How to Build a Harley-Davidson Sportster Tracker on a $2,000 Budget

How to Build a Harley-Davidson Sportster Tracker on a $2,000 Budget The reviving popularity of hooligan flat track racing has sparked enthusiasm for customizing Harley Davidson Sportsters by converting them into dual-sport trackers and scramblers. Lines continue to blur what once clearly separated motorcycles into standard classifications. Customizers want to push the limits of what [...]

How to Customize Your Motorcycle

Motorcycle enthusiasts love to express individual style through customization. American V-Twin motorcycles like Harley Davidsons are fun to customize, because they can take on so many different looks. Serious riders like to get highest possible performance out of their motorcycle by replacing stock parts with quality aftermarket parts. J&P Cycles has a large variety of [...]

All Star Baggers

All Star Baggers All Star Baggers is one of the leading names in the big wheel industry. Located in downtown “Deep Ellum” Dallas, they pride themselves in being able to offer individualized service to each customer ranging from custom “made to order” motorcycle builds to unique intricate paint jobs. I sat down with Art Steele [...]

Lichter Leaves Nothing to the Imagination

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:

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

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J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Giveaway Bike Will Handle Bumps, Potholes and Road Unevenness in Style

Article2-image2-Adding barsWhen time constraints were  brought on by three Sturgis bikes, Paul Wideman of Bare Knuckle Choppers (BKC) rose to the occasion pulling all-nighters and crack-of-dawn mornings hustling to work on the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Giveaway Bike. The ground-up build was scheduled to be revealed at Biketoberfest this week, but due to logistics and acts of God (that were out of our hands), the parts have only been trickling in. Dubbed the “Heartland Hustle” by the J&P team, we’ve been busy getting things into place.

Article2-image3-newfrontendThis motorcycle will not be affected by bumps, potholes or even the unevenness of the road. In what follows, we’ll review some of the components … Continue Reading

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2014 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder National Champion Creates 2015 Giveaway Bike

06-02-roller-1024x768J&P Cycles has teamed up with Bare Knuckle Choppers to create the “Heartland Hustle,” the J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Championship Giveaway Bike.  “The Heartland Hustle” features an S&S X-Wedge engine, S&S transmission, Rivera Primo belt drive, Rolling Thunder FXR style chassis, Ride Wright wheels, Metzeler tires, a set of 8″ StrongArm risers and stainless steel Moto-S bars.

The motorcycle will travel the Progressive International Motorcycle Show circuit, where those in attendance can sign up for a chance to win this sizzling hot machine! The Progressive International Motorcycle Shows kick offs in San Mateo, Calif. on Oct. 31 and conclude on Feb. 15 in Chicago, Ill. The winner of the bike … Continue Reading

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J&P Customizes Four Bikes – Part III – Working on the Slim

Slim 1Editor’s Note: In January we introduced you to our most recent project of updating four bikes: a 2012 Sportster® XL1200V (72), a 2013 Softail® FLS (Slim), a 2012 FLHTCUTG Tri-Glide® and a 2012 Goldwing GL1800P, here. Well since then we’ve shared the work on the Sportster 72 and now we’re showcasing the Slim. Here is the low down on the work done.

Ok, ok, I’m sorry, ok?  I offered Scout’s honor that my blog entries on the build projects would be more timely.  Well, let that be no reflection on Scouts of any kind.  The dishonor is mine.  My humblest apologies – now – … Continue Reading

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J&P Customizes Four Bikes – Part II – Working on the Sportster 72

Sportster completeEditor’s Note: Last month we introduced you to our most recent project of updating four bikes: a 2012 Sportster® XL1200V (72), a 2013 Softail® FLS (Slim), a 2012 FLHTCUTG Tri-Glide® and a 2012 Goldwing GL1800P, here. We have been busy in the last month! Here is a low down on the work done.

To characterize the work surrounding the projects as hectic would be like referring to LeBron James as a forward for the Miami Heat.  While true, it just doesn’t tell the whole story.

Progress has been incredible, especially when you consider there are four bikes in the process at the same time.  … Continue Reading

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The Evolution of My Evolution – Part II

063 (2)Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a series by J&P’s own Rick Jessen to show you what can be done to personalize your motorcycle with a little imagination and a J&P Cycles catalog. A plus, one doesn’t need to spend a fortune on custom, fabricated one-of-a-kind parts.

So now you have seen how this bike looked when I bought it (The Evolution of My Evolution – Part I), let’s continue with the first phase of changes.  I have not been known as a person who uses a windshield, but since I turned 60 last year I thought I could use a small shield. I purchased … Continue Reading