Top Tweets and Updates for the Week

January 29, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz

Welcome to this week’s edition of J&P Cycles’ Top Tweets and Updates. True to its title, we again bring you the most noteworthy motorcycling-related updates in social media from the last week.

@JPCyclesDeals followers on Twitter are absolutely the first to know about great deals from J&P Cycles. If you don’t believe us, check out the following Tweet, posted to our Deals feed on Twitter a day before it was announced via our eNewsletter:

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J&P Cycle’s Hitting the Road: Colorado and Florida

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January 28, 2010 | By: Patrick Garvin

At J&P Cycles, we take a certain amount of pride in being more than just a customer service-friendly motorcycle parts retailer. J&P has been a part of the motorcycle community for over 30 years now. Back in 1979, before any “biker build-offs” or hot-tempered guys in Orange County, NY made their way onto television, our founder — John Parham — started J&P Cycles as a grass roots company heavily involved in the swap meet circuit. Over the years, J&P Cycles has grown with the motorcycle culture, becoming a fixture all over the country, including our very own ridiculously huge Open House; our permanent superstore at Destination Daytona in Ormond … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles’ Employees Take Pie In The Face for Local Charities

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January 27, 2010 | By: Rich Brecht

Over the years J&P Cycles has created strong ties to the communities we serve. Our employees take great pride in raising money and giving back to those in need. For the holidays, we decided to get creative and add additional incentive for employee donations. For a $1 donation, employees of J&P bought a chance for the opportunity to toss a pie in the face of the manager, supervisor or team lead of their choice. The more chances

Jill professes her love for John before unleashing the tasty projectile.

employees bought, the better their odds were of having their name drawn. Additionally, J&P staffers were able to purchase 6 tickets for … Continue Reading

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Two For Tuesday: Jaybrake Motorcycle Floorboards, Pegs, and Brake Pedals

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January 26, 2010 | By: Patrick Garvin

Today’s Two for Tuesday post features Jaybrake’s Trac Series — a unique combination of floorboards, passenger pegs, brake pedals and shifter pegs that were designed in response to the boring and uninspiring stock floor boards that come on baggers and FL Softails. As you can see from the images included in today’s post, Jaybreak took matters into their own hands when they designed these sinister-looking floorboards and motorcycle pegs.


Focusing on Jaybreak’s floorboards first, there’s a great deal of function associated with these spiked bad boys. The studs help hold your feet in place on long rides, reducing fatigue in your legs and feet, while the studs are placed … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles Tech Tip: Airhawk Seat Cushions and Pads

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January 25, 2010 | By: Kody Wisner

I like to burn through as many miles as possible when I get on my bike, but sometimes my butt just won’t let me ride as long as I want. Custom motorcycle seats are nice but as with anything that’s customized, they can be expensive. Different places to put your feet can help, but not always. My fix of late is the Airhawk seat cushion. Haven’t heard of Airhawk? Check out this video to see what they’re all about. Then, if you’re interested in buying one for your bike, check out our selection of Airhawk seat cushions and pads.

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Top Tweets and Updates for the Week

January 22, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz

Welcome to this week’s edition of J&P Cycles Top Tweets and Updates. You may have noticed a slight name change in the title of this weekly series. This was done to include status updates on Facebook page where we’ve seen increasing levels of activity.

  • Stealing a page from Burt Reynolds and the 1981 comedy “The Cannonball Run”, a popular tweet from earlier this week was the announcement that John Parham of J&P Cycles will be taking part in the Motorcycle Cannonball Ride, a 3,325 mile “race” on vintage motorcycles (pre-1916). Check out the tweet.

  • With lower than normal temperatures throughout the country our deals on January 11th and
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Tech Tip: Motorcycle Saddlebag Fitment

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January 21, 2010 | By: Bud Milza

One of the more frequent questions our Tech Department gets asked is, “Which saddlebags fit my motorcycle?” While some saddlebags are model specific, the majority of saddlebags we carry are a universal fit. As we always tell our customers, you can find fitment dimensions for most of the bags we carry in the product descriptions on our website or in our catalog, but the best way to see whether a saddlebag will fit your bike is to cut a cardboard template using the length and height of the bags you want. By holding the template up to the bike, you can get a fairly solid idea of how the bag will … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles Tech Tip: Checking Your Fluids

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January 20, 2010 | By: Patrick Garvin

On Monday, we reviewed the ‘Top 10 Things to Check Before You Go For A Ride.’  Today, we are going to go into more detail on the number one item on the list: fluids.  Everyone knows that the fluids are essential to a trouble free ride but they are also easy to over look.  Check out the video below to learn more about the correct way to check your fluids and help your bike last longer on the road.

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Two for Tuesday: Progressive Bagger Suspension and an Unbeatable Deal

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January 19, 2010 | By: Patrick Garvin

In today’s Two for Tuesday post, we’re choosing to focus on a combination of products offered by Progressive Suspension (which just so happen to be offered at an exclusive price that’s only available from J&P Cycles).

It almost goes without saying that everyone wants a low and mean stance for their bagger. Whether you’re vertically challenged or just want to look cool, you probably face the same challenge: If you simply throw a lowering kit on your bike with stock shocks, the quality of your ride will suffer. (In other words, as soon as you load gear and your old lady on the back of your back, that scenic … Continue Reading

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Top 10 Things To Check Before You Go For A Motorcycle Ride

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January 18, 2010 | By: Kody Wisner

J&P Cycles’ Motorcycle Technicians — who are well known for assisting motorcycle riders with technical questions on the phones — recently got together to create a list of the top 10 things you should do before riding your motorcycle to: A) Keep your bike in top running condition, and B) To keep you from getting stranded on the side of the road.

  1. Fluids. Make sure all your oils and fluids are topped off with the correct fluid.
  2. Battery. Make sure both the connections are tight. If your motorcycle battery is not a sealed type, make sure the cells are full of fluid. Be sure to check for cracks
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