I have had a hankering for another motard since I sold my Duke2. I have been looking around for a bargain as $$$ are tight. I spoke to the Good Wife and we agreed that If I sold some excess components out of the shed I could do what I like as long as it was out of the sale of quality stuff aka Junk. The penny dropped shortly afterwards when she asked me if she just okayed me to buy another bike. Yep!!! I said happily I found a stunning KTM 2003 Supermoto with 7.700k's and was busy ebaying and came up about $1000 short. While still looking, I was chatting to an Inmate here and he had a DRZ400e with a blown bottom end he was parting out. I was a week late as the front end, forks & tripples, were gone, but I was welcome to take the rest. this included a new Crankshaft, high quality valves, spring kit, cam chain and engine bearings. I went over one Saturday morning and placed the items in the back of the Disco and happily trundled off home with the booty. The Piston Barrel is Kaput so a bigbore kit will be on its way too. I recently won a front end off ebay which came to the Skunkworks from Townsville. The Previous Owner had installed RM forks on his 2008 DRZ. After much effort and assistance from OldDog, (Gee he's good with a big hammer, he has Nortons you know) the swingarm pivot was removed, which had seized in there pretty tightly, and the engine was removed from the frame. I was originally aiming at a Motard, but now will get it ready for off road. So I am looking at a lot of optioons to get it sorted and back together. I have a leg issue and dont use the rear brake and have been cosidering a Rekluse Z-start and Left Hand rear Brake. I searched the DRZ thread and couldnt find much detail on the Rekluse on a DRZ400. With some of the parts already supplied, I went looking for a 434cc piston kit, voila JE Piston, new Barrel and gaskets from eBay usa for $426 delivered. I will have a bit of work carried out on the head while I am fitting the new valves. I have been watching StrummerDRZ youtube Video's yesterday and Im inspired to get the DRZ ready to go exploring. I have been chatting to that bad influence SteveRED and looking at what I can get to make it much better for me.