Yamaha has recalled 11,280 of its quarter-liter supersport – the YZF-R3 – due to possible engine seizure.Yamaha says on 2014/2015 YZF-R3 F/G motorcycles – built from Jan. 1, 2015 through April 15, 2016 – the oil pump fail, reducing oil pressure.
As a result of unregulated oil pressure, the oil-pump drive gear may also fail, and cause the engine to freeze from a lack of oil supply. If this occurs, the rear wheel may lock up, increasing the risk of a crash.Yamaha has notified owners, and dealers will replace the oil pump, free of charge. The recall began July 5, 2016. Owners may contact Yamaha customer service at 1-800-962-7926. Yamaha’s number for this recall is 990105. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.About the Yamaha YZF-R3When Yamaha released the R3 with the help of former MotoGP rider Colin Edwards at the 2014 American International Motorcycle Expo in Orlando, the bike became an immediate threat the Kawasaki Ninja 300, the Honda CBR300R and the KTM RC390..The 368-lbs. (wet) bike’s 321cc two-cylinder creates around 42 horsepower @ 10,750 rpm and, and takes styling directly from its other brothers – the YZF-R6 and YZF-R1.Read our Yamaha R3 Review
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
This week’s Podcast is brought to you by Yamaha motorcycles. Discover how the YZF-R7 provides the perfect balance of rider comfort and true supersport performance by checking it out at YamahaMotorsports.com, or see it for yourself at your local dealer.
This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!