Dealernews - October 01, 2010

Dennis Johnson
In the battle over land use and OHV access there’s a popular tweak of a famous political adage: All land use is politics and all politics is local. The mai
Enrique Ayala is the owner of Top 100 dealership Bajacycles/Official Acerbis Store. The San Diego store is heavily involved in off-road races such as the Score In
Arlo Redwine
Off-roaders in New Mexico don’t have much to complain about when it comes to motorized access to public lands or OHV-related legislation. Most of these ride
Q&A with Don Amador — land-use consultant for the BlueRibbon Coalition and owner of land-use consulting agency Quiet Warrior Racing. (This interview has
“Treasured Landscapes.” We’re very concerned about the administration’s public lands management agenda. Fears stem from the leaked Departm
Arlo Redwine
This past April, multiline dealer and longtime motorized-access advocate Dick Lepley became executive director of the Pennsylvania Off-Highway Vehicle Association
Arlo Redwine
Bill Hearne is no fatalist. Off-road riders in his area deserve fair access to public lands, and he’ll battle anyone who thinks otherwise. But most dealers
Numerous organizations offer information, educational materials and advice to dealers interested in becoming an advocate for land access. Here’s a list of n
Todd Shafer
I found Waldo, and he just checked in to your shop on Facebook Places. Or on Gowalla. Or FourSquare. Or Loopt. Or Yelp. Or any number of “location-based soc
Joe Delmont
                    Editor’s note: The Dealer Lab project is a joint effort between Dealernews and PowerHo
Rick Fairless
I hate winter. I hate winter. I hate the stinking winter! It comes around every year and it still always catches me off guard. Sometimes it seems like no matter h
Column: Joe Delmont
Joe Delmont
Cash is tight, so that new credit card application in your mailbox seems like a godsend, right? Nice introductory rate. Decent follow-up rate, especially consid
We asked, you delivered — and we’re pleased to find out that you really have your thinking caps on when it comes to creative mannequin displays. Here
Mike McClelland
"Knowledge is power." — Sir Francis Bacon, 1597Yes, 1597 was a long time ago, but that famous quote has never been more relevant than it is today. Think of
The Shock Repair Kit from Pivot Works contains in one convenient package all the components to rebuild the internals of a rear shock. The kit includes the bladder
The OptiMate PRO-S from TecMate is an affordable ($129.90 retail) all-in-one battery care center for shops. It provides diagnostics, charging, testing and initial
Kafco International Ltd. claims its Oil Eater cleaner- degreaser eliminates the need for multiple solutions. The company says the cleaner quickly dissolves grease
Dave Koshollek
For most service departments, the seasonal slowdown has begun. While bad for business, it’s an excellent time to create your service department bucket list.
Column: Mike Vaughan
Mike Vaughan
As part of a project I’m working on, I’ve been trolling through old magazines, reading old road tests, reviews, impressions, letters to the editor and
Fluidyne Powersports has released a radiator that fits the 2005-to-present Yamaha YZ125 as well as other 250 two-strokes. The company claims that the radiators pr
Laminar’s custom formulated acrylic Lip for the Multistrada 1200 is easy to mount without the use of tools or drilling. MSRP is $84. Contact: Laminar LLC,
M2R's X-2.5 helmet makes its U.S. debut at a retail price of $199.95. The helmet is worn by AMA and world champion racer Grant Langston. The helmet comes in six s
Drag Specialties has released custom oil dipsticks, available in Skull, Flamed and Peak designs. They fit the following Harley-Davidson 2000-to-2010 models: FLT,
Clymer has released a nearly 500-page manual for 2002-to-2010 Polaris Sportsman models. Chapters range from troubleshooting to electrical and cooling, and contain
Wire Plus’ Z1 standard mid-frame system is made for bobbers and choppers that have round oil tanks or springs under the seat. The systems are vibration-resi
                Tamarack now has "RealTree" special editions of its Hard Box line. RealTree is a nature-inspired
Roadkrome’s Super Comfort passenger backrest for the Can-Am Spyder is constructed from one solid piece to maintain rigidity, the company says. MSRP is $399.
                  Yoshimura's RS-2D full system and RS-8 slip-on exhausts are now available for the 2008 to 2010
                Moose Utility's bow carrier can be easily mounted onto an ATV using its included U-bolts. It features
Pro Armor's newest release is a rear grab bar for the Yamaha YFZ450R. The bar is lightweight and can double as a stand when riders need to stand their quad uprigh
From Drift Racing comes the Intimidator snowmobile jacket, made of waterproof and breathable D-Tex-coated nylon. The jacket features skull graphics, Scotchlite re
From Anarchy Eyewear comes the Hydro74, a limited-edition artist series of sunglasses. The pictured pair features the work of Joshua M. Smith (aka., “Hydro7
From Leader Motorcycle comes a mounting kit for the iPhone 4. The eCaddy deluxe iPhone mounting kit comes in five different mounting styles. All included hardware