Saddlemen’s Tom Monroe will make a guest appearance on Cycle World Radio this Saturday, December 20. Cycle World Radio is hosted by Steve Natt, formerly of TV’s American Thunder and many other motorcycle-related shows. The show is broadcast live from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in over 50 different radio markets, and is also available online at iTunes.
This fast-paced, highly informative and entertaining program represents the only national radio broadcast destination for anyone interested in motorcycling—from long-time enthusiasts to seasoned race-watchers to newbies. It’s the only place on the dial to hear leading industry insiders, pro racers and award-winning customizers as well as a collection of great motorcycling characters talk about their lives on two wheels. Listeners will also enjoy hearing from the Cycle World editorial team.
Other guests this week include Dr. Arthur Ting, the orthopedic surgeon who has worked with most of the top racers in our sport including John Hopkins and Nicky Hayden, and also Ed Moreland, the AMA’s VP of Government Relations, who will discuss important legal issues confronting the motorcycling community.
“If you need more room than this, you might want to think about leaving the bike at home and driving.”
That’s the advice of Steve Bohn, reviewing Saddlemen’s BR4100 Dresser Back Seat Bag in the August 2008 issue of American Rider magazine.
The Dresser Back Seat Bag is a very handy piece of motorcycle luggage that uses the passenger space of a two-up seat when you’re riding solo. It’s designed to fit perfectly between the rider and Tour-Pak on the back seat of all Dresser models (but is made to fit securely on a variety of different seats). The reviewer also appreciated how the bag helps avoid overloading the rear axle by placing weight further forward than many other luggage options.
Bohn was impressed by the storage capacity of the Back Seat Bag. “I was able to fill the bag with 15 T-shirts, two long sleeve T-shirts, one sweatshirt, four pairs of jeans, three pairs of shorts, one pair of tennies, one pair of sandals, and a shower kit, with room to spare – this thing is huge.” He also complemented the bag’s ease of installation. “Attaching the DBSB is a breeze.”
The BR4100 is also ruggedly made. “The bag is constructed from 1200 denier Saddle Tuff and leather-like vinyl, wrapped around a lightweight, rigid skeleton.”
The American Rider reviewer found that the mounting system was very secure, and although the bag was designed for touring bikes with a Tour-Pak, it will also work on bikes without one. Adjustable straps allow the bag to fit securely with other bike and seat layouts.
The Dresser Back Seat Bag has numerous storage and attachment features, including backpack straps for easy toting; convenient accessory straps that allow easy strapping down and access to jackets, chaps or roll bags; elastic mesh netting pouches for quick and easy access to maps and other small items. Of particular interest was the insulated pouches, which keep up to six cans of your favorite beverage cold.
The BR4100 retails for a suggested $139.95, and is available here or by contacting your local Drag Specialties or Parts Unlimited dealer.
V-Twin Magazine’s Kit Maira recently visited Saddlemen’s facility to get a new seat for his Harley FLHT.
Because he works for a major biker publication, Kit rides a LOT, and knows the value of having a good seat under you. Saddlemen set him up with a new Road Sofa, and guess what? He loves it.
The article also gives excellent explanations of the hows-and-whys of seat design, support and comfort – the exact things we take pride in at Saddlemen.
Read the full story in the December, 2008 issue of V-Twin. Kit’s review is on pages 120-121.
V-Twin Magazine’s website can be reached with this link.
Saddlemen’s “Explorer” series magnetic and suction cup map pouches are reviewed in the February 2009 issue of American Rider.
The article, written by Reg Kittrelle, discusses the many features of these convenient quick-access storage pouches, and offers advice for selecting the right type of attachment system (magnetic or suction cup) for different makes and models of bikes. Their write-up appears on page 50 of the February issue.
American Rider’s website, www.americanrider.com, features weekly video segments, and a wide range of product reviews.
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SADDLEMEN TANK BAGS FOR CRUISERS & ALL BIKES
Saddlemen has expanded their line of luggage to include a variety of bags that attach to your bike’s gas tank. The new Magnetic Sport Tank Bag packs a lot of features, including a bottom tunnel design that works with cruiser dash panels, a molded in top recess for music players, cell phones or GPS, and a removable two-sided waterproof map pocket. It’s even expandable so you can carry more.
Also new are the Magnetic and Suction Cup mounted Explorer Tank Map Pouches, which combine a convenient waterproof map pocket with a removable pouch that’s perfect for carrying small articles like your wallet, phone, music player, or even your lunch. Choose either magnetic or suction cup mounting systems to suit your bike’s gas tank, and the Explorer Tank Map Pouches come in Medium and Large sizes.
Saddlemen products are available thru Parts Unlimited and Drag Specialties dealer worldwide, or by contacting Saddlemen directly at 800-397-7709. For more information, contact Saddlemen or visit www.saddlemen.com.
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The craftsmen at Saddlemen have come up with a stylish new design for your Harley-Davidson. The popular “Tattoo” design adds 3-D flames on top of Saddlemen’s famous SaddleGel seats, for a stunning look that matches the seats’ legendary comfort. Saddlemen’s unique, high tech variegated stitch embroidery is computer controlled for a perfect stitch every time. New for 2007 is the addition of colored stitching, and matching saddlebags.
The Highwayman Tattoo saddlebags use the same stitch technique and pattern, so that the bags perfectly match the seat, giving any bike an integrated, custom look. These saddlebags feature lockable, quick release buckles as well as a lockable, zip-off yoke making it easy to remove the bags.
Tattoo colored flame seats are available in a two-up Profiler as well as Solo style with separate pillion, for all Harley-Davidson Softail, Dyna, Sportster and FLH current models. Saddle prices start at $329.95 MSRP. Highwayman Tattoo saddlebags are available in three different sizes to fit most bikes, starting at $174.95.
For more about Tattoo Flame saddles, click HERE.
For more about Tattoo Flame saddlebags and tool bags, click HERE.
Several of the latest additions to Saddlemen’s product line are featured in recent motorcycle magazines.
The December issue of American Rider Magazine showcased our Pillow Top SaddleGel Pads, one of the new expansions to our popular range of external gel pads for increased riding comfort. Their write-up on our pads appears on pages 56-57.
The Pillow Top Pads were also featured in the November 21st “Inside Powersports” video news segment on American Rider’s website, www.americanrider.com. Select the video for the week of November 21st, which also focuses on Bonneville Salt Flat speed runs…
Also, the January 2009 issues of Easyriders Magazine and sister publication, V-Twin Motorcycles show off two Saddlemen items: our Road Sofa for 2008 Harley touring bikes and the specific fit, rigid mount saddlebags for the Dyna. The write-ups in Easyriders are on pages 116-117, and appear in the V-Twin issue on pages 102-103. Their shared website can be reached with this link.
Click HERE to link to our online page featuring the Road Sofa for 2008 Harley-Davidson touring machines.
Our Rigid Mount Saddlebags for Dynas can also be seen on our site. Click HERE for all Harley-Davidson styles.
Complete Quick-Disconnect Saddlebag Mounting Kit- $189.95
Saddlemen’s new S4 system gives you everything you need to hard-mount most saddlebags to your bike, with quick-detach connectors that let you take your bags off in seconds. Includes quick-detach docking posts, support brackets, and turn signal relocators (when necessary)- all components also sold separately.
Docking Posts & Fasteners - These posts replace the fender strut bolts in your bike, and allow you to put on or take off your saddlebags with a quick twist of the QTL quarter turn locking fasteners at the end of each post.
Saddlebag Support Kit: - This kit includes two chrome plated, steel saddlebag supports. The unique, adjustable design is offered in two kits to fit most metric bikes or Harley-Davidson models
Turnsignal Relocation Kit – Universal – This universal kit moves your rear turnsignals to the license plate mount, allowing the use of bigger saddlebags on most bikes. Plated steel is sturdy and easy to install.
Turnsignal Relocation Kit – H-D Specific - These kits relocate stock turnsignals further back by extending the chrome fender rails of Harley-Davidson Dyna, Sportster and Softail.
SaddleGel Technology Keeps You in the Drivers Seat
Without question SaddleGel is the most important breakthrough in motorcycle seating in decades. This amazing product will totally change the amount of time you spend on your motorcycle. Every type of riding just got more enjoyable. When you throw your leg over your motorcycle, you know you will be comfortable!
I rode from Los Angeles to Las Vegas on my custom seat with SaddleGel and it made the ride immensely more enjoyable!
-Metric Thunder Bob
SaddleGel provides the following benefits:
- Redistributes weight over a larger surface area
- Particularly effective in a fixed seating positions
- Reduces high-pressure points or “Hot Spots”
- Dissipates weight concentrated by hip joints
- Increases blood flow previously restricted by compression of muscle
When it comes to motorcycle seating comfort, nothing compares to a Saddlemen seat with SaddleGel. Whether you’re looking for a large, touring seat for long-distance riding, or something low and slammed to the ground, SaddleGel gives you unsurpassed riding comfort. If SaddleGel isn’t in your seat it can be on your seat. Saddlemen’s original SaddleGel Gel Pads are available in three sizes to fit on top of your seat or anywhere else you want to use them.
Reduces Vibration, Eliminates Pressure Points
By evenly distributing your weight across the surface of the seat, SaddleGel absorbs and elminates the extra pressure that is normally experienced at hip bones and the tail bone. These pressure points or “hot spots” create a loss of blood flow, causing discomfort. By increasing circulation, your aching butt is eliminated.
It is true that SaddleGel works wonders for seating comfort, but Saddlemen doesn’t stop there. Saddlemen’s integrated seat designs include a selection of materials that work together to make our seats as comfortable as possible, while still giving your bike show-quality style.
I just finished an 8,000 tour and the most important change to my bike was the Saddlemen Stealth. The stock seat is slanted slightly toward the front, forcing you to push on the bars to maintain position. The level seating of the Stealth, and the gel material, provided a huge improvement in comfort over my previous tours. I knew from my last trip that it would be a painful for me to ride long days on a stock saddle. Thanks for providing a superior alternative.
- Steve S.
Each Bag is Designed for a Specific Model & Hugs the Bike’s Frame
The nostalgic styling of Saddlemen’s rigid-mount Desperado bags is emphasized with details such as conchos, chrome studs and three locking buckles for security.
These traditionally shaped cargo carriers feature inner stiffeners to maintain the bag’s shape when it’s empty, and a solid ABS plastic-molded back and bottom support to offer additional shape retention and allow the unit to mount directly to the frame or struts for a custom fit. Select models even offer a quick-detach mounting option that allows them to be removed for off-bike use; check for your bike’s application.
I recently bought a roadsofa seat from an individual from eBay. I installed it yesterday and road my bike in to work today, which is a one hour trip. I will have to say that before today after riding for about twenty minutes my butt would begin to become very uncomfortable. Today for the first time in the three years that I have ridden my bike I had no comfort problems at all. Your seat has taken something that was fun, butt painful, and made it a complete joy. I am not sure what you did , or how you did it (butt) I really appreciate it. THANK YOU from well below the bottom of my heart.
- Craig S.
Saddlemen says every bag is specially built for each bike model, so bag applications are designed to hug the specific bike’s frame. The Desperados are made for heavier loads and maximum durability, and the exterior material construction is waterproof, allowing for easy clean-up with a damp cloth. All hardware and installation instructions are included. The bags have integral built-in turn signals as required, or relocation instructions are supplied if necessary. The exterior material used on the bags’ body is a stylish, synthetic leather with real leather trim.
The Desperados are available in two sizes: 14 inches long by 10 inches tall by 6 inches wide, or a larger capacity that is 17.5 inches long by 12 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide.