Around The News – July 8

July 8, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

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Here are five things that appeared this week in the clutter of information overload that I found worthy of sharing with our readers:

  1. Cliff Vaughn, of iconic “Captain America” chopper from the film Easy Rider, passed away – American Iron Magazine
  2. Victory Motorcycles celebrated 18 years of success on July 4 – Victory Motorcycles
  3. Female sets new record for cross country ride – Power Sports Business
  4. Honoring the legacy of the Van Buren sisters, 100 women set out on cross country ride – Springfield MA news
  5. The NHTSA is looking at 430K Harley-Davidson motorcycles for brake failures – ABC News
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Mustang Seats

July 6, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

Have you ever ended a long trip, covering hundreds, maybe thousands of miles, counting down each mile until you could get off your bike?

Mustang Solo Seat

Mustang Solo Seat

I remember returning to Dallas after riding around Lake Michigan; up the eastern coast, over into Wisconsin, and stopping at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. The soreness on the way back caused me to stop every 50 miles just to give my butt a 15-minute break. That was the trip that got me to the point of investing in a more comfortable seat.

Stock Seats

For the most part, stock seats look great, and fill the part if you are doing mostly local … Continue Reading

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Invest an Hour, Ride for Days

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July 1, 2016 | By: Jay Borowy

Everyone wants to spend as much time as possible on their ride, and summer is a prime riding season.  Even in the heat, there is nothing better than taking off for roads unknown, the local watering hole, or taking a different way home on your daily commute just to spend a bit more time on the bike.  With all that riding, regular maintenance is needed. There are four easy to check, simple to do things to keep you riding. These maintenance items should be done every 3,000 to 5,000 miles, and will only take about an hour of your time.

Watch as Pauly shows you how to invest an hour … Continue Reading

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Around The News – July 1 2016

July 1, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

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Here are five things that appeared this week in the clutter of information overload that I found worthy of sharing with our readers:

  1. Let’s here your thoughts about these 11 “myths” of riding – Motorcycle Cruiser Blog
  2. Triumph increased sales 31% over the same period, taking the lead in US markets for European cycles – Power Sports Business
  3. From crappy roads to roads of crap – recycled pig manure the new asphalt? – Gizmag.com
  4. Hollister Independence Rally starts today – Official Site
  5. The Washington Post weighed in on the safety and sense of lane-splitting – Washington Post
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Around The News – June 24 2016

June 24, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

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Here are five things that appeared this week in the clutter of information overload that I found worthy of sharing with our readers:

  1. Four Things That Will Kill You – Blog Post by Matt Brown
  2. Ten Motorcycles That Won’t Get Stolen – TakeTopNews
  3. Mercedes unveiled a concept motorcycle – AutoNews
  4. App uses rewards to cut down on texting while driving – Tuscon AZ News
  5. A subsidiary of Airbus made the first 3-d printed electric motorcycle (appeared in a blog this week, but the press release was in May) – Airbus Group
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What Do Helmets Have To Do With Lane Splitting?

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June 22, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

Motorcycle lane splitting in CA

Courtesy Mercury News

 

Me: I think you guys in LA are crazy to lane split on these packed highways.

Colleague: I think Texas bikers are crazy to not wear helmets.

That was the beginning of an hour-long conversation, at the end of which we simply had to agree to disagree. And to be honest, I haven’t given either topic much thought in the two years since.

Until last week.

As reported in the LA Times on June 17, the CA Senate Transportation Committee passed CA AB 51, moving motorcycle lane splitting one step closer to becoming legal. While tolerated in CA (and done illegally in many other states,) AB … Continue Reading

Around the News – June 17 2016

June 17, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

Here are five things that appeared this week in the clutter of information overload that I found worthy of sharing with our readers:

  1. The Light Rider motorcycle will make you lighter in the wallet – Wired magazine
  2. CA moves one step closer to becoming the first state to legalize lane-splitting – LaneSplittingIsLegal.com
  3. Indian announced its return to flat track racing – Marketwire
  4. Michigan reported an increase in motorcycle fatalities – Michigan news
  5. There’s some buzz that VW is considering a spin-off of Ducati – Bloomberg News

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Let It Rain?

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June 14, 2016 | By: Joe Peek

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Riding a motorcycle in the rain takes more than a shrug of the shoulders and the acceptance to ‘let it rain.” Comfort and enjoyment go down (WAY down) and the risk skyrockets.

As riders, there are a few things we can do to rider safer, smarter, and be sheltered from the elements.

Let’s look at the first of these. What does it mean to rider safer? We are always (I hope!) safe riders. Here are five easy to remember tips for being a safer rider when you need to ‘let it rain.”… Continue Reading

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Harley Vs. Indian

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June 9, 2016 | By: Lowell Anderson

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There has been a lot of discussion and speculation over the last few years about the new Indians and how they would be accepted in the market. It seems pretty evident now that the Indians are being accepted well and are here to stay, at least for a while.

This brings up an interesting point. When Indian and Victory stepped into the market they inadvertently did something amazing. They gave the American V-Twin buyer a choice! Comparing the Indian Chieftain and the HD Street Glide the question is, which bike is better for you?

There are quite a few things to consider when you are looking into buying a new … Continue Reading

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Republic of Texas Rally 2016

June 7, 2016 | By: Kaitlyn Beecroft

12814355_1116428385055434_5928407796285058755_nJoin J&P Cycles at the 21st Annual ROT Rally in Austin, TX. The Republic of Texas Rally is the largest “turnstile” motorcycle rally in the U.S. with thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country each year. Join the party with us and enjoy incredible motorcycles, Austin nightlife, and of course the beauty of Texas Hill Country.

The main location of the ROT Rally will be the Travis Co. Expo Center which is approximately 11 miles east of downtown Austin. We will be set up inside the Thunder Dome next to the bike show area. Stop by and meet our merchandise team and grab a shop towel or Big … Continue Reading

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