How to Install a Motorcycle Exhaust System

April 16, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

ExhaustStock pipes are fine, but don’t always provide the look, sound or performance you want. Fortunately swapping them out for something that does suit your needs is an easy and inexpensive way to upgrade your ride, and it shouldn’t take more than a few hours at most, even if you’ve never done it before.

First up, here is a list of exactly what you’ll need:

  • 3/8ths drive socket set (Fractional for HD’s, metric for everything else).
  • Combination wrenches in the appropriate sizes.
  • Any sockets or wrenches peculiar to your bike i.e. Torx or Allen wrenches.
  • 3/8 drive torque wrench
  • Aerosol lubricant (WD-40, CRC 556 etc.)
  • Anti-seize
  • Shop manual: Aftermarket is
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J&P Cycles Founder John Parham Doing Well Nearly Four Years After Lung Transplant

April 11, 2014 | By: Angi Kearney

John and Jill (1)April is National Donate Life Month, and today happens to be Donate Life Blue and Green Day, a day set aside specifically to spread awareness about organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation.

J&P Cycles has a special connection to this effort as our founder John Parham received a life-saving lung transplant almost four years ago. As you may recall, we shared John’s story from waiting for a lung to his recovery just a week after his lung transplant and his last update, a year post-surgery, here on the J&P blog.

In the nearly three years since that last post, John has been busy promoting his love of antique … Continue Reading

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Bike Week 2014 Recap

April 9, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

The 2014 Daytona Bike Week is in the books, but we had such a great time that we had to share just how awesome it was! Attendance was up at our J&P Cycles Destination Daytona Superstore and despite the construction at the Speedway, we saw quite a few folks come through and check out the J&P Cycles mobile showroom.

Bike Week 2014 started off rainy and miserable, but then the skies cleared up and the sun came out. And so did the bikes! Main Street was packed as usual with vendors, bars, bikes and babes lining the fabled stretch of asphalt night-after-night and day-after-day. Anyone who knows Daytona will tell … Continue Reading

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Top 12 Historic Female Riders, Part IV

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April 4, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

Editor’s Note: The following is the fourth and final blog in a four-part series showcasing 12 female riders with historic significance.

In Parts I, II and III we introduced you to the duos of Effie & Avis Hotchkiss and Adeline & Augusta van Buren as well as the first female to win an AMA event Dorothy “Dot” Robinson, Iron Horse Motorcycle Club Founder Bessie Stringfield, Motor Maids Founder Linda Dugeau, the First Lady of Sturgis Pearl Hoel, First Original Stunt Rider Terry Strong and First Female Member of the 200 Mph Club Marcia Holley.

Laura-Klock-BonnevilleLaura Klock

Facts: Sturgis Hall of Fame Member, Custom Bike Builder and Land Speed Record … Continue Reading

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Top 12 Historic Female Riders, Part III

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March 28, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

Editor’s Note: The following is the third in a four-part series showcasing 12 female riders with historic significance.

In Part I and Part II we introduced you to the duos of Effie & Avis Hotchkiss and Adeline & Augusta van Buren as well as the first female to win an AMA event Dorothy “Dot” Robinson, Iron Horse Motorcycle Club Founder Bessie Stringfield, Motor Maids Founder Linda Dugeau and the First Lady of Sturgis Pearl Hoel.

Terry Strong

Terry-Strong-Life-CoverFacts: Original Stunt Rider

Known as the ‘Blonde Cyclone’ this daredevil on two wheels made her name as part of stunt shows, performing in the motordome (often called the walls of death’ in … Continue Reading

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The Great Motor Company Introduces Two New Models

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March 27, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

2014-Harley-Davidson-Low-Rider (2)The Harley-Davidson Low Rider was first introduced to the motorcycle community back in 1977. About that time you or your parents had really big hair bested only by their really big bell bottom pants and the disco movement was in full swing. Over 30 years may have passed us all by in a blur, but the folks at HD remember what was cool about that era (or at least what they think was cool about it).

For 2014 Harley has reintroduced the Low Rider and the Super Low 1200T. Both bikes are based on the idea of offering an easy to ride, retro-cool design that apparently you, the customers have … Continue Reading

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Bike Week 2014 Willie’s Tattoo Old School Chopper Show

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March 25, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

Bike Week and the Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Old School Chopper Show seem to go hand-in-hand. We say it every year, but honestly, we mean it – if your plans include a trip to Bike Week, this show is always a must-see! In case you missed this year’s show, J&P Cycles gives you an all-access pass, where the fun bikes are not only built to impress, but ride!

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Are You Really Ready to Ride?

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March 24, 2014 | By: Jeff Maddox

Get Ready to Ride

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

Are you prepared? The riding season is upon us and I for one need to get out and do a little back road traveling. But really, are you prepared? I know the first thing that comes to mind when presented with that question is usually a “yes!” New tires, oil changed, your bike is cleaned up with a full tank of fresh gas, of course your bike is ready. But the question is, are you prepared?

It’s been a long, cold winter. More snow in … Continue Reading

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Top 12 Historic Female Riders, Part II

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March 21, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

Editor’s Note: The following is the second in a four-part series showcasing 12 female riders with historic significance.

Bessie StringfieldBessie Stringfield

Facts: Founder of the Iron Horse Motorcycle Club, she fought through the barriers of being a black, female motorcycle rider and became an Army motorcycle dispatch rider in WWII. She became an AMA Hall of Fame Member in 2002.

As a teenager, Bessie made a name for herself by traveling around the United States on a perpetual quest for adventure. In 1929 she became the first African-American woman to travel across the US alone, on a motorcycle. According to the legend, Bessie started riding as a teen and would flip … Continue Reading

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Top 12 Historic Female Riders, Part I

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March 15, 2014 | By: J&P Cycles

Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a four-part series showcasing 12 female riders with historic significance.

The 19th Amendment guaranteed Women would receive the same right to vote as men. The era between 1878 and when it was finally ratified in 1920 were tough on women everywhere, but for those who stood up for what they believed in and help prove, reveal or otherwise convince the majority of the citizens of the United States that women kick ass and deserve to have the same rights as men: We want to say thank you. As you read through this brief overview of important women in motorcycle history, some … Continue Reading

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