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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Back in the industry again...

Career move, after 16 years managing big box home improvement/lumber yards comparable to Lowes /HD, I am back in the bike industry as general manager of a 3 line dealership. Spent 7 years in this before..... Back for another run. Tough industry, tough times. Good memories.
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whoa, Suzuki line?
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post #3 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 11:15 PM
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great new there,hope you can make a good time of it
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I have a friend who sells HD's and make a low-mid 6 figure income in NY.
I think salary is a regional thing though we have a relatively short season here.
This is a job you do partly for love and partly for money as love don't pay the bills.
I will tell you that working in this industry is not always fun & games.
Woes can come from all ends including management, employees and of course customers.
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Well though I am just meeting you I must say congradulations! Fair winds and following seas.
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Glad to hear Chris............hope it works out just fine and dandy

Does this mean the Family is back together again?
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Great. Hope it works out for you. Any free shit?
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Geat news Chris!
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Typical...

Sounds interesting Chris, good luck with it
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Suzuki, kawasaki, Polaris, Victory lines. The first two being my favorite of the big four Japanese so it works. I have known the owner, the service manager, and two parts guys for 22 years and they are excited and want my leadership. The previous gm is staying on board as f&I. The parts manager is pissed..... As my wife says; he can get glad in the same pants he got mad in(she teaches kindergarten).
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Sounds perfect, id love to have beee involved with the bike industry as a career in some format.

Good luck with the move anyway.
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Good to hear of quality Leadership in a powersports dealership.
Suzi and Kawi are usually a good match. Polaris and Victory hold their own and seems to be a love / hate with customers concerning those brands.
One of our guys here was at a dealership when Victory was getting started back late 90's. His even shot some commercials and dealer training footage "back in the day" for them.
Ride safe and hope it works out for you.


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So, does that mean you have left the wasteland that is Lawton, Oklahoma for the slightly colder wasteland that is Kansas in the winter?

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Congrats m8!
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I was waiting for this
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