Dumptruck is an emcee, voice over actor, bouncer and biker leather-model who loves roller derby, fast bikes and long rides. He’s committed to delivering a good time for all the participants in every event that he emcees. Some people have a party, but with the Dumptruck, he is the party. Being a gypsy biker is also about making friends and finding new adventures. At the conclusion of the 5 day, 1,000 mile 2015 Geico Hot Bike Tour, Dumptruck and his new friends Ben and Patrick, rode from the end of the tour in Billings, Montana to Ten Sleep, Wyoming.
Jessica Ruse of Urban Custom Bikes (TeamURBAN) rolled into the Portland Convention Center with an old-school trike and rolled out with 2nd place at J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in the Modified Harley class. Jessica and her son Jacob represented the Fife, WA firm at the competition with the highly modified Harley custom.
The build started with a customer that had a Sportster and couldn’t conquer two wheels so she brought it in to TeamURBAN for a trike conversion. The customer’s roots are in hot rodding, she is a cancer survivor, and her favorite color is chrome. So the color palette was simple, flat black, metal flake … Continue Reading
It is late August and I have wrapped up another Sturgis adventure when I find out from the J&P team that I am asked to cruise along with the Geico Motorcycle sponsored Hot Bike Tour. Up until a few weeks ago, I hadn’t even heard of the Hot Bike Tour so I was heading into a new adventure and not knowing what to expect. Leaving from the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby, Nova Scotia a couple days early gave me four days to travel the 2,000 miles to get to the Hot Bike Tour kickoff point in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Spirit Lake is the home of the … Continue Reading
This story is about two young upstarts in the motorcycle industry, Andrew Ursich & Imogen. They didn’t stumble into each other until the Bikernet.com website tossed them together for a photo shoot in the Port of Los Angeles ghetto for 5-Ball Leathers.
Actually, Imogen, who runs the Great Frog wild skull jewelry outlet on Melrose in Hollywood, was first discovered by the Bikernet feature photographer, Markus Cuff, while looking cute at a Born Free Show. Her slender form and dramatic tattoos attracted his attention.
“I need to shoot you for Tattoo Magazine,” Markus spouted to Imogen, a Born Free 2 girl.… Continue Reading
Twisting the throttle on the 2016 Softail Slim S I feel I should be wearing a red, white and blue jumpsuit and carrying a star-spangled shield. Maybe it’s the big U.S. Army-style star emblazoned on the side of the tank that makes me want to channel my best Steve Rogers. Perhaps it’s the Olive Gold Denim paint that stirs up visions of World War II WLA’s. For sure it’s the way the Screamin’ Eagle Twin Cam 110B pulls like a mule that makes me feel like a superhero every time I crack the throttle because my biceps have been getting a workout gripping the handlebars tight when … Continue Reading
Sometimes three fingers of Jack Daniels will give you a different perspective, and honestly, I was working nine fingers of Jack when Bandit, the editor/owner of the online custom bike magazine bikernet.com, called and asked what I was good for, as he hadn’t seen an article from me since 2014?
Dr. Jack Tequila (a hobbyist chiropractor) and I were sitting beachside in Wilmington, NC, watching the sun go down.
I got caught up on the question, “What good was I?” I’d been working pretty hard since getting off the Progressive International Motorcycle Show and the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show series. I’ve started a new business, All … Continue Reading
The turn out was fantastic for the final Hot Rods & Harleys event of the 2015 series.
The 2006 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy before undergoing a makeover.
The Fat Boy after a paint job and lots of new goodies.
Stephanie Lange, the winner of the 2006 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy with J&P Staffer Angi Kearney.
The J&P Cycles 2015 Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night Series, sponsored by Cassill Motors, Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery, Bud Light, KRNA and KHAK, was a huge success! The final event held on Thursday, Sept. 17, featured great music by Framing the Red, door prizes and cool drinks. A large group of bikers came together for … Continue Reading
Photo courtesy of Sturgis Volunteer Fire Department.
An early morning fire on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015, destroyed the Full Throttle Saloon just outside of Sturgis, South Dakota. The bar was known as “The World’s Largest Biker Bar,” and had been the subject of the truTV series “Full Throttle Saloon,” which aired for several seasons starting in 2009. The Sturgis area landmark bar was a popular destination for hundreds of thousands of bikers who show up yearly for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Full Throttle Saloon featured post-apocalyptic décor, zip lines above the amphitheater, and unique entertainment like freak shows, midget wrestling and burlesque-style dancers. The bar is owned by Michael … Continue Reading
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
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: