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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2018, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Death of a Honda dealer

Dean Schlitter, who ran the Honda Powersports dealership in Oelwein, Iowa, died last week. I bought my 2005 Goldwing trike from him and had some service work done there. Dean ran a dealership, NOT a stealership. He was a gentleman, and easy to deal with.
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No word yet on the fate of the business.
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shame. but he aint the only one. lots of dealers have closed per destroyed ecomomy. when oil field shut down, motorcycle dealers took a big hit. when logging gotshut down, ditto.



in fifty years, the economy supported motorcycling, then comes 2008.



i had heart attack same year. some things just go hand in hand. like jobs and buying luxury items like motorcycles.
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May he rest in Peace . Perhaps the dealership will remain and continue to be run as it was.

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May he rest in Peace . Perhaps the dealership will remain and continue to be run as it was.

well said. sometimes we (I) look at the wrong picture.



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Sad news, may he rest in peace and prayers for the family. Hopefully family will continue to run the business the way the owner did.


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Dean Schlitter, who ran the Honda Powersports dealership in Oelwein, Iowa, died last week. I bought my 2005 Goldwing trike from him and had some service work done there. Dean ran a dealership, NOT a stealership. He was a gentleman, and easy to deal with.
He will be missed.
No word yet on the fate of the business.
I remember going in to that place when I was a kid, dreaming of the day I could own one of my own. Thought it would never happen back then. I loved the smell of that place (the smell of most motorcycle dealerships).
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