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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J&P Cycles’ Team Members Go Pink to Promote Cancer Awareness

October 25, 2013 | By: Andrea Hall

J&P Cycles’ team members, men and woman alike in Florida and Iowa, joined forces to show their support for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and do their part to promote cancer awareness, in general.

The month of October has been designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease and provide greater access to services.

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
• About 232,340 women in the US will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer
• About 39,620 women will die from breast cancer
• 1 in 8 woman will develop invasive breast … Continue Reading

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Meet the Team: April Ludeke, J&P’s Product Merchant Support

October 22, 2013 | By: Andrea Hall

AprilInstead of playing with baby dolls like other little girls her age, J&P Cycles Product Merchant Support April Ludeke spent her childhood days riding go-carts and playing in the dirt with her older siblings. A self-proclaimed Tomboy, there wasn’t much a Band-Aid couldn’t fix.

As a toddler, April rode around her hometown on the gas tank of her dad’s Honda Gold Wing. He always told her, “If you can reach you can ride.” To this day, she takes that expression to heart as she grips the ape hangers on her 2006 Dyna Wide Glide, which she named Walter, because it sounded like a reliable old man that would … 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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My Internal Dialogue

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September 24, 2013 | By: Brett Koranda

Internal DialogueI’ve had this idea, along with a lot of dissociated thoughts, rattling around the ol’ bean for a while. These mostly occur to me as I ride, especially on longer runs. I thought it might be fun if not personally beneficial to share them from time-to-time. I’ll confess I’ve toned down the verbiage as some of my dialogue is a bit “saltier,” as my grandma would’ve put it, than is probably permissible on this blog. Hey, thanks for your indulgence! Feel free to contribute a few of your own.

• Not much is funnier than when you see a guy toss his leg over a pristine scoot, fires up, gooses … Continue Reading

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SOA Stars Coming Back to Celebrate J&P’s 35th Anniversary Three-Day Open House Rally

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September 17, 2013 | By: Angi Kearney

SOA Mark BooneSOA Tommy FlanaganIf you attended the J&P Cycles Open House Rally this year, but didn’t have the chance to meet Sons of Anarchy stars Tommy Flanagan (who plays Filip “Chibs” Telford) and Ryan Hurst (who plays Harry “Opie” Winston), you will get a second chance at the 2014 35th Anniversary J&P Cycles Open House Rally. Well, you’ll get a second chance to meet with Filip who will be joined by Mark Boone, Jr. (who plays Bobby Munson).

In addition, to celebrate J&P’s 35th anniversary, the rally is going to be a three-day extravaganza held June 27-29.

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The 2013 two-day event held June 29-30 surpassed the 30,000 mark for visitors, and more … Continue Reading

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Indians – 2014 Edition

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September 10, 2013 | By: Scott Holton

Today we are going to talk about one of the most marketed debuts for an alternative to an American made motorcycle. Reported here two years ago, industry giant Polaris acquired the rights and intellectual properties to the Indian name brand. Since that acquisition, we have been hearing stories that the new Indians would be well engineered, attractive and not priced out of the market. Polaris has been very busy, and during Sturgis this year they unveiled the NEW INDIANS. All I have to say, is this was one of the most anticipated debuts in American motorcycle history. The actual coming out party was extremely well attended and the folks who … Continue Reading

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Yes, It’s a Stock Motor

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September 5, 2013 | By: Patrick Garvin

Patrick Garvin riding SturgisMy stock motor Dyna sporting a 88” BONE STOCK Twin Cam motor may be the toughest motor I have ever owned. That is a fairly strong statement coming from me considering that I have predominantly owned sportbikes for the past 10 years.

A brief background on my personal motorcycle lineage, I started off on HD’s then started modifying them (even winning a horsepower shootout at the old AMI in Daytona) quickly moved onto no bar drag racing with sportbikes. Big bore, turbo and nitrous. To say I was jaded by horsepower was an understatement. Fast forward to present day and my everyday rider is a 03 Dyna.

Over the winter … Continue Reading

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Happy Birthday, America!

July 4, 2013 | By: Scott Holton

Fourth of JulyToday I want to wish our United States Happy 237th Birthday!

It sure is great to be an American and have the freedom to ride motorcycles and attend great events like this past weekend’s Open House Rally. There are many places in our world under tyranny and people don’t have the freedom attend an event like the J&P Cycles rally. Heck, in those places, a rally like ours could never happen.

On our country’s birthday, we should celebrate the ideals our founding fathers put forth in establishing a fledgling country. I’m pleased and proud to be an American and am glad for the freedoms that I have been granted. … Continue Reading

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