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Win this Retro Custom Panhead Bobber

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If you have dreamed of building and riding a custom Panhead with a big motor and all the updates, here’s your chance to WIN the bike of your dreams!

The hard work is done. The build components top notch. The custom fabrication, paint and assembly everything you would hope for as it was done in the J&P Cycles shop. The bike came out so well HOT BIKES featured the build in the May and June 2006 issue, and Corbin’s RIDE ON TV show featured the build in 2006 as well. The Museum’s drawing was held and it was given away to a winner at the end of 2006, But John Parham, who loved the bike, bought it back from the winner. Now Jill Parham has donated it to the Museum and it’s become the National Motorcycle Museum’s 2020 Fund-Raiser Bike!

2nd Prize is $500.00 J&P Cycles Credit

3rd Prize is $250.00 J&P Cycles Credit

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

John Parham supervised the build and here’s how it came together.

Starting with Chopper Guys’ Fat Guys Rigid Custom frame and chrome Paughco wide springer fork and triple tree, the stock geometry chassis came together. Wheels are 40 spoke by DNA; 16 inch rear, 19 inch front for good handling. Brakes are the best; polished PM calipers with massive 11.5 inch Russell rotors. Fenders are straight from the J&P Cycles catalog as are the tanks and caps. But through custom fabrication, the oil tank is in the right fuel tank. Tail light is Knucklehead era. The ride is enhanced by the Burly handlebar, Lepera seat, footboards, lighting and controls from J&P Cycles with turn signals by Auto-Gem. Powder coating was handled by Custom Z Powdercoating. Red and silver paint plus unique graphics incorporating gold leaf were done by Scott Takes, Underground Studios right here in Iowa.

Using S&S cases, the 88 cubic inch motor is built around Truett & Osborn flywheels assembled by V-Twin. Cylinders, rods and pistons are from V-Twin Manufacturing as are the heads and most of the valve train. Cams are by Sifton, wrapped hand made headers are from the J&P Cycles shop and fishtails are from the catalog. An easy to service points ignition fires the fuel charge from the S&S Carb. Custom Chrome supplied the kicker kit, but there’s a Spyke Stealth Starter, too. Primo Rivera supplied the Pro Clutch and chain primary drive. The five-speed tranny is from Milwaukee Twins and runs a belt final drive.

Specifications:

    • Fabrication & Assembly: J&P Cycles, 2006
    • Paint: Underground Studios, Scott Takes
    • Frame: Chopper Guys, Fat Guys Rigid Custom
    • Fork: Paughco Wide Springer
    • Wheels: DNA 40 Spoke; 19″ Front, 16″ Rear
    • Brakes: Chrome PM Calipers, Russel 11.5” Rotors
    • Handlebar: Burly
    • Seat: Lepera
    • Controls: J&P Cycles
    • Lighting: J&P Cycles, Auto-Gem
    • Engine Assembly by V-Twin
    • S&S cases, 88 Cubic Inch
    • Truett & Osborn Flywheels
    • Cams by Sifton
    • Top End: V-Twin Manufacturing
    • Exhaust: V Twin Fish Tails
    • Carburetor: S&S
    • Ignition: Points / Coil
    • Kicker: Custom Chrome
    • Elecric Starter: Spyke Stealth Starter
    • Clutch & Primary: Primo Rivera Pro Clutch
    • Transmission: Milwaukee Twins 5-Speed
    • Final Drive: Belt Drive

Sure, this custom looks good, but more power, great handling and powerful brakes make this Pan a super ride and you could WIN IT!

So why not donate to WIN this Magnificent Machine, and at the same time support the National Motorcycle Museum?
The winner will be drawn December 31, 2020…and you could be the lucky winner!

Progressive International Motorcycle Show wraps up three-day run

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by Marcella Raymond from http://wgntv.com

ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Progressive International Motorcycle show wrapped up its three-day run Sunday at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.

The event showcased the latest in street bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters and ATVs.

One of the most powerful doesn’t use gasoline, it uses electricity. The first electric Harley Davidson can go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds.

“You can charge it overnight using a 110 outlet or DC level fast charger,” Jocelyn with Harley Davidson said. “Zero to 80% charged in about 45 minutes.”

The motorcycle show is all about a smooth ride and speed.

“Drive the ride” was showing beginners how to ride.

It’s an electric-powered assisted bike ride that lets first-time riders get the feel for a motorcycle.

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS) Crowns Jordan Dickinson the U.S. Champion of the 2019/2020 Tour J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show

The Progressive® International Motorcycle Shows® (IMS), an industry leader on connecting powersports brands with highly qualified enthusiasts and buyers, today announced the winners of the 2019/2020 J&P Cycles Ultimate Builder Custom Bike Show (UBCBS) Championship, with Jordan Dickinson of Union Speed and Style taking home the U.S. Champion title for his 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead. Hundreds of custom builders competed across this year’s tour for the chance to compete in the championship round that took place at IMS Chicago on Sunday, February 9.

The winners across each category from all eight cities along the 2019/2020 tour — Long Beach, New York, Dallas, Washington D.C., Denver, Cleveland, Minneapolis, and Chicago — were entered into the Championship round where winners were then selected by a panel of industry experts and awarded tens of thousands of dollars in cash and merchandise. Evan Favaro of Speakeasy Motors won the Custom Classic category, Chuck Conrick of DA Performance won best for Custom Street, and Jordan Dickinson won for Freestyle.

Celebrating its tenth consecutive year shining a spotlight on the most beautiful, one-of-a-kind custom motorcycles across the nation, UBCBS is the largest and one of the most sought-after touring custom bike competitions in the nation. The elite-level custom motorcycle builder competition features hundreds of intricately built custom motorcycles across the eight-city IMS tour. The UBCBS is sponsored by J&P Cycles, the world’s largest aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories store. The competition has supported IMS’ commitment to fostering garage builders while continuing to entertain, educate, and thrill all two-wheel enthusiasts since 2012.

“I am honored to be named the U.S. Champion by the builder community,” said Jordan Dickinson, U.S. Champion of the 2019/2020 UBCBS. “I hope to inspire others to get out there and start building themselves.”

Builders that competed in the 2019/2020 UBCBS came from diverse backgrounds and skill levels. Over the last nine years, the UBCBS has showcased over 3,000 custom builds from an array of up-and-coming and seasoned veteran builders. Builders have been a part of a team of friends, family, or have built custom bikes by themselves.

“The sheer talent displayed throughout the entire competition has been extremely impressive. From the creative and eye-catching builds to the most ingenious uses of unconventional parts, this year’s 2019/2020 competition builders should be proud of their work,” said Bob Kay, director of UBCBS. “I am proud to recognize Jordan Dickinson as this year’s U.S. Champion for his 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead that clearly demonstrates the combined technical and aesthetic craftsmanship of custom building that excited and inspired the judges.”

The winners of the championship round of the 2019/2020 UBCBS are as follows:

Custom Classic

  • Winner: New York-based Evan Favaro of Speakeasy Motors with painter Taylored Auto Body won first place with a 1991 BMW R100RT. The cafe racer custom motorcycle features a stainless-steel exhaust through a handmade custom tail section, a stripped frame, CAN-BUS wiring, Bluetooth proximity key ignition, a seat by Fish Bros., and more.
  • Runner-up: Chicago-based Jake Shellito with painter Dan White was selected as runner-up with a 1974 Yamaha RD350. The motorcycle features a handmade oil tank and tail section, a Yamaha R5 fuel tank, handmade signals and brake lights, hand fabricated foot controls, a shaped and upholstered seat, the engine side covers were machined and powder coated, and more.

Custom Street

  • Winner: Chicago-based Chuck Conrick of DA Performance with painter NSD Paintwerks won first place with a 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide FLHXS. The custom motorcycle features a custom stainless-steel frame, aluminum swing arm, a 124-inch M8 engine generating 148 horsepower, Hyabusa front end, carbon fiber wheels, and Beringer radial brakes.
  • Runner-up: Denver-based Garett Wilson of DubStyle Designs with painter Dan White was selected as runner-up with a 2000 KTM Duke II. The motorcycle features a CB400 tank narrowed in the front with clearance underneath to make room for electronics, a Goon fiberglass flat track tail section shortened and cut for integrated LED tail signals, 19-inch Sun rims, Buchanan spokes, KTM hubs, and much more.

Freestyle 

  • Winner: Selected as the U.S. Champion, Minneapolis-based Jordan Dickinson of Union Speed and Style with painter Relic Kustoms won first place with a 1947 Harley-Davidson Knucklehead. The custom motorcycle was handmade entirely from raw materials and featured a complete one-off frame, and the gas tank, fender, oil tank, and fender struts were hammered from sheet steel.
  • Runner-up: Denver-based Ryan Gore of Paper Street Customs with painter Scott Takes Underground Art Studios was selected as runner-up with a 1978 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead. The custom motorcycle features a one-off handmade tank, stainless sissy bar, stained glass battery box and intake, suede seat by Curt Green at Bare Bones Leather, a hardtail frame, a complete motor and transmission build, and more.

The UBCBS competition is open to all levels of builders and fabricators. Those interested in competing in next year’s 2020/2021 UBCBS competition can register online at motorcycleshows.com/ubcbs or on-site for one or all eight shows for the upcoming season.

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Measuring to Get the Right Size Helmet

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J&P Cycles shows you how to measure to get the right size helmet.
For an accurate head measurement, wrap the measuring tape horizontally around your head about 1″ above your eyebrows. Your helmet should fit snugly. Keep the measuring tape comfortably tight in order to achieve the best results. For precise results, measure two or three times. If you get different measurements, take the largest one. If your head measurement falls between two different sizes on the helmet sizing chart, choose the smaller helmet size.

 

 

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Why Fall is the Best Time to Ride

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Source: J&P Cycles Blog.

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Autumn is my favorite season to ride, hands down. There is something indescribably romantic about the cool, crisp air and the colorful trees. The combination of the wind in your face, the smells of fall, and the roar from your exhaust stimulate your senses. You can almost feel the electricity in the air as the season changes.

Every fall, I look forward to layering on my new riding gear. The heat of the summer has passed, and it’s now comfortable to ride in full face helmets, leathers, gloves, and boots. There’s no better time to ride than when you can be safe and comfortable at the same time.

Bikes run really well in cool weather, especially older models that are prone to overheating. If you live in the south you know how hot your bike can get in the summer, especially when you are stopped in traffic. The fall provides nice cool air to run through your filter into your engine. Your body appreciates the cool weather too, as you are less likely to get dehydrated.
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Going on a road trip in the fall is ideal. There is nothing like riding through a national park or forest after all the tourists have gone and the autumn colors have arrived. Your photos and videos from your trip will be brilliant. This is also the best time to see wildlife, which is great for viewing, but requires you to be more alert and cautious while riding. You’ll also want to look out for falling leaves, as they can create an additional hazard to avoid.

Fall is my favorite time to take a date riding. The season adds a magical touch to the experience. The cooler air makes my passenger want to hold on extra tight.
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Autumn is a great time to meet up with friends at a bar or café where you can get your favorite seasonal beverage.

Fall brings some of the best bike shows, events, and group rides of the year. Biketoberfest is always a good time if you can make it to Daytona in October. Bikes, Blues, and BBQ draws a huge crowd, as does the Lone Star Rally. Las Vegas Bikefest is another one to add to your bucket list.

No matter what your riding style or preference, the fall is the best time to ride. Get ready and gear up at J&P Cycles.

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Legend Air Suspensions To Display In Sturgis

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Legend Air Suspensions offers the smoothest ride possible with on the go adjustability at the touch of a button. Legend is also releasing it’s first of many new coil suspensions during the Sturgis Rally 2013. Stop by JP Cycle on Lazelle Street to see the new REVO coil suspensions! 

Legend Suspensions will be set up at J&P Cycles: 1650 Lazelle Street, Sturgis, SD 57785. Here you can see the latest suspension systems installed on several display bikes. 

The Legend Air Suspension manufacturing facility will be open to the public for product sales, service, and installations during the 2013 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Legend Air Suspension is located at 3461 Whitewood Service Road, Sturgis, SD 57785 and is open extended hours during Strugis. 

Legend Air Suspensions takes installation appointments via phone, email and walk-ins when availability allows. 

For more information, to schedule an appointment, or for further details contact Legend Suspensions: 605-720-4202 info@legendsuspensions.com

 

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