So I may have sorted my problem... I say may, because it makes sense but am yet to test.
On another forum I found some posts from about 8 years ago outlining someone else’s derestriction journey. Looks like he had a 2003 french import DTR, so very close to mine.
He found that the Powervalve under the pully was a diamond shape and needed turning to a derestricted state as it wasn’t flush with the exhaust port. Now I’d seen mention of a diamond shape thing somewhere and also mention of turning the powervalve but didn’t really understand what it meant. There was also a restriction in his 3MB-14160 expansion chamber just like the older models straight out of the cylinder.
I was working last night so had some time this afternoon to take a look, and found my powervalve had this diamond shape on the end, and after getting the exhaust off I could feel that it wasn’t flush in the port.
Now that I’ve aligned it all, and run it up the servo is back to normal (it was a bit sticky straight after turning so I guess things were gunked up where they shouldn’t be).
Annoyingly I can’t ride it currently as the gearbox oil cap is all chewed up and I had already dropped the oil and taken it out by the time I realised. Hopefully a replacement will be here tomorrow.
Initially though it seems much smoother and revs more freely after warming it up a bit, but won’t know for sure until I ride it. I guess with the powervalve being out of line entirely it would have been restricted right through the rev range and ‘wide open’ still restricted as much as fully closed?
Not sure if this means I’ll need to rejet... biggest worry currently so will keep an eye on the plug. Couldn’t see anything in the exhaust so hopefully be much better now.
Sorry for the long post, will get a few pics up later to hopefully make sense of it all..