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post #11 of 26 Old 04-13-2017, 11:07 AM
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check for rust in the tank too... I know mine has some after being stored in the previous owners garage for a while...

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I'm not too worried about the tank. It was stored full of fresh gas before each winter. But I do want to do a fuel service on it to clean out the injector.
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Ordered new battery, chain, and filter set. I put the bike on a trickle charger yesterday afternoon. My plan is to put some penatrating oil on the chain today and let it soak. I'll attempt to start the bike up and take it around the block.

Once the rest of the parts come in i'll tune her up, put on the new chain, and take it to work a few times to make sure it's good for the wife.

P.S. I forgot to tell everyone, I own a '16 Yamaha R3 as well.
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"tuner her up" - so you will be checking in on the valve clearances. That is a good thing.

With a new-to-you bike, establishing baseline is critical. And then keeping a service log book thereafter.


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In addition to what others have posted, if you replace the filter, make sure it placed in the right direction. A common issue that has occurred, is blown engines because time wasn't spent ensuring the filter was installed correctly. Congrats on a great first bike for your wife. She will have huge fun with it.
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In addition to what others have posted, if you replace the filter, make sure it placed in the right direction. A common issue that has occurred, is blown engines because time wasn't spent ensuring the filter was installed correctly. Congrats on a great first bike for your wife. She will have huge fun with it.
And for god's sake be careful with the oil filter cover bolts! So many people have snapped one off from over-tightening it's ridiculous. They're extremely brittle and unforgiving! Don't use a torque wench. Just do it by "feel" and don't overdo it or your CBR won't be going anywhere for a while.
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I already checked the filter, it was still new, so no issues. And it's not hard to install haha. Won't have any issues with the bolts either. I'll make em snug.

I had the oil filter/gaskets ordered online but aparently they are out of stock (amazon) and can't ship em. So i'm stoping at a local dealer today for the LOF parts.

Reminds me I need to do an oil change on my R3 as well.
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Well, got everything done. Wife and I went for a ride the other day. New chain, fluids, so forth. When we were done she was putting the bike away in our garage and dropped it... LOL. Brake lever bent, that's it. Got a new one on already. Bike is running well, just stupid, stupid loud with it's exhaust.

Only "issue" i'm having is on cold starts when we're letting it idle and warm up, it dies randomly. We're able to just start her right bike up. I'm not sure if these bike just don't like cold starts or what. Maybe the exhaust the PO put on it took away it's backpressure.
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Well, got everything done. Wife and I went for a ride the other day. New chain, fluids, so forth. When we were done she was putting the bike away in our garage and dropped it... LOL. Brake lever bent, that's it. Got a new one on already. Bike is running well, just stupid, stupid loud with it's exhaust.

Only "issue" i'm having is on cold starts when we're letting it idle and warm up, it dies randomly. We're able to just start her right bike up. I'm not sure if these bike just don't like cold starts or what. Maybe the exhaust the PO put on it took away it's backpressure.
This happens with these bikes because they're so lean from the factory; even more so when you lean the mixture slightly more with a free flowing exhaust. Mine did it all the time, only on the first start, and always started right back up on the second try. I added a 6" silencer baffle to the exhaust and it cured that problem. $6 from ebay and no problems since.

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This happens with these bikes because they're so lean from the factory; even more so when you lean the mixture slightly more with a free flowing exhaust.
Mine has never done that, not even once.
I think it's more a problem with after market exhausts rather than the bike itself.
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