This is another great writeup by my friend mfgchapin over at R3-Forums.com. Thanks! There’s a lot of debate on how to break in a bike, what brand oil to use, what weight, mineral, semi-synthetic or full synthetic, but the one thing that’s not debatable is changing your oil and filter often will guarantee a happier
This post will cover how to remove the air injection system and charcoal canister from the Yamaha R3 using my removal kit with blockoff plate. If you will be tuning the Yamaha R3 using an O2 sensor, you will have to bypass or remove the clean air injection system first in order to get proper AFR
Installing a high flow air filter is a must if you plan on squeezing every bit of horsepower you can from a motorcycle. Stock air filters are much better than they used to be, but high flow race filters will always be more efficient at flowing as much air as possible, allowing you to squeeze
This post was written by mfgchapin from R3-Forums and I only added a couple extra notes, thank you mfgchapin! Tools needed: 19mm socket 17mm socket or wrench Torx size 50 Rear stand Front stand Torque wrench Possibly a flat blade screwdriver to spread the brake pads The front has a few more steps than the
This post was written by mfgchapin from R3-Forums and I only added a couple extra notes about using a flat blade screwdriver to spread the brake pads slightly if necessary and using duct tape to hold the chain adjusters in place, thank you mfgchapin! If you’re having a shop mount tires for you, bringing them
I thought I would just put this info up as a separate post so it can be referenced easily to compare the aftermarket exhaust weights. The OEM headers, catalytic converter, and muffler weigh 11 lbs 9.2 oz. The OEM slip-on weighs 6 lbs 4.8 oz, and the OEM heat shield weighs another 5.5 oz.
I installed the prototype Annitori QS Pro this past weekend. This kit didn’t have a complete harness like the retail kits will have, and we had to figure out what size rods would replace the stock shift rod, so I won’t post the full installation pictures yet, but here’s some photos of the shifter installed.
This post will cover how to take off the side fairings and lower fairings from the Yamaha R3. This may be helpful if you want to change the front turn signals for flush mount turn signals, change the exhaust or change the oil, or just repair crash damage. If you’re doing an oil change, always remember
Here’s the third post in my series of how to disassemble the 2015 Yamaha R3. This post will cover how to remove the upper fairing and windscreen. Tools Needed: 4mm allen wrench 5mm allen wrench small pick or flat blade screwdriver phillips screwdriver Step 1: Remove the side cover panels by removing the two screws