As part of my duties at J&P Cycles, I get to travel the country attending various rallies and races within the motorcycle community. And I’ve noticed a trend that didn’t take me long to recognize, nor did it require any super human observatory powers on my part. In fact, I’m pretty sure anybody who’s been on a bike for a while or attended his or her fair share of bike shows has seen this.
For lack of a better term, let’s call it motorcycle prejudice. This syndrome takes its form in a lack of understanding and tolerance between one motorcycle culture and another.
The American V-twin crowd looks down its … Continue Reading
Helmet laws are in the news again, with The National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) making a concerted push for states to enact tougher legislation regarding mandatory use of helmets by the motorcycle-riding public. Currently 47 states have some form of helmet law, with Iowa, Illinois and New Hampshire the only states with no law regarding helmet use.
Figures compiled by the NTSB show the number of motorcycle fatalities doubled between 1997 and 2008. Such deaths declined in 2009, but even that year’s 4,400 deaths are unacceptable, especially when it surpassed the combined deaths of our nation’s rail, marine and pipeline mishaps.
Motorcycles make up only 3 percent of the … Continue Reading
December 1, 2010 | By: Zach Parham
Happy holidays from J&P Cycles! That being said, have you got all the lights up? Finished with your holiday shopping? Decorated the tree? Of course not. You can’t do everything! It’s a stressful time of year, no doubt about that.
So to make things a little easier for our customers, we’re posting our hours of operation through the New Year right here on our blog. This should help you with your shipping and shopping planning process. Meanwhile, be sure to enjoy the holidays.
Sales and Service:
- 24 hours a day throughout the holiday season
- Toll-free sales and support: 800-397-4844
- Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CST
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