Older Items Available At Big Discounts

Discontinued from our SaddleStow and Saddlemen Express luggage catalogs, this selection of Saddlemen inventory is offered at deep discounts for clearance. These are new, unused, factory-fresh pieces of quality Saddlemen lines that are no longer produced. Only limited quantities are left. These are NOT used items or “seconds.”

Our clearance items are our Back Rest Bag, our SaddleStow Desperado Saddlebags, our Montana Jr. Bag and our Saddlemen Express™ Large Tool Bag.

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Saddlemen Back Rest Bag Saddlemen SaddleStow Desperado Saddlebags Saddlemen Montana Jr. Bag Saddlemen Express™ Large Tool Bag

These are final closeouts – all sales will be final, with no exchanges or returns.

We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding (and travel in general) more enjoyable.

 

Luggage Designed For Ultra-Usefulness… Whether On A Motorcycle Or Off

One of our best reviewed and most versatile pieces in our “SaddleStow” luggage line is our feature-filled Roller Sissy Bar Bag.

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Saddlemen SDP2600 Roller Sissy Bar Bag - Top carry handle, backpack straps and shoulder strap for easy toting off bike Saddlemen SDP2600 Roller Sissy Bar Bag - Rigid construction holds bag shape even when empty Saddlemen SDP2600 Roller Sissy Bar Bag - Top cargo straps for attaching Saddlemen roll bag (sold seperately) or for strapping down jacket, rain gear, etc. Saddlemen SDP2600 Roller Sissy Bar Bag - Fully adjustable sissy bar mounting system

SaddleStow SDP2600 Roller Sissy Bar Bag:

Smooth rolling wheels (typical rollers shown below) and retractable handle (as shown above) make this bag perfect for airline travel

Saddlemen SDP2600 Roller Sissy Bar Bag - Smooth rolling wheels and retractable handle make this bag perfect for airline travel.

  • Brand new, fully adjustable sissy bar mounting system goes on in seconds over any size and style sissy bar pad; once adjusted for your size pad, you never need to adjust again
  • Rigid construction holds bag shape even when empty
  • Top carry handle, backpack straps and shoulder strap for easy toting off bike
  • Top cargo straps for attaching Saddlemen roll bag or strapping down jacket, rain gear, etc.
  • Top pocket office organizer and lockable zipper pulls
  • Constructed of UV/water/weather-resistant 1200 denier Saddle Tuff™ & leather-like panels

Dimensions: 18″ W x 21″ H x 11.5″ D; measures 2,600 cubic inches

We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding (and travel in general) more enjoyable.

 

Saddlemen-Sponsored Racer’s Post-Pomona Newsletter And Comments

Jared Mees - Saddlemen Flat Track Racing

Jared Mees, with his new “#1″ plate on the podium at Pomona.

Saddlemen and Saddlemen Racing take pride in sponsoring professional flat track racer Jared Mees, who secured his first AMA Grand National Twins championship in the final race of the season on the 5/8-mile dirt oval at the Pomona Fairplex.

Jared’s own post-race and postseason report can be read online here, on our site.

We’ve also posted a full-page printer quality version of the photo at left for downloading – use this link.

 

Benefits Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Friends of Saddlemen from the Orange County Dualies Motorcycle Club are inaugurating a great charity event. Check out the details of this Glenn Helen to Arrowhead ride, provided by the organizers below:

The inaugural “RIDE THE MOUNTAIN WITH MALCOLM SMITH” Dual Sport & Adventure Ride is coming up quickly on Sunday, November 15th and there are still spots available for the ride that has something for everyone.

Start your day off with Malcolm and his friends as they enjoy a pancake breakfast presented by the Orange County Dualies motorcycle club (www.dualies.com) with voluntary donations going to the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (www.pbtfus.org) (Yours truly will be flipping pancakes!). Then it’s time to saddle up and ride the San Bernardino National Forest trails that helped make him an off-road legend and star of the famous motorcycling movie – ON ANY SUNDAY.

The ride’s basic route contains fun trails and roads that is challenging, yet can be ridden by most riders without any difficulty. Adventure class riders will especially enjoy the challenge of this ride, as will entry level riders as the roll chart has been developed to call out information route information. All of the ride’s routes contain great vistas with plenty for room and time for you to enjoy the day.

In keeping with the NO WIMPS tradition, Malcolm himself, along with son Alexander Smith and SOBOBA Trail Ride promoter Bob Graziano, laid out aggressive hard sections for riders ready to accept a “A-Level Enduro Rider Only” challenge. Better bring your bike in top shape and your skills in full working order!

With the weather cooling and moisture coming into the mountains the riding conditions will never be better. Click on www.sobobarides.com for more ride information and an entry form.

We’ll see you out there on the trail.

The Soboba Rides Team

We at Saddlemen are happy to pass along information for worthy events, such as this charity ride, and wish everyone a fun, safe and successful run!

 

Group Takes In Southern California Sights

Several Saddlemen staffers, including Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, recently got together with friends for a Sunday day trip up to Ventura, California. It was a great chance to test some Saddlemen seats, visit a major area dealership, and to simply enjoy the open roads.

Sunset Blvd.

Starting out at their homes in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, the group met and headed north, leaving Interstate 405 and taking the winding, up-scale, residential western end of Sunset Boulevard (seen above) to Santa Monica, and the coast. Then, it was up the shoreline on Pacific Coast Highway, through Malibu, on to Ventura County.

Ventura

In Ventura County, they stopped off and paid a visit to the good folks at Ventura Harley-Davidson, in Camarillo, (above), and then enjoyed more of the day touring around the hills and agricultural valleys of this area north of L.A. (below).

Ventura

The trip proved to be a lot of fun, and gave our Saddlemen engineering, customer service and sales people some valuable insights into new product ideas and materials.

 

Pomona Race Secures Championship For Saddlemen-Sponsored Racer

Jared Mees congratulations

Jared Mees, receiving his new “#1″ plate on the podium in Pomona (left) , and congratulated by Saddlemen (and Saddlemen Racing) president Tom Seymour(right).

Jared Mees Race Start

Jared, #21, at the pole position, readies for the season’s final race.

Jared Mees secured his first AMA Grand National Twins championship by placing fifth in the final race of the season on the 5/8-mile dirt oval at the Pomona Fairplex.

Jared Mees at The Pomona Track

The Pomona track, Saturday afternoon, shortly before the start of the evening’s races.

Henry Wiles won the race on a Harley-Davidson XR-750.

Jared had to transfer from a semi-final heat after he placed fifth in the third heat race. But once in the main, he only needed to place eighth or better to hold his points lead over the two other racers still in strong contention for the championship, Bryan Smith and three-time defending champion, Saddlemen-sponsored Harley-Davidson Screamin’ Eagle factory rider Kenny Coolbeth.

Smith led early in the race but dropped out on lap 10 with a mechanical failure. Coolbeth finished second, 2.9 seconds behind Wiles. The win was the first for Wiles as a Grand National Twins rider. Saddlemen-sponsored Sammy Halbert finished third on a Harley-Davidson XR-750.

“I just couldn’t get the motorcycle working right in the first heat,” said Mees. “We adjusted the suspension and then I felt great in the semi. I think if we were starting on the first row for the main I had a chance to run up front, but once I saw Smith drop out I knew I didn’t have to kill myself, just bring it home for the championship.”

Jared Mees becomes the first champion in the long history of the Grand National series to claim the title without winning a race during the season. Mees finished second three times and was third twice, and never finished worse than eighth place in nine Twins events. Mees has won six Grand National Twins races since he was named the Ricky Graham Rookie of the Year following the 2004 season. Mees finished second in the Grand National Twins championship standings to Coolbeth in 2006 and 2007.

Mees wrapped up the 2009 AMA Grand National Twins season with 142 points and a nine-point lead over Coolbeth, who earned 133 points. Halbert finished third with 125 points. Smith was fourth with 119 points, followed by Kopp with 117 points.

Jared Mees Fans

Jared signing posters and photos, and at right, Mees fans celebrating his championship.

Jared Mees Congratulations

Jared, surrounded by sponsors, officials and team members, with his newly-earned #1 plate, and getting a “thumbs up” from Saddlemen’s Annie Seymour.

Our thanks to Jennifer Gruber from Harley-Davidson for an excellent, informative press release that helped in creating this posting.

 

Our Technology And Craftsmanship Combine For Excellent Riding Comfort And Off Road Performance

Saddlemen Dual Sport Seats

Saddlemen Dual Sport Seats

As we get deeper into fall and approaching winter… Although most of the continent is no longer in prime touring and cruising season, many areas, and especially the Southwest, are at the height of off-roading time.

Saddlemen Dual Sport Seats

The seats for Suzuki machines seen above are being produced on our California factory floor, and are awaiting covers. In this image, our special “Black Magic” foam is visible, along with our famed, pioneering SaddleGel inserts.

Saddlemen makes seats and replacement “seat kit” foam-and-cover combinations as well as replacement “SaddleSkins” seat covers for a wide range of dual-sport machines. They can be ordered directly from Saddlemen by telephone, or online, or through the nationwide network of dealers that work with Part Unlimited, a major distributor of products for “metric” motorcycles.

We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding (whether on the road or off) more enjoyable.

 

Westminster H-D’s New Model Year Demonstration Features Saddlemen Seats

Westminster Harley-Davidson

Westminster Harley-Davidson

Over the weekend of October 16th and 17th, Westminster Harley-Davidson in Orange County, California hosted a large test drive event for Harley bikes and trikes. Saddlemen’s Director of Sales, Stan Alicki got the chance to visit and meet the public. He was very pleased to see that a number of the 2010 H-D machines there were equipped with Saddlemen seats, as was the green machine (below) from Champion Trikes, an excellent local firm with products available at Westminster HD as well.

Westminster Harley-Davidson Trike

The entire 2010 Harley-Davidson lineup was represented, and test drives were available for qualified riders. On Saturday there was a band and a mobile Carl’s Jr. kitchen truck for hamburgers and sandwiches.

Saddlemen makes seats for a wide range of Harley models and are available through local H-D dealers, nationwide. Southern California riders can stop by Westminster Harley-Davidson and to see the new 2010 HDs and take a look at the new lineup from Saddlemen for 2010 as well.

We at Saddlemen were glad we could be there to enjoy the festivities, and want to thank the people at Westminster Harley-Davidson for their hospitality and support.

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.