I spent the afternoon checking things over for the first "longish" trip since the engine overhaul. I have about 850 km on the engine since the rebuild and I'm starting to feel comfortable going at highway speeds. I changed the oil and filter and there was very little swarf on the magnetic drain plug. The oil still looked like new, with a little bit of aluminum powder floating on the surface of the drained oil. And there is a lot of oil. Refilling the engine took just shy of 3 quarts. Just about 50% more than the stock engine. I like the deep sump oil pan for the additional capacity. I also torqued the head bolts, adjusted the valves and checked the carb balance. All looks good.
Tomorrow, JedR and I are heading down to the Denali Park area. I'm dropping off some physical mail to a family member. Doesn't that sound like a good reason for a ride?