Celebrating J&P’s 35th Anniversary, What Makes Us Different

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February 11, 2014 | By: Angi Kearney

Celebrating 35 years in business this year, our founder John Parham set the bar high from the start. Top-notch customer service in addition to the best selection of parts and accessories were key. Today, J&P is the leader in the motorcycle aftermarket parts, accessories and apparel business.

In addition to highly trained customer service representatives, we take pride in the fact that we have trained motorcycle technicians on staff to answer our customers’ questions (a service no one else offers). Here’s what else makes J&P different from everyone else.

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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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J&P Cycles Employees Share Their New Year’s Resolutions

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January 1, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

J&P Cycles Event and Special Projects Supervisor Patrick Garvin talks with J&P Cycles staff members regarding their motorcycle-related resolutions for 2014.

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J&P’s Cowan Will Ride Again After Motorcycle Accident

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December 19, 2013 | By: Joe Cowan

Joe in EREditor’s Note: Back in November, we introduced you to Joe Cowan, J&P Cycles Network Administrator. At the time of the blog being published, Joe was in transition from our Iowa headquarters to Daytona Superstore. Unfortunately, shortly after arriving in Florida, Joe was involved in an accident. He has graciously agreed to share his story. After drizzling all day, it was time to go home. I dawned my rain pants over my jeans, put on my jacket and helmet. As I proceeded home down US1, the lanes were merging into one due to construction. I was aware of the black SUV in the left lane behind me as I … Continue Reading

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Looking for the Perfect Holiday Gift? J&P Can Help!

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December 13, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

Tick, tick – the clock is ticking closer to the holidays. Time is running out if you’re still on the search for the perfect gift. Well, you’re in luck if a gift recipient is a motorcyclist – we have some gift ideas for any biker in your life – even the ladies. If you have any questions or require additional assistance, Santa has some elves here to answer your questions, but you better hurry!

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Approaching Holidays are About More than Gifts

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November 20, 2013 | By: Lowell Anderson

Christmas GreetingsWell the holidays are here, and it’s that time of the year to start thinking about gifts, cards, and spending time with family and friends. Now while that may sound alright, in my opinion, we have lost the whole meaning of the holiday. To me the holidays have become a time of immense pressure and stress. Walking into my local big-box retailer starts to become a real adventure this time of the year. It’s always  packed with more people than I care to be around – all wandering the aisles aimlessly trying to find those perfect gifts. Every year, it seems like the stores are trying to push you into … Continue Reading

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Meet the Team: Joe Cowan, J&P Network Administrator

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November 19, 2013 | By: Andrea Hall

Joe Cowan, who started at J&P Cycles in Anamosa, Iowa, as a network administrator in September 2012, recently got the opportunity of a lifetime.

As a Florida native, Joe spent the last 16 years living in Iowa with his wife and children. With winter quickly approaching and both of their children nearly out of the house, Joe sent a request to the company to be transferred back to Florida to J&P Cycles’ Destination Daytona Superstore.

The move also meant more time on his 1976 Kawasaki KZ750, which Joe traded for a laptop computer 13 years ago.

Despite being limited by Iowa’s winters and cooler temperatures, Joe logged more than 7,000 … Continue Reading

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Veterans Day 2013

November 11, 2013 | By: Scott Holton

FlagsHere it is, time for what seems to be my annual essay on Veterans Day. Having been a blogger since the inception of the J&P Cycles Blog, a pattern has emerged regarding national holidays with any military connection. Give it to Scott, he’s a vet, he can do it. As a United States Marine Corps veteran, I’m honored to be given the challenge to write about these holidays. I’ve just re-read the past offerings that have been posted, so I don’t repeat my ramblings.  Today, I’m going to examine the reasons I chose to enter military service.

As a young man, I came from a family whose father and numerous … Continue Reading

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Product Reviews – Help Your Brothers and Sisters Out

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November 8, 2013 | By: Brett Koranda

Product reviewThe migration to online commerce is a phenomenon that has transformed the marketplace over the last decade and has become a permanent fixture in the world of retailing. Like any change, there are disadvantages. Often times, in an effort to offer the widest variety of product choices, it can become a challenge as a buyer to make up your mind which way to go.  Most customers, particularly in our world, historically had enough familiarity with their bikes and their preferences to make a sound decision between the OEM brand and maybe two or three options offered at a local dealer.  Love it or hate it, we’re not in that world … 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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