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post #501 of 518 Old 04-11-2019, 08:50 PM
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Hi everyone, I'm Paolo and I'm from Vancouver BC. Picked up my R3 February last year and I'm loving it! Soon moving on to do some track days when I get some decent rubber on. Picked up a few things for my bike as recommend from the forum.

I'm newly licensed and I'm riding with a group who is also pretty new to motorcycling.

Hope to pick up some more information and gain more experience from the forum.



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Welcome to the forum. Ride Safe

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Happy to have found this forum. Looks like there are great topics to follow.
I am fairly new to riding. Own a 2016 R3, love it! Got it new last year.
Had it lowered and have had the recall work done otherwise it is unchanged, so far.
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Ooops, forgot to mention that I had the tires changed, put on Bridge stone s21 before it left the shop.
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Happy to have found this forum. Looks like there are great topics to follow.
I am fairly new to riding. Own a 2016 R3, love it! Got it new last year.
Had it lowered and have had the recall work done otherwise it is unchanged, so far.
Welcome to the forum. What was done to "lower" your bike? And did it accomplish what you thought was needed to make the bike more to your liking?

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Hello,

New rider here from Wichita Kansas! I completed the MSF course and picked up a Yamaha R3 2015 in blue with 8K miles as my first bike. My cup is empty and I'm here to learn and grow with this bike for a few years. Glad to be a part of this community!
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New rider here from Wichita Kansas! I completed the MSF course and picked up a Yamaha R3 2015 in blue with 8K miles as my first bike. My cup is empty and I'm here to learn and grow with this bike for a few years. Glad to be a part of this community!
Welcome to the forum. Lots of info already here. Upper Left of page, scroll through the "Forums" section. Upper Right near log in/out @ "Custom Search" is also available. Ride Safe.

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New rider, new bike, new life! loll

Only regret I have is not getting a bike sooner.
I've been loving every minute riding and when I'm not, I'm doing research and studying motorcycles/skills.

Went against the grain and bought my bike brand new, yup my first bike.
I have no plans on ever selling it, even when I do buy another bike which is another reason I bought new.

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We had a T-Rex lowering link used to drop it about 1 and 1/2 inches. Also needed to lower the front to match and swap out the kickstand for an adjustable one.

It has helped as before It was very tricky for me to put out the kickstand, most often as I extended my leg i could just reach the ball on the stand but when my leg fully extended it would slip from the toe of my boot and pop back up. Most often I would wait for my husband to hold the bike for me so I could get enough leg to extend the stand. This was growing old real fast. lol

Now that I am more comfortable riding we will set it up a little higher as the bike is not very stable on this stand as it is. Sad because still at this height I can just barely touch my tip toes and to do so I totter side to side. However my riding is improving and tri-podding is coming to be more natural, so as long as I can get the kickstand down I think I will be fine.
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Thanks for the comeback. I'm glad your mods are working for you. My hat's off to you for not giving up. Enjoy and Ride Safe.

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