Saddlemen Products A Big Hit At Nevada Shop’s “Tenth Birthday” Open House

Road Rider of Reno

Recently, our road sales manager and product line specialist, Gary Smith, visited Road Rider Of Reno for their big ten-year anniversary Open House. While there, Gary put on a seminar for the owners and staff on Saddlemen products.

Gary send us several photos from the event. At left, above, in-store music was provided by a Bluegrass band that includes one of the shop’s owners, Zeke Griffin (at right, facing the rest of the band). The center image shows Drag Specialties’ and Parts Unlimited’s Tony Ayalo (wearing the blue shop style shirt) giving a product demonstration.

Road Rider Of Reno is located right off U.S. Highway 395, next to the city’s airport and is located in a powersports mall.

Gary tells us that the folks there described our saddlebags as the shop’s “go-to” bags.

At Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. Keep an eye out for us across the country. We have representatives touring across country throughout the year.

 

Safety-Related Links On The Web

At recent riding and store events, our sales staff got the chance to speak with members of the California Highway Patrol, and the California Motorcycle Safety Program about the latest efforts to make riding safer, especially considering the growth of motorcycle use for daily commuting.

Both the California Motorcycle Safety Program, in our home state, and the national Motorcycle Safety Foundation, provide a wealth of information and the latest safety-related news for riders and prospective riders.

One of the handiest links on the web comes from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, providing a locator for basic and advanced riding courses across the country.

Traveling out-of-state? This link spells out the nation’s helmet and vehicle laws state by state.

Here at Saddlemen, we believe highway safety is a “two-way street.” With this in mind, we have been quite pleased to see organizations, such as the California Highway Patrol, work to increase awareness of motorcycle safety among the general driving public, with efforts like California’s freeway message board campaign to alert commuters to stay aware of the state’s motorcyclists sharing the road.

At Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better… and encourage everyone to stay alert and safe on the road.

 

Our Comfort Pads Bring The Benefits Of SaddleGel To Any Motorcycle Seat

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.

Our Saddlegel™ Pads are available in three standard sizes, made to work with the widest range of machines: Extra Large (12.5″ length x 15.5″ rear width x 8.5″ front width), Large (10.5″ length x 14″ rear width x 8″ front width) and Medium (9.5″ length x 8″ rear width x 6″ front width).

Saddlemen Original Soft-Stretch Cover Gel Pads

Saddlemen’s Original Advanced Comfort Seat Pads maximize SaddleGel™ efficiency, and feature a non-slip underside. Quick-disconnect harness system mounts over the seat and remains in place when pad is removed. Stretchable “Spandura” cover adds to comfort, responsiveness and performance. Available in our three standard sizes.

Saddlemen Synthetic Sheepskin Cover Gel Pads

Advanced Comfort Fleece Covered Seat Pads soften your ride, are cool in summer and warm in winter – an excellent compliment to SaddleGel™ support and comfort. Zero maintenance, man-made materials make these pads as care-free as they are comfortable, and eliminates the issues natural sheepskin can have when wet. Pad also features a non-slip bottom. Available in our three standard sizes.

Saddlemen 3-D Molded Gel Pads

Our Tech Memory Foam Seat Pads helps pad conform quickly and comfortably to rider’s anatomy. Center “ergo channel” reduces pressure to prevent numbness and discomfort. Includes exclusive air canals for increased cooling and breathability. “Comfort foam” top layer maximizes SaddleGel™ efficiency. Features soft, resilient, non-slip underside. Available in our three standard sizes.

Saddlemen Pillow Top SaddleGel™ Pads

Saddlemen™ Pillow Top Seat Pads have a nostalgic button-tufted style. They feature an extra-soft layer of pillow foam on top of Saddlemen’s famous SaddleGel™. Features non-slip underside. These comfortable, strap-down gel seat pads look perfect on top of most cruisers. Available in our three standard sizes.

All of our external gel pads feature our quick-disconnect harness system, which mounts over the seat and remains in place when pad is removed.

We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable and comfortable.

 

Our Helmet Case Lets You Protect Your Helmet When It’s Not Protecting You!

While our saddlebags and sissy bar bags are likely the first thing that comes to mind when the riding public thinks of Saddlemen luggage, our wide range of storage options has a few interesting surprises in store.

Saddlemen SaddleStow Custom Helmet Case

As recently featured on bikernet.com, our SaddleStow Custom Helmet Case is a great way to carry, store and protect any size street helmet.

  • Perfect for safe helmet storage in your garage, carrying an extra helmet on the bike, or transporting a helmet off bike to the next event.
  • Sturdy, solid construction with rugged, protective exterior.
  • Soft, non-scratching inner liner.
  • Protects helmets from drops, hits, scratches.
  • Museum quality protection for collector helmets or custom paint jobs.
  • Impact Isolation Hammock System isolates and cushions helmet.
  • Vented to air dry helmet at end of ride and keep fresh until next use.
  • Fresh Air Venting System allows airflow to the inside of your helmet.
  • Carry handle, D-rings and removable back pack straps included, so it’s easy to carry on your bike or on your back.
  • Molded polyurethane shell for great leather like look and secure protection.
  • Molded leather grain design looks “right;” draws attention and admiring glances.
  • Unique styling draws looks and interest wherever used.
  • Fits largest and smallest street bike helmets.

We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable – and protect the things you care about.

 

Lloyd Brothers Motorsports, Friends Of Saddlemen, Geared-Up For 2010 Racing Season

Saddlemen-Sponsored Racers Ride For Veteran Flat Track Team

Lloyd Brothers Motorsports

With this year’s flat track racing season started, the folks at Lloyd Brothers Motorsports wanted to let race fans across the country know that they are ready for a great year.

Saddlemen is proud to also be sponsors of Lloyd Brothers team racers Joe Kopp and Larry Pegram, as well as previously sponsoring former racer, and current Lloyd Brothers crew member Kevin Atherton.

Saddlemen has sponsored racers and racing events for decades, and we are pleased and proud to keep the tradition going. Keep an eye out for racing related updates throughout the year. We enjoy letting the public know how the racers we support are doing over the season.

At Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better, whether on the highway or the dirt track.

 

“One Very Satisfied And Happy Customer”

With the recent introduction of our new range of sport bike seats we have started to offer custom conversions of stock seats to the standards of our three sport bike seat types: “Sport” style, “Tech” style and “Track” style.

One our first customers to get a saddle upgraded and converted with our sport bike seat technology was Robert S., in Minnesota. We reworked his Honda RC51’s stock seat, turning it into the equivalent of one of our Track models. Click on the images below to see them full size

Saddlemen Sport Bike Seat for Honda Saddlemen Sport Bike Seat for Honda Saddlemen Sport Bike Seat for Honda

Soon after we shipped the seat back to Robert, we received an e-mail from him, along with the photos seen above.

“I put 91 miles on the new seat and absolutely totally love it!!! It looks awesome and is a perfect compliment to my RC51. And it is way more comfortable than the factory seat. Great workmanship!”

“I was out again yesterday and really really like the new seat. I have had compliments from three people who saw it and asked where I got it, so you maybe getting more business.”

“Thanks again for helping me pick the seat I wanted and for making it happen.”

The response has been exciting to the introduction of our sport bike seat lines – and to the addition of these new styles and technology to our range of custom seat options. We’re always pleased to provide the perfect solution for the needs of the individual rider. Our thanks to Robert for the photos and feedback. We hope he gets years of riding comfort from his revamped saddle.

To inquire about getting an existing seat re-worked with Saddlemen’s sport bike materials and craftsmanship, please contact us by e-mail or telephone at the address or phone number listed below...

Whether with a new seat, a custom retrofit, or our wide range of motorcycle luggage, we at Saddlemen are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

Saddlemen Sport Bike Custom Seat Page

 

Article Focuses On Our Proven Seat Construction Techniques

Our friends at bikernet.com recently added an informative article about Saddlemen gel and foam technology and its benefits for comfort, support and riding endurance.

Bikernet Gel and Foam Article

We are always proud and pleased to let the motorcycling public get a look at the materials and know-how that make our seats top-of-the-line.

Real world riding experience, and years of craftsmanship have combined to make Saddlemen a leader in seat manufacturing and custom projects.

Bikernet Logo

Our thanks go out again to Bandit, and the folks at bikernet.com for publishing such an in-depth article about our gel and foam technology.

We at Saddlemen are pleased to share with you what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

Low Profile Seats Offer Great Looks With Proven Saddlemen Quality And Support

With spring approaching, or already here across the country, motorcycles everywhere are getting back into use, whether for riding around with friends, commuting to work, or just getting out in the open air after a long winter. One of Saddlemen’s most popular seat styles combines sleek looks with our famous riding comfort and technology for an excellent around-town saddle. Our Profiler seats (and their related Tattoo Profilers and “Endangered” Profilers) are among our most popular saddles.

Saddlemen Low Profile Seats

Our website’s search features can guide you to see what is available for any particular motorcycle.

The Profiler™ provides superior comfort in the ultimate low-profile, slammed seat for two, featuring narrow styling, a thin profile and low riding height. Their specially designed base allows the seat to drop down into the bike for the lowest riding position possible.

Its surprisingly comfortable pilot perch is made with Saddlemen’s famous combination of progressive density foam and SaddleGel™ in the driver’s position, easing tailbone pressure and improving circulation for a smooth, comfortable ride.

Most applications for our Profiler seats come in both SaddleHyde™ leather-look marine-grade vinyl covering, or with natural leather seating panels.

Tattoo Profilers seats offer the same excellent construction, while adding the look of custom embroidered flames, available in five colors. The “Endangered” Profiler features a special alligator-look treatment, specially developed here at Saddlemen.

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

 

Black Hawk Customs AAFES Tour 2010

Our friends at Black Hawk Customs will soon be starting their “Southern USA AAFES Exchange Tour,” paying visits to Army and Air Force bases coast-to-coast this spring. At Saddlemen we are proud to team with Black Hawk Customs to offer our seats and luggage to our military personnel at the convenience of on-base locations.

The following information about the tour is straight from the folks at Black Hawk Customs.

Black Hawk Customs will be visiting 38 AAFES Exchanges between March 29th and June 3rd, 2010. Our truck and trailer will be positioned in front of each Exchange (or in the parking lot depending upon available space) at each location. We’ll have multiple displays and a completely accessorized (Saddlemen, Memphis Shades, Cobra, Pro Armor, Küryakyn, Jardine, and more) motorcycle on display from 10:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. on the specified date listed below.

Come on out, pick up some free literature and enter to win raffle prizes at each location. See some of the latest products available through Black Hawk Customs on the Exchange Online Mall and some of the PPE available inside the Exchange stores. The major brands that we’ll have on display are: Saddlemen, Bassani Xhaust, Roland Sands Designs, K&N, Memphis Shades, DP Brakes and Clutches, LeoVince, Air Force Blaster, and Icon.

And if you’re at Nellis AFB on May 29th, you really should come out because we’ll have Eric Ellis the Editor of Hot Bike Magazine, Saddlemen, Bassani Xhaust, and other’s joining us. Every motorcycle at Nellis AFB that comes out to see us will have their bike photographed and some of the bikes are guaranteed by Eric Ellis to be in the following issue of Hot Bike Magazine. So come out, meet and greet, and let’s go for a ride.

Here is their tour schedule:

Barksdale AFB, Louisiana – Mon., March 29, 2010

Fort Polk, Louisiana – Tue., March 30, 2010

Keelser AFB, Mississippi – Wed., March 31, 2010

Hurlburt Field, Florida – Thu., April 01, 2010

Eglin AFB, Florida – Fri., April 02, 2010

Tyndall AFB, Florida – Sat., April 03, 2010

Fort Rucker, Alabama – Mon.,April 05, 2010

Maxwell AFB, Alabama – Tue., April 06, 2010

Robins AFB, Georgia – Wed., April 07, 2010

Fort Gordon, Georgia – Thu., April 08, 2010

Fort Jackson, South Carolina – Fri., April 09, 2010

Fort Knox, Kentucky – Fri., April 16, 2010

Fort Campbell, Kentucky – Sat., April 17, 2010

Scott AFB, Illinois – Tue., April 20, 2010

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri – Wed., April 21, 2010

Whiteman AFB, Missouri – Thu., April 22, 2010

Fort Leavenworth, Kansas – Fri., April 23, 2010

Fort Riley, Kansas – Sat., April 24, 2010

Tinker AFB, Oklahoma – Mon., April 26, 2010

Fort Sill, Oklahoma – Tue., April 27, 2010

Sheppard AFB, Texas – Thu., April 29, 2010

Fort Hood, Texas – Fri., April 30, 2010

Randolph AFB, Texas – Thu., May 13, 2010

Lackland AFB, Texas – Fri., May 14, 2010

Fort Sam Houston, Texas – Sat., May 15, 2010

Goodfellow AFB, Texas – Mon., May 17, 2010

Dyess AFB, Texas – Tue.,May 18, 2010

Cannon AFB, New Mexico – Wed., May 19, 2010

Kirtland AFB, New Mexico – Thu., May 20, 2010

Holloman AFB, New Mexico – Fri., May 21, 2010

Fort Bliss, Texas – Sat., May 22, 2010

Fort Huachuca, Arizona – Mon., May 24, 2010

Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona – Tue., May 25, 2010

Luke AFB, Arizona – Wed., May 26, 2010

Nellis AFB, Nevada – Sat., May 29, 2010

Edwards AFB, California – Tue., June 01, 2010

March AFB, California – Wed., June 02, 2010

Vandenberg AFB, California – Thu., June 03, 2010

 

Downloadable, Printable Instructions For New Saddlemen Sport Bike Releases

As part of our continuing effort to provide helpful online information about our products, Saddlemen has added downloadable, online instruction sheets for our brand new line of sport bike seats to our support page.

Saddlemen Sport Bike Seats

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

These latest updates include the instruction/installation sheets for our Sport Style Seats , along with our new Tech Style Seats, and the innovative, new Track Style Seats. We also offer bike-specific instructions for our One-Piece Seats for Ducati Monsters, and for Two-Piece, Two-Up Seats for Yamaha FJR1300s.

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.