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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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.