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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    OMG...Yeah man...I totally forgot about that. We did indeed talk about it . Sorry buddy. Are you planning to do it soon or going to take a while.
    I am not sure if you got my PM.

    I am going to apply it this month end. Right now no paisa with me First service coming up and already spent 2k on petrol
    Its better to sweat than to bleed...

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
      Out of curiosity, reached the Sales manager for 3M for AP and TS. His comments were:
      1. They will never ever work on a bike at a 3M Car care store!!
      2. The PPF is not suitable for the paint on a bike - fuel falling on it will damage it/might get peeled off/peeling it off for any reason will be a pain and 100% success is not guaranteed.
      3. However PPF is freely available at car dealers and you are free to use it at your own risk!

      And finally a bit news is that 3M plans to open '3M Bike Care' stores across India in the early months of next year.
      The reasons given by him are absolute shit. Fuel falling! Seriously! If you do get it done be rest assured that it works and doesn't damage paint on removal. Just be ready to compromise on bike looks if the film yellows. That's why I applied it only where I felt it is necessary.

      Originally posted by TheArcher84 View Post
      Where in Chennai we can do these PPF and Ceramic Coating ?? Not sure if all 3Ms does for bike or is there any certain 3M outlet which will do for bikes also

      Edit: I just called the 3M care detailing at Arcot Road and one in Thiruvanmiyur, they denied my request for detailing a 2 wheeler.
      Out of personal experience I would suggest not to head to 3M for bike 'detailing' other than PPF application. Giving it to a reputed and popular car and superbike detailer will be better in terms of cost savings. You can negotiate on group discounts, get value additions and be friends with a like-minded biker in the process
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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        About the mileage method, I'm SURE about the mileage my bike or any of my vehicles is giving. This method cannot be questioned. It works even more accurately for bikes with manual fuel cocks as the bike will stop when it comes to reserve.
        I reiterate that the reserve F meter coming up WHILE RUNNING is very accurate. I have been using it since R15 days.
        If you park it on side stand, the readings will definitely differ.
        And filling an even amount of fuel will be easier to calculate.
        As for the full tank method, I can fill 1.5lts. More after the pipe cuts off and show you! 😁 Where does the calculation go?
        This is based on my umpteen number of experiences with all the vehicles I owned.
        With a car, you can go at least 3-4lts. Even after cut off.

        For PPF/expensive paint treatments well, I would prefer to spend a few hundreds with Painter if any deep scratches come up.
        Other quality polishes will last for a couple of months or couple of washes, that's it.
        These metallic paints will not fade if kept in shade and polished once in a while.
        Too much washing also weakens the paint. Wiping dust off is enough.

        But these are just my opinions, to each his own! 👍
        Last edited by Sarvajit; 12-18-2015, 01:50 AM.
        Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Just came across this post. Thinking of wrapping the bike in a black matte/CF combo

          black matt + carbon color, other mods - Yamaha R3 Forum

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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
            About the mileage method, I'm SURE about the mileage my bike or any of my vehicles is giving. This method cannot be questioned. It works even more accurately for bikes with manual fuel cocks as the bike will stop when it comes to reserve.
            I reiterate that the reserve F meter coming up WHILE RUNNING is very accurate. I have been using it since R15 days.
            If you park it on side stand, the readings will definitely differ.
            And filling an even amount of fuel will be easier to calculate.
            As for the full tank method, I can fill 1.5lts. More after the pipe cuts off and show you! 😁 Where does the calculation go?
            This is based on my umpteen number of experiences with all the vehicles I owned.
            With a car, you can go at least 3-4lts. Even after cut off.
            On most vehicles the tank capacity mentioned by the manufacturer is approx. and motorcycles take in anywhere between 500ml to 2 liters more than the manufacturer mentioned capacity. Now, this tank full number doesn't play any role to calculate mileage in the tankfull-tankfull method.. (you can just keep the tank capacity number as a guideline)

            1. Fill up the tank to just below the filler neck. disregard how much fuel in going in or if it cuts off automatically.. the cut off happens due to a mechanism in the nozzle and this cut off can vary depending how deep the nozzle is inserted. So Just pull back the nozzle and continue filling to just below the neck area.

            2. Ride around for 'X' km (say 200km on the same day, over a couple of days etc..)

            3. Go back and fill up tank. Say it takes in 'Y' liters (say 5 liters)

            4. Your FE is (X/Y) i.e. 200/5 = 40kmpl
            After doing this a few times, you will have a better idea on your vehicle's FE.

            The above calculation to know the FE doesn't require your fuel gauge to be working or knowing the tank, reserve capacities. And this is how some manufacturer's also recommend to calculate FE.

            I don't think any electronic fuel gauge gives you accurate readings especially w.r.t to hitting reserve.. these are just a guideline and by no means an accurate indication. At best they are linear to an extent. On the other hand, the bikes with the manual on-off-reserve knob can be more trusted when they hit the reserve since you need to turn the knob to reserve and this happens when the fuel level reaches the lower part of the petcock pipe that's inside the tank and this happens consistently every time because its a fixed contraption that works without any dependency on fancy sensors and electronics.

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            Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
            Here in Hyderabad the 3M shop absolutely refuses to apply the PPF on bikes. I had visited them a couple of days ago. Any leads on how to get this done at a 3M shop?
            There was a guy in our group that got his ns200 detailed at a store in manjeera mall i think. The 2 year old bike looked like it was just out of the showroom.
            The cost was 800rs and i felt it was pretty worth that money.
            PPF is mostly useful on lower parts of the car like bumpers, lower area of door,side skirts etc where you will have debris from road hitting that area frequently. IMO i don't think you will need a ppf covering the entire bike !
            i've seen a video on youtube where 3m guys do it on a cbr in india.. you might want to show that manager this video.

            Just get a good coat of wax+polish every 6 months and you should be good. At home use a decent microfiber cloth and some thing like proklear nano for wiping the bike.

            btw at the guy who got that ceramic coating, the bike does indeed pop out and looks way better than when it was out of the showroom!

            and guys, whatever bike or vehicle you own, for heaven-sake do not get that shoddy 'teflon' 'polish' done at the svc. most of them use polishes that will eat a fine layer of paint and is bad in the long run.

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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              well i will like to ans 3 topics here, which might help you guys.

              1. PPF - apply only to tank [ where you put tank pads, and sides , that's enough] + [ tail section where usually the bungee chord will touch the tail section ]
              2. Petrol - always fill full tank for better economy [ slightly less than full tank, as petrol expands during heat]
              3. Economy - usually you should get around 22-25kmpl max, even ninja gives around 22-24kmpl , so don;t be optimistic , get practical
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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Nice stuff on the detailing.



                Nice video IMO, helps differentiate between a ceramic and non-ceramic paint coated car, the ceramic coat does make it non-stick tawa.

                Cheers!
                VJ
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                The girl said, 'NO!'


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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
                  Nice stuff on the detailing.



                  Nice video IMO, helps differentiate between a ceramic and non-ceramic paint coated car, the ceramic coat does make it non-stick tawa.

                  Cheers!
                  VJ

                  Actually my bike looks like that in rain. The water just goes off.
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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Please dont try to do the Teflon coating/waxing/rubbing on r3. The paint layer is very thin. A friends bike got the paint removed on the tank after dealership tried polishing. Ceramic/delux/cquartz coating helps preventing minor scratches and it retains the color of paint. I have done on my bike. You can check the images on Reflecton.in website. They have given 1 year warranty on the coatings.
                    Ride Safe! Journey is more important than destination

                    StormRyder!!!

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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Some accessories from Ali Express 11.11 sale
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                      Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Had another encounter with an R3 again today. It was a friend's friend's ride and was still in the break in period, so couldn't ride. But I did get to start her once, and I noticed how it makes a small clicking sound near the battery compartment while starting. Beautiful!! Love it. Even that sounds premium.
                        My decision is getting firmer and firmer with these tiny encounters I'm have with the bike.
                        I think this is going to be my next bike.

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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          BTW have a look at this heavily modified R3:

                          http://youtu.be/rwMygUgNatA

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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Check the footrest clicking sound. The decision will be cemented. 😀
                            Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                              Check the footrest clicking sound. The decision will be cemented. [emoji3]
                              Yes I did noticed that as well. [emoji4][emoji4]

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Just an info which I got from another forum regarding the Sensors in R3.

                                Speed: wheel speed.
                                CPS: crankshaft encoder (position) sensor
                                O2: lambda sensor
                                Lean: lean angle for ignition cut-out if bike falls
                                CTS: coolant temperature sensor
                                IAP: inlet air pressure
                                IAT: inlet air temperature
                                TPS: throttle position sensor

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