May 15, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz
The connection between motorcyclists and the Armed Forces has always been strong for motorcycle riders — and in particular, the Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The American military started using motorcycles for transportation back in 1913, and three years later, Harley-Davidson motorcycles became a sought-after vehicle by top brass for use in military operations. In fact, by the beginning of World War I, a third of the Harley-Davidson motorcycles produced were earmarked for military use. So it comes as no surprise that admiration for this powerful, two-wheeled vehicle continues for those who served in the military.
This bond continues today and is one reason why we at J&P Cycles join the rest of … Continue Reading
April 30, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz
You’ve got questions about what motorcycle parts best fit your bike, or how one part performs over another. Where do you turn for such information? Or maybe you’re planning a trip and looking for a great route through a state you’ve never been to. Where do you find that information? A lot of us turn to our friends or the local motorcycle shop. Or we take advantage of the online forum, a valuable source of information used on a daily basis by thousands of motorcycle riders.
Online forums and message boards have been around for years, and J&P Cycles boasts one of the oldest motorcycle-related forums on the Web. One … Continue Reading
March 27, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz
What’s your decision-making process whenever you choose where it is that you’re going to buy something? I’m not talking just about motorcycle parts, either; think for a moment about groceries, bath towels, luggage, books, and other items. What factors go into where you make your purchases? Do you look for a store with a long-standing name? Someplace where you know the floors are clean or where the prices are the lowest in town? Without really knowing it, we size up companies each and every day — from the restaurants we frequent to the grocery stores we buy from, and yes, even where we choose to buy aftermarket motorcycle parts… Continue Reading
March 12, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz
As a motorcycle enthusiast and owner, we’re guessing you rarely add just one single item to your bike when making modifications. When buying new handlebars, you’re going to put new grips on. A new motorcycle seat might mean a new backrest, armrest, or seat pad. For those who make frequent purchases or frequently add items to a purchase, we offer the Gold Club — a membership club that helps you save money on your J&P Cycle purchases.
The Gold Club costs just $49.99 to join (for a one-year membership), and includes:
- Free gift (valued at $29.99) – this year it’s a J&P Cycles clock (pictured above)
- A $15 coupon on
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February 10, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz
Several of our staff attended V-Twin Expo over the weekend, and what they saw deserves to be shared with a wider audience than just the lucky few who could attend the show. V-Twin Expo, by the way, which is put on by Easyriders, is always a great opportunity for J&P staff to see new motorcycle products and talk to manufacturers about their plans for the upcoming year.
Here is a quick sneak peek at a few of the great new products and display bikes our staff saw at the show:
A new 2” belt drive from Rivera Primo for 2007-2010 Touring bikes that requires no modification, bolt right on … Continue Reading
January 29, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz
Welcome to this week’s edition of J&P Cycles’ Top Tweets and Updates. True to its title, we again bring you the most noteworthy motorcycling-related updates in social media from the last week.
@JPCyclesDeals followers on Twitter are absolutely the first to know about great deals from J&P Cycles. If you don’t believe us, check out the following Tweet, posted to our Deals feed on Twitter a day before it was announced via our eNewsletter:
January 22, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz
Welcome to this week’s edition of J&P Cycles Top Tweets and Updates. You may have noticed a slight name change in the title of this weekly series. This was done to include status updates on Facebook page where we’ve seen increasing levels of activity.
- Stealing a page from Burt Reynolds and the 1981 comedy “The Cannonball Run”, a popular tweet from earlier this week was the announcement that John Parham of J&P Cycles will be taking part in the Motorcycle Cannonball Ride, a 3,325 mile “race” on vintage motorcycles (pre-1916). Check out the tweet.
- With lower than normal temperatures throughout the country our deals on January 11th and
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January 15, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz
Question: What makes motorcycle parts and accessories even better?
Answer: When they’re FREE!
J&P Cycles has teamed up with Maverick — publisher of American Cycle and American Bagger — to offer over $3,000 in gift certificates good toward the purchase of any product from J&P Cycles. Imagine what you could do with a $1,000,$500, or $250 gift certificate and access to the entire J&P Cycles motorcycle gear inventory at your finger tips.
With $1,000 you could pick up some new motorcycle tires from Dunlop or Avon, splurge on those Vance & Hines exhaust pipes you’ve been eyeing, or choose nearly any product from our huge selection of motorcycle parts… Continue Reading
January 15, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz
With winter in full swing and cabin fever beginning to set in, most of the biker community has started or is in the middle of their off-season builds. As bike projects go, it doesn’t get much more creative than Roland Sands. Roland is not only a favorite here at J&P Cycles but a regular at our annual Open House . This brings me to one of the more interesting tweets last week.
In New Blood Episode 4, you get a behind the scenes look at a very unique motorcycle build. Roland Sands builds a bike around a MotoGP motor using the highest levels of racing technology.
@JPCyclesDeals offered up … Continue Reading
January 8, 2010 | By: Tim Barcz
Only a few days into 2010 and I’m already starting to wonder how many resolutions have been broken by the people I know, let alone worldwide? Despite what other people might be doing, here at J&P Cycles, we’re holding firm on our resolution to recap the top shares and tweets from our social media outlets on a weekly basis. Below, you’ll find selected tweets from our two Twitter account (@JPCycles and @JPCyclesDeals), as well as something we recently posted to our Facebook Fan Page :
From the primary @JPCycles feed, the most buzz-worthy tweet from the week that was a tweet about a new motorcycle TV show called … Continue Reading