User Guides And Instructions For New And Upcoming Saddlemen Motorcycle Luggage Releases Added To Support Page

As part of our continuing effort to provide helpful online information about our products, Saddlemen has recently added a number of downloadable, online instruction sheets for new and soon-to-be-released luggage items to our support page.

Questions don’t come up only during convenient business hours – that’s why we offer information online, available any time.

Our latest documents include a revised instruction sheet for our “Sport Version” of the Deluxe Tail Bag (TS3200S), an extensive user guide for our extremely popular BR3400 Backrest, Seat & Sissy Bar Bag, instructions for our brand-new EXR1000 Accessory Bag, as well as installation guides for new “Teardrop” Specific-Fit Saddlebags for Suzuki VL1500 Intruders and Boulevard C90s, and for Yamaha XVS650 V-Star Classic and Custom.

Besides providing a quick, easy backup source for lost installation sheets, this online collection of user guides and instructions is also a handy place to preview Saddlemen items and their features.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

We Spotlight Readily Available, Lower Cost Items As Gift Ideas For Riders

Saddlemen Holiday Shopping Gift Ideas

To help holiday shoppers looking for “stocking stuffers” for the motorcyclists on their lists, Saddlemen has created a new section on our website, and offers a printable list of many of our popular, and most economical items.

For those wanting to shop online, our new “Holiday Gift Values” section highlights some of our best values, readily available for quick shipping.

We also have put together a printable PDF flyer that potential Saddlemen buyers can take to their local shop to help order many of the items featured in our “Santa’s helper” list. This will assist any shop that works with the major distributors, Drag Specialties and Parts Unlimited, to immediately identify and correctly order the desired item.

It’s Saddlemen’s way of helping the frazzled gift giver breathe easier when facing the “shopping days until Christmas” countdown.

We invite you to see, and give the gift of, what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

700-Miler Combines Product Testing And The Fun Of The Open Highway

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Testing Ride

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Testing Ride Kern Hills

A beautiful, crisp mid-November weekend proved an excellent time for nine riders, Saddlemen employees and friends of Saddlemen, to get in some quality touring miles out on the roads of Central California. Over the weekend, the group covered over 700 miles, and roamed from the southern Sierra Nevada foothills, across the Central Valley, and over to Santa Maria, near the Pacific Coast.

Plenty of Saddlemen products were with the group, including Stan Alicki’s BR3400 back seat bag, seen below. Our Jerry Beaty also completed the testing of some new materials incorporated into a saddle for his bagger as well.

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Testing Ride

While in Santa Maria, the bunch stopped off to pay a visit at Santa Maria Harley Davidson, and had a great chat with the owner, Kevin. Sunday meant a return leg south to the Los Angeles and Orange County area, and plenty of fun memories of a scenic trip across the varied landscapes of mid-state California.

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Test Ride

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Test Ride

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Test Ride

Saddlemen 700 Miler Product Test Ride

Real on-the-road experience has always been a cornerstone of Saddlemen product development and quality control. We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable.

 

Product Testing With Saddlemen Rider/Employees

Saddlemen - Jerry Beaty and Harley-Davidson FLH

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.

 

Older Items Available At Big Discounts

Discontinued from our SaddleStow and Saddlemen Express luggage catalogs, this selection of Saddlemen inventory is offered at deep discounts for clearance. These are new, unused, factory-fresh pieces of quality Saddlemen lines that are no longer produced. Only limited quantities are left. These are NOT used items or “seconds.”

Our clearance items are our Back Rest Bag, our SaddleStow Desperado Saddlebags, our Montana Jr. Bag and our Saddlemen Express™ Large Tool Bag.

Click on the images below for larger views.

Saddlemen Back Rest Bag Saddlemen SaddleStow Desperado Saddlebags Saddlemen Montana Jr. Bag Saddlemen Express™ Large Tool Bag

These are final closeouts – all sales will be final, with no exchanges or returns.

We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding (and travel in general) more enjoyable.

 

Fall Inventory Reduction Offers Immediate Shipping And Selected Discounts

As the busiest seasons for riding wind down each year, we sometimes end up with some extra seats on our shelves. This can be a great opportunity for buyers to get a top-of-the-line Saddlemen seat shipped out to them immediately. We’ve opened a new section on our web page listing these seats on our shelves, ready to head home to you, and your motorcycle.

For a limited time, some of the seats for Harley-Davidson motorcycles from this offer will be available at 10% to 20% discounts. Discounts are available for telephone orders only at Saddlemen’s toll-free number at (800) 397-7709.

These items are likely to clear out fast, so we strongly advise calling our sales staff here, toll-free, at (800) 397-7709 when ordering from this “on the shelf” list, to make sure that the saddle in question has not been sold. Some of the types listed have only a single seat left.

As always, Saddlemen produces new, made-to-order seats throughout the year. Any of the motorcycle saddles highlighted in this section will still be available as standard items. These featured items are normal production-run seats, and are not “seconds,” and are under full warranty. We offer this listing of inventory to help clear our shelves, and so that the riding public can immediately get Saddlemen saddles installed on their bikes before prime riding weather fades across much of the nation…

 

Saddlemen Seasonal Surplus Seats

As the busiest seasons for riding wind down each year, we sometimes end up with some extra seats on our shelves. This can be a great opportunity for buyers to get a top-of-the-line Saddlemen seat shipped out to them immediately. We’ve opened a new section on our web page listing these seats on our shelves, ready to head home to you, and your motorcycle.

These items are likely to clear out fast, so we strongly advise calling our sales staff here, toll-free, at (800) 397-7709 when ordering from this “on the shelf” list, to make sure that the saddle in question has not been sold. Some of the types listed have only a single seat left.

As always, Saddlemen produces new, made-to-order seats throughout the year. Any of the saddles highlighted in this section will still be available as normal production items. We offer this listing of inventory to help clear our shelves, and so that the riding public can immediately get Saddlemen saddles installed on their bikes before prime riding weather fades across much of the nation…

 

An Invitation To Share Your Bike-Related “Good Dog” And “Bad Dog” Stories

Invitation for Bike-Related Stories

Out on the road, at motorcycle rallies and sales events, and in feedback from our customers, we constantly see and hear that “bike people” are quite often “dog people” as well. We would like to read about the fun and funny adventures and misadventures people have had with their four-legged friends. Send us an e-mail with a picture attached, and we’ll post some of the best stories online to share with the riding public.

Our e-mail address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – we hope to share some fun shaggy dog tales soon…

 

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.

 

At Saddlemen, our customer service and sales staff make it a top priority to be helpful and understanding when dealing with shipping and warranty issues.

Sometimes, though, odd things happen that don’t quite fall into the range of usual, day-to-day shipping or warranty issues. When a new or unusual situation arises, we take note, and when practical, pass it along to all our staff as well as our customers.

We recently received an email from a customer in Minnesota, inquiring about the possibility of purchasing a new replacement driver’s backrest for a just-purchased Saddlemen Explorer seat to fit his Harley Davidson. The seat was delivered to his home while he was at work, and it seems he ran into a toothy complication after the package arrived.

Dog Eats Saddlemen Seat

Saddlemen seats and luggage… Best tasting motorcycle accessories on the market?

While the package was delivered in good condition, as the photo taken by our customer shows, it got an unexpected reception. We aim to make our seats irresistible, but this wasn’t quite what we had in mind…

Whether ordering online, or over the telephone, customers always have the option of choosing an alternate shipping location, such as their work address, or the home of a friend, neighbor or relative.  We also will pass along special delivery information to our shipper, UPS, with each order, including directions on the exact location to leave the package.

In the rare event that a package is damaged en-route in shipping, before arriving, our customer service representatives and office staff are ready to handle the claims process to make the final resolution as quick, fair and painless as possible.

One final note… Despite the total destruction of the backrest piece, the main seat section survived the “attack” completely undamaged.

 

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