J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Dallas, TX Results

January 17, 2017 | By: J&P Cycles

Kyle Shorey of Speed Foundry takes Freestyle win in Dallas at
2017 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Enthusiasts packed the Dallas edition of the 2017 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show and were treated to an excellent variety of customs. On Friday night J&P Cycles hosted a reception for the builders at Rick Fairless’ Strokers Ice House. The night was capped off with a tour of the Strokers ‘compound’ by Rick himself and of course the 2 boxes of Nachos Borrachos from Roy Martin of Roy’s Toys.

Class Winners

Freestyle Class

Kyle Shorey of Speed Foundry rolled in My Pal, a 1979 Harley-Davidson FX sled. It features … Continue Reading

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How to Customize Your Motorcycle

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January 17, 2017 | By: Mark Weaver

Customize Motorcycle Style

Motorcycle enthusiasts love to express individual style through customization. American V-Twin motorcycles like Harley Davidsons are fun to customize, because they can take on so many different looks. Stock parts that come out of the factory on the motorcycle are often shoddy quality and need to be replaced with performance aftermarket parts. J&P Cycles has a large variety of upgrades to enhance your ride with style, comfort, and performance.

Anyone who says you they don’t care about looking cool on their motorcycle is lying. But, no one wants to ride through aches and pain either. When customizing your motorcycle it is important to choose upgrades that increase comfort, convenience, … Continue Reading

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Polaris Is Shutting Down Victory Motorcycles

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January 9, 2017 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

Victory. Defeat.

Polaris Industries Inc. announced today that it will begin shutting down the Victory Motorcycles brand.

Victory Motorcycles

After struggling to be successful while faced with the pressures of a challenging motorcycle market, Victory has admitted defeat. During the process of winding down Victory, Polaris will provide assistance to dealers to sell through existing inventories. Polaris will additionally continue to supply parts to dealers for 10 years while also continuing to provide service and warranty coverage.

“This was an incredibly difficult decision for me, my team and the Polaris Board of Directors,” said Polaris Industries Chairman and CEO Scott Wine. “Over the past 18 years, we have invested not only resources, … Continue Reading

J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show Washington D.C. Results

January 9, 2017 | By: J&P Cycles

Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

Last Year’s National Champion, Jeremy Cupp, takes Freestyle Win in Washington D.C.

The J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show is the nation’s largest motorcycle builder competition
series featuring more than 350 motorcycles and the talents of dozens of local builders at each of the 7
Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS). These elite-level, custom motorcycle creations will
compete for cash and product prizes on the IMS Tour, including the Championship Round in Chicago.

The winners from the Washington D.C. show, taking place January 6 – 8, 2017, are:

Class Winners

Freestyle Class

Jeremy Cupp of LC Fabrications entered his custom Sportster called LC Speedster and came away with the
win … Continue Reading

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All Star Baggers

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December 14, 2016 | By: Mark Weaver

Harley Davidson Bagger All Star Baggers

All Star Baggers is one of the leading names in the big wheel industry. Located in downtown “Deep Ellum” Dallas, they pride themselves in being able to offer individualized service to each customer ranging from custom “made to order” motorcycle builds to unique intricate paint jobs.

Art Steele All Star Baggers

I sat down with Art Steele of All Star Baggers to talk shop.

Where are you from and how did you get into motorcycles?

I was born in Manhattan, but grew up in Los Angeles. I chased a pretty girl to Dallas and never looked back. I started the business with my friend of 20 years. My business partner, Nick Morale, is the head Continue Reading

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The Greatest Motorcycle Fiesta just south of the border

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December 14, 2016 | By: Joe Sparrow

There’s something about going to a motorcycle rally for the first time that I liken to getting a Christmas present from that cool but a little strange uncle, you just don’t know what you’re going to get when you open that package, it could be cool and it could be strange. The strange part for me was that I heard through the grapevine that my good friend and photojournalist Felicia was looking for someone to ride with to the Rocky Point Rally in Mexico after that I worked my last job for 2016 at the Lone Star Rally in Galveston, Texas for J&P Cycles. Sounded like a great adventure, so Continue Reading

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Motorcycles in the U.S. Military

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November 10, 2016 | By: Mark Weaver

history of military motorcycles

The military has always used modern advancements in technology to gain the advantage. In the early 1900’s, America was leading the world in motorcycle technology. So, it’s no surprise that the U.S. Military has taken advantage of the speed and agility of our favorite two-wheel machines throughout history in wartime efforts.

Motorcycles were first utilized during the Mexican Revolution. During the “Border War,” Pancho Villa and his troops were on the run on horseback along the border. The U.S. Military, under the leadership of General “Blackjack” Pershing, sent troops on Harley-Davidson motorcycles to run them down.

World War I brought about the first wide scale use of motorcycles in the … Continue Reading

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Biltwell Lane Splitter Road Test

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October 27, 2016 | By: Pauly White

The Hype

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of the Lane Splitter helmet from Biltwell since I first heard about it. I tried one on at Born Free 8 and really dug the look and how it fit. When I got the chance to do a road test on one I jumped at it.

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First Impression

When I got the new helmet the first thing I noticed was how light weight it was. I remembered it being light, but after riding in my Bell Revolver earlier that morning, the difference was more noticeable. Then I noticed how nice the opening was allowing for great peripheral vision. Double checking the lane … Continue Reading

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The Most Amazing Stories Of People Who Have Been Around The World On A Motorcycle

October 26, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

around-the-world

When it comes to riding, no two journeys are the same. The road appears a little different each time a long trip is made. Some riders experience torrential downpours and crosswinds while others ride in bright sunshine with clear blue skies as the backdrop. Some roads are under construction (making for some fun debris fields to dodge) while others ride on the freshly repaired, smooth road.

No two stories are the same, but every story has its own charm to it. Here are three amusing and amazing stories of people who have been around the world on a motorcycle.

  1. The Great Divorce Escape

open-ride

One of the perks to riding the … Continue Reading

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7 Things to Consider When Owning a Bike Near the Beach

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October 26, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

beach-riding

Congratulations! You’ve found a stunning place to live. The scenery is postcard worthy year round and you get to take it all in on the back of your bike.

Still, beach living isn’t all surf and sunshine. There are a few things you need to take into consideration when living near the beach and owning a motorcycle. Here are seven.

  1. Cleanliness is Next to Godliness

clean-bike

All the salt water air might feel good on your lungs but it can wreak serious havoc on your bike if you don’t clean it regularly. Neglecting your regular washings will do more than hide your beautiful motorcycle. It could also cause scratching and corrosion.… Continue Reading

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