Explorer Seat With Backrest Part Of Upgrade Project For 2005 Softail Deluxe
Saddlemen’s Explorer Seat with Driver Backrest was the choice for a comfortable, long-range, two-up touring saddle for one of Hot Bike Magazine’s editors. This revamped 2005 model Harley-Davidson Softail Deluxe is featured in the magazine’s October 2010 issue (Volume 42, Number 10), starting on page 68.
As described in the motorcycle seat section of our website: “The deep, wide contours of the Explorer™ makes this the perfect long distance saddle for both rider and passenger. The unique Split Cushion design reduces seating pressure for maximum long-range comfort. SaddleGel™ comes standard for both the driver and the passenger. SaddleGel™ reduces tail bone pressure and increases circulation…allowing you to ride longer. For your next trip of 10 or 10,000 miles, the Explorer™ is the comfort king by which all others must be judged!”
Industry insiders know the benefits of Saddlemen design and quality. We invite you to find out for yourselves. Whether with a new seat, a custom retrofit, or our wide range of motorcycle luggage, we at Saddlemen are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.
Major Iowa Dealership Hosts Manufacturers’ Displays
On Saturday, June 19th, our traveling sales and product information specialist, Gary Smith, was at Des Moines, Iowa’s Big Barn Harley-Davidson for their Big Spring Open House. Gary was representing Saddlemen as part of the Open House’s gathering of manufacturers’ representatives organized by one of our major distributors, Drag Specialities.
After helping them decide on the right sissy bar bag for their needs, and their bike, Gary took a few pictures of Jeff G. and Karen L., and his Harley-Davidson V-Rod. Gary said that Karen got the Saddlemen bag for Jeff as an early Christmas present.
Big Barn Harley-Davidson is located in Des Moines, right off of Interstate 80 near the merge with Interstate 35.
Our thanks go out to the folks at Big Barn for hosting a great event, and for showcasing Saddlemen products.
Saddlemen is proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. We are well represented, coast to coast, all through the year, by distributors such as Drag Specialties, and our own specialists, like Gary.
Michigan Dealer Hosts Distributor Display
Over Memorial Day weekend, Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson hosted the traveling promotional truck from motorsports product distributor Drag Specialties. Their display included a wide range of Saddlemen items, and the dealership also made sure plenty of Saddlemen gear was available for purchase. Our own roving sales and technical expert, Gary Smith was there as well, and reports plenty of interest in our products, and a top-notch presentation of Saddlemen luggage on motorcycles.
Gary took part in the Thursday night “Bike Nite” ride, and was available for questions and product advice on Friday.
Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson is located southwest of Grand Rapids, in Hudsonville, just off U.S. Interstate Highway 196.
Our thanks go out to the folks at Grand Rapids H-D for hosting the Drag Specialties truck, and for showcasing Saddlemen products.
Saddlemen is proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. We are well represented across country, throughout the year, by distributors such as Drag Specialties, and our own specialists, like Gary.
Saddlemen Visits Major Chicagoland Dealership’s Annual Celebration
Saddlemen’s traveling sales specialist, technical expert, and valued “road warrior,” Gary Smith was on hand on Saturday, May 22nd for Joliet, Illinois area Conrad Harley-Davidson’s big Spring Open House.
The sales folks at Conrad’s put out a large (and popular) Saddlemen luggage display, showing a wide, representative range of our products in cooperation with the traveling event truck from Drag Specialties, one of Saddlemen’s major distributors.
Gary was available for demonstrations and feedback, got to meet lots of riders and reports that Saddlemen items were selling great!
Conrad Harley-Davidson is located in the Joliet area, in Shorewood, Illinois, right off of U.S. Interstate Highway 55.
Our thanks go out to the owners and staff at Conrad’s for there hospitality and enthusiasm for Saddlemen products!
At Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. Keep an eye out for us across the country. We have representatives such as Gary touring across country throughout the year.
Major Wisconsin H-D Dealership Hosts Three-Day Weekend Rally
Recently, Saddlemen’s Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, paid a visit to Kutter Harley-Davidson, at their Janesville, Wisconsin location for their Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Rally, held over the weekend of May 7th-9th.
Besides the rally, the people at Kutter held an open house, and hosted the traveling Drag Specialties display truck.
Saddlemen congratulates Kutter Harley-Davidson on their silver anniversary, and wishes them many years of continued success.
At Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. Our knowledgable staff will be at dealerships, rallies and other events across the nation throughout the year.
Maryland’s Old Glory Harley-Davidson Host Bikes-And-Bands Event
On April 24th, Saddlemen paid a visit to Old Glory Harley-Davidson in Laurel, Maryland for their big Glory Days Rally. Big crowds showed up, and we were happy to see lots of interest and sales of Saddlemen products. (Above) Saddlemen’s Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, thanks a customer for the purchase of a BR3400 Back Seat & Sissy bar Bag at the big Saddlemen luggage display inside the dealership.
Another “thank you” goes out to the people at Drag Specialties, who featured a great looking Saddlemen display in their big pavillion tent (seen above, with Brian, parts manager there at Old Glory Harley-Davidson).
At Saddlemen we are proud to show what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding better. Our knowledgeable staff will be at dealerships, rallies and other events across the nation throughout the year.
Ailing Rider Gets Another Custom Saddlemen Seat For A Second Bagger
Last year, we had the chance to build a seat for Rick H. of Riverside, California. The aim was to help get Rick back riding comfortably and confidently while healing up from a severe tailbone injury. Our customer service staff and seat builders worked with him to construct an “Explorer” design saddle to meet his needs.
Rick got back to us within days, letting us know the seat worked great… “It is perfect!”
Recently, we were pleased to be able to make another Explorer seat for him, this time for his great looking red Road King Custom. This time we covered the seat with tan colored Saddlehyde, with the eye-catching results seen in the photos Rick sent to us.
Click the images above to see them at full size.
“Not only does it look incredible, it is very very comfortable,” Rick tells us.
“Thanks again for the personal attention.”
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High Desert H-D Retailer A Great Source For Saddlemen Products And Information
We recently received New Year’s greetings from a great Saddlemen retailer, Harley-Davidson of Victorville. Located high up in the desert country east of Los Angeles, H-D of Victorville sits right off major Interstate 15 at the Roy Rogers Drive exit.
Their Parts Manager, Lou Berg, is a knowledgeable long-time rider, and veteran of many years with Southern California area motorcycle dealerships. He’s quite familiar with the Saddlemen product line, and can help direct you to the right seat or luggage item for your needs and taste.
Dealerships and shops like Harley-Davidson of Victorville, and people like Lou are key to helping the riding public learn about the quality and value of Saddlemen motorcycle seats and luggage. We gladly direct attention their way, and give them a big “thank you” for the great job they do representing us across North America.
Whether you cruise across long stretches of open desert highway, or commute around town, Saddlemen has products to help.
We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.
Retailer Tries Our King Seat – Back Pain And Discomfort Left Behind
Dan Ludwig, owner of OneStopMoto.com sells lots of Saddlemen seats and luggage. After hearing all the positive comments about our saddles, he decided to give our King Seat a try on his Harley-Davidson to see if it would improve his riding experience.
Dan contacted us to let us know how the seat worked for him…
“I just installed a new Saddlemen King Seat with backrest on my 2001 Fat Boy. I have been shopping for a new seat for some time – because of back soreness after only an hour or so riding.”
“I heard a lot of hype about this seat, so I decided to give it a try, but not expecting too much. Well, I was pleasantly surprised.”
“After several hours of riding, I was trying to figure out why my back wasn’t sore. I noticed I was not sitting on my tail bone like most seats. I understand this is attributed to the unique “split-cushion” design of the King Seat. Keeping your weight off your tailbone is critical to keep the seat comfortable and your back in check, especially for long rides. Additionally, I adjusted the backrest significantly forward (yes, you can do this with the King Seat) which helped me maintain an upright sitting position, and allowed me to lean back and rest as I rode, without being way back on the bike. I believe this also helped to relieve back stress.”
“Bottom line is this. If you want a good looking seat with great lumbar support to relieve back pain, and a comfortable ride, this is the seat for you.”
We are always happy to hear such positive feedback. Our goal and design philosophy has always been to provide greater comfort and more enjoyable riding time for our customers. We know what our technology and craftsmanship can do, and it’s gratifying to see that our seats are helping the riding public improve their time on the road.
For more feedback from real riders, please check out our Testimonial page.
We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to your motorcycling experience.
OneStopMoto.com Discounts Saddles For Harley-Davidsons & Imports During Big Christmas Sale
Our friends over at OneStopMoto.com are big sellers of Saddlemen items. They wanted to let everyone know that they are running a Christmas Sale, offering great discounts on dozens of Saddlemen seat models for Harley, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yahama motorcylces.
Above, Dan Ludwig of OneStopMoto.com in front of their Lake Forest, California headquarters. They do great business selling our products. In fact, Dan says that recently they’ve been averaging about 20 sales of Saddlemen seats per month!
Saddlemen motorcycle seats, luggage and other related products are available through thousands of retailers across the United States and Canada, as well as numerous excellent online retailers, like OneStopMoto.com. With the support of local shops, web-based sellers, and our top-notch distributors, the Saddlemen brand continues to grow in sales and public awareness. Whether bought from a neighborhood store, an internet source, or directly from us, we appreciate the business of the riding public, and stand behind and warranty our products.
We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.