I finally got out for a third test ride today. Been pretty busy lately. Went out on the local groomed trail for 6 or 7 kms, adjusted the track and then came back. Everything worked fine, although the hood is getting pretty hot where it's basically touching the muffler. Cruising at half throttle was plenty fast for me.
We've had a couple of weeks of mild weather that settled the snow. Then a fresh 5 inches a few days ago and - 20 celcius for a couple of days. The conditions are pretty good but not nearly as much snow this year here in town, but still tons up higher. I live at 4000'.