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Old 4th January 2016, 21:03   #76
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Heads up guys. It's actually very simple. I think. Now, you can go on changing your oil everyday for all that matters. But it's illogical. The way I see it, when the manufacturer has chalked out a specific time interval or mileage based service schedule, it's done and advised after millions of hours of testing and a lot of calculations gone into it. They have made the machine. Never forget that. They always know better!!And if we don't believe the manufacturers suggestions and surmise we know better than THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THE THING, then it's just not right to do. If we don't believe anything a vehicle manufacturer says, it's better to get us another brand altogether. Okay, it's a different thing if the DEALER had chalked out the service interval as these guys only care for their own profit. Just my two cents.
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Heads up guys. It's actually very simple. I think. Now, you can go on changing your oil everyday for all that matters. But it's illogical. The way I see it, when the manufacturer has chalked out a specific time interval or mileage based service schedule, it's done and advised after millions of hours of testing and a lot of calculations gone into it. They have made the machine. Never forget that. They always know better!!And if we don't believe the manufacturers suggestions and surmise we know better than THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THE THING, then it's just not right to do. If we don't believe anything a vehicle manufacturer says, it's better to get us another brand altogether. Okay, it's a different thing if the DEALER had chalked out the service interval as these guys only care for their own profit. Just my two cents.
I know its a long post but people would have read it without the caps too.

The dealer in my case was vehemently against changing the oil since they were short of oil filters. I had to work it out to get it done.

Coming to the unusual running in method; I agree, manufacturers know the best but they also look at making usage a cost effective option. Higher octane fuel does well with the bike but they recommend a 87. I could definitely be doing nothing but more money to dealers but I am kind of okay with it.

I went by what I have been reading and hearing.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/owning...r-new-car.html (ARTICLE: How to Run-In your new car)

https://rideapart.com/articles/how-t...orcycle-engine

http://www.motorcycleextremist.com/M...ight-Way!.html

Well, all of them could be wrong too, but since there was no harm for sure, went for it like with rest of my cars and bikes.
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... they recommend a 87.
Just curious here: the manual says that? Asking because it really doesn't make sense. None of the markets that the R25/R3 sells in, have 87 RON petrol any more. Including India.
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Just curious here: the manual says that? Asking because it really doesn't make sense. None of the markets that the R25/R3 sells in, have 87 RON petrol any more. Including India.
Sorry. I read my post and I realized its misguiding. I was quoting as a general example where the manufacturer quotes lesser octane figures as recommended although higher does better.

Recommended for R3 as per the manual is E10.
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Hi Abhishek. Can u share details of the dealer from mumbai where you got the paddock stand. My R3 is arriving next week and i think its better if i get a paddock stand.
its a very detailed and informative review you have given and i must say that i had some doubts earlier but finalized my descision after going through your review.
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Hi Abhishek. Can u share details of the dealer from mumbai where you got the paddock stand. My R3 is arriving next week and i think its better if i get a paddock stand.
its a very detailed and informative review you have given and i must say that i had some doubts earlier but finalized my descision after going through your review.
Glad you liked the review and Congrats on your purchase. Fun days ahead.

Gaurav : +91 89764 13804

We have a R3 Whatsapp group too. Wondering how to connect with you beyond Tbhp without divulging details in the world wide web
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Purchased an R3 almost a month ago and have been facing 2 main issues of late.

1. Slow Air pressure leak from Front tyre
I have been witnessing slow air pressure drop from the front tire from sometime. I initially thought some might be playing a prank but when the situation didn't improve, took the task myself and sprayed soapy water on the tyre, valve, area around rims.

To my surprise, the contact between the tyre and the rim is leaking. The below video shows the bubbles emerging from the rim/tyre contact point



Couldn't see any noticeable damage to the RIM but I ain't an expert.

2. Engine coolant leakage issue

I witnessed drops of green colored engine oil towards the left hand side engine bay. When I took it SVC of Bangalore wheels on Feb 12, they opened the fairing and informed that the lose cap might be the culprit.

When I rode the bike for another 60 odd Kms, I could see the problem re-surface.

Thinking of taking up quality issues with Yamaha.
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1. Slow Air pressure leak from Front tyre
Did you ever have a hit or something ? This definitely looks like a case of a bent or misaligned Alloy Wheel. Options available. Replace under warranty. Replace taking insurance. Replace with your own money.

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Please drop me a message with your contact details. We will get this fixed

UPDATE : On one of my early morning rides I hit quite a big 'Crater' on Bangalore roads. Unfortunately a four wheeler in front of me went over it and since it was before sun rise it was quite dark and I didn't have enough time to react to it. I engaged the breaks and released it just before the hit to give the suspension enough play to handle the shock but it was not enough to bend the alloys. The front tyre lost a lot of air in no time.

I called up Rescue First guys. They sent quite a good vehicle for picking up the bike although it was quite expensive. Being a member with them makes it much cheaper. Anyway, the driver was very well behaved and strapped in my bike quite well. He was telling that the most common bike he tows for major Alloy cracks are the KTMs. Don't know the authenticity of this though.

I left the bike at Bangalore Wheels. The new Alloys was at the showroom in two weeks and then the question was to claim insurance or just to buy it off. The price of the Alloy Wheel as all the other spares of the R3 is surprisingly reasonable. It's priced at around 6K. As a reference point, Front Alloys for the Ninja 300 is priced at 18K. I decided to just buy it off and the bike was back in action in no time


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Has Yamaha plans to launch the R3 equipped with an ABS?
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Has Yamaha plans to launch the R3 equipped with an ABS?
I was about to ask the same question. I am waiting for R3 to be launched with ABS (or even the Ninja! Z300 with ABS or MT-03 with ABS would be perfect)
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Rumors say yes but I doubt as people are already questioning the non abs pricing itself. Wishful thinking though.
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Rumors say yes but I doubt as people are already questioning the non abs pricing itself. Wishful thinking though.
People are questioning the pricing because of KTM. KTM has provided very good handling as well as grunt at a much lower price. But then, when one looks at the complete package* the Japs should have an upper hand.

*People may feel free to disagree But if I had to chose between 'em, I wouldn't even look at KTM unless I was riding strictly on track.

Everyone wants the price to be low, I too would like its price to be at 3L OTR and to be shod with KTM tires
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Did you ever have a hit or something ? This definitely looks like a case of a bent or misaligned Alloy Wheel. Options available. Replace under warranty. Replace taking insurance. Replace with your own money.

Please drop me a message with your contact details. We will get this fixed
Didn't hit anything hard as far as I know. Have been nursing the bike. The story has taken another unfortunate turn.

My biggest fear has come true. Today's story goes like this.

1. Gave the bike at Bangalore wheels, Yamaha at 9:00 am.

2. Got confirmation from call that it was just a mis-alignment between the tyre and rim and re-fitting the tyre has solved the problem. What a bull !!

3. Was in a hurry and trusted dealer words, took the delivery of the bike at 7:00pm and didn't check the rim area as I was getting late for dinner with friends (took my car)

4. Came back just now and discovered the lie of the dealer. They have tried to repair the RIM and have hit with some object. There are definite damage marks on the RIM area. Let the images do the talking
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Everyone wants the price to be low, I too would like its price to be at 3L OTR and to be shod with KTM tires
That would actually be a lethal combo with a price under 3 and Metz as the chosen rubber. Navaneeth who had provided his perspective of the bike in the race track has moved to Metz and is immensely happy. I am tempted.


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Didn't hit anything hard as far as I know. Have been nursing the bike. The story has taken another unfortunate turn.
That's indeed unfortunate after convincing yourself to go for this bike. Let's take this offline as well and I'll help you in every way possible to get this mess fixed. Else this forum is open to you
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This is just a bent rim. They have tried to hit the rim back into its position. My FZ6r went through a pot hole and it bent the rim and i started loosing air. I took it to the nearest car wash, got an hammer and literally closed the gap.

The only solution is to ride with a double mind of bent rim, potential failure at worst time or simply not ride it to its limits and still manage more miles.

The picture and the post service story is very clear that they tried to put the bend back to shape. Unfortunately this is the right thing to do in case there is air leak. There are heating and then running through a rim straightener procedure that is more controlled. And unfortunately they lied to you its a mis alignment where in fact all they had to tell you was your rim is bent and you can either change it on your cost or they can do this fix.

Do question them about the lie but i see they are getting away with this one simply stating the service advisor was new, he didnt know and blah blah. My advice is to change the rims for peace of mind.

Not so fun fact - If this was indeed bent while going over a pot hole, please check your rear rim as well.
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