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It'll be helpful if you read through the Owners Manual before the first chain adjustment. Most newer riders believe the chain needs to be much tighter than what it actually should. But it's much better to be a little too loose, than tight. Your chain, sprockets, and the seal around the front gear shaft will thank you. All will last considerably longer if adjusted properly.
 

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I didnt have to adj mine at 600 miles.
 

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I realize I'm a few days behind but... Hi, all the same. I'm Faeryn, I just got my first bike, a 2015 R3. I was raised around burly, leaky v-twins, I do still have an appreciation for an old panhead... I actually thought I hated street bikes, turns out all it took was a quick ride on a GSX-R to get me to switch teams. I couldn't imagine riding a big ol' HD now... How funny. Anyway, I got a great deal on my R3. It's got 11K miles, the PO laid here down a bit rough so I have a few parts to pickup but, that's just opportunity to make it more my own. All my friends ride 1000's so I know they are being kind when they wait for me to catch up... But I'm okay with being the last one there... for now. :)

I want to learn all there is to know so if you have knowledge or wisdom to pass on, I am all ears!

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Hello guys, my name is J and I'm a new rider from San Diego. I purchased my 2015 R3 about 2 months ago and I've added a few mods. Some of the mods I've added are lower clip-ons, R6 tube, and fender eliminator. I recently made an IG account and planning to add more photos in the future, hope you guys will follow 😀. Also, looking forward to talking to you all!

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Hello R3 world!

New here, but not the R3. Have owned two, one track dedicated I was building for racing until I sold after getting a Ninja 400, and one street/track I currently own. Worked at a Yamaha dealership for a while, have my own LLC and work as a pit mechanic for Altus Racing at MotoAmerica.

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Just purchased a 2019. 100% stock and did a few laps on the track. In need of suspension badly and a bit of power/tires.


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Tires and a better rear shock will go a long way to improving your track experience. I'd also highly suggest getting raised (or preferably fully adjustable) rearsets and removing the kickstand for better ground clearance.
 

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Howdy peeps! (From Sydney Australia 😄)

New learner rider here and more than grateful to have acquired a 2015 red R3 and be part of this community!

I am noob when it comes to riding bikes, but am an automotive enthusiast (so I do not mind getting my hands dirty at all).

Meet my bike, O’Ren - named after O’ren Ishi from Kill Bill vol.1. 🤓

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Oh Hey, I forgot about posting up in this thread. Noobie rider from Melbourne Aust. Swapped my four wheels for two. Bit of a change from an S-Class to an R3 all for the sake of finding parking in the city haha
 

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Getting back into riding. In the process now of buying an R3 and moving to Texas. Just wanted to see if anybody is close to Austin area and would be up for some rides in the next month or two?
 

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Hi! I’m sherry. I’m BRAND NEW to motorcycle anything. My husband has had a Yamaha R1 for 15 years and only recently did I hop on with him as his backpack and FELL IN LOVE.

SOOOOO I scheduled a BRC class and went out and bought a used 2015 Yamaha R3 YESTERDAY. I did a vin check for recalls, had my checklist to make sure it was healthy and my husband test rode it for me. Fitment for me was perfect.

The guy I bought it from was the only owner. He did small mods- shortie with the loudest muffler ever which I am going to change or dampen. It’s painfully loud, fender eliminator and flush turn signals in the front.
Got home and hubby gave me my first lesson. I register, insure and title it Monday

Do any of you name your bikes? Is that silly?

second photo is his and hers Raven bikes
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I looked up the exhaust. He paid a lot for it! Shame to take it off but it’s a tad ridiculous
 

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I’m going to sell the m4. Any changes I make in the future to the bike I’m keeping the OEM parts unless I brake something. This way I can do just that.
 
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