An Excellent Example Of Our Craft
Recently our seat makers got the opportunity to build a custom seat for Jim Grant, owner and publisher of FlattrackWorld.com. Jim was kind enough to send us this photo of the seat, now installed on this great looking track machine.
Working from our tried-and-true Flat Track racing saddle design, our crafts people gave it a tough, durable and stylish "carbon-fiber" vinyl cover, with custom embroidery.
Custom seat design and tailoring has been a cornerstone of Saddlemen's work since our founding. To see more examples and information, check out our custom seat section. Our customer service staff is ready to help to create the perfect seat to meet the performance and style demands of any rider.
J&L Harley-Davidson Hosts Saddlemen During Big Four-Day Event
This weekend, starting on Thursday, July 7th and running through Sunday, July 10th, Saddlemen will be at J&L Harley-Davidson in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in conjunction with the big "Hot Harley Nights" annual charity event.
Our travelling product expert, "Road Warrior" Gary Smith will be on hand to demonstrate Saddlemen items and offer top-notch advice before and after purchases. J&L Harley-Davidson is a BIG seller of Saddlemen gear, so there will be plenty of selection available.
J&L Harley-Davidson is located near the intersection of Interstate 90 and Interstate 29, just off exit 83 on I-29. Their address is 2601 W. 60th St., North, in Sioux Falls. Their telephone number is (605) 334-2721.
We are always pleased to be able to be a part of great events (especially charity events) like "Hot Harley Nights." It's an excellent chance to meet with the riding public and show how our products can make their ride better and more enjoyable. And it's a great chance to be a part of an effort that shows the spirit of the people we make Saddlemen gear for.
Annual Celebration At Giant Aftermarket Parts And Accessories Superstore's Anamosa Headquarters
This Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th, Saddlemen representatives will be on hand at J&P Cycles' Anamosa, Iowa world headquarters for their big annual Open House. We're there as part of the the Drag Specialties traveling aftermarket products display, along with over 80 other invited manufacturers.
Our experts, including our trusted product "guru" Gary Smith will be available for demonstrations and consultation to match riders with the best Saddlemen item for their style and needs. And if there is a perfect location to find the widest range of merchandise for your bike, (especially Saddlemen items!), then J&P has got to be it!
J&P Cycles' headquarters is located at 13225 Circle Drive in Anamosa, Iowa. They're just off of Highway 151, on the north end of town. Anamosa is situated roughly half-way between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque. Their toll-free telephone number is (800) 318-4823.
We look forward to seeing a great crowd at the J&P Open House. Events like this are an excellent opportunity to meet the people the riding public, not only to show off the great value and features of Saddlemen products, but also to learn more about what riders need and want to improve their experience while on the road. See you there!
Our Riders Leave The Cars At Home
Recently, Saddlemen held a "Ride To Work Day," for our staff to commute on their motorcycles. Quite a range of machines showed up: baggers to sport bikes; Harleys and imports; brand-new, out-of-the-showroom models alongside vintage custom-project rebuilds.
Riders form the cornerstone of Saddlemen's people. From ownership and management, to R&D and engineering, customer service and sales, and out onto the factory floor, riders - who bring their experience and enthusiasm - are at the core of what we are about.
Our company's riding experience, and our love of motorsports, helps us to produce seats, luggage and other accessories with an eye for function, usefulness, ergonomics, as well as value. When you buy Saddlemen, you buy knowing riders are involved in every step of development of our product line.
A Great Time At "Heritage Harley Day"
This past Saturday, June 11th, our "road warrior" product expert, Gary Smith, was on hand at Heritage Harley-Davidson, with the traveling Drag Specialties display truck. Gary got to meet and show off Saddlemen gear to lots of area riders. At left is Bill Thorn, owner of a new BR1800 back seat and sissy bar bag, pictured with friend David Weller.
During his years on the front lines of customer service, Gary has assisted thousands of Saddlemen owners with installation and usage questions. His words of wisdom can help avoid problems and supply hints for getting the most out of our gear. For example, with our Back Seat & Sissy Bar Bags, like shown here, Gary has a couple of recommendations, "When installing any of our bags, always be sure to keep the mounting straps clear of the exhaust and wheels. Also, on the mounting straps for the sissy bar bags - they do not have to be pulled REALLY tight. It's best to leave a little slack in the strap."
Our thanks go out to our hosts at Lisle, Illinois' Heritage Harley-Davidson for putting on a great event.
Watch for Saddlemen appearances at rallies and bike shop events across the country, throughout the year. We believe the first hand product demonstrations and customer feedback we get from the riding public at events like "Heritage Harley Day" are an amazing resource, and an opportunity to "read the pulse" of the community we gear the Saddlemen line to serve.