One for the Books: 2016 Dallas Ultimate Builder Results

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January 26, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

The 48 bikes that made the 2016 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show were a varied lot representing just about every popular style of customs. Baggers, cruisers, bobbers, choppers and café racers slotted into the show’s four custom categories including FreeStyle, MOD Harley, MOD Custom and MOD Retro.

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The Ultimate Builder is a show within the International Motorcycle Show series. You will see enthusiasts from all over Texas stop in to take a look around. Rick Fairless was walking the floor and checking out the action as well as world champion Kevin Schwantz.

People’s Choice & SHO DOG Award

Gerald Van Meter of B&B Cycles received a Bell Helmet … Continue Reading

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Alex English Builds a Raw Metal Hands & Knees Bike

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January 21, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

 

Bike builders are a unique breed.

The ones that are heading to the top and the ones already there have confidence in their opinions and often indifferent to conventional views. Alex English of Old E Metalworks (www.Oldemetalworks.com or Old E Metalworks Facebook) is making a name for himself by going against established views by working in the absence of color… he is a raw metal artist.

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He found his way to bike building by way of truancy. When things went upside-down at school his time-out was at his Dad’s shop in Huntington Beach, Ca. His time at the shop started at 13 and he’s been messing with bikes … Continue Reading

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No Brainer | Helmet Care

January 21, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

BellCustom500SkratchDeluxeHelmetHelmets save lives, they are the single most important piece of safety gear. Much like your bike your helmet needs to be taken care of for it to perform at its full capability, which in unfortunate events can be the difference between a concussion and walking away safe. Taking care of your helmet will also keep it looking new longer so you can maintain the fresh out of the box look.

Proper Cleaning

Everyone has a gross helmet, there is no way around it. The good news is you can keep your helmet fresh with proper cleaning techniques. Additionally avoiding damaging mistakes while cleaning can help increase the life of … Continue Reading

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New Year New Gear | Scorpion

January 20, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

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With every new year comes new gear to celebrate! We are excited to introduce Scorpion as an addition to our selection of gear lines for 2016. Scorpion has been dedicated to providing premium products to motorcycle riders of all kinds for the past decade. With so many products to highlight choosing only a few to review was difficult so make sure you check out this link to our website for the full line of Scorpion products available.

Men’s 1909 Distressed Leather Jacket | 743-926

743-926_AThe 1909 Leather Jacket is a vintage style premium leather jacket complete with a name that pays homage to the year 1909 when Indianapolis Motor Speedway … Continue Reading

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January 18, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

AMA Pro Flat Track Racing Returns to Oklahoma City for 2016

OKC-FlatTrack-2016After over 15 years AMA Pro Flat Track Racing is officially making a return to Oklahoma City at the newly renovated Remington Park. The event has been added to the official AMA schedule for 2016 dated to premiere on Saturday, June 18th. The race will make history for Oklahoma as it will mark the first Mile event held in the Sooner state.  Racing fans have been starved of the action ever since the speedway at the fairgrounds was torn down in 1999 making the return of racing this year a major priority to fans in the area. Additionally the … Continue Reading

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No Brainer: Wheel Bearings

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January 14, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

wheel_bearingsIt’s that time of year again the winter brings extreme weather conditions across the country making many riders swap out tires for a tread more suitable to the current climate. Regardless of tire selection every rider needs to do this one simple no brainer routine maintenance while the wheels are off the bike; replace wheel bearings. If you already have the wheels off the bike to replace the tires throwing in some new wheel bearings is a safe and inexpensive addition to the task. Removing and replacing wheel bearings can be done at home with the proper tools and some grease. So don’t let your wheel bearings get to this … Continue Reading

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Harley-Davidson’s plan to step up appeal to women and young adults.

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January 13, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

harley-davidsonHarley Davidson is stepping up with a new marketing plan aimed at increasing  brand appeal to women and young adults. The past year has proven disappointing in sales for Harley, consequently the company’s share of the large motorcycle market  has slipped. In the succession of events, Harley’s stock prices have dipped about a third from last year.  What is causing all this trouble for a company that has been a leader in the American motorcycle industry? The surge of recalls of defective bikes certainly can’t be helping the matter but word of a plan to increase marketing spending in 2016  sheds light on the lack of appeal to an audience … Continue Reading

Progressive International Motorcycle Show – Miami 2016

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January 12, 2016 | By: J&P Cycles

ultimate_builders_largeThe J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show rolled into Miami with a pronounced Latin beat. The energy was high inside the Miami Convention Center with Cartel Baggers making their presence known by displaying 26 custom Baggers in the Modified Harley Davidson and FreeStyle classes. And if you like killer Baggers, then the Miami show is a “can’t miss” on the schedule. During the awards ceremony hundreds of Cartel Baggers’ enthusiasts came out to support the competitors and the custom bike lifestyle.

The award for the hardest working shop went to the Chairman of the Board, Ralph of Cartel Baggers. He took home the SHO DOG Award and received a … Continue Reading

It’s time to start getting ready for Daytona Bike Week 2016

January 11, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

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With a successful 2015 Bike Week in the books we have started preparation for 2016. This year marks the 75th anniversary of the ten day festival and what better way to celebrate than with racing, beer, bikes, and babes. With such a rich history Bike Week grabs the attention of hundreds of thousands of riders each year.

Destination Daytona Superstore Bike Week 2015

Destination Daytona Superstore Bike Week 2015

To celebrate this historical event we are planning giveaways, demos, and much more at our Destination Daytona Superstore and also our Mobile Showroom located at Daytona International Speedway. Our team is currently hard at work here at J&P and preparation for an event of this magnitude requires … Continue Reading

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Discovery Channel announces new miniseries Harley and the Davidsons an epic story of American legends.

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January 8, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

From left William Davidson, Walter Davidson, Arthur Davidson, and William S. Harley.

From left William Davidson, Walter Davidson, Arthur Davidson, and William S. Harley.

The Discovery Channel recently has announced a new mini-series for 2016 that has everyone in the V-twin world buzzing; Harley and the Davidsons. Based on a true story the series will portray the passion of two 19 year old kids who built an empire from their backyard.

Game of Thrones stars Michiel Huisman as Walter Davidson and Robert Aramayo as William S. Harley with The Little Rascals star Bug Hall as Arthur Davidson will portray the men who built the current day American legend that is Harley Davidson.

The series will take America back to Milwaukee during the … Continue Reading

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