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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Sharing pics of some mods done to the bike.
    1. HEL brake lines - The brakes are great on this bike already! But there is always an itch for that 20% extra and that is why performance parts are for. Got HEL steel lines installed on front and rear. Brake feel is better than stock and obviously the red ones look much better! This was sourced from Horizon Moto in Hyderabad.


    2. Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2 - Lot of people have found the MRFs adequate (As the brakes). But again the same story as for the brake lines - there is room for improvement. So the Diablo Rossos in Stock size (thanks to Yamaha R3 owners group for sharing details of dealer with stock size tires). For starters, Pirellis do give me lot more confidence in the rains.


    3. Tail Tidy and Indicators and Number plate light - This is the saddest looking part of the bike in my opinion. The aftermarket tail tidy is from Lightech sourced from Motozone, Pune. Looks clean and cheerful. Viva Italia!!


    4. Yamaha Dry Lube - This is the white lube that comes from Yamaha Japan. Although expensive, awesome quality and retention for the rainy season. SVC in Hyderabad got it on order. Again thanks to the R3OG for enlightening me about this lube. Also a note on the sprocket pic you see below. It is probably the muckiest part of the bike with all the lube and mud piling up. Would be a good idea to remove the panel and clean that area once in a while.


    And finally the name's sticker (Toothless) is less for show off and more for preventing scratches to that panel!


    I feel happy to report that the after market scene for Yamaha R3 is opening up. Lot of manufacturers are creating aftermarkets for the bike. Next in line are levers, zero gravity double bubble, slipon (Akra or SC). I am not a fan of the raised clipons but there is no convincing answer in the aftermarket scene for the clipons till now.
    There is a lot more I wish for but writing it here feels like being a kid in a candy store. There is no end!


    With time, I might end up changing everything on this bike EXCEPT the ENGINE. That 320 cc twin motor from Yamaha on this bike is extraordinary. Own it to believe it!
    Till then enjoy the pictures.


    Cheers!

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    P.S: For the respective prices, please contact Yamaha SVC, Motozone and Horizon Moto.
    There is no better therapy than riding a bike down a straight road at full throttle with the sound of the engine for company.

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by AmitBanik46 View Post
      Where is that review?
      http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/showthread.php?p=1206504
      Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by Gollum View Post
        There is no set usage pattern.
        Though I did notice that if I shift up with the rpm in a range of 4k and above, the shifts are very smooth.
        In low RPM, you will feel the click.
        I am at 1800Kms with second service done and still did not go beyond 7k RPM yet.

        No I don't want to ride like a hooligan and definitely not on the streets of Bangalore.

        I am planning to go to a track and release the horses. With full gear and frame sliders.

        For now, I am waiting for Vinayak Yamaha Domlur, Bangalore to give me a call to get the Oil pump and clutch etc fixed.
        Though I am an experienced rider both 2/4 wheeler's, still learing to ride without half-clutch. And guess what, R3 doesn't complain even if you go 10kmph in 2nd gear. Yes, 7K RPM is far fetched in B'lore traffic. Heck, didn't managed to cross 5K yet :P

        Originally posted by Gollum View Post
        If you want to ride together sometime let me know.
        Yep why not. That would be awesome. Where are you put up? PM me and we can hopefully ride together.

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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
          Sharing pics of some mods done to the bike.
          1. HEL brake lines - The brakes are great on this bike already! But there is always an itch for that 20% extra and that is why performance parts are for. Got HEL steel lines installed on front and rear. Brake feel is better than stock and obviously the red ones look much better! This was sourced from Horizon Moto in Hyderabad.


          2. Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2 - Lot of people have found the MRFs adequate (As the brakes). But again the same story as for the brake lines - there is room for improvement. So the Diablo Rossos in Stock size (thanks to Yamaha R3 owners group for sharing details of dealer with stock size tires). For starters, Pirellis do give me lot more confidence in the rains.


          3. Tail Tidy and Indicators and Number plate light - This is the saddest looking part of the bike in my opinion. The aftermarket tail tidy is from Lightech sourced from Motozone, Pune. Looks clean and cheerful. Viva Italia!!


          4. Yamaha Dry Lube - This is the white lube that comes from Yamaha Japan. Although expensive, awesome quality and retention for the rainy season. SVC in Hyderabad got it on order. Again thanks to the R3OG for enlightening me about this lube. Also a note on the sprocket pic you see below. It is probably the muckiest part of the bike with all the lube and mud piling up. Would be a good idea to remove the panel and clean that area once in a while.


          And finally the name's sticker (Toothless) is less for show off and more for preventing scratches to that panel!


          I feel happy to report that the after market scene for Yamaha R3 is opening up. Lot of manufacturers are creating aftermarkets for the bike. Next in line are levers, zero gravity double bubble, slipon (Akra or SC). I am not a fan of the raised clipons but there is no convincing answer in the aftermarket scene for the clipons till now.
          There is a lot more I wish for but writing it here feels like being a kid in a candy store. There is no end!


          With time, I might end up changing everything on this bike EXCEPT the ENGINE. That 320 cc twin motor from Yamaha on this bike is extraordinary. Own it to believe it!
          Till then enjoy the pictures.


          Cheers!
          Nice mods.But I want to ask you why do a tail tidy in indian condition?where as in other countries,which as very good road conditions and also they ride with good distance with each other.They also have riding seasons i.e summer season.All other months they don't take thier bikes out i.e rain and snow season.So tail tidy makes sense there.But in our conditions,every road has potholes with puddles in it,sand and dust all over the place,unpridicted rains,bumper to bumper traffic,wet sands on road.With all this don't you think it's a nuisance to others just for the looks of the motorcycles?
          There's a light at each end of this tunnel you shout cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out.

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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by Felicity View Post
            Nice mods.But I want to ask you why do a tail tidy in indian condition?where as in other countries,which as very good road conditions and also they ride with good distance with each other.They also have riding seasons i.e summer season.All other months they don't take thier bikes out i.e rain and snow season.So tail tidy makes sense there.But in our conditions,every road has potholes with puddles in it,sand and dust all over the place,unpridicted rains,bumper to bumper traffic,wet sands on road.With all this don't you think it's a nuisance to others just for the looks of the motorcycles?
            Valid points!
            Wanted to summarize my riding experience with a tail tidy and try to explain how I do not create a nuisance for others.
            1. The faster the bike goes the more it sprays. The slower it goes, the less it sprays. So at speeds of 30-40, there is no spray. Those are the speeds you take potholes and puddles at. So the 'others' on the road would really not feel bad! Bumper to bumper traffic is even lesser a problem.
            2. Now coming to speeds greater than 40-50, yes!, the bike sprays. BUT maximum part of the spray (say 90%) lands on and under the pillion seat. And if you are lucky it lands on your back too and probably on the back of your helmet (I have not reached the helmet so far!)! For the others on the road (facing the 10% spray), I am hoping the spray helps them keep a safe distance from a 320cc bike going at high speeds!
            3. Finally, the first two points are valid only when it rains. In the dry, the tail and the dirt on the road are at peace.

            Coming to the specific example of the R3, it actually has no mud flap at the rear. The KTMs have it and even the R15. So barring a 2 inch mud flap that is integrated with the tail there is nothing much in stock that helps with keeping the spray at bay! Have seen stock R3s spraying up to end of pillion seat
            So the only person I am creating a nuisance for is my better half riding as pillion!
            There is no better therapy than riding a bike down a straight road at full throttle with the sound of the engine for company.

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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Update on recall:
              As we all know, 4-5 Indian vehicles had the clutch bearing failure. Though not a single case of oil pump failure was reported in India, Yamaha decided to replace the oil sump as well for the recall vehicles.

              As reported by my Mechanic Venkatesh who attended the Training, the parts are already being despatched to Dealers as we speak.
              All Dealers will receive the shipments by 10th, and initiate the recall from 11th or 12th.
              The kit will contain clutch bearing, oil pump, gaskets and oil seals needed.
              Time for replacement will be approximately 2hrs.
              Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                Update on recall:
                As we all know, 4-5 Indian vehicles had the clutch bearing failure. Though not a single case of oil pump failure was reported in India, Yamaha decided to replace the oil sump as well for the recall vehicles.

                As reported by my Mechanic Venkatesh who attended the Training, the parts are already being despatched to Dealers as we speak.
                All Dealers will receive the shipments by 10th, and initiate the recall from 11th or 12th.
                The kit will contain clutch bearing, oil pump, gaskets and oil seals needed.
                Time for replacement will be approximately 2hrs.
                Good info there Sarvajit. Just to let all know who's bike is being recalled, this is not a major work and your bike's engine will not be touched as only clutch pressure plate and oil sump will be changed.
                My recommendation will be to change the oil too and get new gaskets for the clutch case in addition to the parts being replaced.
                Yamaha YZF R15 V 2.0 (Oct, 2012 - Present)
                Yamaha YZF R3 (Sep, 2015 - Present)

                My Review of Yamaha R3 at 100K ODO

                Ride a motorcycle if you want to live free, but above all ride it safe and make others' lives safe.

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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Gaskets will be part of the kit. Oil change I am also planning
                  Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by pulsarcraz View Post
                    Though I am an experienced rider both 2/4 wheeler's, still learing to ride without half-clutch. And guess what, R3 doesn't complain even if you go 10kmph in 2nd gear. Yes, 7K RPM is far fetched in B'lore traffic. Heck, didn't managed to cross 5K yet :P



                    Yep why not. That would be awesome. Where are you put up? PM me and we can hopefully ride together.
                    I am at HAL, very close to the old airport. I have been craving to go to the new airport road as its nice and smooth.
                    Good for completing the run-in

                    Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                    Update on recall:
                    As we all know, 4-5 Indian vehicles had the clutch bearing failure. Though not a single case of oil pump failure was reported in India, Yamaha decided to replace the oil sump as well for the recall vehicles.

                    As reported by my Mechanic Venkatesh who attended the Training, the parts are already being despatched to Dealers as we speak.
                    All Dealers will receive the shipments by 10th, and initiate the recall from 11th or 12th.
                    The kit will contain clutch bearing, oil pump, gaskets and oil seals needed.
                    Time for replacement will be approximately 2hrs.
                    Good on you to give this update.
                    Now I do not need to wait for the svc to call me
                    Originally posted by ArnabC View Post
                    Good info there Sarvajit. Just to let all know who's bike is being recalled, this is not a major work and your bike's engine will not be touched as only clutch pressure plate and oil sump will be changed.
                    My recommendation will be to change the oil too and get new gaskets for the clutch case in addition to the parts being replaced.
                    Since my bikes last service, which was in the first week of June, I have not ridden it.
                    Do you still suggest replacing the Oil?
                    Hero Honda Splendor (June 2001- Present)
                    Yamaha YZF R3 (Jan 2016 - Present)
                    TVS Scooty Zest 110 (Oct 2017 - Apr 2018)
                    TVS Ntorq 125 (May 2018 - Apr 2019)
                    KTM Duke 125 (Apr 2019 - Dec 2019)

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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                      Gaskets will be part of the kit. Oil change I am also planning
                      New gasket is good news.
                      Is the oil change complimentary this time? 2040/- INR for Oil + Oil Filter + labour.
                      I have had my pressure plate replaced in June after I smashed my clutch bearing. The 'packaging date' on the pressure plate was of 13/5/2016. Not sure if I have to get it replaced again.
                      There is no better therapy than riding a bike down a straight road at full throttle with the sound of the engine for company.

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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by Gollum View Post
                        Since my bikes last service, which was in the first week of June, I have not ridden it.
                        Do you still suggest replacing the Oil?
                        Same condition here. I recently did the servicing and the oil is only 450kms old. But I'm changing it not to take any risk. As I said it's my recommendation and not something mandatory. Just make sure if you're using the same oil then the container where the oil is being extracted to must be cleaned properly so that no unwanted things from the tray go into the oil.
                        Yamaha YZF R15 V 2.0 (Oct, 2012 - Present)
                        Yamaha YZF R3 (Sep, 2015 - Present)

                        My Review of Yamaha R3 at 100K ODO

                        Ride a motorcycle if you want to live free, but above all ride it safe and make others' lives safe.

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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by ArnabC View Post
                          Same condition here. I recently did the servicing and the oil is only 450kms old. But I'm changing it not to take any risk. As I said it's my recommendation and not something mandatory. Just make sure if you're using the same oil then the container where the oil is being extracted to must be cleaned properly so that no unwanted things from the tray go into the oil.
                          I've only done like 4km, that was my way back from the service center to fuel station to home.
                          Hero Honda Splendor (June 2001- Present)
                          Yamaha YZF R3 (Jan 2016 - Present)
                          TVS Scooty Zest 110 (Oct 2017 - Apr 2018)
                          TVS Ntorq 125 (May 2018 - Apr 2019)
                          KTM Duke 125 (Apr 2019 - Dec 2019)

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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
                            Sharing pics of some mods done to the bike.
                            1. HEL brake lines - The brakes are great on this bike already! But there is always an itch for that 20% extra and that is why performance parts are for. Got HEL steel lines installed on front and rear. Brake feel is better than stock and obviously the red ones look much better! This was sourced from Horizon Moto in Hyderabad.



                            2. Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2 - Lot of people have found the MRFs adequate (As the brakes). But again the same story as for the brake lines - there is room for improvement. So the Diablo Rossos in Stock size (thanks to Yamaha R3 owners group for sharing details of dealer with stock size tires). For starters, Pirellis do give me lot more confidence in the rains.




                            4. Yamaha Dry Lube - This is the white lube that comes from Yamaha Japan. Although expensive, awesome quality and retention for the rainy season. SVC in Hyderabad got it on order. Again thanks to the R3OG for enlightening me about this lube. Also a note on the sprocket pic you see below. It is probably the muckiest part of the bike with all the lube and mud piling up. Would be a good idea to remove the panel and clean that area once in a while.



                            Can you please provide the specific model(HEL brake lines) which you ordered?
                            I am having hard time finding a dealer in Delhi/NCR for Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2(R3 stock size). Any suggestions?
                            I am planning to get DuPont Teflon Chain-Saver Dry Self-Cleaning Lubricant. SVC in my area has no clue about anything; the mechanics are not even trained enough to service the vehicle. Can you please post a pic of the lube container? How is the Yamaha Dry lube performing(in rains)?

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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
                              New gasket is good news.
                              Is the oil change complimentary this time? 2040/- INR for Oil + Oil Filter + labour.
                              I have had my pressure plate replaced in June after I smashed my clutch bearing. The 'packaging date' on the pressure plate was of 13/5/2016. Not sure if I have to get it replaced again.
                              No no, we are planning to pay for it. They will say the old oil is okay to use but it might get dirty during draining. As Arnab mentioned, the tray will have loads of dirt in it.
                              I think you should go for the replacement as all parts will come in a kit meant for one bike. And the clutch will need to be opened anyway for the oil pump replacement.
                              Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                                No no, we are planning to pay for it. They will say the old oil is okay to use but it might get dirty during draining. As Arnab mentioned, the tray will have loads of dirt in it.
                                I think you should go for the replacement as all parts will come in a kit meant for one bike. And the clutch will need to be opened anyway for the oil pump replacement.
                                You make a good point.
                                Sooo 2000 rupees ka chuna again.
                                Hero Honda Splendor (June 2001- Present)
                                Yamaha YZF R3 (Jan 2016 - Present)
                                TVS Scooty Zest 110 (Oct 2017 - Apr 2018)
                                TVS Ntorq 125 (May 2018 - Apr 2019)
                                KTM Duke 125 (Apr 2019 - Dec 2019)

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