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Hi all! New member from UK - Halesowen, West Midlands to be precise. R3 being delivered later this week. Downsizing from GSXR 600 K6 due to advancing years! 2nd bike I ever owned was a YAS3 in 1975. Also owned RD250LC, RD500 and R6 (×2) amongst many other bikes. Great to be back on a Yam!
 

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Welcome. Make sure to post some images later, everyone likes to see bikes, people and places.

I too am a down sizer retiring my 2002 R1. Age and injuries required a lower seat height and less weight on broken ankles.

As transportation in the busy LA, CA area and as a weekend canyon rider this bike works great for me. Its a major adjustment not having lots of power at the ready just have to keep your momentum up and ride a little smarter.

You have access to some good aftermarket parts makers over there like Evotech and R&G so enjoy buying in the UK and paying good prices and reasonable shipping.
http://www.evotech-performance.com/yzf-r3
http://www.rg-racing.com/browsebike/Yamaha/YZF-R3/2015_onwards/

Good luck over there in the UK.
Cheers from Los Angeles.
 

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Thanks for the tips. My bike is a second-hand 2015 model with ABS, but has only covered 41 miles! I intend to carry out a few mods. More later.
 

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Wow only 41 miles, almost cant call that second hand. Someone took it on a few test drives :laugh:
No, apparently the previous owners daughter decided to get married very shortly after he'd bought the bike and he needed the cash to pay for the wedding. His misfortune is my good fortune, I suppose.
 

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No, apparently the previous owners daughter decided to get married very shortly after he'd bought the bike and he needed the cash to pay for the wedding. His misfortune is my good fortune, I suppose.
OHHH, he should have kept the R3 and told her to elope! Kids! Always wanting something....
 

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Welcome. Make sure to post some images later, everyone likes to see bikes, people and places.

I too am a down sizer retiring my 2002 R1. Age and injuries required a lower seat height and less weight on broken ankles.

As transportation in the busy LA, CA area and as a weekend canyon rider this bike works great for me. Its a major adjustment not having lots of power at the ready just have to keep your momentum up and ride a little smarter.

You have access to some good aftermarket parts makers over there like Evotech and R&G so enjoy buying in the UK and paying good prices and reasonable shipping.
http://www.evotech-performance.com/yzf-r3
http://www.rg-racing.com/browsebike/Yamaha/YZF-R3/2015_onwards/

Good luck over there in the UK.
Cheers from Los Angeles.
Bike is bog standard at the moment, but I will post pics as I add mods. Luckily, as a happy retiree, I no longer commute, so bike is for back lane scratching only. Evotech and RG are excellent resources but can be a bit pricey. E bay and Aliexpress are worth a look if you don't need stuff in a hurry. There are some great country roads where I live, but I wish we had LA's weather. (Currently tipping down with rain!)
 

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Welcome from North Bucks Squirdle.It's peeing down here as well,roll on spring eh.My bike had 40m on it when i bought it from a dealer in Northampton.He registered it as a demonstrator so i could have a go and i put the 40m on it,he then sold it to me for £4500 that was £400 discount,happy days.
 
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