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A Cool Bike Wash Kit

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The Harley-Davidson Bike Wash Kit (P/N  94701-09, $49.95) from Harley-Davidson Genuine Motor Accessories includes motorcycle-cleaning essentials. Sunwash® Concentrated Cleaner promotes sheeting action and rinses clean. Bug Remover Spray melts away bugs without damaging metal, plastic or painted surfaces. Both are biodegradable. A wash mitt features wool-blended material with extra-dense pile for scrubbing power and durability. The Bar & Shield logo-shape soft detailing pad helps remove debris without scratching surface finishes. A synthetic towel is safe for all surface finishes and dries without streaking, while the microfiber detailing cloth can be used for washing, cleaning or buffing. Bike Wash Kit Online Details

Labor Day Weekend is All About Bikes in J&P’s Neighborhood

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Labor Day weekend in Iowa marks one of the largest antique motorcycle swap meets and vintage flat-track races in the United States, hosted by theChief Blackhawk Chapter of the Antique Motorcycle Club of America (AMCA), and it’s going to take place just down the road from J&P Cycles’ headquarters.

This year’s AMCA Fall National is set for Thursday, Aug. 30, through Saturday, Sept. 1, at theMississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport. The three-day event annually attracts riders and families from across the country, drawn to the dirt track to watch vintage motorcycles compete.

Other big draws include hundreds of bikes on display, a parts swap meet, craft fair, cocktail party, a Saturday night banquet, free movie and even church services conducted by the Victory Riders Christian Motorcycle Association. And if you’re in a learning mode, seminars and classes are scheduled on a variety of motorcycle-related topics, including flathead power, plating and accident scene management.

Best of all, since you’re already in our neck of the woods, go ahead and make that short ride up to Anamosa and visit our headquarters at J&P Cycles. Then spend some time at the nearby National Motorcycle Museum.

For more information about the AMCA Fall National, visit www.chiefblackhawk.orgor call 563-355-7727.


ZZ Top To Headline The 2013 Buffalo Chip Music Festival During Next Year's Sturgis Rally

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 The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® welcomes the legendary band ZZ Top as the first act confirming their appearance at the annual musical festival set for August 2 -11, 2013 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member ZZ Top, a long time favorite with campers and concert goers at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip®, will be part of what is expected to be one of the best line ups to date at the 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip® camping resort and music festival.  More 2013 band announcements are coming soon from some of the biggest names in music. Early Specials for the best value on camping reservations and concert passes are available now at

ZZ Top formed in Houston in 1969. Known as “That Little Ol’ Band From Texas,” ZZ Top has the honor of being one of the longest running major rock bands with all original members, Billy F Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard, still making it happen. With their unmistakable mix of rock, blues and down home boogie sound, ZZ Top has sold millions of albums over their 40 plus year career. The ZZ Top boys are also known for their love of hot rods and custom motorcycles.

“The Chip crowd loves ZZ Top and they have put on some amazing shows here,” says Buffalo Chip® owner Rod Woodruff. “It is a great to open up our 2013 line up with such a fan favorite as ZZ Top. We expect 2013 is going to be another record breaking year at the Buffalo Chip.”

ZZ Top holds several impressive chart and album sales feats, including six number one singles, 4 gold, 3 platinum, and 2 multi-platinum album certifications, in addition to one diamond album. Many of their songs have gone on to reach classic rock immortality. In August of 2013 Sturgis Buffalo Chip® campers and concert goers can look forward to hearing some of ZZ Tops chart toping hits such as ”Sharp Dressed Man,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” “Legs,” “Cheap Sunglasses,” “Tush” and “La Grange.”

The Legendary Buffalo Chip has been offering its guests the true Sturgis experience for more than 30 years with its premium camping resort and world class entertainment. You can make reservations for the 73rd annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at The Best Party Anywhere™ at or by calling (605) 347 9000. 


Progressive Suspension Sponsors DP Custom

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Progressive Suspension is proud to sponsor DP Customs latest Cafe Sportster build. This highly innovative company out of Arizona continues to build cutting-edge bikes with a clean look and original styling.

"We were really blown away by their last build and excited to be part of this one", explained Progressive's Director of Marketing , David Zemla. DP used a taller than stock 14" version of Progressive's 970 Series piggyback shocks to raise the rear and as well as tighten up the steering. The result not only looks the cafe part, but handles like it's on rails. For more info on the Progressive Suspension line of high performance Piggyback shocks, click hereAlso, check out the other builds from DP Customs, here.


2013 Iron & Lace Calendar – Cool Customs and Hot Centerfolds

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The 2013 edition of the Iron & Lace Calendar sponsored by Mikuni Carburetors features a 16-month look at the world's top custom motorcycles photographed by legendary photographer Jim Gianatsis featuring the LA Calendar Motorcycle Show's Calendar Bike Championship winners: Jim Giuffra and the AFT Customs Girls' Best of Show winner 'Sentoh" based on a legendary Honda CB750, Ben Beck’s radical 1st Place Street American V-twin Custom "Nitemare’, Ron Baldinado and Philip Lopez / Crown Customs 1st Place with their Sporty bobber "Nasty", and Hiroyuki Hirata / BB Group, Japan, wild 1st Place Pro Builder Class V-Twin winner. There's also a cool custom bobber named ‘Hot Shoe’ from Todd Silicato /, the show winning Lamb Engineering's Gold Star Cafe Racer and more! 

The beautiful Calendar Kittens in Iron & Lace include supermodel Shannon Baucom, centerfold models Camilla Chiniquy, Bree Daniels, Pepper, and sweet girls next door Taylor Gunnin, Sara Balint and Dana Mints all in in revealing lingerie! Here's your chance to see why custom iron and beautiful girls in revealing lace go so well together in Iron & Lace! 
This Calendar couldn't get any steamier without an "X" rating!

The 2013 PinUp Calendars including Iron & Lace Custom Bikes, Fast Dates Racebikes, and Garage Girls reveal a full 16 months of the world's top motorcycles with beautiful pin up models beginning with September 2012. They are premium quality printed in full color on 15×15-inch dull coated heavy art board and wire spiral bound with a hang clip for easy wall display and page turning. Ask for them at you favorite motorcycle dealer, distributed in the USA by Van Leeuwen and Mid-USA.  Suggested retail $16.96. Order toll-free by phone in the USA 1-800-461-1226 / International 001-818-896-2200 and online at In Europe order from, Custom Chrome Europe, W&W Cycles and Zodiac. 

Terry Components' Velocity 3 is now RC Components' RCXelerator

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Keith Terry, President of Terry Components has announced the sale and transfer of the TV-3 Fuel Management System to Rick Ball / RC Components Inc. The TV-3 name has been discontinued, and reintroduced as the RC Components RCXCelerator Fuel Management System. With this the unit will feature upgrades and improved performance. The new phone number for sales and service at RC Components is (800) 360-0915. Terry Components will continue the existing product line as well as the development of new products to include the flagship “High Torque” starter motors, and super-flex battery cables. Other American made products are also offered by Terry components and can be viewed at For all further information contact Terry Components (605) 642-5300.

Universal Motorcycle GPS Mount

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The eCaddy Ball Motorcycle Mount might just be the simplest, most classy way to mount your GPS on a Motorcycle!

 It works with any GPS that has a 17mm ball “receiver” either on the back of the GPS itself or an adapter plate that attaches to the GPS (often received in the GPS kit). This is a common design in Garmin Nuvi, Magellan and other GPS models. Just snap the GPS directly onto the ball mount. The GPS rotates/tilts just as it does in your car!

The faceted lug on the stem gives you six mounting options to choose from, and the base bracket includes UltraSecurity and anti-vibration features.

All parts are made to last in the USA. No plastic parts, no scratched bars!

To download a PDF of this release – as well as product photos:

Sinister Front Fender For 26 Inch Wheels

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Large wheels need large fenders, and Sinister is the place to go if you want to cover that 26-inch rim on your bagger. All Sinister fenders are manufactured from space-age composite materials for long life. These John Shope-styled fenders hug that front wheel tire assembly to accentuate the sleek styling of virtually any custom Bagger or chopper utilizing big wheel styling. The fenders require neck rake modifications for proper clearance and appearance. See your local Sinister Industries dealer or contact John Shope at 623-465-5263,,

MOTORCYCLES NOT ALLOWED:Your message may be better suited to the TripAdvisor Forums

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My message: Do not show up on a motorcycle because the WONT let you in. I drove from LA and am a moto-journalist doing a story…hell I didn't even know motorcycles are NOT ALLOWED!  Does this happen often I exclaimed… "All the time" the guard told me as he  pointed to the exit.

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