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post #11 of 49 Old 05-19-2016, 10:33 AM
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Mine is still brand new with under 150 miles on it but I consider mine to be very smooth and easy to use. I've had no misses or hangups and comparing it to other bikes I've been on, this is by far one of the easiest I've changed gears on.
Again, it's still new but so far, I like mine. Hopefully, it doesn't degrade over time.

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If you're still in warranty it probably wouldn't be a bad idea to have a talk with the dealership.
This. There may be something wrong with your bike.

I'm new to the forum and don't actually have an R3, but I won't let that stop me from expressing an opinion! Ive ridden bikes for 40 years and recently crashed my GSXR. I'll probably replace that bike with a an R3 set up for fast street and track riding. I did a test ride of an R3 and was surprised by how silky smooth the transmission was. I'm surprised how stoked I am about this little bike!
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Okay, i'm going to get flamed for this, but I feel I need to say something.
Perhaps it's just me. Perhaps it's just my R3. I don't really know at this point.

I have owned and ridden many motorcycles over the years.
Dirtbikes, motocross bikes, quads, and street bikes.

Sadly... my R3 has the WORST shifting transmission I have ever felt in my life.
It's just total junk. It hangs up between gears, false-neutrals, vague inconsistent feedback. Every once in awhile... it snicks right in. But that's about 50% of the time. 50/50 is not a good ratio.

I thought it might be me. I thought it might need to break-in a little bit.
So I gave it time. 1,200 miles.

If I baby it.... it works better. Shift it slowly, at lower rpm's. It does okay.
I did not buy the R3 to baby it. LoL

Everytime I shift it, I wonder if it's going to actually shift or not.
It's all I think about when I ride it. Which is stupid. I shouldn't be thinking about the transmission at all.

SO.... i'm probably going to sell it. Hopefully. If I can find someone who wants it.
If I had known the transmission was such a piece of crap, I never would have bought this thing.

I feel sad about it. But what can I do?
Any idea what your new purchase will be?

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Any idea what your new purchase will be?
I bet a dollar it ain't a 600cc supersport!
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take it to a track and learn how to shift smooth

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...Perhaps it's just my R3...
I will surmise that it is "just your R3", and that something is out of adjustment or out of spec. Many others, including myself when I twice test rode the R3, have found the R3's transmission to be very smooth.

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... I don't really know at this point... But what can I do?
You can take it to the dealer, if it is still under warranty.
You can take it to a trusted mechanic, if it is not under warranty.
You can try adjusting the clutch, the cables, the levers, the shifters, etc., etc., to Yamaha specs, if you are mechanically inclined.
You can trade the bike in for something else, if you don't want to deal with the problem.

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Mine is still brand new with under 150 miles on it but I consider mine to be very smooth and easy to use. I've had no misses or hangups and comparing it to other bikes I've been on, this is by far one of the easiest I've changed gears on.
Again, it's still new but so far, I like mine. Hopefully, it doesn't degrade over time.
It will do the opposite of that. Usually things are pretty choppy during break-in, but after a 1-2k miles everything starts to get even more silky.
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Any idea what your new purchase will be?
Probably nothing. I'll just keep my Fireblade.

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Thanks for all the feedback. Some great comments in there. I'm not ready to give up yet.
Someone mentioned taking it to the dealer to have it checked out.
Yes, it's still under warranty, but I don't think a dealer will do anything about it. They will
most likely just tell me that's the way it is, and there is nothing wrong with it.

Some of you mentioned adjusting things. It's not about that. Everything is adjusted perfectly.
It's the "feeling" inside the transmission. Sometimes it works great. But too many times it doesn't.
Maybe it's just me. I don't really know. I tried shifting it many different ways.
I was trying to see if I was doing something wrong. But in the end, it seems more random.
Sometimes it is okay, sometimes it's a piece of crap.

Oh well.... nothing is perfect in this world. If the situation changes, i'll post an update.

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Maybe you should try to stop thinking about it

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