Do Loud Pipes Save Lives?


May 23, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

12_Harley_PipeShootout-VH2The ongoing battle between motorcyclists and the activists against “noise pollution” has put motorcycle exhausts under the microscope. Every day, motorcycle riders fight to gain attention from distracted drivers. With methods like high visibility gear, upgraded horns and loud pipes, riders have been quite successful in avoiding major accidents. Today, the saying “loud pipes save lives” is being dissected by the public, law enforcement and even motorcycle riders themselves.

The truth is, statistically speaking, nobody knows if loud pipes save lives. There isn’t any hard data to support either side of the argument. Physics argues that the direction of travel and the flow of exhaust noise makes this theory questionable. … Continue Reading

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Join Victory Motorcycles in “The Road Home Challenge” to Support the IAVA

May 20, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

Victory Motorcycles is challenging everyone to take “The Road Home Challenge” to support the IAVA – Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America- the largest support network for the newest generations of U.S. military veterans. You can help the IAVA and Victory reach their goal of raising at least $100,000 by donating between now and the end of May. The first 500 people who contribute a donation will receive exclusive co-branded Victory and IAVA merchandise. Click here to donate today!Continue Reading

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Be Safe, Be Seen


May 16, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

On the road motorcycles are nearly invisible to drivers. This inevitable psychological phenomenon baffles many who try to understand how a driver can look directly at a motorcycle, yet pull out in front of that motorcycle without even mentally registering their presence. On top of this, the technology of today amplifies the effect, leaving drivers with more distractions than ever before. It is paramount that a motorcyclist is able to draw attention to the cars around them. With this in mind, here are some things you can do to make yourself more visible so you can stay safe on the road.

Flashing your brakes

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Deer Avoidance by the Wandering Sparrow


May 16, 2016 | By: Joe Sparrow

Mom was right…… motorcycles are dangerous but her warnings went in one ear and out the other. I didn’t listen at a young age because they were just too much fun and exhilarating. Now that I’m my mother’s age (rest her soul) I’ve come to realize that the best way to handle danger is not to fear it but to respect it.


Everyone knows someone who has had a dangerous encounter with a deer and it’s bad enough to hit one while in a car but worse to do it on a motorcycle. Knowing when and where deer will be and their natural patterns is key to deer avoidance. It’s … Continue Reading

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The Wandering Sparrow: Bell Pit Boss Helmet Review

May 10, 2016 | By: Joe Sparrow

With over 100,000 miles in 3 years of personal use, I’ve found that the Bell Pit Boss helmet has served me well but it’s time to retire it and move on to another helmet.

My “well worn” Bell Pit Boss helmet with over 100,000 miles of everyday use.

My “well worn” Bell Pit Boss helmet with over 100,000 miles of everyday use.

When I went looking for a helmet 3 years ago, I knew exactly what I wanted and was lucky enough to find the Pit Boss.  At just under 2 pounds, it was light enough to not fatigue my neck on 500+ mile days and had a micro-fiber type perimeter liner that proved to be quite comfortable (a mesh top liner with comfort … Continue Reading

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Women’s Gear Buyer’s Guide by J&P Cycles

May 6, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

Women are the fastest growing minority segment of motorcycle riders and the industry is starting to catch on. In fact female motorcycle ownership for 2016 raised the bar with an all-time high taking 14% of the U.S. motorcycle ownership pie.

Women’s riding gear has also come a long way over the past few years. The sad selection that used to be women’s motorcycle gear was compromised of men’s gear shrunken down to size and with a pink sticker slapped on it. While there isn’t anything wrong with pink gear, it’s a big assumption to say that all women want to wear pink. Additionally our bodies aren’t just smaller than the … Continue Reading

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Dress For The Slide, Not The Ride


April 29, 2016 | By: Pauly White

IMG_5642There are few things in life as humbling as not being able to take care of yourself. Not being able to do things as simple as getting a plate from the kitchen cabinets will show you how lucky we are to get around and do all the little things that we take for granted. Well thanks to a recent accident I have been humbled. I have ridden hundreds of thousands of miles on many bikes. I’ve been down a few times, but was always able to get back up and keep on keepin on, even if I had a few broken bones and some road rash. This time I wasn’t … Continue Reading

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Five weeks in Florida with the Wandering Sparrow


April 25, 2016 | By: Joe Sparrow

The 75th running of Daytona, Florida’s Bike Week was rumored to be the biggest one to date with upwards of a half million attendees and rightfully so. Sturgis, South Dakota just had their 75th Bike Week Rally a mere seven months earlier and experienced record numbers in attendance (anniversary years tend to do that).

The weather could not have been better for the 75th running of Daytona's Bike Week.

The weather could not have been better for the 75th running of Daytona’s Bike Week.

The rally officially runs for 10 days during the beginning of March each spring so most people have had all winter to prepare their bikes be it for show or go. The long winter wait for the first major bike rally … Continue Reading

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New Gear for 2016: Highway 21

April 22, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

“Cruise with Highway 21”

logoNamed after a scenic Idaho highway stretching through the Rocky Mountains, Highway 21 is committed to enhancing your riding lifestyle so you can “cruise the highway”.  They may be a relatively new brand, but they are backed by 55 years in the power sports industry, so you can rely on their dedication to making innovative and high-quality products.

Highway 21 Men’s Motorcycle Gear


Turbine Black Mesh Jacket 754-860


Don’t let the summer heat stop you from riding. Step into the Turbine for a full bore air mesh jacket. The Turbine Mesh Jacket keeps you comfortable and cool with a removable liner and a full mesh outer … Continue Reading

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V-Twin Tire Buyer’s Guide 2016

April 22, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

You can have your cake and eat it too with these high mileage and premium performance cruiser tires.


Dunlop American Elite

AmericanEliteThe Dunlop American Elite for Harley-Davidson is proudly designed, tested, and manufactured right here in the U.S.A. The American Elite is the premier aftermarket choice for Harley-Davidson riders looking for tires that can last for miles. Thes tires have an innovative Multi-Tread rear tire compound that incorporates a long-wearing compound in the center of the tire. For great handling Dunlop added a lateral-grip compound on each shoulder. The sidewall design proudly features the American Elite name, Made-in U.S.A. logo, and Multi-Tread logo. Available in a variety of sizes and … Continue Reading

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