Our J&P Cycles Custom Bike Builder Has Created a Ride Just for You!

//Our J&P Cycles Custom Bike Builder Has Created a Ride Just for You!

Our J&P Cycles Custom Bike Builder Has Created a Ride Just for You!

When you’re as big an outfit as J&P Cycles, it’s pretty nice to have your very own in-house bike builder, and we’ve got that in spades with our own Kody Wisner. And as cool as that is, a lot of our customers have no idea that we’ve been creating new bikes on a regular basis in our shop for years now.

In addition to the stock bikes that are customized at the shop, we’re on pace to roll out five from-the-ground-up builds this year, the latest being an X-Wedge-based FXR and a 1947 Knucklehead replica for the National Motorcycle Museum.

The X-Wedge bike houses a 117-cubic-inch powerplant that will be made even nastier with Kody punching it out to a whopping 132 cubic inches that should be good for about 150 rear-wheel ponies. The beast of a motor will dwell inside a Rolling Thunder FXR-style frame and be fed by an S&S closed-loop fuel-injection system.

The power will be put to the ground via an S&S six-speed tranny and a Rivera Primo belt drive, and will be rolling on a set of Milwaukee Twins billet wheels. Combine that with the 58-millimeter front end and you have one bad to the bone machine, the likes of which you won’t see at your local gas station.

The Knuck will be powered by a 93-inch generator-style Knucklehead with a Baker four-speed tranny handling the gear-shifting duties. A Tech Cycles electric start kit will ensure easy starts and the whole thing is rolling around inside a V-Twin frame. I would go on about the coolness of this bike but, it’s a Knucklehead so what else needs to be said?

Kody’s latest creation for us is a shiny red old school chop sporting a S&S 117, BDL belt drive, Performance Machine brakes and controls, along with a whole laundry list of tasty biker morsels from our catalog.

And since we’re in a “give, give, never take” mood, we’ve teamed up with Easyrider Magazine to give you the opportunity to win this very bike. Click here to enter for a chance to win. Good luck and check back here or on our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on our current build projects.

About the Author:

Patrick Garvin began his stint with J&P Cycles at the start of 2008 after doing some installs for us at Daytona and Sturgis for two years. Currently, Patrick splits his time between the eCommerce team and purchasing, finding new and exciting products for our website and catalog. When he’s not at his desk, he’s zigzagging across the country with J&P’s event crew. Patrick has an obsession with going fast on just about anything, a trait he shares with his 6-year-old son Race. You can usually find both of them wrenching in the garage or ripping through the fields on dirt bikes. Emma, his beautiful wife of 7-plus years, puts up with his antics and keeps his head screwed on because he certainly wouldn’t be able to find it without her.


  1. Charlie Topazzini November 4, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Bought a Sportster in 2008.ready to graduate to Dyna or whatever in the Harley line but wont .Will keep Sportster as a town bike . Will buy Yamaha Star as a cruiser.Why did Harley deliberately make a crappy riding albeit a good looking bike,no denying.I think they were deliberately making the Sportster crappy so I would buy a big twin. They will not win with me.I diid not buy Harley because its American made because Im Canadian.Its like guns like Colt. 2500 for a Colt sixhooter but 600 for a similar UBerti/Berreta.Yanks get real.

  2. Jack November 3, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Dougz Custom Paint(.com) has recently built a S&S X-Wedge FXR. It looks mighty nice actually. I have a ’94 FXR and am thinkin’ about buildin’ another big motor one. Any chance of getting updates and specs. on the JP build?

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