A Saddlemen Tip Of The Cap To The People We Worked Alongside At Our Booths

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As a last mention of our great experience at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, we want to express our thanks to the ownership and staff at the great shops that hosted or displays - both J & P Cycles in Sturgis, and close by at Rapid City's Black Hills Harley-Davidson.

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Saddlemen's experts on hand in Rapid City, Gary Smith and Jerry Beaty at Black Hills Harley-Davidson, got great support from the staff affiliated with the Drag Specialties display. Among them, (from left to right) Gary Ellis, their truck driver extraordinaire, Mike Faulkner, Regional Sales Manager, Adam Nystrom, sales representative for North Dakota, and Earl "Sy" Seiler, Drag Specialties Representative for southeast Michigan.

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Good neighbors are truly appreciated, and right next to our booth in the Drag Specialties tent at Black Hills Harley-Davidson were the good folks from Jaybrake, including Jay Brainard himself, at left.

Again, our thanks go out the staff and ownership at both Black Hills Harley-Davidson, and to the Sturgis location of J & P Cycles. It was another great rally this year... "Keep 'em coming!"

We'll be looking forward to being at Sturgis again next year, answering questions and proudly showing what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable. We hope to see you there!

 

Lots Of Sales And Lots Of Interest At Motorcycling's Biggest Event

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Saddlemen's Stan Alicki reports that our Sturgis rally booths were almost cleaned out of product by the end of the show. Saddlebags, sissybar bags, other luggage and seats sold briskly. The rest of the staff at Saddlemen, back in California, want to thank our team for the rally, Gary, Jerry and Stan for their great work! Below, are images of our thinned out stock display at our J & P Cycles booth in town at Sturgis.

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Click on the images above to see a cross-section of happy new Saddlemen luggage and saddlebag owners from the show.

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.

 

Positive Feedback On Recent Seat Modification For Suzuki SV1000

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Year after year, Saddlemen works with riders to improve existing seats, whether for rare, vintage, or the newest motorcycles. Recently, we modified the foam and recovered the stock seat for this 2003 Suzuki SV1000S owned by local customer Mike J.

Saddlemen's technicians and customer service staff are experts in making seats more comfortable, supportive and better looking. To see our work, and how it's done, click on our custom seat work page.

Please contact us to to answer any questions, or to get a quote. We look forward to proudly showing what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

Our Booth Is Busy In-Town At J&P Cycles

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Currently, Saddlemen customer service and sales experts are manning our displays at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, and reporting excellent interest, public feedback and sales activity. We are at two locations: at the center of things, at J&P Cycles in Sturgis, and close by at Rapid City's Black Hills Harley-Davidson.

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Saddlemen's Stan Alicki, (our Director of Sales), is running the Saddlemen display at J&P Cycles, 1650 Lazelle Street, at the heart of the event, in 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 is also represented by our Gary Smith and Jerry Beaty at our display at Black Hills Harley Davidson, 2820 Harley Drive, in Rapid City. Our area will be open 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

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.

 

Avid Race Fans Join Saddlemen and Racing Legends at Laguna Seca MotoGP for Launch of Peter Starr’s Latest Motorcycle Tome

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Many of the thousands of race fans attending the Laguna Seca MotoGP event on July 21st received a special treat as world road racing champions Kenny Roberts, Wayne Rainey and Eddie Lawson, plus flat track racing legend Gary Nixon joined famed film maker Peter Starr for the launch of Starr’s new Saddlemen-sponsored book “Taking It To The Limit – 20 Years Of Making Motorcycle Movies”.

Starr’s large coffee table book: “Taking it to The Limit – 20 Years Of Making Motorcycle Movies” is a rich collection of images and stories about filming the greatest names in motorcycle racing history. In addition to Roberts, Rainey, Nixon and Lawson the book documents Starr’s experience filming riders such as Roger DeCoster, Steve Baker, Mike Hailwood and many other legends.

A special book printing made copies available so the famed racers, and Starr himself, could autograph the high quality, color book for the excited fans. Remarked one fan; “Peter’s film was special as it focused upon the sport and racing as they moved from the seventies into the eighties. Motorcycles were evolving fast and the racers had to be pretty skilled to keep those bikes under control. Peter captured their exploits on film and we can now learn more about those times with his book!”

Saddlemen’s role, as a presenting sponsor of the book, was a natural continuation of the support provided to racers of all disciplines. Universally recognized as one of the nation’s strongest supporters of flat track racing; Saddlemen President Tom Seymour is pressing forward with a higher level of support in the road race arena to help showcase the company’s new Sportbike seat and accessory offerings.

Accompanying the book is a DVD featuring special outtakes from several of Starr’s award-winning films including his best known movie, “Take It To The Limit.” Also on the DVD is a special greeting from Seymour in which he provides a fascinating look at the engineering and processes behind the country’s premier motorcycle seat, luggage and accessory manufacturer.

The iconic “Take It To The Limit” film was recently made available in DVD format. Starr’s book will be available for order from Saddlemen in the near future. Check back at www.saddlemen.com in the coming weeks for additional information about the book’s availability and for additional racing and enthusiast news.

Motorcycling is not simply a business at Saddlemen, it’s our passion. See what our enthusiasm, craftsmanship and innovation can do to improve your riding experience.

 

Come See Us In Sturgis At J&P Cycles And Black Hills Harley-Davidson In Rapid City

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As this posting goes live, Saddlemen staff are busy running our displays at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. We are at two locations: J&P Cycles in Sturgis, and nearby at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City.

Saddlemen’s Gary Smith and Jerry Beaty are manning the Saddlemen booth at Black Hills Harley Davidson, 2820 Harley Drive, in Rapid City. Our area will be open 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.

Above: Jerry Beaty, with samples of Saddlemen luggage, and at right, Jerry with Adam Nystrom, Drag Specialties representative (North Dakota), Diedre Webber, Drag Specialties truck coordinator, and Jay Varley, Drag Specialties Representative (eastern South Dakota).

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

Saddlemen’s Stan Alicki will be on hand at the Saddlemen display at J&P Cycles, 1650 Lazelle Street, right in the center of things, in 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

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.