Yamaha R3 Forums banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Came across your forum researching the R3. I have a new SR400, but I am wanting something that you can start with a button. My back has been giving me some problems with the SR, so I am going to sell it and get either a R3 or a FZ07. I sat on a R3 yesterday and it felt great. I am wanting to stay with a bike that is less than 400 lbs and is a Yamaha. I am fixing to give a couple dealers a call to get an OTD price. I am in central Texas and will be dealing with dealers in Austin-Houston areas.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
67 Posts
Discussion Starter #2
New guy has bought (put a deposit) on a blue one. I am going to pick it up tomorrow. 55 otd.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
258 Posts
Gratz man! It's a real nice bike to handle. Just make sure the racefever won't catch you because the first couple houndreds of miles have to be under 4000 rpm ;)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
103 Posts
Gratz man! It's a real nice bike to handle. Just make sure the racefever won't catch you because the first couple houndreds of miles have to be under 4000 rpm ;)
Uh-oh! If that is true my engine is probably going to blow up! 4000rpm limit on the break-in?

It's actually 7000 rpm for the first 600 miles and I think 8400 rpm to 1000miles. And those limits are just recommendations. In other words, it's fine to go past the limit briefly when accelerating, just don't hold it past the limit for more than a couple seconds. Excess heat is the problem. My Yamaha service guy said it is okay to hit it hard if you have to and don't worry about it too much. Just don't ride the freeway over the rpm limit.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top