2017-08-24

Malaguti Spidermax - Personal Log

 
2017-08-24
After 2 years of no use I retired my faithful Malaguti GT and will keep her for spare parts for the RS. On her last ride in June 2017 to her resting place she was running like on her best times with the Dr, Colt conversion and the slimmer washer for extra rpm. She was a very good bike what only once let me down with a new battery and an oxidated contact on the battery what was my fault and not hers. Why retire that good bike, you ask?

The 10 month in hell in Charco del Palo, Lanzarote destroyed a lot of the exterior the paint faded like crazy the black plastic parts turned gray and you can scratch the surface away. (2 cars also got major roof and hood paint damage.) The brakes need a bit too long to stop her even with bleeding the lines for bubbles. The front shocks leak and are badly corroded on the topside so that when ever the fork dips full, the seals get a bit more damaged. The driver seat was easy to redo but a large part of the seat behind is just going bad and that tot make new is work I can not do by myself. All my modifications are still in good working conditions and some are just transfered to the RS. The engine and the transmission who started leaking a bit oil into the belt box are still in good shape and the weep-hole leak did fix itself.  If I could had her out of the sun the last 5 years, She would be still in good condition.