There are plenty of perks for online shopping; one of which is that you never have to leave the comfort of your home; however, online shopping also has its disadvantages, such as not being able to get one-on-one assistance when needed. But, that has all changed at J&P Cycles. J&P recently enacted Live Chat, which allows customers to speak in real time with a customer service or technical service representative. What part do I need? Will this fit my bike? I placed my order three days ago, what is its status? These are all questions that can be answered courtesy of Live Chat. Those wishing to use the Live Chat feature simply need to log onto the J&P Cycles website and click on the Live Chat button at the top of the screen. There you will be prompted to enter your first name, last name, email address and chat selection (customer service, Harley tech, or Metric tech). Then, your request is submitted and voila, a J&P representative is with you! The average wait time to speak with a representative is only 30 seconds.
Biker Cannonball Run
This coming September will see the start of what is destined to be one of the most memorable motorcycle journeys to date. On September 10, in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, riders aboard pre-1916 motorcycles will kick off a 17-day, 3,235 mile, Motorcycle Cannonball Run across the country ending in Santa Monica, California, on September 26. Some of the classic motorcycles expected to be ridden in the event will include Popes, Sears, Flying Merkels, Indians, Harleys, and more. According to the event promoter and owner of Jurassic Racing in Sturgis, South Dakota, Lonnie Isam, the event is not a race but will be a test of both the riders' endurance and the roadworthiness of their respective machines as they navigate non-Interstate roads across the United States. We think this should be a very interesting event and are currently working on getting a feature story or two together on some of the riders and their bikes. Stay tuned.
Harley-Davidson announced plans to commemorate the 2nd Annual Women Riders Month in May 2010 by hosting women riders in its hometown of Milwaukee on May 22 and 23, 2010. Women Riders Month is designed to celebrate the millions of women who have already grabbed life by the handlebars, as well as inspire more women to experience the freedom of the open road. During the two-day event, the Motor Company has planned a series of activities for women including demo rides at the Harley-Davidson Museum, new product displays, and an opportunity to meet and speak with Karen Davidson, great granddaughter of one of the Motor Company founders. On Saturday, an independent ride featuring several stops throughout the city of Milwaukee and surrounding areas will give riders a taste of Wisconsin. An organized ride later that day will land at an evening block party featuring live entertainment. The Women Riders Month event in Milwaukee is open to riders of all brands of motorcycles and non-riders alike - women are encouraged to bring friends to join them in the various activities.
Time's Running Out
The Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), with the support of Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is hosting the "Rumble With a Cause" sweepstakes. Through April 15, 2010, donations raised from this sweepstakes campaign will support active and retired members of the US Military and their families.
Entrants to the sweepstakes will have the chance to win one of two custom-painted Harley-Davidson Fat Boy motorcycles, donated to the AFF for the sweepstakes by Oshkosh Defense. Enter or donate online at www.rumblewithacause.org