Hi all thanks for all the advice it’s really helpful! Yeah he had to skim a lot off because it looks like someone Had prized off the head before with a screwdriver or something and made a big gouge in it! I’ve ordered the copper gasket (budget reasons ) so I’ll try that and see how she goes but if not I’ll give a new head a go. I’ll post an update soon
Engines back in the day didn't use to have balancer shafts.
Obviously it's going to have a dramatic effect on bearing life and, since there are no rubber engine mounts, a dramatic increase in vibrations through the handle bars. It becomes quite unbearable after a short amount of time.
I would say there are better things you could do to increase performance of the engine over removing the balancer shafter, like lightening the flywheel.
@Calum I'll take a picture of the head I've got, it's stamped 3MB but it's the one with the ridged, I'll have a look at the book cheers
I planned on skimming the deck down at the end to create slightly higher compression than standard ideally
@Glynn123 yeah but I’ve heard loads over the years about what you have to do to push the bikes without getting it impounded but the problem is practices change from one police branch to another and my specific police impound no matter what they essentially do what they want all of the main criminals and such have the police payed off so there’s no way I’d chance a near 2 grand bike)
the 2003 was easy to derestrict the standard 3rm-20 cdi I actually found very good. Restrictions were the standard exhaust and the reed switch in the back of the speedometer. They came with the powervalve from factory unlike some other years which I can't believe they did fit servos! Back when mine was 125cc it would destroy an 1990 DTR
@sgt-robuck-5 Don't forget the ignitech @Darty rates them.
I used Zeel because it came recommended to me.
I will be buying zeel for my upcoming project.
I've had problems with them, I contacted them and they sorted it out no quibbles.
Peace of mind.
Oh dear, back on topic anyhow....Let us know how you get on with the PV. If it still struggling then it would sound like it's still restricted and needs sorting ASAP! 2003 models were the WORST for restrictions!
2strokes in general is jetted plenty rich, to make sure they dont seize.
I run my 94 R with snorkel removed, and the airbox opened slightly more.
Stock mainjet, and half a notch leaner on the needle. The mainjet is still plenty rich.
Stock header, and aftermarked end can, otherwise stock.