Joker Machine’s Modified Speedway Bike Looks To Break 30-Year-Old Record

Saddlemen Equips Joker Machine's Modified Speedway Bike

The Joker Machine / Cody Racing / JRM Bonneville Bike will be competing at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trails August 30th through September 3rd at the Bonneville Salt Flats. This is an AMA & FIM Sanctioned event. Billy Hamill will be the rider, running in the MODIFIED ALTERED FUEL 500 CLASS M-AF. The AMA record for this class is a 145.22 set in 1978 on a Yamaha.

Saddlemen is proud to have provided a custom-made seat for this machine, and hopes to add another speed record sponsorship to our legacy.

The Joker Machine team has posted this Youtube video of recent test runs at a California dry lake bed. By the looks of things, the record is well in reach…

Saddlemen Equips Joker Machine's Modified Speedway Bike

 

Versa-Mount Under-Seat Yoke and Harness Mounting System

Versa-Mount Under-Seat Yoke and Harness Mounting System

Model: 3550-0117

Suggested Retail Price: $24.95

The easy-to-use Versa-Mount yoke and harness system fits under the passenger area of two-up seats, allowing the attachment of a sissy bar bag, rack bag or seat bag to a motorcycle without the use of a sissy bar or rack. The two-piece construction enables the yoke to be adjusted to fit a variety of passenger area seat widths and includes a one-inch-wide security strap and D-rings to insure that luggage will stay put on almost any motorcycle with a one-piece, two-up seat.

Versa-Mount Under-Seat Yoke and Harness Mounting System

  • Easy to install and easy to remove
  • Attaches to almost any bike in seconds
  • Adjustable straps feature chromed, spring loaded hooks
  • Can be used with many types of luggage
  • No sissy bar or rack necessary
  • Considerably adds to the amount of potential luggage a bike can carry without modification
  • Matching luggage available

Available soon through Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited at dealerships nationwide, and at saddlemen.com

Versa-Mount Under-Seat Yoke and Harness Mounting System

A downloadable, printable version of the Versa-Mount instruction sheet is available in Adobe Acrobat PDF format at this link.

 

We Are There To Celebrate The Big Illinois Dealership’s Eighth Anniversary

Chi-Town Harley-Davidson

Saddlemen’s Gary Smith visited Chi-Town Harley-Davidson in Tinley Park, Illinois for their August 15th Eighth Birthday Party. Shown above, left to right, are Jeff Derge, Regional Sales Manager for Drag Specialties; George Tragos, owner and president of Chi-Town HD; Mark Hiel of Drag Specialties; and our own Gary Smith.

Chi-Town Harley-Davidson

The Chicago spirit is definately strong at Chi-Town Harley-Davidson.  Above the main entrance The Blues Brothers are quite prominent.  We’re wondering if that bike is officially a Blues Bagger?

Chi-Town Harley-Davidson

We at Saddlemen were glad we could be there to enjoy the festivities along with demonstrating and selling lots of our luggage, and want pass along our congratulations, thanks, and best wishes for the future to everyone at Chi-Town Harley-Davidson.

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.

 

Saddlemen’s Custom Motorcycle
Exhibit Proves A Popular Attraction

A photo gallery of the great machines, artistry and design ideas we had the pleasure to show the public during the Orange County Fair…

The Bikes of Orange County - Tom Seymour's Chopper

Saddlemen President Tom Seymour’s personal chopper, with custom-made saddlebags and seat.

The Bikes of the Orange County Fair - Exile Cycles

The wide-tired trike on the left and the blacked-out big twin street-fighter at the right are creations of Exile Cycles.

The Bike of the Orange County Fair - Freedom Cycles

The metal work and craftsmanship put into this bike from Freedom Cycles – Orange County is in plain sight on this low-sitting, unpainted machine.

The Bikes of the Orange Couty Fair - Huntington Beach Hogs

This finely painted and detailed bagger comes from award-winning local builders, Huntington Beach Hogs .

The Bikes of the Orange County Fair - HBMC

Blue paint and treated metal (including engine sections) set the theme for this memorable HBMC creation.

The Bikes of the Orange County Fair - LA ChopRods

From LA ChopRodsPoco Grasso, this lean design with a dark copper metallic sparkled finish.

The Bikes of the Orange County Fair - Matt Hotch

From Discovery Channel “Biker Build-Off” winner Matt Hotch these flowing lines and contours stand out on this sleek design.

The Bike of the Orange County Fair - Mitch Bergeron

This stand-out green customized Dyna was built by Mitch Bergeron Customs design.

The Bikes of the Orange County Fair - Roland Sands

Cafe anyone? There’s no shortage of visual interest with this design by Roland Sands from RSD.

The Bikes of the Orange County Fair - Russ Wernimont

An eye-catching red bagger from Russ Wernimont at RWD.

The Bikes of the Orange County Fair - Todd's Cycle

There’s personality to spare on this Sportster based black-and-white Todd’s Cycle custom machine.

The Bikes of the Orange County Fair - Todd's Cycle

Also from Todd’s Cycle this 147 hp, super lightweight drag bike is faster than your average Harley.

The Bikes of the Orange County Fair

On a more traditional county fair “hog” related note, this little porker was a nearby neighbor to our exhibit, and a bit of a temporary mascot. We hope he was an award winner, and turns out to be a proud parent for years to come, as opposed to gracing the refrigerated section of one of our fine local supermarkets…

 

Saddlemen Luggage Lines Prove Big Sellers At Motorcycling’s Biggest Event

Another Successful Sturgis Rally for Saddlemen

Again this summer, Saddlemen continued its strong yearly showing at the Sturgis Rally, selling and installing our motorcycle luggage at two locations: J&P Cycles in Sturgis, and at Black Hills Harley-Davidson in Rapid City.

Another Successful Sturgis Rally for Saddlemen

Our sales and customer service representatives got a chance to meet riders from across the continent, and show off the style and features of our popular luggage lines. Above, our “Engineer Bill” helps explain the installation and use of our versatile new BR3400 Sissy Bar and Back Seat Bag. Other big sellers were our BR4100 Back Seat Bag (center) and our range of Sissy Bar Bags. Below, from one of our roadside displays, are riders putting on their new Saddlemen luggage, a sissy bar bag, and our TR3300DE Deluxe Rack Bag.

Another Successful Sturgis Rally for Saddlemen

Another Successful Sturgis Rally for Saddlemen

Another Successful Sturgis Rally for Saddlemen

Another Successful Sturgis Rally for Saddlemen

Sturgis is also a great opportunity to hit the open road and do some sightseeing. Our guys got the chance to visit Mount Rushmore, and experience a major (golf ball sized) hail storm… It is the Northern Plains, after all.

Another Successful Sturgis Rally for Saddlemen

Our thanks to Black Hills Harley-Davidson/Buell, and to the Sturgis location of J & P Cycles.

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.

 

Saddlemen displays and products are available to purchase in both Sturgis, and just up the road in Rapid City through the end of the Sturgis Rally on Sunday, August 9th.

Saddlemen’s Gary Smith is running the Saddlemen booth at Black Hills Harley Davidson, 2820 Harley Drive, in nearby Rapid City. Gary will be there from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily through Sunday, with a wide variety of Saddlemen product available, and years of experience to offer. For more information, check their website: Black Hills Harley-Davidson/Buell, or call (605) 342-9362

Saddlemen’s Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, is at the Saddlemen display at J&P Cycles, 1650 Lazelle Street, in Sturgis. Stan will be there from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily, through August 9th, to answer questions and offer advice, and with Saddlemen items available for purchase. For more information, see the J&P Cycles website: J & P Cycles – Sturgis, South Dakota – (605) 720-0800.

Saddlemen at the Orange County Fair

Saddlemen’s display of 14 top-of-the-line custom motorcycle display at the O.C. Fair in Costa Mesa, California, ends Sunday August 9th. Fair hours are noon to midnight, Wednesdays though Fridays and 10:00 a.m. to midnight, Saturdays and Sundays. We’re located in Building 46, near the “Action Sports” area and raceway, in the northeast corner of the fairgrounds.

For general information regarding the Orange County Fair, CLICK HERE.

For driving directions, CLICK HERE, and for a road map, CLICK HERE.

 

Stan Alicki of Saddlemen introducing Saddlebag Chaps

Our friends at J&P Cycles have placed videos on their website featuring Saddlemen’s own Stan Alicki introducing and showing how to install our new, popular Saddlebag Chaps, with and without our versatile bag attachments.

Saddlemen Saddlebag Chaps

Stan’s overview and introduction for our Bagger Chaps can be seen HERE at J&P’s “Manufacturers” video content page, or HERE with a direct link.

A helpful, step-by-step how-to video with Stan can be seen in the “Tech Tips” section of J&P’s site, HERE, or HERE for a direct link.

For an online description and overview of our Saddlebag Chaps lid covers, Saddlemen part number 3501-0453, CLICK HERE, and to link to the description for our chap and external bag combination, part number 3501-0454, CLICK HERE.

 

William and Gerlide D. Deluxe Sissy Bar Bag

After using our S2600 Deluxe Sissy Bar Bag on two European road trips, Saddlemen customers William and Gerlide D. emailed us complimenting our bag’s design and value. “I must admit I was thoroughly impressed with the quality of your product… The contents of the bag stayed dry through heavy rain. After many miles the bag has retained its shape and great looks.”

Saddlemen S2600 Deluxe Sissy Bar Bag

“I have owned other brands of bags that were not up to the standard that you have set… I am looking forward to many more trips and miles with your fantastic product. Thank you again for a great product at a great price. I will recommend Saddlemen to everyone I can.”

Saddlemen Deluxe Sissy Bar Bag on European Road Tour

William and Gerlide also sent along some “postcard” photos from their tours, as they traveled through Germany, Italy and the Czech Republic, visiting places like Venice, Pisa and the Alps…

Saddlemen Deluxe Sissy Bar Bag on European Road Trip

Saddlemen Deluxe Sissy Bar Bag on European Road Trip

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: Saddlemen Feedback and Testimonials