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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by Chandan92 View Post
    I use R3 daily whether it's city ride or highway or touring. Have done almost 7.3k kms in 6.5 months. Riding in city traffic is easy although you to take care during filtering since it's a faired bike but it doesn't heats up like duke 390 and mostly temperature is at 3 bars only. There's enough low end torque which can be used in city traffic with linear acceleration. And no way it looks like R15.
    Thanks for the reply.

    Is it ok to use normal petrol all the time?


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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by dineshaugustin View Post
      Thanks for the reply.

      Is it ok to use normal petrol all the time?
      Yes no need of high octane petrol but normal petrol should be non adulterated.

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by Gollum View Post
        New Video up for your Viewing pleasure. I'd like to hear your opinion on the video and some constructive feedback

        I feel the video is pretty decent for a vlog. A normal scene in everyday life. Please don't take the criticism above too hard... There are people like me who would get banned from xbhp if they put up a vlog of what they do on a motorcycle.

        Edit : I did get banned. Once. [emoji15]

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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by dineshaugustin View Post
            Thanks for the reply.

            Is it ok to use normal petrol all the time?
            Your better off using high octane petrol only the some reason being plus 250cc and being twin cylinder, if u have no choice, use petrol addictives during such instances, I believe anything higher than 300 needs good quality fuel.

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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
              I, on the contrary feel that this should stay in the thread for 2 reasons:
              1. V-Logging is fun and since the owner has an R3, he can make really cool clips on it.
              2. This video is however not informative about the bike or the camera. It is normal chit chat between 2 people. That's what most people usually do in traffic and it reflects our daily lives in general. And it didn't serve any purpose on this thread. So, people can take pointers on what not to do with their cams. The choice is theirs in the end.

              Now, my frank opinions on the video.
              1. Go Pro night recording quality is good.
              2. SBK rider wasn't wearing protective clothing, but neither were you and pillion.
              3. It doesn't take a well built guy to pick up a fallen bike. There's a proper technique to everything.
              4. Lot of chit chat/opinionating on other people (girl like hands, should wear a belt etc) included in the video, may not be liked by all.
              5. The motive of the video is explained at 6:47 on the clock when it should have been at 0:01. Many people would have moved to other videos by then.
              6. Not every ignorant rider is brain dead. At least I don't cuss at everyone. It will take proper education and couple of generations at the minimum to improve our road behavior.
              7. Did you switch off the bike with the fan still kicked in?
              PS: My apologies to anyone who may have been offended with my video.

              Thanks for your inputs.
              1: Frames drop when the cam tries to adjust the ISO automatically. I will add it in my next video. This does nto happen with goPro hero 4 silver and black.
              2: True, very true. And I said it as a joke. I forgot to add the troll face in there when I said it. Editing is not easy
              3: that is also true. I was only joking.
              4: It is a chitchat video that is why its category is on People and Blogs and not automobile. I posted it here anyway because of well... R3.
              5: I need to put a skip video annotation but since the whole video was at night with the same cam, I did not add it.
              6: That's just me talking bs, plz ignore. My apologies to anyone who may have been offended.
              7: As soon as the video cuts off, yes I did. Is that bad? My bike is usually kept off for weeks so I was concerned of battery drain because of the fan.

              Originally posted by s1d View Post
              are you just interested in more views or views for good content i.e. related to motorcycles and the like.
              just my general opinion on this trend of motovlogging.
              i see a lot of these self proclaimed 'motovloggers' a lot of times take to talking ill about other riders/public (ok, those folks might break a law or two), and the video is all about calling others a squid or pointing out their shortcomings. yeh some folks would watch such videos and you will get views (similar to the crap overhyped news some news channels turn out 24/7). some of these guys(mvl's) rip at high triple digit speeds on public roads but somehow try to justify that it's normal!? Now isn't this person being a squid (whatever it means )? I don't even want to get in to the other hilarious claims some make. If someone has the b*ll* to report some illegal riding/activity/cop harassing then let them use the same set of b*ll* to go file a lawsuit in court.. but eh no we wont do it cos all we want are views and some pennies in ad revenue (if any).

              My constructive feedback to you would be to create some content that would be useful to the viewers and help you learn a thing or two along the way (also educate yourself on real tech related to bikes and its mechanical aspects). Even something as simple as washing your bike or changing a cable, fuse etc.. refrain from name calling and talking ill about folks.
              And one final advice to the viewers too, use a bit of common sense and don't believe that everything you see is true.. question it and try to look at the other side too.
              Feedback taken. Thanks you s1d.
              I do have plans for a few maintenance videos.
              Also, I am not a motovlogger or even a vlogger.
              I am learning editing and so I use videos that I take while riding and edit them with whatever I have learned so far.


              Originally posted by leech View Post
              I feel the video is pretty decent for a vlog. A normal scene in everyday life. Please don't take the criticism above too hard... There are people like me who would get banned from xbhp if they put up a vlog of what they do on a motorcycle.

              Edit : I did get banned. Once. [emoji15]
              thanks and lol, getting banned or spoiling someone's mood is not my intention.

              I will continue to make videos keeping in mind the points posted by users here.
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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by Gollum View Post
                7: As soon as the video cuts off, yes I did. Is that bad? My bike is usually kept off for weeks so I was concerned of battery drain because of the fan.
                Yes, it is bad. It usually doesn't take much long so that battery would get killed, but if you keep switching the bike off abruptly like that while the fan is still running, your engine will certainly suffer damage.
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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  ^^ But what if the vehicle is required to be parked for next few hours? I shut off the bike while the fan is still running when I park it somewhere or at home.

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    I know it's irritating at times when you're just about to park and get off, but the fan starts running.

                    But it isn't really gonna do any good to the engine for sure if we don't let it cool off before parking.
                    Maybe a few times depending on the conditions won't be sinister I feel

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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
                      Yes, it is bad. It usually doesn't take much long so that battery would get killed, but if you keep switching the bike off abruptly like that while the fan is still running, your engine will certainly suffer damage.
                      Are you certain engine damage will occur if we shut off engine when fan is running? I've been doing that for the past 3.5 years.

                      Won't the bike cool down faster when it shuts off?

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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Even I have the same doubt ...
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                        Classic 500 - Sold
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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by leech View Post
                          Are you certain engine damage will occur if we shut off engine when fan is running? I've been doing that for the past 3.5 years.

                          Won't the bike cool down faster when it shuts off?
                          That depends on how long you are shutting it off for..
                          If you've just reached home/office and are going to park it overnight/few hours or so then shutting it off when the fan is running is ok as there is enough time for engine to cool..
                          In traffic, where waiting time is probably 30 secs - 120 seconds, the coolant needs to cool down.. in such cases it is better to keep the bike running and allow the fan to run. Not letting the fan run will not allow heat to escape from the coolant and may lead to overheating and subsequent damage to engine.

                          Same holds true for all liquid cooled bikes.

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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by leech View Post
                            Are you certain engine damage will occur if we shut off engine when fan is running? I've been doing that for the past 3.5 years.

                            Won't the bike cool down faster when it shuts off?
                            The main difference between an air cooled vs liquid cooled engine is the addition of a radiator and its fan. If engines cooled faster with ambient air, we wouldn't have had LC engines right?
                            See, the fan comes on only after a certain threshold is reached after which the system needs additional cooling from the fan to dissipate heat away from the engine. By not letting the bike do so, you're essentially robbing the engine from cooling down properly. This certainly will harm the components in the long term. The fist thing that will go kaput is the radiator relay, which will not turn the fan on even when required. Then, you may have valves not working properly due to overheating and the like.
                            Be patient, give the bike a minute. Put it in idle, let the fan stop and then take out the key.
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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
                              The main difference between an air cooled vs liquid cooled engine is the addition of a radiator and its fan. If engines cooled faster with ambient air, we wouldn't have had LC engines right?
                              See, the fan comes on only after a certain threshold is reached after which the system needs additional cooling from the fan to dissipate heat away from the engine. By not letting the bike do so, you're essentially robbing the engine from cooling down properly. This certainly will harm the components in the long term. The fist thing that will go kaput is the radiator relay, which will not turn the fan on even when required. Then, you may have valves not working properly due to overheating and the like.
                              Be patient, give the bike a minute. Put it in idle, let the fan stop and then take out the key.
                              I beg to differ. Nothing is going to happen to it. Ask all the 390 owners about it. I myself cant wait for 5-10min for the fan to shut off on my 390. I think letting it idle for about 30sec is good enough whether the fan is on or not.

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                I am still not getting it.... won't the engine temperature warning light come up before the coolant temperature reaches high enough to be detrimental

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