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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Must be the oil filter

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Originally posted by Nawazish View Post
      Air filter replacement in 1st service? Very strange.
      My bad. It is the oil filter
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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by abhiR3 View Post
        Hi Guys,

        I am new to this forum and need some help. I got my R3 last month. I am planning to do a leh trip in July. I was searching for some good saddle bags which can be mounted on my R3. Which saddle bags will fit(not touch the exhaust and tire)?
        I saw some forum members have been touring extensively on R3. I was looking at Nomad v2.1 Saddlebags but still not sure about the bungee cord setup. Is there anything else which can be done to prevent the saddle bags from touching the rear wheel?
        Look at NH4 Motorheads products. Google them.

        But before that, I have a query for you. You got the bike last month You want to take it to Leh next month.
        What is your monthly running? What would be the approx number of km done before it goes to Leh?

        Roads to and beyond Leh may have improved, but the climate (air) is roughly the same, only a little dirtier now.
        Ensure your bike 'can' do the trip. I hope it does roughly 3-4k km before Leh trip so that the engine would have faced most possible stress situations in the plains.
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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by abhiR3 View Post
          Hi Guys,

          I am new to this forum and need some help. I got my R3 last month. I am planning to do a leh trip in July. I was searching for some good saddle bags which can be mounted on my R3. Which saddle bags will fit(not touch the exhaust and tire)?
          I saw some forum members have been touring extensively on R3. I was looking at Nomad v2.1 Saddlebags but still not sure about the bungee cord setup. Is there anything else which can be done to prevent the saddle bags from touching the rear wheel?

          Welcome to the group mate and congratulations on new steed.

          Great to see you going for Leh trip on your new R3.

          well there are couple of options in saddle bag in market.

          You can use Cramster stallion, Viaterra Leh Saddle Bag, Viaterra Velox and Via terra Claw. All 4 are good fit in other sport tourer and sports bike.

          One thing you can add is that you can ask the SVC guys to fit the Saree guard on both side of your bike and then any saddle bag can be fitted on your bike thus saving the bag from not touching the tyres.

          Recently Abhishek from Kolkata did South India tour all the way from Kolkata along with his wife on R3, with saree guard fitted on both side and it was of a great boon to him.
          @kuntalnag is already on his Leh trip from Pune on his R3. Once he is online he may help you out with more suggestions.
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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            Originally posted by AmitBanik46 View Post
            Here is the approx details:

            In Break in period (upto 1000 KM): avg 20 kmpl.
            after 1st service: avg 23 kmpl
            after 2nd service: 26 kmpl

            These includes mix condition (city ride and highway).

            But i have seen people getting 30+ kmpl avg on highway. They mostly maintained 100-110 km/h speed during the run.
            Initially i was getting low FE too around 15 kmpl but after some riding it was 20 kmpl and now after first service its around 23 kmpl.

            first service costed me just Rs.1325 compared to my previous bike (TNT 300) its less than half.
            Last edited by fusioncoast; 06-09-2016, 06:32 PM.
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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Originally posted by Divya Sharan View Post
              Look at NH4 Motorheads products. Google them.

              But before that, I have a query for you. You got the bike last month You want to take it to Leh next month.
              What is your monthly running? What would be the approx number of km done before it goes to Leh?

              Roads to and beyond Leh may have improved, but the climate (air) is roughly the same, only a little dirtier now.
              Ensure your bike 'can' do the trip. I hope it does roughly 3-4k km before Leh trip so that the engine would have faced most possible stress situations in the plains.
              I am following the hard break-in method. Will be getting the oil changed twice in the initial 1k period. If everything goes planned bike would see 2.5k kms in the plains before the trip. Do you think this is a feasible plan? Any thoughts?

              I am checking out the NH4 Motorheads products. Thanks for the advice.

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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Yes! Do the hard break in. Motoman style. And no need to get the oil changed before 1000kms.
                Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by saquib3005 View Post
                  Welcome to the group mate and congratulations on new steed.

                  Great to see you going for Leh trip on your new R3.

                  well there are couple of options in saddle bag in market.

                  You can use Cramster stallion, Viaterra Leh Saddle Bag, Viaterra Velox and Via terra Claw. All 4 are good fit in other sport tourer and sports bike.

                  One thing you can add is that you can ask the SVC guys to fit the Saree guard on both side of your bike and then any saddle bag can be fitted on your bike thus saving the bag from not touching the tyres.

                  Recently Abhishek from Kolkata did South India tour all the way from Kolkata along with his wife on R3, with saree guard fitted on both side and it was of a great boon to him.
                  @kuntalnag is already on his Leh trip from Pune on his R3. Once he is online he may help you out with more suggestions.
                  Thanks saquib3005. I am comparing the options. Upswept exhaust has eliminated most but Viaterra Claw is a serious contender. I found this on revzilla sw-motech-blaze-saddle-bag-system-yamaha-r3 but the capacity and price is not acceptable.

                  I have narrowed down my search to Nomad v2.1 and Viaterra Claw. Still open to other options.

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Hi Guys,
                    I have one query. I'm going to purchase R3 tomorrow in Bangalore. They are saying they have 2016 models.
                    How do I make sure what they are saying is true? Is VIN or chassis number enough to get the details of the bike's year/month of manufacture?
                    Please help!

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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by abhiR3 View Post
                      Thanks saquib3005. I am comparing the options. Upswept exhaust has eliminated most but Viaterra Claw is a serious contender. I found this on revzilla sw-motech-blaze-saddle-bag-system-yamaha-r3 but the capacity and price is not acceptable.

                      I have narrowed down my search to Nomad v2.1 and Viaterra Claw. Still open to other options.

                      Abhi

                      even i am travelling to Ladakh in late June,
                      i have purchased Cramster Colt Saddle Bag (37 lts) and i found it ideal for R3 , only thing is when the bags are filled they protrude inside due to the narrow shape of the R3's tail and may touch the rear tyre.
                      for this issue i have done a bit of a jugaad instead of going for another ugly looking saree guard .
                      i have removed the L shaped bracket of saree guard and made C shaped bracket with the same measurements and attached it to same bolts that holds saree guard.
                      well jugaad looks crude coz this just like a prototype made. its not made to hold weight, though now keeps bags 'away' from rear tyre .
                      when saddle bags are mounted this 'jugaad' gets well hidden between and i guess its also lighter in weight than the saree guard cum barbeque grill
                      the whole thing cost me only 350 bucks.
                      i guess i will let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Originally posted by pulsarcraz View Post
                        Hi Guys,
                        I have one query. I'm going to purchase R3 tomorrow in Bangalore. They are saying they have 2016 models.
                        How do I make sure what they are saying is true? Is VIN or chassis number enough to get the details of the bike's year/month of manufacture?
                        Please help!
                        The 10th digit of chassis number will be G for 2016 models and F for 2015.
                        AFAIK, most dealers in Bangalore has 2016 models, just some old stocks at Bangalore wheels not taken into account.
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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          Originally posted by pulsarcraz View Post
                          Hi Guys,
                          I have one query. I'm going to purchase R3 tomorrow in Bangalore. They are saying they have 2016 models.
                          How do I make sure what they are saying is true? Is VIN or chassis number enough to get the details of the bike's year/month of manufacture?
                          Please help!
                          Hi Pulsarcraz, I think the showroom guys are telling you a lie (not 100% sure though) because all the 2016 R3's are coming in new colors such as Matte Grey,New Blue Graphic,New red graphic,2015 color scheme has been stopped including the black one(in almost all countries excluding india).If they are selling the same 2015 color scheme then it's definitely the old model.i think you should wait it out for some while as maybe on diwali they will release the 2016 model in india too. That's when the actual 2016 models comes out.Check out r3 international forums you will get an idea how yamaha changes color per year to dictate new year models.
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                          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                            Originally posted by pulsarcraz View Post
                            Hi Guys,
                            I have one query. I'm going to purchase R3 tomorrow in Bangalore. They are saying they have 2016 models.
                            How do I make sure what they are saying is true? Is VIN or chassis number enough to get the details of the bike's year/month of manufacture?
                            Please help!
                            Dont let them fool you. They are only trying to clear the remaining unsold models of 2015 R3. 2016 models of YAMAHA R3 in INDIA should have ABS. If not then those are only color upgrades of the R3s. I heard from one of my friend (source Monarch Yamaha) that they are going to launch ABS R3 around this August. If you dont have any rush you can wait for 2-3 months. You'll have to pay probably 40-50K more for the ABS R3 model.
                            Last edited by AmitBanik46; 06-11-2016, 02:47 AM.

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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by Felicity View Post
                              Hi Pulsarcraz, I think the showroom guys are telling you a lie (not 100% sure though) because all the 2016 R3's are coming in new colors such as Matte Grey,New Blue Graphic,New red graphic,2015 color scheme has been stopped including the black one(in almost all countries excluding india).If they are selling the same 2015 color scheme then it's definitely the old model.i think you should wait it out for some while as maybe on diwali they will release the 2016 model in india too. That's when the actual 2016 models comes out.Check out r3 international forums you will get an idea how yamaha changes color per year to dictate new year models.
                              Thats not the case. I have personally seen 2016 manufactured R3 is old colours. The new colours were updated late last year itself and I too have no clue why they aren't updating it in India.
                              Maybe the R3 was launched late last year in India, and updating the colours so quick will be a trouble since they have to import parts(spares too) with both colours. Now its easy for them
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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by Ivin View Post
                                Thats not the case. I have personally seen 2016 manufactured R3 is old colours. The new colours were updated late last year itself and I too have no clue why they aren't updating it in India.
                                Maybe the R3 was launched late last year in India, and updating the colours so quick will be a trouble since they have to import parts(spares too) with both colours. Now its easy for them
                                NO Ivin,All the Motorcycle manufacturers release their new year motorcycles on the last quarter of the previous year i.e 2016 model are released in last quarter of 2015.This applies to all manufacturers.In india they are still selling the 2015 models as it came in the late 2015 but changed as 2016.Here also by the last quarter of this year there will be 2017 models with ABS and new graphics.
                                There's a light at each end of this tunnel you shout cause you're just as far in as you'll ever be out.

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