Yamaha R3 Forums banner
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

· Registered
2020 yzfr3
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 · (Edited)
Nice build, now just to hit the track.
Will be doing at least two track days next year. Hopefully more


Tire Wheel Helmet Arm Vehicle


I have doneThe Ridge on my 2002 FZ1 and my 2012 FZ1. It’s a fun track. Did pacific raceway on my 2000 CBR 929 a couple times and my 2002 Kawasaki ZRX1200
I have no doubt this will be more fun than any of those bikes.
 

· Registered
2020 yzfr3
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
QUOTE="NinjaBraap, post: 698621, member: 55272"]
The Ridge is still my favorite track I've ridden, but I couldn't take the constant rain of the PNW, so moved to SoCal, now track riding is all I do.
[/QUOTE]
I have actually done a track day in the rain. You learn a lot about being SMOOTH on brakes, throttle and shifting. I don’t like to ride in the rain but I will when it’s cold and the streets are slick. Seems more challenging like that. I was surprised when I took the R3 out on a cold damp day on how easy it was to ride. Didn’t have one slip or uncomfortable feeling from the bike and I was riding more aggressive than I would on my bigger bikes. Oozzes confidence.
 

· Super Moderator
2016 Yamaha YZF-R3
Joined
·
262 Posts
QUOTE="NinjaBraap, post: 698621, member: 55272"]
The Ridge is still my favorite track I've ridden, but I couldn't take the constant rain of the PNW, so moved to SoCal, now track riding is all I do.

My first track weekend, second day was at the Ridge in the rain, I got my endorsement in January in the rain when I first started riding lol. I actually raced in the rain, and would pass people I normally couldn't in the dry racing Ninja 250s. There's no track days in the winter though in the PNW, and the rain sucks. Here in Socal, my primary track season starts now, and I raced last winter at CVMA. It's actually too hot to race in the summer here. Optimally, I'd ride and race with WMRRA at the Ridge and Pacific Raceways, and ride ORP in the Summer, and then come down to SoCal to ride and race in the Winter, but I don't have nearly the money for that luxury.
 

· Registered
2020 yzfr3
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Made some changes. I had my dyno tuning session on Friday. With the Toce exhaust with the modified baffle, high flow air filter . It made (with the Toce flash) 35 hp 19tq. After he reflashed and did some tuning he was able to get out 38.5hp and 20tq. He compared my run with another R3 that had a yosh full and tst v-stacks. It made 41hp and 21tq. Nate (dyno guy) said it was the stacks that made all that power up high. Said the exhaust baffle I made to quiet it down could have effected HP number slightly. Took the bike out for a ride yesterday and it did run better. So I came home and installed a 13t front sprocket to go with the 45t rear so -1 +2 . It was amazing. The bike is actually starting to feel fast to me.
Will be making more changes coming up. Will be doing another dyno session soon.
 

· Super Moderator
2016 Yamaha YZF-R3
Joined
·
262 Posts
Made some changes. I had my dyno tuning session on Friday. With the Toce exhaust with the modified baffle, high flow air filter . It made (with the Toce flash) 35 hp 19tq. After he reflashed and did some tuning he was able to get out 38.5hp and 20tq. He compared my run with another R3 that had a yosh full and tst v-stacks. It made 41hp and 21tq. Nate (dyno guy) said it was the stacks that made all that power up high. Said the exhaust baffle I made to quiet it down could have effected HP number slightly. Took the bike out for a ride yesterday and it did run better. So I came home and installed a 13t front sprocket to go with the 45t rear so -1 +2 . It was amazing. The bike is actually starting to feel fast to me.
Will be making more changes coming up. Will be doing another dyno session soon.
Should have saved some money and gone with an ECU flash. Could probably have bought the vstacks and ECU package for the amount you're spending on Dyno Tuning at less horsepower.

Norton Racing Race Spec ECU Flash for OEM ECU – Yamaha R3 / MT-03

Norton Velocity Stack and ECU Flash Package Deal – Yamaha R3 / MT-03

You can check out the numbers here as well as on the product pages above:

Yamaha R3 / MT03 Exhaust Dyno Test and Superbike Build
 

· Registered
2020 yzfr3
Joined
·
35 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
But I don’t want to give my business to Norton. I would rather spend my money local and get my bike tuned not just flashed and trust it’s good.
I understand you are a vendor and not really here it give solid advice which is fine but putting down what I have done just to try and sell something is wrong to me.
 

· Super Moderator
2016 Yamaha YZF-R3
Joined
·
262 Posts
But I don’t want to give my business to Norton. I would rather spend my money local and get my bike tuned not just flashed and trust it’s good.
I understand you are a vendor and not really here it give solid advice which is fine but putting down what I have done just to try and sell something is wrong to me.
I'm definitely here to give solid advice, and I'm a vendor and recommend the stuff I do because I do believe it is truly the best option, otherwise I wouldn't recommend it. I often recommend other products and vendors when its a better fit.

It's cool to do you, and I respect that, but I'm not putting you or your build down, nor am I here to "just to try and sell something". I'm truly trying to recommend the best options not just for you, but for others here based on mine, and others experience.

If what I said came off to you as rude, or "putting down what I have done", that isn't my tone, or at least not intentionally. I'm here to help everyone because there's a lot of people out there, I love the R3, and I have a lot of experience with not just the R3, but many, many vehicles.
 

· Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,380 Posts
But I don’t want to give my business to Norton. I would rather spend my money local and get my bike tuned not just flashed and trust it’s good.
I understand you are a vendor and not really here it give solid advice which is fine but putting down what I have done just to try and sell something is wrong to me.
If you have someone capable of doing a proper tune on your bike locally, that's the way to go. Keep things close to home. At present, I'm on a 3-week waiting list from my local Yammy Dealer waiting on a mechanic to do some electrical work on my bike. And one of my area's few "tuners" operates out of his basement and can work on all sorts of bikes.... as long as they're a HD... he can mix-and-match all the accessories you like.
So, local isn't always more convenient or practical.

Take a few minutes to look at previous discussions, and I believe you'll see NinjaBraap seldom makes recommendations based on personal gain.
Norton Motorsports has been a supporting Vendor on this Forum for years. They were one of the 1st in the industry to actually build and race the R3 as a private enterprise. They've consistently offered free, and valuable, advice on any number of areas of motorcycling without pushing an agenda.
Would Norton like sell their products while helping support the Forum? Of course. So would the other 'Vendors' who choose to pay for that designation.
These Vendors help this Forum to operate and exist.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top