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Road Hazards to Avoid on a Motorcycle

Road Hazards to Avoid on a Motorcycle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL0Rtvlw8X8   When you are riding on two wheels, you have to be more aware of your surroundings than if you are driving a car. There are many hazards to look out for that could cause damage to you and your bike. 1. Gravel One of the [...]

By |2017-01-26T12:19:05+00:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles, How-To Articles|3 Comments

J.W. Speaker Adaptive Headlight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=561spN6mFI4   Let There Be Light I recently upgraded my Roadking with the J.W Speaker adaptive LED Headlight and LED Spot Lights. I’ve had them installed now for a few hundred miles and so far, so good. Installation was easy and the lights had a feel of quality to them. Since my bike is [...]

By |2017-01-26T10:42:38+00:00October 4th, 2016|Categories: How-To Articles, Lights|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

How to Change Motorcycle Handlebars

One of the fastest ways to add some comfort and style to your bike is to change out your handlebars. This simple job along with a few other minor changes can change the look and feel of your entire bike and it is something you can do in a couple of hours with basic tools. [...]

Invest an Hour, Ride for Days

Everyone wants to spend as much time as possible on their ride, and summer is a prime riding season.  Even in the heat, there is nothing better than taking off for roads unknown, the local watering hole, or taking a different way home on your daily commute just to spend a bit more time on [...]

Motorcycle Helmet Care

Helmets are arguably the single most important piece of safety gear. Much like your bike your helmet needs to be taken care of for it to perform at its full capability, which in unfortunate events can be the difference between a concussion and walking away safe. Taking care of your helmet will also keep it [...]

By |2017-05-10T11:59:48+00:00January 21st, 2016|Categories: How-To Articles, Motorcycle Buyers Guides|Comments Off on Motorcycle Helmet Care

How to Remove an H-D Road Glide Fairing

Patrick shows you how to remove the outer fairing from a 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide. If you’re planning on doing audio, dash or gauge upgrades on your bagger, this is the first step you’ll want to take.

Tools needed:
• 3/16” allen wrench
• t27 torx
• t25 torx
• Phillips screwdriver

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to chat with one of our techs or give us a call.… Continue Reading

By |2017-01-13T12:24:48+00:00June 9th, 2015|Categories: How-To Articles|Comments Off on How to Remove an H-D Road Glide Fairing

How to Set the Suspension Sag on Your Motorcycle

Are your shocks set up correctly? Do you know to check? Because your sag will vary based on your riding conditions and the weight on your bike, it’s important to check your sag and reset it as needed.

In this video, J&P Cycles merchant Patrick Garvin walks you through how to check and set your motorcycle suspension sag. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to chat with one of our techs or give us a call.… Continue Reading

By |2015-04-15T14:37:55+00:00April 8th, 2015|Categories: How-To Articles|2 Comments

Harley Engines: Don’t Get Bored With Bores Ever Again

Man, oh man. The weather turned beautiful here in Anamosa—70 degrees, sunshine and just a touch of wind. Bikes are starting to come out from winter storage, and more and more people are itching to get out on the road. As we begin April, let’s dive into what makes up these engines.

Eastwood Engine Bore GaugeThere are so many things happening these days when it comes to engines, it’s hard to keep up. The standard engine rolling off the H-D line is the 103 cubic inch (ci) Twin Cam, with the CVO line getting a 110 ci Twin Cam.

This is not news; the 103 ci became standard in almost all Big Twins … Continue Reading

By |2015-04-15T14:41:32+00:00April 2nd, 2015|Categories: How-To Articles|3 Comments

How to Adjust the Clutch Cable on Your Harley-Davidson

Why would I need to adjust my clutch? There are several important reasons why including wear and excessive movement. Or on the other hand, something known as “clutch creep,” meaning you have the clutch pulled all of the way in and the bike is trying to pull its way through.

In the above video, Patrick walks you through the tools and steps needed to adjust your clutch cable. Our clutch adjustment was performed on a 2008 Harley-Davidson Street Glide and would be similar for all late model Big Twins.… Continue Reading

By |2015-04-15T14:43:21+00:00March 31st, 2015|Categories: How-To Articles|41 Comments