*Keep in mind, these are only general recommendations for spring rates to get you close for your weight. Optimum spring rate is affected by countless variables including riding style, preference, pace, track layout and surface finish, and bike geometry and suspension setup. Generally faster racers will prefer springs at the stiffer end of their range.
How much power does the R3 / MT-03 make? This is the most extensive Yamaha R3 exhaust and Superbike build information you’ll find anywhere! Read on! It’s been a couple years since I first released my article on the Yamaha R3’s power and some of the available exhaust systems. But a lot has changed in the
The Yoyodyne back torque limiting clutch, or slipper clutch as it’s commonly called, is a clutch that uses a set of 1 way ramps, ball bearings, and springs pressed against the clutch boss to allow the clutch to engage when torque is applied in the drive direction, but allows the clutch boss to ride on the ball
This post will cover in extreme detail how to install the Hotbodies fiberglass race bodywork on the Yamaha R3 using the NortonFab Motorsports Quick-Release Mounting Kit: If you follow these instructions closely, you’ll end up with a set of race bodywork that not only fits excellent, but is easy to remove and install over and
This post will cover how to remove the kick stand from the Yamaha R3 for race use and bypass the kickstand safety switch. The kickstand bracket includes the lower fairing mount. My race bodywork quick-release mounting kit includes a lightweight replacement bracket for the lower fairing as well as spacer washers for the motor mount
This article will review a few different rearset and rearset riser options and how they address the riding position, ergonomics, and ground clearance on the Yamaha R3. There are finally a few options for rearsets available for the Yamaha R3. Sato Racing was the first to hit market, and offers two different sets, the Standard
In my other post, What are the best clipons for the Yamaha R3?, I reviewed several different clipon styles and options for the R3. My conclusion is that for street riders and the occasional track day rider who are still using the stock rear shock, I recommend lowering the front of the bike 3mm and
With lots of options on the market now for clipons for the Yamaha R3, I hope this post will help you choose the best set for your Yamaha R3 the first time. After extensive testing of several different clipon sets and styles available for the Yamaha R3, I have decided on my recommendations. I personally