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. Stock parts that come out of the factory on the motorcycle are often shoddy quality and need to be replaced with performance aftermarket parts. J&P Cycles has a large variety of upgrades to enhance your ride with style, comfort, and performance.
Anyone who says you they don’t care about looking cool on their motorcycle is lying. But, no one wants to ride through aches and pain either. When customizing your motorcycle it is important to choose upgrades that increase comfort, convenience, … Continue Reading
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 of All Star Baggers to talk shop.
Where are you from and how did you get into motorcycles?
I was born in Manhattan, but grew up in Los Angeles. I chased a pretty girl to Dallas and never looked back. I started the business with my friend of 20 years. My business partner, Nick Morale, is the head … Continue Reading
I met Evan Favaro of Speakeasy Motors a few years ago when he was 21 and had just started his custom bike and Hot Rod company. He was working 16 hour days and building the business from the ground up.
1981 Yamaha XS650 donor bike
He started learning his craft at 14 when he bought himself a welder and used it to weld a chain into a steering wheel for a go kart he built with a buddy, and the rest, as they say, is history. At 15 he built his first chopper and at 17 he started an apprenticeship at a local motorcycle shop, working full time during high … Continue Reading
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:
When 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.
This 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
J&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
Editor’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
Editor’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
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.
Greetings everyone and welcome to 2013! First off, thank you for the support and comment posts on my last blog entries. It’s great to hear from you! Believe it or not, I read each and every comment and had a blast doing it. Now, let’s get down to business, shall we? We’re going to leave the worlds of motorcycling philosophy and needling popular culture behind for a while and get down to why you’re here, and I have a job…BIKES!
If you have been a customer of J&P Cycles over the years you have seen some killer custom machines grace our catalog covers and displayed in our showrooms. It’s been … Continue Reading