Business Reviews

OZ Powersports - Ottawa, Kansas

Written by  November 30, 2007

Oz Powersports is the Midwest’s largest motorcycle/ATV/jet ski salvage and parts and accessories superstore, with over 20,000 parts units torn down and over 15,000 sq. feet of space in their new parts and accessories showroom. Oz is located 30 minutes south of Kansas City in Ottawa, Kansas. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday thru Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday (they offer late hours on Saturday for your shopping convenience), and they are closed on Sundays. Oz sells new and used parts for all makes, specializing in 70s to current metric cycles/ATVs/jet skis at 20-80 percent off other dealers’ prices. If Oz doesn’t have your used part in stock, they offer the Midwest’s only FREE National used parts locating service which checks all 250 motorcycle and ATV salvages nationally for your part.

Oz also carries a large selection of reconditioned cycles/ATVs/jet skis, specializing in late model metric units with dealer warranties along with a huge inventory of new Tank ATVs and scooters. For the do-it-yourselfer, Oz offers the largest selection of late model cycle/ATV/jet ski rebuildable units in the Midwest, adding up to major savings. Both their reconditioned and rebuildable units can be viewed on their web site at www.ozpowersports.com.

At Oz they offer a full service department working on all makes and years, specializing in performance work. Their huge used-parts inventory allows them to save customers lots of $$$ with quick service turnaround. Oz’s specialty service department offers many services, including rebuilt starters and stators, wheel and frame straightening, plastic welding, boiling and relining gas tanks, seat reupholstering, custom seat work, custom and OEM sport bike body kits, custom cycle painting, chrome wheels, chrome parts, powder coating, lock re-keying, 240/360 rear tire swingarm/wheel sport bike wheel kits, sport bike OEM decal kits, motorcycle stunt cages, custom cables for any cycle/ATV any length, frame raking, case welding, and ATV rebuilt rear ends. Oz is one of the Midwest’s most unique new and used parts superstores, carrying huge inventories of accessories including low price guarantee for tires and helmets. Oz’s Service department mounts your tires with a low price guarantee with no appointment necessary! Oz carries over 500 jackets in stock, along with a full line of accessories for all makes/models. OZ is a must see for any cycle or ATV enthusiast!

CC: How long have you been in business?
OZ: We’ve been in business since 1981, and at our present location since 1999.

CC: How did you get into business?
OZ: In the early 80s a lot of motorcycle dealerships closed. After acquiring 40-50 dealerships, our used inventory grew so much that we saw the market emerge for used parts based on our customers wanting to buy cheaper than the OEM dealers’ pricing.

CC: What are the strengths of your business?
OZ: Our huge inventory is second to none in the U.S. We have over 6,000 units in our yard, over 20,000 torn down. Our pricing is from 20-80 percent off other dealers pricing. Our service is tremendous. We go above and beyond to get our customers riding again. Between our Service Manager Mike Kolody, our Parts Manager Craig Hawkins, and our Owner Brad Peterson, we have over 55 years of experience in the Powersports industry. Our new parts and accessories showroom enables us to offer much lower costs than other local dealers. We stock many closeout and bulk purchase items from 20 to 65 percent off retail. We also offer many accessories that are not found at other stores.

CC: What major sales do you offer?
OZ: Every month we feature different sale items both in store and on our website for street, dirt, ATV, touring, sport bike, Harley, helmet, tire, new ATV’s, new scooters, and service. Our in store sale items are clearly marked with bright orange and yellow signs. We also do a Spring Saturday sale with a live radio remote and free food, and you can check our web site for upcoming dates.

CC: Do you participate in any charity events?
OZ: Yes in early summer we do RIDE TO OZ, a four-year running charity ride for the Ottawa Toys for Tots program, which helps feed hungry children. RIDE TO OZ starts in the Kansas City area ends at OZ Powersports in Ottawa, Kansas. We generally attract 500-700 riders who receive grilled food, drinks, live music, and lots of free product giveaways including helmets and tires. We also have lots of games and contests for great prizes. Our finale Motorcycle Stunt Show featuring Andy and Josh Klem of Controlled Insanity and Greg and Grant Sunday of KC’s Most Wanted is truly unbelievable! Our upcoming rides and events are also listed on our web site, and some of the photos from one of our recent rides are posted at the bottom of this article.

CC: At OZ, you’re known as a racing enthusiast’s store. Tell us about that.
OZ: Well, as owner of OZ, my background is in racing. I grew up racing motocross nationals, and then became a national road racer. At OZ we love racing, and love supporting our local motocross, road racing, flat track, and drag race and ATV racers. We stock more performance parts than other dealers in the area, and offer sponsorships to racers (see us in person for sponsorships). Anyone wanting any free help to attend motorcycle track days or get involved with any racing can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

WRITER'S NOTE: Since the first time I met Brad Peterson and the rest of his staff at OZ Powersports, I truly see the vision of this business. I also agree that saving the consumer precious dollars is an angle that is definitely the right approach! I have purchased parts from Oz and they really did take care of me when it came to the customer service and service after the sale. When it comes to finding the right part for used motorcycles, Oz has always helped me out when I'm in a pinch! It takes a certain kind of knowledge, especially when you are dealing with 15-20 year old parts, and not everyone knows the ins and outs like OZ Powersports does.

So, when you're looking for one of those hard to find parts for that next project, give OZ a call, and if for some reason they don't have it on hand, they will find it quick!

Keep up the awesome job!

By Dave Miller

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