Only "old-timers" use Spectro???

Discussion in 'Oil' started by softailhog, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. softailhog

    softailhog Active Member

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    I went into the local HD dealer on Saturday and asked the guy at the parts counter why they didn't carry Spectro for the tranny. His response was comical. He told me that they used to carry it but ran out and now "can't find it anymore". I mentioned two other dealers in the area (one an HD dealer) that carry it and he told me that they stick to HD oils since they think they are the best. Then he told me that they still get asked about Spectro but it's only the "old-timers". Did he mean that only long-term riders know about the value of a true gear oil or was he making a statement about my
    young 56-year appearance?? Too funny talking to these guys!!!
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    He was no doubt a parts droid in his younger years that "knows it all" :D

    It's been around a long time and is one of the better choices in oils.

    They push the HD oils because that's where the better profit is for them.
     
  3. silentflyer

    silentflyer Active Member

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    MOCO interested in $$$$$$? Tell me it ani't so!!!!!!
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Old timers, I take offense to that Spectro is a good product
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Good answer Smitty
     
  6. softailhog

    softailhog Active Member

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    I didn't take offense to it when he said it, I just thought it was humorous how he described people who asked about it. He's young (compared to me)
    and by our conversation I'm pretty sure he meant long-time riders.

    Smitty has it right, you log enough miles-you learn some stuff.
     
  7. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Trial and Error is old school method, and guess what, if someone else does the errors and trials I would be good with that...did enough errors in my day to go through more trials to find out what works best, the errors are best left for the young, they have more time to recover from mistakes...real or imagined!!!:D
     
  8. sandmar

    sandmar Active Member

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    So true,so true.
     
  9. captkirkis

    captkirkis Active Member

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    :small3d031:Well, if this is true, then I guess I'm a 30 year young........old timer!! lol :newsmile100: Oh well! Thats ok with me....
     
  10. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    The next time you see that young wipper snapper, tell him with age comes wisdom.