Giant Loop Coyote Saddle Bag

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  1. johnnysneds

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    Received my Giant Loop Coyote Saddle Bag today. Wow its bigger than I thought. Very practical though. Only stuffed it with pillows and covers just to give it some shape and to give it a quick test on the bike for fitment. It slips over both bikes quite easily and forms a hugging shape around the seat and side panels, even on the WR with the rack fitted. It will no doubt fit better once I draw it into position with the straps.
    The forward position I have it mounted on the WR was to test and see if I could retain the rack and keep the weight central on the bike hopefully retaining some of the handling and not loading up the rear suspension too much. I tried sitting on the bike with it in this position and it felt very comfortable behind me, like falling into an arm chair. Ill probably move it rearwards a few inches just to give me more room, but as you can see it still gives me just about full use of the rack if need be.
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    Looks awesome Johnny! So, with all that storage and your new water filter you must be planning an epic ride!
     
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    johnnysneds Ol'Timer

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    Hey Tony, definitely building up to something big, not sure what it is yet, a tale for the Great Grand Children hopefully....."Long way Around"!?!
     
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    on the Coyotes being great for offroading. I've been using one for a couple years over here and its been bomber and has never come off.
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    I like the safety Yellow color Johnny got. I reckon the cars can see it easy sliding down the pavement eh?
     
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    johnnysneds Ol'Timer

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    Umm.... Yes one day of use and I have to patch repair it already. The high price tag is paying off already!!!
    I suppose it's not designed for skidding down Tarmac at 90km/h :crazy:
     
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    johnnysneds Ol'Timer

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    Here's the damage, not bad considering.

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    12,600 Baht? OUCH!!
    Okay, I'm a 'kineow' farang, yet want a heavy duty & waterproof bag for my bike gear, as well as for use with my infrequent diving (SCUBA) trips. I have two bright yellow bags, from Ocean Pack, a 15 and a 30 liter bag. I use the 15L most often and 30L for extended trips, yet seldom need the latter's full capacity. The Coyote Saddle bag also carries 30L.

    FWIW:
    As the Ocean Pack bag on the rear rack doesn't extend much beyond the side of the bike, it had never taken a hit from a fall...and I've had lots of falls. Never a torn bag or damaged gear!
    The bags are made in Thailand and available at most sporting goods shops.
    Cost? The 15L and 30L are about 600 and 800-Baht, respectively, plus another 50-Baht for bunji cords to attach it to the rack.

    http://www.karanatravelgear.com/ProductCategory.aspx?CategoryId=36&level=1

    My bike (left) loaded with the 30L bag...I didn't need all it's capacity:

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