How to Buy the Right Tires for Your Motorcycle


January 30, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Replacing the old tread on your motorcycle tires isn’t always the hard part, but determining exactly what you need, can be. Here, Patrick from J&P Cycles shows you what to do look for when you’re in the market for some new tires.

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Demise of the Metric Market


November 25, 2014 | By: Lowell Anderson

Star RaiderOne of the big issues we always have here at J&P Cycles is trying to make sure we have a good offering of parts for our customers to choose from. This may seem easy to some, but it usually turns out to be a real challenge. There are a lot of things to consider when adding parts into the product line. We want to make sure we offer parts that have a purpose and meet a need. We want to make sure they are of good quality and that they fit correctly. We want to make sure that the vendor stands behind their product and can deliver it in a … Continue Reading

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2014 Sturgis Recap


August 25, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

If you weren’t able to make it to Sturgis this year for the 74th Sturgis Rally, don’t worry, we have a glimpse of what you missed. If you were pinching pennies saving for next year’s hugely awesome event, that’s good – it’s going to be huge and over the top. You can count on J&P Cycles to give you a preview of what to expect going into the 2015 75th Sturgis Rally.



Iowa Showroom Redesign Provides Larger Area for Metric Parts, Better Traffic Flow


February 5, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

Gold Wing areaJ&P Cycles’ Iowa showroom underwent some noticeable layout changes in the last few weeks with the restructuring of the soft goods and metric areas of the store. A major reason for restructuring was to give the ever expanding metric parts area a bigger footprint. This redesign provided an opportunity to not only remerchandise existing parts, but to eliminate slow moving and discontinued parts and add a selection of some of the newest parts on the market.

LuggageAn added bonus of the redesign is the better traffic flow provided. Previously with the clothing located directly in front of the middle counter, the main counter where purchases are made, congestion was frequently … Continue Reading

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Bova Reminisces About When His Motorcycle Journey Began


November 26, 2012 | By: Don Bova

Do you ever miss being a new motorcycle rider?  We all have different stories of how and when we rode the first time.  Some of us were pre-teens, some of us were teens, some in our 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, and beyond.  We all had different reasons for why we started to ride and we all had different levels of instruction (or lack of instruction.)  No matter what stories we have to tell, there are things that every single one of us has that can’t be taken away or changed, and those are our rookie riding experiences.

What a rush being a newbie was!!  Sometimes I force myself to think back … Continue Reading

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Different Is Good


October 31, 2012 | By: Lowell Anderson

As motorcyclists, we tend to be individuals and I would say more so than the “normal” public. We all have our own ways of enjoying motorcycles differently. You can see it in our style and in our actions. It always puzzles me how this translates all the way down to the clothing we wear and the bikes we ride. Sportbike guys tend to look like sportbike guys wearing flashy gear and helmets. Harley guys dress like Harley guys. They wear black leather vests, t-shirts, chaps and bandannas.  BMW guys tend to have a different style altogether. Sort of like a mixture of uniform and space suit. Everyone prefers to … Continue Reading

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A Motorcycle to Stir My Soul


August 29, 2011 | By: Jeff Liller

Chances are that if you’re reading this blog post, you’re deep into bikes. And as a person who is into bikes, you know as well as I that motorcycles move the body, but stir the soul. Each of us has a bike or bikes that do that for us.

There’s just something about the way it feels, looks, sounds or smells that gets the pulse racing and the synapses firing. Maybe it’s the bike you’re now riding that offers you the freedom you could never get from the family truckster. It could have been the bike you took you first ride on, hanging on for dear life. In the case … Continue Reading

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Honda Rolls Out its Two-Wheeled Offerings for 2011


May 13, 2011 | By: J&P Cycles

“Practicality” can be a very subjective term. By general definition, it could be described as the inclination of being designed for actual work or useful activities. The current economic climate suggests that it’s less than practical for OEM’s to continue pushing out huge-bore cruisers and race-spec sport bikes at the rate that they were a half a decade ago.

With most folks having less disposable income, and with gas prices skyrocketing, many new releases available from the Japanese center around a different market segment in the United States than in years passed. Many of the newer models represent a big change in the American motorcycle market. Often referred to as … Continue Reading

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