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post #11 of 427 Old 11-02-2014, 11:18 AM
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Hello everyone. Been riding since 1998. I have owned a number of bikes, to include the R6 and the R1. Currently own a 2014 BMW HP4, which I am going to start racing. I placed a deposit on a R3 today. I will race this too. Let's make history boys!

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I think an R3 will scare me enough!
I have been on an R6 once. Never even sat on an R1.. too much power on both of those. I think an R3 will just have enough to keep me happy, not get me into too much trouble and will be fun a I will actually have to change gear more!

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my first bike was a Ninja 500 and I rode the **** out of it. I honestly had a ton of fun on it. Corner speed can still be awesome fast. It is very possible, to beat a guy on a 1000 with the R3, just takes skill. This is what makes the R3 so exciting. It will need a definite suspension upgrade, but overall, for anyone, it is about being smooth and this will be super sweet
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For you it will need a suspension upgrade as you intend to track it but for normal, slightly less confident riders like me the more compliant suspension will make the bike more forgiving and more comfortable on the roads, especially on the bloody crap roads we have in the UK,

I don't think I would even look at the R3 if I had an HP4. There are many better bikes you can get for the track than an R3, except possibly on short, twisty tracks where ever a skilled scooter rider would not get to far behind a supersports.

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Hello everyone. Been riding since 1998. I have owned a number of bikes, to include the R6 and the R1. Currently own a 2014 BMW HP4, which I am going to start racing. I placed a deposit on a R3 today. I will race this too. Let's make history boys!

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Welcome Legally,

I think I am gonna follow close to your foot steps lol. Planning to get an R3 in 2016 probably (you won't believe on top of what I introduce to you guys earlier a freaking tree fell on my car saturday lol....) What else could go wrong? Anyways, planning to go with R3, then get a 675R, and a HP4/S1000RR. (Probably track HP4 and 675R.) Welcome to the forum again.


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Hello! I'm Jesse, new to this site, but not to riding. I live in San Diego now, I've been riding since 2002 or 2003, don't remember. Started on a dual sport KLX300R, then bought a Ninja 500, then a CBR954RR, then had to sell it, got back into riding with a GS500 to commute, then a CBR600 F2, then a CBR1000RR (2008) and started doing track days and racing, sold the CBR and bought an '07 R6, just recently upgraded to an '09 R6, and now planning an in depth build and blog converting the R3 to a race bike. Wow, didn't realize it had been so many bikes!! lol

The blog will not only contain my findings, but the best collection of R3 DIY mods, parts, tests, etc. that I can put together for everyone, I'm sure a lot of the info will come from everyone here. I'm just now putting the site together, it will be at www.YamahaR3racing.com

Anyone else planning for their bike to be a race bike first and foremost?

Glad to be here! Anyone else in Socal?
Jesse
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Hello! I'm Jesse, new to this site, but not to riding. I live in San Diego now, I've been riding since 2002 or 2003, don't remember. Started on a dual sport KLX300R, then bought a Ninja 500, then a CBR954RR, then had to sell it, got back into riding with a GS500 to commute, then a CBR600 F2, then a CBR1000RR (2008) and started doing track days and racing, sold the CBR and bought an '07 R6, just recently upgraded to an '09 R6, and now planning an in depth build and blog converting the R3 to a race bike. Wow, didn't realize it had been so many bikes!! lol

The blog will not only contain my findings, but the best collection of R3 DIY mods, parts, tests, etc. that I can put together for everyone, I'm sure a lot of the info will come from everyone here. I'm just now putting the site together, it will be at www.YamahaR3racing.com

Anyone else planning for their bike to be a race bike first and foremost?

Glad to be here! Anyone else in Socal?
Jesse
I am here in So Cal. My R3 will be for race only.
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Welcome Legally,

I think I am gonna follow close to your foot steps lol. Planning to get an R3 in 2016 probably (you won't believe on top of what I introduce to you guys earlier a freaking tree fell on my car saturday lol....) What else could go wrong? Anyways, planning to go with R3, then get a 675R, and a HP4/S1000RR. (Probably track HP4 and 675R.) Welcome to the forum again.


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Thanks again. I bet the 675R will be sweet, but the R6 would be another bike to consider as you could dominate on that bike as well. I actually condidered the 675R, but felt Triumph cheaped out on somemof the bike. It used to have a powder coated frame, now covered by plastic. Although the components are nice you could do just as well on the R6.
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I am here in So Cal. My R3 will be for race only.
Awesome, San Diego? February can't come soon enough
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Hello! I'm Jesse, new to this site, but not to riding. I live in San Diego now, I've been riding since 2002 or 2003, don't remember. Started on a dual sport KLX300R, then bought a Ninja 500, then a CBR954RR, then had to sell it, got back into riding with a GS500 to commute, then a CBR600 F2, then a CBR1000RR (2008) and started doing track days and racing, sold the CBR and bought an '07 R6, just recently upgraded to an '09 R6, and now planning an in depth build and blog converting the R3 to a race bike. Wow, didn't realize it had been so many bikes!! lol

The blog will not only contain my findings, but the best collection of R3 DIY mods, parts, tests, etc. that I can put together for everyone, I'm sure a lot of the info will come from everyone here. I'm just now putting the site together, it will be at www.YamahaR3racing.com

Anyone else planning for their bike to be a race bike first and foremost?

Glad to be here! Anyone else in Socal?
Jesse

I will be racing my r3, and will definitely be following your blog for tips.
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Welcome Jesse. Look forward to reading your blog .
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