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Spectro brand products are manufactured and marketed by Intercontinental Lubricants Corp. of Brookfield, Connecticut. ILC is one of the world's foremost manufacturers and packagers of quality lubricants.

ILC was founded in 1966 by Robert H. Wehman, an engineer with decades of experience in the specialized field of two-cycle automotive lubricants. He capitalized on the knowledge gained by solving fuel/oil mixture problems for Saab of America at a time when Saab marketed 2-stroke automobiles in the USA.

Wehman translated this automobile industry knowledge into oil formulations for 2-stroke motorcycles that revolutionized the performance of this class of vehicles at the time, and from that moment forward the company has set the standard for specialty lubricants in high performance automotive, motorcycle, and other "powersports" vehicle applications.

Spectro entered the small but avid motorcycle market of the 1960s at a critical time - new makes and types of machines were coming into the market from both Europe and Asia, older manufacturers were starting to struggle with survival of their aged designs - but the immediate need for a top-performing, reliable 2-stroke racing oil was never so real. Spectro's Golden 2 Cycle filled the bill and helped many a racer cross the finish line without problems, race after race.

Spectro simultaneously developed superior 4-stroke lubricants, focusing specially on its Golden Spectro 4, a blending of fine grade petroleum with true synthetic lubricants to ensure consistent performance over a wider operating range.

Spectro's Golden products set new performance benchmarks for most machines and riders of that time, and probably more miles were racked up by Gold Wings running Spectro than any other brand name.

Today, Spectro products span the full range of fully-synthetic, semi-synthetic and petroleum lubricants for all classes of "powersports" engine and transmission applications. The Spectro line also includes a wide range of suspension fluids, fork oils, brake fluids, coolant, chain lubes/waxes, filter cleaners and oils, and protection/appearance products. Spectro was recently named the official transmission fluid of Baker Drivetrain, the leading provider of transmissions in the v-twin motorcycle category.

In addition to the Spectro-branded line, ILC offers technical assistance, specialty blending and manufacturing services, and provides customized products for motorcycle and automobile engine, transmission, and drivetrain builders and racing teams.

Spectro products are sold exclusively through certified motorcycle and powersports retailers in the United States and in many international markets. In many parts of the United States and other countries, retailers obtain their Spectro products through a network of Spectro Authorized Distributors. Contact information for these distributors can be found on our website.


Tips For Prepping Your Bike for Storage

from Cycle Trader

By Cycle Traderi and Bandit with photos from Barry Green and the Bob T. Collection
Preparing your bike for storage is an art. Even if you have more than one bike, unused bikes need this care.
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Fork Oils the SPECTRO Variety

Part One: The Products Available

By Wrench and the Spectro Crew
We are rolling into a series of articles regarding oil and lubricants using the Spectro experts as our library of data. I’m beginning to find out a great deal about the quality of lubricants, during just a couple of conversations. First Fork Oils.
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Transmission Fluids 101

We Are Learning with the Help of the Spectro Gang

By Wrench with photos from Bob T. and the Spectro Union
I’ve been sorta confused by the markings on transmission oil bottles. Then someone published another puzzling report. We needed to get to the bottom of the oil can and the Spectro Gang helped.
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Brakes 101 from the Spectro Oil Team

By Joe, Luke and John from Spectro
In light of recent news we here at Spectro Performance Oils wanted to share some information regarding brake fluid. Far too often when we talk to people about the intervals in which they change the fluids on their vehicles there is always one fluid that is left out.
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The Best Oils From Spectro
By Bikernet
THE BEST FROM SPECTRO--The Ultimate Win...
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By Bandit
Hurricane Irma affected Floridians from Key West to Jacksonville. Because of wind, but mainly flooding in Daytona Beach where is located Bling’s Cycles, the shop of well known custom builder Bill Dodge.
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Brake fluids are notorious, maybe we can help

By Bandit with photos by Wrench, Frankie and Spectro
Brake fluids are notorious. When I started in this industry, DOT 3 brake fluids were used everywhere, but they had a terrible reputation for damaging paint. Hang on as we explain with the help of Spectro Oils, H-D, Bennett's Performance and Performance Machine.
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Franky’s ’05 Dyna Fix, Part 2

Brass Balls, Barnett, and Aeromach came through on this ambitious rebuild project

By Bandit with photos by Wrench
Okay, a lot has happened since the last episode. We installed the new CCE Dyna Motormounts last time. Now with the parts in hand and powder coating, we could install the Barnett Scorpion Clutch, Brass Balls pegs an grips, and the later model Swingarm.
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