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    Flash the ECU on your R3 with the Norton Racing Race Spec ECU Flash (FTECU)

    If you want a big performance improvement on your bike, this is the solution! This flash from Norton Racing will result in faster revs, increased torque, and increased top end horsepower. I strongly recommend that you take the time to install the smog block off plates and AIS Removal kit at the same time. After watching this video, If you don’t feel comfortable re-flashing the ECU, you always have the option to mail your ECU to Norton Racing and get them to flash it for you.

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    Configuring and Installing an HM M3 Dash

    The M3 Dash is such a great unit; it will replace your current multi-display and act as a data logger and lap timer. Everything in a tiny unit! You no longer need to figure out how to mount your lap timer on your bike. I really like the predictive lap timer option; it allows you to try different lines on the track, and the display will provide instant feedback letting you know if this change will improve or impact your overall time. The unit is easy to install and comes with a bike-specific adapter and mounting bracket. In the video, you will see how easy it is to configure this…

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    HM Quickshifter Installation on your Yamaha R3

    This video is describing the full process to install an HM Quickshifter Plus SS (Seamless Shift) on a Yamaha YZF-R3. Topics covered: determine the length of the shift rods, adjust the shift rods, how to route the wires, how to test for a reliable grounding spot, how to connect the wires to the ignition coils and the last step will be to test everything and make sure that the QuickShifter can intercept the shift signals. These quick shifter are great and very reliable since they don’t have any moving parts. They are easy to install and there is no need to do anything to your ECU. The HM Plus SS…

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    Rebuild and Install a GPR Stabilizer

    I currently own 3 GPR V4 stabilizers and just received a new V5 unit. I love these steering dampers! You can mount them without drilling, and they can be adjusted on the fly while you are ridding, and most importantly, you can service them yourself. If you live in the United States, it’s an easy process to ship your steering damper back to GPR for servicing, but it’s a bit more complicated for everyone else. Therefore, having the option to service the steering damper yourself is a big bonus. It’s also nice to have a unit that can be ported to a different bike when or if needed. You simply…

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    Simplify Your Life with SpeedBleeder Valves

    Replacing your brake bleeder valves with SpeedBleeder valves is one of my favorite upgrades for a motorcycle. It won’t make you faster on the race track, but this modification will significantly simplify the process of flushing and replacing your brake fluid. This modification is also advantageous even if you are not racing or doing track days. In this video, I am documenting the process of replacing the bleeder valves on a Yamaha R3. In my case, I have a stock caliper on the rear wheel and an aftermarket Brembo P4 caliper in front with a Brembo RCS-15 master cylinder. The process will be very similar if you still have the…

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    Installing a Norton Racing Soft Pull Throttle Return Spring on your R3

    In this video, I am replacing the Throttle return spring on my Yamaha R3 with a Norton Racing Soft Pull Throttle Return Spring. This Spring is softer than the OEM spring and provides a much lighter, easier pull on the throttle when a race throttle system is installed. As a result you will need less force to twist your throttle resulting in a more “gentle” throttle and offering better throttle feel and control. This small change will make a big difference when spending long hours/days on the track. This is a fairly easy modification and shouldn’t take much time to complete. You will be able to feel a BIG difference…

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    HOW-TO: Install NIX-22 Öhlins Fork Cartridge Kit on your Yamaha R3

    In this video I am upgrading the OEM front suspension by installing the NIX-22 Öhlins Fork Cartridge Kit (FKS 203) on my 2018 Yamaha YZF-R3. These cartridges features compression damping in the left leg and rebound damping in the right leg. These adjustments and the preload are all done via the top caps. Based on my weight and riding style, I selected the Öhlins springs with a spring rate of 7.5 N/mm (Öhlins Part number 08428-75). My initial setup is the following: Compression adjustment: 8 clicks Rebound adjustment: 12 clicks Oil level: 130 mm Height (amount of chrome above the top triple bracket): 25 mm Pre-load: 7mm For this project,…

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    Installing the Ohlins Double Adjustable Rear Shock (YA967) on my YZF-R3

    In this video, I am installing the Ohlins Double Adjustable Rear Shock (YA967) – Norton Race Spec on my 2018 Yamaha R3. I’ll show you how to remove the OEM shock, install the YA-967 unit, and I’ll talk about the overall geometry settings for the bike. I am also replacing the lower bolt holding the shock in place with a Titanium bolt/nut. The overall process is relatively easy; I’d consider this to be a two on a scale of 1 to 5. You will need approximately 2-3 hours total to complete the work. I am using the Pit Bull jack stands to support the bike and to allow the swingarm to move freely,…