Top 12 Historic Female Riders, Part I

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March 15, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

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

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Winter Weather Didn’t Hamper J&P 2014 Winter Workshop

March 11, 2014 | By: Merrill Bonney

Winter workshopEditor’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. He worked the showroom during that year’s Sturgis Rally, and stayed there after the event, moving onto a sales tech position. His motorcycle riding journey began in 1975 and since he has owned a number of bikes. Today 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 the work on all his motorcycles and vehicles.  

On a cold, blustery and snowy Saturday on the first day of March here at J&P Continue Reading

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Top 10 Rally Destinations for 2014

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March 7, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

The start of Daytona Bike Week got those of us up north us thinking that this event is the start of event season!  It also made us think about all the other motorcycle events/rallies across the country and we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Rally Destinations for 2014. While you wait to thaw out this might be a great list to get your vacation juices flowing. Enjoy!

1. Sturgis, Aug. 4-10, Sturgis, South Dakota

The granddaddy of all the destinations you should have on your calendar is the Sturgis Rally. The Black Hills provide a perfect backdrop for day rides, from Mt. Rushmore to Spearfish Canyon. Lazelle and … Continue Reading

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Bike Week 2014 – What’s There to do at Night?

March 4, 2014 | By: Ina Postel

14 Bike WeekWhat’s that rumbling sound? In addition to the pounding of tools as tents are being set up, colorful 18-wheelers are rolling into the surrounding parking lots, and there are bikes – lots of bikes!

It’s time for the 73rd Bike Week, a time when people from all around the world flock to the Daytona Beach, FL area. Tourists come here to not only meet with and speak to all kinds of motorcycle vendors, and fellow riders, but those in cooler climates like to head south to also escape winter’s fury. During the day there are plenty of activities to keep you busy, but what exactly is there to do … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles Releases Two New Catalogs

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February 24, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

BLUEFLAME BAGGERYear-in and year-out, J&P Cycles produces one of the largest aftermarket parts and accessories catalogs specifically for Harley-Davidson enthusiasts. 2014 is no different. A few weeks ago, the 912-page big book became available to the public.

Inside, find what you’re looking for when it comes to 1985 to 2014 HD models, and parts from the following manufacturers: S&S, Bell Helmets, Vance & Hines, Kuryakyn, Custom Chrome and Biker’s Choice. Each of the product lines and pages has been refined, so only the best in selection is offered. This catalog is your one-stop place to shop.

If you haven’t received yours in the mail, now is … Continue Reading

How to Install Mirrors

February 5, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

The next how-to installment is here! Watch how to install custom mirrors on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Installing new mirrors is a fairly easy, and affordable way to give your ride a new look.

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New, Used Parts Supply Ultimate, Unique Hobby for One J&P Customer

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January 13, 2014 | By: Josh Schmit

Editor’s Note: Josh Schmit is a HD and Metric E-Tech at J&P Cycles, and has been with the company for 10 years. In his 10 years of assisting customers with their rides, he has received some pretty interesting feedback. Recently, he received one such piece and was so captivated by the story, he had to share.

RonEver wonder why does customer XXXXX851 order part number 330-066 (Red lens glass OEM 68090-47) off and on at various times throughout the year, and on occasion four at a time? At present count I have gone through and used a dozen of them, and still planning on getting a few more!…No! It is Continue Reading

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Harley Unveils New V-Twin Liquid Cooled Engine Models

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November 5, 2013 | By: Lowell Anderson

Earlier this month Mother Harley released its new additions to the HD product line. The new Harley-Davidson Street 750 and 500 feature the new Revolution X V-Twin liquid cooled engines. They are entry level bikes with a lower stance and are built to be nimble and easy to ride. These bikes were released to the public at the EICMA show in Milan, Italy earlier this month.

Not sure how people will accept this new adventure for Harley. First introducing a liquid cooled platform and now introducing smaller “urban” version liquid cooled bikes is quite a change. Styling of the bikes is meant to be in your face and fresh, but … Continue Reading

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Water-Cooled, 2014 Indian Follow Up

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October 28, 2013 | By: Scott Holton

14_Harley-CVO-Ultra-ClassicWell, we managed to find another hot button topic when we asked about your opinions of the new “Wet-heads”. We received 274 responses to that blog. This is a follow up to that and a few other things we have discussed lately.

I’m an HD bulletin board junkie, and while I haven’t seen a lot of feedback about the “wet-heads”, I have seen a couple of posts describing coolant overflow issues. As with any new (did I really say that?) technology, there may be some initial issues to work out. Doing an internet search for 2014 Harley water-cooling issues does not bring back much by way of results, so … Continue Reading

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Look What Followed Me Home

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October 8, 2013 | By: Ryan Schwahl

Ryan's DynaIt is ever so apparent that the Harley craze is currently turning from baggers to dynas. This is in part to television and YouTube.  California clubs have traditionally used dynas and FXRS as their motorcycles of choice. This is due to the way they are set up – 600 pounds with a 29 degree rake angle. That is almost 250 pounds lighter than the baggers with the same motor, which is a huge power to weight ratio.

So, when it was time for me to find a new project I sought out a Dyna. The search ended up being a six month long hunt to find a solid, clean … Continue Reading

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