Dealernews - September 01, 2011

Management
Cynthia Furey
It’s not easy to make 56,000 sq. ft. of space seem like home. It’s even harder when that vastness is part of a seven-building mini-city, complete with
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
Rick Fairless
The way I see it, motorcyclists are people first and enthusiasts second. So, when I started my Strokers Dallas empire 16 years ago and had to decide what “g
Sales
Photo: Leatt GPX adventure enduro jacket If you’re looking for Dealernews’ expanded 2011 Gear Guide, you’ve landed in the right place. Click on
Arrow Special Parts has released a competition exhaust for the BMW S1000RR. The exhaust features a low-mounted silencer that’s positioned to reduce the over
Ball Swappers has announced an upgrade for its Diversi-Tech ALBM and STBM series adjustable ball mounts. Diversi-Tech ball mounts come in 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-inch d
Drag Specialties now has an OEM direct-replacement windscreen that honors policemen and women, the company says. The windscreen is available in 6-inch and 8-inch
Headwinds has introduced fork-mounted spotlights for the Harley-Davidson FLST, 39mm FXD (2005 and earlier), 41mm FXDWG (2005 and earlier), FXST and XLH. In conjun
Nelson-Rigg’s Triple Threat mounting system allows users to choose from four bag sizes and four secure mounting options. Users can convert their luggage to
The latest fork Gold Valve kits from Race Tech are for the Showa BPF forks installed on 2011 Kawasaki ZX-10Rs, Harley-Davidson XR1200s and Suzuki GSX-R600s. The R
Power Trip Stealth series saddlebags are available in straight or slant designs. Bags are made of a water-resistant and heavy synthetic leather shell, with a soft
5 Questions
As the general manager of Leatt Brace USA, Phil Davy knows a thing or three about protective motorcycle gear. You may have heard of a brand called Icon Motorsport
Service
Dave Koshollek
Last week, I visited a couple of independent shops in my hometown. I was reminded of how hard they work to earn a living. At both shops, the owners were talking a
SK Hand Tool has developed screwdrivers with no-slip square handles to help eliminate user fatigue while delivering maximum torque. The SureGrip handles are made
From Park Tool comes a tabletop digital scale (DC-2) designed for weighing scooter and snowmobile clutch plates, or other small parts. The scale uses grams and ou
JIMS USA has introduced its beta engine interconnect seal leak testing tool (No. 780), which helps users inspect lower assemblies before sealing the cases. (The t
Motion Pro’s small stainless steel dish helps keep loose bolts and fasteners in one place. The kicker? The 6-inch dish is magnetic, and will stick to any st
Marketing
Dennis Johnson
In mid-August, Klim unveiled the latest additions to its lineup of highly technical and extremely functional riding gear. The Latitude jacket and pant and the Ba
Column: Mike Vaughan
Mike Vaughan
When I got word this issue was going to highlight fashionable riding gear, I choked. I know virtually nothing about fashion — as anyone who’s ever see