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Toy Hauler – How to Secure Your Motorcycle

Toy Hauler – How to Secure Your Motorcycle Video Link Here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWSdEcTM-dY   Before You Get Started Improperly using tie-downs for your motorcycles, dirtbikes, and scooters can cause some unnecessary headaches just when you’re ready to relax and enjoy the weekend. It can also be a pretty dumb source of frustration when you’d like…

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What to do Before Your First Spring Ride

What to do Before Your First Spring Ride A Spring Riding Readiness Guide for Janus Motorcycles and their Owners Even though the days are officially lengthening here in northern Indiana, the subzero temperatures have most of our motorcycles still in full hibernation. Let us count the days until this frost starts melting and we can,…

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How to Care for the Leather on your Classic Motorcycle

How to Care for the Leather on your Classic Motorcycle (and your Boots too!) – Proper care for your classic motorcycle and its leather fittings prolongs the life of your seat. It also prevents discoloration and cracking that happens over time. A good rule of thumb is to use a conditioning agent on your leather…

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Easy 4-Step Guide to Winterizing Your Motorcycle

Easy 4-Step Guide to Winterizing Your Janus Motorcycle Winterizing your motorcycle will fill you with pride in your accomplishment, and you’ll be glad you did next spring. We still have super deal happening storewide! Use Coupon JM2021NYR to take 15% off all merchandise in our shop! Restrictions Apply. Offer lasts until January 31, 2021 One…

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Bulletproof: The Heritage of the Janus 250 Motorcycle Engine

We get a lot of questions about our engines. Why so small? Why not made in the US? Why air-cooled? Why carbureted? It all started with a 50cc motorcycle… read on!   Let’s start off with the question of small displacement. Just about everything we do at Janus is based on our personal riding experience….

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Custom vs. Production

This piece was originally published as a comment on Paul Crowe’s website, The Kneeslider titled, “We Don’t kneed Any More Custom Motorcycles, We Need More Prototypes” in December 2015. It has been edited to make sense on it’s own, but the original article and comments are well worth the read. Janus holds an interesting place in the motorcycle industry…

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Making a Motorcycle: Aluminum Fuel Tanks

Both our Phoenix and Halcyon fuel tanks are the product of many hours of deliberation, design, and iteration. They draw from classic motorcycle designs in their inspiration and our own vision for how our motorcycles should look and feel. And they’re also the product of the constraints we operate within. Janus Motorcycles is a small…

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