Explorer Seat With Backrest Part Of Upgrade Project For 2005 Softail Deluxe

Saddlemen Seat Featured in Hot Bike Magazine

Saddlemen’s Explorer Seat with Driver Backrest was the choice for a comfortable, long-range, two-up touring saddle for one of Hot Bike Magazine’s editors. This revamped 2005 model Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe is featured in the magazine’s October 2010 issue (Volume 42, Number 10), starting on page 68.

As described in the motorcycle seat section of our website: “The deep, wide contours of the Explorer™ makes this the perfect long distance saddle for both rider and passenger. The unique Split Cushion design reduces seating pressure for maximum long-range comfort. SaddleGel™ comes standard for both the driver and the passenger. SaddleGel™ reduces tail bone pressure and increases circulation…allowing you to ride longer. For your next trip of 10 or 10,000 miles, the Explorer™ is the comfort king by which all others must be judged!”

Industry insiders know the benefits of Saddlemen design and quality. We invite you to find out for yourselves. 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.

 

Our “HC” Series Of Hard Construction Trunks Offer An Attractive Option In Storage

Saddlemen Hard Case Luggage

Saddlemen’s Hard Case Luggage has great looking streamlined shape and cuts through the wind. Solid, reinforced and weatherproof, our matte black plastic construction looks at home on any bike, scooter or ATV. Universal mounting kit allows attachment to existing luggage racks, while its quick disconnect mounting system allows trunk to be removed from bike in seconds. Easily transported off bike.

Both models offer:

  • Solid weatherproof construction
  • Matte black, rigid and durable reinforced plastic construction
  • Quick disconnect mounting system allows trunk to be removed from bike in seconds
  • Universal mounting kit attaches to your existing luggage rack
  • All hardware included – everything you need for complete installation to your rack
  • Integrated lock with two keys
  • Molded grip for easy transport off bike

Saddlemen Hard Case Luggage

HC1700 – fits Motorcycles, Scooters and ATVs

  • Holds one full face helmet and other needed gear
  • 28 liter / 1700 cubic inch capacity
  • Dimensions: 15″ L x 15″ W x 10″ H (Overall outside measurement)

Saddlemen Hard Case Luggage

HC2900 – fits Motorcycles, Scooters and ATVs

  • Holds two full face helmets and other needed gear
  • 48 liter / 2900 cubic inch capacity
  • Dimensions: 17″ L x 23″ W x 13″ H (Overall outside measurement)

Saddlemen is the industry leader in value and design in motorcycle luggage. We invite you to see what our extensive expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable and convenient.

 

Our Explorer Design Gets Adapted For Customer’s Triumph Thunderbird

Saddlemen Custom Seat for Triumph Thunderbird

Custom seat work has been a Saddlemen™ specialty since our founding. Recently, Walter R., of Bremen, Georgia, had us create an Explorer seat especially for his Triumph Thunderbird.

Saddlemen Custom Seat for Triumph Thunderbird

Walt e-mailed to let us know that he loves the new saddle, and sent us the images of his custom Explorer on his bike.

Click on the image at left to get a wider view.

For more information on our specialty seat work, CLICK HERE for our Custom Seat Page. Over the decades, our expert technicians have made seats for an impressive range of motorcycles, with a wide variety of cover materials and tailored structural modifications.

Our sales and customer service staff are experts at guiding customers through the process of creating a one-off saddle especially for their needs or preference. They can be reached at the telephone number and e-mail address below for consultation and quotes.

At Saddlemen, we take pride in our craftsmanship and experience in creating the perfect saddle for our custom seat customers.

 

SSR1900 & SSR1200 Provide Excellent Value And Versatility

Saddlemen’s “Universal Bike Bags” offer great flexibility with uncomplicated styling, making them at home on almost any machine. They are a cornerstone of our motorcycle luggage line.

Saddlemen Universal Bike Bags

These sissy bar bags come in two sizes: the 1,900 cubic inch SSR1900 and its smaller sibling, the 1,200 cubic inch SSR1200. Both share similar construction, styling and features, and are top-notch values, whether for commuting or road trips.

Saddlemen Universal Bike Bags

Each Universal Bike Bag features:

  • Rugged, fully rigid construction, maintaining bag shape even when empty
  • Fully adjustable mounting system, including two adjustable-length hooked bungees. Mounts onto sissy bar, luggage rack or back seat
  • Zip/hook-and-loop wide top opening with gusseted zip front
  • Top carry handle and backpack straps for easy toting off bike
  • Lockable zipper pulls
  • Three exterior zippered pockets for easy access to maps and other items
  • UV-, water- and weather-resistant 1200-denier SaddleTuff™ and leather-like vinyl panels

Saddlemen is the industry leader in value and design in motorcycle luggage. We invite you to see what our extensive expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable and convenient.

 

We’ll Be There (As Always) For The Biggest Event Of The Motorcycling Year

Saddlemen at Sturgis

As we’ve done year after year, Saddlemen will be proudly selling and demonstrating our products at South Dakota’s upcoming Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The rally has always been a great opportunity to connect with the motorcycling community and to show our and luggage the public. We’ll be at two locations: J&P Cycles in Sturgis, and just up the road at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City.

Gary Smith of Saddlemen at Sturgis

Saddlemen’s Gary Smith, our veteran technical “guru” and traveling sales specialist will be running the Saddlemen booth at Black Hills Harley Davidson, 2820 Harley Drive, in nearby Rapid City. Gary will be there from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, August 5th through August 15th, with a wide variety of Saddlemen product available, and years of experience to offer.

For more information, check the Black Hills H-D website:
Black Hills Harley-Davidson,or call (605) 342-9362

Stan Alicki of Saddlemen at Sturgis

Saddlemen’s Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, will be on hand at the Saddlemen display at J&P Cycles, 1650 Lazelle Street, in “beautiful downtown” Sturgis. Stan will be there from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, August 5th through August 15th, to answer questions and offer advice, and with Saddlemen items (including seats) available for purchase.

For more information, see the J&P Cycles website:

J & P Cycles – Sturgis, South Dakota – (605) 720-0800

Saddlemen at Black Hills Harley-Davidson

Our thanks to Black Hills Harley-Davidson, and to the Sturgis location of J & P Cycles.

We’ll continue to be out across the country all through the year. Most often, we’ll be affiliated with a Drag Specialties, display, and will always be looking forward to answering questions and proudly showing what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.