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Throughout this document you'll find a number of Frequently Asked Questions (with answers) on the Yamaha R3, valuable to both owners and those considering the R3. Also how-to threads by some of our many knowledgeable members.

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Common Questions

Please post your introductions here
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Owners Manual
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/3665-owners-manual.html

Real world R3 Fuel mileage thread
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/3393-real-world-r3-fuel-mileage-thread.html

Price paid for R3
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/3697-price-paid-r3.html

POLL: Buyer Age
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/570-off-topic-discussion/17433-poll-buyer-age.html

Show Us Your Yamaha R3
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/481-yzf-r3-pictures/4241-show-us-your-yamaha-r3.html

What did you do to your Yamaha R3 today?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/681-what-did-you-do-your-yamaha-r3-today/4233-what-did-you-do-your-yamaha-r3-today.html

What are your plans with the R3?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/681-what-did-you-do-your-yamaha-r3-today/4225-what-your-plans-r3.html

Itching to upgrade to an R3…need your opinion
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/44505-itching-upgrade-r3-need-your-opinion.html

Not having ABS a deal breaker?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/3282-not-having-abs-deal-breaker.html

reason on picking your color
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/385-r3-appearance-body/7073-reason-picking-your-color.html

What do you guys ride now?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/321-introductions/1658-what-do-you-guys-ride-now.html

Motorcycle Experience
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/21353-motorcycle-experience.html

Insurance Quote
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/626-insurance/3842-insurance-quote.html

R3 Riders Location Google Map
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/18313-r3-riders-location-google-map.html

Eliminate the Progressive Throttle?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/12657-eliminate-progressive-throttle.html

Anyone installed a GPS/cellphone mount? Please help me out.
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/713-yamaha-r3-how-diy/5945-anyone-installed-gps-cellphone-mount-please-help-me-out.html

Ideas on how to mount a 12V Power Socket?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/554-electronics/20793-ideas-how-mount-12v-power-socket.html

R3 115 mph?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/777-yamaha-r3-track-discussions/2202-r3-115-mph.html

how much will it rev at 60mph?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/3553-how-mutch-will-rev-60mph.html

Street Legal Weight Reduction
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/17033-street-legal-weight-reduction.html

R3 Track Ride Report from Chuckwalla Raceway
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/785-track-days-racing-courses-events/7401-r3-track-ride-report-chuckwalla-raceway.html


Problems, Issues & Concerns

Regular or premium fuel?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/4769-regular-premium-fuel.html

600 miles service Dealership or DIY
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/56737-initial-600-mi-1000-km-service-thread.html

Am I too big for an R3?!?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/21641-am-i-too-big-r3.html

Will I Fit On The R3 With My Odd Body
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/25641-will-i-fit-r3-my-odd-body.html

How suitable is the R3 for 2 riders?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/6817-how-suitable-r3-2-riders.html

R3 seating for a taller person
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/7465-r3-seating-taller-person.html

R3 Passenger Seat
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/13817-r3-passenger-seat.html

how do you guys fit on your R3?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/18657-how-do-you-guys-fit-your-r3.html

HP concerns
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/17865-hp-concerns.html

Question, is the r3 enough?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/570-off-topic-discussion/18409-question-r3-enough.html

Is the r3 a good and capable bike for interstate riding
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/7521-r3-good-capable-bike-interstate-riding.html

Who’s solved the mirror problem?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/4841-who-s-solved-mirror-problem.html

Slight hesitation around 5k rpm?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/514-engine/14969-slight-hesitation-around-5k-rpm.html

Engine cut out
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/514-engine/6665-engine-cut-out.html

Chain tension
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/522-drivetrain/5346-chain-tension.html

Front sprocket change will my speedometer be off?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/37265-front-sprocket-change-will-my-speedometer-off.html

R3 Not as smooth as before?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/21385-r3-not-smooth-before.html

Front end noise that changes with speed?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/39609-front-end-noise-changes-speed.html

Extra noise in neutral?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/522-drivetrain/6434-extra-noise-neutral.html

Bike getting hot
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/20729-bike-getting-hot.html

Engine Temperature
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/5553-engine-temperature.html

hard start ?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/18305-hard-start.html

r3 wont start
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/5537-r3-wont-start.html

Frequently shift to neutral when from 1st to 2nd gear
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/51026-frequently-shift-neutral-when-1st-2nd-gear.html

Hard shift from 2nd to 3rd
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/522-drivetrain/6721-hard-shift-2nd-3rd.html


DIY & How-To

How to use the helmet holder?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/4377-how-use-helmet-holder.html

How do you secure your bike?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/22017-how-do-you-secure-your-bike.html

How to remove the side fairings from the Yamaha R3
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/5953-how-remove-side-fairings-yamaha-r3.html

Tips on how to wash this thing!
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/6777-tips-how-wash-thing.html

Installed Fork Adjusters Today
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/562-suspension/25681-installed-fork-adjusters-today.html

Swingarm and steering bearing lubrication
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/713-yamaha-r3-how-diy/10569-swingarm-steering-bearing-lubrication.html

How to remove or replace the windscreen on the R3
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/713-yamaha-r3-how-diy/4865-how-remove-replace-windscreen-r3.html

Is this safe to remove?(Charcoal canister)
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/713-yamaha-r3-how-diy/21377-safe-remove-charcoal-canister.html


R3 vs Competition

R3 VS Ninja 300 VS CBR300R VS KTM 390
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/497-yamaha-yzf-r3-versus-competition/4265-r3-vs-ninja-300-vs-cbr300r-vs-ktm-390-a.html

Cross-Shopping R3, CBR300R and RC390
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/297-yamaha-yzf-r3-news/3521-cross-shopping-r3-cbr300r-rc390.html

Yamaha R25/R3 vs KTM RC390
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/497-yamaha-yzf-r3-versus-competition/2130-yamaha-r25-r3-vs-ktm-rc390.html

R3 vs Ninja 300
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/497-yamaha-yzf-r3-versus-competition/2241-r3-vs-ninja-300-a.html

R25/R3 vs CBR300
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/497-yamaha-yzf-r3-versus-competition/2122-r25-r3-vs-cbr300.html

R3 Vs CBR 500R
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/497-yamaha-yzf-r3-versus-competition/3369-r3-vs-cbr-500r.html


Riding Gear

What helmet have you got?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/634-riding-gear-apparel/2810-what-helmet-have-you-got.html

Jacket / Gloves / Helmet options?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/634-riding-gear-apparel/3250-jacket-gloves-helmet-options.html

Gloves - hate them but they are important
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/634-riding-gear-apparel/2802-gloves-hate-them-but-they-important.html

Alpinestars - Gloves / Jacket / Shoes
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/634-riding-gear-apparel/12577-alpinestars-gloves-jacket-shoes.html

Helmets - Full face vs Open Face
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/618-safety-two-wheels/2786-helmets-full-face-vs-open-face.html


Builds

My R3 Mods So Far
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/481-yzf-r3-pictures/5497-my-r3-mods-so-far-part-1-a.html
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/481-yzf-r3-pictures/5505-my-r3-mods-so-far-part-2-a.html
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/481-yzf-r3-pictures/8689-my-r3-mods-so-far-part-3-a.html

First R3 Tear Down
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/753-yamaha-r3-garage-build-area/4257-first-r3-tear-down.html

Track Bike Build Thread
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/753-yamaha-r3-garage-build-area/6737-track-bike-build-thread.html

Customized R3s
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/481-yzf-r3-pictures/4433-customized-r3s.html


Exhaust

R3 aftermarket slip-on exhaust
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/546-exhaust-fuel-delivery/2906-r3-aftermarket-slip-exhaust.html

Yoshi Full System Owners
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/546-exhaust-fuel-delivery/15001-yoshi-full-system-owners.html

No Exhaust Muffler!!!
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/3890-no-exhaust-muffler.html

Dyno Tuning Results and fuel maps from Bazzaz for Akrapovic Slipon and Full System
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/6497-dyno-tuning-results-fuel-maps-bazzaz-akrapovic-slipon-full-system.html


Engine

First Look inside R-3 Engine
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/761-spears-racing/25649-first-look-inside-r-3-engine.html

Oil Leak!
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/530-oil-lube/6897-oil-leak.html

Magnetic Oil Drain Plug/Bolt
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/530-oil-lube/44457-magnetic-oil-drain-plug-bolt.html

Oil Filter
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/530-oil-lube/4441-oil-filter.html

Lets talk engine oil....!
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/530-oil-lube/3866-lets-talk-engine-oil.html


Tires

Recommended Tire Alternative?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/538-tires/5585-recommended-tire-alternative.html

standard tires on the r3 / r25
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/538-tires/1801-standard-tires-r3-r25.html

Changing Tire Sizes
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/538-tires/5753-changing-tire-sizes.html

Stock tires all that bad?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/538-tires/12649-stock-tires-all-bad.html


Brakes

Brake Upgrade Opinion
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/586-brakes/45089-brake-upgrade-opinion.html

Thoughts on the R3's Brakes?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/586-brakes/2658-thoughts-r3-s-brakes.html


Suspension

Can it be lowered ???
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/713-yamaha-r3-how-diy/3858-can-lowered.html

Racing Shock $$$$$$$$$
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/562-suspension/5290-racing-shock.html

Steering Damper?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/777-yamaha-r3-track-discussions/5226-steering-damper.html

Ohlins YA467 Rear Shock Setup
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/777-yamaha-r3-track-discussions/20537-ohlins-ya467-rear-shock-setup.html

Preload
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/562-suspension/4953-preload.html


Accessories, Modifications & Replacement Parts

what are some essential first mods?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/753-yamaha-r3-garage-build-area/5465-what-some-essential-first-mods.html

Performance Mods for YZF-R3
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/753-yamaha-r3-garage-build-area/4857-performance-mods-yzf-r3.html

Best Fender Eliminator?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/457-r3-parts-accessories/4017-best-fender-eliminator.html

Fender Eliminator
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/457-r3-parts-accessories/4273-fender-eliminator.html

Where to buy body plastics
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/22513-where-buy-body-plastics.html

Wind protection on the R3
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/5633-wind-protection-r3.html

Sato rearsets installed
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/4537-sato-rearsets-installed.html

Fuel Commander combined with full system
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/5457-fuel-commander-combined-full-system.html

Aftermarket Foot Guards
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/6713-aftermarket-foot-guards.html

R25 Accessoires/Parts fitting in the R3?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/457-r3-parts-accessories/6657-r25-accessoires-parts-fitting-r3.html

R3 Accessories
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/457-r3-parts-accessories/4217-r3-accessories.html

Installing new levers
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/6985-installing-new-levers.html

Spools for stand which to buy
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/17913-spools-stand-buy.html

Which turn signals to grab
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/12625-turn-signals-grab.html

K&N Air filter
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/514-engine/5641-k-n-air-filter.html

Japan Blog YZF-R25 & R3 Photos -- Parts/Accessories
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/481-yzf-r3-pictures/17881-japan-blog-yzf-r25-r3-photos-parts-accessories.html

clip-on's
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/777-yamaha-r3-track-discussions/19033-clip-s.html

Factory Accessories
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/3193-factory-accessories.html

Frame Sliders for R3?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/6177-frame-sliders-r3.html

Solo Seat Cover
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/289-yamaha-r3-general-discussion/3914-solo-seat-cover.html

Frame sliders that fit?!
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/385-r3-appearance-body/4369-frame-sliders-fit.html

Tank Pads For The R3
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/385-r3-appearance-body/6753-tank-pads-r3.html

HID Headlight ?
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/554-electronics/7433-hid-headlight.html

Stubby Levers
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/457-r3-parts-accessories/5314-stubby-levers.html

Luggage rack / Tank bag
http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/457-r3-parts-accessories/4825-luggage-rack-tank-bag.html
 

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