Lichter Leaves Nothing to the Imagination

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August 13, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

If you attended this year’s 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, we hope you had the chance to stop by the Buffalo Chip’s Russ Brown Events Center to feast your eyes on the Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibition.

The Naked Truth Exhibit, curated by famed motorcycle photographer Michael Lichter, was on display at the Buffalo Chip during the rally from Aug. 1 to Aug. 7. On display without the distraction of paint and graphics, the bare beauty of these motorcycles was revealed in every detail from the bodywork to the frame.

If you didn’t get a chance to get to this year’s show, here’s what you missed:

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

Naked Truth Motorcycles As Art™ Exhibit by Michael Lichter

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Sturgis: The Holy Grail of Motorcycle Rallies

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August 12, 2015 | By: Joe Sparrow

The Holy Grail of Motorcycle Rallies is without a doubt “Sturgis,” and this year’s event, being the 75th anniversary, brought the attendance numbers to a record high. This is my personal favorite rally of the year, not only because of the fun canyon roads to ride, but the energy level in the attendees it produces.

People come from all over the world from your vagabond gypsy motorcyclists that camp in the national forest to your doctors and lawyers in million dollar RVs with matching trailers. But no matter how they arrived, there is an upbeat vibe and a positive attitude that’s infectious.

Sturgis riders.

The rally in itself has changed over the … Continue Reading

Garage-Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover Announces 2015 Winner

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August 7, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Garage-Girls and GEICO Motorcycle are proud to announce this year’s Ultimate Biker Makeover winner: Matthew Palmer. Matthew was selected among over 130 entries to this year’s contest from the story and photo he submitted.

Garage Girls Ultimate Biker Makeover ContestContestants (girls and guys) were asked to submit a 600 word or fewer essay, describing why they are most in need of a biker makeover along with a photo. The deadline for entries was July 8, 2015. Submissions were narrowed down to the final four by selected judges from Garage-Girls. From there, the judges had to make the tough decision of who they felt most deserved the Ultimate Biker Makeover.

SGT Matthew Palmer, a medic in the United … Continue Reading

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Don’t Let the Small Details Ruin the Fun of Sturgis

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July 24, 2015 | By: Jeff Maddox

Make Plans to Attend the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally
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.

I’m a few days from leaving for the 75th Annual Sturgis Rally and all I can think about is everything I need to do before I leave. I’m not just talking about packing and prepping—I’m talking about all the other things I do on a daily basis that won’t get done while I’m gone.

But vacations are like that and you know what? I need a vacation. So as the internal struggle of obligations and irresponsibility goes, I will force myself to forget about the lawn and … Continue Reading

Jack Daniel’s Motorcycle Parts Lineup to Launch at Sturgis

July 23, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Jack Daniels Rider CollectionJ&P Cycles has partnered with one of the most recognizable spirits brands, Jack Daniel’s, to bring its customers a premier line of motorcycle parts, accessories and apparel prominently featuring the Old No. 7 Brand logo and other Jack Daniel’s Rider Collection branding.

The initial assortment of products will be unveiled at the J&P Cycles Sturgis Retail Center location in Sturgis, S.D., during the 75th Annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Jack Daniel’s motorcycle products line consists of a wide variety of parts for every type of rider including license plate frames, derby covers, footpegs, grips and other bolt on parts plus apparel, gift and novelty items.

Jack Daniels Rider Collection“We are excited to partner with … Continue Reading

J&P Exclusive Release: Limited Edition Sturgis 75th Bell Helmet

July 22, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Bell Sturgis 75th Custom 500 Open Face Helmet

Commemorate the 75th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in style with a limited edition Bell Custom 500 helmet. In honor of the 75th rally, Carey Hart, the official Grand Marshall for the rally, and Airtrix teamed up to design this one-of-a-kind helmet.

The Bell Sturgis 75th Custom 500 Helmet is available for pre-order and will be available for delivery in September. Pre-order yours today and own a piece of history. Limited quantities are available—get yours before they’re gone!

This J&P Cycles exclusive helmet features 5 shells and EPS liners for an exceptional fit, an ultra low-profile fiberglass composite shell, a padded chin strap with D-ring closer and integrated 5-snap pattern for … Continue Reading

New Venue Proves a Success for J&P Cycles Open House Rally

July 21, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

A new venue 10 miles up the road from the J&P Cycles headquarters, outside Anamosa, Iowa, proved to be a good move per customer response during the Open House Rally held June 27-28 at the Jones County Fairgrounds, in Monticello, Iowa.

J&P Cycles 2015 Open House Rally

Rain on Sunday dampened attendance, but just under 20,000 motorcycle enthusiasts attended the event overall, including those from California, Florida, Massachusetts, New York and West Virginia—to name a few.

Those in attendance experienced a weekend full of motorcycle-themed fun including free live music both days! Saturday evening attendees enjoyed Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, The Voice of Ratt Stephen Pearcy, and former Warrant guitarist Billy Morris playing tribute to Jani Lane. … Continue Reading

Remedy the Recall and Secure Your Saddlebags

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July 20, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Harley-Davidson Saddlebag RecallHarley-Davidson issued a saddlebag recall last week on all 2014-2015 Project Rushmore Saddlebags. The recall stated that the saddlebag mounting receptacle part no. 10900009 on some 2014 and 2015 Touring motorcycles may not adequately secure the saddlebag to the motorcycle during use.

Owners of the affected motorcycles are being asked to seek assistance from their local Harley-Davidson dealer to confirm that the motorcycle is covered by the recall. If covered, an updated receptacle will be installed free of charge. However, Harley-Davidson also says that some product campaigns may have expired, and you may to have to pay for the service.

Reda Innovations Saddlebag LockRecall or no recall, riders have the option to replace … Continue Reading

Carpe Every Chance to Ride

July 15, 2015 | By: Joe Sparrow

Most everyone likes to light fuses and blow things up, but this July 4th, I was just going to dog-sit for my good friends in Iowa while they rode down to the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri.

Now I do get to ride more than most and less than some, but I never get tired of it. So when they found an alternative sitter, I was ready to roll.

Looking for adventure.

Four bikes, four riders and about 300 miles on both interstate and back roads turned into the perfect overnight trip. Six hours, two gas stops and an ice cream break was all it took to get to our hosts’ … Continue Reading

For Those Who Believe We Shouldn’t be Forced to Do Anything, This Lid’s for You!

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July 14, 2015 | By: J&P Cycles

Helmets Suck! HelmetChances are, if you don’t live in Iowa, Illinois or New Hampshire, your state requires you to wear a motorcycle helmet when riding. If you think that’s a load of bull, check out J&P Cycles limited edition Helmets Suck! motorcycle helmet.

The Helmets Suck! helmet was designed with the pro-choice rider in mind. This half helmet is comfortable, lightweight and affordable; you might actually decide you like it (but your secret is safe with us.) This limited edition helmet will be available beginning in late August and will only be available for a limited time.

So, which side are you on? Maybe you’re not on either, but not surprisingly, there are … Continue Reading