New Fitment For 1997-2007 Model Year Harley-Davidson Touring Machines

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The latest version of our Slammed Pro Tour Seat is now available for purchase from Todd's Cycles, as well as Saddlemen, and will soon be available through Drag Specialties affiliated dealers.

It's designed to fit Harley-Davidson Baggers/Tourers for the 1997 to 2007 model year range, and features the same top-of-the-line layout and materials used with our initial Signature Seat, for 2008-2010 models (shown at left).

The Pro Tour Slammed seat (aka the Todd’s Cycle Signature Series seat) for earlier model Harley-Davidson Street Glides and other bagger models is now available. The seat is a “short nose” bagger saddle, so it works great on Street Glides and Road Kings, but can also be mounted to the Electra and Road Glide models as well.

Designed in collaboration with Todd Silicato, noted custom bike builder, and founder of Todd's Cycles of Huntington Beach, California, these seats are the ultimate low-profile, bagger seat that still combines proven Saddlemen comfort, support and great looks.

Specifically, the new version Slammed Tour Pro, (Saddlemen #11995), is built to fit FLHX & FLHTC models, while also fitting FLHTC, FLHR, FLTR and FLHT designations. They are designed to look best and mate with the center dash of the Street Glide and Road King, models, and they will also fit other "long-nose" Harley-Davidson Touring machines, but there will be a gap between the seat’s nose and the center dash. The seat will fit bikes fitted with, or without, saddlebag guards.

Saddlemen is proud to work with respected designers and builders like Todd, combining manufacturing experience, acclaimed style, and the knowledge of what riders need and want, to create the best seats possible. Look for more Saddlemen Signature Series Seats in the near future.

Whether for motorcyles off an assembly line, or the latest custom race bike, Saddlemen offers a wide range of top-of-the-line seats , as well as our expert customizing and refurbishing services. Along with seating solutions, our ever-expanding range of innovative motorcycle luggage provides great quality with unsurpassed value.

 

Huntersville, North Carolina Shop Hosts Party With Music, Prizes & Displays

Saddlemen's Gary Smith, our cross-country technical expert and customer service pro, will be at Easy Eddie's Motorcycle Service & Lounge in Huntersville, North Carolina this weekend, October 22nd through the 24th. Easy Eddie's is celebrating their 10th Anniversary with giant party on Saturday.

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As part of the event, Gary will be manning a Saddlemen product display in conjunction with the travelling Drag Specialties truck, run by one of our primary distributors. Saddlemen items will be available for purchase inside Easy Eddie's, as seen in the photo above.

As always, Gary will be available for information and to consult riders about Saddlemen seats and luggage.

Easy Eddie's is located at 12125 Statesville Road, (Highway 21), in Huntersville, right off Interstate 77. Their telephone number is (704) 875-2501.

Throughout the year, coast to coast, Saddlemen experts, like Gary, visit dealerships and rallies to show the riding public the excellent range of versatile products in our luggage and motorcycle seat lines. We invite you to come and say "hello," and let us show you the value and inventiveness that has made us a motorports leader.

 

A Special Thanks To Lloyd Brothers Racing On Their 2010 Season

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Saddlemen's president, Tom Seymour, is proud to congratulate everyone at Lloyd Brothers for their great year.

Here are a few words from Tom:

Mike and David Lloyd have made tremendous contribution to flattrack and Saddlemen acknowledges their special effort.

First, David and Mike’s participation was fueled purely by their passion for racing with no other ties or connection to the motorcycle industry.

Simply, they put in money, energy and time but received nothing in return except the joy of being involved in flattrack - the greatest racing sport on this planet.

They contributed significantly to dirt track racing, expecting nothing but a sense of job well done in return.

Their achievements were monumental. With a limited budget, a new team and a production bike never before raced on dirt, they won a GNC race, threatened to win at nearly every event they attended, brought Nicky Hayden and Ducati to the Indy Mile and nearly won the AMA championship – a bid principally derailed, literally, by a thrown chain.

 

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Their Ducati victory was the first time in 29years that a readily available production engine won a Grand National Twins race. Limited production, flat track race-only Honda RS750 and Harley-Davidson XR750s had won every other GNC Twins National since 1981.

Of course, it is also appropriate to also recognize their team, especially lead rider Joe Kopp – a true gentleman and racing icon.

Other members included: riders Larry Pegram and Aaron King, crew members David Gamble, Kevin Atherton, Rob Kopp and Dave Weaver.

They achieved much with little except their passion. Their involvement has enriched our chosen sport.

Mike and David Lloyd, thank you for being a part of our sport!

 

Whether for motorcycles off an assembly line, or the latest custom race bike, Saddlemen offers a wide range of top-of-the-line seats , as well as our expert customizing and refurbishing services. Along with seating solutions, our ever-expanding range of innovative motorcycle luggage provides great quality with unsurpassed value.

 

Vintage 1913 Bike Completes Two-Week, Cross-Country Endurance Run

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Saddlemen congratulate Mike Vils on his completion of this year's Cannonball Motorcycle Endurance Run, riding a beautifully maintained 1913 Excelsior motorcycle. We are also proud that Mike made his coast-to-coast trek with a Saddlemen seat, and using Saddlemen luggage.

Starting on Friday, September 10th, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, 45 pre-1916 motorcycles set off on a two-week rally across the nation, with 37 riders and machines completing the trip 16 days later in Santa Monica, California. The course ran just under 3,300 miles.

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Above: Mike with his Excelsior during a stop near Flagstaff, Arizona. Photo courtesy of friend-of-Saddlemen Nick Trumbo.

We plan to post an interview with Mike about the rally, and his interest in vintage motorcycles, in the near future.

Whether for motorcyles nearly a century old, or for the latest new bike off the assembly line, Saddlemen offers a wide range of top-of-the-line seats , as well as our expert customizing and refurbishing services. Along with seating solutions, our ever-expanding range of innovative motorcycle luggage provides great quality with unsurpassed value.

 

"Slammed Pro Tour" For 1997-2007 Harley-Davidson Touring Models Nears Release

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During the next few weeks, a new version of our Slammed Pro Tour Seat will be available for purchase.

This saddle is designed to fit Harley-Davidson Baggers/Tourers for the 1997 to 2007 model year range, and features the same top-of-the-line layout and materials used with our initial Signature Seat, for 2008-2010 models (shown at left).

Designed in collaboration with Todd Silicato, noted custom bike builder, and founder of Todd's Cycles of Huntington Beach, California, these seats are the ultimate low-profile, bagger seat that still provides acceptable comfort, support and riding endurance for touring.

Specifically, the new version Slammed Tour Pro is built to fit FLHX & FLHTC models, while also fitting FLHTC, FLHR, FLTR and FLHT designations. They are designed to look best and mate with the center dash of the Street Glide and Road King, models, and they will also fit other Harley-Davidson Touring machines, but there will be a gap between the seat’s nose and the center dash. The seat will fit bikes fitted with, or without, saddlebag guards.

Saddlemen is proud to work with respected designers and builders like Todd, combining manufacturing experience, acclaimed style, and the knowledge of what riders need and want, to create the best seats possible.