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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Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Announces 2015 Winner

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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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Jack Daniel’s Motorcycle Parts Lineup to Launch at Sturgis

July 23, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Jack Daniels Rider CollectionJ&P Cycles has partnered with one of the most recognizable spirits brands, Jack Daniel’s, to bring its customers a premier line of motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel prominently featuring the Old No. 7 Brand logo and other Jack Daniel’s Rider Collection branding.

The initial assortment of products will be unveiled at the J&P Cycles Sturgis Retail Center location in Sturgis, S.D., during the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Jack Daniel’s motorcycle products line consists of a wide variety of parts for every type of rider including license plate frames, derby covers, footpegs, grips and other bolt on parts plus apparel, gift and novelty items.

Jack Daniels Rider Collection“We are excited to partner with … Continue Reading

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J&P Exclusive Release: Limited Edition Sturgis 75th Bell Helmet

July 22, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Bell Sturgis 75th Custom 500 Open Face Helmet

Commemorate the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in style with a limited edition Bell Custom 500 helmet. In honor of the 75th rally, Carey Hart, the official Grand Marshall for the rally, and Airtrix teamed up to design this one-of-a-kind helmet.

The Bell Sturgis 75th Custom 500 Helmet is available for pre-order and will be available for delivery in September. Pre-order yours today and own a piece of history. Limited quantities are available—get yours before they’re gone!

This J&P Cycles exclusive helmet features 5 shells and EPS liners for an exceptional fit, an ultra low-profile fiberglass composite shell, a padded chin strap with D-ring closer and integrated 5-snap pattern for … Continue Reading

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New Venue Proves a Success for J&P Cycles Open House Rally

July 21, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

A new venue 10 miles up the road from the J&P Cycles headquarters, outside Anamosa, Iowa, proved to be a good move per customer response during the Open House Rally held June 27-28 at the Jones County Fairgrounds, in Monticello, Iowa.

J&P Cycles 2015 Open House Rally

Rain on Sunday dampened attendance, but just under 20,000 motorcycle enthusiasts attended the event overall, including those from California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York and West Virginia—to name a few.

Those in attendance experienced a weekend full of motorcycle-themed fun including free live music both days! Saturday evening attendees enjoyed Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, The Voice of Ratt Stephen Pearcy, and former Warrant guitarist Billy Morris playing tribute to Jani Lane. … Continue Reading

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Remedy the Recall and Secure Your Saddlebags

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July 20, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Harley-Davidson Saddlebag RecallHarley-Davidson issued a saddlebag recall last week on all 2014-2015 Project Rushmore Saddlebags. The recall stated that the saddlebag mounting receptacle part no. 10900009 on some 2014 and 2015 Touring motorcycles may not adequately secure the saddlebag to the motorcycle during use.

Owners of the affected motorcycles are being asked to seek assistance from their local Harley-Davidson dealer to confirm that the motorcycle is covered by the recall. If covered, an updated receptacle will be installed free of charge. However, Harley-Davidson also says that some product campaigns may have expired, and you may to have to pay for the service.

Reda Innovations Saddlebag LockRecall or no recall, riders have the option to replace … Continue Reading

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For Those Who Believe We Shouldn’t be Forced to Do Anything, This Lid’s for You!

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July 14, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Helmets Suck! HelmetChances are, if you don’t live in Iowa, Illinois or New Hampshire, your state requires you to wear a motorcycle helmet when riding. If you think that’s a load of bull, check out J&P Cycles limited edition Helmets Suck! motorcycle helmet.

The Helmets Suck! helmet was designed with the pro-choice rider in mind. This half helmet is comfortable, lightweight and affordable; you might actually decide you like it (but your secret is safe with us.) This limited edition helmet will be available beginning in late August and will only be available for a limited time.

So, which side are you on? Maybe you’re not on either, but not surprisingly, there are … Continue Reading

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Download App to Support the Iowa PVA Chapter

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July 8, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Iowa Paralyzed Veterans of America Donation AppIn 2013, the Cedar Rapids Eagle Riders first held their annual fundraiser for the Iowa Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America (IPVA).

Almost one year ago, the Eagle Riders decided to expand its fundraising efforts by publishing a mobile app that can be used as a year round tool to educate the public on what the IPVA does to help and support veterans as well as increase donations.

By downloading this app, at a cost of $2.99, you will be donating to the Iowa Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America. Fifty percent of the net proceeds from every download is donated to Iowa PVA.

The app will keep you informed … Continue Reading

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ArtByDirt Live Welding at J&P Cycles Open House Rally

June 19, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Motorcycle Art Dog DonationEleven years ago, ArtByDirt started in a garage with leftover parts from a 1978 FLH bike build. What came out of that, no one could have ever imagined.

With his first creation, an angel welded together out of scrap motorcycle parts, James “Dirt” Dorner, owner of ArtByDirt, has been able to raise over $11,000. The angel was first auctioned off at a local toy run, and was returned and auctioned several times over since then.

When the community Dirt lives in saw the great things he was able to accomplish with his scrap metal statues, friends and local business started to contribute their leftover motorcycle parts. Over the years, Dirt’s … Continue Reading

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