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.
Des Moines' Big Barn Harley-Davidson Hosts Weekend Event
This Friday and Saturday, June 17th and 18th, Gary Smith, Saddlemen's "road warrior" product expert, will be at Big Barn Harley-Davidson, for their Spring Open House. He'll be there in conjunction with a visit by the Drag Specialties traveling aftermarket manufacturers display.
Gary will be available to demonstrate our products and provide his top-notch advise to riders. There will be plenty of popular Saddlemen gear inside Big Barn for purchase. Gary can help buyers make the perfect choice to fit their riding needs and personal style.
Big Barn Harley-Davidson is located at 81 N.W. 49th Place, in Des Moines, just off the highway, near the junction of Interstate 35 and Interstate 80. Their telephone number is (515) 265-4444.
This a return visit for us to Big Barn H-D, and we look forward to meeting new area riders, along with catching up with folks we've met before. We encourage you to see Gary - his experience and wealth of knowledge are great resources for bike owners of all levels.
Recent Wins Put Saddlemen-Sponsored Rider Into The Lead In Flat Track Racing's Grand National Championship Field
Saddlemen racer Jared Mees nailed another win on his Rogers Lake Racing/Blue Springs Harley-Davidson XR750 at Hartford Motor Speedway’s first-ever half-mile flat-track race of the AMA Harley-Davidson Grand National Championship in Hartford, Michigan on June 11th.
It was just two weeks ago when Mees, the 2009 AMA Pro Twins Champion, won the historic Springfield Mile. He also came within one spot of making history by almost winning the famous Springfield TT national on his Honda CRF450. With his victory at Hanford he sits firmly on top of the Twin series point tally with a 14 point margin and is in a pitched Grand National Championship battle with series leader Sammy Halbert and fellow racer Jake Johnson.
With this win and regional short track wins during the off week, Mees is reaffirming his strengths as an all-around racer. Certainly, with national wins on mile and half-mile tracks and a second on the TT within the last three weeks he’s proving to be a force to be reckoned with regardless of the distance or machinery.
In the main event Mees, beat runner up Kenny Coolbeth by a tick over three seconds – quite a distance in the hotly contested event. Meese is now on tap to buy dinner for Saddlemen President Tom Seymour (who is arguably Jared’s biggest supporter) by winning the night’s points-paying Dash-for-Cash over the Kawasaki of Johnny Lewis.
For more information on Jared Mees and the other racers who battle in the AMA Pro Flat Track Grand National Championship, visit the AMA Flat Track Home Page. For specific news about Saddlemen supported racers and events, visit our website's Racing Section.
Come See Us Saturday For The "Heritage Harley Day" Event In Lisle, Illinois
This Saturday, June 11th, Saddlemen's travelling product ambassador, Gary Smith, will be at Chicago area Heritage Harley-Davidson, as part of the traveling manufacturers display run by Drag Specialties, the big distributor that provides "V-Twin" related aftermarket products (including Saddlemen) to retailers nationwide.
Gary will be manning our display, and will be available to provide his expert knowledge and years of experience with our product line. He's our go-to guy when it comes to matching riders with the perfect Saddlemen item to fit their needs and style. There will be lots of Saddlemen gear available inside Heritage H-D to purchase. We know it will be popular - it always is.
Heritage Harley-Davidson is located at 2595 Ogden Avenue, in Lisle, Illinois, just south of the Interstate 88 Tollway. Their telephone number is (630) 420-1942.
We look forward to the chance to meet Chicago-area riders, and let them see the style, features and value that make Saddlemen a leader. Gary, and other Saddlemen representatives will continue to travel the country, year-round. Keep an eye out for us!
Gooichi Motorsport's Purple Honda Featured In Super Streetbike Magazine
Saddlemen was pleased to build a custom sport bike seat for this top-notch 2008 CBR project.
From the striking to the subtle, Saddlemen's custom bike seats have been a cornerstone of our business since our founding. Great looks are always combined with excellent materials and years of design experience. Whether for a show bike, a high-adventure machine, a weekend cruiser or a commuter, Saddlemen can create the perfect combination of style and ride-enhancing, comfortable performance.