example of some performance heat protection sleeving for your straps, from DEi:

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Old 04-21-2014, 09:35 AM   #141
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Here is the photo of flat cord + buckle on heat shield. What do you think ? Is this ok ?
As long as the webbing/bag are not making direct contact with the exhaust you should be OK, but . . .

Why not attach to the trellis frame, keeping the strap completely out of the way of the exhaust?

We recommend having passenger pegs to install the Great Basin Saddlebag and Siskiyou Panniers, but on the Coyote Saddlebag and MoJavi Saddlebag, passenger pegs are not usually required.
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Old 04-21-2014, 01:50 PM   #142
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So how was the ASUE?
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:58 PM   #143
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:28 PM   #144
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Giant Loop Comparison Chart and Bike Type Quick Links

Not sure which Giant Loop gear is the best fit your riding needs and bike type?

Here's a handy comparison chart for our 2014 Adventure Proof Packing Systems - click here for PDF.

We also added "Shop By Bike Type" quick links on our homepage. Of course, much or our gear is virtually universal in fitment, and many bags designed for the "dirt, dual sport, enduro" category work great on big adventure touring machines - and vice versa - but they may require a little ingenuity and improvisation for proper installation.


DIRT, DUAL SPORT, ENDURO
• Buckin' Roll Tank Bag
(Complete + Center Only)
• Bushwackers Hand Guards
• Coyote Saddlebag
• Diablo Tank Bag
(Pro + Standard)
• Hot Springs Heat Shield
• MoJavi Saddlebag
• Pronghorn Straps
• Pannier Pockets
• Possibles Pouch
• Rubber Boa Straps
• Rogue Dry Bag
• Vinyl Protective Film
• Zigzag Handlebar Bag


ADVENTURE TOURING, ROAD
• Fandango Tank Bag
(Pro + Standard)
• Great Basin Saddlebag
• Hot Springs Heat Shield
• Pronghorn Straps
• Pannier Pockets
• Possibles Pouch
• Siskiyou Panniers
• Rogue Dry Bag
• Vinyl Protective Film
• Zigzag Handlebar Bag

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Old 04-22-2014, 09:54 AM   #145
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GIANT LOOP RIDER: SOLANA VISITS GL WITH HER YAMAHA XT250, TO GET EQUIPPED FOR HER SUMMER RIDE TO CANADA

We were working away packing orders and doing office work, when there was a knock at the door. Solana, a college instructor and XTERRA race winner enjoying her first bike, had come by to get some fit questions answered. She has planned a dual sport ride to Canada this summer and needed a packing system for her Yamaha XT250. She had found her used XT250 online, after much searching, and was happy to get a good deal on it. Believing that Giant Loop was the right answer to her packing system questions, she rolled over to visit yesterday.

As the guys got her bike test fitted with a Coyote Saddlebag, Fandango Tank Bag Pro(both in her favorite color ORANGE)and Rogue Dry Bag, she was convinced that she had made the right choice to come to us. Thanks, Solana, for riding Giant Loop!

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Old 04-22-2014, 02:43 PM   #146
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Impressive list of goods you have!

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Not sure which Giant Loop gear is the best fit your riding needs and bike type?

Here's a handy comparison chart for our 2014 Adventure Proof Packing Systems - click here for PDF.

We also added "Shop By Bike Type" quick links on our homepage. Of course, much or our gear is virtually universal in fitment, and many bags designed for the "dirt, dual sport, enduro" category work great on big adventure touring machines - and vice versa - but they may require a little ingenuity and improvisation for proper installation.


DIRT, DUAL SPORT, ENDURO
• Buckin' Roll Tank Bag
(Complete + Center Only)
• Bushwackers Hand Guards
• Coyote Saddlebag
• Diablo Tank Bag
(Pro + Standard)
• Hot Springs Heat Shield
• MoJavi Saddlebag
• Pronghorn Straps
• Pannier Pockets
• Possibles Pouch
• Rubber Boa Straps
• Rogue Dry Bag
• Vinyl Protective Film
• Zigzag Handlebar Bag


ADVENTURE TOURING, ROAD
• Fandango Tank Bag
(Pro + Standard)
• Great Basin Saddlebag
• Hot Springs Heat Shield
• Pronghorn Straps
• Pannier Pockets
• Possibles Pouch
• Siskiyou Panniers
• Rogue Dry Bag
• Vinyl Protective Film
• Zigzag Handlebar Bag
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Old 04-23-2014, 02:00 PM   #147
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Just got a couple more pics uploaded from the Alley Sweeper. As I sit and study the map, it really inspires another trip to P-town for a less notorious urban enduro ride.





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Old 04-23-2014, 04:36 PM   #148
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New T-shirt graphic is done and the ink is drying!

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Old 04-23-2014, 06:45 PM   #149
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Here is the photo of flat cord + buckle on heat shield. What do you think ? Is this ok ?
Not sure if you have an answer but if it is the stock exhaust it will melt everything near it. I would be careful of the strap and worse the bag its self.
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Not sure if you have an answer but if it is the stock exhaust it will melt everything near it. I would be careful of the strap and worse the bag its self.
Other customers have had the same experience, that the stock KTM 690 heat shields have not been enough to keep pants, boots, jackets, gloves, and GL bags from melting after prolonged contact and insufficient air flow. The DEi heat protective sleeve I posted above, would be a real solution for protecting the strap from damage.
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