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Installing A Mustang Seat — Our IT Guy Says “IT” Is Easy!

8 Jan

Back in October I had an opportunity to step out of my normal role of managing  Mustang’s IT infrastructure. Instead of bytes and cyberspace, I had a real world opportunity to help out our art director Julie with a photo shoot. I was a little worried that I might be biting off a little more than I could chew since it has been 16 years since I have ridden anything with two wheels (a reckless driver curtailed my riding days). My only experience “installing” Mustang seats has been helping getting many of the mounting instructions web-ready for publication on mustangseats.com. However I was looking forward to sinking my teeth into this project, so to speak.

We gathered some Mustang seats, assembled some Biker Essentials merchandise and then brought in some friends of mine whose entire family are avid riders. We also had three different bikes to put seats on for the photo shoot: a Yamaha 1100 and two Honda 1800 VTXs. In a matter of a few minutes my buddy, his brother-in-law, and his dad had their stock seats off. Actually seeing the stock Honda and Yamaha seats made me respect the construction of a Mustang seat… from its baseplate to its high-density foam to its synthetic leather cover. The quality and difference is both tactile and visceral. After holding my buddy’s stock VTX1800 passenger seat and then holding the replacement Mustang seat I could instantly tell why Mustang’s tagline says: “what a difference comfort makes!”

With the seats off, the other guys went to get dressed in some of the pretty cool Biker Essentials gear, leaving me to install the seats. Now don’t let the title “IT Guy” fool you, I know which end to hold on a screwdriver. In the less than 10 minutes, I had the Mustang seats installed on each bike. Simply slip the front tongue into the receiving bracket, bolt down the back or side bolts with the provided hardware, and the solo seats were on. Two-up seats are a snap, too. Slip the front bracket into the special slotted nut and bolt down the passenger pad, check to make sure everything is tight and the two-up seats are good to go.

The initial response from our “models” when getting back on the bike was a universal “Wow!” That was satisfying to hear. When their wives and girlfriend got onto the passenger pads and said the same thing again, it really showed that Mustang does it right.

As far as installing a Mustang seat , I can personally say “IT” really is an easy install! In fact, I’m looking forward to helping out again.

Bill Bulman

IT Guy at Mustang

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Motorcyclist

8 Nov

Click above for a PDF download of Marilyn's' article

We’ve never been shy about offering up suggestions for motorcycle-related gifts, so when IronWorks magazine asked our marketing director for some holiday gift ideas, she was more than willing to help out.

Marilyn Simmons has been marketing our products for years, and was the perfect go-to person for the popular motorcycle magazine to approach. Her article, which appears in the Holiday Gift Guide edition of IronWorks, features all kinds of helpful hints for those shopping for biker enthusiasts.

Posed under the article’s headline (What the heck can I buy for the biker on my list?) are dozens of suggestions presented by our own expert that should help holiday shoppers come up with something original this year, instead of what Marilyn kindly calls “the standard gift box of T-shirts, hats and posters.”

For the male rider, she suggests (more…)

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.

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…)