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.

 

Providing “TLC” For Well-Worn, Damaged And Uncomfortable Seats

At Saddlemen, one our constant sources of work is providing seat refurbishing and modification services to the riding public, no matter what type of machine they ride. Whether replacing the cover on a favorite seat, installing our famous Saddlegel inserts for added support and comfort, reshaping a stock saddle for better ergonomics, or upgrading seat performance and durability with our top-of-the-line foam, Saddlemen has years of experience, know-how and workmanship ready to help.

Saddlemen Modifying and Refurbishing Seats

An example of recovering existing seats… These flat track racing seats, for a Saddlemen sponsored rider, are receiving custom tailored and embroidered covers, as seen before final mounting. Also, the seat on the right demonstrates some of the possibilities of foam modification and upgrading regularly done here at Saddlemen.

Saddlemen Modifying and Refurbishing Seats

Measure twice, cut once. That’s how the old-but-true saying goes. Our experienced craftsmen are not just skilled but also methodical in their work. At left, in our workshop, a seat due for reshaping and Saddlegel installation is carefully pre-planned, with contours, cuts and insert areas all spelled out before any blade or tool gets near the foam. At right, another seat shows our renowned gel pads installed, awaiting final re-covering.

Anyone interested in having an existing seat re-covered, or its foam upgraded, reshaped or otherwise modified, should contact our sales and technical staff, here, in our California offices, either by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by telephone (Pacific Time Zone) at (800) 397-7709, during normal business hours. One of our technicians can then go over the options available to achieve each owner’s desired solution, along with cost and turnaround estimates.

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

 

Stockton Area Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson Hosts Major Open House Event

Stockton Area Eagle's Nest Harley-Davidson

Saddlemen was pleased to be a part of the big open house at Lathrop, California’s Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson, in the Stockton/Manteca area, the weekend before Thanksgiving.

Our Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, got the chance to meet and talk with riders from all across the Bay Area and Northern California, as well as the great people from Eagle’s Nest. In conjunction with one of our major distributors, Drag Specialties, there was a prominent setup of Saddlemen brand luggage on display, and Stan reports strong enthusiasm from the crowds and plenty of interest in holiday shopping for motorcycle-related gear.

Booths and vendors spread out across the dealership, and the roads were lined with bikes from across the region.

Stockton Area Eagle's Nest Harley-Davidson

Stockton Area Eagle's Nest Harley-Davidson

Our thanks go out to the staff and ownership at Eagle’s Nest H-D for their hospitality and cooperation. Road visits like this across the country are all part of our efforts to show the advantages of Saddlemen has to offer, and the pride we have in our product line.

And as always, we at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

We Spotlight Readily Available, Lower Cost Items As Gift Ideas For Riders

Saddlemen Holiday Shopping Gift Ideas

To help holiday shoppers looking for “stocking stuffers” for the motorcyclists on their lists, Saddlemen has created a new section on our website, and offers a printable list of many of our popular, and most economical items.

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

We also have put together a printable PDF flyer that potential Saddlemen buyers can take to their local shop to help order many of the items featured in our “Santa’s helper” 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.

It’s Saddlemen’s way of helping the frazzled gift giver breathe easier when facing the “shopping days until Christmas” countdown.

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