Rookie Rider Guides Moroney Team's Harley To 2010 Honors

PJ Jacobsen - Saddlemen Rookie

Press Release issued by - Moroney's Harley Davidson 1800-FASTHOG

 

PJ Jacobsen and Moroney’s 1800-FASTHOG Have an Impressive 2010 Year with Rookie Honors

 

PJ Jacobsen aboard the Moroney’s1800-FASTHOG Harley Davidson XR750 showcased his abilities in his rookie year of 2010.

Jacobsen, who has a full time career in road racing, was given the opportunity by long time sponsor Pat Moroney of Moroney’s 1800-FASTHOG to enter into a select number of flat track races which did not interfere with his road race schedule. The Moroney’s team was given the green light by the AMA who had granted Jacobsen his GNC license at the age of 16. The team included: Dyno George and Rich Hansen to prepare the bikes, Bob Weiss of Weiss Racing to turn the wrenches at the track, and Pat Moroney to assist Weiss and Jacobsen on race strategy.

The team would not have much time to get the bikes and rider ready. Jacobsen had never sat on the legendary Harley Davidson XR750 prior to his first race at the Springfield Mile. The team had set out to Springfield with the idea of getting some seat time. Not only did they accomplish their goal, but Jacobsen was at the top of the charts after qualifying. This would be only the beginning of the amazing race series the team and Jacobsen committed to. By the season finale in Prescott, AZ Jacobsen had qualified for four out of the five AMA Grand National Championship events and had the fastest qualifying time. They had looked to just make it to the main but at every event Jacobsen was running at the front, chasing the leaders for the podium position.

Jacobsen, achieving a stellar series, also brought home the prestigious 2010 AMA Saddlemen Rookie of the Year award which has been won by many of the famous flat track racers.

Bob Weiss“PJ is so relaxed before the start of each race. Nothing seems to bother him. I will tell you, he showed everyone what he has! It was a pleasure to work with him. PJ’s day will come and he will get a win under his belt.”

PJ Jacobsen“I could not have done it with out such a great team. Thank you to George and Rich back at the shop and Bob Weiss and Pat Moroney for putting this all together. The motorcycles ran great and best of all we had fun doing what we love. Thanks again to the Moroney’s 1800-FASTHOG team. Thanks for so much fun.”

Pat Moroney“I love to watch my Harleys run well and do their job. PJ really twists them to the limit and pushes the reliability of the equipment. It makes me smile that my team can put together a winning motorcycle.”PJ is a very talented young rider and ranks up there with some of the best I have had ride my Motorcycles.

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Saddlemen is pleased to support Flat Track Racing and is proud to award PJ with this year's AMA rookie honors. Since it's founding in 1987, Saddlemen has been an enthusiastic sponsor of motorsports, and are committed to continuing this tradition.

 

With 2009 “In The Rear View Mirror,” We’re Looking Ahead, Geared Up For Continued Growth And Innovation In 2010

As the year draws to a close, we at Saddlemen want to thank our customers, the shops and dealerships across North America that sell our products, our fine distributors, and the riding public in general for their continued patronage and interest in our motorcycle seats and luggage lines. We are proud to serve you for another year, and plan to continue for years to come.

In 2009, we continued to introduce top-of-the-line new products, such as our BR1800 back seat and sissy bar bag; our EXR1000 Drifter and EXR1000 Desperado models to our line of roll bags; and new motorcycle seats, like our latest additions to our Pro Tour saddle line for Harley Davidsons.

We will continue releasing innovative, exciting new products in 2010. Our motorcycle luggage line will continue to expand, as we debut new items with the features, inventiveness and value the public has come to expect from Saddlemen. We’ll also introduce a wide range of high-quality, tend-setting seats and luggage designed for even wider ranges of motorcycles, for a new “audience.”

This last year also brought Saddlemen a proud new milestone to our long-standing commitment to race sponsorship. Saddlemen-sponsored motorcycle racer Jared Mees had a great 2009 season, winning the year’s AMA Twins Flat Track title. We will continue this tradition of support for motorsports in 2010, and will offer frequent news updates and web links about the riders we proudly sponsor.

We at Saddlemen send everyone best wishes for the new year, with plenty of riding enjoyment!

We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable – now, and in the future.

 

We’re Keeping Our Holiday Hints List Active For Post-Christmas Shopping Ideas

Saddlemen Post-Christmas Shopping Ideas

From all the people at Saddlemen, we would like to offer our best Holiday greetings, and best wishes for the New Year to everyone visiting our site, and to all of the great dealers across North America and the staff of our distributors that do such a great job all year long providing our products to the riding public!

At the start of the holiday shopping season, Saddlemen created a special section on our website, offering a printable list of many of our popular, and most economical items. We’re going to keep the list available, along with the special spotlight page on the web site, for post-holiday shopping help.

Our goal is to help out the rider looking to add the perfect compliment for that new bike, or new accessories that showed up under the tree (without breaking the bank).

For those wanting to shop online, this “Holiday Gift Values” section highlights some of our best values, readily available for quick shipping.

We offered another bit of help by putting together our printable PDF flyer for potential Saddlemen buyers to take to any local shop to help order items featured in our suggestion list. This will assist any shop that works with the major distributors, Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited, to immediately identify and correctly order the desired item.

We’ll keep the special section running on the website, and continue to offer the PDF for downloading, because we know that holiday shopping doesn’t always end with Christmas!

We invite you to see, and give the gift of, what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

Our External Gel Pads Provide Proven Relief, Reduce Vibrations, Absorbs Shock, And Relieve Seating Pressure Points

Is the seat on that new holiday gift motorcycle uncomfortable? Does the seat on your “old reliable” have you continually stopping for relief during long rides? Consider our Saddlemen gel pads.

Saddlemen Comfort Gel Pads

Saddlegel™ Comfort Pads make any motorcycle seat into a touring seat. A state-of-the-art material, brought over from the medical industry, that will never freeze, crack, dry out, leak or melt, Saddlegel™ is designed to evenly distribute a rider’s weight across the full surface of the pad, eliminating annoying pressure points and “hot spots” for uncommon comfort. Our gel pads also provide excellent shock absorption and insulation from vibration. Saddlemen™ gel pads are available in a variety of cover types and sizes to fit most touring motorcycles, sport bikes, cruisers and even off-road bikes and ATVs.

Saddlemen gel pads come in four varieties: our Original Advanced Comfort Seat Pads, comfortable Advanced Comfort Fleece Covered Seat Pads, our recently added Tech Memory Foam Seat Pads, and our popular Pillow Seat Pads style. Each type is available in three standard sizes.

The easiest way to get the comfort benefits of Saddlegel™ technology is to strap one of our pads onto your existing seat. Your ride will be much nicer, so you can spend more time on your bike. These gel pads are proven by tens of thousands of satisfied motorcycle and other powersport riders worldwide for decades!

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

OneStopMoto.com Discounts Saddles For Harley-Davidsons & Imports During Big Christmas Sale

Our friends over at OneStopMoto.com are big sellers of Saddlemen items. They wanted to let everyone know that they are running a Christmas Sale, offering great discounts on dozens of Saddlemen seat models for Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yahama motorcylces.

Dan Ludwig of OneStopMoto.com

Above, Dan Ludwig of OneStopMoto.com in front of their Lake Forest, California headquarters. They do great business selling our products. In fact, Dan says that recently they’ve been averaging about 20 sales of Saddlemen seats per month!

Saddlemen motorcycle seats, luggage and other related products are available through thousands of retailers across the United States and Canada, as well as numerous excellent online retailers, like OneStopMoto.com. With the support of local shops, web-based sellers, and our top-notch distributors, the Saddlemen brand continues to grow in sales and public awareness. Whether bought from a neighborhood store, an internet source, or directly from us, we appreciate the business of the riding public, and stand behind and warranty our products.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

At Vancouver, Washington’s Columbia Harley-Davidson Customer Interest Strong During Pre-Christmas Shopping Rush

We recently got a “Season’s Greetings” message from our friends, and Saddlemen retailers, at Columbia Harley-Davidson, up in Vancouver, Washington. They reported having a very busy season, and continued strong interest in motorcycles and aftermarket items.

Columbia Harley-Davidson

Above, Columbia Harley-Davidson on a typical December afternoon, and two of the knowledgeable staff that handle Saddlemen products on a daily basis: left, Parts Manager Brent Stowe, and at right, Chris Keeney.

Located right off Interstate 5, just north of the mighty Columbia River in Vancouver, Columbia Harley-Davidson has been serving the states of Washington and Oregon since 1945. We value and appreciate retailers and dealerships like Columbia H-D, who provide Saddlemen products to the motorcycling public all across North America.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to help make riding more enjoyable.

 

“Valentino Rossi” Themed 2009 Yamaha R1 Unveiled At Long Beach Show

At the recent Long Beach Cycle World International Motorcycle Show, Don Emde, publisher of Parts Magazine and project leader for the build, unveiled an attention-getting, street-legal, custom Yamaha, the Rossi/Riders For Health Yamaha R1, built to be auctioned for charity next year.

Proceeds will benefit the Riders for Health organization. Saddlemen was pleased to make and donate a special custom seat and pillion for this unique machine, and proud to be among the top-of-the-line aftermarket manufacturers asked to participate in its creation for the Friends Of Riders For Health organization.

Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1

The bike’s concept is to be a one-of-a-kind “Track Day” sportbike, wrapped in famed racer Valentino Rossi’s AGV “Five Continents” graphics. This machine boasts numerous upgrades from major aftermarket firms. When auctioned, the eventual buyer will receive all needed “street legal” items currently off the bike, as well as a second full set of body work and windscreen.

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Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1 Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1 Saddlemen Seat on Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1

Click on the gallery images above to see them at full size.

More details are available on the project’s fact sheet and press release.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable – just as we’ve done for the Rossi/Riders For Health Yamaha R1 custom machine.

 

Two Staffers Ride Out To Desert Dealership

Jerry Beaty on the road to Palm Springs Harley-Davidson

On a recent Friday, Saddlemen’s Stan Alicki and Jerry Beaty hit the road to pay a weekday visit to our friends out at Palm Springs Harley-Davidson, long-time sellers of Saddlemen products. With the weather getting chilly at higher elevations, the guys bundled up and rode out east.

In front of Palm Springs Harley-Davidson

Our Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, with P.S. H-D’s Service Manager, Lonnie, at left, and Parts Manager, Eric at right. While there, Stan and the dealership staff went over ideas for a new Saddlemen display for the near future.

Stan Alicki and Jerry Beaty at Palm Springs Harley-Davidson

Saddlemen’s Stan (left) and Jerry (right) with their Harley-Davidsons.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

Quality, Versatility And Convenience
Define Latest Addition To Saddlemen’s SaddleStow Luggage Line

The SaddleStow EXR1000 Roll Bag could be the most adaptable piece of luggage ever made. It comes complete with the extraordinarily versatile Saddlemen “Versa-Mount” under-seat yoke and harness mounting system and will install in seconds on most luggage racks, handlebars, back seats or sissy bars, and directly clips onto most Saddlemen touring bags. Plus it’s big enough for everyday use.

Saddlemen EXR1000 Roll Bag

Our EXR1000 bags come in two styles, “Desperado,” or studded style, #3515-0117, seen above, left, mounted on a sissy bar bag, or our “Drifter” unstudded version, #3515-0116, seen above, right, mounted directly atop a motorcycle seat.

EXR1000 bags are brimming with great features:

  • Fully rigid; looks great empty or full
  • Beautiful leather grained construction matches seats and saddlebags for a coordinated look
  • Installs on top of any Saddlemen SaddleStow sissy bar bag
  • Top carry handle and shoulder strap included for easy toting off bike
  • Attaches to almost any bike in seconds
  • Adjustable straps feature chromed, spring loaded hooks that can attach to many types of luggage
  • No sissy bar or rack necessary
  • Can mount to many different styles of handlebars
  • Considerably adds to the amount of potential luggage a bike can carry without modification
  • Matching luggage and seats available

Dimensions: 14″ x 8.5″ x 8.5″; 1000 cubic inch capacity

As part of our continuing effort to provide helpful online information about our products, Saddlemen regularly adds downloadable, online instruction sheets for new and soon-to-be-released luggage items, including the EXR1000 bag to our support page. Besides providing a quick, easy backup source for lost installation sheets, this online collection of user guides and instructions is also a handy place to preview Saddlemen items and their features.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

User Guides And Instructions For New And Upcoming Saddlemen Motorcycle Luggage Releases Added To Support Page

As part of our continuing effort to provide helpful online information about our products, Saddlemen has recently added a number of downloadable, online instruction sheets for new and soon-to-be-released luggage items to our support page.

Questions don’t come up only during convenient business hours – that’s why we offer information online, available any time.

Our latest documents include a revised instruction sheet for our “Sport Version” of the Deluxe Tail Bag (TS3200S), an extensive user guide for our extremely popular BR3400 Backrest, Seat & Sissy Bar Bag, instructions for our brand-new EXR1000 Accessory Bag, as well as installation guides for new “Teardrop” Specific-Fit Saddlebags for Suzuki VL1500 Intruders and Boulevard C90s, and for Yamaha XVS650 V-Star Classic and Custom.

Besides providing a quick, easy backup source for lost installation sheets, this online collection of user guides and instructions is also a handy place to preview Saddlemen items and their features.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.