Saddlebag Chaps protective lid covers for your FLH hard saddlebags- available as Lid Covers only, and also with optional Storage Bags! Protect your bagger’s saddlebag lids with these handy covers. The soft backside is gentle to your paint, and the durable, weather impervious exterior keeps away road debris, boot scuffs and other dangers to your expensive bags.
When you need just a little bit more luggage capacity, attach the Lid Storage Bags for an extra few days’ worth of gear. The black SaddleTuff™ material and artful contours blend seamlessly into any bike’s design, and they couldn’t be more convenient. They’re expandable, and will not interfere with saddlebag operation or tour pack.
- Simple hook-n-loop installation couldn’t be easier! Ten minutes without drilling or modifying bike.
- Available as Lid Cover only, or with convenient Lid Storage Bags included.
- Storage bags clear trunks
- Easy access bags
- Secure, but easy on, easy off
Available NOW at your local Drag Specialties dealer or online supplier.
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Tim Monroe of Anaheim, California had a Suzuki Bandit 1200 that was basically a good bike, but it was old and not really worth selling, so Tim decided to breath some new life into it with some customization.
Being a fan of the streetfighter movement, he went that route, replacing the headlights with a small unit from Europe, adding a custom shorty exhaust and abbreviating the tail section for a solo-only ride. The paint went a bit retro, with everything coated in flat black except for the wheels, which were powder coated red.
Tim came to Saddlemen for his new custom seat, since he had shortened the stock seat base by about eight inches and needed something cool to matched the bike’s theme. The result: this SaddleGel-equipped beauty with pinstriping inspired by Von Dutch.
Saddlemen’s Tattoo embroidery process adds stylish, deeply sculpted flames onto a good looking, very functional solo seat. Inside, SaddleGel makes sure you’re comfortable, too.
The special Tattoo embroidery is unique to Saddlemen, and provides a strong, solid stitch that resists the elements, as well as wear and fraying. This is one tough stitch. The Tattoo Solo is a bit lower than stock, which makes the SaddleGel comfort all the more remarkable, as you don’t expect to find this level of comfort in a seat this good looking.
SaddleGel is a viscoelastic silicon gel that reduces vibration and fatigue, and makes every trip more enjoyable. And it’s nice to know that all Saddlemen seats are proudly made in the USA. The Tattoo Solos for Kawasaki Vulcan 900 Custom and Classic models have an MSRP of $299.95.
Bike builders have been trusting Saddlemen with their custom seats for almost two decades; give them a call at 800-397-7709, or visit www.saddlemen.com. Saddlemen seats are found in the Parts Unlimited catalog, and are available at most fine motorcycle accessory retailer.
Part Number K06-11-0112
Saddlemen’s new luggage line includes the TS3200 Deluxe Tail Bag, a rigid bag that’s designed with a “tunnel” in the middle, to conveniently straddle the back seat or luggage rack on just about any bike. Quick-release mounting straps secure the bag to your bike’s frame, turn signals, etc. and you’re on your way.
Features include a zip-off backpack pouch, 2-inch zippered expansion panel, internal and external mesh pouches, an office organizer area and a fold-down duffle bag inside- all for $119.95, available from Saddlemen or through Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties dealers around the world.
Part number 3516-0036 (click on images to see enlarged)
As this patriotic themed touring seat proves, not all custom projects involve exotic animal hide inserts, flame stitch patterns, iron cross designs or conchos-and-fringe. This special project seat from several years ago took advantage of the smooth, wide contours of our Road Sofa seat to pay tribute to “Old Glory”.
These photos also show many of the special features of our Road Sofa design:
- Tall lumbar support and wide driver saddle for excellent support
- Our removable driver’s backrest, adjustable in both vertical and horizontal position
- Adjustable air bladders in both the driver’s backrest and lumbar support
- Split-cushion design, separating lumbar support and seat cushion for independent compression, reducing tailbone and hipbone pressure
- Our exclusive “ergo channel” along the center of the driver’s seating surface, to reduce pressure
- The streamlined nose to improve the rider’s reach to the ground
Steve Kai from Hawaii wanted to build something unique and special, and since Steve’s son Garrett works for American Suzuki, Steve started out with a brand-new Suzuki M109R, the baddest power cruiser out there. The M109R is a big, fast, mean bike that begs to be ridden hard, and it would have been a shame to take away any of that rideability. The list of modifications was extensive, but since this bike is a rider and not a trailer queen, Steve wanted a seat that not only reflected his bike’s new style, but was also comfortable to ride on.
The Saddlemen Solo you see here was built on Steve’s custom steel seat pan, which was hammered out to fit between the wider rear fender and the stretched gas tank. SaddleGel inside the seat, plus Saddlemen’s proprietary Black Magic foam, provide maximum comfort while the deep sculpted Tattoo flames, leather cover and custom contours offer the looks that will surely garner Steve some trophies in the coming months. If he can stop riding it long enough to show it.
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