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.

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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.

 

Gooichi Motorsport's Purple Honda Featured In Super Streetbike Magazine

The June 2011 issue of Super Streetbike Magazine focusses in on this Honda CBR1000rr, a custom build by Sam Morris of Gooichi Motorsports, in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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.

 

Bold Looking Saddle Made Especially For Manufacturer's Centennial Machine

Saddlemen builds a custom seat for Avon Motorcycle Tyres' 100th anniversary motorcycle

 

Saddlemen was privileged to provide a custom version of our Gel Channel style seat for the commemorative Avon Motorcycle Tyres 100th anniversary motorcycle.

This special custom-built 2011 Yamaha YZF R1 was equipped with numerous top-of-the-line aftermarket parts and accessories from manufacturers across the United States. It was unveiled at this year's Dealer Expo in Indianapolis in February, and will appear at events nationwide throughout the remainder of the year.

Avon Tyre Centennial Machine

Our custom seat features Saddlemen's latest structural design features and materials, and salutes Avon's British heritage with Union Jack highlights along with the company's logo.

At Saddlemen, we value opportunities like making the seat for the Avon Motorcycle Tyres centennial project. Our designers and technicians enjoy the challenges and chances for creativity that special builds offer. Custom seat work has been a cornerstone of our business since our founding. Maybe we can create a one-of-a-kind seat for you?

 

Article Shows Saddle Design In-Progress

Saddlemen is proud to have a custom-made seat featured as part of the current Hot Bike Magazine series of articles showing the transformation of a 2000 model year Harley-Davidson Sportster into a tribute to the 1977 XLRCR cafe racer.

Above: shown with the bike in progress, the article shows our craftsmen designing, fitting and tailoring the seat.

The editors of Hot Bike Magazine were kind enough to let us share the article online. It can be viewed here. Our thanks to the people at Hot Bike for letting us share this content from their April 2011 issue. A second installment will appear in their May issue, showing the completed project.

Custom seat work has been a tradition at Saddlemen since our founding. Our expert designers and technicians have decades of experience in creating the optimal seat for any machine and any riding style, combining our industry-leading materials and know-how.

 

Saddlemen Sponsors Mike Vils' 1913 Excelsior With Custom Seat & Luggage

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Saddlemen was proud to sponsor Mike Vils' restored 1913 Excelsior motorcycle on his successful completion of the 2010 Cannonball Run.

Mike rides his Excelsior more regularly than most people ride their modern bikes, but that's where he ran into some challenges. As it turns out, not many companies make luggage specifically designed for 1913 motorcycles - of any brand.

 

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In an effort to carry his gear across the United States, Mike visited our factory before the run to see what we might be able to do for him. Not surprisingly, we didn't have any specific-fit bags, but we were able to subtly modify some existing bags to fit and function perfectly.

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.

After his jaunt accross the nation, Mike stopped by Saddlemen HQ to show us how well his luggage held up on the road.

 

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Since it's founding in 1987, Saddlemen has been an enthusiastic sponsor of motorsports, and we are committed to continuing this tradition in all sorts of various ways; whether we're making bags for a vintage "Cannonballer," or making fork slider covers for an XR1200 flat track racer, Saddlemen is always supporting motorcycle racing and motorsports in all forms.

 

Los Angeles Area Bartels' Harley-Davidson Unveils Artist's Custom Painted V-Rod

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Recently, Saddlemen created a custom seat for a one-of-a-kind, uniquely painted V-Rod, produced by Southern California artist, Jack Armstrong. The premiere event was hosted by Bartels' Harley-Davidson of Marina Del Rey. Among the notable attendees was actor Lorenzo Lamas, and a number of celebrity motorcycle enthusiasts.

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For this high-profile project, the builders wanted an excellent seat. Saddlemen was pleased to create a top-of-the-line saddle, based on our proven seats for V-Rods, featuring our famous design sense and innovative construction and technologies.

We at Saddlemen enjoy creating unique motorcycle seats and luggage for the widest range of special projects. Custom work like this has been an important element in the growth and evolution of our product lines. We invite you to contact us about any custom project on the horizon.

 

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.

 

Refurbished Touring Seat For 1991 Machine Gets Enthusiastic Approval From Owner

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Saddlemen recently received an e-mail from satisfied customer Jim B., of Virginia. Jim had us refurbish and re-cover one of our Road Sofa touring seat packages, and sent comments and photos our way after he installed it on his GoldWing.

"The seat is simply amazing - the workmanship is second to none, the fit on the bike is superb (even better than the old, OEM factory seat) and the comfort is something that, unless you’ve tried it, you may never know how comfortable you could be over the one size fits all, factory molded vinyl seat.

 

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I think others may think the seat is an on the shelf item, but when they call to order like I did, then you learn that your company actually asks you questions in regards to your height & weight to make the seat an exact, ‘your size’ seat, that will fit & wear perfectly for years to come.

I ride my bike year-round unless it is icy out, so my bike is starting to get up there in mileage and some paint fade, but I can tell you my seat is perfect in fit & comfort and a real pleasure to enjoy while out on my ‘ol Wing.

Thanks again for the superb customer service and going beyond the distance to make sure everything was done correctly and professionally, and in a very timely manner.

Sincerely,

Jim"

 

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Our thanks to Jim for his feedback and continued patronage. We're pleased to know the seat works so well for you.

Whether producing a brand-new seat from one of our popular seat lines, or customizing or refurbishing, an existing seat, we at Saddlemen look forward to helping improve the riding experience of our customers. That's the cornerstone of our business. We hope we can improve your ride as well...

Positive Feedback On Recent Seat Modification For Suzuki SV1000

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Year after year, Saddlemen works with riders to improve existing seats, whether for rare, vintage, or the newest motorcycles. Recently, we modified the foam and recovered the stock seat for this 2003 Suzuki SV1000S owned by local customer Mike J.

Saddlemen's technicians and customer service staff are experts in making seats more comfortable, supportive and better looking. To see our work, and how it's done, click on our custom seat work page.

Please contact us to to answer any questions, or to get a quote. We look forward to proudly showing what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

Our Explorer Design Gets Adapted For Customer’s Triumph Thunderbird

Saddlemen Custom Seat for Triumph Thunderbird

Custom seat work has been a Saddlemen™ specialty since our founding. Recently, Walter R., of Bremen, Georgia, had us create an Explorer seat especially for his Triumph Thunderbird.

Saddlemen Custom Seat for Triumph Thunderbird

Walt e-mailed to let us know that he loves the new saddle, and sent us the images of his custom Explorer on his bike.

Click on the image at left to get a wider view.

For more information on our specialty seat work, CLICK HERE for our Custom Seat Page. Over the decades, our expert technicians have made seats for an impressive range of motorcycles, with a wide variety of cover materials and tailored structural modifications.

Our sales and customer service staff are experts at guiding customers through the process of creating a one-off saddle especially for their needs or preference. They can be reached at the telephone number and e-mail address below for consultation and quotes.

At Saddlemen, we take pride in our craftsmanship and experience in creating the perfect saddle for our custom seat customers.

 

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