September 12, 2016 | By: Joe Peek
Are you a rider who continues to use OEM brake pads? Have you given much thought about the two primary types of brake pads available?
OEM brake pads aren’t necessarily a bad thing. Motorcycle manufacturers have good reasons for choosing a specific brake pad. However, based on your riding style, this may not be the best brake pad for you.
It’s important to make informed choices about your motorcycle maintenance. When it comes to brake pads, that means understanding the differences between sintered and organic brake pads. Here’s what you should know about each.
Sintered Brake Pads
Sintered brake pads are used by most manufacturers on newer motorcycles. Popular for … Continue Reading
July 6, 2016 | By: Joe Peek
Have you ever ended a long trip, covering hundreds, maybe thousands of miles, counting down each mile until you could get off your bike?
Mustang Solo Seat
I remember returning to Dallas after riding around Lake Michigan; up the eastern coast, over into Wisconsin, and stopping at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. The soreness on the way back caused me to stop every 50 miles just to give my butt a 15-minute break. That was the trip that got me to the point of investing in a more comfortable seat.
For the most part, stock seats look great, and fill the part if you are doing mostly local … Continue Reading
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.
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
April 22, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft
You can have your cake and eat it too with these high mileage and premium performance cruiser tires.
Dunlop American Elite
The 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
April 15, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft
Motorcycle 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
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
February 4, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft
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
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
An updated version of the OF569 the Track 569 is one of the most popular … Continue Reading
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
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