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Figured I'd make a build thread. Picked her up from the dealer, brandy new.

My wife has been wanting a sportsbike for awhile. We recently decided nows a good time to buy. I research alot of starter bikes for us both, and the R3 came in on the top of the list. Originally, we wanted black. But I saw the Matte Grey online and fell in love. Found one that came into a dealer the day before. I immediately put my name on it, and picked it up later in the week.

Thus far, we enjoy it!

Mods:
Notta, she's a clean slate.


To Do List:
Fender Eliminator
Louder Exhaust (for safety, most likely coffman)
LED plug and play running lights and turn signals.

Pics below.



 

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Nice dude, welcome to the forum.

Ride safe

By the way the blue R3 is faster lol

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:p Blue is always faster!

Put tires on the top of that mod list. That is more important than an exhaust if you are thinking about safety.
Meh, not like we're hooning around. I'll let them run their (6k?) mile life and upgrade to new ones. No sense throwing away sticky rubber unless they don't stick!
 

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The stock tires are pretty shocking. When you get some wheel slide in a mild lean while gently but firmly applying throttle, that'll be your wake up call.

And the exhaust thing... bought a bike with an R77 full system on it, took it off this weekend and it's so much nicer to ride. It's just annoyingly loud with good earpro in and nobody in front of you is going to hear it anyhow. It'll just fatigue you on long distances.
 

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And the exhaust thing... bought a bike with an R77 full system on it, took it off this weekend and it's so much nicer to ride. It's just annoyingly loud with good earpro in and nobody in front of you is going to hear it anyhow. It'll just fatigue you on long distances.
^^^^This!

I drove a squad car for many years. Only rarely do people hear the siren when coming up from behind. ****, even when next to some people they wouldn't hear it.

With motorcycle riding you need to pay attention to, literally, everything that is going on around you. Unless you are running a full race exhaust (most limit sound to 103db anyways) the tires are a much better safety investment. Well, besides good gear!

Get safety vests that go over your jacket and a headlight that flashes during the day.
 

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Guess i'll start researching some good tires for when these wear in some.
Luckily there's plenty of threads in here that discuss this ;) there's a few good videos on YouTube as well! Be careful, you'll be there for awhile hah.
 

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Beautiful bike, im thinking of getting a blue/silver '16 this week, dunno yet.
 

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Nice pics. Especially that first one with the GSD. I'll have to post up some pics of our Gray 2016 when the mods are done. Maybe I can get my two GSD's to sit still for a half second. I'm waiting on TST for the red halo flush mounts for the front. Should be pretty badass. Shorty clutch levers in the front (Black holder, Gray lever and red adjuster) Fender eliminator installed last week and lowered the front. waiting on lowering links for the back (she's 5'2"). Much more to do.
 

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Been a long time since I updated. Bought a bunch of stuff off TST. Fender eliminator, front turn signals, intigrated tail light. Should have it on by this weekend with pictures.

Also bought my wife her own bike now. '14 Ninja 300.
 

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Been a long time since I updated. Bought a bunch of stuff off TST. Fender eliminator, front turn signals, intigrated tail light. Should have it on by this weekend with pictures.

Also bought my wife her own bike now. '14 Ninja 300.
Hey Chad... welcome back! Been a long while. Glad to see you're still enjoying the R3.
 

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Hey Chad... welcome back! Been a long while. Glad to see you're still enjoying the R3.
Howdy! It's been a good little bike so far. Glad to see we finally have decent riding weather in Ma. Tires are starting to wear in, and i've noticed their "grip" is alot worse than new. This will probably be the last few month of riding for them. Gonna get new tires installed this upcoming winter.
 
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