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Hello everyone!

First time rider here, just got my Red r3 a few weeks back. Never rode a motorcycle before in my life. loving it so far!

Only one big problem.. it broke down today out of nowhere. I brought it to the dealership earlier because the "OIL" writing came up on the dash at 310 miles. They checked it out and told me it comes of at either 1 month, or 600 miles. Guess it was the one month. no problems so far. told me to call them when i get to 600 miles. ok

Rode it for another 127 miles this afternoon/evening and suddenly while waiting at a stop light the bike just turned off. Wouldn't turn back on, and the red oil light came on. Checked oil, full. Electrical system working. I literally tried everything including pushing it to start, and i got nothing. Ended up getting it towed home.

Anyone else have an issue like this? It really put a damper on my excitement, I was loving every mile so far.

P.s. I have been babying it, not going over 7k rpm as per the manual. havent even been above 65 mph yet, so I can't say it is from riding hard at all.
 

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Wait, you saying the oil light came on and your dealership said the oil light will turn off at 1 month or 600 miles? Is that what you are saying?

Dear God, dealerships... so much BS I can't stand them. I own 2 bikes and not one dealership has ever touched my bike after the initial sale.
 

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Wait, you saying the oil light came on and your dealership said the oil light will turn off at 1 month or 600 miles? Is that what you are saying?

Dear God, dealerships... so much BS I can't stand them. I own 2 bikes and not one dealership has ever touched my bike after the initial sale.
No, they told me that it is programmed to come up at either 1 month or 600 miles, whichever comes first. it is in black lettering on the dash just saying "OIL." That is why i headed down there to see whats up (since im still a newb) and they told me it is okay.

Then later on the red light came on, the one with a oil kettle after she turned off and refused to start. Looked at the side and the oil is still full and didnt see any leaks. Dealership will be getting an earful in the a.m. :eek:
 

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The red oil light is normal when the bike is not running, but the key is on. And yeah, the OIL indicator will blink when it's time for it's first change (though I'm surprised it doesn't work completely by miles—mine started just after 600 miles as I'd expect).

EDIT: specifically, about the red light the manual calls out that when you turn the key on, that should be illuminated, and if it's not, *then* you have an issue. Once the bike is started it will turn off. Of course, your issue is the bike won't start. But I don't think it's related to the oil light at all.
 

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The red oil light is normal when the bike is not running, but the key is on. And yeah, the OIL indicator will blink when it's time for it's first change (though I'm surprised it doesn't work completely by miles—mine started just after 600 miles as I'd expect).
i have noticed that it does come on when not running, thing is tho that the bike wont start period. i have no clue what it could be. tried starting in neutral, 1st, and 2nd. got nothing :(
 

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i have noticed that it does come on when not running, thing is tho that the bike wont start period. i have no clue what it could be. tried starting in neutral, 1st, and 2nd. got nothing :(
See my edit above for more info on the red light...

The bike tries to start, yes? It just doesn't? Or does it not even turn over?
 

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Ah ok, sorry misunderstood.
 

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OMG.

wow guys, i feel like an idiot. I mustve hit the kill switch while sitting at the light drumming on the handlebars while jamming out the the ipod...

looks like i spent 75 bucks to get towed for nothing.

thank you all for your feedback :) hopefully i wont be an ignorant noob forever :D
 

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OMG.

wow guys, i feel like an idiot. I mustve hit the kill switch while sitting at the light drumming on the handlebars while jamming out the the ipod...

looks like i spent 75 bucks to get towed for nothing.

thank you all for your feedback :) hopefully i wont be an ignorant noob forever :D
Happens...

Bet you won't do that again, though.

Also, sometimes the clutch OR the side stand switch can work loose or has issues with adjustment or a short. This can prevent the bike from starting, too.
 

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This is why I like the switch on my BMW better. There's no separate kill and starter. They are the same. Press up to kill, press down to start.
FZ07 is the exact same way. Just one slider switch for kill or start. Wonder why they would make it that way for one 2015 Yamaha model, and then go back to a "traditional" style for another 2015 Yamaha model?
 

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FZ07 is the exact same way. Just one slider switch for kill or start. Wonder why they would make it that way for one 2015 Yamaha model, and then go back to a "traditional" style for another 2015 Yamaha model?
R3s handlebar switch gear is straight off the 2014 R25. Using nearly all of the R25 parts made it easier to hold to a price point that would let them be competitive with the rest of the 300 class.
 

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Oh yes, I should've known that. My critical thinking skills are in the toilet this week.
 

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OMG.

wow guys, i feel like an idiot. I mustve hit the kill switch while sitting at the light drumming on the handlebars while jamming out the the ipod...

looks like i spent 75 bucks to get towed for nothing.

thank you all for your feedback :) hopefully i wont be an ignorant noob forever :D
Don't be too hard on yourself. Most of us have hit the kill switch without knowing at some point in our early years and then panicked because it would not start.


As stated above! Lesson learned, you won't do that again!
 

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OMG.

wow guys, i feel like an idiot. I mustve hit the kill switch while sitting at the light drumming on the handlebars while jamming out the the ipod...

looks like i spent 75 bucks to get towed for nothing.

thank you all for your feedback :) hopefully i wont be an ignorant noob forever :D
Don't worry man, everyone has those moments. I went with my friend when he picked up his ninja 300 two years ago. It was his first bike. He had just ridden it off the dealer lot and soon later he dropped the bike at a red light. We picked it up and pushed it to the side and he couldn't get it started. We thought something might have broken when he dropped the bike but it didn't start simply because the bike was in gear and the kickstand was down. We all felt like idiots but we all learn :)
 

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lmfao me and my friend got high af hes a first time rider with his suzuki tu-250 and he likes to put a U-lock on his front tire and well lets just say he tried to move couldnt and was peeling out and everything bike wouldnt move after 30 min wondering why it wouldnt move
he saw the lock on the front tire broke the cable for his odo and well thats about all he wanted to kill him self
 

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As you flick through the options on the odometer, it will cycle: total miles, trip 1, trip 2, etc. and miles since last oil change. this can be reset after an oil change and will read "oil" in black. If the bike is new, it will be the same as your "total" miles until you do an oil change and reset it.
 

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Crappy Dealership, Maybe

Hello everyone!

First time rider here, just got my Red r3 a few weeks back. Never rode a motorcycle before in my life. loving it so far!

Only one big problem.. it broke down today out of nowhere. I brought it to the dealership earlier because the "OIL" writing came up on the dash at 310 miles. They checked it out and told me it comes of at either 1 month, or 600 miles. Guess it was the one month. no problems so far. told me to call them when i get to 600 miles. ok

Rode it for another 127 miles this afternoon/evening and suddenly while waiting at a stop light the bike just turned off. Wouldn't turn back on, and the red oil light came on. Checked oil, full. Electrical system working. I literally tried everything including pushing it to start, and i got nothing. Ended up getting it towed home.

Anyone else have an issue like this? It really put a damper on my excitement, I was loving every mile so far.

P.s. I have been babying it, not going over 7k rpm as per the manual. havent even been above 65 mph yet, so I can't say it is from riding hard at all.
It seems the people at your dealership have not done a good job of setting your bike up. The oil light goes on when it goes over 600 miles. The fact this didn't happen correctly indicates they didn't check the wiring or tighten the Battery cable (I had that happen to my last bike). You might want to take it to notify Yamaha to authorize another dealer to do a full check on that bike. It the dealer built it correctly, then the battery or the computer has problems or both.
 

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Thanks everyone for the encouragement and stories of newbiness! I will definately ask the dealer this Saturday when I go for the 600 mile service. Went from 427 miles yesterday night to 595 as of tonight (mostly back roads.) Still can't get enough of this bike! Only gripe is its a bit quiet stock but hey, it is a 320cc bike lol.
 
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