2015 Hot Rods & Harleys Series Wraps, Gives Away a Customized Fat Boy

September 23, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

The turn out was fantastic for the final Hot Rods & Harleys event of the 2015 series.

The 2006 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy before undergoing a makeover.
Fat Boy before

The Fat Boy after a paint job and lots of new goodies.
Fat Boy completed

Stephanie Lange, the winner of the 2006 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy with J&P Staffer Angi Kearney.

The J&P Cycles 2015 Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night Series, sponsored by Cassill Motors, Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery, Bud Light, KRNA and KHAK, was a huge success! The final event held on Thursday, Sept. 17, featured great music by Framing the Red, door prizes and cool drinks. A large group of bikers came together for … Continue Reading

Legendary Sturgis Full Throttle Saloon Destroyed by Fire


September 22, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Full Throttle fire
Photo courtesy of Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department.
An early morning fire on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, destroyed the Full Throttle Saloon just outside of Sturgis, South Dakota. The bar was known as “The World’s Largest Biker Bar,” and had been the subject of the truTV series “Full Throttle Saloon,” which aired for several seasons starting in 2009. The Sturgis area landmark bar was a popular destination for hundreds of thousands of bikers who show up yearly for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Full Throttle Saloon featured post-apocalyptic décor, zip lines above the amphitheater, and unique entertainment like freak shows, midget wrestling and burlesque-style dancers. The bar is owned by Michael … Continue Reading

From Sturgis to Nova Scotia


September 10, 2015 | By: Joe Sparrow

I usually look at the map about 10 minutes before leaving on a trip with very loose plans on how to get to where I’m going, but this adventure was different. Running into my Canadian friend Scott in Sturgis we decided to travel together to Nova Scotia, Canada and ultimately ended up in Digby for the Wharf Rat Rally (Canada’s largest motorcycle rally).

Scott collects Hard Rock Cafe t-shirts from all over the world, so we followed his plan and took an indirect route to eastern Canada. We stopped in St.Louis, Louisville, Indianapolis and Pittsburgh to enhance his collection which now totals 17 shirts. From there we crossed the border … Continue Reading

Wild Ones Weekend


August 25, 2015 | By: Joe Sparrow

Not being in a rush when on a two wheeled trip is my ideal of the perfect adventure. With a few weeks before I had to be in Sturgis for the 75th Rally I had plenty of time to seek out the hidden treasures found only on the Blue Highways of America. Heading out of Anamosa, Iowa, I pointed the front wheel towards Milwaukee, Wisconsin, toward  the Wild Ones Weekend/KnuckleHead Reunion hosted at the Harley-Davidson Museum. Not only is it attended by possibly the largest KnuckleHead (1936/1947 overhead valve models) in the world, but is also a vintage style rally complete with field events. If that wasn’t enough, a trip … Continue Reading

The Full Ride Adventure

August 18, 2015 | By: Andrea Hall

Life is sort of a funny thing, you know? And you have the choice every day to decide what you’re going to do with this life you’ve been given.

As spoken by American actress and playwright Mae West, “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” But it has also been said that you don’t live once, you live every day. So why not make the most of it while you can?

The Full RideOn April 15, 2015, Avery Starkey, Tom Solymosi and Brad Franssen, three friends from New Jersey, set out on a journey of a lifetime. Their expedition, appropriately named The Full Ride, started out … Continue Reading

Clean and Protect Your Leather Naturally

August 17, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Clean, waterproof and protect your leather with this great new product found at J&P Cycles, Riders Leather Seal. Made from three, all-natural ingredients, beeswax, eucalyptus oil and lavender oil, Riders Leather Seal cleans, protects, conditions, inhibits mold, repels water and provides natural protection from UV rays.

Riders Leather Seal is perfect for conditioning your leather boots, jackets, chaps, seats and luggage, and also works great on canvas, vinyl and other exotic coverings.

Sized to take anywhere, an eight-ounce can of Riders Leather Seal can last you from two to three years on average and never expires. Apply Riders Leather Seal once every three months to keep your leather healthy … Continue Reading

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Lichter Leaves Nothing to the Imagination


August 13, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

If you attended this year’s 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, we hope you had the chance to stop by the Buffalo Chip’s Russ Brown Events Center to feast your eyes on the Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibition.

The Naked Truth Exhibit, curated by famed motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter, was on display at the Buffalo Chip during the rally from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7. On display without the distraction of paint and graphics, the bare beauty of these motorcycles was revealed in every detail from the bodywork to the frame.

If you didn’t get a chance to get to this year’s show, here’s what you missed:

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

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Sturgis: The Holy Grail of Motorcycle Rallies


August 12, 2015 | By: Joe Sparrow

The Holy Grail of Motorcycle Rallies is without a doubt “Sturgis,” and this year’s event, being the 75th anniversary, brought the attendance numbers to a record high. This is my personal favorite rally of the year, not only because of the fun canyon roads to ride, but the energy level in the attendees it produces.

People come from all over the world from your vagabond gypsy motorcyclists that camp in the national forest to your doctors and lawyers in million dollar RVs with matching trailers. But no matter how they arrived, there is an upbeat vibe and a positive attitude that’s infectious.

Sturgis riders.

The rally in itself has changed over the … Continue Reading

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Announces 2015 Winner


August 7, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Garage-Girls and GEICO Motorcycle are proud to announce this year’s Ultimate Biker Makeover winner: Matthew Palmer. Matthew was selected among over 130 entries to this year’s contest from the story and photo he submitted.

Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover ContestContestants (girls and guys) were asked to submit a 600 word or fewer essay, describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover along with a photo. The deadline for entries was July 8, 2015. Submissions were narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges had to make the tough decision of who they felt most deserved the Ultimate Biker Makeover.

SGT Matthew Palmer, a medic in the United … Continue Reading

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Don’t Let the Small Details Ruin the Fun of Sturgis


July 24, 2015 | By: Jeff Maddox

Make Plans to Attend the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
Editor’s Note: What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

I’m a few days from leaving for the 75th Annual Sturgis Rally and all I can think about is everything I need to do before I leave. I’m not just talking about packing and prepping—I’m talking about all the other things I do on a daily basis that won’t get done while I’m gone.

But vacations are like that and you know what? I need a vacation. So as the internal struggle of obligations and irresponsibility goes, I will force myself to forget about the lawn and … Continue Reading