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Importance of having a good battery

I had a customer once that was on a ride from Canada to Vegas. He ended up spending his Las Vegas weekend in Butte, MT while his buddies rode on without him.  His vacation was ruined all because of a bad battery. It started with a call from a traveler on the road asking if we [...]

By |2018-12-31T13:43:11+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Riding Tips, Tech Tips, V-Twin|2 Comments

Spring Prep in December – Be Ahead of the Game

It’s that time of year every biker hates, time to put the bike away for its long winter hibernation. Take some time now to prepare your bike for its winter sleep. Save yourself some headaches and money in the spring by following these key tips and tricks this season. Wash your bike now, pick up [...]

By |2018-12-24T10:06:45+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Product Information, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spring Prep in December – Be Ahead of the Game

Does This Thing Really Work?

Believe it or not, my favorite product that wowed me in 2018 was Anti Monkey Butt Powder. Working on the events team for J&P Cycles will take you from the “dry heat” in places like Laughlin, Nevada all the way to the Daytona Beach, Florida “moist heat”. After a grueling 12 hour setup, nothing soothes my [...]

By |2018-12-20T17:29:23+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Product Information, Reviews, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Tags: , |5 Comments

106 Inches of Fury, S&S Cycle’s “Baby Stroker” Kit

This story starts like many others I’ve heard while standing behind J&P’s tech counter… “so I was just driving along”. So there I was, just cruising along on my trusty Dyna (and by cruising I mean thrashing it per usual) and I swear I hear a ticking sound. I can’t quite place it but it [...]

By |2018-12-11T21:05:54+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Bike Builds, Editorial/Commentary Articles, How-To Articles, Tech Tips, V-Twin|Tags: |1 Comment

Sportbike oil change and facts

“An oil change is the cheapest insurance you can buy for your motor”. I have found myself saying this countless times over the years as it always holds true. Engine oil is your motor’s lifeblood and will affect your engines longevity and performance more than any other factor. Let’s go over the what, why and [...]

By |2018-05-09T16:00:11+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: How-To Articles, Motorcycle Maintenance, Tech Tips|2 Comments

Vance and Hines Code REaD Diagnostic Tool

Vance & Hines Code Read is a Harley code reader, you no longer have to take your ride to the dealer to find out what that code light on your Harley is. Vance & Hines Code REaD allows you to stay in-sync with your Harley-Davidson motorcycle. Easily diagnose, clear and learn about trouble codes related [...]

By |2018-05-11T09:52:27+00:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: How-To Articles, Tech Tips, Tools|Comments Off on Vance and Hines Code REaD Diagnostic Tool

Invest an Hour, Ride for Days

Everyone wants to spend as much time as possible on their ride, and summer is a prime riding season.  Even in the heat, there is nothing better than taking off for roads unknown, the local watering hole, or taking a different way home on your daily commute just to spend a bit more time on [...]

How To Order Motorcycle Cables

After our previous blog posts about extending your motorcycle cables and brake lines, and another about measuring for comfortable bars, we thought it’s about time to take on the topic of cables all by themselves.

Harley Throttle

Let’s start with HD throttle cables. In this modern era we use a two-cable system, something that was mandated by the government to preclude sticking throttles. In case the throttle does stick, the two-cable system has a positive action when the handgrip is closed, closing the throttle.

Through the decades, we’ve experimented with three types of cables. The first cable was used on “butterfly” type Keihin carbs that were common on … Continue Reading

By |2016-05-12T08:31:02+00:00May 12th, 2016|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Fuel Management

"Fuel plus air equals motion." Exhaust and intake upgrades are the most popular aftermarket replacement products on the market. The aftermarket alternative parts are much less restrictive than stock thus airflow through the engine is increased. The fuel air ratio is crucial to performance, when there is an increase in airflow there needs to also [...]

By |2017-01-31T16:53:39+00:00February 11th, 2016|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

The Biker Guide: Choosing the Perfect Exhaust

    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 [...]