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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
    Oil needed after recall is 2.4L. And coolant may appear full but will go down once engine is started. It needs to be filled again and then the fairing should be put back. I saw it happening. So please get both checked
    Thank you! Sure I will keep a tab on both these levels and refill ASAP. How much it would take to do both the refilling? Tentative?

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
      Oil needed after recall is 2.4L. And coolant may appear full but will go down once engine is started. It needs to be filled again and then the fairing should be put back. I saw it happening. So please get both checked
      Hi
      Why does it need 2.4l when usual oil change with filter change only need 2.2l? Here in this case we are not removing oil filter.

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by pulsarcraz View Post
        Thanks..! To be frank I'm a bit tensed. So I guess I should be able to complete 1000km with this little heat issue? The reason I am asking this so many time because, before the recall, it was less as compared to now so was a bit sceptical.
        Anyways, as you said I would be changing the oil at 1st service. And need to be patience till then
        Heat on legs is normal mate, I cried a lot over here for that but now I am sure there is nothing to worry if the heat bar is at 3.
        Mine went to full bars after the recall because they forgot to topup the coolant.
        I have a video of just after recall with the heating issue but I am still editing and I probably wont be able to finish editing untill the coming weekend as I have an interview today. I was planning to do this today

        Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
        Oil needed after recall is 2.4L. And coolant may appear full but will go down once engine is started. It needs to be filled again and then the fairing should be put back. I saw it happening. So please get both checked
        Exactly, this is what was needed to be done on my bike with regards to the coolant but the service center did not do it.
        dented my radiator even more.
        But now everything works ok
        no overheating, and yes they put new coolant and new engine oil in the bike.
        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

          Hey guys,

          Hope y'all are doing well.

          I would like to thank all you guys for your reviews, comments and suggestions as it helped me a lot in finalizing my decision to go for the R3 and I couldn't be happier. I joined the forum a few months back and have read through the entire R3 thread but this is my first post.

          My bike was also part of the recent recall and I got the replacement done about two weeks ago so thought I would post my observations.

          After the replacement, the gear shifts are super smooth and the clunkiness is gone especially after 2nd gear (shifting from 1st to 2nd is still a bit clunky and feels a bit rough). I found no difference in the clutch pull though.

          The vibrations that I felt in the tank and pegs around 6k-7k rpms have been reduced to the point that they are hardly noticeable, if at all (maybe that's just the engine breaking-in as I'm at just over 500 kms on the odo).

          Also, the temp gauge has not crossed three bars, even in Mumbai's heavy rush hour traffic (four bars was common, occasionally hitting five bars). I did feel a bit of heat at my ankles right after the replacement especially on the right side but have not noticed it since.

          Those were a few things that immediately stuck out to me after the parts were replaced. Please let me know if there's anything else you guys would like to know.

          Ride safe.

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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by Gollum View Post
            Heat on legs is normal mate, I cried a lot over here for that but now I am sure there is nothing to worry if the heat bar is at 3.
            Mine went to full bars after the recall because they forgot to topup the coolant.
            I have a video of just after recall with the heating issue but I am still editing and I probably wont be able to finish editing untill the coming weekend as I have an interview today. I was planning to do this today
            Thanks Mate! I really enjoyed watching your channel Waiting for this video. Coolant level looks ok but I might need to top-up/refill. Today while coming to office, I didn't noticed that much heat. If you are in Bangalore, Yesterday's traffic must have hit you hard. Even then the temp bar didn't crossed 3, but engine heated up a lot. Probably because I was on 1 - 3 rd gears with max 20kmph for a period of 1.30 hrs...!

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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by Hammerhead02 View Post
              Hey guys,

              Hope y'all are doing well.

              I would like to thank all you guys for your reviews, comments and suggestions as it helped me a lot in finalizing my decision to go for the R3 and I couldn't be happier. I joined the forum a few months back and have read through the entire R3 thread but this is my first post.

              My bike was also part of the recent recall and I got the replacement done about two weeks ago so thought I would post my observations.

              After the replacement, the gear shifts are super smooth and the clunkiness is gone especially after 2nd gear (shifting from 1st to 2nd is still a bit clunky and feels a bit rough). I found no difference in the clutch pull though.

              The vibrations that I felt in the tank and pegs around 6k-7k rpms have been reduced to the point that they are hardly noticeable, if at all (maybe that's just the engine breaking-in as I'm at just over 500 kms on the odo).

              Also, the temp gauge has not crossed three bars, even in Mumbai's heavy rush hour traffic (four bars was common, occasionally hitting five bars). I did feel a bit of heat at my ankles right after the replacement especially on the right side but have not noticed it since.

              Those were a few things that immediately stuck out to me after the parts were replaced. Please let me know if there's anything else you guys would like to know.

              Ride safe.
              I'll just throw this here.

              Q: How do you like the mirrors.

              *runs away to get popcorn*
              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 Hammerhead02 View Post
                Hey guys,

                Hope y'all are doing well.

                I would like to thank all you guys for your reviews, comments and suggestions as it helped me a lot in finalizing my decision to go for the R3 and I couldn't be happier. I joined the forum a few months back and have read through the entire R3 thread but this is my first post.

                My bike was also part of the recent recall and I got the replacement done about two weeks ago so thought I would post my observations.

                After the replacement, the gear shifts are super smooth and the clunkiness is gone especially after 2nd gear (shifting from 1st to 2nd is still a bit clunky and feels a bit rough). I found no difference in the clutch pull though.

                The vibrations that I felt in the tank and pegs around 6k-7k rpms have been reduced to the point that they are hardly noticeable, if at all (maybe that's just the engine breaking-in as I'm at just over 500 kms on the odo).

                Also, the temp gauge has not crossed three bars, even in Mumbai's heavy rush hour traffic (four bars was common, occasionally hitting five bars). I did feel a bit of heat at my ankles right after the replacement especially on the right side but have not noticed it since.

                Those were a few things that immediately stuck out to me after the parts were replaced. Please let me know if there's anything else you guys would like to know.

                Ride safe.
                Welcome to the party! Thanks for sharing your experience. This helps a lot to me as well as fellow riders.
                Cheers!

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                Originally posted by Gollum View Post
                I'll just throw this here.

                Q: How do you like the mirrors.

                *runs away to get popcorn*
                Lemme answer that :P ... "CRAPPY" ...

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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by pulsarcraz View Post
                  Thank you! Sure I will keep a tab on both these levels and refill ASAP. How much it would take to do both the refilling? Tentative?
                  Don't pay anything. They were supposed to top up after draining and refilling coolant.

                  Originally posted by JacobJ View Post
                  Hi
                  Why does it need 2.4l when usual oil change with filter change only need 2.2l? Here in this case we are not removing oil filter.
                  Coz the clutch was opened. Most of us also replaced oil filter.
                  Anyway, we should ensure the level must show full in the inspection window.
                  Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                    Don't pay anything. They were supposed to top up after draining and refilling coolant.


                    Coz the clutch was opened. Most of us also replaced oil filter.
                    Anyway, we should ensure the level must show full in the inspection window.
                    Are you saying that the engine oil quantity is 2.4 liter from factory?
                    When we service the bike, we just put 2.1 liter also changing the oil filter. As I understand the oil level window should show oil between min and max Markings in it.
                    My friend had changed oil filter also in his recall. The oil level was showing correctly between the markings too after pouring 2.1 liters of oil(100ml in filter and 2 liters).
                    I am just trying to understand why we would we put 2.4 liters. Also if the window is showing full that means they have put more than required oil, right?

                    Edit! Just realised that the engine oil quantity is 2.4L from factory.
                    Last edited by JacobJ; 07-28-2016, 12:48 AM.

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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Its the Month END.
                      which only means one thing for Gollum, TYRE CHANGE!!!

                      Please share your suggestions.

                      If you can also share some tips before buying a new set of rubber please let me know too.

                      k thx bye
                      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

                        You wore out your tyres so soon?
                        Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by Gollum View Post
                          I'll just throw this here.

                          Q: How do you like the mirrors.

                          *runs away to get popcorn*
                          Lol. That is the only thing I hate about the bike. I'm 6 ft 2 in and have wide shoulders, so all I see in the mirrors are my arms. I'm adjusting them all the time but can never seem to get the placement right.

                          I've been looking to buy some mirror extenders but haven't had much luck.

                          Something like this: http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...ror-extenders/

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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                            You wore out your tyres so soon?
                            Quite the opposite, they are brand new but cracked so I want new good tyres.

                            Link: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...ml#post1244243




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                            Originally posted by Hammerhead02 View Post
                            Lol. That is the only thing I hate about the bike. I'm 6 ft 2 in and have wide shoulders, so all I see in the mirrors are my arms. I'm adjusting them all the time but can never seem to get the placement right.

                            I've been looking to buy some mirror extenders but haven't had much luck.

                            Something like this: http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcyc...ror-extenders/
                            *pointing to the link*
                            Looks like these will lift the mirrors, am I right?
                            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 Gollum View Post
                              Quite the opposite, they are brand new but cracked so I want new good tyres.

                              Link: http://www.xbhp.com/talkies/motorcyc...ml#post1244243




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                              *pointing to the link*
                              Looks like these will lift the mirrors, am I right?
                              The ones in the link are for a BMW but they look similar to the R3's mirror assembly. I've found similar ones for the R3 but none from an Indian retailer.

                              Is it possible to maybe get them custom made and if so any idea from where? Or should I just wait till someone imports them here?

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Just thought of sharing this vid...


                                Last edited by The Monk; 07-28-2016, 05:32 PM. Reason: Video Format settled in post


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