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.

Dan Ludwig of OneStopMoto.com

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.

 

“Valentino Rossi” Themed 2009 Yamaha R1 Unveiled At Long Beach Show

At the recent Long Beach Cycle World International Motorcycle Show, Don Emde, publisher of Parts Magazine and project leader for the build, unveiled an attention-getting, street-legal, custom Yamaha, the Rossi/Riders For Health Yamaha R1, built to be auctioned for charity next year.

Proceeds will benefit the Riders for Health organization. Saddlemen was pleased to make and donate a special custom seat and pillion for this unique machine, and proud to be among the top-of-the-line aftermarket manufacturers asked to participate in its creation for the Friends Of Riders For Health organization.

Valentino Rossi Themed 2009 Yamaha R1

The bike’s concept is to be a one-of-a-kind “Track Day” sportbike, wrapped in famed racer Valentino Rossi’s AGV “Five Continents” graphics. This machine boasts numerous upgrades from major aftermarket firms. When auctioned, the eventual buyer will receive all needed “street legal” items currently off the bike, as well as a second full set of body work and windscreen.

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Click on the gallery images above to see them at full size.

More details are available on the project’s fact sheet and press release.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship and technology can do to make riding more enjoyable – just as we’ve done for the Rossi/Riders For Health Yamaha R1 custom machine.

 

Providing “TLC” For Well-Worn, Damaged And Uncomfortable Seats

At Saddlemen, one our constant sources of work is providing seat refurbishing and modification services to the riding public, no matter what type of machine they ride. Whether replacing the cover on a favorite seat, installing our famous Saddlegel inserts for added support and comfort, reshaping a stock saddle for better ergonomics, or upgrading seat performance and durability with our top-of-the-line foam, Saddlemen has years of experience, know-how and workmanship ready to help.

Saddlemen Modifying and Refurbishing Seats

An example of recovering existing seats… These flat track racing seats, for a Saddlemen sponsored rider, are receiving custom tailored and embroidered covers, as seen before final mounting. Also, the seat on the right demonstrates some of the possibilities of foam modification and upgrading regularly done here at Saddlemen.

Saddlemen Modifying and Refurbishing Seats

Measure twice, cut once. That’s how the old-but-true saying goes. Our experienced craftsmen are not just skilled but also methodical in their work. At left, in our workshop, a seat due for reshaping and Saddlegel installation is carefully pre-planned, with contours, cuts and insert areas all spelled out before any blade or tool gets near the foam. At right, another seat shows our renowned gel pads installed, awaiting final re-covering.

Anyone interested in having an existing seat re-covered, or its foam upgraded, reshaped or otherwise modified, should contact our sales and technical staff, here, in our California offices, either by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by telephone (Pacific Time Zone) at (800) 397-7709, during normal business hours. One of our technicians can then go over the options available to achieve each owner’s desired solution, along with cost and turnaround estimates.

We at Saddlemen invite you to see what our expertise, craftsmanship 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.

 

One Size Does Not Fit All… Saddlemen’s Years Of Customizing Experience – Ready To Optimize Your Ride

Saddlemen Custom Seat Work

At Saddlemen we pride ourselves on our experience and ability to custom fit our seats (especially our touring saddles) for the needs of the widest variety of riders. Height, weight, build, riding style and habits can all influence the effectiveness and comfort of a seat. Our sales staff and craftsmen know the right questions to ask, and the answers for providing the best solutions for each individual.

Our standard American-made production run seats are hand-built and designed for comfort and optimal seating position, with years experience behind them, and Saddlemen’s innovative combination of proven materials. Like even the best made piece of clothing, tailoring sometimes is needed to suit the individual “wearer,” or can make a “good” seating setup just about perfect.

Adjustments can be made to improve many aspects of the riding experience. The forward area of a seat can be narrowed to help provide better leg reach to the ground when stopped. Lumbar supports can be adjusted to improve the rider’s seating position, front-to-rear. The shape of the seating surface can be customized to relieve sources of discomfort. Over many years, our staff has found solutions for all kinds of individual issues.

Potential buyers with concerns about comfort, seating position and styling can contact our knowledgeable sales staff at our California offices and factory. A brief conversation can answer many questions, and provide a basis for creating a seat for the best ride possible. We can also discuss options for cover materials, stitching and ornamentation.

Our experienced Sales Department representatives can be reached during normal Pacific time zone business hours at (800) 397-7709.

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

 

Our Technology And Craftsmanship Combine For Excellent Riding Comfort And Off Road Performance

Saddlemen Dual Sport Seats

Saddlemen Dual Sport Seats

As we get deeper into fall and approaching winter… Although most of the continent is no longer in prime touring and cruising season, many areas, and especially the Southwest, are at the height of off-roading time.

Saddlemen Dual Sport Seats

The seats for Suzuki machines seen above are being produced on our California factory floor, and are awaiting covers. In this image, our special “Black Magic” foam is visible, along with our famed, pioneering SaddleGel inserts.

Saddlemen makes seats and replacement “seat kit” foam-and-cover combinations as well as replacement “SaddleSkins” seat covers for a wide range of dual-sport machines. They can be ordered directly from Saddlemen by telephone, or online, or through the nationwide network of dealers that work with Part Unlimited, a major distributor of products for “metric” motorcycles.

We invite you to see what our expertise and technology can do to make riding (whether on the road or off) 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 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!”

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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

 

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…

 

As previously posted, the Joker Machine / Cody Racing / JRM Bonneville Bike ran at the BUB Motorcycle Speed Trails August 30th through September 3rd at the Bonneville Salt Flats, in an AMA & FIM sanctioned event, to break the speed record for the MODIFIED ALTERED FUEL 500 CLASS M-AF.

 

Click on the images below to see them full size…

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Joker Machine’s Geoff Arnold reports on the run at the record with rider Billy “The Bullet” Hamill:

“Well we are back from Bonneville. What a week! As you may already know we ran 144.2 mph. This is not bad but the record still stands at 145.2 mph…..one mph short, what a bummer. But what a great week, Billy and I learned so much. Going to Bonneville is like no other experience you will ever have, it’s unreal. You get up everyday at 5:00 am and get done a 6:00 pm. Being on the salt all day is about as hard a days work you will ever have. One of the coolest things about working there is meeting all the people. Everyone from the fellow competitors to the AMA staff was great and made Billy and I feel very welcome. Making new friends and seeing old ones turned it into a bitchin' week and one to look forward to for next year. I highly recommend going to Bonneville if you get the chance. It’s worth it to check it out once in your life. You’ll dig it.

Also this would not be possible without Dennis Manning and his staff at BUB for putting on such a great race. All the volunteers and the AMA folks, great job and thank you. And for Billy and me one big thanks to our sponsors, who without them we would be lost and would have never gotten as close to our goal as we did. My wife Diane Rawson, without her it just wouldn’t happen. Come on – she put up with Billy and me for week on the road – what a trooper.”

Saddlemen is proud to have provided a custom-made seat for this machine.  Here’s to setting the record next year!