Water Cooled!

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August 28, 2013 | By: Scott Holton

Here a few weeks ago, Mother Harley brought out this year’s new models.  Across the board there are relatively few surprises except on the new Ultra Classic and the new Tri-Glide. A few years ago, I saw where the Harley Davidson Motor Company applied for a patent for water cooled big twin heads. Well, this year they are putting those puppies to use. The top of the line Ultra Classic and the Tri-Glides are the first official “Waterhogs” sporting two small radiators mounted in the fairing lowers in the highway bars. An electric water pump is mounted where a conventional oil cooler used to mount. Adding water cooling does … Continue Reading

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Why Motocross is Good for Kids

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August 23, 2013 | By: Lowell Anderson

MotocrossingOver the years I have had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of kids interested in motocross. I have also met a ton of parents considering whether or not to let their kids pursue the sport. As a parent, I know this isn’t always the easiest decision. There are quite a few things to consider when getting your kids involved. If they do well and enjoy the sport, you will need to spend more than a few hundred dollars, so they can participate. Actually you can count on spending thousands of dollars. The gear alone is going to run you a few hundred bucks. Then, you need to consider a truck … Continue Reading

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Riding the River to the J&P Cycles Open House Rally

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August 21, 2013 | By: Craig Johnson

Editor’s Note: What appears below is a guest blog post from AirHawk’s own Craig Johnson and his journey to get to this year’s J&P’s Open House Rally. For those who reside in the Midwest, the Great River Road is a fantastic and scenic option for a nice motorcycle ride. Johnson notes what you can see on that route in Eastern Iowa/Western Wisconsin.

River Ride 1The day started around 6:15 with the push of the garage door opener, and the good mood began. Another push of a button and the office thundered to life rumbling with anticipation. The work day was about to begin.

Like any day in the office, my desk started … Continue Reading

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J&P Donates $35,000 to Camp Courageous of Iowa

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August 8, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

CCCheck13For 11 years, J&P Cycles has incorporated an industry golf outing into their Open House Rally festivities. This year, more than 40 representatives from 29 of J&P Cycles® exhibitors and industry media participated in the tournament on Friday, June 28, that raised a whopping $35,000 for Camp Courageous of Iowa.

To date, the outing has raised more than $160,000 for the camp, a year-round respite care and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities, located a mere 12 miles from J&P Cycles, outside Monticello, Iowa.

A big thank you to this year’s Golf Tournament sponsors. Hole sponsors included: Airhawk Inc., Avon Tyres, Bell Helmets, BikeMaster, COBRA USA, Danny … Continue Reading

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