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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    The relaxed posture helps to avoid 'belly on tank' syndrome!
    Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by Gollum View Post
      Can you guide on how to remove it?
      its got some clip on plastic screws i will post a guide tomorrow
      As I gaze upon your beauty, I think to myself, "never have I seen an angel fly so low".

      Yamaha RX100, Yamaha RD350, Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda Unicorn, Yamaha FZ16, Suzuki Gs150r, Honda Dazzler, Suzuki Gixxer, Benelli TNT 300, Yamaha R3

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Single seat cowl arrived from eBay Hong Kong today.
        Quality is sturdy, color seems one shade darker or maybe my bike needs a clean/polish! :P
        It's better to put some rubber beading around it to avoid chances of scratching the tail panel.
        Attached Files
        Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3pS7RcFeVw

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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
            Single seat cowl arrived from eBay Hong Kong today.
            Quality is sturdy, color seems one shade darker or maybe my bike needs a clean/polish! :P
            It's better to put some rubber beading around it to avoid chances of scratching the tail panel.
            Looks fab. What did it cost you

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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              This is after market from eBay HK, for 2500 a piece
              Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
                This is after market from eBay HK, for 2500 a piece
                2500 inclusive of everything? is there any duty on it?
                i am planing to order one
                As I gaze upon your beauty, I think to myself, "never have I seen an angel fly so low".

                Yamaha RX100, Yamaha RD350, Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda Unicorn, Yamaha FZ16, Suzuki Gs150r, Honda Dazzler, Suzuki Gixxer, Benelli TNT 300, Yamaha R3

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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  No duty, free shipping. But the shade is slightly different.
                  Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    5000 km update on the R3.

                    I have been an ardent fan of Yamaha Japanese build and quality over the years, but with the Yamaha R3, I am disappointed. Maybe the Noida assembly line is to blame. Below is why.

                    1. Tire cracks - The attached picture will tell you the story. The MRFs provided have developed cracks in the rear tires. I want to shift to Pirellis or Metzelers but the stock size of tires makes it impossible to do so (150 vs 140 sections). I do not know Yamaha provides poor tires on a performance motorcycle.


                    2. Vibrations - I feel vibrations in the handlebar, the footpegs, tank and rider seat post 5k rpm. The vibrations increase as the revs climb up. So much for Japanese smoothness! Again the engine has moving parts and it will vibrate. Too much of the vibes is transferred to the body of the bike. Poor assembly case. I tried racing clipons on the bike without the bar end and in bar weights. The vibes in the handlebar with those clipons will beat a RE. But again those were race specific clipons, so no complaints with them!


                    3. Handlebar swaying - The handlebar sways precariously to the left once I take both hands of it. So whenever I ride, I am basically fighting the left sway of the bike. A lot of nuts have been tightened here and there to fix this issue. Again a assembly problem.


                    4. Paint faded - Again will let the picture tell you the story. The bike is always parked under a shade with minimal usage in the hot sun. Paint has faded on the tail and on the exhaust. A Hero Extreme that stands next to me having 20K odd on the odo still has the paint intact on the exhaust.


                    5. Service support - Here in Hyderabad, there seems to be only 'one person' in the radius of 10 kms who is trained to handle a R3. This person by the name of Venkatesh is never available at the service center, does not understand anything any problems I have with the bike (his response to swaying was tightening the bolt that holds the front wheel followed by 'itnaa tw hogaa hi' ). He does not know how to service the bike - For my first service he added only 2 L of engine oil using two bottles while the manual clearly mentions 2.1. I had to get extra 100 ml added myself. The service head for superbikes at the showroom is always out of office! So basically, I am left in the dark as far as support goes.

                    But there is only one thing in this bike that makes it worth - the engine! The pull the engine is generating at 5K odo is better than what I ever experienced on my RC. The sound post 9K rpm while accelerating is eargasmic. The sound of engine braking while decelerating from 10k rpm is another eargasm. People will always turn to look if you are on the same road over 7k rpm! The engine braking is awesome yet smooth (not jerky like KTMs). The throttle response is great. The bike masks high speeds very well (this is good and dangerous at the same time).

                    This said, all the other parts on the bike have been given a shoddy treatment while assembling by Yamaha in Noida. If I could, i would dismantle the whole thing and assemble it again - torque wrenching every screw and double checking every rubber mount.
                    Before the owners who are facing none of the above issues train there guns at me, I would like the say that the views are person and restricted to 'My R3'. Maybe I got a lemon or maybe I do not know how to ride/take care of the bike. But these problems are real and am hoping future owners with high Japanese quality expectations know, just in case!

                    Bottom line is I am going to get down to the root cause of all the four issues and fix them (this is already in progress. Lot of things planned). For number 5, I will need eventually need to buy a toolkit for myself and visit SVC only for consumables and filling out service booklet.

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                    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

                      [MENTION=71050]mustang28[/MENTION]
                      Its designed in Japan but made half in Indonesia and half in India.
                      Also, someone told me that all duals have two rpm ranges where you will get a lot of vibes. I have never gone very high up in the rpm range but I only have seen vibes at 4k rpm and for some odd reason I always end up in that rpm range when I am riding in the city.

                      However, just like you I forget all about vibes when I twist the throttle and get that jolt of power.
                      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

                        The r3 is partly made in India? Do you mean manufactured or assembled?

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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Faces a engine cutoff issue yesterday
                          was riding at 30 kmph
                          had 3 bars on engine temp
                          just stopped suddenly it started in the second attempt.
                          I any one facing this issue after first service as i read somewhere that this issue happens only before the first service.

                          Engine cut out - Page 3 - Yamaha R3 Forum
                          As I gaze upon your beauty, I think to myself, "never have I seen an angel fly so low".

                          Yamaha RX100, Yamaha RD350, Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda Unicorn, Yamaha FZ16, Suzuki Gs150r, Honda Dazzler, Suzuki Gixxer, Benelli TNT 300, Yamaha R3

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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by leech View Post
                            The r3 is partly made in India? Do you mean manufactured or assembled?

                            Except for the MRFs nothing is made/manufactured in India Other than that,yes every unit is imported as a CKD unit and assembled here in India.

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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by fusioncoast View Post
                              Faces a engine cutoff issue yesterday
                              was riding at 30 kmph
                              had 3 bars on engine temp
                              just stopped suddenly it started in the second attempt.
                              I any one facing this issue after first service as i read somewhere that this issue happens only before the first service.

                              Engine cut out - Page 3 - Yamaha R3 Forum
                              Pardon me, but I have the same issue on my CBR 250, only it appeared after 2 years of riding. It seems this engine cut off happens across manufacturers. Could it be an electrical fault? Or perhaps ECU related? Do you idle the bike for sometime before starting off? I've heard that idling for a minute gives the ecu some time to Calibrate. I'm currently testing that theory.
                              Last edited by leech; 04-14-2016, 01:27 PM.

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by fusioncoast View Post
                                Faces a engine cutoff issue yesterday
                                was riding at 30 kmph
                                had 3 bars on engine temp
                                just stopped suddenly it started in the second attempt.
                                I any one facing this issue after first service as i read somewhere that this issue happens only before the first service.

                                Engine cut out - Page 3 - Yamaha R3 Forum
                                Happened to me but I was in deep traffic for the past 45 minutes where there were many sessions of sitting at standstill letting the engine cook itself and burn my legs.
                                My speed was 2-6Kph and I was maneuvering within traffic where the engine cut off and the red light came up.
                                I pressed the start button and the bike started immediately. I then took an inside road and went non stop to cool the engine down.
                                This was at 600kms on ODO.
                                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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