Thread: The party is over!!!!
09-26-2009, 09:13 AM #1
The party is over!!!!
Watcon will be making some major changes !!
Polaris Industries has cancelled my dealer agreement, and I will no
longer be stocking / selling Polaris OEM parts.... This is a maor hit for me financially, as Polaris parts sales account for approx 70% of my business revenue. I am foced to expand in other directions to keep my business intact, and will not has as much time available for the "free" technical support I have provided since 1995.
I still have parts inventory, so please check on the "unusual" parts, as I might have them available. I will be referring most customers to "Zig" on the GH. We all know Zig, and agree that he is a great guy.. 608 743-1305.
My friend Josh Febus at Owens Cycle 509 575-1916 extension 107 is one of the old Polaris racers (World title in 2000), so he knows & loves Polaris.. His prices aren't cheaper than your local dealer, but he cares & will make sure your order is taken processed quickly!!
Another great place is Schnelker Marine in Indiana. 260-749-8909
Please don't be pissed off at Polaris, as I have been a "Race Support" dealer since 1996 and we all know it's been a while since Polaris had a race team! K447 will be assisting with the tech support, and final arrangements.
Artie, Al, Beerdart, Lugs, Keddano & Casey will be the pallbearers.. Haha!
09-26-2009, 09:32 AM #2
This is sad news.. Good luck with your next adventure. We will always support Watcon..
09-26-2009, 09:34 AM #3
- Join Date
- Aug 2006
- Pittsfield, MA
Sorry to hear that Randy 13 years as a Race Support dealer is a pretty good run. Let us know how your new ventures pan out and which direction you go. What a bummer. Keep in touch and good luck.
09-26-2009, 09:37 AM #4
- Join Date
- Aug 2008
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
09-26-2009, 10:30 AM #5
Randy, sorry to hear about the changes. However, everything happens for a reason so Iím sure that in the long run, it will all work out for you. Best of luck to you with whatever the future brings you.
Regarding some of your recommended contacts, I can certainly vouch for Schnelker Marine. I own a 2000 PRO 1200 that was built and raced by the Schnelkers. I had the opportunity to speak with Al about this ski and he was just a wealth of information. He took the time out of his busy day to answer all of my questions and taught me a lot about the ski that I just didnít know. You can tell that thereís a lot of Polaris history and memories in him.
09-26-2009, 11:39 AM #6
Hi Randy ,It's always the People behind a product,that make a hobby/sport enjoyable. I'm sure you will excell in what ever direction you take. Please let us know what you decide,many people have other interests/hobbies and will offer support.
09-26-2009, 12:04 PM #7
It's been a pleasure doing business with you over the years and I wish you the best of luck in wherever lifes road leads you!!!.
Certainly the end of an era.
Thanks for including me in the services...
09-26-2009, 12:57 PM #8
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
- Cleveland OH
Very sad indded.
Hope you do well in your next adventure, which I'm sure you will.
You will no longer be selling Polaris OEM parts, but you will still be providing service work to Polaris skis, correct?
Things like head mods, porting, rebuilds, etc......
Please say YES.......
09-26-2009, 03:54 PM #9
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
- Cedar Rapids,Iowa
Hey Randy,That suks,but I know with you,it's just another step in your path. Good thing you seen the writing on the wall early and started expanding the biz. Thanks for all the help to all of us,and your not getting out of coming and joining us again,
09-26-2009, 04:49 PM #10
One door closes, another opens. I'm sure glad the crew here has had your help. And I know everybody appreciates the help you have given them. (Given is the key word there).
Let us know what your up to. I still hope to meet you someday. (world finals? you going?)
Thanks Randy and best luck to you what ever you do.
Rod, proud owner of Polaris Hilton, SLT (SuperLuxTeal).
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