J&P Cycles 36th Anniversary Open House Rally Location Moving Up the Road

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February 20, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Open House Rally utilizing the Jones County Fairgrounds, in Monticello, Iowa, 10 miles north of Anamosa.

Basic CMYKGrowing pains is something J&P Cycles knows all too well. From starting the business in a one room shop outside of Anamosa, Iowa, with no running water and no indoor plumbing to the many expansions at the current location just outside Anamosa, J&P hasn’t stopped growing.

Once again, J&P Cycles is experiencing growing pains. The 36th annual J&P Cycles Open House Rally, scheduled for June 27-28, is being moved to a different location than the usual J&P headquarters. This year, the rally is moving to the Jones County Fairgrounds, located in Monticello, Iowa, … Continue Reading

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Bike Week’s Best Kept Secret

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February 20, 2015 | By: James Dean

When you think of Daytona Bike Week, you think about all the vendors, events and the biker bars.

One of the most spectacular things to do is often overlooked and that’s riding the Loop. It is one of the most majestic rides in Florida and it’s right here in Daytona Beach, starting at the Granada Bridge headed north on John Anderson Drive in Ormond Beach.

The Loop is a 22-mile ride that starts out through a beautiful residential area along the intracoastal waterway, and is then greeted by beautiful trees that cathedral the winding roadway. When you reach High Bridge Road, turning left takes you over the Halifax River and … Continue Reading

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Top 10 Must-Haves for Daytona Bike Week 2015

February 16, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

With the 74th annual Daytona Bike Week only weeks away, J&P Cycles is packing up the semis and getting ready to head south where we’ll have two locations full of the latest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories.

While you’re at Bike Week, stop by J&P Cycles Destination Daytona Superstore to meet with representatives from nearly 50 different brands. Here, you’ll get the chance to meet with industry reps, get hands-on parts demonstrations and browse our 15,000 square foot showroom for the largest selection of motorcycle parts in one place.

Daytona Bike Week Mobile ShowroomBe sure to also cruise on down to the Daytona International Speedway and stop by the J&P Cycles mobile showroom, which … Continue Reading

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The Anticipation. The Agony.

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February 12, 2015 | By: Scott Holton

It’s the middle of February. The freaking temp outside of J&P Cycles this morning was 1° F, and I’m jonesing for a motorcycle ride. Now mind you, I get to do a great deal of yacking about motorcycles here at my job; however, nothing quite replaces the adrenaline surge I get when I twist the throttle and hit the open road.

J&P E-Tech Scott Holton with his custom bike. I started riding at age 13 when my dad bought me a Montgomery Wards Riverside 250. I suppose these days that not many remember the retail giant that used to go toe-to-toe with Sears Roebuck. Heck, how many remember that name? The Riverside 250 was a single cylinder street … Continue Reading

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Guest Blogger Maddox Asks, ‘When Did it Happen for You?’

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February 10, 2015 | By: Jeff Maddox

Jeff MaddoxSo when did it happen for you? Do you remember that moment when motorcycles grabbed your attention changing the way food tastes, your clothes smelled and how you dress on a daily basis? Sure you do. For me it was 1974 when I got my first motorcycle; a Harley-Davidson X90. My life would never be the same.

From that summer on, my life revolved around spark plugs, gasoline and dirty socks. I rode that bike every chance I could, giving me a lifelong mark on my left boot and disheveled helmet hair. Calluses on my hands? Why yes, thank you. But there is so much more to this journey…

I … Continue Reading

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J&P Cycles ‘Pie Toss’ Benefits Team Member’s Grandson, Family

February 6, 2015 | By: Angi Kearney

When J&P Cycles management learned that five-year-old Austin Smith, the grandson of Human Resources Administrator Kris Weers, was diagnosed with a brain tumor, they immediately started considering ideas for a benefit in support of the family. The result: purchase tickets for $2 a piece or 6 for $10 and have the opportunity to throw a “pie” of whipped cream at a member of the J&P Cycles upper management team. Additionally, a soup luncheon with a free will offering was held along with a 50-50 raffle.

Austin SmithAustin, a super hero loving little boy, is the son of Britt and Mikinzie Smith and grandson of Jeff and Kris Weers and Kevin and … Continue Reading

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How to Buy the Right Tires for Your Motorcycle

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January 30, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Replacing the old tread on your motorcycle tires isn’t always the hard part, but determining exactly what you need, can be. Here, Patrick from J&P Cycles shows you what to do look for when you’re in the market for some new tires.

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How to Upgrade Your Motorcycle Braking System

January 29, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

This time of year is a great time to make some modifications to your ride. These modifications don’t have to be elaborate upgrades. Check out this video that provides a breakdown on upgrading your brake system.

 

 

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Kuryakyn Lower Fork Cover Install

January 8, 2015 | By: Patrick Garvin

Towards the end of last year we added a Victory to the current stable of J&P motorcycles, a Cross Country to be exact. We immediately started modifying it starting with some Vance and Hines mufflers and then during Biketoberfest we did a series of Ness upgrades smack dab in the middle of the rally. The Ness installs were rather extensive, including a raked set of triple trees to accommodate our 23” wheel along with Ness modular handlebars, foot and hand controls and a whole slew of billet accessories. But we’re not done yet, while we sit snowbound here in Iowa we are going to continue with our modification.

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Long-Time J&P Cycles Customer Wins National Motorcycle Museum Fundraiser Bike

January 5, 2015 | By: Angi Kearney

Thomas LockThomas Lock, Bern, Kansas, says he never wins anything. Well, that changed on New Year’s Eve when he received a call from a National Motorcycle Museum staffer who left a message saying he was the lucky winner of the Museum’s 2014 Fundraiser Bike – a beautiful 2014 Indian Chief Vintage.

A long-time J&P Cycles customer, Lock has been purchasing parts for his Harleys here since the mid-1990′s. His motorcycle collection includes: a 1953 Harley-Davidson FL “Panhead,” a 1988 Harley Softail and a 1100 Sportster, so the Indian will be in good company.

2014 wasn’t the first year Lock donated to the Museum in hopes to win their Fundraiser … Continue Reading

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