Dealernews - October 01, 2011

Management
Bruce Steever
When times get tough, the tough get creative. For Bill Comegys, owner of Grand Prix Motorsports in Littleton, Colo., it was clear that he needed to diversify his
Joe Delmont
Editor’s note: The Dealer LAB is a joint editorial project between Dealernews and PowerHouse Dealer Services, a consulting firm operated by Bill Shenk who i
Sales
ITP Tires’ latest addition to its Delta Series steel wheels series are made for the 2007-2012 Yamaha Grizzly 550 and 700. The company says that this is the
From VP Racing Fuels comes the C9, a non-oxygenated racing fuel that the company says is great for seasonal storage. “Unlike pump gas which leaves deposits,
Warn Industries has introduced the PullzAll, a portable tool that helps users pull and lift heavy objects safely. The tool offers variable speeds, as well as swiv
ATV seats in need of refurbishing can look no further than Moose Utilities, which now offers replacement seat foam. Replacing the foam costs much less than OEM al
Pirelli Tire’s latest product is the Scorpion MX Mid Hard 554 tire for motocross bikes. It replaces the company’s Mid Hard 454 and offers a new tread
Flux, Thor’s hybrid collection of racewear, has received a facelift. An all-new chassis design offers improvements in both fit and function. The jersey feat
From Davida comes the D4Vi9A 45 Glove, a warm-weather glove that keeps one’s hands cool and comfortable. The glove has four-way stretch panels between finge
It seems like a long time ago that Malcolm Smith decided to vent his frustration with the lead ban by holding his Kids Love 2 Ride Protest at his store in Riversi
Dennis Johnson
The end of summer means it’s time again for the great Distributor Extravaganza, the chance for the big distribs to lay it all out there for dealers and sale
Service
JIMS USA has released the AFR Diagnostic Sniffer Tool (No. 777), which allows users to diagnose and record air/fuel ratios. The tool is used with the Daytona Twin
The fork cap tool from Motion Pro helps remove the fork cap and compression cartridge on twin chamber Showa forks. The tool works on most late-model Honda, Kawasa
Matco Tools is reintroducing its 5S Integrated Storage System by way of dedicated website. The site, www.matcotools.com/storagework spacesolutions, allows users t
Del City now has a couple of LED work lights that provide hours of portable illumination, the company says. The 36-lumen LED Pocket Light Stick produces a floodli
Dave Koshollek
I learned a valuable life lesson about 30 years ago, one that became more important to me as I grew both in age and in personal experiences. I was 26 when I appli
Marketing
Rod Stuckey
It’s no secret the majority of powersports enthusiasts research products and services online before making a buying decision. This is why news of your deale
Cynthia Furey
If you ask Chris Beatty, digital signs are “sexy.” And in a way, the business development manager for Vital Media has a point. Far more sophisticated
5 Questions
Bill Shenk, owner of Destination Powersports and the man behind Dealer Lab, is interested in getting some preowned units into his store — and he’s ful
Column: Mike Vaughan
Mike Vaughan
Usetabe. [Use-ta-be]: noun. What no longer is. At a certain age, it seems like the usetabes start accumulating at an ever-increasing rate of speed. Usetabes are
Column: Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson
The “Most Interesting Man In The World” is becoming a pretty well-known figure. Suave, debonair, infinitely sophisticated — or so the beer comme