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who works in the motorcycle industry?

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' at netrider.net.au started by mc250, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. does anyone here work for any motorcycle businesses?



    i have worked in the motor vehicle industry for a while now, and i'm considering moving into the motorcycle business


    any help would be appreciated.
     
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  2. what do you want to know?
     
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  3. Why would you want to take a pay cut? You paying too much tax?
     
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  4. whom do you work for?

    whats business like in winter months? depend on state
     
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  5. it's long hours, and dealing with lots of idiots :(

    but the good customers make it worth it, and knowing someone that has something perfect for their needs is good :)
     
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  6. I've worked in the industry for over 30 years, retail & wholesalers. Positions from the start include...

    '73 Part time junior at a Suz & Bultaco dealer in Mordialloc.
    Journalist for dirtbike magazine Trail & Track, 2 years.
    Run Spare Parts at Frankston Yamaha, 2 years.
    Second in charge of Spare Parts at Yamaha Aust, 2 years.
    Ran own bike shop in Cranbourne for a couple of years.
    International motorcycle racer, 6 months.
    Managed Frankston motorcycle wreckers for 4 years.
    Second in charge of Spare parts at Honda Aust for 6 years.
    International motorcycle racer, 1 year.
    Spare Parts - Dallas (Texas) Yamaha dealer, 1 year.
    Sales Manager for Derbi motorcycle scooters, 2years.
    Service Manager for Moto Guzzi & Benelli, 4 years.
    Now, Sales Manager for Benelli, TGB & Thumpstar (now TerraMoto).

    The bike industry can be good & bad, it doesn't pay the best and it is a small, tight-knit industry; you lose your credibility, you're out.

    You want to get into it, it's easy, just start at the bottom, you will progress quickly if you have half a brain and work for a fair company.
     
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