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2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 STG Project Bike

Another Project Bike for the 2015 season, we were too excited about the Yamaha YZF-R3 to pass it up. This build is going to be different than the last couple we've done as we intend on selling it at the end of the season. The R3 will be worked on throughout the season with parts from your favorite brands and then sold, rather than being given away. These bikes are finally available and our local dealer just received their first one this week, so we picked it up Wednesday, May 7th and got to work. Stay tuned for more information and videos to come!

First 500 Miles on the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

The YZF-R3 has quickly become one of Van's all time favorite motorcycles to ride on the street. In the first 500 video review watch as Van gives a comprehensive review of the conditions which the R3 shines and why these small displacement motorcycles should be the next big thing in american motorcycling. The supersport styling and comfortable seating position make this motorcycle a true steal right off the showroom floor. With any additional inquiries be sure to check out our Youtube channel for some of the best install and review videos of this awesome sub 400 displacement motorcycles.

How to Install the Driven Block Off Plates on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

Fresh air injected into the exhaust system on modified sportbikes can cause back pressure in the headpipes and muffler due to unburnt fuel from modified fuel mapping combined with additional oxygen spontaneously combusting in a high heat environment. The Driven blockoff plates will stop the annoying and possibly damaging back pressure from occurring while allowing you to remove a few pounds in associated valves and hoses fromyour bike. On late model EFI bikes with 02 sensors, ESPECIALLY when using Dynojet's Power Commander V with the Autotune feature, the air injection system MUST be blocked as it will introduce additional oxygen into the system which will skew your 02 sensor's values and make it impossible to get a correct tune. Watch as Brian shows you how to a install a Driven Block Off Plate on the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3.

If you feel uncomfortable with this modification please take your bike to a licensed motorcycle mechanic. Stay tuned for more installation videos!

How to install an M4 Street Slayer Carbon Slip On Exhaust on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

The M4 Street Slayer Carbon Slip On Exhuast eliminates the catalytic converter which improves both the sound and the performance of the YZF-R3. The canister is a carbon fiber shorty that really cleans up the look of the Yamaha. Strong power gains and an 11.5 lbs. weight loss are included at no additional charge. Watch as Brian goes into more detail on how to install the Street Slayer Carbon Slip On Exhaust from M4.

If you feel uncomfortable with this modification please take your bike to a licensed motorcycle mechanic. Stay tuned for more installation videos!

How to install Driven Rearset Relocation Brackets on the Yamaha YZF-R3

TheDriven Racing Yamaha YZF-R3 Rearset Relocation Bracket is a great option for any rider looking to dial in the ergonomics of their R3. If you are interested in taking the R3 to the race track they are a must as the bike needs more ground clearance at the foot controls. These plates will allow the user to relocate his/her stock rear set bracket to achieve a more aggressive seating position and gain more ground clearance. The brackets are manufactured out of billet aluminum using the latest in CAD and manufacturing processes, the plates are anodized to extend life and reduce wear, all hardware supplied is zink plated 12.9 grade. Watch as Brian shows you how to a install the Driven Rearset Relocation Brackets on the Yamaha YZF-R3

If you feel uncomfortable with this modification please take your bike to a licensed motorcycle mechanic. Stay tuned for more installation videos!

How to Install the Spiegler Brake Lines on the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

The Yamaha YZF-R3 only has one front brake caliper and probably not the best stopping power, being a smaller bike. I am installing the Spiegler brake lines with the hopes that it will improve the braking performance. As always, we start off with using the speed bleeder to empty the system and begin disassembly. The kit from Spiegler clearly shows which end goes to the master cylinder and comes with all of the necessary banjo bolts and crush washers.

The Spiegler Front and Rear Brake Line kit features the ability to rotate the fittings, which you may need to do with a couple common hand tools and the pieces one that come with the kit. You may or may not need to do this during your installation process, but it gives us the ability to get a proper fit. Once installed, we fill the lines with new brake fluid and bleed the braking system. This kit comes with the rear line as well, so we follow the same process to change out the stock rear brake line for the Spiegler line.

How to Install the Graves Fender Eliminator on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

As one of the first modifications most people do to their motorcycles, removing the huge fender that comes from the factory is a must. We've decided to install a Graves Fender Eliminator, which is much smaller and drastically improves the entire look of the motorcycle. Graves was one of the first companies to start manufacturing products for the Yamaha YZF-R3 as they've always had a very strong relationship with Yamaha, so installing the Fender Eliminator from them is a no brainer.

The disassembly is fairly simple as we start with removing part of the tail section to access the bolts. We have to remove the OEM fender and disassemble the unit itself so we can save the turn signals to install on the kit from Graves. Fitting the turn signals properly is key and only takes a few minutes. Once that is done, the wires for the lights need to be simply fed back through the tail and then a couple allen head bolts to reassemble. Hook up the wiring for the turn signals and put the tail back together and you are all set, with a much better looking bike.

How to Install the Akrapovic Slip-on Exhaust on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

I just picked up the 2015 YZF-R3, rode it back to the shop and noticed how quiet the stock exhaust is on it. For the first install, we decided to go with the Akrapovic slip-on exhaust as it is a simple installation and is extremely affordable. The Akrapovic is much smaller than the stock system, which looks a million times better and saves us some overall weight. This does not remove the muffler box so it doesn't make it a whole lot louder, but gives it enough for a good exhaust note and sound.

The exhaust comes with full installation instructions and everything you will need to complete the project. This is simple as it bolts directly in place of the stock system and only takes a few minutes to complete. As always with installing a new exhaust, you want to make sure you clean it well before starting it.

How to Install the Yoshimura Full Exhaust on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

Yoshimura always provides complete and easy to follow installation instructions making it painless to get the OEM equipment off and this great new full system on the motorcycle. As always with installing a new exhaust, you want to make sure you clean it well before starting it.

Driven Block Off Plate install on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

Fresh air injected into the exhaust system on modified sportbikes can cause back pressure in the headpipes and muffler due to unburnt fuel from modified fuel mapping combined with additional oxygen spontaneously combusting in a high heat environment. Our blockoff plates will stop the annoying and possibly damaging back pressure from occurring while allowing you to remove a few pounds in associated valves and hoses fromyour bike. On late model EFI bikes with 02 sensors, ESPECIALLY when using Dynojet's Power Commander V with the Autotune feature, the air injection system MUST be blocked as it will introduce additional oxygen into the system which will skew your 02 sensor's values and make it impossible to get a correct tune. Watch as Brian shows you how to a install a Driven Block Off Plate on the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3.

2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 First Service from Sportbiketrackgear.com

At the beginning of the season Van picked up a brand new 2015 YZF-R3 and it has turned out to be a better bike than any of us at STG had ever anticipated. The look, seating position, and quality of the Yamaha has made this motorcycle Van's street bike of choice for the summer of 2015. Watch as Van takes you through the steps he takes to service the 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3. He will show you how to change the oil, adjust the chain tension, check for break wear, and reset the oil life index, as well as other tips and tricks along the way.

M4 Street Slayer Carbon Slip On Exhaust install on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3

The M4 Yamaha R3 Street Slayer Carbon Slip On Exhaust eliminates the catalytic converter which improves both the sound and the performance of the YZF-R3. The canister is a carbon fiber shorty that really cleans up the look of the Yamaha. Strong power gains and an 11.5 lbs. weight loss are included at no additional charge. Watch as Brian goes into more detail on how to install the Street Slayer Carbon Slip On Exhaust from M4.

M4 Titanium Cat Eliminator Install on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

The M4 Titanium Catalytic Converter Eliminator removes 13 lbs as compared to the stock set up. It will work with stock muffler, or any aftermarket muffler that mounts in Standard/Stock position and has the same inner diameter as the stock canister. Watch as Brian goes into more detail in this install of the Titanium Catalytic Converter Eliminator from M4.

M4 Street Slayer Carbon Slip On Exhaust Install on a 2015 Yamaha YZF-R1 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

The M4 2015 Yamaha R1 Street Slayer Slip On Exhaust System eliminates 14.5lbs as compared to the stock canister and catalyst. As we have come to expect with M4 the exhaust note is nothing short of wicked! The MC36 canister has a full carbon sleeve and the Signature M4 Carbon End Cap. Watch as Van goes into further detail in this install of the Street Slayer Slip On Exhaust from M4.

Yamaha YZF-R3 Exhaust Sound Comparison from Sportbiketrackgear.com

We give you a comparison of how some of the different Yamaha YZF-R3 Exhausts sound. We compare the Akrapovic Slip On, the Yoshimura Full Exhaust, and the M4 Street Slayer Slip On. Let us know which one you think sounds the best.

Galfer Front Wave Rotor Installation on a Yamaha YZF-R3 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

Galfer Rear Wave Rotor Installation on a Yamaha YZF-R3 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

Galfer’s solid-mount Rear Wave rotors provide all the advantages of the front rotors when coupled with the floating rear calipers found on most motorcycles. Combining the best materials and manufacturing process, these rotors will handle everything you throw at them. Patented inner and outer Wave design minimizes heat transfer, equalizes dissipation and evens out pad wear.

How to Install Woodcraft Rearsets on a Yamaha YZF-R3 2015 from Sportbiketrackgear.com

The full rearset kit consists of the mounting plates, footpegs, brake and shift pedals with eccentric toe pegs and all of the needed hardware to install the kit properly, assuming that you have the OEM rearsets on the machine. (See our link to the Installation instructions below). These kits are made from tough, aircraft grade 6061 T6 Aluminum and anodized with a black finish. This kit has eccentric pegs that have 12 positions of adjustment. The eccentric toe pieces give also you 1/2" of adjustability in all directions to help you fine tune your lever position.

HealTech Yamaha YZF-R3 15-16 QuickShifter Easy Install from Sportbiketrackgear.com

The idea behind the quickshifter: clutchless, full throttle shifts for minimum time loss during a gear change. The quickshifter cuts the ignition at the moment you start moving the shift lever. The gearbox is unloaded, making it possible for you to switch one gear up without closing the throttle. By the time the spark comes back, you’re already in the next gear – no hassle, no glitch, no time loss. With the QSE, shifting is possible in as little as 40ms on a race bike.The QSE is not only chosen by racers, but more and more street riders too due to the simple installation and affordable price. For street riders the benefit is improved control and comfort, and simply more fun. The QSE works in all applications, be it a sport, cross, naked or a touring bike.