A Hard Winter = Digging Deeper

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February 18, 2014 | By: Jeff Maddox

PMS-ingEditor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

When in doubt, dig deeper. I know what you’re thinking; how can digging deeper relieve any doubt? For those of us in the Midwest who are currently buried in over a foot of snow, digging can’t hurt. But, it goes deeper than that. We motorcyclists ride our bikes for many reasons – ranging from transportation to recreation, and somewhere along the way we find something else. Something deep down inside of us that only a motorcycle can bring to the surface. Freedom. That feeling you get … Continue Reading

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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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How to Install Mirrors

February 5, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

The next how-to installment is here! Watch how to install custom mirrors on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Installing new mirrors is a fairly easy, and affordable way to give your ride a new look.

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How to Install a Motorcycle Seat

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January 24, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

 

While most of the United States is in winter’s fury, this is a great time to wrench on your motorcycle in preparation for that first great day! In the next few weeks, we’ll be posting how to videos of jobs you can do (easily) in your garage.

First up, replacing the seat on your Harley-Davidson.

 

 

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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 Gears Up for 35th Anniversary Open House Rally

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January 9, 2014 | By: Angi Kearney

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It’s not too early to start thinking about this year’s J&P Cycles Open House Rally! In fact, while most of the country is in a deep freeze, it’s the perfect time to start planning that trip to the heartland of eastern Iowa this June (when it’s almost guaranteed to be much warmer).

Since 2014 is our 35th anniversary, we’re going all out! You may remember back in 2009 when we celebrated our 30th anniversary, we turned the one-day event into two days. Well, for this monumental occasion, we’re extending the rally to 3 days! The rally will kick off on Friday, June 27 and continue through Sunday, June 29. That’s … 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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Raise the Bar Regarding Motorcycle-Related Trips in New Year

December 31, 2013 | By: Jeff Maddox

Happy 2014Editor’s Note:What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

As we sit with our feet dangling on the edge of a new year, we have a lot to think about. Past rides, future rides and epic rides come to mind – along with memories made with old friends and the new ones we met along the way. We’ve seen a lot from the seat of our motorcycles and hopefully we’ll see so much more as the new year gets underway. Every mile we ride, whether good or bad, becomes a story to tell. You may … Continue Reading

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Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours

December 25, 2013 | By: Zach Parham

The holiday season is a great time of year at J&P Cycles – one we all enjoy. There are different festivities we take part in as a group: the holiday party, departmental gift exchanges and employee lunches. It’s hard to not have the holiday spirit.

As we reflect on 2013, the Open House Rally immediately comes to mind. More than 30,000 of you visited us during our 34th annual event in June. With 2014 being J&P’s 35th year in business, we’re upping the ante for the 2014 Open House Rally. Drum roll please… we’re turning this event into a 3-day rally. That’s right, 3 days! Friday, June 27 to Sunday, … Continue Reading

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Bell Introduces Two New Helmet Lines for 2014

December 23, 2013 | By: J&P Cycles

Bell Helmets is leading the way for the 2014 riding season by continuing to release cutting-edge style lids for all types of riders. Unlike some of the other helmet manufactures out there, Bell is doing more than just releasing bold new graphics; they are releasing new styles and designs that push the envelope while staying loyal to their heritage of safety and style. Earlier this year Bell released the Rogue helmet which was innovative and new. Bell reinvented the half helmet and marketed it to the hard core cruiser market. This year Bell is at it again with the Qualifier line and the new retro Bullitt!

The Qualifier has many … Continue Reading

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