29 September 2008 4 Comments

Giantloop Saddlebag on my Dual Sport

Giantloop Saddle bags on my HusqvarnaOver the weekend I cruised out to Giantloop Headquarters to have their saddle bag installed on my 2008 Husqvarna TE 610. It’s really not a saddle bag – it’s more. It’s a tail bag + saddlebag in one compact design – keeping your bike thin, but allowing you to carry everything you need for an extended weekend adventure or the daily commute to town. It’s designed to spread the contents of the bag evenly without placing unnecessary weight toward the back of your machine. I could have used it on my trip to Tulelake and back for sure.

The bag fit perfectly! The only downside are the holes left over in the tail plastic from the rack I had installed – which is now in a box in my garage. The bag was positioned a little further back than they would have liked – but not too much. It needed to be to allow the saddle to come off quickly on the trail if neccesary. The bag is fastened very securely to the side plastic panels and the tail plastic. The supplied heat shield is a must for this bike and works perfectly to prevent the bag from coming into contact with the exhaust. The black Ballistic Cordura looks pretty cool with this bike and would no doubt be a cool addition to any Husqvarna SuperMoto as well.

11 September 2008 0 Comments

Giant Loop Moto (dot com)

My colleague HOC and his buddy David Wachs have launched a new business here in Central Oregon – Giant Loop Moto – Motorcycle Saddle Bags. If you own a Dual Sport motorcycle and have longed for that perfect saddle bag for your weekend adventures, this is the bag for you. Light, compact, and designed to withstand the roughest of terrain this bag literaly ‘hugs’ your bike without interfering with your riding position – I’ll be bolting this bag on to my Husqvarna for sure! Word is their 1st delivery comes next week.

Check them out at giantloopmoto.com.