While most interest and attention directed towards Saddlemen products is normally focused on “big” items like our motorcycle seats and motorcycle luggage, we also provide a number of “little” products that can improve the performance and experience of using Saddlemen products.
Our Bag & Luggage Accessories section offers items that can fine tune the mounting, securing and performance of our motorcycle storage products:
- The same styles of bungees and straps that come with our SaddleStow luggage line are available separately, whether for added stability and security, or to replace lost or damaged pieces.
- Saddlebag liners add another layer of protection for your valuables, and let you quickly unload your bike without having to remove your bags.
- Alternate saddlebag “yokes,” like our Versa-Mount, give the rider more choices and convenience.
- Turn signal relocator kits are available to allow the mounting of saddlebags on many of the hardest-to-fit motorcycle models.
- We also offer specially formulated cleaning and conditioning sprays for our synthetic and natural leather materials.
We invite you to see what our expertise and technology (and attention to the “little things”) can do to make riding more enjoyable.
We Can Transform Any Seat Into The New, Innovative “Gel Channel” Standard
Our craftsmen and technicians here at Saddlemen are well known for their talent for custom seat alterations and refurbishing. Now, with the introduction of our brand-new “Gel Channel” line of seats for sport bikes, we also offer the chance for riders to have existing seats remade to match the look, feel and technology of these excellent new saddles.
The seats in these new product lines utilize Saddlemen’s latest design development, our Gel Channel (GC) technology (patent pending), that incorporates a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam to relieve seating pressure, increase blood flow, and keep the rider in the saddle longer.
Seats can be modified along the lines of our three popular new styles. The “Sport” style series uses black-on-black, easy-to-clean microfiber cover material, reminiscent of suede, for the entire top portion of the seat with a matching center strip. The “Tech” style incorporates high-quality, highly flexible fabric top covers that breathe well and are textured to allow the body to move on the seat for aggressive maneuvering. We can also install a layer of memory foam just under the top cover to contour to the shape of the rider’s body for maximum comfort. Also, the “Track” style, with its hard-line looks, are normally covered in contrasting colors and materials that specifically match each bike’s colors and textures.
When ordering, the customer can work with our sales and customer service staff to design the best covering combinations for the perfect desired look, as well as any alterations to the structure and contours of the saddle to suit the requirements and riding style of the owner.
We also can recover rear seating pillion pads at the same time to match the renovated seat’s appearance.
We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable – no matter how old the bike…
We Are In Indianapolis For The Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo
Saddlemen ownership and staff are on the road again, this time at the major dealer expo in Indianapolis. The Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo runs from February 12th through the 15th, right next to the Colt’s football stadium at the Indiana Convention Center.
It is a huge event, with hundreds of booths filled with industry insiders: manufacturers, distributors, custom builders, racers and media. Though it’s not open it the public, it gives us the chance to help the riding community by letting dealers, shop owners and staff, and other retailers get to know about our products, and how to make them available to motorcyclists across the continent. That knowledge then helps sellers assist the public when it comes time to choose the right product for each individual and bike.
This year, we are pleased to have the opportunity to share the booth hosted by one of our major distributors, Parts Unlimited. We know this will mean an extra-busy time for our guys at the booth, which we welcome! We’re confident that the more that people know about our top-of-the-line seats and luggage, sales (and many happier riders) will follow.
As we did at the recent V-Twin show, we’ll be running demonstrations and answering questions about how our expertise and technology can make riding more enjoyable. Our aim is to make sure that information about Saddlemen products will be up-to-date and accurate, and will be shared across the country for another year.
Ailing Rider Gets Another Custom Saddlemen Seat For A Second Bagger
Last year, we had the chance to build a seat for Rick H. of Riverside, California. The aim was to help get Rick back riding comfortably and confidently while healing up from a severe tailbone injury. Our customer service staff and seat builders worked with him to construct an “Explorer” design saddle to meet his needs.
Rick got back to us within days, letting us know the seat worked great… “It is perfect!”
Recently, we were pleased to be able to make another Explorer seat for him, this time for his great looking red Road King Custom. This time we covered the seat with tan colored Saddlehyde, with the eye-catching results seen in the photos Rick sent to us.
Click the images above to see them at full size.
“Not only does it look incredible, it is very very comfortable,” Rick tells us.
“Thanks again for the personal attention.”
To learn more about the experiences of satisfied Saddlemen customers, and the benefits our technology and workmanship can offer to you, please click on the following link:
The New “Gel Channel” Series Of Saddles Feature Our Newest Design Innovations And Light-Weight, High-Quality Materials
We’re proud to introduce our brand-new “Gel Channel” line of seats for sport bikes. They are designed specifically for the variety of uses these machines are asked to do: off-roading, running on tracks, and simply getting around town. These new saddles feature Saddlemen’s latest design development, our Gel Channel (GC) technology (patent pending), that incorporates a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam to relieve seating pressure, increase blood flow, and keep the rider in the saddle longer. We’ve used the best materials, to provide high quality, light weight construction along with great looking styling that’s second-to-none..
The “Sport” style series uses black-on-black, easy-to-clean cover material for the entire top portion of the seat with a matching center strip. Each “Sport” seat is slightly bucketed in the rear section to contour to the rider’s body for better control during aggressive riding.
The “Tech” style series incorporates high-quality, flexible fabric top covers that breathe well and are textured to allow the body to move on the seat for aggressive maneuvering. Just under the top cover is a layer of memory foam that contours to the shape of the rider’s body with additional memory foam in areas strategically positioned for maximum comfort..
The “Track” style series has hard-line looks that can’t be matched by any seat on the market. These seats are covered in contrasting colors that make it obvious that it’s a custom, and are specially constructed using a variety of materials that specifically match each bike’s colors and textures. Each “Track” seat is slightly bucketed in the rear section to contour to the rider’s body for better control during aggressive riding..
We offer Gel Channel seats for a wide range of late model Ducati, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha sport bikes, each designed specifically for the lines, styling and seating position unique to each machine.
Many Gel Channel solo seats come with a matching pillion (rear seat pad) cover for a unified look.
We’ve also published the installation instructions for each type of seat online for convenience and as a resource to preview how these seats work and mount onto the bike. There are instructions linked online for many seats in the Gel Channel seat line.
Our new sport bike seats are available across North America through the thousands of retailers in the Parts Unlimited network, or through this website.
We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.
Massive Motorcycle Industry Event Is Traditional Kick-Off For New Year
The Saddlemen company is proud and fired-up to be at the gigantic 2010 V-Twin Expo in Cincinnati, Ohio. This year’s event runs from February 6th through the 8th, at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Well over 300 exhibitors are scheduled to attend, including manufacturers, distributors and motorcycle media. And while the event is exclusively for industry insiders, it is always an exciting opportunity to show off new items, and familiarize shop owners, service department staffs and representatives of major retailers and distributors with our product line.
Every year, the Expo gives manufacturers, like us, the chance to educate the people that sell our products nationwide with the latest and most accurate information about Saddlemen seats and luggage. That knowledge then helps shops and retailers assist the riding public when it comes time to choose the right product for each individual and bike.
For motorcycle industry “insiders” going to the show, look for our booth close by the big display put on by our friends (and major distributors) at Drag Specialties.
And for the riding public across North America, you can look forward to knowing that the thousands of people in the motorcycle aftermarket business will have the chance to learn about our motorcycle luggage and seats, and can then pass along that knowledge and advice to potential buyers looking for the best products for their tastes and needs.
We’re looking forward to running demonstrations and answering questions and proudly showing what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable – and knowing that that information will be shared across the country for another year.