March 31, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft
There is no denying the fact that wearing a helmet is safer than not wearing a helmet and now we have the statistics to prove it thanks to The National Highway Traffic Safety Association and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation which we will go into in the near future. So if you find yourself here hopefully you’ve either decided to start wearing a helmet or maybe you are looking into replacing your worn out helmet. Either way we have everything you need! There are many helmets you can choose from and making the choice can be overwhelming, but today we can help you with that daunting task.
Dissecting a Motorcycle Helmet
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March 29, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles
How do you sum up a time warp? The Giddy Up show was a true throwback to the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s from the vintage motorcycles to the look and feel of the attendees. This grassroots bike rally was born when five friends got together with the same mindset, to create the best vintage chopper show in Texas. Giddy Up first kicked off in 2014 and from the looks it has already outgrown its current venue, River Road Ice House. Last year there were 6500 attendees, and this year I would say it might have been topping 8,500.
The River Road Ice House is about 2 miles off of a … Continue Reading
March 25, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles
Jeff Najar, J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Producer
I met up with Greg “Edge” Scheuer, Producer of the Smoke Out Rally in Rockingham, NC, at his house in South Carolina and motored down to Daytona, FL for the 75th Anniversary of Daytona Bike Week.
Edge is the mad ringmaster of the chopper world and produces wild entertainment at the Smoke Out like mini bike races where you are disqualified if you don’t wear a super hero costume.
If you are into custom Choppers and Bobbers then the place to be in Daytona Beach is at Willie’s Tropical Tattoo Chopper Show, which is sponsored by the Horse Backstreet Chopper Magazine team. Willie’s … Continue Reading
March 24, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft
Unfortunately we have all been there, we have all had monkey butt, biker’s butt, whatever you want to call it. Nothing is worse than getting off your bike after hours of riding and not even being able to sit down on those chapped buns. There is no shame in buying Motorcyclist’s Butt Waxx but your cheeks and your passenger will thank you if you replace your stock seat with something more comfortable. So where do you start?
Buying an aftermarket motorcycle seat can be intimidating, there are so many styles and such a wide range of prices. Fortunately finding the right seat isn’t as difficult as it seems, it all … Continue Reading
March 23, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft
The Discovery Channel has finally released an air date for the upcoming miniseries Harley and the Davidsons! This six hour miniseries about the birth of the iconic brand will more than likely be one of the most exciting shows of the year. Bikers across America have been waiting on their toes for the updates on this show, it’s not often television programs come up with something for motorcycle enthusiasts. So get your calendars out and make room for a two hour commitment over three consecutive nights starting Monday September 5th.
Official Series Cast (so far)
Daniel Coonan – William “Big Bill” Davidson
Stephen Rider – William Johnson
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March 22, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft
Victory rocked the world with the Roland Sands Design team when they built the Project 156 bike to race Pike’s Peak. Racer Don Canet ended up running the second fastest time in section 1 but unfortunately laid the bike over in section 2. Despite the crash Don ended the day with a fourth overall and finished top his class. See the full story from Roland Sands Design here: Race to the Clouds Project 156.
Photo courtesy of Roland Sands Design
The Project 156 bike’s fire breathing 1200cc liquid-cooled V-twin engine left everyone wondering when Victory would create a production bike similar to this race machine. Victory ended up leaving … Continue Reading
March 18, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft
Willie’s Tropical Old School Chopper Show had it all with bikes, brews, babes, and tattoos. Every inch of the property was packed with the party spilling over onto the sidewalks. Everyone came out to Ormond Beach to check out these wild custom rides.
In the Tropical Tattoo parking lot custom bikes kept filing in throughout the afternoon. It got to be so packed it was hard to walk around, unbelievably the bikes in the parking lot were merely inches from each other it was a wonder they could even get the bikes that close. This didn’t stop the crowd from having a good time with BBQ on the grill and … Continue Reading
March 17, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft
High performance suspension isn’t just for racing, it is the secret to getting off your massive touring machine after hours of riding and feeling like you just stepped out of a car. Performance suspension and touring/cruisers are not often spoken in the same sentence. For the most part, cruiser and touring riders have gone without improving suspension performance. Lowering kits and style components have always been available but now finally over the past few years V-Twin owners can get their hands on suspension that will improve the comfort and safety of their ride.
Progressive Suspension 944 Ultra-Low Standard Duty Shocks | 163-582
Suspension is key. If you have spent … Continue Reading
March 15, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft
The 75th Daytona Bike Week has officially come to a close and all who attended have hung up their leathers and returned to the daily grind. 2016 brought good weather and a major landmark in the history of Daytona Bike Week making it bigger than years past. The sheer volume of bikers was astonishing, there was no break from the sweet sounds of growling of motorcycle exhausts as bikers prowled the streets of Daytona. We are still reminiscing from our office here at J&P Cycles so join us for an in depth recap of Daytona Bike Week. In this event recap series we will cover everything we missed in … Continue Reading
March 12, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft
Part of what makes Daytona Bike Week so great is the diversity of the event. Attendees can see everything from Flat Track racing to the rat bikes parked outside of Willie’s Tropical Tattoo. With so much to cover it can be difficult to see it all so we have snap shots of everything here in our Daytona Bike Week Update!
Bikers rolled up under the Jesters Live pavilion for the Perewitz Custom Paint Show and spectators quickly followed in awe of the abstract rides. The bikes in this show were truly one of a kind artistic pieces, it was like a gallery for bikers.
Everyone made their way from Daytona … Continue Reading