Hey everyone. Thought I would post pics of my new build. I happened to stumble across a pic of a bike some guy built in Japan and it looked so cool I decided to build one for myself. Then I found out it was a R25 which kind of bummed me out since I always thought of the R3 as strictly a beginner bike. But after reading how fun they could be with some mods I went ahead and sold my R6 I've been riding for 12 years and started looking for a used R3.
The plan was to replace the bodywork anyway so I started looking for one that's been down with cosmetic damage for cheap. I ended up finding a super clean '15 with only 750 miles for $2500. It had small hole and crack in the left fairing but that was it. Rode it 150 miles home. What a fun little bike. No where near an R6 powerwise but very nimble. Plus i'm only 135 lbs and 5'5 so it fits me great.
I've already stripped it down and got most of my parts in. Started with installing Vortex rearsets and clip ons last night. Once I get my wheels and a few brake adapter pieces back from the powder coater I'll start installing the new brakes and MC.
This forum has been very helpful when deciding if I should sell my bike to get an R3. Unfortunately the wife said there's only room in the garage for two bikes and my '82 Suzuki 1000 Katana isn't going anywhere