"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 [...]
You can have your cake and eat it too with these high mileage and premium performance cruiser tires. Dunlop American Elite The Dunlop American Elite for Harley-Davidson is proudly designed, tested, and manufactured right here in the U.S.A. The American Elite is the premier aftermarket choice for Harley-Davidson riders looking for tires that can last [...]
Just before I set out on my trip to Sturgis this year, I decided to throw a new set of shoes on the ZX-10R. I’d heard all the hype surrounding the Dunlop Q2’s when these tires were released a while back, what with the media claiming they were great, resulting in faster lap times and so on and so on.
But the hype still left me wondering about the tire’s abilities on the street. I was pretty certain they performed quite well at the hands of experts on the racetrack, but I had questions about how well they would operate under a bit of a whack job like myself (especially … Continue Reading
Need a new set of treads for your ride? Look no further than J&P Cycles for these must-haves! Not only do we have the hottest and newest motorcycle tires available in the marketplace, but we have some of the lowest prices, too.
Go to www.jpcycles.com/tires and check out these new, awesome and low-priced tires. In some cases, we’ve marked them 50 percent below retail prices! These savings aren’t just limited to one brand. Discounts are available for most of the popular brands, including Avon, Dunlop, Metzeler and Michelin, among others. ATV, Scooter and dirt bike tires are also available.
Whether you need tires right now or … Continue Reading
So there I sat, staring at my bike in the garage and allowing myself to slip into a bit of wintertime depression. The fact that the outside temps were in the single digits and there were five inches of snow on the ground didn’t help a bit. Add to that the fact that I haven’t taken my bike out for a spin in weeks, and what you have is a major pity party.
Adding to my misery is the fact that winter hasn’t even officially begun yet and Daytona Bike Week is still two and a half months away! Just before I started banging my head on my gas tank, … Continue Reading
Is the fat tire craze over? I think not — but it’s definitely showing signs of slowing down. I’d be the first to admit that fat tires look cool on some bikes, but for the most part those bikes are only displayed in shows where they’re taken off the trailer and put back on after the show.
I remember back before this tire craze started that if you had a 150mm tire on your bike, it was considered fat. Did you know there are manufacturers out there today making tires for motorcycles that measure more than 330mm? Unbelievable! My personal opinion is anything over 200mm is overkill — especially if … Continue Reading
Have you ever wondered what all those markings on your tires actually mean? There are a lot of letters, numbers and symbols on the sidewalls of your tires that translate to a lot of useful information. You’ll find it’s useful to be able to identify a few of these strange hieroglyphics when you’re selecting the [...]
Performing preventative maintenance on your motorcycle is a must, especially if you want to save money in the long run. Take a look at the following tips for maintaining your ride during and after your riding season. As always, we recommend the purchase of a service manual to reference all specifications for your motorcycle.
The Battery: Check your battery and cables, making sure the connections are clean, tight and free of corrosion. If the battery is not a maintenance-free battery, inspect the fluid level and be sure to top off the battery with nothing but distilled water. Battery tenders will extend the life of your motorcycle battery.
Fluids: In … Continue Reading
Let’s talk about something you just can’t ride without — tires. More specifically, Avon tires. When it comes to motorcycle tires, the debate over what type of tire to put on your bike can get hot and heavy. That’s because we all have our own riding style that inevitably lends itself to a certain style or type of tire. Avon recognizes this and has done its part to cover every kind of bike or riding style on the road, offering 18 models of tires, ensuring that they have something to fit each and every rider’s individualized riding style.