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Leather Lid Inserts

Ray V. Gordon is the owner and founder of Leather Lid Inserts located in Southwest Florida. They coined the phrase “We Take The Sag Out Of The Bag” because that is exactly what they do. Ray has been riding motorcycles since he was 14 years old. He's watched the motorcycle industry grow and is glad to be a part of what it is today.

After 35 years of owning and operating a successful aluminum company in Fort Myers, Florida Ray sold the business so he could retire… so he thought. He bought himself a new Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic and just like everyone else with leather saddlebags, his bags started to sag and cave in. He saw a need to fix this problem.

Ray says, “Starting this new business was something I just fell into by fixing my own saddlebags and then behold, friends of friends and others saw what I did and they wanted me to fix their saddlebags too”.

As an inventor and entrepreneur, Ray took his creative background and put his skills to work by experimenting with several different types of material to finally come up with a patented lid and bag reinforcement kit that is designed to help keep the original shape of any leather saddlebag made on the market.

So if you’re tired of looking at your caved-in leather saddlebags and if they are starting to lose their original shape or if you have brand new bags and want to prevent them from ever caving-in, keep Leather Lid Inserts in mind.

They can handle all of your leather saddlebags needs whether you're a Do-It-Yourselfer or if you prefer for them to do the installation. Call them at 239-543-8360. Use the website to order your DIY Kit or find the nearest dealer installer in your area. They're always looking to add to their ADI Program (Area Dealer Installer Program). Be part of the growing trend to repair and fix leather motorcycle saddlebags. 

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Riding the back roads makes me hungry. The inspiration for these dishes comes from some old family recipes which have been handed down through the family on old filing cards and scraps of paper. And then mixing a bit of this with that. Don’t think that the quantities are carved in stone, consider them suggestions.. Experiment with them, season to your liking, and have some fun. Remember, if it all goes south, you can always call out for pizza. 


Biker Barbeque (Sloppy Joe’s)

1 pound Ground Beef

1 Medium Onion chopped 

1 Green Pepper

2 cups Catsup - add more if you prefer

2 tbsp Mustard

2 tbsp Worcester Sauce

1 tbsp Vinegar

2 tbsp Sugar

½ cup Water

Brown ground beef in a large skillet with onion and green pepper. Once meat is browned, drain the grease. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Serve as open-faced sandwiches with some fries on the side.


Moto Meat Loaf

1 pound Ground Beef

1 Medium Onion chopped

1 Egg beaten 

1 tbsp Mustard

3 tbsp Catsup

1 tbsp Worcester Sauce

⅓ cup Milk

1 cup Bread Crumbs

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Place in a baking dish. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Make enough so you’ll have some leftovers for meatloaf sandwiches. Mmmmm. 


Moped Manicotti

1 pound Ground Beef

1 Clove Garlic crushed

1 cup Cottage Cheese

4 oz Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

1 tsp Salt

½ cup Mayonnaise

8 Manicotti - cooked and drained

1 (16 oz) jar Spaghetti Sauce

½ tsp Dried Oregano Leaves

Parmesan Cheese

Cook manicotti shells. Brown meat and garlic in skillet. Drain fat. Blend next 5 ingredients in a bowl, then stir in meat. Fill each manicotti using a small spoon. Place manicotti in a single layer in a baking dish. Sprinkle top with any remaining filling. Cover with spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle with Oregano and Parmesan Cheese. Cover with foil. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove foil and back for another 10 minutes. Serve with some breadsticks and your favorite beverage. 

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