New Year New Gear | Scorpion

January 20, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

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With every new year comes new gear to celebrate! We are excited to introduce Scorpion as an addition to our selection of gear lines for 2016. Scorpion has been dedicated to providing premium products to motorcycle riders of all kinds for the past decade. With so many products to highlight choosing only a few to review was difficult so make sure you check out this link to our website for the full line of Scorpion products available.

Men’s 1909 Distressed Leather Jacket | 743-926

743-926_AThe 1909 Leather Jacket is a vintage style premium leather jacket complete with a name that pays homage to the year 1909 when Indianapolis Motor Speedway … Continue Reading

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JPC Report

January 18, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

AMA Pro Flat Track Racing Returns to Oklahoma City for 2016

OKC-FlatTrack-2016After over 15 years AMA Pro Flat Track Racing is officially making a return to Oklahoma City at the newly renovated Remington Park. The event has been added to the official AMA schedule for 2016 dated to premiere on Saturday, June 18th. The race will make history for Oklahoma as it will mark the first Mile event held in the Sooner state.  Racing fans have been starved of the action ever since the speedway at the fairgrounds was torn down in 1999 making the return of racing this year a major priority to fans in the area. Additionally the … Continue Reading

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No Brainer: Wheel Bearings

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January 14, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

wheel_bearingsIt’s that time of year again the winter brings extreme weather conditions across the country making many riders swap out tires for a tread more suitable to the current climate. Regardless of tire selection every rider needs to do this one simple no brainer routine maintenance while the wheels are off the bike; replace wheel bearings. If you already have the wheels off the bike to replace the tires throwing in some new wheel bearings is a safe and inexpensive addition to the task. Removing and replacing wheel bearings can be done at home with the proper tools and some grease. So don’t let your wheel bearings get to this … Continue Reading

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Harley-Davidson’s plan to step up appeal to women and young adults.

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January 13, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

harley-davidsonHarley Davidson is stepping up with a new marketing plan aimed at increasing  brand appeal to women and young adults. The past year has proven disappointing in sales for Harley, consequently the company’s share of the large motorcycle market  has slipped. In the succession of events, Harley’s stock prices have dipped about a third from last year.  What is causing all this trouble for a company that has been a leader in the American motorcycle industry? The surge of recalls of defective bikes certainly can’t be helping the matter but word of a plan to increase marketing spending in 2016  sheds light on the lack of appeal to an audience … Continue Reading

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Progressive International Motorcycle Show – Miami 2016

January 12, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

ultimate_builders_largeThe J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rolled into Miami with a pronounced Latin beat. The energy was high inside the Miami Convention Center with Cartel Baggers making their presence known by displaying 26 custom Baggers in the Modified Harley Davidson and FreeStyle classes. And if you like killer Baggers, then the Miami show is a “can’t miss” on the schedule. During the awards ceremony hundreds of Cartel Baggers’ enthusiasts came out to support the competitors and the custom bike lifestyle.

The award for the hardest working shop went to the Chairman of the Board, Ralph of Cartel Baggers. He took home the SHO DOG Award and received a … Continue Reading

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Discovery Channel announces new miniseries Harley and the Davidsons an epic story of American legends.

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January 8, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

From left William Davidson, Walter Davidson, Arthur Davidson, and William S. Harley.

From left William Davidson, Walter Davidson, Arthur Davidson, and William S. Harley.

The Discovery Channel recently has announced a new mini-series for 2016 that has everyone in the V-twin world buzzing; Harley and the Davidsons. Based on a true story the series will portray the passion of two 19 year old kids who built an empire from their backyard.

Game of Thrones stars Michiel Huisman as Walter Davidson and Robert Aramayo as William S. Harley with The Little Rascals star Bug Hall as Arthur Davidson will portray the men who built the current day American legend that is Harley Davidson.

The series will take America back to Milwaukee during the … Continue Reading

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American As Apple Pie

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November 13, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

by Rennie Scaysbrook – Cycle News

Photography by Kit Palmer

Have big country? Must tour! The American V-twin dream is alive and kicking with these two homegrown heroes.

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It seems a prerequisite an American motorcycle need be a V-twin, almost as much as a big touring motorcycle need be American. Wherever you go in the world, if you want style, comfort and above all, road presence, there’s simply nothing to equal a big ol’ American twin. For generations Euro and Japanese manufacturers have tried and failed to replicate the charisma and big mile desire a Harley exudes. It must be intolerably frustrating for them, because in a few short years, … Continue Reading

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The Wandering Sparrow’s Ride from Billings to Reno

November 9, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

J&P Cycles’ own Joe Sparrow A.K.A. Wandering Sparrow, recently rode from Billings, Montana to Reno, Nevada. What Joe encounters never ceases to amaze and inspire a future road trip.  Until then, we continue to live vicariously through him.  The following is a sample of what he saw and who he met along the way.

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The Salmon are running on the lower cascades of the Columbia River

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I haven’t worked a rally since Sturgis so I guess it’s time to clean up and get to work at Reno

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The Pacific Coast in Oregon

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Taking a history break at the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park in Fort Clatsop, Oregon

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Have Cocktail, Will Travel:
Dumptruck Rides the Good
Times Biker Party Circuit

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November 6, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

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Dumptruck is an emcee, voice over actor, bouncer and biker leather-model who loves roller derby, fast bikes and long rides. He’s committed to delivering a good time for all the participants in every event that he emcees. Some people have a party, but with the Dumptruck, he is the party. Being a gypsy biker is also about making friends and finding new adventures. At the conclusion of the 5 day, 1,000 mile 2015 Geico Hot Bike Tour, Dumptruck and his new friends Ben and Patrick, rode from the end of the tour in Billings, Montana to Ten Sleep, Wyoming.

Ten Sleep is located in the Big Horn Basin in the … Continue Reading

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Jessica’s Pink, Flat Black & Chrome Trike

November 4, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

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Jessica Ruse of Urban Custom Bikes (TeamURBAN) rolled into the Portland Convention Center with an old-school trike and rolled out with 2nd place at J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show in the Modified Harley class.  Jessica and her son Jacob represented the Fife, WA firm at the competition with the highly modified Harley custom.

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The build started with a customer that had a Sportster and couldn’t conquer two wheels so she brought it in to TeamURBAN for a trike conversion. The customer’s roots are in hot rodding, she is a cancer survivor, and her favorite color is chrome. So the color palette was simple, flat black, metal flake … Continue Reading

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