Dealernews - August 01, 2010

Sales
Sudco International has released main wiring harnesses for the 1976-to-1978 Kawasaki KZ900 and KZ1000. The company says that these are exact replicas of the OEM o
Zox’s Alto DDV helmet was designed in response to customer demand. The beanie-style helmet has a built-in, drop-down visor, an EPS liner and a high-flow int
Yuasa Battery has introduced the GYZ20HL, a battery that has heavier- and thicker-than-average plates, a higher reserve capacity, improved charge recovery time an
Moose Utility has introduced a specialty UTV gun case that was designed for the NRA. The case stores and protects rifles and ammo while traveling. The gun sheath
Motherwell’s all-in-one luggage rack kits include a 7-inch rack, mounting hardware and knobs. The rack will fit on Harley-Davidson Fat Boys from 2006 to pre
Cycle Sounds has released its fairing sound system for the Victory Vision 8-Ball. This setup includes 5.25-inch full-range speakers, and an MP3 hookup makes it ea
                Black out lever controls from Belt Drives Ltd. can be used with 1-inch bars. The master cylinder has a 5/8
From Curtis Industries comes the PathPro SS soft cab system for 2010 Polaris Rangers, models 400 and 800. It’s made of a black steel roof, steel frame doors
Mount to a UTV up to four 8-inch HID or halogen lamps with PIAA’s new light bar, a powder-coated cold-rolled steel tubing that’s wired to fit PIAA lam
                  For 2003-to-present FLs and 2000-to-present V-Rods, George’s Garage presents an ignition swit
Dennis Johnson
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue.$10,000. 300 bikes. These two numbers figure prominently in the history of Top 100 dealership R
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue. When it comes to carrying pre-owned units, there’s a lot more work involved than just ca
Dennis Johnson
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue. New unit sales have been in the tank long enough now that many dealers have already looked for
Dennis Johnson
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue.Mike Guerin opened his Ducati-only franchise in Newport Beach, Calif., in 2009 after spending 3
Arlo Redwine
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue. If you read this month’s cover story, you know that independent retailer Road, Track &am
Arlo Redwine
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue. Only five years old but receiving a major assist from its 65-year-old parent, Manheim Specialt
Todd Shafer
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue. This month I’m Writing about suppliers skipping steps in the supply chain to sell direct
The universal Bullet chopper headline from Paughco is touted as the most versatile and widely used custom headlight on the market. Its housing contains a 5.5-inch
Management
Joe Delmont
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue. Editor’s note: The Dealer Lab project is a joint effort between Dealernews and PowerHous
Rick Fairless
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue. Ya know, five years ago I took used bike sales for granted. They were a part of my business bu
Service
The TW-5 from Park Tool Company is a quarter-inch-drive ratcheting “click-style” torque wrench. It allows its user to set and apply accurate torque qu
K&N Engineering has revamped its Power Kleen High Performance Cleaner and Degreaser (part 99-0621). The spray was originally used to remove contaminants, road
The Jims Dual Gauge Leakdown Tester, No. 782, can be used on all Harley-Davidsons, including Twin Cams, as well as on aftermarket motors. The hose assembly has bo
Armor Rim Strip Tape from Motion Pro protects inner tubes and are cleaner to use than rubber strips or regular tape. The durable material has a self-adhesive back
Dave Koshollek
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue. Last month I wrote about the tracking of three key measures in service: productivity, efficien
Marketing
Tracy Harris
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue. In the world of events, we often form alliances with other organizations or people who can bri
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue. Sleek, high-testosterone ads will draw in the bulk of your clientele (read: male riders), but
Column: Mike Vaughan
Mike Vaughan
This story originally appeared in the Dealernews August 2010 issue. “May you live in interesting times” is an old Chinese curse, and one that someone
5 Questions
  Sheffield Financial CEO Jack Snow has always spoken openly with the press, especially since the bank became a major player a couple of years ago. We capita