@Glynn123 Just picked up my re-bored and ported barrel off Mick yesterday, looking for £225 including royal mail 1st-class signed for delivery and a free Mick Abbey sticker. The Namura Piston Kit cost me £65 from p.j.m.e and Micks labour on top so £225 for all the parts is the best I can do.
Have you removed the fuel tap at all? Start with that and flush the tank with water, could be plenty of dirt sticking at the bottom. Just give it a good clean and when you put it back together make sure there isn't any water left at all, that could lead to serious problems. Also check your air-filter, if its slightly oily that is normal. Check the seal is still intact between your filter and airbox outlet, I imagine if there isn't it can let dust and dirt get through which will eventually cause issues.
And as the others said, an in-line fuel filter is almost a must-have. You can buy them in a bundle for next to nothing.
@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.
You shouldn't be polishing either really,
but here is a used MITAKA vs a New WOSSNER to illustrate. Carbon does help to a point. The Wossner is a CNC finish, but if your hunting power there wont be any difference.
Problem with forged is the difference in thermal expansion to a cast alloy. MITAKA is a good choice for the DT.
Smooth yes, but a rough surface lends itself to optimising fuel atomisation, that is more important.