The Smell of New Motorcycle Tires

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July 24, 2014 | By: Jeff Maddox

TiresAh, the smell of new tires. If you’re like me, there isn’t anything better than knowing you have two new tires on your bike. I know it’s painful to the wallet to put them on, but it’s a necessary evil when you ride motorcycles. And when you really ride, putting a lot of miles on your bike it can be quite painful a couple of times a year.

Every year before I hit the road for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, I have new tires put on. I really struggle with it when I see I still have a few miles left on the old ones and it seems … Continue Reading

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How to Read a Motorcycle Tire

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June 20, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

IMG_1539Describing a motorcycle tire as a round, black piece of rubber that’s about a two-foot diameter circle won’t give you the information you need to make a smart buying decision, will it? When it comes to tires, particularly the ones you plan to use on your motorcycle, information is a very handy thing to have. This is especially true if you’re interested in replacing those tires and even more so if you plan to replace them with something other than the OEM tires.

To make it a little easier, the tire manufacturers have come up with nomenclature that describes everything you need to know about your tire and printed it … Continue Reading

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Let Daytona Bike Week Take Away Those Winter Blues

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February 20, 2014 | By: Patrick Garvin

Bike Week 1Just about everywhere in the US has been touched by old man winter’s hand this year. Here in the midwest we have had a particularly brutal winter, and I’m pretty much fed up with it. The bitter cold, snow and blustering wind have run their course with most of us. I have a solution for you my fellow two wheel fanatics, even if spring isn’t on your horizon for another 6-8 weeks!

Daytona Bike Week is here to save us from our winter time misery! Strap your scooter in the back of your van and point it south. J&P Cycles will have two locations chocked full of the latest and … Continue Reading

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J&P Donates $35,000 to Camp Courageous of Iowa

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August 8, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

CCCheck13For 11 years, J&P Cycles has incorporated an industry golf outing into their Open House Rally festivities. This year, more than 40 representatives from 29 of J&P Cycles® exhibitors and industry media participated in the tournament on Friday, June 28, that raised a whopping $35,000 for Camp Courageous of Iowa.

To date, the outing has raised more than $160,000 for the camp, a year-round respite care and recreational facility for individuals of all ages with disabilities, located a mere 12 miles from J&P Cycles, outside Monticello, Iowa.

A big thank you to this year’s Golf Tournament sponsors. Hole sponsors included: Airhawk Inc., Avon Tyres, Bell Helmets, BikeMaster, COBRA USA, Danny … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles is Ready for Sturgis 2013

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July 15, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

Sturgis 1Sturgis 2013 is quickly approaching and now is the time to get those trip plans finalized! While the official dates of this year’s rally are Aug. 5-11, J&P Cycles has you covered by setting up and opening the week prior to the event’s kick off.

That’s right from Wednesday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 11, the two stores and two lots that J&P Cycles completely take over will be ready to assist you! Not only can you buy parts and ship them home (with 10% off most items and free shipping to your home), but you can also buy parts and have them installed on your motorcycle while you wait.… Continue Reading

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Two for Tuesday: Dunlop Q2’s Get the Job Done on the Street

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October 25, 2011 | By: Patrick Garvin

Just before I set out on my trip to Sturgis this year, I decided to throw a new set of shoes on the ZX-10R. I’d heard all the hype surrounding the Dunlop Q2’s when these tires were released a while back, what with the media claiming they were great, resulting in faster lap times and so on and so on.

But the hype still left me wondering about the tire’s abilities on the street. I was pretty certain they performed quite well at the hands of experts on the racetrack, but I had questions about how well they would operate under a bit of a whack job like myself (especially … Continue Reading

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