First Year Anniversary Issue!
1. The first year of CruiserCustomizing
2. We are having a party and you are invited
3. Member Appreciation Sale
1. The first year of CruiserCustomizing:
Dennis & Uwe toasting all of you!
Time is flying, it's hard to believe that it has already been one year since we first announced CruiserCustomizing.com to the public.
We weren't sure what to expect in regards to how well our free service would be embraced by the biking public. Starting with only the Honda
cruiser models we signed up 300 members in the first two weeks with over 700 member product reviews.
We didn't have any source of revenue to cover the rising costs of operating the web site, so our most active
members helped us out BIG TIME with their cash donations and we now have over 150 Site Supporters!
Thank you guys!!!
In the fall CruiserCustomizing member Trent "doktoreker" Reker
redesigned the web site, designed our logo and gave us a real professional look and feel.
We started partnering with online vendors Bikercom and Accessories International and manufacturers
Roadhouse Brand, Cyclecraft Engineering and Aeromach to offer discounts to CruiserCustomizing members.
By February we had 3000 members with Honda cruisers and because enough Yamaha, Kawasaki and Suzuki
owners bugged us every day we finally released CruiserCustomizing for all metric cruisers (Polaris Victory was also added recently).
In late February Uwe took off on his Aero for a promo tour all over the country that started with a vendor booth
at Daytona Bike Week.
In the next 5 months he rode 25,000 miles to attend
Arizona Bike Week,
Laughlin River Run,
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Rolling Thunder,
Americade Touring Rally and Laconia Bike Week,
the Honda Hoot, and Wing Ding rally. Somewhere along the way Uwe test rode the new Goldwing 1800 and
couldn't resist owning one. As a by-product we also launched GoldwingCustomizing
to offer the same service to Goldwing riders.
Our first CruiserCustomizing Giveaway in April this year proved to be very popular with
our members. After all, who doesn't like to win free accessories? ;-)
In May we took another big step and started selling accessories from selected manufacturers directly
through our web site and over the phone. We now sell 40 different brands
and are picking up 2 or 3 more brands every week.
The reviews on CruiserCustomizing combined with Dennis' product knowledge are
a winning combination, and we already have customers that have placed 3 or more different orders
with us in less than 2 months! Give Dennis a call at 925-583-2200!
In just one year we now have over 7,000 products, 13,000 members, 23,000 product reviews and the recent writeup of
CruiserCustomizing in Roadbike magazine proves that we are on the right track.
It's impossible to mention all of our friends, supporters, vendors and partners on one page.
We are deeply committed to all of you and want to thank you BIG TIME for making this happen,
we are having a great time serving you!
Read on below for details about our 1 year anniversary party this weekend in the Bay Area and the
special member appreciation sale.
Thank you all
Dennis "D-Train" CC1 &
Uwe "BIG UWE" CC2
2. We are having a party and YOU are invited!
We will close our office this coming Saturday and will
go for a member appreciation ride in the San Francisco Bay
Area to our favorite biker hangout: Alice's restaurant on Skyline drive.
Everybody is invited to join. We are leaving from Fremont
Saturday morning, 7/27, 10:00AM at the Newpark Mall parking lot,
in front of the Sears Auto Center right off of Mowry Ave. From there
we will head south on 880 to Los Gatos to the Texaco station on the
corner of Hwy. 9 and N. Santa Cruz Ave. (2 blocks west of Hwy. 17) and
leave from there at approximately 10:45am. We should arrive at Alice's
by 12 noon for burgers or a late breakfast. From there maybe we'll head
down the coast to Santa Cruz or...?
If you are planning to join us for this ride please send us an email
so we can get an idea if we need a police escort, LOL ;o)
(Dale, are you riding up from Phoenix again?) ;o)
3. Member Appreciation Sale
As a special thank you to all of our members we are offering a 10% discount to
every CruiserCustomizing member on ALL accessories that we currently sell through the end of July.
Please visit our store page for
a list of the 40 brands that we currently sell direct to you.
The sale will go through the end of July and includes free shipping on all orders over $50.
Due to the very high order volume we ask that you place your order online and send us an email
with any order questions to
If you get a busy signal on our order line 925-583-2200 you can try the
backup number 510-505-9959. We are having more phone lines installed this week so starting soon
you will NEVER get another busy signal when calling CruiserCustomizing in the future!
Our hours are 9AM - 6PM California time.
Below are the most popular accessories that we are currently selling:
You can get a free fleece pullover and at the same time help to support CruiserCustomizing's efforts by making a donation of $50 or more.
Also, members who donate at least $30 will receive a free CruiserCustomizing T-Shirt! All site supporters, current and future, will receive a
$5 refund on all merchandise purchases. We thank you in advance for your support!
Benefits: After we have received your donation we will display a "Site Supporter" graphic next to your name wherever it
appears on the website and show a thumbnail for your uploaded picture in the member list. As a Site Supporter
you will also be the first to find about new features and we'll contact you from time to time to get your
feedback on important decisions.
A very big "Thank You" goes out to the following members who have made donations
since our last newsletter went out:
for a complete list of all Site Supporters.
Other ways that you can help us out:
- Purchase some quality accessories Direct from CruiserCustomizing!
- Please purchase some of our quality merchandise!
- When purchasing accessories please consider our
Partner Sites and mention CruiserCustomizing when placing an order.
- Write reviews about the accessories you have on your bike.
- Tell your friends and riding buddies about CruiserCustomizing.
- Add a link to us on your personal home page and in your forum signature.
- Fill out your profile and add your zipcode if you haven't already done so. This helps other people get to
know you, and contributes to the strength of the community. Click here to edit your profile.
- Contact us to tell us about your ideas, suggestions and new products you would like to see on CruiserCustomizing.
- If you are not already a member, please join now
- Send us your member testimonial.
The following products have been added to the database since our last newsletter went out:
to view all new products added since our last newsletter went out.
- We created a special set of replacement chrome fender rail bolts for the VTX and added them
- We are now a dealer for Jardine products and are updating our catalog
- K&N filters are now available directly from us.
- Airhawk seat cushions have been added to the catalog
- We got caught up on some more JC Whitney products
- Aeromach released a few more goodies
- We sell Electrical Connection's popular turn signal conversion kits and more
- Leader Motorcycle Accessories has some great gizmos including the Desert Dawgs
- Fitch Fuel Catalyst
- More DG Hardkrome exhausts for the VTX Retro
- More accessories from Fox, Joe Rocket and T-Bags
- More Thunder Mfg. products
We have recently hired some part time helpers to enter new products into the online database,
so for those of you who have been waiting patiently for us to add your favorite accessories to the site
so that you can review them please be patient, we are getting there ASAP! If you have any products
that we don't have listed yet, please send us an email to
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