Average riders put more thought into louder pipes than the maintenance of their motorcycle braking system. Loud pipes save lives. We published a post about this controversy not too long ago. True or not, one thing about loud pipes is certain – the Feds aren’t interested in pipes that aren’t loud enough. The Harley Brake [...]
Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a four-part series showcasing 12 female riders with historic significance.
The 19th Amendment guaranteed Women would receive the same right to vote as men. The era between 1878 and when it was finally ratified in 1920 were tough on women everywhere, but for those who stood up for what they believed in and help prove, reveal or otherwise convince the majority of the citizens of the United States that women kick ass and deserve to have the same rights as men: We want to say thank you. As you read through this brief overview of important women in motorcycle history, some … Continue Reading
Courtesy Mercury News Me: I think you guys in LA are crazy to lane split on these packed highways. Colleague: I think Texas bikers are crazy to not wear helmets. That was the beginning of an hour-long conversation, at the end of which we simply had to agree to disagree. And to [...]
The art of the motorcycle engine has evolved dramatically since the days of the F-Head. In 1921, a Harley-Davidson became the first motorcycle to win a race with an average speed of 100 miles per hour.
The engine — and motorcycles engines in general — have changed dramatically since the early days. Time and technology have taken their toll in both good and bad ways, some would say. During a recent staff meeting here at the J&P Cycles headquarters in Anamosa, Iowa, our resident motorcycle experts and enthusiasts thought it would be interesting to highlight the history of the v-twin engine. From the F-Head, to its evolution as a … Continue Reading
There are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about motorcycle riders. People often say we have a death wish or they misconstrue us as careless adrenaline junkies with no thought of consequence. The truth is most riders are very aware of how we put our lives on the line every time we ride. [...]
Entering a foreign country on a motorcycle for an extended stay can be quite intimidating to say the least. The border crossing was my initial fear, not because of anything illegal in my possession but wondering if I would have to wait hours in line only to have everything I've packed spread across the search tables [...]
Keith “Bandit” Ball is the Godfather of the Custom Bike industry and acts like a human switch as calls start early in the morning and often runs late into the night as he puts people together and keeps his thumb on the pulse of the custom motorcycle industry. Recently he put a $100,000 restoration [...]
By K. Randall Ball with photos by Markus Cuff This story is about two young upstarts in the motorcycle industry, Andrew Ursich & Imogen. They didn’t stumble into each other until the Bikernet.com website tossed them together for a photo shoot in the Port of Los Angeles ghetto for 5-Ball Leathers. Actually, Imogen, who runs [...]
Sometimes three fingers of Jack Daniels will give you a different perspective, and honestly, I was working nine fingers of Jack when Bandit, the editor/owner of the online custom bike magazine bikernet.com, called and asked what I was good for, as he hadn’t seen an article from me since 2014? Dr. Jack Tequila (a hobbyist [...]
The J&P Cycles 2015 Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night Series, sponsored by Cassill Motors, Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery, Bud Light, KRNA and KHAK, was a huge success! The final event held on Thursday, Sept. 17, featured great music by Framing the Red, door prizes and cool drinks. A large group of bikers came together for … Continue Reading