October 22, 2013 | By: Andrea Hall
Instead of playing with baby dolls like other little girls her age, J&P Cycles Product Merchant Support April Ludeke spent her childhood days riding go-carts and playing in the dirt with her older siblings. A self-proclaimed Tomboy, there wasn’t much a Band-Aid couldn’t fix.
As a toddler, April rode around her hometown on the gas tank of her dad’s Honda Gold Wing. He always told her, “If you can reach you can ride.” To this day, she takes that expression to heart as she grips the ape hangers on her 2006 Dyna Wide Glide, which she named Walter, because it sounded like a reliable old man that would … 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. Not … Continue Reading
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
January 11, 2013 | By: Merrill Bonney
Editor’s Note: J&P Cycles Iowa Showroom Sales Tech Merrill Bonney started with J&P back in May of 1999 as a phone sales representative. During that year’s Sturgis Rally, he worked in the showroom and after the event stayed there, moving onto to a sales tech. Prior to joining J&P, Merrill worked in the auto parts business for 25 years.
Merrill’s motorcycle riding journey began in 1975 and since he has owned a couple of Suzukis, an Ironhead Sportster, Shovelhead, Electra Glide and his current ride is a 1997 FLHRFI fuel-injected Road King. In his spare time, Merrill enjoys tinkering on his motorcycle (he has done most of … Continue Reading
It’s pretty hard to improve on perfection, but our second-ever Gold Wing catalog makes it two winners in a row — and it didn’t hurt at all that we added 16 new pages of everything Wing. This is a fairly new publication for us, and in fact, it’s only the second time we have produced a Gold Wing-specific catalog. The Powers That Be here at J&P were so pleased with the way everyone received Volume I they decided to keep it going. Good decision!
The 2011 J&P Cycles Gold Wing catalog has expanded its selection of clothing and helmets with new product from Alpinestars, Tourmaster, Shoei, and … Continue Reading