The Road to Laconia

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June 11, 2015 | By: Joe Sparrow

Traveling from rally to rally sometimes requires me to cross the country in five days or less, but this time, I had the luxury of three weeks to get from Myrtle Beach to Laconia.

I bee-lined it straight to western North Carolina for some of the best motorcycle roads east of the Mississippi River. The plan was to camp at my favorite campground for two nights while waiting for the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum to open in nearby Maggie Vally, visit with my old friend Dale the owner, and be on my way.

Well after five visits and two weeks later, I was finally on my way.

Jumping on … Continue Reading

How to Remove an H-D Road Glide Fairing

June 9, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Patrick shows you how to remove the outer fairing from a 2015 Harley-Davidson Road Glide. If you’re planning on doing audio, dash or gauge upgrades on your bagger, this is the first step you’ll want to take.

Tools needed:
• 3/16” allen wrench
• t27 torx
• t25 torx
• Phillips screwdriver

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to chat with one of our techs or give us a call.… Continue Reading

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Riders Unite for H-D’s World Ride

June 6, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Harley-Davidson World Ride 2015
Mark your calendars for Harley-Davidson’s World Ride 2015, Saturday, June 27-28. Riders across the world will unite for one cause: the love of riding.

In just two days, riders around the globe will log millions of miles in the biggest demonstration of freedom the world has ever seen.

While you’re hitting the highway, be sure to stop by J&P Cycles Annual Open House Rally, which just happens to also take place June 27-28 for two excitement-packed days. Coincidence? I think not.

J&P Cycles Open  House Rally 2015Check out the bike shows, hundreds of the industry’s top vendors, Cowboy Kenny’s Steel Rodeo and free concert entertainment including Great White, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Stephen Pearcy, … Continue Reading

J&P’s Sturgis Opening a Success

June 5, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles


The smoke was rolling as Carl Fay, J&P Cycles’ Sturgis Retail Manager, and Patrick Garvin, Video Merchant, started their burnouts and sped away to break the ribbon commemorating the official opening of the J&P Cycles Sturgis store.

Over 150 local Sturgis community members joined us for our ribbon cutting on Monday, June 1, including Sturgis Mayor Mark Carstensen, Sturgis City Council members, the Sturgis rally event team and area business leaders.

Since the store opened, we’ve had nearly 1,400 customers come through the door. Nearly 800 of those customers walked through the doors the first day. “Yesterday (Thursday) has been our best day yet, and we only expect to continue … Continue Reading

Let Go of Your Baggage

June 3, 2015 | By: Jeff Maddox

Editor’s Note: What appears below is a guest blog post from veteran biker Jeff Maddox, who regularly holds court over at the JMAdog blog.

About this time every year I reach into the deep, dark recesses of my saddlebags and pull out all the stuff that has accumulated over the past 12 months. The weather is shaping up and rides are being planned, and when you ride a bike with bags stuff tends to collect. A changeover if you will, from ending the riding season last year to a new beginning. I’m talking transition, and I don’t mean gearbox.

Baggage 3
It is truly mind-blowing how much you can fit into a … Continue Reading

Choppers, Bobbers and Motorcycle Art, Oh My!

May 26, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

National Motorcycle Museum Chopper Exhibit
Things are starting to come together for the National Motorcycle Museum’s upcoming exhibit, The Allstate Motorcycle Chopper Story presented by J&P Cycles. It is the first-ever motorcycle exhibit comprehensively documenting the evolution of the American Custom Motorcycle: the cut-downs, bob-jobs, show bikes and choppers, from the late 1920s to the early 1980s.

The exhibit will open June 20, 2015, just in time for the 2015 Vintage Rally. The Allstate Motorcycle Chopper Story exhibit will include only period-built bikes, plus related artwork, memorabilia, film posters and photos, plus contemporary artwork commissioned for the show.

“The bikes in the show are Honda, Harley and Triumph powered, even BSA, built by regular … Continue Reading

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How Will You Remember This Memorial Day?

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May 25, 2015 | By: Andrea Hall

Gravestones decorated with U.S. flags to commemorate Memorial DaI grew up in a very small town in eastern Iowa with a population of 700 people. Each year my family would attend the town’s Memorial Day parade, and, as a young girl, I walked in the parade with my Camp Fire group. We walked through main street and finished our route at the cemetery for a commemorative service.

As I got older and entered high school, I had the honor of marching through the streets with the marching band and was able to continue to honor our heroes in one way or another.

Fast forward a few more years: I’m now an adult with children of my own and … Continue Reading

Save the Date: J&P Cycles Sturgis Retail Center Ribbon Cutting

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May 22, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

J&P Cycles Sturgis Retail Showroom Entrance
The roar of motorcycles traveling down Lazelle Street, in Sturgis, S.D., will take place a little earlier this year than in previous years.

J&P Cycles Sturgis Retail ShowroomJ&P Cycles will open our newly remodeled, year-round retail center on Monday, June 1, at 1650 Lazelle St. in Sturgis, the home of our temporary retail location during previous years of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. and will be attended by the Mayor of Sturgis, city council members, area business leaders and members of the J&P Cycles senior management.

J&P Cycles Sturgis Retail“We are extremely pleased to open our doors year-round to Sturgis and the surrounding communities as well … Continue Reading

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Myrtle Beach Bike Week Outlasts Tropical Storm Ana

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May 18, 2015 | By: Joe Sparrow

Yesterday rained on our paradeAs the weather gurus peered into their Magic 8 Ball, the long term forecast did not look good for Myrtle Beach Bike Week, but hurricane Ana was soon downgraded to a tropical storm and then to a tropical depression. No lives were lost and no vendor tents were blown down, but it was enough to keep the J&P Cycles crew from opening one day at the beginning of the rally.

No matter how bad the weather is people are still going to come to bike rallies, because there’s a certain electricity in the air that’s hard to describe, be it the camaraderie of likeminded individuals, the party atmosphere, the ability … Continue Reading

Come Along for the Ride: Hot Rods & Harleys is Back!

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May 13, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

J&P Cycles Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night

Hot Rods and Harleys Cruise Night

J&P Cycles’ Hot Rods & Harleys Cruise Night has moved to a new night and location, but with the same great entertainment!

Cruise on down to Wild Hogs Saloon & Eatery in Walford, Iowa, on the third Thursday of the month, May through September, for sweet rides and a rockin’ good time! Enjoy Bud Light specials and live music while chatting with fellow motorcycle and hot rod enthusiasts!

Be sure to stop by the J&P Cycles Booth to sign up for great door prizes, AND to enter to win our newest giveaway this year – a 2008 Harley-Davidson Fatboy customized by J&P Cycles, courtesy of Cassill Motors and Bud Light!Continue Reading

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