2015-08-21

Malaguti Spidermax RS - log

Year 1 - Observations and Modifications
2015-01 - arrival
2015-04
- changed to Dr. Colt Conversion
- lost oil and oil filter
- motor is overheating
- fixing the overheating problem
2015-05 paint job
2015-05 mounted new trunk - trunk broke off - fixed battered trunk
2015-05 engine cuts out on occasion.
2015-08 check engine light comes on for a while

Piaggio 500 cc weep hole check mod

1 minute mod to see if you water pump seal is still good
If you have not read my post about a wet weep hole and the problems what can come with it, see here.

2015-05-23

Malaguti Spidermax - Honey, I Shrunk the Mercedes

While I liked the 40 something liter Givi top box on my Spidermax GT, it always looked a bit to big for my taste. There was no real harmony of the lines with the Spidermax rear design.
Looking for something new, the contemporary top boxes looked pretty much the same to me.

When I discovered the "Honey, I Shrunk the Mercedes" top box, I had to have it.
You have to see it to believe it.
Well, here it is:
the "Honey, I Shrunk the Mercedes and converted the rear into a top box"


2015-05-01

Malaguti Spidermax - Orange Caramel

The 30 Euro paint and a few hours work transformation
It all started with PSY and the most played clip in YouTube history Gangnam Style.
I discovered K-POP.

2015-04-26

Spidermax RS loosing oil filter disaster

2015-04-19
Sunday afternoon, after a nice ride through some local hills, on the way home disaster strikes...

2015-04-24

Malaguti Spidermax - Personal Log

 
2015-04-24
Thinking about the right color for my grey Spidermax.
Home in Valencia, Spain with the same state flower as Florida - the orange blossom.
So you can guess what the main color has to be - orange of course,  with a dash of grey as contrast to better show off the gorgeous Malaguti design.

2014-09-02

Piaggio Master 500cc - 5 Years / 55000 km (34000 miles) with the 4 roller Colt conversion

the truth about my crazy experiment III
I started my Colt conversion experiment 2009.8.10 at 19.000 km, now 2014.09.02 five years and at 74.000 km. So 55.000 km (34.000 miles) later it is still working without problems, did not kill the engine or drove me to the poor house.
Read the story from the beginning just follow :

2012-08-23

2010-09-19

2 Years with the Malaguti Spidermax 500GT

I got her used with 18 months and 4000 km for 3000 Euro, that was a marvelous deal.
Let´s see what happen to my Spidermax in the last 2 years.