The Anticipation. The Agony.

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February 12, 2015 | By: Scott Holton

It’s the middle of February. The freaking temp outside of J&P Cycles this morning was 1° F, and I’m jonesing for a motorcycle ride. Now mind you, I get to do a great deal of yacking about motorcycles here at my job; however, nothing quite replaces the adrenaline surge I get when I twist the throttle and hit the open road.

J&P E-Tech Scott Holton with his custom bike. I started riding at age 13 when my dad bought me a Montgomery Wards Riverside 250. I suppose these days that not many remember the retail giant that used to go toe-to-toe with Sears Roebuck. Heck, how many remember that name? The Riverside 250 was a single cylinder street … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles ‘Pie Toss’ Benefits Team Member’s Grandson, Family

February 6, 2015 | By: Angi Kearney

When J&P Cycles management learned that five-year-old Austin Smith, the grandson of Human Resources Administrator Kris Weers, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, they immediately started considering ideas for a benefit in support of the family. The result: purchase tickets for $2 a piece or 6 for $10 and have the opportunity to throw a “pie” of whipped cream at a member of the J&P Cycles upper management team. Additionally, a soup luncheon with a free will offering was held along with a 50-50 raffle.

Austin SmithAustin, a super hero loving little boy, is the son of Britt and Mikinzie Smith and grandson of Jeff and Kris Weers and Kevin and … Continue Reading

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How to Buy the Right Tires for Your Motorcycle

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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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How to Upgrade Your Motorcycle Braking System

January 29, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

This time of year is a great time to make some modifications to your ride. These modifications don’t have to be elaborate upgrades. Check out this video that provides a breakdown on upgrading your brake system.

 

 

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Kawasaki is Now Taking Orders!

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December 15, 2014 | By: Scott Holton

A couple weeks ago, I blogged about the new mechanized two wheeled marvel coming down the line from Kawasaki. Last week, I saw where they are actually at the point of taking orders. Here, you can pre-order an H2 or the monstrous H2R here. The first thing that jumps out at me on both bikes is the MSRP. Holy Buckets!!

I shared these two links with a number of my co-workers here at J&P Cycles, and asked for some input and feedback. Understand, a number of those polled are Harley enthusiasts, some Metric specialists, and some general motorcycle enthusiasts.

I think I laid out my own drooling thoughts … Continue Reading

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Demise of the Metric Market

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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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If It’s Not Broke, Don’t Fix It. Right? Wrong.

November 19, 2014 | By: Andrea Hall

JP responsiveAs with anything, there’s always room for improvement. You may never see them, but behind the scenes at J&P Cycles, we have a collaborative team of product merchants, web developers, photographers, writers and designers, to name a few, who are constantly working to improve our website to make your life easier.

If you’ve been paying attention over the last year, or even the last six months, you may have noticed some subtle differences to our website, especially if you shop on a phone or tablet. Several years in the making, J&P Cycles finally launched its first responsive pages on the website this past March.

What is responsive? What does that … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles Has You Covered this Holiday Season!

November 17, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

Do you have a motorcyclist on your holiday shopping list? If so, you’re in luck – we just published the J&P Cycles Holiday Gift Guide for 2014. Here, J&P’s own Patrick Garvin rolls through gifts in a variety of price points: under $25, under $100, under $250, over $250 as well as gifts for him and gifts for her. You’re sure to find something for even the hardest to please biker. Happy shopping!

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Biketoberfest 2014

November 14, 2014 | By: Patrick Garvin

The leaves started to turn red and orange here in Iowa, so we took that as a sign that we needed to head south and visit our home away from home (otherwise known as the J&P Cycles Destination Daytona Superstore). Just so happened there was a bike rally going on; the biker version of the fall classic was in full swing as we rolled into the sunshine state. Since we figured this might be the last time we get to see the sun for a few months we took full advantage of our time Daytona to run the Biketoberfest gauntlet. We didn’t want to keep all the good times … Continue Reading

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Veterans Day 2014

November 11, 2014 | By: Scott Holton

Military Veterans Holding Flags in ParadeScott here again, it’s the beginning of November…daylight savings time just reverted, it’s going from cool to downright cold and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Another thing November brings us is Veterans Day. In the past, I’ve blogged about the origins of this holiday. In posts, I have highlighted how I joined the service and became a veteran myself. Today I’m going to talk about what this day means to me, and why.

So I don’t cover the same ground I have in the past, I’ll just briefly say that joining the service was the single most important, and life shaping event that I have ever done. Every … Continue Reading

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