The Wandering Sparrow: Bell Pit Boss Helmet Review

May 10, 2016 | By: Joe Sparrow

With over 100,000 miles in 3 years of personal use, I’ve found that the Bell Pit Boss helmet has served me well but it’s time to retire it and move on to another helmet.

My “well worn” Bell Pit Boss helmet with over 100,000 miles of everyday use.

My “well worn” Bell Pit Boss helmet with over 100,000 miles of everyday use.

When I went looking for a helmet 3 years ago, I knew exactly what I wanted and was lucky enough to find the Pit Boss.  At just under 2 pounds, it was light enough to not fatigue my neck on 500+ mile days and had a micro-fiber type perimeter liner that proved to be quite comfortable (a mesh top liner with comfort … Continue Reading

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V-Twin Tire Buyer’s Guide 2016

April 22, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

You can have your cake and eat it too with these high mileage and premium performance cruiser tires.

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Dunlop American Elite

AmericanEliteThe Dunlop American Elite for Harley-Davidson is proudly designed, tested, and manufactured right here in the U.S.A. The American Elite is the premier aftermarket choice for Harley-Davidson riders looking for tires that can last for miles. Thes tires have an innovative Multi-Tread rear tire compound that incorporates a long-wearing compound in the center of the tire. For great handling Dunlop added a lateral-grip compound on each shoulder. The sidewall design proudly features the American Elite name, Made-in U.S.A. logo, and Multi-Tread logo. Available in a variety of sizes and … Continue Reading

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New Gear for 2016 | Black Brand Motorcycle Clothing

April 15, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

blackbrandMotorcycle gear seems to be of either two extremes, price point priority brands or high-end explicit brands. This noticeable split in the industry has left a gap for a new brand to come forth, and according to Phil Davy, Senior Directory of Apparel Brands at Tucker Rocky/Biker’s Choice, Black Brand Motorcycle Clothing is here to fill the void.

Black Brand incorporates details from the high-end fashion industry with functional features, then gives the product a reasonable price, making it fill the gap between price point and high quality product with a branded image. This audacious brand has both attitude and the spirit of authenticity with names like the “Sheared Beaver … Continue Reading

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Join the Rekluse Revolution

April 8, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

The centrifugal clutch system from Rekluse is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. Imagine how easy it is to cruise on the open highway, now imagine cruising through the steep inclines and crowded streets of Sturgis with the same ease, just shift, twist, and go.

Rekluse offers Harley-Davidson clutch components that are precision engineered and crafted from high quality billet aluminum providing the best in performance and durability. Compared to stock, the components of a Rekluse clutch are stronger, lighter, longer-lasting, and run at a cooler operating temperature. But what makes Rekluse stand out from the rest is their innovative centrifugally driven clutch featuring anti-stall technology. So whether you’re into the … Continue Reading

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The Biker Guide: Choosing the Perfect Exhaust

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February 4, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

 

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Every rider loves a good aftermarket exhaust, there is nothing quite as pleasing to the ears as the rumble of a Vance & Hines exhaust system. But why should you get an exhaust? Why is this one of the most popular upgrades for all types of riders?

The answer is simple, riders are looking to upgrade their bike in sound, performance, and look. Aftermarket exhausts come in all flavors from simple slip-on style to full race systems. A new exhaust opens up your motor and your bike will perform and sound much better once it’s uncorked. Upgrading from your stock exhaust is one of the most cost effective … Continue Reading

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February Product Guide

February 3, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

It’s February which means spring is just around the corner!

Time to start getting everything ready for riding season. We have everything you need to prepare and what better way to pass the last cold weeks of winter than with some upgrade projects for your bike? After all with the leap year we get a few extra days so may as well take full advantage of them. Take a look at our product guide video and blog for some great winter upgrade projects and new spring gear!

LS2 Track 569 Open Face Helmet | 752-979

LS2An updated version of the OF569 the Track 569 is one of the most popular … Continue Reading

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Double Your Comfort with Fat Baggers – Accept No Substitutes!

January 18, 2011 | By: Patrick Garvin

Fat Baggers Inc. — more affectionately known as FBI — is one of those outfits you know all about and assume that everybody else does, or you’ve never heard of them. Of course, we here at J&P are well versed when it comes to Gary Chipp and the boys, and not just because they’re our neighbors.

Fat Baggers Inc. is located just a quick trip west of our Anamosa headquarters here in the middle of Iowa. And we like them for more than just the fact that they’re fellow Iowans, although that certainly carries a lot of weight with us. What we really admire about these guys is their ability … Continue Reading

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RSD Shares Its Full Metal Jacket With You

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January 17, 2011 | By: Patrick Garvin

Let’s face it, the days of one-off custom bike builds from the ground up are all but over. Blame it on the economy or call it a fad, but unless you do it for a living, building a bike from the frame up really isn’t all that feasible any more. Just look at the number of professional bike builders in business now compared to five years ago. Shrink City.

One of the best builders is not only still around, but he’s turning out eye-popping customs like clockwork. Roland Sands has built his share of mind-blowing bikes and what sets him apart from the others is a habit of building bikes … Continue Reading

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Medallion Does it Again With Six New Instrument Styles

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January 12, 2011 | By: Patrick Garvin

Early last spring we introduced you to a company that was making a splash in motorcycle instrumentation. Medallion Instrumentation hit the scene with bagger gauges that offered style, function and prices unmatched in the motorcycle industry. Our bagger owners who came across these jewels were clamoring to get a set into their fairing. Problem was, they were only available for bikes built from 2004 and up. On top of that, Softail, Dyna and Roadking owners were left out in the cold and wanted in on the action. The guys and gals over at Medallion heard the commotion and responded.

These bad to the bone gauge sets are now available to … Continue Reading

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It’s Never Too Early (Or Too Cold) to Order T-shirts

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January 6, 2011 | By: Angi Kearney

For those of us living in cooler climes, a quick peek outside is evidence enough that it’s nowhere near T-shirt weather yet. Yeah, the Christmas gear is going back in the garage and you’re probably thinking of taking the tree out to the curb, but that doesn’t mean we can’t start counting down the days until spring.

To prepare for those warmer days, we’ve partnered with the National Motorcycle Museum to add some cool, new motorcycle apparel for the New Year. We’ve got skull T-shirts featuring the J&P logo and motorcycle racer motif. These are also available in long sleeve and sweatshirts. We’ve got headlight logo T-shirts and J&P’s Life Continue Reading

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