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Old 09-19-2013, 01:55 AM   #351
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Originally Posted by kyns View Post
Good luck Jenny!

And thanks for the update. Did the engine ever get to the Spanish Pyrennes, for testing, i tought KTMMitch was gonna test it there?

Been dynoed yet?
Hi Kyns - John & Co did go down to Spain earlier this month, but they elected to put the 690cc engine back into Donna's bike, as while everything ran sweetly in 450cc guise, they were on an enduro tour and didn't want what is still a 'very' prototype engine potentially causing the rest of the group problems...

Similarly, Martin felt there was no point putting the bike on a Dyno at this stage, as maxing out an unbalanced crank and welded piston could end in something very expensive!

Getting the engine running (on the stock map remember!) and a seat-off-the-pants ride up the local roads by Donna offered a far more realistic appraisal at this early stage - certainly enough to give John the confidence to press ahead with commissioning the production pistons and cranks...

Then the fun really begins!

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