The seized rod was from damaged bearings from the original problem...running it low on oil. The cylinder was scuffed from the piston, and I replaced it with a big bore and did not heed warnings that there was probably damage to the lower end. i didn't have the expertise or tools to split the case. The motor seized shortly into the break in period.
i sent it to Eddie, and he saved the cylinder (even more scuffed up than the original), and put in a stroker for me.
My divorce is coming to fruition, so I just parked the bike until I will have some cash available to repair it. I didn't want to open it up, and leave it in pieces.
Sorry for leaving folks hanging without explaining what was going on. The bike kept me sane last year during a difficult divorce - even the difficulties kept me busy and focused, so I'm grateful.
I've been riding my beater ST1100 which is threatening my license (lost it for 30 days a few years ago for 24 over in a rural 65 zone) since it doesn't feel fast when I'm going fast. I'm exceeding 60 mph in 2nd gear. It's quiet with great wind protection and a very flat torque curve - no sensation of heavy acceleration or speed.
I can be riding the hell out of the DRZ and not really be going that fast. But it FEELS fast, great sound, rowing thru the gears, feeling a torque peak, and the wind pulling at me.
Hopefully I'll have some spare cash next month, and will pull the DRZ's cylinder off.