Spectro

Discussion in 'Oil' started by Mavagrand, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Just purchased Spectro oil for the engine and gear oil for tranny..gonna pick up oil filter tomorrow and change it out. Heard great things about this stuff so am anxious to try it.
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    You should be very happy with your choices. The only thing you may want to also consider is the primary fluid. I use the Spectro Heavy Duty Primary Chaincase Oil in the primary, but lots of folks recommend HD Formula Plus.

    Check out the other posts in the Oil section.

    TQ

    PS - I moved the post here to this area since it is more appropriate in this section.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Spectro oils are a very good company and the product is tops in my book.
     
  4. gs34

    gs34 Junior Member

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    I agree Glider, and I switched my tranny over to it last year. However, even though their website shows multiple dealers in my area, I have really had a hard time finding one which actually stocks the product.
    I had a heck of a time finding the 6speed oil, and have had no success at all in locating the primary oil.
    Even after contacting the company directly, and being assured that they would make the product available thru a certain dealer, I find that I cannot get it.
    Really would be nice to have a local dealer who actually stocked the product he has chosen to represent!!
    It's frustrating.
     
  5. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    I know what you mean, there's a lot of places in my area that sell spectro and don't have the 6 speed. After 4 or 5 tries I finally found one store (Cycle Gear) to order it in when I was wanting to try it. The guy ordered in 2 quarts and I bought 1. when it was time for a change someone else had bought the second quart, so the same guy, I think he's the owner or the manager, ordered in a case. That kind of service got him a customer that not only buys that particular product but now I buy all my oil there. It's hard to find customer service anymore. :newsmile077: I can't believe how many places act like they're doing the customer a favor by selling to them!!!
     
  6. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    Didn't work in my case, when I mentioned carrying spectro to the dealer the answer was "It aint gonna happen." That's fine by me, customer lost for the dealer, Customer gained for Cycle Gear.
     
  7. gs34

    gs34 Junior Member

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    Don't know what it is but, likewise, in this area the dealers don't want to carry anything but oil that the MOCO is pushing.
    And, to add insult to injury, When I ask the Honda dealer (who is an authorized Spectro Dealer) about getting the 6 Speed oil, he laughed right in my face!!!!! :(
     
  8. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    I find around here I have better luck with "nondealers" the little bike shops or Indy mechanics with little stores that sell oil and motorcycle gear make more of their money on the parts/accessories and oil that they sell than anything else. My loyalty as a customer is earned not given, and I find in my area the dealers, not just Harley, but Chevy, Ford, Honda,Suzuki, and so on, either don't care about customer relations, or just think you should buy what they offer and pay what they say.
     
  9. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    More markup on MOCO oil more than likely.
    I hope you stuck some gum in his door lock or something.:bigsmiley20:
     
  10. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    And why was the dealer laughing ?????????