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I put a deposit down yesterday on the new race package offered by Yamaha Australia for the R3 cup

I had planned to race 2 ninja 300's this year and have literally just completed building the second one to race (finished it 2 days ago). However, with the enticing contingencies and greater rewards I've decided to make the switch to the dark side- ordered a Matt grey/black 2016 r3

Hopefully I'll sell one of the ninja's so my bank balance doesn't start looking too depressing! Lol.
What makes this venture more difficult is that this series is run on the opposite side of the country (>3,500km's away) on tracks I have never been to or ridden on! The bike is also being purchased from a dealer on the opposite side of the country, that means I'll most likely be building a race bike in the back of a van on the way to the race track. I also have no idea about what to do about the run-in period
I've actually not yet ridden an R3 and honestly I wasn't a huge fan when I sat on one at a dealership ~6 months ago. I haven't booked any of my flights yet but expect to pick the bike up in 3-4 weeks.
This season should be "interesting" and no doubt expensive, hopefully I can get a setup I'm happy with relatively quickly.

I will still be racing one of my ninja 300's in the state championship this year.
 

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I put a deposit down yesterday on the new race package offered by Yamaha Australia for the R3 cup

I had planned to race 2 ninja 300's this year and have literally just completed building the second one to race (finished it 2 days ago). However, with the enticing contingencies and greater rewards I've decided to make the switch to the dark side- ordered a Matt grey/black 2016 r3

Hopefully I'll sell one of the ninja's so my bank balance doesn't start looking too depressing! Lol.
What makes this venture more difficult is that this series is run on the opposite side of the country (>3,500km's away) on tracks I have never been to or ridden on! The bike is also being purchased from a dealer on the opposite side of the country, that means I'll most likely be building a race bike in the back of a van on the way to the race track. I also have no idea about what to do about the run-in period
I've actually not yet ridden an R3 and honestly I wasn't a huge fan when I sat on one at a dealership ~6 months ago. I haven't booked any of my flights yet but expect to pick the bike up in 3-4 weeks.
This season should be "interesting" and no doubt expensive, hopefully I can get a setup I'm happy with relatively quickly.

I will still be racing one of my ninja 300's in the state championship this year.
Good on Ya! That's a smokin' deal. A far as the run-in goes, have a mate go along so you can ride the bike on the remote Outback parts of the A1 where LEOs are least likely to be encountered. What tracks are they using besides Phillip Island? Are these the rounds?

Round 1: W'field Park (NSW) 25-27 MAR w/ASBK
Round 2: SMSP (NSW) 16-17 APR w/ASBK
Round 3: Morgan Park (QLD) 5-7 AUG w/ASBK
Round 4: Phillip Island (VIC) 27-28 AUG w/VRRC
Round 5: Winton (VIC) 30 SEP-2 OCT w/ASBK

-- Want to make a small fortune in motorcycle racing?
-- It's easy, just start with a large fortune.

Racing is an alternate form of Black Hole filled with Dark Matter....Gotta spend your disposable income somehow.
 

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Awesome and welcome! -


Not to derail, but I will fully expect your frequent and detailed participation in the "Pit Area" board. We have another member on here, Aufitt, who is racing in AU this season - pictures or it didn't happen.
 

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Good on Ya! That's a smokin' deal. A far as the run-in goes, have a mate go along so you can ride the bike on the remote Outback parts of the A1 where LEOs are least likely to be encountered. What tracks are they using besides Phillip Island for the fifth and final race? Are these the rounds?

Round 1: W'field Park (NSW) 25-27 MAR w/ASBK
Round 2: SMSP (NSW) 16-17 APR w/ASBK
Round 3: Morgan Park (QLD) 5-7 AUG w/ASBK
Round 4: Phillip Island (VIC) 27-28 AUG w/VRRC
Round 5: Winton (VIC) 30 SEP-2 OCT w/ASBK

-- Want to make a small fortune in motorcycle racing?
-- It's easy, just start with a large fortune.

Racing is an alternate form of Black Hole filled with Dark Matter....Gotta spend your disposable income somehow.

Yeah, that sounds spot on
Gotta figure out if I can budget in a test day at Winton and Wakefield park early next month too

Awesome and welcome! -


Not to derail, but I will fully expect your frequent and detailed participation in the "Pit Area" board. We have another member on here, Aufitt, who is racing in AU this season - pictures or it didn't happen.

Yeah, I know Aufitt. I was chatting to him about entering the R3 cup last week and I occasionally see him at the track. Unfortunately there won't be any pics until I pick the bike up next month.
 

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I've just booked my flights, I'll land on the east coast (Sydney) on Saturday 12th of March. I will be on the hunt for a second hand van to tow the bike around. As soon as I find a van I'll go and pick the bike up. I'll then be driving ~650km to Winton raceway to do a practice day on the Tuesday 15th. I'll swap out as much of the road parts for race parts as I can in those couple of days (working from the back of my van). I'll have 2 days to travel another 450km to Wakefield park for the second test on Thursday 17th.
It'll then be another 350km to my sisters house where I'll stay until I return to Wakefield on the 25th- It'll be nice to have a garage and decent set of tools to work on the bike and make sure it is 100% race ready. Then I'll fly home early Monday 28th morning and return to work so I'll have funds for the next round


I'm normally one of those guys that just wings it, this forethought and planning is killing me lol
 

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Welcome VULGR.
Its all good on a Yamaha.
You will be even quicker than you are now!


(Forum... this guy is fast, corner entries second to none)


Will line up against you at ASBK in June (where you'll be Kawasaki mounted)
later, state races, and hopefully the Final ASBK.
MA's confusion has prevented everyone being prepped for either Cup or ASBK.



If you find out whats happening with the cross entering, let me know.
Cup bikes have suspension, but no fuel controllers or metering changes
ASBK/State Proddies are allowed fuel control but no suspension.
For the cross entry we need to change the rules and allow suspension across the board... for all makers, 300's and 400's.
Or cup bikes have to change suspension back to stock between races. (like they are going to lol)
This should have been sorted 12 months ago not weeks away from season start.


Yamaha must be confident of a big enough field for their separate races
You can win that R6 mate, I know you can :)
 

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If you find out whats happening with the cross entering, let me know.
Cup bikes have suspension, but no fuel controllers or metering changes
ASBK/State Proddies are allowed fuel control but no suspension.
For the cross entry we need to change the rules and allow suspension across the board... for all makers, 300's and 400's.
Or cup bikes have to change suspension back to stock between races. (like they are going to lol)

This is the latest news I've received from Yamaha Racing Development:
"Hi Michael,’
just to answer your questions as best I can -
we are hoping it will run seperate but all depends on numbers
currently to cross enter you would need to fit the stock shock but I am hearing MA are discussing this not being a problem
RGds
John"

It really sounds like no decisions have been made yet. I might need to have a look how quickly I will need to change the suspension as an option I'm still not really sure what is included in their "front fork kit" so that may need to be changed as well.
This series really should have been delayed so they could actually organise things properly, at this rate decisions will be made on race day!
 

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This has hampered 9 months of development of my bike (the first in Au)
Waited for MoMs 2016 to come out, now the goal posts shifted.


IF the rules change, we can build a better bike for same money as the 'cup' bikes. they inflate the value a tad of bike and parts.
Marketing teams shouldn't run race teams.


Might have to wait for 2017.I havnt the money to throw it together in a month.
No doubt Honda and Suzuki have their new bikes by then and more changes.


'Michael' is mate of mine,
You need a racing FB page man, lots of info to share.
 

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Yeah, you could definitely build a bike with similar of even better parts for less but I'm sure they'll make you use parts from specific suppliers (i.e MUPO suspension).
I guess I'll just cross my fingers that decisions get made before round 2 entry closes. I'll wait until last minute before paying my entry
 

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I went in to one of the local Yamaha dealers and saw the matte grey R3 (first time I've seen it in person), I'm glad I went with they grey
All of the race parts I will need for the first tuning day and race meet including tires, pads etc have been ordered (except for the SS braided line to bypass the ABS- forgot to order it, I'll order it tomorrow).
I fly out Friday night and pick the bike (and parts) up Saturday- expect a build thread soon
 
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