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September Readers’ Rides Winner

Editor’s Note: Before we formally introduce our September winner — and that would be Mario Delgado of Milwaukee, Wis. — we should tell you that he and all future Readers’ Rides winners get a one-year membership in our J&P Gold Club. And that’s on top of just the incredible honor of the whole thing. So double congrats, Mario!

And for you folks who don’t happen to possess an award-winning bike, no problemo, because you’re still entitled to join the club any time you want. J&P Gold Club winners get up to 10 percent savings on discountable parts each day. They get up to 15 percent off on sales Continue Reading

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August 2011 Readers’ Rides Winner

Editor’s Note:  We’ve got some really good news for this month’s Readers’ Ride winner — as well as all future winners of this friendly competition. In addition to all the incredible notoriety and prestige you gain, we’re giving each winner a one-year membership in the J&P Gold Club.

Don’t have an award-winning ride? You can still join the club anytime you want, and here’s what you get when you do: Up to ten percent savings on discountable parts every day; up to 15 percent on sale days; a $15 coupon; free ground shipping on orders over $99.99; the ability to earn member points; and a free J&P Cycles tire … Continue Reading

Subtle Changes in the 2012 Harley-Davidson Model Lineup

It’s a new model year for Harley-Davidson, and when it comes to motors, all I have to say is “Goodbye 96 and hello 103.” That’s because all Twin Cam models, with the exception of the Dyna Super Glide and Street Bob, now come standard with the 103 motor.

This news, and the fact that the Rocker has been discontinued, are pretty much all there is for me to get excited about this year. Also on the chopping block are the Crossbones and Street Glide Trike. CVO models remain unchanged — the exception being the Road Glide Custom is going to be replaced by the Road Glide Ultra. The only … Continue Reading

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July 2011 Readers’ Rides Winner

Editor’s Note: Our ride of the month for July belongs to a guy who never even owned a “real” motorcycle before this winning entry. Talk about starting from scratch! If he can win the big J&P prize, you should be able to do the same. Just send us a photo or three, along with some details about your ride, and we’ll take it under serious consideration. We’re also looking for readers who have some great video of their bikes. Just post your video to YouTube, then email the link to us at blogmemberservices [at] jpcycles [dot] com. We’ll do the rest.

This Bagger’s Just a Smidge Over the TopContinue Reading

June 2011 Readers’ Rides Winner

Editor’s Note: We know some of you are creatures of habit and hate change, but don’t go ballistic when you get to the end of this post and don’t find a list of parts that correspond with this prize ride. Truth of the matter is, this bike’s just a bit different. There are so many custom parts on this ride that we decided to forego the parts list this month. But we think you’ll get a kick reading about the customization that went into this 35-year-old Yamaha. Enjoy!

Customization to the Extreme

By: Bud Milza

Back in January, my fellow J&P blogger Lowell Anderson told you about the joys and … Continue Reading

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May 2011 Readers’ Rides Winner

Editor’s Note: We know it was tough waiting another full month to see our latest Readers’ Ride of the Month, but life is full of such annoying anticipations. Time’s up and herewith is our latest offering — a bike so fine it was chosen as this month’s winner by our judges, all of whom are J&P staffers. If you’ve got a particularly swell ride, send us a few photographs (in focus and at least 300 dpi is preferred). If your bike is deemed worthy enough, we’ll post it right here.

This month’s ride is a 1997 Harley-Davidson FLHR-I belonging to Joel Staruck of Schenevus, N.Y.  Nice Electra Glide, right? … Continue Reading

This Month’s Readers’ Rides Winner

Editor’s Note: What you’re about to read is the third installment of our online series, Readers Ride of the Month, which highlights what our judges term the most original-looking bike in the bunch for the April 2011. The judges (whom are J&P staffers, select the best bike from photographs submitted by you, the owners.. If you’re of the opinion that your ride is righteous, send us some pix — preferably in focus and at least 300 dpi. And by the way, for those of you who think it’d be nice to see a metric bike featured here once in awhile, we’d love to. But we’re not receiving anywhere near Continue Reading

Take a Look at Our Second Readers’ Rides Winner!

Editor’s Note: Here is the second installment of our new monthly online series called “Readers Rides of the Month,” spotlighting the best-looking bike selected from photographs submitted by you to our eagle-eyed J&P staffers. Shown here is the February 2011 winning entry, and you’ll discover why we favored this particular bike in the commentary below. If you think your ride should have its own special month in this spot, send us an in-focus, crisp photograph. And we want to thank all of you folks who submitted photos for consideration. There were a lot of great looking bikes in those photographs.

This month’s ride is a 1980 Harley-Davidson Wide Glide belonging … Continue Reading

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Check This Out: It’s Our Very First “Readers’ Rides” Winner!

Editor’s Note: As promised on our Facebook Page, we’ve initiated a new monthly series called “Readers Rides of the Month,” spotlighting the best-looking bike selected from photographs submitted by you to our discerning team of J&P staffers. Shown here is the January 2011 winning entry, and we outline below why this bike won. If you think your ride is deserving of our accolades, send us a crisp, clear photograph.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted pictures to be considered for our new Readers’ Rides series. This month’s ride is a 1999 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy belonging to David Stewart of Eldorado, Ark. This is a perfect example of … Continue Reading

Cycle Gadgetry: A Convenience or a Catastrophe-in-the-Making? Part I

Editor’s Note: Like every other discussion involving motorcycles, there’s always at least two opposing views, and this week’s topic is certainly no exception. In today’s post, we have Bud Milza opining on the total lack of necessity for communications and directional equipment to be installed on bikes. He believes one should be communicating with nature and the road, not the Internet highway. Tomorrow we’ll hear from Jason Hayes who will describe the ease, convenience and comfort that electronics bring to your ride. But first, let it all out, Bud:

Riding the Way the Good Lord Intended — Unplugged

By Bud Milza


Let me start off by saying the opinions … Continue Reading