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Enter Now to Win the 2010 National Motorcycle Museum Raffle Bike

Last week we told you about the National Motorcycle Museum in Anamosa, Iowa. Today we want to tell about an opportunity to support the Museum and win an S&S 93″ KN-series-flathead power Knucklehead motorcycle.  

Each year since 2002, the National Motorcycle Museum has held a raffle benefiting the Museum’s general fund. Now in its 8th year, the 2010 raffle offers anyone who ponies up $5.00 per ticket the chance to win a rare customized bike.

As you can see from the photos included in today’s post, style and class is what this year’s raffle is all about. With an S&S Knucklehead style engine powering this year’s raffle bike, gone … Continue Reading

By | 2014-03-28T14:56:48+00:00 March 29th, 2010|Announcements|4 Comments

Tech Tip: Motorcycle Windshield Installation

While it may not be one of the coolest accessories for your bike, a motorcycle windshield is something each and every one of us who owns a bike has — at one time or another — considered. Whether it be a long day traveling in rain, riding through a never ending swarm of bugs, or a wind storm that blows dirt and sand just as fast as you’re traveling on your bike, a stylish and well functioning windshield certainly has its place.

If you haven’t made the leap or are considering adding a windshield to your bike, here are several things to consider:

Height: The standard answer you will get … Continue Reading

By | 2014-03-28T15:45:28+00:00 March 1st, 2010|Tech Tips|21 Comments

J&P Cycles Tech Tip: Airhawk Seat Cushions and Pads

I like to burn through as many miles as possible when I get on my bike, but sometimes my butt just won’t let me ride as long as I want. Custom motorcycle seats are nice but as with anything that’s customized, they can be expensive. Different places to put your feet can help, but not always. My fix of late is the Airhawk seat cushion. Haven’t heard of Airhawk? Check out this video to see what they’re all about. Then, if you’re interested in buying one for your bike, check out our selection of Airhawk seat cushions and pads.

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By | 2011-02-22T18:32:58+00:00 January 25th, 2010|Product Information|1 Comment

Top 10 Things To Check Before You Go For A Motorcycle Ride

J&P Cycles’ Motorcycle Technicians — who are well known for assisting motorcycle riders with technical questions on the phones — recently got together to create a list of the top 10 things you should do before riding your motorcycle to: A) Keep your bike in top running condition, and B) To keep you from getting stranded on the side of the road.

  1. Fluids. Make sure all your oils and fluids are topped off with the correct fluid.
  2. Battery. Make sure both the connections are tight. If your motorcycle battery is not a sealed type, make sure the cells are full of fluid. Be sure to check for cracks
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By | 2011-02-22T18:44:20+00:00 January 18th, 2010|Tech Tips|3 Comments

J&P Tech Tip: How to Install a Fast Hook Helmet Buckle

Does it annoy you as much as it does me to fumble around while trying to get your motorcycle helmet straps undone? Motorcycle helmet manufacturers realize this as well and have recently started to equip helmets with quick release systems right out of the box. But if you’re like me, you already own a helmet or two that you love and you don’t really want to spend big money right now to upgrade. If this sounds familiar, check out Fast Hook for Helmets.

Fast Hook attaches to your current helmet quickly, requires no sewing, is made from 100% polycarbonate (so it’s hot and cold weather resistant), and has a … Continue Reading

By | 2014-03-12T12:10:48+00:00 January 11th, 2010|Tech Tips|2 Comments

How to Customize a Yamaha RoadStar Motorcycle

How To Customize Your StarWe often hear from Yamaha RoadStar or other metric cruiser owners who would like to customize their bikes but aren’t quite sure where to start. With this in mind, J&P Cycles has teamed up with how-to author Doug Mitchel and our own Kody Wisner (J&P’s in-house bike builder) to create an awesome new book and instructional DVD detailing the many options available to customize your RoadStar or metric cruiser.

Published by Wolfgang Publications, How to Customize Your Star is a must read for anyone thinking about customizing their Yamaha RoadStar or metric cruiser. From lowering the front and rear suspension and changing fenders and wheels, to internally wiring ape hangers … Continue Reading

By | 2014-03-12T12:15:03+00:00 January 7th, 2010|Product Information|1 Comment

J&P Cycles 2010 Motorcycle Rally Schedule: January through March

This year, J&P Cycles will be participating in dozens of motorcycle rallies and events nationwide. With any luck — as you’ll see from the list below —  we’ll be attending an event close enough to where you live that you and your riding partners can stop by, meet us in person, and check out the latest motorcycle parts and accessories via the J&P Mobile Showroom.

For a complete list of 2010 events, visit the J&P Cycles Events Page (where you can search for events by zip code and state). In the meantime, here’s where to find us January through March of 2010:

January 2010

Jan 1-3:
International Motorcycle Show
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By | 2010-02-19T11:13:38+00:00 January 4th, 2010|Announcements|3 Comments

Get your 2010 J&P Cycles Vintage Wind Calendar Today

The New Year is almost here and if you’re like me, you still need a new calendar!  Luckily, J&P has just what you are looking for: A cool calendar at a cool price, and you can only get it from J&P Cycles!

The 2010 Vintage Wind Calendar,2010 Vintage Wind

which includes 12 reproductions from J&P founder & President John Parham’s personal antique photo collection of motorcycles in the early 20th century, shows a different vintage motorcycle scene for each month. The neat part is that you see not only a wide range of motorcycles — including Harleys, Indians and even Motordromes — but you also get to see the … Continue Reading

By | 2014-03-12T11:49:34+00:00 December 31st, 2009|Product Information|1 Comment

J&P Cycles 2010 Harley-Davidson Catalog is Now Available

2010 HD Catalog

A lot of great things happen this time of the year, including getting time off from work, relaxing with family and friends, and you guessed it, receiving your very own copy of the new 2010 catalog for your Harley-Davidson motorcycle!

If you are a current J&P customer and have purchased from us any time in the last several months, start checking your mailbox around Dec 28th when your book will magically appear. If you are a new customer, drop what you’re doing and call right now or go online and request your catalog today.

At 1,048 pages with more than 38,000 parts and accessories for Harley-Davidsons — including 2010 … Continue Reading

By | 2014-03-12T11:51:28+00:00 December 28th, 2009|Announcements|10 Comments