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J&P Cycles Rolls into Daytona Beach

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J&P CyclesJ&P Cycles’ 2018 Mobile Tour Rolls into Daytona Beach

Custom Motorcycles Hit the Road as J&P Cycles’ 2018 Mobile Tour Rolls into Daytona Beach, Then Hits the Motorcycling Hot Spots

The motorcycle customization experience will make stops at the Iowa Rally and Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary celebration.

J&P Cycles, the world’s largest retailer of motorcycle parts and accessories, announced its biggest mobile retail tour ever, including Daytona Bike Week, Sturgis and Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary. J&P Cycles anticipates more than 1 million attendees during the nine-stop tour.

The tour is an immersion into motorcycle customization where hundreds of new products will be on display and the top motorcycle design consultants will be on-site to help DIY builders. Attendees can touch, test and buy products from top motorcycle brands like Kuryakyn, Dunlop Tire, Vance & Hines, Mustang Seats, S&S Cycle, and Arlen Ness.

“Used motorcycle sales in the United States are strong, and we help those owners transform their bikes into personal statements and rolling artwork,” said Sean Laughlin, vice-president of sales and marketing for J&P Cycles. “DIY customization can be intimidating, so our experts are sharing their knowledge with riders and bringing them the latest products.”

A key stop on the tour is the Iowa Rally, one of the largest annual motorcycle rallies in the Midwest. This year’s rally will expand to include the National Motorcycle Museum’s vintage bike show and swap meet and the only Iowa appearance of the XDL Street Cowboys stunt team. More information about the rally is at www.jpcycles.com/events.

Celebrating 115 years of Harley-Davidson motorcycles is another unique stop on the 2018 tour. “Harley riders all over the world asked if we’d be at the anniversary in Milwaukee” said Zach Parham, president of J&P Cycles and son of company founder John Parham. “We are happy to announce that we will be riding and celebrating in Milwaukee with them.”

The 2018 coast-to-coast tour includes:

  • Daytona Bike Week, Florida (March 8-18)
  • Laughlin River Run, Nevada (April 25-28)
  • Myrtle Beach Bike Week, South Carolina (May 11-19)
  • Iowa Rally, Iowa (June 23-24)
  • Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, South Dakota (Aug. 1-12)
  • Harley-Davidson’s 115th Anniversary, Wisconsin (Aug. 29-Sept. 2)
  • Delmarva Bike Week, Maryland (Sept. 13-16)
  • Biketoberfest, Florida (Oct. 17-21)
  • Lone Star Rally Texas (Nov. 1-4)

About J&P Cycles:
Founded by John and Jill Parham in 1979, J&P Cycles is the world’s largest online aftermarket motorcycle parts and accessories retailer. J&P Cycles operates retail locations in Anamosa, Iowa, Daytona Beach, Florida, and Sturgis, South Dakota. The company’s Rider Service Center is in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Mikuni Carburetor Rebuild Kits

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MikuniMikuni HSR 42, 44 and 45 mm Carburetor Rebuild Kits

Mikuni’s popular HSR42/45 and 48 mm Flatslide Performance Carburetors for American V-twins have been on the market for a number of years now, and for some older installations it may be time for a maintenance check, cleaning and rebuild. Mikuni’s HKS-016 Genuine Rebuild Kit for the HSR 42 and 45 mm Carburetors, and HKS-031 Genuine Rebuild Kit for the HSR 48 mm Carburetor will make sure your carb runs and performs like new again. Each Rebuild Kit contains all the necessary parts to rebuild one carburetor with all gaskets, seals and O-rings, a new float needle valve assembly, and new float bowl screws for re-assembly.

Genuine Mikuni Component Rebuild Kits, as well as Replacement and Aftermarket Performance Carburetors, Fuels Pumps and all their Parts and Accessories are available from Mikuni American Distributors or through your favorite dealer. You can look up all the available Kits, Carburetors and Parts, along with Mikuni Distributors on the www.MikuniPower.com website.

Star brite Ultimate Corrosion Blocker

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StarbriteStarbrite Ultimate Corrosion Blocker

A non-tacky, clear corrosion barrier for all metal surfaces 

Star brite ULTIMATE Corrosion Blocker delivers the most effective protection for all metal surfaces. Unlike aerosol protectants that are either runny or create a gooey, sticky mess, Corrosion Blocker quickly cures to form an invisible, tack-free and durable finish. The formula will not harm wiring, paint or wrapped surfaces. It delivers long-term protection for engine blocks, frames, wheels, spokes, tools, trailers and all other bare or polished metal surfaces.

The polymers bond to treated surfaces to help repel moisture, dirt, grime and more.  Easy to use; spray on, wipe up excess and let dry.

Star brite
(800) 327-8583

Complete Handlebar Wiring Kit

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CompleteComplete Handlebar Wiring Harness/Extension Kit

Fits up to 20″ tall handlebars on 2018 Road King Special, (FLHRXS) ONLY. 

Press Release: Well, with every new model introduced, we aftermarket folks need to stay on top of what changes the factory makes. The 2018 Road King Special, FLHRXS is no different. Unlike most of our new items, this one isn’t really new; its sort-of a combination of already top-selling wiring extensions and harnesses you’ve come to know from us. Our new NHCX-RK18 kit is a simple and convenient way for customers to order ALL the wiring they need to install taller bars. This 100% plug-n-play, 3-piece kit includes our handlebar replacement harness (NHCX-CB14), our ’16-Up throttle-by-wire extension and our ’16-Up front turn signal extensions (NTSX-CB15). Allows for up to 18” tall handlebars and installs in minutes. We make it easy for you to do it right!

About NAMZ CCP: NAMZ is celebrating our 19th year in business providing “World Class” Electrical Components, Fluid Transfer Lines, Custom Installation Supplies & Badlands Lighting Modules. NAMZ/Badlands products are available through Drag Specialties, Parts Unlimited, Tucker Rocky, Mid USA, J&P Cycles, V-Twin, Parts Canada, Motovan, Les Importations Thibault, Parts Europe, Custom Chrome Europe, Motorcycle Storehouse, W&W, Zodiac, Rollies Speed Shop, Wildrider International Pty Ltd or directly from our website at www.namzccp.com.

NAMZ provides the best selection and support for OEM & dealers all over the world. Send us an email at marketing@namzccp.com or give us a call at 1-877-277-NAMZ for more information.

2018 Limited-Edition Chieftain Elite

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Chieftain EliteIndian Motorcycle Introduces 2018 Limited-Edition  Chieftain Elite With One-Of-A-Kind Black Hills Silver Paint 

Ultra-Premium Bagger Pairs Stunning Paint Completed Entirely by Hand 

with Top-of-the-Line Amenities

Press Release: Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company founded in 1901, today announced its new ultra-premium bagger, the 2018 Chieftain Elite. This limited-edition bagger pairs custom-inspired paint that’s completed by hand with top-of-the-line amenities for the rider who demands the best of the best.

Indian Motorcycle meticulously thought through the design to ensure every line, texture and material complemented the contours of this aggressive platform. The focal point of this bagger is the stunning, specialty paint featuring high-flake Black Hills Silver. As the name suggests, this paint was inspired by the silver mines in the Black Hills of South Dakota, which is near Indian Motorcycle’s custom paint facility in Spearfish, SD. A team of Indian Motorcycle experts mask the bodywork, lay the graphics, and hand-spray each Chieftain Elite. Each bike takes nearly 25 hours due to the time-intensive, painstaking processes that are completed by hand. Incredibly, no two bikes will look the same due to the level of human touch involved. There’s no question that this bold, one-of-a-kind bike will stand out in any crowd.


“Whether cruising around the city or touring the country backroads, the 2018 Chieftain Elite delivers on its promise of being the best bagger that money can buy,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director – Marketing and Product Planning for Indian Motorcycle.  “This bike was born to turn heads and provide an unmatched riding experience with all of the premium amenities included.”

The 2018 Chieftain Elite has a commanding stance that’s punctuated by its 19-inch, 10-spoke, contrast-cut front wheel and marbled graphics package. It’s equipped with premium features, including a 200-Watt premium audio system, Pathfinder LED headlight and driving lights, a push-button power flare windshield, billet aluminum Select Driver and Passenger Floorboards, and genuine leather seats. New for this year’s Chieftain Elite are pinnacle mirrors and updated, smaller hand controls for improved ergonomics.

A host of other features come standard, including Ride Command – the largest, fastest, most customizable infotainment system on two wheels. The seven-inch, glove-compatible touchscreen features turn-by-turn navigation, customizable rider information screens and Bluetooth compatibility. The Chieftain Elite also features ABS, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring, remote-locking saddlebags and keyless ignition.

At the soul of this bike is the Thunderstroke 111 engine, an award-winning American V-Twin that delivers a monstrous 119 ft-lbs of torque and power to spare in every gear.

A large number of accessories are also available for riders looking to add power or further customize the Chieftain Elite. The Thunder Stroke 116 ci Stage 3 Big Bore Kit adds 20 percent more horsepower and 15 percent more torque for those looking to take performance to the next level. Color-matched accessories are also available for riders who want extra protection, style and storage, including a Quick Release Trunk, Hard Lower Fairings and a Valanced Front Fender.

The Chieftain Elite is a strong addition to Indian Motorcycle’s iconic lineup. Only a limited number of these motorcycles will be built. Pricing starts at $31,499 in the U.S. and $37,999 in Canada. Available at Indian Motorcycle dealers starting March 1.

Learn more about Indian Motorcycle and the 2018 Chieftain Elite by visiting IndianMotorcycle.com and following along on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


Indian Motorcycle Company is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Indian Motorcycle Storms Daytona Bike Week

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Daytona Bike WeekIndian Motorcycle Storms Daytona Bike Week With Demos, Displays, Customs Builds & Exclusive Events

Indian’s 2018 Model Lineup and Custom Bike Displays Highlight Indian Motorcycle Activations at Daytona Bike Week

Press Release: Indian Motorcycle, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced a Daytona Bike Week lineup of activations packed with demo rides for 2018 models, custom bike displays, an exclusive rider’s group experience, and more. Carey Hart’s display of custom Chieftains, performance parts and accessories, and a Scout FTR750 photo opportunity are just a few of the offerings Indian Motorcycle will have available at its main footprint on Main Street.

Also, following one of the most dominant seasons in flat track history, Indian Motorcycle Racing will kick off the 2018 season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. The Indian Wrecking Crew of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Brad Baker, who finished first, second and third respectively in 2017, will be joined by privateers Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Henry Wiles and others for the 2018 season.

“We are thrilled to offer attendees a dynamic and unique Daytona Bike Week experience, including an exclusive look at Carey Hart’s custom bikes, the Scout FTR750, FTR1200 Custom and all of our 2018 models,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director – Marketing and Product Planning for Indian Motorcycle. “Daytona also marks a special time: the return of American Flat Track and a chance to watch the podium-sweeping Indian Wrecking Crew and new crop of privateers who have turned to the Scout FTR750 for this highly anticipated 2018 season.”

Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.

Daytona Bike WeekDisplay at Main Street (Main St. & N. Wild Olive Ave.)

Check out Indian Motorcycle’s 2018 lineup at the Main Street display along with custom Scout Bobbers from the Brooklyn Invitational and performance accessories. Get an up-close look at Carey Hart and P!NK’s Chieftains, custom-built by Hart, as well as his custom Springfield and sidecar that were featured in the Hot Bike Tour. There will also be a photo opportunity with AFT championship-winning bike, the Indian Scout FTR750. The display will also feature the Scout FTR1200 Custom. The Main Street Display will be open Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway (International Speedway Blvd.)

Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2018 lineup of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout Bobber and Indian Chieftain, among others. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Group demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire. Demo rides will be running daily during Bike Week, Saturday March 10, to Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Daytona TT Flat Track Race (Daytona International Speedway)

Come early and get your favorite rider’s autograph from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, and then watch the Indian Wrecking Crew return to the track for the first race of the 2018 AFT season. The 2017 AFT champion Jared Mees will be joined by teammates Bryan Smith and Brad Baker as they look to dominate another season with flat track’s most dominant motorcycle, the Indian Scout FTR750. Privateers Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Henry Wiles and Jeffrey Carver, among others, will also be riding the Indian race bike for the new season. The season opener takes place on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. EST.

Indian Motorcycle Riders Group Exclusive Event (Daytona International Speedway)

Join us Thursday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Daytona International Speedway including the track, pits and paddock. After that, members will meet with the 2018 Indian Wrecking Crew race team and a get a premium photo experience in the pits. VIP Parking and complimentary tickets to the Daytona TT are included. IMRG members can learn more and visit www.IMRGmember.com/events to sign up.

Daytona Bike WeekIndian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street)

Open daily, visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach to check out Indian’s full 2018 lineup and take individual demo rides of your favorite models.

Klock Werks Kustom Cycles at Destination Daytona 

Stop by Klock Werks and get an exclusive look at a new limited-edition motorcycle.

Broken Spoke Saloon (1151 US-1, Ormond Beach)

Check out the Indian Motorcycle on Tour display at the Broken Spoke Saloon on US Hwy 1 and get a close look at the 2018 Indian Chieftain models.

Indian Motorcycle is America’s First Motorcycle Company. Founded in 1901, Indian Motorcycle has won the hearts of motorcyclists around the world and earned distinction as one of America’s most legendary and iconic brands through unrivaled racing dominance, engineering prowess and countless innovations and industry firsts. Today that heritage and passion is reignited under new brand stewardship. To learn more, please visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.

Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary

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115th AnniversaryHarley-Davidson Announces 115th Anniversary Celebration Plans

Ride into Milwaukee on Labor Day Weekend for the Motorcycle Party of the Year

Press Release: Milwaukee will be the center of the motorcycle universe over Labor Day weekend when Harley-Davidson riders and fans gather for the culmination of a year-long celebration of 115 years of riding freedom and the city’s most-iconic brand.

Plans for the Harley-Davidson 115th Anniversary Milwaukee Celebration, set for August 29 – September 2, include new venues, first-ever motorcycle racing and an unmatched taste of moto-culture.

“Harley-Davidson is gearing up to celebrate 115 years of the world’s best motorcycles here in Milwaukee,” said Bill Davidson, Vice President, Harley-Davidson Museum. “We’re welcoming everyone, motorcycle riders and non-riders alike from around the world, to the birthplace of Harley-Davidson to join in the celebration.”

New for the 115th anniversary in Milwaukee will be motorcycle events throughout the city. Harley-Davidson will host – for the first time ever – beach motorcycle racing on Bradford Beach on the shores of Lake Michigan, as well as sponsoring “Run What You Brung” drag racing, Flat Out Friday flat-track racing and more.

With acres of free outdoor activities all weekend long, the Harley-Davidson Museum will be the epicenter of 115th Anniversary activities in Milwaukee. The Museum will host motorcycle field games, a custom bike show, tattoo artists, live music, local food and more.

“This is an anniversary like no other we have thrown before,” said Heather Malenshek, Vice President, Marketing, Harley-Davidson. “It’s one you can’t miss, so don’t wait. Come this year and experience the excitement and thrill of motorcycle culture up close in all of its roaring, revved-up glory.”

115th Anniversary

High Fives at the 110th Harley-Davidson parade on Wisconsin Road.

The Milwaukee 115th anniversary celebration will start thousands of miles away on Tuesday, August 21 with Harley-Davidson Rides Home. Led by Motor Company executives, the Harley-Davidson Rides Home will convoy to Milwaukee, stopping at dealerships and adding more riders along the way.

“The rumble of our Milwaukee 115th Anniversary Celebration will truly be heard across the United States as Harley-Davidson Rides Home launch from the four corners of the country with rides rolling into Milwaukee from Seattle, San Diego, Ft. Lauderdale and Portland, Maine,” added Malenshek.

Fans can begin celebrating the 115th Anniversary today on social media using #HD115. Harley-Davidson is launching a global movement to celebrate freedom by collecting stories from fans around the world. The authors of the best 115 stories will receive a commemorative stainless-steel rivet displayed in a place of honor on the grounds of the Harley-Davidson Museum.

Additionally, one Monday in every month leading up to the anniversary in Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson will hand over the reins of its social media channels to a H-D fan. They’ll share their stories and lead the conversation at #MotorcycleMonday to help extend weekends for all freedom-loving individuals who are part of our community today and for those yet to join. Visit Harley-Davidson on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to tap into motorcycle culture, read stories from riders and share your own.

A complete list of 115th Anniversary events and activities – including rides home details, Rally-Pack specifics and their exclusive benefits, motorcycle rentals, organized local rides, tour routes, street parties, as well as lodging and camping – is available at H-D.com/115. Read More

Lita Ford at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

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Lita FordLita Ford to Glam Slam the Sturgis Buffalo Chip

The illustrious metal maven will join American Bad Ass Kid Rock on the Buffalo Chip’s Wolfman Jack Stage Aug. 9, 2018.

Press Release: American rock legends like Lita Ford, a celebrated guitarist and certified star at the age of 16, are few. The opportunity to see two such legends perform on the Buffalo Chip’s main stage is even rarer and coming on Thursday, Aug. 9 when Ford joins American Bad Ass Kid Rock for “The Best Party Anywhere!.”

Lita Ford“Lita is one of those music legends who tore through the decades with the top names in the industry,” said Rod Woodruff, Sturgis Buffalo Chip President. “She has had an amazing career, giving us some of the most incredible rock music of all time. The opportunity to see her alongside fellow legend Kid Rock makes this night too good to pass up for anyone who loves a great rock party.”

Ford has lived a lifetime writing and performing songs with some of the greatest names in rock history. She began her career as the Runaways lead guitarist, working and socializing through her teens and twenties with the likes of Robert Plant, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Joan Jett, Eddie Van Halen and Nikki Sixx. At the urging of her manager, Sharon Osbourne, Ford wrote and performed “Close Your Eyes Forever” with Ozzy, and the duet climbed to the Billboard top ten. Ford pumped out a number of rock hits including “What Do You know out Love,” “Kiss Me Deadly,” “Shot of Poison,” and “Larger Than Life.”

Lita FordThe 2018 Growing Lineup of Entertainment Announced So Far Includes:

  • Friday, Aug. 3           The Marshall Tucker Band
  • Saturday, Aug. 4       Foreigner
  • Sunday, Aug. 5         Buffalo Chip TT American Flat Track Race
  • Monday, Aug. 6         Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Tuesday, Aug. 7        Aaron Lewis
  • Wednesday, Aug. 8   Eric Church
  •                                 RSD Super Hooligan Racing
  •                                 Crazy John’s Invitational Street Drags
  • Thursday, Aug. 9       Kid Rock
    Lita Ford
  • Friday, Aug. 10          John Kay & Steppenwolf
  • Saturday, Aug. 11       TBA

Festival passes can be purchased for a limited time for as little as $27 per day. More information is available at BuffaloChip.com.

Beat the Heat with High Temperature-Resistant Boots

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 Motorcycle Riders Beat the Heat with High Temperature-Resistant Boots

New TFL COOL SYSTEM technology drastically improves thermal comfort in performance footwear from Harley-Davidson

With the Spring thaw just around the corner and the warm weather of riding season on the horizon, Harley-Davidson Footwear  is excited to announce the integration of heat resistant leather technology into their Spring 2018 line.

The new heat-resistant leather is designed specifically to improve thermal comfort for riders during long trips on sun-soaked days and will be integrated into both men’s and women’s styles in 2018.

“It’s essential for riders’ safety that they wear protective footwear on the road,” said Amy Lovall, Wolverine’s product manager of the Harley-Davidson Footwear product line. “As temperatures soar we often hear how hot and uncomfortable riders’ feet can become. This heat-resistant leather innovation is game-changing for summer riders. By incorporating it into a series of well-loved riding silhouettes for men and women we’ve created a collection that perfectly combines durability, design and comfort.”


The secret to this heat-resistant leather is TFL COOL SYSTEM technology, which keeps boot temperatures up to 54°F cooler than standard leather when exposed to the sun’s rays over time. This in turn reduces the surface temperature of the boot’s leather by reflecting infrared rays for improved long-term thermal comfort.

The TFL COOL SYSTEM is based on a sun reflective technology where energy is reflected in the invisible part of the solar spectrum. Dark colors absorb radiation from the sun and therefore heat up faster and more intensely than light colors. Black TFL COOL SYSTEM leathers reflect the sunlight like white colored ones. In contrast, traditional black pigmented leather absorbs heat from the sun, which can raise the boot temperature up to a sweltering 140 degrees.

Harley-Davidson Footwear will debut six new styles featuring TFL COOL SYSTEM technology for Spring 2018 that combine some of the most iconic riding boot silhouettes with the unmistakable attitude and style Harley- Davidson fans have come to know and love. These new men’s and women’s styles will include engineer, lace-up and harness silhouettes and incorporate other performance features including Goodyear Welt Construction and abrasion-, oil- and slip-resistant outsoles to help improve comfort, performance and safety on the open road. These styles will be available exclusively at Harley-Davidson dealerships and will retail from $160 to $200.

For more information, visit www.harley-davidsonfootwear.com  to view the entire collection or to find a retailer near you.

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The Standard Bullet: A New Classic!

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The Standard BulletThe Standard Bullet: A New Classic!

Press Release: Headwinds, the leader in custom headlights for over 26 years, puts a modern spin on a vintage look! Introducing their newest 5-3/4” headlight: The Standard Bullet, Black and Antiqued Brass. Their spun aluminum headlight housing is fully machined, polished and anodized with a gloss Black finish. The solid brass clamp ring and bracket are polished, antiqued and sealed with a satin coating. Add a convex lens for a real old school look and feel (headlamps also available from Headwinds). Fits all SAE 5-3/4” headlamps and ¾” wide Harley mounts. Made in the USA by Headwinds.


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