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.

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  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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