2015-01 - arrival
- 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
Opened up the transmission to change 8 standard rollers to 4 Dr. Pulley sliders.
The only problem I encountered was the 21mm rear wheel nut what took nearly a minute with the impact wrench to get loose and after I put it all back together I discovered that I forgot to include the clutch bell. So open up again, include the bell and close up again. It is not fun getting older...
The oil and belt change indicator both show around 4400 km, so I guess somebody changed already the belt.
The rollers and the belt had a near new look as you can see.
Since it is pretty flat where we are now, I did not change the washer and stayed with the original 21 gram sliders.
the clutch shows normal wear and will be good for at least 60.000 km more
there are a couple micro fractures in the belt but overall it is in prefect shape
After the test ride I can tell you there is a big difference between how the GT with 55000 km was reacting to the four 21 gram sliders and the 16000 km RS.
While the GT was a bit sluggish and reminded me more on the 6 rollers Mustang conversion, the RS did actually shortly spin the rear wheel at WOT (wide open throttle).
Here is some data:
40km/h = 4000 rpm
60km/h = 4800 rpm
80km/h = 5500 rpm
100km/h = 6000 rpm
120km/h = 7000 rpm
140km/h = 8000 rpm
150km/h = 8000 rpm with rpm limiter kicking in
but since here in Spain the V MAX is 120 km/h, this setup is quite perfect for here in Valencia.
Acceleration from 40km/h to 60 km/h is around 2 sec (with 100 kilo weight) and the rpm jump from 4000 to 7000.
The over all acceleration is: WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooo.....................
Will have fun with some 600cc bikes, big Harleys and big touring bikes here in the mountains (more foothills really).
2015-04-19 - 16050 km
lost all oil and the filter because the wrong filter was installed from the shop where I got the Spidermax RS from. see here
2015-04-21 - 16100 km
During a hill crawl on a loose gravel dirt road I noticed the temperature indicator behaving a little erratic. Crawling the road back down at idle the temperature rose to the maximum and the indicator started to flash a high temp warning. The cooling ventilator started early to work but the blown out air was warm, not hot as it should be. I will have to check the cooling system.
My guess from the whole behavior is that the water temp sensor is faulty and sends wrong temperature readings to the control panel.
2015-04-28 16150 km
Figuring out why the motor is overheating, the answer is here
2015-05-01 16150 km
Project Orange Caramel is here
2015-05-23 16180 km
Mounted new trunk 2015-05-24 16200 km
Trunk fell off
2015-05-26 16200 km
Fixed battered trunk
2015-05-28 16250 kmThe engine cuts off during idle phases while in motion. Time to check the spark plugs. And we have my least favorite plug, the 2 prong NKG. They lasted barely 15000 km in the Spidermax GT.
So they will need replacement.
2015-08-20 17000 km
After a 100 km round trip short before home the check engine light came on for about 1 minute.
The same happened the next day short after starting the Spidermax.