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Tech Tips: Start With The Basics

Don’t just jump in and replace a cylinder head or ECU. Getting fixated on a singular solution and throwing parts at a machine is wasteful and amateur. Be a professional and understand the cause of a problem before a blind repair attempt. Start with the vitals.

PWC Update: 2019 Retail Sales Level with Last Year

“Sales of new personal watercraft, wake sport boats and larger saltwater fishing boats continue to lead growth, while sales of new freshwater fishing boats remain down from year-ago highs.”

F&I: How to Clean up a Credit Report

The process of trying to clean up a credit report takes time and patience. Some companies claim to be able to clean up a credit report and improve the credit score immediately. This is almost impossible and any company that guarantees it can do that instantly should be investigated very carefully.

Destination Dealership: WMR Competition Performance

The fact that the motorcycles are not front and center does not stop WMR from selling lots of motorcycles — the dealership is one of the top KTM and Husqvarna dealerships in the country.

Apparel Pro: Textile Jackets & Zippers

Irving Schott, a business owner who made and sold outerwear, saw the potential for using zippers, and in 1925, he became the first clothier to put a zipper on a jacket. This design eventually led to his creation of the first leather motorcycle jacket in 1928.

Millennial Generation in Powersports: Attracting New Riders

“I think that the biggest challenge with the industry today is new ridership. The average age of a motorcyclist is 50 years old. Five years ago, it was 45,” said Jeremy Jansen, president of the motorsports group at Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance (CDF).

Shop Talk: Outside Expert vs. Do It Yourself

Budgeting for an outside training program is a lot more than figuring out if you can pay the bill. Just like purchasing a lift for service or a remodel for the dealership, you have to be able to figure the long-term costs/savings/benefits to the entire transaction.

Wolf Brand Scooters Introduces New 125cc Mini Bike for 2020

The name Wolf Brand Scooters gives one a pretty clear indication of the product they sell, or used to only sell, until now. The company’s new 125cc machine, which will compete with the Groms and the Monkey bike clones is like a fastball down the middle from Wolf.