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  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by Felicity View Post
    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.
    Cant say more. Confirmed with Yamaha about the same when 2 of my friends needed R3. Just send them a mail and confirm it yourself. The 10th digit G denotes 2016 manufactured one. Whether its gray or black or whatever it is.
    AFAIK, its only Kawasaki thats launching model updates(decals or clutch or whatever it is) at the same time world wide
    Ride, ride and ride.. But always do it responsibly..

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    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

      Changed the indicators for Yamaha stock mounting...ended up with a huge one! 😀
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      Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

        Originally posted by Felicity View Post
        Here also by the last quarter of this year there will be 2017 models with ABS and new graphics.
        On this note, It is mandatory after 31st March 2017 to launch any 2 wheeler models in India with ABS which have capacity over 125 cc. You can google it as well. So YAMAHA, KAWASAKI and all manufacturers have to upgrade their models with ABS anyway.

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        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

          Originally posted by Sarvajit View Post
          Changed the indicators for Yamaha stock mounting...ended up with a huge one! 😀
          What happened to the led one?

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          • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

            I saw some sunshine in this mansoon weather and went to ride but had to ride back.
            And you just make it home without getting drenched in rain...


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            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

              Thank you so much all for clearing my doubts. Really appreciated it.
              I guess I will just wait for sometime before buying R3. If it comes with ABS, it would be worth the wait. And yes I think they have 2015 models. I could not get hold of the chassis number since they said they will have to take out the bike from the inventory, and will do so If I agree to purchace the bike or at least give the booking amount. Sad!

              Thanks again!

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              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                Originally posted by sumeet30mki View Post
                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.
                Good modification ,pls check it on a long ride ,cause i had a bad experience using the Cramster colt on my R3 .
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                • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                  Originally posted by JacobJ View Post
                  What happened to the led one?
                  Both are LED type. The old one (LHS) used to keep falling off coz it had a different mounting system.
                  The new one (RHS) has the same mounting as stock.
                  Front flush mounts are going good.
                  Quench my thirst with gasoline!

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                  • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                    Originally posted by sumeet30mki View Post
                    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.
                    This "jugaad" is cool and infact better than the saree guard itself. Which route are planning for your trip? Manali-Leh or Srinagar Leh? Will you be riding from Pune?

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                    Originally posted by bharatheshk View Post
                    Good modification ,pls check it on a long ride ,cause i had a bad experience using the Cramster colt on my R3 .
                    Looks like the tire damaged the bag?

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                    • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                      Originally posted by bharatheshk View Post
                      Good modification ,pls check it on a long ride ,cause i had a bad experience using the Cramster colt on my R3 .

                      looks like your saddle bag got bruised the tyre.
                      i knew it with colt saddle bag it will touch the tyre on the right side...see thats why i have done that jugaad thing.
                      yes will check it on Leh ride now.

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                      Originally posted by abhiR3 View Post
                      This "jugaad" is cool and infact better than the saree guard itself. Which route are planning for your trip? Manali-Leh or Srinagar Leh? Will you be riding from Pune?

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                      Looks like the tire damaged the bag?

                      Thanks!
                      i have planned Amritsar-Srinagar-Leh-Manali,
                      no i am not riding from Pune, transporting bikes from Mumbai with some friends along.

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                      • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                        Yamaha Japan recalls 15,072 units of the R25, MT25, R3 and MT320 over faulty oil pump, transmission and front brake | Motoroids

                        Seems to include some issues in this thread
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                        • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                          There are three primary issues for the recall - oil pump, clutch bearing (the exact part that broke for me) and brake lines.

                          1. The oil pump of the engine plunger is said to have an inappropriate design due to which the prime mover may not function properly.

                          2. The power transmission device, the strength of the bearing of the clutch pressure plate is insufficient. Clutch operation may damage the said bearings which is likely to render the motorcycle nonoperational.

                          3. due to the setup, the front brake hose may come in contact with the radiator during running and may cause the brake fluid to leak thus decreasing the braking force.

                          As I had said earlier, would be good if we can get a lobby going to replace the parts in India as well. While I understand that the chasis numbers are from Japan bikes, issue 1 has been occurring world wide. There is no real way to find out about the oil pump (unless folks here know). I have replaced the brake lines long back, so would request other owners to comment.
                          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

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                            At K top on 10 th June. We had 1 more R3 owner (Sandeep from Pune) in the trip.
                            [MENTION=84086]abhiR3[/MENTION] We both used Va-terra claw as tail bag.
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                            • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                              Originally posted by mustang28 View Post
                              There are three primary issues for the recall - oil pump, clutch bearing (the exact part that broke for me) and brake lines.

                              1. The oil pump of the engine plunger is said to have an inappropriate design due to which the prime mover may not function properly.

                              2. The power transmission device, the strength of the bearing of the clutch pressure plate is insufficient. Clutch operation may damage the said bearings which is likely to render the motorcycle nonoperational.

                              3. due to the setup, the front brake hose may come in contact with the radiator during running and may cause the brake fluid to leak thus decreasing the braking force.

                              As I had said earlier, would be good if we can get a lobby going to replace the parts in India as well. While I understand that the chasis numbers are from Japan bikes, issue 1 has been occurring world wide. There is no real way to find out about the oil pump (unless folks here know). I have replaced the brake lines long back, so would request other owners to comment.

                              As I understand from the recall notice from Yamaha Japan, the brake line issue is for the MT series. The brake line might be routed differently in the MT series. So we have to be more concerned about the issues 1 and 2. It is quite evident that clutch issue is there from the experience of some of our friends here.

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                              • Re: Yamaha YZF R3 Owners Reviews and Experiences

                                Originally posted by kuntalnag View Post
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                                At K top on 10 th June. We had 1 more R3 owner (Sandeep from Pune) in the trip.
                                [MENTION=84086]abhiR3[/MENTION] We both used Va-terra claw as tail bag.
                                Well done!

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