We're At Salem Harley-Davidson For The Big Weekend Rally, With A Northwest Flair

Running this weekend, from Thursday, July 14th through Sunday, July 17th, we'll be at Oregon's Salem Harley-Davidson for the big "Good Vibrations" motorcycle rally and charity event, going on in the Salem and Keizer area. The weekend offers a wide range of activities, from NHRA racing, live music, winery visits and a parade and poker run.

Gary Smith will be representing Saddlemen at Salem H-D, demonstrating our product line of motorcycle seats and luggage, and available for expert insight on choosing the right Saddlemen gear, along with helpful hints and installation advice. We're there with the well-known Drag Specialties truck, and their traveling aftermarket products display, featuring elite aftermarket manufacturers.

Salem Harley-Davidson is located just off Interstate 5. Their address 3601 Silverton Road N.E., in Salem. Their telephone number is (503) 363-0634.

Saddlemen is excited to be at the second "Good Vibrations" rally, and we hope to meet plenty of Northwestern riders. We travel the country throughout the year to the biggest events, so that we can stay in touch with the riding public, and let everyone see the great quality and value of our products. Keep an eye out for us the rest of the summer, and into the fall.

 

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"

Heritage HD Customers

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.

 

Heritage Harley Davidson

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.

 

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!

 

Asheboro Dealership Hosts Celebration Honoring Major Milestone

This weekend, Friday, May 27th and Saturday, May 28th, Saddlemen's travelling product ambassador, Gary Smith, will be at the big 50th Anniversary Open House at Cox's Harley-Davidson, in Asheboro. He'll be offering product demonstrations and advice as part of Drag Specialties travelling display of aftermarket motorcycle gear.

The anniversary party will run Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cox's Harley-Davidson is located near Interstate 73 and 74, at 2795 NC Highway 134, in Asheboro. Their telephone number is (336) 626-2416.

Besides all the festivities, there will be a wide selection of Saddlemen luggage available for purchase to take home.

Gary looks forward to meeting with local riders and showing them the great value and features Saddlemen has to offer. Saddlemen representatives travel coast-to-coast throughout the year at rallies, dealerships, and events like Cox's Harley-Davidson's golden anniversary celebration. We appreciate the opportunity to meet the riding public, and let them know about our products.

 

Clovis, California Motorcycle Racing Museum Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Saddlemen's founder and president, Tom Seymour recently travelled up north for the Dan Rouit Flat Track Museum's big 20th Anniversary Open House, in Clovis, California.

Besides all the great times that are standard for an outstanding event like this, Tom also got to be there when Dan Rouit was informed of his invitation for induction into the Trailblazers' Hall of Fame next year. Seen above, left: Saddlemen's Tom Seymour with Dan Rouit, and at right, film maker Peter Starr presenting an autographed book to Dan, for the museum.

For more images (including lots of excellent shots of vintage racing bikes) and complete coverage of the Open House, we suggest checking out this posting at www.todayscyclecoverage.com for the full story and content.

Saddlemen has been connected with motorcycle racing from the very beginning. We were founded by race fans, and still proudly sponsor racers, races and race-related events. It's in the fabric of what we do.

 

Our Traveling Product Ambassador Visits South Bend's McDaniel's Harley-Davidson

Saddlemen's expert "road warrior", Gary Smith recently spent a couple of days mid-month at McDaniel's Harley-Davidon, in conjunction with the traveling manufacturers display run by Drag Specialties, one of the major distributors that provide Saddlemen products to retailers.

Gary reports a great response. It was a great opportunity to meet the area's riders and show them the features and advantages of Saddlemen gear.

Above, at McDaniel's Harley-Davidson, from left to right: Jeff Myers, of Drag Specialties; McDaniel's Harley-Davidson Vice-President, Scott McDaniel; dealership owner Anna May McDaniel; and Samantha Bennet, a niece of the McDaniels, and driver of the 1/8-mile dragster seen above; along with Saddlemen's own Gary Smith.

Our thanks go out to the ownership and staff at McDaniel's H-D for being excellent hosts. We'd also like to thank the representatives and crew from the Drag Specialties truck for all their great work, making demonstrations and events like this possible. The chance to talk with the motorcycling public, nationwide, and introduce them to our products is an incredible opportunity.