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Welcome to R3-Forums, the Internet's first Yamaha YFZ-R3 Forum! Please post an intro and tell us a bit about yourself. Your riding history, why you love or hate the R3, and anything else you want us to know. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced rider, you are always welcome!

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new to the forum.
can't wait to see the R3 in person, hoping to get a first look at it at a local bike show.
currently riding a 2011 cbr250 and looking to upgrade.
 

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Are you looking to step away from Honda then? Quite a few 300cc displacement bikes are coming out soon. You could go with the CBR 300? Or are you tired of Honda now?

And welcome to the forum!
 

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Hey guys,

Of course, YR3 and Yamahaha is already veteran here so no need to say welcome to both of them lol. Welcome Slipstream to the forum!
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I have rode on close rode a 2009 S1000RR (30 minutes), 2006 Gixxer (GSXR) 600 (20-30 min), and a 2008 Triumph Daytona 675 (20-30 minutes.) (Don't try it at home, have a veteran rider supervise on a closed no traffic zone only lol. For the folks who is wondering did I crash? NO I didn't.) They were trying to get me into riding so that where I started and I do not recommended since I was not mentally there during my end of high school - college years. (They didn't have a smaller bike either so they just ask me to respect the bike they currently had.) Go read my why should you not start on a 600cc and above lol...I stepped away from motorcycle after one of my cousin pass away on his 2006 gixxer 600. Just last year, I just all of sudden got back into motorcycle probably that seed in me grew lol. (Go buy and watch "Why we Ride") I got back in contact with some of my old friends who still ride, but mostly they have moved on to cruiser which I am cool with that too. Probably, won't buy my R3 until end of 2015 or January of 2016 due to my dad passing away recently and planning to buy a house for mom this year. (Not only that it lets Yamaha figure out all the recalls and the mass figure out all the small problems on a first year bike.) Alright, let's get to the R3 since it is the bike I want. Pros: Good price, it's a beautiful piece of work, and good spec. Cons: none right now, but I wish it was a triple still lol but really not a con. So far no comment since I don't own one to give a good review or thought to it.


Sorry for long intro.


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Hello,

My name is tony, i live in the san francisco bay area. i work, go to school and play when i have time.

Im pretty much a first time rider. I own a small 2012 yamaha Zuma 50F which I used as a daily. I put 8,000 miles on it my first year and nothing went wrong. Thats when i fell in love with the Yamaha brand. Now that the car is fixed, i can ride it for fun and enjoy scooting around town taking in the sunshine.

However 10,000 miles later i really wish i would of got that 125. I know they are dorky, i know the aren't cool, i know you don't get any street credit on a scooter. However i honestly enjoy riding around town on the little guy. There are so convenient and care free. Recently i've been seriously considering getting that 125 i always wanted.

Yet my brother has an R6, and he keeps trying to talk me into a small bike a 250cc or 300cc. So i've been window shopping Honda's 250 and Kawasaki's 300 but when my brother sent me a link to the announcement of this R3. There is a new serious contender in the group and i think an amazing substitute to my 125.

So here i am, hoping to pick up some info learn from advanced riders and familiarize my self with the R3 and maybe discover future mods. Like a dual head light mode which i've always thought looked better than one head light out.

Anyways enough for now. Im glad to be on board.
 

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Between the CBR and the Ninja im leaning towards the ninja 300... it has better specs and a more comfortable riding position.

However, im really looking forward towards the R3, i love yamaha as a brand, i think they make great products, the Specs are better than the Ninja and the price is competitive.

First chance i get im gonna head down to the dealership take a test ride hopefully and talk numbers.
 

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Hello everyone. Been riding since 1998. I have owned a number of bikes, to include the R6 and the R1. Currently own a 2014 BMW HP4, which I am going to start racing. I placed a deposit on a R3 today. I will race this too. Let's make history boys!

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Hello everyone. Been riding since 1998. I have owned a number of bikes, to include the R6 and the R1. Currently own a 2014 BMW HP4, which I am going to start racing. I placed a deposit on a R3 today. I will race this too. Let's make history boys!

Mike
Nice!
I think an R3 will scare me enough!
I have been on an R6 once. Never even sat on an R1.. too much power on both of those. I think an R3 will just have enough to keep me happy, not get me into too much trouble and will be fun a I will actually have to change gear more! :)
 

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my first bike was a Ninja 500 and I rode the **** out of it. I honestly had a ton of fun on it. Corner speed can still be awesome fast. It is very possible, to beat a guy on a 1000 with the R3, just takes skill. This is what makes the R3 so exciting. It will need a definite suspension upgrade, but overall, for anyone, it is about being smooth and this will be super sweet
 

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For you it will need a suspension upgrade as you intend to track it but for normal, slightly less confident riders like me the more compliant suspension will make the bike more forgiving and more comfortable on the roads, especially on the bloody crap roads we have in the UK,

I don't think I would even look at the R3 if I had an HP4. There are many better bikes you can get for the track than an R3, except possibly on short, twisty tracks where ever a skilled scooter rider would not get to far behind a supersports. :)
 

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Hello everyone. Been riding since 1998. I have owned a number of bikes, to include the R6 and the R1. Currently own a 2014 BMW HP4, which I am going to start racing. I placed a deposit on a R3 today. I will race this too. Let's make history boys!

Mike

Welcome Legally,

I think I am gonna follow close to your foot steps lol. Planning to get an R3 in 2016 probably (you won't believe on top of what I introduce to you guys earlier a freaking tree fell on my car saturday lol....) What else could go wrong? Anyways, planning to go with R3, then get a 675R, and a HP4/S1000RR. (Probably track HP4 and 675R.) Welcome to the forum again.


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Hello! I'm Jesse, new to this site, but not to riding. I live in San Diego now, I've been riding since 2002 or 2003, don't remember. Started on a dual sport KLX300R, then bought a Ninja 500, then a CBR954RR, then had to sell it, got back into riding with a GS500 to commute, then a CBR600 F2, then a CBR1000RR (2008) and started doing track days and racing, sold the CBR and bought an '07 R6, just recently upgraded to an '09 R6, and now planning an in depth build and blog converting the R3 to a race bike. Wow, didn't realize it had been so many bikes!! lol

The blog will not only contain my findings, but the best collection of R3 DIY mods, parts, tests, etc. that I can put together for everyone, I'm sure a lot of the info will come from everyone here. I'm just now putting the site together, it will be at www.YamahaR3racing.com

Anyone else planning for their bike to be a race bike first and foremost?

Glad to be here! Anyone else in Socal?
Jesse
 

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Hello! I'm Jesse, new to this site, but not to riding. I live in San Diego now, I've been riding since 2002 or 2003, don't remember. Started on a dual sport KLX300R, then bought a Ninja 500, then a CBR954RR, then had to sell it, got back into riding with a GS500 to commute, then a CBR600 F2, then a CBR1000RR (2008) and started doing track days and racing, sold the CBR and bought an '07 R6, just recently upgraded to an '09 R6, and now planning an in depth build and blog converting the R3 to a race bike. Wow, didn't realize it had been so many bikes!! lol

The blog will not only contain my findings, but the best collection of R3 DIY mods, parts, tests, etc. that I can put together for everyone, I'm sure a lot of the info will come from everyone here. I'm just now putting the site together, it will be at www.YamahaR3racing.com

Anyone else planning for their bike to be a race bike first and foremost?

Glad to be here! Anyone else in Socal?
Jesse
I am here in So Cal. My R3 will be for race only.
 

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Welcome Legally,

I think I am gonna follow close to your foot steps lol. Planning to get an R3 in 2016 probably (you won't believe on top of what I introduce to you guys earlier a freaking tree fell on my car saturday lol....) What else could go wrong? Anyways, planning to go with R3, then get a 675R, and a HP4/S1000RR. (Probably track HP4 and 675R.) Welcome to the forum again.


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Thanks again. I bet the 675R will be sweet, but the R6 would be another bike to consider as you could dominate on that bike as well. I actually condidered the 675R, but felt Triumph cheaped out on somemof the bike. It used to have a powder coated frame, now covered by plastic. Although the components are nice you could do just as well on the R6.
 

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Hello! I'm Jesse, new to this site, but not to riding. I live in San Diego now, I've been riding since 2002 or 2003, don't remember. Started on a dual sport KLX300R, then bought a Ninja 500, then a CBR954RR, then had to sell it, got back into riding with a GS500 to commute, then a CBR600 F2, then a CBR1000RR (2008) and started doing track days and racing, sold the CBR and bought an '07 R6, just recently upgraded to an '09 R6, and now planning an in depth build and blog converting the R3 to a race bike. Wow, didn't realize it had been so many bikes!! lol

The blog will not only contain my findings, but the best collection of R3 DIY mods, parts, tests, etc. that I can put together for everyone, I'm sure a lot of the info will come from everyone here. I'm just now putting the site together, it will be at www.YamahaR3racing.com

Anyone else planning for their bike to be a race bike first and foremost?

Glad to be here! Anyone else in Socal?
Jesse

I will be racing my r3, and will definitely be following your blog for tips.
 
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