It’s the Harley

4Editor’s Note: Joan Krenning purchased her first motorcycle, a brand new Harley-Davidson Softail Custom in 1986. In February of this year she launched on a 36-month motorcycle tour of America that she calls, the Glory US-A Freedom Ride. Riding a 2013 Street Glide wrapped in graphics of the Constitution of the United States, the Declaration of Independence and quotes from Abraham Lincoln about equality, her purpose is three-fold: to promote the purchase of all made in American products, to passionately defend our Bill of Rights and the rights of all Americans and to inspire hope.

Joan is the founder and CEO of DesignWraps Brands, a product line and brand Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-15T13:26:44+00:00 May 30th, 2013|Editorial/Commentary Articles|5 Comments

J&P Cycles Revamps Gold Club Program

Gold Club programSince the early 1990’s J&P Cycles has had a loyalty program honoring our best customers. Over the last 20-plus years, the program has changed, grown and gotten progressively better. Recently, another revamp of the program took place that added some new bonuses for our Gold Club Members.

One of the new perks of the program recognizes Gold Club Members’ continued relationship with J&P Cycles. Members to will earn patches for each year of membership, as well as for their trips to the J&P Cycles showrooms and J&P Cycles hosted events.

Continuing your membership has also become easier than ever with a new, reduced rate for renewing. With an introduction … Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-14T13:18:03+00:00 May 23rd, 2013|News/Events Articles|9 Comments

Riding Season is Here – Time to Plan those Trips

Get out rideEditor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

Winter was a long one – for sure! For those of you who have had to sit and look at your motorcycle from the shop stool in the garage, you may have been taking mental notes of the spring and summer to come: where to go, when to go and who might be coming with you have crossed your mind while patiently waiting to pull the bike back onto the highway. It will be a great summer if you just let it. Be patient, relax when you … Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-15T13:04:45+00:00 May 17th, 2013|Editorial/Commentary Articles|18 Comments

One of J&P’s Own is Bitten by the Cam Chain Tensioners Curse

Editor’s Note: This blog is co-authored by J&P Cycles bloggers Scott Holton and Brett Koranda.

It’s always a feather in your cap as a writer to know that your submissions are read and taken seriously. As a technical writer, it is very gratifying to know that you helped others out. In the past few months, I’ve written a couple of articles detailing issues that are possible with the cam chain tensioners in our beloved Twin Cam engines. These articles have been some of the most viewed posts in the history of the J&P Cycles blog. That in itself is very humbling, and I would like to thank all the … Continue Reading

By | 2015-04-14T16:18:07+00:00 May 9th, 2013|Editorial/Commentary Articles|345 Comments

J&P Cycles Introduces New ‘Stick-It’ Campaign

Stick it helicopterHere at J&P, we are always looking for new, innovative ways to interact with our customers. Over the years we have come to the realization that getting to know our customers is not only fun, but it’s important, too. There are so many companies out there who provide a variety of services, but never really take the time to get to know their customers. We don’t ever want to become one of those companies, so finding new ways to interact is something we get excited about.

Recently the J&P marketing department sat down and held a brainstorming session to come up with a program that would benefit our customers, … Continue Reading

Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night First Event is May 14

chrome-horse (2)Despite the stray snowflakes falling from the sky in parts of the Midwest today, it really is spring! At  the J&P Cycles headquarters in Eastern Iowa, we’re gearing up for our first motorcycle event of the season. Our usual Cruise Night event has a new name – Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night – sponsored by J&P Cycles, and a new location at the Chrome Horse Saloon in Cedar Rapids.

If you’re in the area, cruise in with your motorcycle or car and show it off! The event starts at 5:15, and live music begins at 6 p.m. Plus, enjoy great drink specials and door prizes.

Hot Rods Harleys

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By | 2015-05-12T13:11:48+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|News/Events Articles|1 Comment