Service Resource Center

Performance

LA PALMA, Calif. – Experienced riders know that suspension tuning can dramatically improve ride quality, handling and the comfort of the motorcycle. Progres
WINONA, Minn. - Goodson's new heavy-duty cylinder hone (Part No. GH-2555) will hone cylinders from 2.5 to 5.5 inches, and comes complete with a 2-inch drive s
BOISE, Idaho - Boise-based InnTeck-USA announced that it is distributing SKF bearings and fork seals to dealers in North America. "SKF is a well-established
WINONA, Minn. - The recently redesigned Oil Filter Inspection Tool from Goodson cuts open an oil filter after an oil change or high-stress engine operation (for e
In part one of dynamometers explained, we covered the history of the dynamometer and the various types used in the industry. Dealers may hear customers ask, &ldqu
WATERLOO, Ont. - The High Torque Electric 4WD Motor Kit from SilverWolf Vehicles Inc. will convert a standard golf car into a four-wheel-drive utility/hunting veh

Training

AS THE first female instructor for the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute and the organization's first female chief instructor, Julie Spencer has been blazing a p
LISLE, Ill. - Universal Technical Institute (UTI) has opened a new 187,000 sq. ft. campus in the Chicago western suburb of Lisle. The campus is designed to a
NORFOLK, Va. - A free webinar on driving service promotions and sales originally developed for Suzuki dealers is now available to all service shops. "Rev Up
I ATTENDED MY first Born Free motorcycle event in June, and was overwhelmed and overjoyed to see thousands of 20-something guys and gals enjoying the sport of mot
AUGUST IS THE TIME to nail down your service marketing plans for the upcoming winter season.
IT'S MAY! Spring is in full swing and there are tons of motorcycles on the road with more females in the saddle than ever before.

Add-ons

WASHINGTON, D.C. - After issuing a "do not sell/do not ride" advisory on the R1200 RT in early June, BMW of North America in June made it official by an
CLEVELAND, Ohio – SuperTrapp released new Throttle Housings by V-Twin specialists JayBrake. JayBrake Throttle Housing Clamps are designed to clean up a bike
HOLLISTER, Calif. -- The FZ-09 has been a hit for Yamaha, thanks to its combination of value and performance. But that stock seat is hard and sharp-edged —
JANESVILLE, Wis. - Drag Specialties brings several advantages to the table for dealers, including the ability to source a large variety of parts to fill different
THREE RIVERS, Mass. - Mustang Motorcycle Products LLC has created a new seat exclusively for the BMW R1200 GS adventure-touring bike. Well known for its offerings
WHILE SOME customers might be perfectly happy with their new motorcycles, the majority of buyers won’t keep their machines stock for long. For most riders,

Repairs

BRP has issued a voluntary recall of the 2014 Sea-Doo Spark personal watercraft, because the steering column/handlebar may have been incorrectly manufactured and
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Suzuki Motor of America Inc. (SMAI) is recalling certain model-year 2014 DL 650A V-Stroms because a drive chain link may not  have been ri
WASHINGTON, D.C. - BMW of North America is recalling certain 2012-2014 model year scooters because the camshaft chain tensioner may not function properly, a condi
JANESVILLE, Wis. – Sometimes, bad things happen to good engines. Maybe it’s a lack of timely service, or perhaps a bit too much abuse, or sometimes si
WHEELING, Ill. – Owners of powersports vehicles such as snowmobiles, ATVs and personal watercraft are becoming aware that the gasoline they buy can contain
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. - BMW Motorrad USA said it is notifying owners of  R 1200 RT, model year 2014, motorcycles not to ride their vehicles until further

Used Vehicles

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Sportbike sales are up in the 60-day period ending May 16, according to data collected by the National Automobile Dealers Association. Cruise
MARGARETTA TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A local retailer is taking a page from club stores by passing volume savings along to customers. M&M Cycles, dubbed the area
LAUREL, Md. -- Six of 10 vehicle market categories monitored by Black Book for the powersports sector are up, month-over month.  Snowmobile prices, unsurpris
LAUREL, Md. -- After a long, cold winter, the powersports market at auction is starting to rev up, according to Ricky Beggs, editorial director for Black Book. Be
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Despite a stay of enforcement until Aug. 1, New Mexico vehicle dealers are operating under a new regulation that requires stringent insp
Auction attendance and prices were up in the powersports market in March, according to the latest report from Black Book. Personal watercraft and jet boat prices

Dave Koshollek's Tip of the Week

DYNO Tip #7: Always run the bike on the same octane fuel from the same manufacturer.Dave Koshollek