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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    So, coming to the roots of the issue, we do have problem on our hands. This is how the chopped bearing looks like when the clutch casing of R3 has been removed.



    Drag to 1:17 to 1:24 to have a look at the bearing, that's mince meat. Definitely not a good sign that can lock the clutch altogether and lock the wheels.

    Interestingly enough, there is a poll that has been conducted either, on the bearing failure probability, here is a snapshot of it.

    [ATTACH]212327[/ATTACH]

    Cheers!
    VJ
    That is precisely what happened to me! Wheels locked and bearing shattered. The guy also says that mostly his vehicle is parked indoors. So I can conclude:

    1. Excessive use of clutch is not causing the issue. It has to be poor quality and craftsmanship from Yamaha.
    2. This is certainly not a made in India part! The same part is breaking in bikes exported globally. Poor engineering/fitment? I do not know but this is a problem.

    I have sent the complaint to Yamaha. Two days and no reply!

    I am looking for help from mods [MENTION=81032]xBhp[/MENTION] to put this matter on a larger forum. I think people buying the R3 should know that such a problem exists and more importantly Yamaha should acknowledge the problem and do a recall/fix asap.

    Til then, we fight on!

    Cheers!
    P.S: The engine continues to be the diamond in the coal mine! I do not think there is a better motor in the 300+ cc category!
    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 fusioncoast View Post
      There are just 3 failed bikes out of all the bikes sold.
      'out of all the bikes sold' ? that is just A forum with A few members.
      just don't assume that everyone with a bike is on the internet documenting their cases
      who knows, maybe the initial lots or some 'batch' of bikes might have this issues while others might not.. only Yamaha knows the truth!
      they might just silently replace the bearing (with a better one maybe) on affected bikes when they come in for service and not issue an official recall.

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
        That is precisely what happened to me! Wheels locked and bearing shattered. The guy also says that mostly his vehicle is parked indoors. So I can conclude:

        1. Excessive use of clutch is not causing the issue. It has to be poor quality and craftsmanship from Yamaha.
        2. This is certainly not a made in India part! The same part is breaking in bikes exported globally. Poor engineering/fitment? I do not know but this is a problem.

        I have sent the complaint to Yamaha. Two days and no reply!

        I am looking for help from mods @xBhp to put this matter on a larger forum. I think people buying the R3 should know that such a problem exists and more importantly Yamaha should acknowledge the problem and do a recall/fix asap.

        Til then, we fight on!

        Cheers!
        P.S: The engine continues to be the diamond in the coal mine! I do not think there is a better motor in the 300+ cc category!
        [MENTION=41586]Divya Sharan[/MENTION] [MENTION=38603]The Monk[/MENTION] This could possibly be a fatal issue. Can we put it out in louder words so that they are heard?

        Shashwat : Count me in if you are planning to take this up with higher authorities and need more voices. Although I haven't faced this yet (touchwood) I shudder at the thought of this at 160+ speeds!
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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by Deathmate.Zed View Post
          @Divya Sharan @The Monk This could possibly be a fatal issue. Can we put it out in louder words so that they are heard?

          Shashwat : Count me in if you are planning to take this up with higher authorities and need more voices. Although I haven't faced this yet (touchwood) I shudder at the thought of this at 160+ speeds!
          Thanks brother!
          After one reminder this morning, Yamaha replied asking for the invoice of the bike for them to take any further action on the complaint. I sent it right away.
          To be continued.
          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 mustang28 View Post
            Thanks brother!
            After one reminder this morning, Yamaha replied asking for the invoice of the bike for them to take any further action on the complaint. I sent it right away.
            To be continued.
            please pm the email id u used to contact yamaha
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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Someone spoke about speed?
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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by Gollum View Post
                Someone spoke about speed?
                New Vlog
                If u add 65km/hr to that, you can call it as speed
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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by royaldesigner View Post
                  If u add 65km/hr to that, you can call it as speed
                  Hehe, didn't want to go faster before completing runin
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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Hi All,
                    I have a issue while shifting from neutral to 1st gear.(All other gears its fine and smooth)The gearbox seems to be very hard to shift, some times i have to re-engage clutch several times to shift from Neutral to first, I have done 1200 kms on the bike now and done with first service showed it to the showroom tech after adjusting the clutch cable nut he was not able to resolved the issue. He also could not figure out why it was happening and said he will contact Yamaha company tech head and will get back.

                    This issue was from day one but i though that may be it will get resolved in the first service.
                    in the meanwhile i also asked him to check on the bearing shattering issue which some users have faced.

                    Got a reply that there is no bearing issue reported to Yamaha till now!!
                    Also the tech is going to give some troubleshooting steps to sort my issue.
                    Last edited by fusioncoast; 06-01-2016, 12:41 PM.
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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by fusioncoast View Post
                      Hi All,
                      I have a issue while shifting from neutral to 1st gear.(All other gears its fine and smooth)The gearbox seems to be very hard to shift, some times i have to re-engage clutch several times to shift from Neutral to first, I have done 1200 kms on the bike now and done with first service showed it to the showroom tech after adjusting the clutch cable nut he was not able to resolved the issue. He also could not figure out why it was happening and said he will contact Yamaha company tech head and will get back.

                      This issue was from day one but i though that may be it will get resolved in the first service.
                      in the meanwhile i also asked him to check on the bearing shattering issue which some users have faced.

                      Got a reply that there is no bearing issue reported to Yamaha till now!!
                      Also the tech is going to give some troubleshooting steps to sort my issue.
                      Mate, is the issue at standstill or while the wheels are moving?

                      In other news,
                      TYga slip on exhaust - looks great
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                      Last edited by Gollum; 06-01-2016, 03:02 PM.
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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by Gollum View Post
                        Mate, is the issue at standstill or while the wheels are moving?
                        Its while stand still only
                        Last edited by Divya Sharan; 06-01-2016, 06:20 PM.
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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by fusioncoast View Post
                          Hi All,
                          I have a issue while shifting from neutral to 1st gear.(All other gears its fine and smooth)The gearbox seems to be very hard to shift, some times i have to re-engage clutch several times to shift from Neutral to first.....
                          Sir, are you new to 4 strokes? And their gearbox tantrums?
                          It is a common phenomenon - just rock the bike front and back by a couple of inches and the gear will slot in place.
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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
                            Sir, are you new to 4 strokes? And their gearbox tantrums?
                            It is a common phenomenon - just rock the bike front and back by a couple of inches and the gear will slot in place.
                            Hi this is my 4th bike and none of the bikes had the problem i think may be i was not able to put my problem in proper words. but the showroom tech understood it.
                            As I gaze upon your beauty, I think to myself, "never have I seen an angel fly so low".

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                            • Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Latest update on my R3 is changed tyres to michelins pilot street radials ( stock size ) done 1000 kms on these tyres, grip is lot better than MRFs. Odo reading is 4600 kms & no issues till now, will be going for second service next week.

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                [QUOTE=Chandan92;1234293]Latest update on my R3 is changed tyres to michelins pilot street radials ( stock size ) done 1000 kms on these tyres, grip is lot better than MRFs. Odo reading is 4600 kms & no issues till now, will be going for second service next week.


                                OK I'm confused, are mrf tyres that bad? I thought conti was the worst, since I couldn't afford Michelin I'm on mrf and honestly its totally fine. Cornering, grip not faced any issues on my 250 yet.

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