October 8, 2013 | By: Ryan Schwahl
It is ever so apparent that the Harley craze is currently turning from baggers to dynas. This is in part to television and YouTube. California clubs have traditionally used dynas and FXRS as their motorcycles of choice. This is due to the way they are set up – 600 pounds with a 29 degree rake angle. That is almost 250 pounds lighter than the baggers with the same motor, which is a huge power to weight ratio.
So, when it was time for me to find a new project I sought out a Dyna. The search ended up being a six month long hunt to find a solid, clean … Continue Reading
February 8, 2013 | By: Ryan Schwahl
There are three main criteria used in pricing motorcycle repairs. The first is labor, or what the shop charges for the time and expertise that goes into repairing your vehicle. The second is parts, and whatever other shop support materials are used in the repair process. The third is fixed costs or overhead costs the repair shop has to cover, but that’s not reflected on your bill.
To diagnose a computer problem on today’s modern motorcycles, certified technicians must go through very extensive (and expensive) training. In addition, the equipment used by the technician to get accurate readings is costly.
Certain costs are not passed onto the consumer. Those … Continue Reading
September 28, 2012 | By: Ryan Schwahl
Editor’s Note: Ryan Schwahl has been a part of the J&P Cycles team since January of 2011. As a chat tech in our Destination Daytona location, Ryan answers customers questions via phone, chats and e-mails. A graduate of MMI, his previous experience included working in custom motorcycle shops. He’s always been a motorcycle and hot rod enthusiast, and has a vast knowledge of high performance action and drag racing. His daily ride is a 2010 Road Glide, and when not working at J&P enjoys riding with his wife and friends.
2013 is the 110th anniversary year for the Motor Company. To commemorate this event no fewer than seven Harley-Davidson® models, … Continue Reading