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Importance of having a good battery

I had a customer once that was on a ride from Canada to Vegas. He ended up spending his Las Vegas weekend in Butte, MT while his buddies rode on without him.  His vacation was ruined all because of a bad battery. It started with a call from a traveler on the road asking if we [...]

By |2018-12-31T13:43:11+00:00December 31st, 2018|Categories: Riding Tips, Tech Tips, V-Twin|2 Comments

106 Inches of Fury, S&S Cycle’s “Baby Stroker” Kit

This story starts like many others I’ve heard while standing behind J&P’s tech counter… “so I was just driving along”. So there I was, just cruising along on my trusty Dyna (and by cruising I mean thrashing it per usual) and I swear I hear a ticking sound. I can’t quite place it but it [...]

By |2018-12-11T21:05:54+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Bike Builds, Editorial/Commentary Articles, How-To Articles, Tech Tips, V-Twin|Tags: |1 Comment

I Want It All – In Search of The Perfect Tire

 I want it all from my tires, super sticky, long life and a good ride. Unfortunately, that's not a reality, with tires there generally has to be some compromise. If you get a sticky tire you won’t get long life and vice versa. Those facts have not stopped me from looking for the holy grail [...]

2018 Indian Scout & Bobber Ride Review

Finally able to ride after recovering from a wreck in June that totaled my '05 Suzuki Boulevard, I am on the search for a new motorcycle to fill the empty spot in my garage. The Indian Scout was already on my wishlist of bikes, and when Indian expanded their offerings in July with the brutal [...]

By |2018-04-09T11:19:23+00:00September 10th, 2017|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles, Reviews, V-Twin|Tags: , , , , , |5 Comments

Nelson-Rigg CTB-1000 King Roller Bag Set Review

The Lowdown Over the winter, I picked up the Nelson-Rigg CTB 1000 King Roller Bag and top bag, to replace my busted tour pack. I didn’t get to use the set much until my ride from Ft. Worth to Daytona for Bike Week, but I did check out the features while I had the bag [...]

By |2018-04-09T11:20:00+00:00April 7th, 2017|Categories: Product Information, Reviews, V-Twin|Comments Off on Nelson-Rigg CTB-1000 King Roller Bag Set Review

10 Things I Hate About My Harley

After riding motorcycles for over 30 years I recently decided to buy a Harley... I have to say, many of my friends and family were floored. I come from a performance background and buying a Harley is something I simply never considered. Over the years I have established a reputation poking fun of those Harley [...]

By |2018-04-09T11:20:16+00:00February 28th, 2017|Categories: Editorial/Commentary Articles, V-Twin|60 Comments

A New King: Nick Beaulieu Crowned King of the Custom Motorcycle Builders

The 2016-2017 season marked the 8th annual J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show. Each year the industry leading custom motorcycle builders in the U.S.A. bring their best creative designs and concepts for a chance to be crowned King of the Custom Motorcycle Builders. With seven rounds and over 350 entries, the J&P Cycles Ultimate [...]

By |2018-04-09T11:21:11+00:00February 15th, 2017|Categories: News/Events Articles, V-Twin|6 Comments

How to Build a Harley-Davidson Sportster Tracker on a $2,000 Budget

How to Build a Harley-Davidson Sportster Tracker on a $2,000 Budget The reviving popularity of hooligan flat track racing has sparked enthusiasm for customizing Harley Davidson Sportsters by converting them into dual-sport trackers and scramblers. Lines continue to blur what once clearly separated motorcycles into standard classifications. Customizers want to push the limits of what [...]

Six Great Jumps on a Harley-Davidson

Six Great Jumps on a Harley-Davidson Since the invention of the motorcycle, daredevils have pushed the limits of what can be done on two wheels. From the early days of the notorious Motordrome aka “Murderdrome,” to the modern day Isle of Man TT, the most fearless adrenaline junkies have turned to the motorcycle to satisfy [...]

Polaris Is Shutting Down Victory Motorcycles

Victory. Defeat. Polaris Industries Inc. announced today that it will begin shutting down the Victory Motorcycles brand. After struggling to be successful while faced with the pressures of a challenging motorcycle market, Victory has admitted defeat. During the process of winding down Victory, Polaris will provide assistance to dealers to sell through existing inventories. Polaris [...]

By |2018-04-09T11:22:05+00:00January 9th, 2017|Categories: News/Events Articles, Uncategorized, V-Twin|32 Comments