It took a little longer than expected, but yesterday morning we got to see and hear our engine fire right up on dynamometer (aka ‘dyno’).
For those who have been wanting MORE video of the momentous occasion, here you go:
There is nothing like that sweet sweet sound of a well tuned 2-stroke!
The engine passed all the dyno testing and has now returned to the rebuild section of the shop to continue the installation process. The shop has set a goal of having us on the road no later than Wednesday, so that we’re off their books by the end of month.
And that’s a good thing. Because I told them they are throwing me one heck of a party if we’re still here come next Sunday – which will be my 40th birthday. I really want to be anywhere but this parking lot!
Anyone have ideas within towing distance of Billings, where we might be able to score a scenic campsite with ample hook-ups? We will be in search of some serious R&R and celebration!
Related posts to our rebuild: