At Vancouver, Washington’s Columbia Harley-Davidson Customer Interest Strong During Pre-Christmas Shopping Rush
We recently got a “Season’s Greetings” message from our friends, and Saddlemen retailers, at Columbia Harley-Davidson, up in Vancouver, Washington. They reported having a very busy season, and continued strong interest in motorcycles and aftermarket items.
Above, Columbia Harley-Davidson on a typical December afternoon, and two of the knowledgeable staff that handle Saddlemen products on a daily basis: left, Parts Manager Brent Stowe, and at right, Chris Keeney.
Located right off Interstate 5, just north of the mighty Columbia River in Vancouver, Columbia Harley-Davidson has been serving the states of Washington and Oregon since 1945. We value and appreciate retailers and dealerships like Columbia H-D, who provide Saddlemen products to the motorcycling public all across North America.
We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to help make riding more enjoyable.
Two Staffers Ride Out To Desert Dealership
On a recent Friday, Saddlemen’s Stan Alicki and Jerry Beaty hit the road to pay a weekday visit to our friends out at Palm Springs Harley-Davidson, long-time sellers of Saddlemen products. With the weather getting chilly at higher elevations, the guys bundled up and rode out east.
Our Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, with P.S. H-D’s Service Manager, Lonnie, at left, and Parts Manager, Eric at right. While there, Stan and the dealership staff went over ideas for a new Saddlemen display for the near future.
Saddlemen’s Stan (left) and Jerry (right) with their Harley-Davidsons.
We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.
Stockton Area Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson Hosts Major Open House Event
Saddlemen was pleased to be a part of the big open house at Lathrop, California’s Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson, in the Stockton/Manteca area, the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Our Director of Sales, Stan Alicki, got the chance to meet and talk with riders from all across the Bay Area and Northern California, as well as the great people from Eagle’s Nest. In conjunction with one of our major distributors, Drag Specialties, there was a prominent setup of Saddlemen brand luggage on display, and Stan reports strong enthusiasm from the crowds and plenty of interest in holiday shopping for motorcycle-related gear.
Booths and vendors spread out across the dealership, and the roads were lined with bikes from across the region.
Our thanks go out to the staff and ownership at Eagle’s Nest H-D for their hospitality and cooperation. Road visits like this across the country are all part of our efforts to show the advantages of Saddlemen has to offer, and the pride we have in our product line.
And as always, we at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.
Product Testing With Saddlemen Rider/Employees
Saddlemen’s Jerry Beaty, an avid long-distance rider, with his trusty Harley-Davidson FLH – a frequent testbed for potential products and upgrades.
Saddlemen was founded by riders, and has many enthusiastic motorcyclists on staff. This has been an excellent resource over the years, especially in product development.
Whether testing new concepts in seat design, trying out new cover materials, conducting routine quality control checks on foam and SaddleGel formulations, or “torture testing” luggage lines before they enter production, we have continually benefited by having riders involved in all stages of research and development.
Nothing beats getting the immediate, experienced feedback of a veteran motorcyclist after a full weekend on the road with a new bag, or weeks of daily use with a potential seat upgrade. Our philosophy of “for riders, by riders” has served us, and our customers well ever since we went into business.
We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding (and travel in general) more enjoyable.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Westminster H-D’s New Model Year Demonstration Features Saddlemen Seats
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.
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.
Saddlemen Workmanship And Technology Gets Customer “Back In The Saddle Again”
Rick H. of California recently had us construct a custom seat for him, to help get back into riding (comfortably) after suffering a bad tailbone injury. Working with Rick, our customer service staff and seat builders made a seat based on our Explorer design to help him out.
Within days we received an email response, with images, from Rick – “the guy with the crushed tailbone.”
“Thanks for the great seat. Use these [photos] for the next guy that wants a custom seat. It is perfect!”
Click the images above to see them at full size.
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
Pig Trail Harley-Davidson Hosts Display During Massive Gathering Of Riders
Saddlemen’s Director of Sales, Stan Alicki visited Pig Trail Harley-Davidson in Rogers, Arkansas in conjunction with the gigantic Bikes, Blues & BBQ event held in the Fayetteville/Rogers area from September 23rd through the 26th. We got the chance to have a featured display at Pig Trail Harley-Davidson, while literally hundreds of thousands of riders converged on the area.
Stan got the opportunity to match up numerous riders with Saddlemen gear, and meet and greet the motorcycling public that converged on the area for the big festivities.
We at Saddlemen were glad we could be there to enjoy the festivities along with demonstrating and selling lots of our luggage, and want to thank the fine folks at Pig Trail Harley Davidson for their hospitality and support.
And even as we “ride off into the sunset” 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.
Classic Style And Handy Storage Options With Our Tanks and Fender Chap Varieties
One of Saddlemen’s longest-standing product lines is our range of great-looking tank and fender chaps. Over the years, we’ve added new designs, like our Expandable Pouch Chaps, and added new items for more motorcycles. Whether a rider wants only to add traditional studded leather looks to their bike with our Desperado style, the conch-and-fringe details of our Classic Pouch chap, or the clean layout of the Expandable Pouch, Saddlemen Tank and Fender Chaps are excellent, attractive options.
Saddlemen Tank and Fender Chaps come in four types, (from left to right, above) Classic Pouch Tank Chaps, Expandable Pouch Tank Chaps, and Desperado Tank Chaps and Desperado Fender Chaps and can be found at Saddlemen Tank and Fender Trim.
Saddlemen Tank and Fender chaps are designed from the start to be the perfect complements to our luggage and seats, both with materials and styling. Our Chaps are available for Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki and Yamaha machines.
Appleton Harley-Davidson/Buell Hosts Special Saddlemen Event
Recently, our traveling technical and sales “guru,” Gary Smith, visited Appleton HD in Clarksville, Tennessee for a special open house event. Gary got the chance to meet a wide variety of riders, show off our products, and almost literally sold a truckload of Saddlemen gear.
Gary would like to thank the people at Appleton Harley-Davidson for hosting a really successful event, and also Drag Specialties representatives James McGlynn and Mike Goggins (seen above on their bikes), for their top-notch support and coordination. Above right, are Matt and Tammy Silva, just a couple of the great folks he got to meet in the Nashville-Clarksville area. Saddlemen is proud to show the riding public our products at events across the nation. We’ll likely be at a dealership in your region soon…