Archive | November, 2010

Our Black Friday Sale Runs Thursday through Sunday

25 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Mustang Motorcycle Products and Biker Essentials. To help celebrate the start of the holiday season, we’re offering huge savings on select items from BikerEssentials.com.

Here’s the short list of items you’ll find on sale right now at BikerEssentials.com:

  • A variety of licensed Harley-Davidson golfing essentials ranging from tees to bags — and no, we’re not pushing any political agenda.
  • We’ve got leather jackets for men, ladies and even the kids.
  • Our S100 Cleaning Kit is the perfect gift for any biker, from 18 to 80 years old.
  • There’s our Harley-Davidson gift card bear.
  • And our heavy-duty, molded motorcycle doormat.

Our Black Friday Specials are available from 6 a.m. Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 25) all the way through Sunday, Nov. 28. Our offices, however, are closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, but don’t let that stop you from getting some great deals on lifestyle motorcycle gear.

While you’re at it, enter Coupon Code BE1010 during checkout to take advantage of free shipping on all orders over $50.

Once again, Happy Thanksgiving, and thanks in advance for visiting BikerEssentials.com.

Meet the Team – Gary Kendrick, Mustang Vice President of Manufacturing

17 Nov

Mustang Vice President of Manufacturing, Gary Kendrick

It’s pretty obvious after chatting with Gary Kendrick, a Mustang Motorcycle Seat executive for the past 30 years, that he has a true passion for the design end of the motorcycle industry. And after reading the Q&A below, you might get the idea that he gets a special kick out of road testing his designs!

Mustang Motorcycle Seats: What did you do prior to coming to work for Mustang?

Gary Kendrick: It’s always been motorcycles. When I was 13, I inherited my first bike — a Honda 50cc. Also at age 13 I bought my first welder. By the time I was 18 years old in the early ’70s, I was working in a Ducati, Norton dealership, building turbo car engines and racing at Lime Rock Park in western Connecticut. I started working at Corbin-Gentry when I was 19 and was eventually responsible for full seat design. Then in June of 1981, I began building seat tooling and cover patterns for Mustang Motorcycle Seats.

MMS: What attracted you to Mustang?

GK: It was the diverse challenge of sculpting raw steel, fiberglass, foam and leather into comfortable works of art. Plus, I get to attend all the major motorcycle shows — Daytona, Myrtle Beach, Sturgis — what could be better. Oh yeah, and I get to road test everything I design!

MMS: What’s the best part of your job?

GK: That would be the freedom of getting in there hands-on and bringing ideas to life. Most people will just see a finished seat or a motorcycle accessory. I see my hefty 500-pound, steel-crushing die that formed the base of the seat plus the hand-carved foam that will be duplicated to perfection through our creative molding system. I see the curvaceous cover pattern lines critiquing every stitch, and the knowledge that I played a role in putting them there. And yes, I’ve sewn the first of almost every Mustang seat we’ve created. My job entails all aspects of building, photography and pattern making, so I’ve got no time to be bored. And again, I get to road test all that I design!

MMS: When you’re not working, what do you like to do in your spare time?

GK: Travel, photography, bicycling — I know — borrring!!! But really, I’m always building or thinking about altering anything mechanical for function, longevity or speed. Did I mention yet that I get to road test all that I design?

MMS: What’s your all-time favorite Mustang part or accessory?

GK: I would have to say the (more…)

Mustang Debuts a Sleek New Line of Comfort for Honda VT1300

11 Nov

Mustang Wide Vintage Touring Seat with Driver Backrest

Today we’re pleased to introduce a full line of motorcycle seats for the 2010-2011 Honda VT1300 Interstate, Sabre and Stateline models. The deeply pocketed driver seat on the one-piece Wide Vintage Touring with Driver Backrest style is a full 16 inches wide and puts your body at the ideal cruising angle. The 10.5–inch-wide passenger seat utilizes our unique internal steel-support wings.

The optional driver backrest on this line of seats provides what our designers believe to be the best back support possible for longer rides. Why’s that? Well, in addition to adjusting forward or back, up and down, and pivoting to your back angle, the backrest can be quickly added or removed without tools and easily folds to store in your saddlebag.

The Wide Vintage Touring seat with driver backrest sells for (more…)

BikerEssentials.com: Gift Giving With A Theme — And Free Shipping!

8 Nov

www.BikerEssemtials.com

Thanks to Mustang’s newly launched www.BikerEssentials.com website, holiday shopping for the biker(s) in your life just became a thousand times easier. Custom-designed for the motorcycle enthusiast, BikerEssentials.com is the only site online that offers what those of us here at Mustang Seats consider the “essentials” for every biker and everyone who lives with, is related to, or hangs out with a biker.

Best yet, shipping is free on orders of $50 or more through Jan. 7, 2011.

We aren’t just talking parts here. We’re talking motorcycle lifestyle merchandise that spans the generational gap from toddler to grandparent and the gender divide from sweetheart to mom and from son to hubby.

Available are thousands of unique gifts — each with a motorcycle theme. There are motorcycle-themed household items and collectibles, cold-weather riding gear and quality leather items, even biker-theme Christmas ornaments, decorations and holiday cards that you can send to your biker buddies.

Here’s just a partial list of what’s available online and immediately at BikerEssentials.com: (more…)

Galveston is the Last Hurrah for Our 2010 Rally Season

4 Nov

We’re closing the curtain on the 2010 rally season this weekend at the Lone Star Rally in Galveston, Texas, and we’re bringing along everything that’ll fit in the Mustang rig.

It’s been a great year and we’ve met thousands of riders at events from Florida to New Hampshire and from Sturgis to Nevada. The Lone Star Rally is our last hoopla of the year so we hope that “y’all come on down” to Galveston!

Since everything is bigger in Texas, we decided to end the year with a big bang! In addition to our huge Mustang Seats truck and a full team, we’ll be set up alongside trucks from Kuryakyn, Performance Machine, Progressive Suspension, and Metzeler Tires. You can outfit your bike from tip to toe without even leaving the area! 

Trying out different Mustang seats on your bike has never been easier — or more fun. Our capable and efficient mechanics and installation specialists will help you choose the best size and the best style seat for you and your passenger. Installation is quick and free, and we’ll even ship your old seat home at no charge so you don’t have to tote the darn thing around with you.

We’ll be at the same location as last year (Pier #21, right next to where the cruise ships are docked).  Hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 3pm on Sunday.

Hope to see you in Galveston this weekend or at another show in 2011!