Yamaha 2009 Wave Runner VX Deluxe Operator`s manual

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2009 WaveRunner
VX
VX Deluxe
VX Cruiser
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
Read this manual carefully
before operating this watercraft.
F2L-F8199-20-E0
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Read this manual carefully before operating this watercraft. This manual
should stay with the WaveRunner if it is sold.
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Important manual information
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ECJ00091
To the owner/operator
Thank you for choosing a Yamaha watercraft.
This owner’s/operator’s manual contains information you will need for proper operation,
maintenance, and care. If you have any questions about the operation or maintenance of
your watercraft, please consult a Yamaha
dealer.
This manual is not a course on boating safety
or seamanship. If this is your first watercraft,
or if you are changing to a type of watercraft
you are not familiar with, for your own comfort
and safety, please ensure that you obtain
proper training or practice before operating
the watercraft by yourself. In addition, a
Yamaha dealer or boating organization will be
pleased to recommend local sea schools, or
competent instructors.
Because Yamaha has a policy of continuing
product improvement, this product may not be
exactly as described in this owner’s/operator’s manual. Specifications are subject to
change without notice.
This manual should be considered a permanent part of this watercraft and should remain
with it even if the watercraft is subsequently
sold.
In this manual, information of particular importance is distinguished in the following ways:
The Safety Alert Symbol means ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! YOUR SAFETY IS
INVOLVED!
EWJ00071
WARNING
A WARNING indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in
death or serious injury.
NOTICE
A NOTICE indicates special precautions
that must be taken to avoid damage to the
watercraft or other property.
TIP:
A TIP provides key information to make procedures easier or clearer.
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WaveRunner VX/VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
©2008 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
1st Edition, May 2008
All rights reserved.
Any reprinting or unauthorized use
without the written permission of
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
is expressly prohibited.
Printed in U.S.A.
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Table of contents
General and important labels........... 1
Identification numbers .................... 1
Primary Identification (PRI-ID)
number ........................................... 1
Hull Identification Number (HIN) ........ 1
Engine serial number ........................ 1
Emission control information
(for Canada only) ........................ 2
Approval label of emission control
certificate ........................................ 2
Manufactured date label .................... 3
Important labels .............................. 4
Warning labels ................................... 5
Other labels ....................................... 8
Safety information........................... 10
Limitations on who may operate
the watercraft ............................ 10
Cruising limitations ....................... 11
Operation requirements ............... 12
Recommended equipment ........... 14
Hazard information ....................... 15
Watercraft characteristics ............. 15
Water-skiing ................................. 17
Safe boating rules ........................ 18
Enjoy your watercraft
responsibly ................................ 19
Features and functions................... 20
Location of main components ...... 20
Operation of controls and other
functions .................................... 24
Seat .................................................
Hood ................................................
Fuel tank filler cap ...........................
Remote control transmitter
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ..........
Engine stop switch ..........................
Engine shut-off switch .....................
Start switch ......................................
Throttle lever ...................................
Cooling water pilot outlet .................
Steering system ...............................
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Shift lever
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ..........
Handgrip ..........................................
Reboarding step (for VX Cruiser) ....
Bow eye ...........................................
Stern eyes .......................................
Yamaha Engine Management
System (YEMS) ...........................
Yamaha Security System
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ..........
Multifunction information center ......
Storage compartments ....................
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Operation ......................................... 39
Fuel and oil .................................. 39
Fuel ................................................. 39
Engine oil ......................................... 40
Pre-operation checks ................... 41
Pre-operation check list ................... 41
Pre-operation check points .............. 43
Operation ..................................... 49
Engine break-in ...............................
Launching the watercraft .................
Starting the engine ..........................
Stopping the engine ........................
Shifting
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ..........
Leaving the watercraft .....................
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Operating your watercraft ............ 52
Getting to know your watercraft .......
Learning to operate your
watercraft .....................................
Riding with passengers ...................
Starting the watercraft .....................
Boarding and starting in deep
water ............................................
Capsized watercraft .........................
Turning the watercraft .....................
Stopping the watercraft ...................
Beaching the watercraft ...................
Docking the watercraft .....................
Reverse on waterways
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ..........
Operating in weeded areas .............
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Post-operation care ...................... 61
Transporting ................................. 62
Maintenance and care..................... 63
Storage ......................................... 63
Flushing the cooling system ............
Lubrication .......................................
Battery .............................................
Cleaning the watercraft ...................
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65
Maintenance and adjustments ..... 65
Owner’s/operator’s manual and
tool kit ...........................................
Periodic maintenance chart .............
Checking the fuel system ................
Engine oil and oil filter .....................
Air filter element ..............................
Checking the jet thrust nozzle
angle ............................................
Checking the shift cable
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ..........
Checking and adjusting the throttle
cable ............................................
Cleaning and adjusting the spark
plugs ............................................
Lubrication points ............................
Checking the battery .......................
Fuel injection system .......................
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Specifications .................................. 75
Specifications ................................ 75
Trouble recovery ............................. 76
Troubleshooting ........................... 76
Troubleshooting chart ...................... 76
Emergency procedures ................ 79
Cleaning the jet intake and
impeller ........................................
Jumping the battery .........................
Replacing the fuses .........................
Towing the watercraft ......................
Submerged watercraft .....................
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General and important labels
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Identification numbers
Record the Primary Identification (PRI-ID)
number, Hull Identification Number (HIN), and
engine serial number in the spaces provided
for assistance when ordering genuine parts
from a Yamaha dealer. Also record and keep
these ID numbers in a separate place in case
your watercraft is stolen.
Hull Identification Number (HIN)
The HIN is stamped on a plate attached to the
aft deck.
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Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number
The PRI-ID number is stamped on a plate attached inside the engine compartment.
MODEL:
VX1100-H (VX)
VX1100B-H (VX Deluxe)
VX1100A-H (VX Cruiser)
1 Hull Identification Number (HIN) location
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Engine serial number
The engine serial number is stamped on a
plate attached to the engine unit.
1 Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number location
1 Engine serial number location
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Emission control information
(for Canada only)
This engine conforms to 2009 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations
for marine SI engines.
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Approval label of emission control
certificate
This label is attached to the top of the cylinder
head and to the inside of the engine compartment.
1 Emission control information label location
1 Emission control information label location
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
SFI
ENGINE FAMILY : 9YMXM1.814GA
THIS ENGINE CONFORMS TO 2009 CALIFORNIA AND U.S. EPA EMISSION REGULATIONS
FOR SI MARINE ENGINES. REFER TO THE OWNER'S MANUAL FOR MAINTENANCE
SPECIFICATIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS.
FEL :
16.22 g/kw-hr ADVERTISED POWER : 154.5 kw FUEL: UNLEADED REGULAR GASOLINE
TROLLING SPEED : 1250±100rpm VALVE LASH(mm) IN:0.14-0.23 EX:0.28-0.37
LFR6A
SPARK PLUG :
DISPLACEMENT :
1812 cm³ SPARK PLUG GAP (mm):0.8-0.9
INFORMATION ANTIPOLLUTION
SFI
CATÉGORIE DU MOTEUR : 9YMXM1.814GA
CE MOTEUR EST CONFORME AUX NORMES D'ÉMISSIONS 2009 EPA DES É.-U. ET DE LA
CALIFORNIE POUR MOTEURS NAUTIQUES SI. POUR CONNAÎTRE LES SPÉCIFICATIONS ET
LES RÉGLAGES À EFFECTUER, CONSULTEZ LE MANUEL DU PROPRIÉTAIRE.
FEL :
16.22 g/kw-hr PUISSANCE AFFICHÉE : 154.5 kw CABURANT: ESSENCE NORMALE SANS PLOMB
BOUGIE :
LFR6A
RALENTI : 1250±100 tr/mm
JEU DE SOUPAPE(mm)ADM:0.14-0.23ÉCH:0.28-0.37
CYLINDRÉE :
1812 cm³ BOUGIE-ÉCARTEMENT (mm):0.8-0.9
F1W
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Manufactured date label
This label is attached to the top of the cylinder
head.
1 Manufactured date label location
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Important labels
Read the following labels before operating this watercraft. If you need any additional information, contact a Yamaha dealer.
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General and important labels
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Warning labels
If any of these labels are damaged or missing, contact a Yamaha dealer for replacements.
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General and important labels
For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser only
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Other labels
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General and important labels
The following label indicates the correct direction to upright a capsized watercraft.
For Canada only
Except for Canada (VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
The following CE marking is located on the back of the remote control transmitter.
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Safety information
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The safe use and operation of this watercraft is dependent upon the use of proper
riding techniques, as well as upon the
common sense, good judgment, and expertise of the operator. Before using this
watercraft, make sure that its use is permitted under local laws, bylaws, and regulations, and always operate the watercraft
in full conformity with any requirements
and limitations imposed. Every operator
should know the following requirements
before riding the watercraft.
● Before operating the watercraft, read this
owner’s/operator’s manual, the Riding
Practice Guide, the Riding Instruction card,
and all labels on the watercraft. These materials should give you an understanding of
the watercraft and its operation.
● Never allow anyone to operate this watercraft until they too have read this owner’s/operator’s manual, the Riding Practice
Guide, the Riding Instruction card, and all
labels.
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Limitations on who may
operate the watercraft
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Yamaha recommends a minimum operator
age of 16 years old.
Adults must supervise use by minors.
Know your local operator age and training
requirements.
This watercraft is designed to carry the operator and up to 2 passengers. Never exceed the maximum load limit or allow more
than 3 persons (or 2 persons if a water-skier
is being pulled) to ride the watercraft at any
time.
Maximum load:
240 kg (530 lb)
Load is the total weight of cargo, operator, and passengers.
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Do not operate the watercraft with any passengers on board until you have considerable practice and experience riding alone.
Operating the watercraft with passengers
requires more skill. Take the time to become accustomed to the handling characteristics of the watercraft before trying any
difficult maneuvers.
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Cruising limitations
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Scan constantly for people, objects, and
other watercraft. Be alert for conditions that
limit your visibility or block your vision of
others.
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Operate defensively at safe speeds and
keep a safe distance away from people, objects, and other watercraft.
Do not follow directly behind watercraft or
other boats.
Do not go near others to spray or splash
them with water.
Avoid sharp turns or other maneuvers that
make it hard for others to avoid you or understand where you are going.
Avoid areas with submerged objects or
shallow water.
Take early action to avoid collisions. Remember, watercraft and other boats do not
have brakes.
Do not release the throttle lever when trying
to steer away from objects—you need throttle to steer. Always check throttle and steering controls before starting the watercraft.
Ride within your limits and avoid aggressive
maneuvers to reduce the risk of loss of control, ejection, and collision.
This is a high performance boat—not a toy.
Sharp turns or jumping wakes or waves can
increase the risk of back/spinal injury (paralysis), facial injuries, and broken legs, an-
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kles, and other bones. Do not jump wakes
or waves.
Do not operate the watercraft in rough water, bad weather, or when visibility is poor;
this may lead to an accident causing injury
or death. Be alert to the possibility of adverse weather. Take note of weather forecasts and the prevailing weather conditions
before setting out on your watercraft.
As with any water sport, you should not operate your watercraft without someone else
nearby. If you operate further than swimming distance from shore, you should be
accompanied by another boat or watercraft,
but make sure you stay a safe distance
away. It’s good, common sense.
Never operate in water that is less than 60
cm (2 ft) deep from the bottom of the watercraft, otherwise you increase your chance
of hitting a submerged object, which could
result in injury.
This watercraft is not equipped with lighting
required for night operation. Do not operate
the watercraft after sunset or before dawn,
otherwise you increase the risk of colliding
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with another boat, which could result in severe injury or death.
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Operation requirements
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Follow navigation rules, and state/provincial and local laws that apply to watercraft.
All riders must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) that is approved by the appropriate authorities and is suitable for personal
watercraft use.
Wear protective clothing. Severe internal
injuries can occur if water is forced into
body cavities as a result of falling into the
water or being near the jet thrust nozzle.
Normal swimwear does not adequately protect against forceful water entry into the rectum or vagina. All riders must wear a
wetsuit bottom or clothing that provides
equivalent protection. Such clothing includes thick, tightly woven, sturdy and
snug-fitting apparel such as denim, but
does not include spandex or similar fabrics,
like those used in bicycle shorts.
1 Authority-approved PFD
2 Wetsuit bottom
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Eye protection is recommended to keep
wind, water, and glare from the sun out of
your eyes while you operate your watercraft. Restraining straps for eyewear are
made which are designed to float should
your eyewear fall in the water.
Footwear and gloves are recommended.
You must decide whether to wear a helmet
while you ride for recreation. You should
know that a helmet could help protect you in
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certain kinds of accidents and that it could
injure you in others.
A helmet is designed to provide some head
protection. Although helmets cannot protect
against all foreseeable impacts, a helmet
might reduce your injuries in a collision with
a boat or other obstacle.
A helmet may have potential safety hazards, as well. Falling into the water could
risk the chance of the helmet catching water, commonly known as “bucketing”, and
the resulting strain on your neck could
cause choking, severe and permanent neck
injuries, or death. A helmet could also increase the risk of an accident if it reduces
your vision or hearing, or if it distracts you or
increases your fatigue.
How should you decide if a helmet’s potential safety benefits outweigh its potential
risks for you? Consider your particular
riding conditions. Consider factors such as
your riding environment and your riding
style and ability. Also consider the likelihood of traffic congestion, and the water
surface conditions.
If you decide to wear a helmet based upon
your riding circumstances, choose one
carefully. Look for a helmet designed for
personal watercraft use, if possible. If you
will be engaging in closed-course competition, follow the helmet requirements of the
sanctioning organization.
Never operate the watercraft after consuming alcohol or taking other drugs.
For reasons of safety and proper care of the
watercraft, always perform the pre-operation checks listed on page 41 before operating the watercraft.
The operator and passengers should always keep their feet on the floor of the footwell when the watercraft is in motion. Lifting
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your feet increases the chances of losing
your balance, or hitting objects outside the
watercraft with your feet. Do not give a ride
to children if their feet cannot reach the floor
of the footwell.
The passengers should hold on firmly, either to the person in front of them or to the
handgrip provided.
Never allow a passenger to ride in front of
the operator.
Always consult your doctor on whether it is
safe for you to ride this watercraft if you are
pregnant or in poor health.
Do not attempt to modify this watercraft.
Modifications to your watercraft may reduce
safety and reliability, and render the watercraft unsafe or illegal for use.
Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to
your left wrist and keep it free from the handlebars so that the engine stops if you, the
operator, fall off. After riding, remove the
engine shut-off cord (lanyard) from the wa-
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tercraft to avoid accidental starting or unauthorized use by children or others.
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Scan carefully for swimmers and stay away
from swimming areas. Swimmers are hard
to see and you could accidentally hit someone in the water.
Avoid being hit by another boat. You should
always take the responsibility to watch for
traffic; other boaters may not be watching
for you. If they do not see you, or if you maneuver more quickly than other boaters expect, you risk a collision.
Maintain a safe distance from other boats
and watercraft, and also watch for ski ropes
or fishing lines. Obey the “Safe boating
rules” and be sure to check behind you before making a turn. (See “Safe boating
rules” on page 18.)
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Recommended equipment
The following items should be carried on
board your watercraft:
● Sound-signaling device
You should carry a whistle or other soundsignaling device that can be used to signal
other boats.
● Visual distress signals
It is recommended that a pyrotechnic device, which is approved by the appropriate
authorities, be stored in a waterproof container on your watercraft. A mirror can also
be used as an emergency signal. Contact a
Yamaha dealer for more information.
● Watch
A watch is helpful so you will know how long
you have been operating the watercraft.
● Towline
A towline can be used to tow a disabled watercraft in an emergency.
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Hazard information
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Never start the engine or let it run for any
length of time in an enclosed area. Exhaust
fumes contain carbon monoxide, a colorless, odorless gas that may cause loss of
consciousness and death within a short
time. Always operate the watercraft in an
open area.
Do not touch the hot oil tank, muffler, or engine during or immediately after engine operation; they can cause serious burns.
Watercraft characteristics
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Jet thrust turns the watercraft. Releasing
the throttle lever completely produces only
minimum thrust. If you are traveling at
speeds above trolling, you will have rapidly
decreasing ability to steer without throttle.
This model is equipped with the Yamaha
Engine Management System (YEMS) that
includes an off-throttle steering (OTS) system. It will activate at planing speeds should
you attempt to steer the watercraft after releasing the throttle lever. The OTS system
assists in turning by continuing to supply
some thrust while the watercraft is decelerating, but you can turn more sharply if you
apply throttle while turning the handlebars.
The OTS system does not function below
planing speeds or when the engine is off.
Once the engine slows down, the watercraft
will no longer turn in response to handlebar
input until you apply throttle again or you
reach trolling speed.
Practice turning in an open area without obstacles until you have a good feel for this
maneuver.
This watercraft is water-jet propelled. The
jet pump is directly connected to the engine. This means that jet thrust will produce some movement whenever the
engine is running. There is no “neutral” position. You are in either “forward” or “reverse”, depending upon the shift lever
position (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser).
For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser:
Do not use the reverse function to slow
down or stop the watercraft as it could
cause you to lose control, be ejected, or impact the handlebars.
This could increase the risk of back/spinal
injury (paralysis), facial injuries, and broken
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legs, ankles, and other bones. You could
also damage the shift mechanism.
For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser:
Reverse can be used to slow down or stop
during slow-speed maneuvering, such as
when docking. Once the engine is idling,
shift into reverse and gradually increase engine speed. Make sure that there are no obstacles or people behind you before shifting
into reverse.
Keep away from the intake grate while the
engine is on. Items such as long hair, loose
clothing, or PFD straps can become entangled in moving parts, resulting in severe injury or drowning.
Never insert any object into the jet thrust
nozzle while the engine is running. Severe
injury or death could result from coming in
contact with the rotating parts of the jet
pump.
any debris or weeds, which may have collected around the jet intake.
1 Clip
2 Engine shut-off switch
1 Intake grate
2 Jet thrust nozzle
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Stop the engine and remove the clip from
the engine shut-off switch before removing
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is required by law. Let the skier direct the
operator’s control of speed and direction
with hand signals.
The spotter should sit astride the rear of the
seat and hold onto the handgrip with both
feet firmly on the floor of the footwell for
proper balance while facing to the rear to
watch the skier’s hand signals and condition.
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Water-skiing
You can use the watercraft for water-skiing if
it has the seating capacity to carry the operator, a rearward-facing spotter, and the waterskier when he or she is not skiing.
The watercraft must also have a cleat designed to pull a ski rope; do not attach the
rope to any other location.
1 Cleat
It is the watercraft operator’s responsibility to
be alert to the safety of the water-skier and
others. Know and follow all local water-skiing
regulations in effect for the waters in which
you will be operating.
The operator should be comfortable carrying
passengers before attempting to pull a skier.
The following are some important considerations for minimizing risks while water-skiing.
● The skier should wear an approved PFD,
preferably a brightly colored one so boat
operators can see the skier.
● The skier should wear protective clothing.
Severe internal injuries can occur if water is
forced into body cavities as a result of falling
into the water. Normal swimwear does not
adequately protect against forceful water
entry into the rectum or vagina. The skier
should wear a wetsuit bottom or clothing
that provides equivalent protection.
● A second person should be on board as a
spotter to watch the skier; in many places it
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1 Handgrip
1 Handgrip
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Your control while pulling a water-skier is
affected by the skier’s ability, as well as water and weather conditions.
When preparing to pull a skier, operate the
watercraft at the slowest possible speed
until the watercraft is well away from the skier and slack in the ski rope is taken up.
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Make sure that the rope is not looped
around anything.
After checking that the skier is ready and
that there is no traffic or other obstacles, apply enough throttle to raise the skier.
Make smooth, wide turns. The watercraft is
capable of very sharp turns, which could exceed the abilities of the skier. Keep the skier
at least 50 m (150 ft), about twice the distance of a standard ski rope, from any potential hazard.
Be alert to the hazard of the ski rope handle
snapping back at the watercraft when the
skier falls or is unable to get up on the skis.
Towing heavy or bulky objects other than
skiers, such as another boat or watercraft,
can cause loss of steering control and create a hazardous condition. If you must tow
another boat in an emergency situation, operate slowly and cautiously.
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Safe boating rules
Your Yamaha watercraft is legally considered
a powerboat. Operation of the watercraft must
be in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the waterway on which it is
used.
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Enjoy your watercraft
responsibly
You share the areas you enjoy when riding
your watercraft with others and with nature.
So your enjoyment includes a responsibility to
treat these other people, and the lands, waters, and wildlife with respect and courtesy.
Whenever and wherever you ride, think of
yourself as the guest of those around you. Remember, for example, that the sound of your
watercraft may be music to you, but it could be
just noise to others. And the exciting splash of
your wake can make waves others won’t enjoy.
Avoid riding close to shoreline homes and waterfowl nesting areas or other wildlife areas,
and keep a respectful distance from fishermen, other boats, swimmers, and populated
beaches. When travel in areas like these is
unavoidable, ride slowly and obey all laws.
Proper maintenance is necessary to ensure
that the exhaust emission and sound levels of
your watercraft will continue to be within regulated limits. You have the responsibility to
make sure that the recommended maintenance in this owner’s/operator’s manual is
carried out.
Remember, pollution can be harmful to the
environment. Do not refuel or add oil where a
spill could cause damage to nature. Remove
your watercraft from the water and move it
away from the shoreline before refueling. Dispose of water and any fuel and oil residue in
the engine compartment according to local
regulations. And keep your surroundings
pleasant for the people and wildlife that share
the waterways: don’t litter.
When you ride responsibly, with respect and
courtesy for others, you help ensure that our
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waterways stay open for the enjoyment of a
variety of recreational opportunities.
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Location of main components
Front view
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4
5
6
7
8
9
Handlebars
Seat
Footwell
Sponsons
Gunwale
Cooling water pilot outlet
Fuel tank filler cap
Bow eye
Hood
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Rear view
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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Handgrip
Cleat
Intake grate
Speed sensor
Stern drain plugs
Stern eyes
Ride plate
Jet thrust nozzle
Reverse gate (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
Reboarding step (for VX Cruiser)
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Control system
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Start switch
Engine shut-off switch
Clip
Multifunction information center
Rearview mirrors (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
Shift lever (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
Throttle lever
Glove compartment
Remote control transmitter
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
10 Engine stop switch
11 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
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Engine compartment
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
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Air filter case
Water separator
Fuel tank
Battery
Flushing hose connector
Oil tank
Spark plugs/Spark plug caps/Ignition coils
Muffler
Electrical box
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EJU31021
Operation of controls and other
functions
sure that the seat is securely installed before
operating the watercraft.
EJU31032
Seat
To remove the seat:
Pull the seat latch up, and then pull the seat
off.
VX/VX Deluxe
1 Seat latch
VX Cruiser
EJU31072
Hood
To open the hood, pull the hood latch up, and
then lift up the hood.
1 Seat latch
To install the seat:
Insert the projection on the front of the seat
into the stay on the deck, and then push the
rear of the seat down to lock it in place. Make
1 Hood latch
To close the hood, push down on the rear of
the hood until it latches securely. Make sure
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that the hood is securely closed before operating the watercraft.
System” on page 30 for information on using
the remote control transmitter.)
EJU31091
The Yamaha Security System and low-RPM
mode settings can only be selected using the
remote control transmitter.
Store the remote control transmitter carefully
so it will not be lost. When operating the watercraft, store the transmitter in the transmitter
holder provided in the glove compartment.
Fuel tank filler cap
To remove the fuel tank filler cap, turn it counterclockwise.
1 Fuel tank filler cap
To install the fuel tank filler cap, turn it clockwise until it stops. Make sure that the fuel tank
filler cap is securely closed before operating
the watercraft.
EJU31143
Remote control transmitter
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
The Yamaha Security System and low-RPM
mode settings are selected using the remote
control transmitter. (See “Yamaha Security
25
1 Transmitter holder
ECJ00751
NOTICE
●
The remote control transmitter is not
completely waterproof. Do not submerge the transmitter or operate it underwater.
If
the
transmitter
is
submerged, dry it with a soft, dry cloth,
and then check that it is operating properly. If the transmitter is not operating
properly, contact a Yamaha dealer.
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●
●
●
●
Keep the remote control transmitter
away from high temperatures and do not
place it in direct sunlight.
Do not drop the remote control transmitter, subject it to strong shocks, or place
any heavy items on it.
Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the remote
control transmitter. Do not use detergent, alcohol, or other chemicals.
Do not attempt to disassemble the remote control transmitter yourself. Otherwise, the transmitter may not operate
properly. If the transmitter needs a new
battery, contact a Yamaha dealer.
TIP:
While the engine is running, input from the
remote control transmitter is not received.
● If you accidentally lose your remote control
transmitter, contact a Yamaha dealer.
For Canada only
IC (Industry Canada) rules:
Operation is subject to the following two conditions; (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference
that may cause undesired operation of the device.
●
EJU31150
Engine stop switch
Push the engine stop switch (red button) to
stop the engine normally.
1 Engine stop switch
EJU31161
Engine shut-off switch
Attach one end of the engine shut-off cord
(lanyard) to your left wrist, and then insert the
clip on the other end under the engine shut-off
switch (black button). The engine will stop automatically when the clip is removed from the
switch, such as if the operator falls off the watercraft. Remove the engine shut-off cord
(lanyard) from the watercraft when the engine
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is not running to prevent unauthorized use by
children or others.
●
●
●
Lock mode of the Yamaha Security System
has been selected (for VX Deluxe/VX
Cruiser). (See page 30 for Yamaha Security System lock and unlock mode selection
procedures.)
Clip is removed from the engine shut-off
switch.
Throttle lever is squeezed.
EJU31210
Throttle lever
Squeeze the throttle lever to increase engine
speed.
1 Clip
2 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
3 Engine shut-off switch
1 Throttle lever
Release the throttle lever to decrease engine
speed or to return it to the idle position.
EJU35971
EJU31192
Start switch
Push the start switch (green button) to start
the engine.
1 Start switch
The engine will not start under any of the following conditions:
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Cooling water pilot outlet
This watercraft is equipped with a cooling water pilot outlet.
When the engine is running, cooling water is
circulated in the engine, and then it is discharged from the pilot outlet.
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To check for proper operation of the cooling
system, check that water is being discharged
from the pilot outlet. If water is not being discharged from the outlet, cooling water may
not be circulating in the engine. When this occurs, stop the engine and check for the cause.
(See pages 35 and 79 for more information.)
TIP:
●
●
If the cooling water passages are dry, it will
take about 60 seconds for the water to
reach the outlet after the engine is started.
Water discharge may not be constant at
idle, therefore, open the throttle a little to
check that water discharges properly.
EJU31260
Steering system
Your watercraft can be steered by turning the
handlebars in the direction you wish to travel.
When the handlebars are turned, the angle of
the jet thrust nozzle is changed, and the direction of the watercraft is changed accordingly.
Since the strength of the jet thrust determines
the speed and degree of a turn, throttle must
always be applied when attempting a turn, except at trolling speed.
This model is equipped with the Yamaha Engine Management System (YEMS) that includes an off-throttle steering (OTS) system.
It will activate at planing speeds should you
attempt to steer the watercraft after releasing
the throttle lever. The OTS system assists in
turning by continuing to supply some thrust
while the watercraft is decelerating, but you
can turn more sharply if you apply throttle
while turning the handlebars.
The OTS system does not function below
planing speeds or when the engine is off.
Once the engine slows down, the watercraft
will no longer turn in response to handlebar input until you apply throttle again or you reach
trolling speed.
EJU31301
Shift lever (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
The shift lever is located on the starboard
(right) side of the watercraft and is used to
control the reverse gate, which allows the watercraft to move in reverse or forward.
1
3
1 Handlebar
2 Jet thrust nozzle
2
1 Shift lever
2 Forward position
3 Reverse position
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When the shift lever is in the reverse position,
the watercraft can be launched from a trailer,
or backed up out of tight spots where you cannot turn around easily.
boarding step for any other purpose. The
watercraft can be damaged.
EJU31361
Handgrip
The handgrip provides a handhold for boarding the watercraft and for a spotter when facing rearward. WARNING! Do not use the
handgrip to lift the watercraft. The handgrip is not designed to support the watercraft’s weight. If the handgrip breaks, the
watercraft could fall, which could result in
severe injury. [EWJ00021]
1 Reboarding step
EJU34870
Bow eye
The bow eye is located at the bow of the watercraft.
The bow eye is used to attach a rope to the
watercraft when transporting, mooring, or
towing it in an emergency.
1 Handgrip
EJU34862
Reboarding step (for VX Cruiser)
The reboarding step provides a handhold and
footstep for boarding the watercraft.
WARNING! Do not use the reboarding step
to lift the watercraft. The reboarding step
is not designed to support the watercraft’s
weight. If the reboarding step breaks, the
watercraft could fall, which could result in
severe injury. [EWJ01211]
ECJ00742
NOTICE
Use the reboarding step only to board the
watercraft in the water. Do not use the re-
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1 Bow eye
EJU34880
Stern eyes
The stern eyes are located at the stern of the
watercraft.
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The stern eyes are used to attach a rope to
the watercraft when transporting or mooring it.
1 Stern eye
(See page 25 for information on using the remote control transmitter.)
1 Remote control transmitter
EJU31370
EJU36104
Yamaha Engine Management System
(YEMS)
Yamaha Security System settings
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
The Yamaha Security System settings are selected by pressing the lock or unlock button
on the remote control transmitter briefly.
This model is equipped with an integrated,
computerized management system that controls and adjusts ignition timing, fuel injection,
engine diagnostics, and the off-throttle steering (OTS) system.
EJU36761
Yamaha Security System
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
The Yamaha Security System functions to
help prevent unauthorized use or theft of the
watercraft. The engine cannot be started if the
security system is in the lock mode. The engine can only be started in the unlock mode.
The lock and unlock modes of the security
system are selected using the remote control
transmitter that is included with this watercraft.
TIP:
Since the watercraft is programmed to recognize the internal code from this transmitter
only, the security system setting can only be
changed with this transmitter. If you lose the
remote control transmitter or if it does not operate properly, contact a Yamaha dealer.
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Depending on the selected Yamaha Security
System setting, the “SECURITY” indicator
light will come on or go off.
the unlock mode is selected and the engine
can be started.
TIP:
The beeper sounds two times for the normal
mode or three times for the low-RPM mode.
(See the items in “Selecting the operation
mode” for operation mode information.)
Yamaha Security System mode
Engine
can be
started
1 beep
Lock
NO
2 beeps
Unlock
(normal mode)
YES
3 beeps
Unlock
(low-RPM mode)
YES
Number
of beeps
1 Lock button
2 Unlock button
1 “SECURITY” indicator light
TIP:
The lock and unlock modes of this system can
only be selected while the engine is stopped.
LOCK
When the lock button on the remote control
transmitter is pressed briefly, the beeper
sounds once and the “SECURITY” indicator
light goes off. This indicates the lock mode is
selected and the engine cannot be started.
UNLOCK
When the unlock button on the remote control
transmitter is pressed briefly, the beeper
sounds two or three times and the “SECURITY” indicator light comes on. This indicates
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If neither the start switch nor the remote control transmitter is operated within 25 seconds
after the unlock button is pressed to select the
unlock mode, the multifunction information
center will turn off and enter a standby state.
To turn the multifunction information center
back on, press the lock button on the transmitter briefly to select the lock mode, and then
press the unlock button briefly to select the
unlock mode.
TIP:
If the engine is started while the multifunction
information center is in the standby state, the
“SECURITY” indicator light and “L-MODE” indicator light will not come on regardless of the
setting.
EJU31413
Selecting the operation mode
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
There are two operation modes in the unlock
mode of the Yamaha Security System: the
normal mode and the low-RPM mode. The
normal mode and low-RPM mode can only be
selected when the engine is stopped in the
unlock mode. Press the unlock button on the
remote control transmitter for more than 4
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seconds to switch between the normal mode
and the low-RPM mode.
Normal mode
The watercraft can be ridden normally in this
mode.
If the beeper sounds two times, the normal
mode is activated.
Low-RPM mode
Maximum engine speed (r/min) in this mode is
limited to approximately 90% of the maximum
engine speed in the normal mode.
If the beeper sounds three times, the lowRPM mode is activated and the “L-MODE” indicator light comes on.
EJU31453
Multifunction information center
This meter contains the following functions for
help and convenience in operating the watercraft.
1
2
3
4
5
1 “L-MODE” indicator light
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Tachometer
Speedometer
Hour meter/voltmeter
Fuel level meter
“L-MODE” indicator light (for VX Deluxe/
VX Cruiser)
“WARNING” light
Fuel level warning indicator
Oil pressure warning indicator
Engine overheat warning indicator
Check engine warning indicator
Select button
“SECURITY” indicator light
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
When the engine is started, all displays light
up for 2 seconds, and then the meter starts to
operate normally.
The current display will continue to operate for
25 seconds after the engine stops.
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EJU31461
Tachometer
The engine speed (r/min) is displayed by segments. Each segment indicates a 250 r/min
increment.
the fuel tank. The display segments of the fuel
level meter disappear two at a time as the fuel
level decreases.
1 Fuel level meter
1 Tachometer
EJU31500
Speedometer
The meter shows the watercraft speed
against water.
TIP:
The fuel level is most accurate when the watercraft is sitting level on a trailer or in the water.
EJU31552
Hour meter/voltmeter
To switch the display between the hour meter
and the voltmeter, push the select button for
at least 1 second after the meter is displayed
for more than 10 seconds.
1 Select button
2 Speedometer
TIP:
To switch the speedometer display between
kilometers and miles, push the select button
for at least 1 second, within 10 seconds after
the meter is displayed.
EJU31512
Fuel level meter
The fuel level meter is provided for convenient
fuel level checking while riding.
The fuel level meter has eight segments
which show the amount of fuel remaining in
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1 Select button
2 Hour meter/voltmeter
Hour meter
The hour meter is provided to make it easy to
follow the maintenance schedule.
The meter shows the hours of engine operation that have elapsed since the watercraft
was new.
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Voltmeter
The voltmeter is provided to display the voltage of the battery.
When the battery voltage is normal, the voltmeter displays approximately 12 volts.
If the battery voltage is less than 8.0 volts,
“LO” is displayed on the voltmeter and if the
voltage is above 18.1 volts, “HI” is displayed
on the voltmeter. If “HI” or “LO” is displayed,
return to shore and, if necessary, have a
Yamaha dealer check the charging system
and the battery.
TIP:
Press the select button on the multifunction
information center to stop the buzzer.
EJU31562
Fuel level warning indicator
If the fuel remaining in the fuel tank drops to
about 13 L (3.4 US gal, 2.9 Imp. gal), the lowest two fuel level segments, the fuel level
warning indicator, and the “WARNING” light
begin to blink. The buzzer also starts sounding intermittently.
If this occurs, refill the fuel tank as soon as
possible.
The warning signals will be cleared when the
engine is restarted after the fuel tank is refilled.
1 Select button
EJU31622
Oil pressure warning indicator
If the oil pressure does not rise to specification, the “WARNING” light and the oil pressure warning indicator begin to blink, and the
buzzer sounds intermittently. At the same
time, the engine speed is limited to help prevent damage.
If this occurs, reduce the engine speed, return
to shore, and then check the engine oil level.
(See page 43 for engine oil level checking
procedures.) If the oil level is low, add enough
engine oil to raise it to the proper level. If the
oil level is sufficient, have a Yamaha dealer
check the watercraft.
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TIP:
Press the select button on the multifunction
information center to stop the buzzer.
and then check the intake grate and impeller
for clogging. (See page 79 for more information.) NOTICE: If you cannot locate and
correct the cause of the overheating, consult a Yamaha dealer. Continuing to operate at higher speeds could result in severe
engine damage. [ECJ00041]
1 Select button
EJU31605
Engine overheat warning indicator
This model is equipped with an engine overheat warning system.
If the engine starts to overheat, the “WARNING” light and the engine overheat warning indicator blink, and then come on. The buzzer
also begins to sound intermittently, and then it
sounds continuously. After the light and indicator start to blink and the buzzer sounds, the
engine speed is limited to help prevent damage.
TIP:
Press the select button on the multifunction
information center to stop the buzzer.
1 Select button
EJU31631
Check engine warning indicator
If a sensor malfunction or a short circuit is detected, the “WARNING” light and the check
If this occurs, immediately reduce the engine
speed, return to shore, and then check for water discharge at the port (left) cooling water pilot outlet while the engine is running. If there
is no discharge of water, shut the engine off,
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engine warning indicator begin to blink, and
the buzzer sounds intermittently.
If this occurs, reduce the engine speed, return
to shore, and have a Yamaha dealer check
the engine.
TIP:
Press the select button on the multifunction
information center to stop the buzzer.
1 Select button
ridden normally when this light is on. (See
page 30 for more information.)
1 “SECURITY” indicator light
EJU35010
“L-MODE” indicator light
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
The “L-MODE” indicator light comes on when
the low-RPM mode is selected. (See page 31
for more information.)
1 “L-MODE” indicator light
EJU35001
EJU31681
“SECURITY” indicator light
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
The “SECURITY” indicator light comes on
when the unlock mode of the Yamaha Security System is selected. The watercraft can be
Storage compartments
A front storage compartment and a glove
compartment are provided.
The storage compartments are not designed
to be waterproof. If you carry objects that must
be kept dry, such as the manuals, put them in
a waterproof bag.
Make sure that the storage compartments are
closed securely before operating the watercraft.
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EJU31712
Front storage compartment
The front storage compartment is located at
the bow.
To open the front storage compartment, pull
the hood latch up, and then lift up the hood.
Front storage compartment:
Capacity:
62.0 L (16.4 US gal, 13.6 Imp.gal)
Load limit:
5.0 kg (11 lb)
To close the front storage compartment, push
down on the rear of the hood until it latches
securely.
1 Hood latch
EJU31753
Glove compartment
The glove compartment is located in front of
the seat.
1 Front storage compartment
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To open the glove compartment, slide the
glove compartment latch toward you, and
then lift up the lid.
Keep the remote control transmitter in the
transmitter holder when operating the watercraft.
1 Glove compartment latch
1 Beverage holder
2 Transmitter holder
1 Glove compartment
Glove compartment:
Capacity:
5.2 L (1.4 US gal, 1.1 Imp.gal)
Load limit:
1.0 kg (2 lb)
To close the glove compartment, push the lid
down until it latches securely.
For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser:
A removable beverage holder, which includes
a transmitter holder, is provided in the glove
compartment.
Do not place beverages in the beverage holder when operating the watercraft.
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EJU31821
Fuel and oil
EJU37162
Fuel
EWJ00282
WARNING
●
●
Gasoline and gasoline vapors are extremely flammable. To avoid fires and
explosions and to reduce the risk of injury when refueling, follow these instructions.
Gasoline is poisonous and can cause injury or death. Handle gasoline with care.
Never siphon gasoline by mouth. If you
should swallow some gasoline, inhale a
lot of gasoline vapor, or get some gasoline in your eyes, see your doctor immediately. If gasoline spills on your skin,
wash with soap and water. If gasoline
spills on your clothing, change your
clothes.
ECJ00321
NOTICE
●
●
Do not use leaded gasoline. Leaded gasoline can seriously damage the engine.
Avoid getting water and contaminants in
the fuel tank. Contaminated fuel can
cause poor performance and engine
damage. Use only fresh gasoline that
has been stored in clean containers.
Recommended fuel:
Regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum octane rating of
86
(Pump octane number) = (R + M)/2
90 (Research octane number)
Gasohol
There are two types of gasohol: gasohol containing ethanol and that containing methanol.
Gasohol containing ethanol can be used if
ethanol content does not exceed 10% and the
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fuel meets the minimum octane ratings. E-85
is a fuel blend containing 85% ethanol and
therefore must not be used in this watercraft.
All ethanol blends containing more than 10%
ethanol can cause fuel system damage or engine performance problems.
Yamaha does not recommend gasohol containing methanol because it can cause fuel
system damage and engine performance
problems.
To fill the fuel tank:
(1) Before refueling, turn off the engine. Do
not stand or sit on the watercraft. Never
refuel while smoking, or while in the vicinity of sparks, open flames, or other sources of ignition.
(2) Place the watercraft in a well-ventilated
area and in a horizontal position.
(3) Remove the seat, and then check the fuel
level. (See page 24 for seat removal and
installation procedures.)
(4) Remove the fuel tank filler cap, and then
slowly add fuel to the fuel tank. Stop filling
when the fuel level reaches approximately 50 mm (2 in) from the top of the fuel
tank. Do not overfill the fuel tank. Because fuel expands when it heats up,
heat from the engine or the sun can
cause fuel to spill out of the fuel tank. Do
not leave the watercraft with a full tank in
direct sunlight.
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Fuel tank capacity:
60 L (15.9 US gal, 13.2 Imp.gal)
for engine oil level checking procedures.) Use
a combination of the recommended SAE and
API engine oil classifications shown in the
chart below.
1 Approximately 50 mm (2 in) from top of the
fuel tank
(5) Wipe up any spilled fuel immediately.
(6) Install the fuel tank filler cap. Make sure
that the fuel tank filler cap is securely
closed before operating the watercraft.
(7) Install the seat. Make sure that the seat is
securely installed before operating the
watercraft.
EJU31891
Engine oil
ECJ00281
NOTICE
Use only 4-stroke engine oil. Usage of 2stroke engine oil could result in severe engine damage.
Make sure that the engine oil is at the specified level. Add oil as necessary. (See page 43
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EJU31980
Pre-operation checks
EJU31991
Pre-operation check list
Before operating this watercraft, perform the checks in the following check list.
EWJ00411
WARNING
Failure to inspect or maintain the watercraft properly increases the possibility of an accident or damage to the watercraft. Do not operate the watercraft if you find any problem. If a problem cannot be corrected by the procedures provided in this manual, have
the watercraft inspected by a Yamaha dealer.
ITEM
ROUTINE
PAGE
Engine compartment
Remove the seat to ventilate the engine compartment. Check for fuel vapors and loose electrical connections.
43
Bilge
Check for water and fuel and drain if necessary.
44
Stern drain plugs
Check for proper installation.
45
Throttle lever
Check that the throttle lever springs back smoothly.
46
Steering system
Check for proper operation.
46
Shift lever and reverse gate
(VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
Check for proper operation.
46
Fuel and oil
Check the fuel and oil levels and replenish if necessary.
Check the hoses and tanks for leakage.
Water separator
Check for water and drain if necessary.
44
Battery
Check the electrolyte level and battery condition.
45
Hood
Check that the hood is securely closed.
24
Seat
Check that the seat is securely installed.
24
Hull and deck
Check the hull and deck for cracks and other damage.
43
Jet intake
Check for debris and remove if necessary.
47
Fire extinguisher
Check the condition and replace if necessary.
45
Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
Check the condition and replace if frayed or broken.
47
Switches
Check the start switch, engine stop switch, and engine shut-off switch for proper operation.
47
Cooling water pilot outlet
Check that water is discharged while the engine is
running and the watercraft is in the water.
48
Multifunction information
center
Check for warning indications and proper operation.
48
BEFORE LAUNCH OR OPERATION
43, 43
AFTER LAUNCH
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TIP:
Pre-operation checks should be made each time the watercraft is used. These checks can be
completed in a short time. It is worth the time spent to ensure safety and reliability.
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EJU32280
Pre-operation check points
EJU32311
Engine compartment
EWJ00460
WARNING
Failure to ventilate the engine compartment could result in a fire or explosion. Do
not start the engine if there is a fuel leak or
a loose electrical connection.
(1) Remove the fuel tank filler cap to release
any pressure that might have built up in
the fuel tank.
(2) Remove the seat. (See page 24 for seat
removal and installation procedures.)
(3) Check the fuel level in the fuel tank and
replenish if necessary. (See page 39 for
filling procedures.)
(4) Install the fuel tank filler cap and the seat.
EJU32401
Ventilate the engine compartment before
each use.
To ventilate the engine compartment, remove
the seat. (See page 24 for seat removal and
installation procedures.) Leave the engine
compartment open for a few minutes to allow
any fuel vapors to escape.
While the engine compartment is open, check
for loose electrical connections.
Engine oil level
Check the engine oil level before each use.
EWJ00340
WARNING
Engine oil is extremely hot immediately after the engine is turned off. Coming in contact with or getting any engine oil on your
clothes could result in burns.
ECJ00391
NOTICE
●
●
EJU32350
Hull and deck
Check the hull and deck for cracks and other
damage. If any damage is found, have a
Yamaha dealer repair the watercraft.
EJU32391
Fuel level
Make sure that there is sufficient fuel in the
fuel tank before each use.
Also, check the fuel system for leakage,
cracks, and malfunctions. (See page 69 for
check points and correct procedures.)
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Do not run the engine with too much or
not enough oil in the oil tank, otherwise
the engine could be damaged.
Make sure that debris and water do not
enter the oil tank filler hole. Debris and
water in the engine oil can cause serious
engine damage.
To check the engine oil level:
(1) Place the watercraft in a horizontal position or launch the watercraft, and then
start the engine. NOTICE: When checking the engine oil level on land, supply
water to the cooling water passages.
(See page 63 for procedures on supplying water.) [ECJ01020]
TIP:
When checking the engine oil level on water,
moor the watercraft so that it will not drift
away.
(2) Run the engine at trolling speed for 6 minutes or more, and then stop the engine.
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Run the engine an additional 5 minutes if
the ambient temperature is 20 °C (68 °F)
or less.
(3) Remove the seat. (See page 24 for seat
removal and installation procedures.)
(4) Remove the oil tank filler cap, wipe the
dipstick clean, and then screw the filler
cap into the filler hole completely. Remove the filler cap again and check that
the engine oil level is between the minimum and maximum level marks on the
dipstick.
mum level mark, the oil tank is overfilled.
Have a Yamaha dealer remove the excessive amount of engine oil.
(6) Install the seat.
EJU32420
Water separator
Check the water separator for water. The water separator retains any water that may have
entered through the fuel tank breather hose if
the watercraft was capsized. Normally, the
water separator is empty.
1 Water separator
2 Drain screw
1 Oil tank filler cap
If water remains in the water separator, drain
it by removing the drain screw. Place a drain
pan under the water separator to catch the
draining water or use a dry cloth to soak up
any water that could spill into the watercraft. If
any water spills into the watercraft, be sure to
wipe it up with a dry cloth. Also, be sure to install the drain screw after draining the water
separator.
EJU32462
1 Minimum level mark
2 Maximum level mark
(5) If the engine oil level is below the minimum level mark, add enough oil so that
the oil level is between the minimum and
maximum level marks on the dipstick,
and then install the filler cap. If the engine
oil level is significantly above the maxi-
Bilge
Check the bilge for moisture and fuel residue.
NOTICE: Excessive water in the engine
compartment can splash into the engine,
which can result in severe damage. [ECJ00341]
To drain water from the bilge:
(1) Remove the stern drain plugs.
(2) Raise the bow of the watercraft until the
water drains.
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(3) After the water has drained, wipe the
bilge with dry rags to make sure that it is
thoroughly dry.
(4) Install the stern drain plugs. NOTICE:
Before installing the stern drain plugs,
clean the drain plug threads to remove
any foreign materials, such as dirt or
sand. Otherwise, the stern drain plugs
could be damaged, allowing water to
enter the engine compartment. Make
sure that the stern drain plugs are
tightened securely before launching
the watercraft. Otherwise, water may
flood the engine compartment and
cause the watercraft to submerge.
Recharge the battery or replace it if it is not in
good condition. (See page 73 for battery recharging procedures.)
Also, check that the battery leads are tightened securely and that there is no corrosion
on the battery terminals. Check that the
breather hose is securely connected to the
battery and that it is not pinched. WARNING!
Fire or explosion could result if the breather hose is damaged, obstructed, or not
connected properly. [EWJ00451]
[ECJ00361]
EJU32472
Stern drain plugs
Check the stern drain plugs for proper installation.
1 Positive (+) battery terminal: Red lead
2 Negative (–) battery terminal: Black lead
3 Breather hose
Make sure that the battery is securely held in
place.
EJU32541
Fire extinguisher
Check that there is a full fire extinguisher on
board.
EJU32482
Battery
Check the battery electrolyte level and check
that the battery has sufficient power to start
the engine easily. WARNING! Never operate
the watercraft if the battery does not have
sufficient power to start the engine or if it
shows any other signs of decreased power. Loss of battery power may leave you
stranded. [EWJ01240]
The fire extinguisher holder and cover are located in the front storage compartment.
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To store the fire extinguisher, unhook the
band and remove the cover. Place the fire extinguisher in the holder, and then place the
cover over the fire extinguisher. Fasten the
cover and the fire extinguisher with the band
securely.
plete range and spring back to the idle position when released.
EJU32600
1 Fire extinguisher holder and cover
2 Band
To check the fire extinguisher, see the instructions supplied by the fire extinguisher manufacturer. Always keep the fire extinguisher
secured in the holder with its cover in place.
Always carry a fire extinguisher on board. A
fire extinguisher is not standard equipment
with this watercraft. If you do not have one,
contact a Yamaha dealer or a fire extinguisher
dealer to obtain one meeting the proper specifications.
Steering system
Check the handlebars for looseness.
Turn the handlebars as far as possible to the
right and left to make sure that operation is
smooth and unrestricted throughout the
whole range. Also, make sure that the jet
thrust nozzle moves as the handlebars are
turned, and that there is no free play between
the handlebars and the jet thrust nozzle.
EJU32591
Throttle lever
Check the throttle lever for proper operation.
Squeeze and release the throttle lever several
times to make sure that there is no hesitation
in its travel. It should be smooth over the com-
EJU32632
Shift lever and reverse gate
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
EWJ00031
WARNING
Do not touch the reverse gate while the
shift lever is being operated, otherwise
you could be pinched.
Check the shift lever and reverse gate for
proper operation.
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Make sure that the reverse gate goes down
completely when the shift lever is pulled up.
Also, make sure that the reverse gate goes up
completely when the shift lever is pushed
down.
damage to the engine could result. Cooling
water is fed to the engine by the jet pump.
EJU32661
Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
Check that the engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
is not frayed or broken. If the cord is damaged, replace it. WARNING! Never try to repair the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) or
tie it together. The engine shut-off cord
(lanyard) may not pull free when the operator falls off, allowing the watercraft to
continue to run and cause an accident.
[EWJ01220]
EJU32651
Jet intake
Carefully check the jet intake for weeds, debris, or anything else that might restrict the intake of water. If the jet intake is clogged, clean
it. (See page 79 for jet intake cleaning procedures.)
If the watercraft is operated while the jet intake is clogged, cavitation could occur, reducing jet thrust, and possibly damaging the jet
pump. In some cases, the engine may overheat because of lack of cooling water, and
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EJU32671
Switches
ECJ00410
NOTICE
Do not run the engine for more than 15
seconds when checking the switches on
land without supplying water, otherwise
the engine could overheat.
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Check the start switch, the engine stop
switch, and the engine shut-off switch for
proper operation.
Push the start switch to start the engine. As
soon as the engine starts running, push the
engine stop switch to verify that the engine
stops immediately. Restart the engine, and
then pull the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to
remove the clip from the engine shut-off
switch to verify that the engine stops immediately. (See pages 26 to 27 for information on
proper operation of the start switch, the engine stop switch, and the engine shut-off
switch.)
1
2
3
4
5
and the watercraft is in the water. (See page
27 for more information.)
EJU32711
Multifunction information center
Check the multifunction information center for
proper operation while the watercraft is in the
water. (See page 32 for information on proper
operation of the multifunction information center.)
Start switch
Engine stop switch
Engine shut-off switch
Clip
Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
EJU32680
Cooling water pilot outlet
Check that water comes out from the cooling
water pilot outlet while the engine is running
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EJU32742
Operation
EWJ00510
WARNING
Before operating your watercraft, become
familiar with all of the controls. Consult a
Yamaha dealer about any control or function that you do not fully understand. Failure to understand how the controls work
could cause an accident or prevent you
from avoiding an accident.
ECJ00460
NOTICE
Make sure that the stern drain plugs are
tightened securely before launching the
watercraft.
EJU32782
Engine break-in
ECJ00430
NOTICE
Failure to follow the engine break-in procedure could result in reduced engine life
or even severe engine damage.
The engine break-in period is essential to allow the various components of the engine to
wear and polish themselves to the correct operating clearances. This ensures proper performance and promotes longer component
life.
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TIP:
Be sure to check the engine oil level before
operating the watercraft for the first time. (See
page 43 for engine oil checking procedures.)
(1) Launch the watercraft and start the engine. (See page 49 for engine starting
procedures.)
(2) For the first 5 minutes, run the engine at
trolling speed only. For the 30 minutes of
operation after that, keep the engine
speed below 5000 r/min. For the 1 hour of
operation after that, keep the engine
speed below 6500 r/min.
(3) Proceed with normal operation.
EJU32812
Launching the watercraft
When launching the watercraft, make sure
that there are no obstacles around you.
If there are waves, someone should make
sure that the watercraft is not pushed into the
trailer after launching the watercraft.
● For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser:
Use the remote control transmitter to select
the unlock mode. (See page 30 for Yamaha
Security System lock and unlock mode selection procedures.)
After the watercraft is in the water, start the
engine. Shift into reverse and move the watercraft back slowly.
● For VX:
After the watercraft is in the water, turn it
around so that the bow faces the direction
you wish to go. Start the engine, and then
slowly move away from the launching area.
EJU32852
Starting the engine
(1) If the lock mode of the Yamaha Security
System is selected (for VX Deluxe/VX
Cruiser), use the remote control transmitter to select the unlock mode. (See page
30 for Yamaha Security System lock and
unlock mode selection procedures.)
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(2) Launch the watercraft in water free from
weeds and debris and at least 60 cm (2 ft)
deep from the bottom of the watercraft.
NOTICE: Never operate in water that is
less than 60 cm (2 ft) deep from the
bottom of the watercraft, otherwise
pebbles or sand could be sucked into
the jet intake, causing impeller damage and engine overheating. [ECJ00471]
off, allowing the watercraft to continue
to run and cause an accident. [EWJ00581]
1 Clip
2 Engine shut-off switch
3 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
(3) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
to your left wrist, and then attach the clip
to the engine shut-off switch. It is not possible to start the engine with the clip removed from the engine shut-off switch.
WARNING! Check that the engine
shut-off cord (lanyard) is attached correctly. If the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) is not attached correctly, it may
not pull free when the operator falls
(4) Push the start switch (green button), and
then release it as soon as the engine
starts to run. If the engine does not start
in 5 seconds, release the start switch,
wait 15 seconds, and then try again. The
engine will not start if the throttle lever is
squeezed. NOTICE: Never push the
start switch while the engine is running. Do not operate the start switch
for more than 5 seconds, otherwise
the battery will be discharged and the
engine will not start. Also, the starter
motor could be damaged. [ECJ01040]
EJU32861
Stopping the engine
To stop the engine, release the throttle lever,
and then push the engine stop switch (red
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button). WARNING! You need throttle to
steer. Shutting the engine off can cause
you to hit an obstacle you are attempting
to avoid. A collision could result in severe
injury or death. [EWJ00601]
(2) Pull the shift lever toward you.
To shift into forward:
(1) Release the throttle lever and let the engine speed return to idle.
(2) Push the shift lever away from you.
EJU37181
Shifting (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
EWJ01230
WARNING
●
●
●
Do not use the reverse function to slow
down or stop the watercraft as it could
cause you to lose control, be ejected, or
impact the handlebars.
Make sure that there are no obstacles or
people behind you before shifting into
reverse.
Do not touch the reverse gate while the
shift lever is being operated, otherwise
you could be pinched.
To shift into reverse:
(1) Release the throttle lever and let the engine speed return to idle.
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EJU32892
Leaving the watercraft
If leaving the watercraft, select the lock
mode of the Yamaha Security System (for
VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) and remove the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to reduce the
chance of accidental starting or unauthorized use by children or others. (See page
30 for Yamaha Security System lock and
unlock mode selection procedures.)
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EJU32901
Operating your watercraft
EJU32961
Getting to know your watercraft
Operating your watercraft requires skills acquired through practice over a period of time.
Take the time to learn the basic techniques
well before attempting more difficult maneuvers.
Operating your new watercraft can be a very
enjoyable activity, providing you with hours of
pleasure. However, it is essential to familiarize yourself with the operation of the watercraft to achieve the skill level necessary to
enjoy riding safely.
Before operating this watercraft, read this
owner’s/operator’s manual, the Riding Practice Guide, the Riding Instruction card, and all
labels on the watercraft. Pay particular attention to the safety information on page 10.
These materials should give you an understanding of the watercraft and its operation.
Remember: This watercraft is designed to
carry the operator and up to 2 passengers.
Never exceed the maximum load limit or allow
more than 3 persons (or 2 persons if a waterskier is being pulled) to ride the watercraft at
any time.
Maximum load:
240 kg (530 lb)
Load is the total weight of cargo, operator, and passengers.
EJU33001
Learning to operate your watercraft
Before operating the watercraft, always perform the pre-operation checks listed on page
41. The short time spent checking the watercraft will reward you with added safety and reliability.
Check local laws before operating your watercraft.
Operate defensively at safe speeds and keep
a safe distance away from people, objects,
and other watercraft. Select a wide area to
learn in, where there is good visibility and light
boat traffic.
Use the buddy system—operate with someone nearby. Scan constantly for people, objects, and other watercraft. Be alert for
conditions that limit your visibility or block your
vision of others.
Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to
your left wrist and keep it free from the handlebars so that the engine stops if you, the operator, fall off.
Wear a personal flotation device (PFD). All
riders must wear a PFD that is approved by
the appropriate authorities and is suitable for
personal watercraft use.
Wear protective clothing. Severe internal injuries can occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of falling into the water or
being near the jet thrust nozzle. Normal swimwear does not adequately protect against
forceful water entry into the rectum and vagina. All riders must wear a wetsuit bottom or
clothing that provides equivalent protection.
Such clothing includes thick, tightly woven,
sturdy and snug-fitting apparel such as denim, but does not include spandex or similar
fabrics, like those used in bicycle shorts. A full
wetsuit can also protect against hypothermia
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(subnormal body temperature) and abrasions.
Footwear and gloves are recommended.
Eye protection is recommended to keep wind,
water, and glare from the sun out of your eyes
while you operate your watercraft. Restraining
straps for eyewear are made which are designed to float should your eyewear fall in the
water.
You should grip the handlebars firmly and
keep both feet on the floor of the footwell. Do
not attempt to ride with passengers until your
operating skills are fully developed.
EJU33061
Riding with passengers
EWJ00541
WARNING
●
●
Do not apply throttle when anyone is at
the rear of the watercraft. Turn the engine off or keep it at idle. Water and debris exiting the jet thrust nozzle can
cause severe injury. Passengers should
not attempt to board the watercraft if the
operator is applying throttle.
When passengers are on board, make
sure that they are holding on firmly and
have their feet on the floor of the footwell before you start to accelerate.
When 2 or 3 persons (including the operator)
are on board, the watercraft handles differently, and is not as easy to maneuver, therefore
operating it requires a higher degree of skill.
Before attempting to operate the watercraft
with passengers on board, the operator must
practice operating the watercraft alone
enough to be able to acquire the necessary
skills.
The passengers must always wear a PFD
that is approved by the appropriate authorities
and a wetsuit bottom or equivalent.
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Do not give a ride to children whose feet cannot reach the floor of the footwell. The passengers should hold on firmly, either to the
person in front of them or to the handgrip provided, and keep their feet on the floor of the
footwell. Never allow a passenger to ride in
front of the operator.
When pulling a water-skier, the spotter should
face to the rear while holding the handgrip
with both hands. The spotter should always sit
astride the seat with both feet placed firmly on
the floor of the footwell for proper balance.
Follow all local laws regarding water-skiing,
such as those for skier-down flags, rearwardfacing spotter, and other requirements.
EJU33081
Starting the watercraft
EWJ00711
WARNING
To avoid collisions:
● Scan constantly for people, objects, and
other watercraft. Be alert for conditions
that limit your visibility or block your vision of others.
● Operate defensively at safe speeds and
keep a safe distance away from people,
objects, and other watercraft.
● Do not follow directly behind watercraft
or other boats. Do not go near others to
spray or splash them with water. Avoid
sharp turns or other maneuvers that
make it hard for others to avoid you or
understand where you are going. Avoid
areas with submerged objects or shallow water.
● Take early action to avoid collisions. Remember, watercraft and other boats do
not have brakes. Do not release the
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throttle lever when trying to steer away
from objects—you need throttle to steer.
start the engine, and then look in all directions before starting off.
EJU33111
Boarding and starting from a dock
(1) Board the watercraft from the side.
(2) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
to your left wrist, and then attach the clip
to the engine shut-off switch.
(3) Push the watercraft away from the dock,
grip the handlebars with both hands,
place both feet on the floor of the footwell,
start the engine, and then look in all directions before starting off.
EJU33092
Boarding and starting in shallow water
(1) Launch the watercraft in water free from
weeds and debris and at least 60 cm (2 ft)
deep from the bottom of the watercraft.
NOTICE: Never operate in water that is
less than 60 cm (2 ft) deep from the
bottom of the watercraft, otherwise
pebbles or sand could be sucked into
the jet intake, causing impeller damage and engine overheating. [ECJ00471]
EJU36081
Boarding and starting in deep water
EWJ01111
WARNING
(2) Board the watercraft from the side or the
rear.
(3) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
to your left wrist, and then attach the clip
to the engine shut-off switch.
(4) Grip the handlebars with both hands,
place both feet on the floor of the footwell,
Be sure the operator and any passengers
have practiced boarding from the water
while still close to shore before riding. A
person who has made many unsuccessful
attempts to get back on the watercraft may
become fatigued and suffer from exposure, increasing the risk of injury and
drowning.
Boarding in deep water requires more skill.
The operator and passengers should practice
boarding in shallow water before riding in
deep water.
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EJU35231
Boarding alone
(1) Swim to the rear of the watercraft and
place both hands on the boarding platform, pull yourself up, and then grasp the
handgrip with one hand.
start the engine, and then look in all directions before starting off.
TIP:
(2) Pull yourself up to a kneeling position on
the platform, and then move to the seat
and sit astride.
If your watercraft is equipped with the reboarding step (for VX Cruiser), you can lower
the step to make reboarding easier. The step
returns automatically to the up position after
you have boarded.
EJU33164
Boarding with passengers
EWJ00660
WARNING
(3) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
to your left wrist, and then attach the clip
to the engine shut-off switch.
(4) Grip the handlebars with both hands,
place both feet on the floor of the footwell,
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Severe internal injuries can occur if water
is forced into body cavities as a result of
being near the jet thrust nozzle. Do not apply throttle until the passengers are seated
with their feet on the floor of the footwell
and are securely holding on to the person
in front of them or to the handgrip provided.
TIP:
The heavier the total weight of the operator
and passengers, the more difficult it will be to
balance the watercraft. Do not operate the
watercraft when the total weight exceeds 240
kg (530 lb) including any cargo.
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(1) Climb on board as noted in the previous
section, and sit astride the seat.
both the passengers and the operator
should try to balance the watercraft.
(2) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
to your left wrist, and then attach the clip
to the engine shut-off switch.
(3) Have the passengers move to the rear of
the watercraft.
(5) Check that the passengers have their
feet on the floor of the footwell and are
securely holding on to the person in front
of them or to the handgrip provided. Never allow a passenger to ride in front of the
operator.
(4) Have a passenger board and sit astride
the seat. If a second passenger is boarding, have him or her follow the same procedure. When a passenger is boarding,
(6) Start the engine, look in all directions, and
then accelerate to planing speed.
To board when it is difficult to balance the watercraft at a standstill:
(1) While the passengers are steadying the
watercraft, pull yourself up onto the
boarding platform into a kneeling posi-
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tion, and then move to the seat and sit
astride to balance the watercraft.
(2) Have a passenger pull him or herself up
onto the boarding platform into a kneeling
position, then move to the seat and sit
astride to balance the watercraft.
(3) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
to your left wrist, and then attach the clip
to the engine shut-off switch.
(4) Start the engine and keep it at idle.
(5) Have the second passenger pull him or
herself up onto the boarding platform into
a kneeling position, then crawl onto the
seat as the watercraft accelerates.
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(6) Gradually increase the speed to balance
the watercraft.
EJU33231
Capsized watercraft
EWJ00671
WARNING
Improper uprighting can cause injury.
● Be sure to shut the engine off by pulling
on the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to
remove the clip from the engine shut-off
switch.
● Do not put your hands in the intake
grate.
If the watercraft capsizes, turn it over immediately.
Be sure to carefully follow the procedures below to prevent injury, or damage to the watercraft.
(1) Remove the clip from the engine shut-off
switch.
(2) Swim to the rear of the watercraft. Pull the
watercraft over with your left hand on the
ride plate while pushing down on the gunwale with your right hand or foot.
If the port (left) side of the capsized watercraft is tilting up, push down on the
gunwale so that the port (left) side is
down before turning the watercraft clockwise. NOTICE: Do not turn the watercraft
over
counterclockwise,
otherwise water can enter the engine,
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which can result in severe damage.
[ECJ00541]
●
(3) Start the engine and operate the watercraft as straight as possible and above
planing speed for at least 2 minutes to
discharge any water remaining in the engine compartment. (If the engine does
not start, see “Towing the watercraft” on
page 81 or “Submerged watercraft” on
page 81.) NOTICE: Do not operate the
engine at full throttle for at least 1
minute after the engine has been restarted. Excessive water in the engine
compartment can splash into the engine, which can result in severe damage. [ECJ00551]
need throttle to steer. A collision could
result in severe injury or death.
When operating at higher speeds, make
gradual turns or slow down before turning. Sharp high-speed turns may cause
the watercraft to slide sideways or spin,
throwing the operator and passengers
overboard, which could cause an injury.
Steering control depends on the combination
of handlebar position and the amount of throttle.
Water sucked in through the intake grate is
pressurized by the impeller in the jet pump. As
the pressurized water is expelled from the
pump through the jet thrust nozzle, it creates
thrust to move and steer the watercraft. The
higher the engine speed, the more thrust produced.
The amount of jet thrust, in addition to the position of the handlebars, determines how
sharply you turn.
A. More throttle produces higher thrust, so
the watercraft will turn more sharply.
EJU33251
Turning the watercraft
EWJ00770
WARNING
●
Do not release the throttle lever when
trying to steer away from objects—you
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B. Less throttle produces lower thrust, so
the watercraft will turn more gradually.
C. Releasing the throttle lever completely
produces only minimum thrust. If you are
traveling at speeds above trolling, you will
have rapidly decreasing ability to steer
without throttle. You may still have some
turning ability immediately after releasing
the throttle lever, but once the engine
slows down, the watercraft will no longer
respond to handlebar input until you apply throttle again or you reach trolling
speed.
At trolling speed, the watercraft can be
turned gradually by handlebar position
alone using just the amount of thrust
available at idle.
D. If the engine is stopped while riding, there
is no thrust. The watercraft will go straight
even though the handlebars are turned.
You need throttle to steer.
This model is equipped with the Yamaha Engine Management System (YEMS) that includes an off-throttle steering (OTS) system.
It will activate at planing speeds should you
attempt to steer the watercraft after releasing
the throttle lever (see condition C above).
The OTS system assists in turning by continuing to supply some thrust while the watercraft
is decelerating, but you can turn more sharply
if you apply throttle while turning the handlebars. The OTS system does not function below planing speeds or when the engine is off.
Once the engine slows down, the watercraft
will no longer turn in response to handlebar input until you apply throttle again or you reach
trolling speed.
EJU33280
Stopping the watercraft
The watercraft is not equipped with a separate braking system. It is stopped by water resistance when the throttle lever is released.
From full speed, the watercraft comes to a
complete stop in approximately 100 m (330 ft)
after the throttle lever is released or the engine is stopped, although this distance will
vary depending on many factors, including
gross weight, water surface conditions, and
wind direction.
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The watercraft slows down as soon as the
throttle lever is released, but will coast for a
distance before fully stopping. If you are not
sure you can stop in time before hitting an obstacle, apply throttle and turn in another direction.
ft) before you reach the intended beaching area.
(2) Approach the beach slowly and stop the
engine before reaching land.
Remember, you need throttle to steer.
(3) Get off the watercraft and pull it up on the
beach. NOTICE: Small pebbles, sand,
seaweed, and other debris can be
sucked into the jet intake and impair
or damage the impeller. Always stop
the engine and get off the watercraft
before beaching it. [ECJ00491]
EJU36060
Docking the watercraft
EWJ00730
WARNING
●
●
●
●
●
Allow adequate stopping distance.
Take early action to avoid collisions. Remember, watercraft and other boats do
not have brakes.
Operate defensively at safe speeds and
keep a safe distance away from people,
objects, and other watercraft to give you
time to stop.
Do not shut the engine off when slowing
down in case you need engine power to
steer away from a boat or other obstacle
that comes into your path.
For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser:
Do not use the reverse function to slow
down or stop the watercraft as it could
cause you to lose control, be ejected, or
impact the handlebars.
(1) Make sure that there are no boats, swimmers, or obstacles near the watercraft.
Reduce speed about 100 m (330 ft) away
from the dock.
(2) Slowly approach the dock and stop the
engine just before coming alongside it.
EJU33321
Reverse on waterways
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
Reverse can be used for slow-speed maneuvering when it is necessary to back up out of
tight spots where you cannot turn around.
Once the engine is idling, shift into reverse
and gradually increase engine speed. Make
sure that there are no obstacles or people behind you before shifting into reverse.
EJU35961
Beaching the watercraft
(1) Make sure that there are no boats, swimmers, or obstacles near the beach. Release the throttle lever about 100 m (330
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EJU37190
EJU33382
Post-operation care
Operating in weeded areas
Always avoid operating your watercraft in areas where weed growth is thick. If traveling in
weeded areas is unavoidable, operate the engine alternately at partial throttle and full throttle. Weeds tend to accumulate more at a
steady speed and at trolling speed. If weeds
clog the intake area and cause cavitation,
clean the jet intake and impeller. (See page
79 for cleaning procedures.)
To keep your watercraft in top shape, always
take it out of the water after using it and perform the following procedures. Leaving the
watercraft in the water for extended periods
will accelerate the rate of normal deterioration
of the jet unit components and hull finish. Marine organisms and corrosion are some of the
conditions that can adversely affect the life of
many watercraft components.
(1) Remove the watercraft from the water.
(2) Wash down the hull, handlebars, and jet
unit with fresh water.
(3) Remove the seat and check the engine
compartment for water. To drain excess
water, remove the stern drain plugs, and
then raise the bow of the watercraft
enough to allow the water in the bilge to
drain out.
TIP:
This watercraft is equipped with an automatic
bilge draining system that removes water
from the engine compartment while you are
underway. However, some residual water will
remain, therefore remove the stern drain
plugs to drain the water. (See page 44 for
bilge draining procedures.)
(4) Place the watercraft in a horizontal position.
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(5) Flush the cooling system to prevent it
from clogging with salt, sand, or dirt. (See
page 63 for flushing procedures.)
(6) If the watercraft will be stored for a week
or more, lubricate internal engine components to help prevent corrosion. (See
page 64 for lubrication procedures.)
(7) Rinse the engine and engine compartment with a small amount of water.
NOTICE: Do not use high-pressure
water when rinsing the engine or engine compartment as severe engine
damage could result. [ECJ00571]
(8) Wipe the engine and engine compartment dry with a clean cloth (repeat step 3,
if necessary).
(9) Wipe the hull, handlebars, and jet unit dry
with a clean cloth.
(10) Spray a rust inhibitor on metallic parts to
minimize corrosion.
(11) Allow the engine compartment to air dry
completely before installing the seat.
EJU33452
Transporting
Before putting the watercraft on a trailer or
transporting it, be sure to put the shift lever
in the forward position (for VX Deluxe/VX
Cruiser). When transporting the watercraft
on a trailer, secure the tie downs to the trailer through the bow eye and stern eyes.
NOTICE: Do not attach ropes or tie
downs to any part of the watercraft other
than the bow eye and stern eyes to secure the watercraft to the trailer. Otherwise, the watercraft may be damaged.
Wrap the ropes or tie downs with towels
or rags where they touch the body of the
watercraft to avoid scratches or damage.
Do not transport the watercraft with the
shift lever in the reverse position. Otherwise the reverse gate may hit an obstacle, which could cause damage (for VX
Deluxe/VX Cruiser). [ECJ00622]
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EJU33490
Storage
EWJ00330
WARNING
Always place the watercraft upright in a
horizontal position when storing it, otherwise fuel could leak out into the engine or
engine compartment, which could create a
fire hazard.
Storage for long periods of time, such as winter storage, requires preventive maintenance
to ensure against deterioration. It is advisable
to have the watercraft serviced by a Yamaha
dealer prior to storage. However, the following
procedures can be performed by the owner.
EJU33544
Flushing the cooling system
Flushing the cooling system is essential to
prevent it from clogging with salt, sand, or dirt.
(1) Place the watercraft in a horizontal position.
(2) Remove the seat. (See page 24 for seat
removal and installation procedures.)
(3) Remove the flushing hose connector
cap, and then insert the garden hose
adapter into the flushing hose connector
and turn it until it is securely connected.
1 Flushing hose connector cap
2 Garden hose adapter
3 Flushing hose connector
(4) Connect the garden hose adapter to a
water tap using a garden hose.
63
TIP:
A garden hose is not included.
(5) Start the engine, and then immediately
turn the water supply on until water flows
out continually from the jet thrust nozzle.
NOTICE: Do not run the engine for
more than 15 seconds without supplying water or over 4000 r/min on land,
otherwise the engine could overheat.
[ECJ01050]
TIP:
If you will be storing the watercraft for a prolonged period, such as winter storage, top off
the fuel tank with fresh gasoline and add fuel
stabilizer and conditioner to the fuel tank according to the manufacturer’s instruction before starting the engine.
(6) Run the engine at idling speed for about
3 minutes watching the engine condition.
If the engine stops while flushing, turn the
water supply off immediately and repeat
the above steps. NOTICE: Do not supply water to the cooling water passages when the engine is not running. The
water could flow back through the
muffler into the engine, causing severe engine damage. [ECJ00122]
(7) Turn the water supply off, and then force
the remaining water out of the cooling
water passages by alternately squeezing
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and releasing the throttle lever for 10 to
15 seconds.
(8) Stop the engine.
(9) Remove the garden hose adapter and install the flushing hose connector cap.
(10) Install the seat.
EJU33623
Lubrication
(1) Remove the seat. (See page 24 for seat
removal and installation procedures.)
(2) Loosen the clamp screw and disconnect
the air intake duct.
(4) Connect the air intake duct and tighten
the clamp screw.
(5) Start the engine in a well-ventilated area
and let it run at idle for 15 seconds.
NOTICE: Do not run the engine for
more than 15 seconds without supplying water, otherwise the engine could
overheat. [ECJ00562]
(6) Lubricate all cables such as the throttle
and steering cables.
Use a suitable marine grease applicator
to pressure-lubricate the cables and
purge out any moisture between the inner
and outer cables.
(7) Lubricate the areas of the watercraft
specified in “Lubrication points” on page
72.
(8) Install the seat.
EJU33681
Battery
1 Clamp screw
2 Air intake duct
(3) Spray a rust inhibitor into the intake opening for 3 seconds. WARNING! Do not
spray flammable rust inhibitor products on engine surfaces while the engine is hot. The sprayed substance or
propellants could catch fire. [EWJ00261]
1 Intake opening
If the watercraft will not be used for more than
a month, remove the battery from the watercraft and store it in a cool, dry place.
(1) Disconnect the negative (–) battery lead
first, then the positive (+) battery lead and
breather hose, and then remove the battery from the watercraft.
(2) Clean the battery casing using fresh water.
(3) If the battery terminals are dirty or corroded, clean them with a wire brush.
(4) Fully charge the battery.
(5) Apply Yamaha Marine Grease or
Yamaha Grease A to the battery terminals, and then store the battery in a cool,
dry place.
(6) Check the battery at least once every 2
months and fully charge it if necessary.
NOTICE: Always keep the battery
charged. Storing a discharged battery
can cause permanent battery damage.
[ECJ00101]
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To check the condition of the battery, check
the specific gravity of the electrolyte or measure the voltage at both battery terminals.
Charge the battery if the voltage is less than
12 volts.
Specific gravity (for reference):
1.28 at 20 °C (68 °F)
It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer
check the specific gravity and charge the battery. If you maintain the battery yourself, be
sure to read and follow the instructions provided with the battery tester and charger you
use.
EJU33731
Cleaning the watercraft
Clean the watercraft before storing it for a long
period.
(1) Wash down the hull, handlebars, and jet
unit with fresh water.
(2) Rinse the engine and engine compartment with fresh water. Drain all of the water and wipe up any remaining moisture
with clean, dry rags. NOTICE: Do not
use high-pressure water when rinsing
the engine and engine compartment
as severe engine damage could result.
[ECJ00111]
(3) Spray the engine’s exterior with a rust inhibitor and lubricant.
(4) Wax the hull with a non-abrasive wax.
(5) Wipe all vinyl and rubber components,
such as the seat and engine compartment seals, with a vinyl protectant.
EJU33762
Maintenance and adjustments
Periodic inspection, adjustment, and lubrication will keep your watercraft in the safest and
most efficient condition possible. Safety is an
obligation of the watercraft owner. Proper
maintenance must be carried out to keep the
exhaust emission and sound levels within the
regulated limits. The most important points of
watercraft inspection, adjustment, and lubrication are explained on the following pages.
See a Yamaha dealer for genuine Yamaha replacement parts and optional accessories designed for your watercraft.
Remember, failures that are the result of the
installation of parts or accessories which are
not qualitatively equivalent to genuine
Yamaha parts are not covered by the limited
warranty.
Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the
emission control devices and system may
be performed by any marine SI engine repair establishment or individual. Warranty
repair, however, must be performed at an
authorized Yamaha marine dealership.
EWJ00311
WARNING
Be sure to turn off the engine when you
perform maintenance unless otherwise
specified. If you are not familiar with machine servicing, this work should be done
by a Yamaha dealer or other qualified mechanic.
EJU33811
Owner’s/operator’s manual and tool
kit
It is advisable to always carry the owner’s/operator’s manual and tool kit with you whenever you use the watercraft. For your
convenience, a storage compartment is pro-
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vided on the watercraft for the manual and
tool kit.
1 Storage compartment
To protect these materials from water damage, it would be a good idea to put them in a
waterproof bag.
The service information included in this manual is intended to provide you, the owner, with
the necessary information for completing your
own preventive maintenance and minor repairs. The tools provided in the tool kit are sufficient for this purpose, except that a torque
wrench may also be necessary to tighten nuts
and bolts.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Tool bag
Screwdriver
16 mm box wrench
10/12 mm box wrench
Pliers
Open-end wrench
Garden hose adapter
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EJU33821
Periodic maintenance chart
The following chart gives general guidelines for periodic maintenance. However, maintenance
may need to be performed more frequently depending on your operating conditions.
This “ ” mark indicates maintenance that you may do yourself.
This “ ” mark indicates work to be done by a Yamaha dealer.
Initial
Item
Operation
10
hours
50
hours
Thereafter every
100
hours
100
hours
200
hours
Page
6
12
12
24
months months months months
Spark plugs
Check, clean, adjust
71
Lubrication points
Lubricate
72
Fuel system
Check
69
Fuel tank
Check, clean
69
Trolling speed
Check, adjust
74
—
Throttle shaft
Check
Cooling water passages
Flush
Water inlet strainer
Check, clean
—
Bilge strainer
Clean
—
Impeller
Check
—
Jet thrust nozzle
angle
Check, adjust
69
Shift cable and reverse gate
(VX Deluxe/VX
Cruiser)
Check, adjust
70
Throttle cable
Check, adjust
70
Stern drain plugs
Check, replace
45
Battery
Check, charge
73
Rubber coupling
Check
—
Engine mount
Check
—
Nuts and bolts
Check
—
Air filter element
Check
69
Engine oil
Replace
69
67
*
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Initial
Item
Operation
10
hours
50
hours
Thereafter every
100
hours
100
hours
200
hours
Page
6
12
12
24
months months months months
Oil filter
Replace
69
Valve clearance
Check, adjust
—
* This operation should be performed after every use.
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EJU34212
EJU34292
Checking the fuel system
Engine oil and oil filter
EWJ00381
EWJ00340
WARNING
WARNING
Leaking fuel can result in fire or explosion.
● Check for fuel leakage regularly.
● If any fuel leakage is found, the fuel system must be repaired by a qualified mechanic. Improper repairs can make the
watercraft unsafe to operate.
Engine oil is extremely hot immediately after the engine is turned off. Coming in contact with or getting any engine oil on your
clothes could result in burns.
Check the fuel system for leaks, cracks, and
malfunctions. If any problem is found, consult
a Yamaha dealer.
Check:
● Fuel tank filler cap and seal for damage
● Fuel in fuel tank for water and dirt
● Fuel tank for damage, cracks, and leakage
● Fuel hoses and joints for damage, cracks,
and leakage
● Air bleeding passages for leakage
Do not run the engine with too much or not
enough oil in the oil tank, otherwise the
engine could be damaged.
EJU34230
Fuel tank
Check the fuel tank for leakage and for water
in the tank. If water is found in the fuel system,
or if the fuel tank needs to be cleaned, have a
Yamaha dealer service the watercraft.
ECJ00181
NOTICE
It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer
change the engine oil. However, if you choose
to change the oil on your own, consult a
Yamaha dealer.
Recommended engine oil:
SAE 10W-30, 20W-40, 20W-50
Oil grade:
API SE,SF,SG,SH,SJ,SL
Oil quantity:
With oil filter replacement:
2.2 L (2.33 US qt, 1.94 Imp.qt)
Without oil filter replacement:
2.0 L (2.11 US qt, 1.76 Imp.qt)
Total amount:
4.3 L (4.55 US qt, 3.78 Imp.qt)
EJU34311
Air filter element
Have a Yamaha dealer check the air filter element at the intervals specified in the periodic
maintenance chart.
EJU34321
Checking the jet thrust nozzle angle
1 Fuel tank
69
Check the handlebars and jet thrust nozzle for
smooth operation.
Turn the handlebars as far as possible to the
right and left and check that the difference of
distances A and B between the jet thrust nozzle and the nozzle is within specification.
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Difference of A and B:
Maximum 5 mm (0.20 in)
If the reverse gate does not make contact with
the stopper, have a Yamaha dealer service it.
EJU36640
Checking and adjusting the throttle
cable
Check that the throttle cable moves back to
the set position smoothly and that the throttle
lever free play is within specification.
Squeeze and release the throttle lever. If the
throttle lever does not return smoothly, have a
Yamaha dealer service it.
If the specified throttle lever free play cannot
be obtained as described below, have a
Yamaha dealer make the adjustment.
(1) Remove the six screws, and then remove
the front handlebar cover.
If the steering is stiff or misadjusted, have a
Yamaha dealer service it.
EJU34350
Checking the shift cable
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
Place the shift lever in the reverse position.
Make sure that the reverse gate makes contact with the stopper.
1 Front handlebar cover
(2) Slide the rubber cover away from the adjuster, and then loosen the locknut.
1 Stopper
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(3) Adjust the free play by turning the adjuster.
tempt to diagnose any problems yourself.
Have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft.
Remove and inspect the spark plugs periodically; heat and deposits will cause the spark
plugs to slowly break down and erode. If electrode erosion becomes excessive, or if carbon
and other deposits are excessive, replace the
spark plug with the specified plug.
Specified spark plug:
CR9EB
1
2
3
4
Rubber cover
Locknut
Adjuster
Throttle lever free play
Throttle lever free play:
4.0–7.0 mm (0.16–0.28 in)
(4) Hold the adjuster with one wrench while
tightening the locknut with another
wrench. Slide the rubber cover to its original position.
(5) Install the front handlebar cover, and then
install the six screws.
EJU34392
Cleaning and adjusting the spark
plugs
EWJ00350
WARNING
Be careful not to damage the insulator
when removing or installing a spark plug.
A damaged insulator could allow sparks to
escape, which could result in a fire or explosion.
The spark plug is an important engine component and is easy to inspect. The condition of
the spark plug can indicate something about
the condition of the engine. For example, if
one spark plug has a distinctly different color,
the engine could require servicing. Do not at-
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To remove a spark plug:
(1) Remove the seat. (See page 24 for seat
removal and installation procedures.)
(2) Remove the spark plug cap. NOTICE:
Do not use any tools to remove or install the spark plug cap, otherwise the
ignition coil coupler could be damaged. The spark plug cap may be difficult to remove because the rubber
seal on the end of the cap fits tightly.
To remove the spark plug cap, simply
twist it back and forth while pulling it
up; to install it, twist it back and forth
while pushing it down. [ECJ00211]
(3) Remove the spark plug.
Measure the spark plug gap with a wire
thickness gauge. Replace the spark plug
or adjust the gap to specification if necessary.
1 Spark plug gap
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ble free play. (See page 70 for adjustment
procedures.)
Spark plug gap:
0.7–0.8 mm (0.028–0.031 in)
To install a spark plug:
(1) Clean the gasket surface.
(2) Wipe any dirt from the threads of the
spark plug.
(3) Install the spark plug, and then tighten it
to the specified torque.
Spark plug tightening torque:
12.5 Nm (1.27 kgf-m, 9.2 ft-lb)
(4) Wipe off any water on the spark plug or
inside the spark plug cap, and then install
the cap. Push the spark plug cap down
until it is securely installed.
1 Adjuster
●
Steering cable (handlebar end)
●
Steering cable (jet thrust nozzle end)
TIP:
If a torque wrench is not available when you
are installing a spark plug, a good estimate of
the correct torque is 1/4 turn to 1/2 turn past
finger tight using the spark plug wrench included in the tool kit. Have the spark plug adjusted to the correct torque with a torque
wrench as soon as possible.
(5) Install the seat.
EJU34422
Lubrication points
To keep moving parts sliding or rotating
smoothly, coat them with water-resistant
grease.
Recommended water-resistant grease:
Yamaha Marine Grease/Yamaha
Grease A
●
Throttle cable (handlebar end)
Loosen the adjuster and disconnect the
outer cable from the bracket. Spray a rust
inhibitor into the outer cable. Connect the
outer cable, and then adjust the throttle ca-
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●
For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser:
Shift cable (reverse gate end)
hose, and then remove the battery from the
watercraft.
To replenish the battery:
(1) Make sure that the electrolyte level is between the maximum and minimum level
marks.
EJU34452
Checking the battery
Check the level of the battery electrolyte and
make sure that the negative (–) and positive
(+) battery leads are tightened securely.
EWJ00791
WARNING
Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous, causing severe burns, etc. Electrolyte contains sulfuric acid. Avoid
contact with skin, eyes, or clothing.
Antidotes
External: Flush with water.
Internal: Drink large quantities of water or
milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten
egg, or vegetable oil. Call a physician immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and
get prompt medical attention.
Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep
sparks, flames, cigarettes, etc., well away.
If using or charging the battery in an enclosed space, make sure that it is well ventilated. Always shield your eyes when
working near batteries.
Keep out of the reach of children.
To remove the battery:
Disconnect the negative (–) battery lead first,
then the positive (+) battery lead and breather
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1 Maximum level mark
2 Minimum level mark
(2) If the electrolyte level is low, add distilled
water to raise it to the specified level.
NOTICE: Use only distilled water for
replenishing the battery, otherwise
battery life could be shortened. [ECJ00241]
To recharge the battery:
ECJ00250
NOTICE
Do not attempt to charge a battery hastily.
Battery life could be shortened.
It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer
charge the battery. If you charge the battery
yourself, be sure to read and follow the instructions provided with the battery tester and
charger you use.
To install the battery:
(1) Place the battery in the battery compartment. Connect the red lead to the positive
(+) battery terminal, and then connect the
black lead to the negative (–) battery terminal. NOTICE: Reversal of the battery
leads will damage the electrical parts.
[ECJ00261]
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(2) Connect the breather hose to the battery.
(3) Secure the battery in place. WARNING!
Fire or explosion could result if the
breather hose is damaged, obstructed, or not connected properly. [EWJ00451]
1 Positive (+) battery terminal: Red lead
2 Negative (–) battery terminal: Black lead
3 Breather hose
EJU34491
Fuel injection system
If the fuel injection system is malfunctioning,
have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft.
EJU34500
Checking the trolling speed
(1) Place the watercraft in the water.
(2) Start the engine and warm it up. Use the
tachometer in the multifunction information center to check the trolling speed.
Trolling speed:
1650 ±50 r/min
If the trolling speed is out of specification,
have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft.
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Specifications
EJU34542
Specifications
Watercraft capacity:
Maximum people on board:
3 person
Maximum load capacity:
240 kg (530 lb)
Dimensions:
Length:
VX 3220 mm (126.8 in)
VX Deluxe 3220 mm (126.8 in)
VX Cruiser 3270 mm (128.7 in)
Width:
1170 mm (46.1 in)
Height:
1150 mm (45.3 in)
Dry weight:
VX 319 kg (703 lb)
VX Deluxe 322 kg (710 lb)
VX Cruiser 325 kg (716 lb)
Performance:
Maximum fuel consumption:
31.0 L/h (8.2 US gal/h, 6.8 Imp.gal/h)
Cruising range at full throttle:
1.94 hour
Trolling speed:
1650 ±50 r/min
Engine:
Engine type:
Liquid cooled 4-stroke, DOHC
Number of cylinders:
4
Engine displacement:
1052 cm³
Bore & stroke:
76.0 × 58.0 mm (2.99 × 2.28 in)
Compression ratio:
11.4 : 1
Valve clearance-intake (cold):
0.11–0.20 mm (0.0043–0.0079 in)
Valve clearance-exhaust (cold):
0.25–0.34 mm (0.0098–0.0134 in)
Lubrication system:
Dry sump
Cooling system:
Water
Starting system:
Electric
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Ignition system:
T.C.I.
Spark plug:
CR9EB
Spark plug gap:
0.7–0.8 mm (0.028–0.031 in)
Battery capacity:
12 V, 19.0 Ah
Charging system:
Flywheel magneto
Drive unit:
Propulsion system:
Jet pump
Jet pump type:
Axial flow, single stage
Impeller rotation:
Counterclockwise
Jet thrust nozzle angle:
24.0+24.0 °
Fuel and oil:
Recommended fuel:
Regular unleaded gasoline
Minimum octane rating (PON):
86
Minimum octane rating (RON):
90
Recommended engine oil type SAE:
SAE 10W-30, 20W-40, 20W-50
Recommended engine oil grade API:
API SE,SF,SG,SH,SJ,SL
Fuel tank total capacity:
60 L (15.9 US gal, 13.2 Imp.gal)
Engine oil quantity with oil filter replacement:
2.2 L (2.33 US qt, 1.94 Imp.qt)
Engine oil quantity without oil filter replacement:
2.0 L (2.11 US qt, 1.76 Imp.qt)
Engine oil total quantity:
4.3 L (4.55 US qt, 3.78 Imp.qt)
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EJU34560
Troubleshooting
If you have any trouble with your watercraft, use this section to check for the possible cause.
If you cannot find the cause, or if the procedure for replacement or repair is not described in
this owner’s/operator’s manual, have a Yamaha dealer perform the necessary service.
EJU34593
Troubleshooting chart
TROUBLE
Engine does not
start (Starter motor
does not turn over)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
PAGE
Yamaha Security System (VX
Deluxe/VX
Cruiser)
Lock mode selected
Engine shutoff switch
Clip not in place
Install clip
Fuse
Burned out
Replace fuse and
check wiring
80
Run down
Recharge
73
Poor terminal connections
Tighten as required
Battery
Starter motor
Engine does not
start (Starter motor
turns over)
REMEDY
Select unlock mode
30
26
73
Terminal corroded
Clean
64
Faulty
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
—
Throttle lever
Squeezed
Release
27
Fuel
Empty
Refill as soon as possible
39
Stale or contaminated
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
69
Water or dirt present
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
69
71
Fuel tank
Spark plug
Fouled or defective
Clean or replace
Spark plug
cap
Not connected or
loose
Connect properly
Connected to wrong
cylinder
Connect properly
Fuel pump faulty
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Fuel injection system
71
71
—
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TROUBLE
Engine runs irregularly or stalls
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
PAGE
Empty
Refill as soon as possible
39
Stale or contaminated
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
69
Water or dirt present
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
69
71
Fuel
Fuel tank
Spark plug
Fouled or defective
Replace
Incorrect heat range
Replace
71
Gap incorrect
Adjust
71
Loose
Connect properly
71
Cracked, torn, or
damaged
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
—
Electrical wiring
Loose connection
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
—
Fuel injection system
Faulty or clogged injectors
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
—
Fuel level
Empty
Refill as soon as possible
39
Oil pressure
warning
Oil pressure dropped
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
34
Engine overheated
Jet intake clogged
Clean
Check engine
warning
Faulty sensors
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Spark plug
cap
Warning light or indicator blinks
77
79
35
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TROUBLE
Watercraft slow or
loses power
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Yamaha Security System (VX
Deluxe/VX
Cruiser)
Cavitation
Low-RPM mode selected
REMEDY
PAGE
Select normal mode
31
Jet intake clogged
Clean
79
Impeller damaged or
worn
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
79
Engine overheat warning
Engine speed reduction control activated
Clean jet intake and
cool engine
35
Oil pressure
warning
Engine speed reduction control activated
Add oil
Spark plug
34
Fouled or defective
Replace
Incorrect heat range
Replace
71
71
Gap incorrect
Adjust
71
Spark plug
caps
Loose
Connect properly
Electrical wiring
Loose connection
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
—
Fuel
Stale or contaminated
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
69
Air filter
Clogged or oil buildup
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
69
71
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EJU34620
Emergency procedures
EJU34631
ways stop the engine before beaching the watercraft.
Cleaning the jet intake and impeller
EWJ00780
WARNING
Before attempting to remove weeds or debris from the jet intake or impeller area,
shut the engine off and remove the clip
from the engine shut-off switch. Severe injury or death could result from coming in
contact with the rotating parts of the jet
pump.
If weeds or debris gets caught in the jet intake
or impeller, cavitation can occur, causing jet
thrust to decrease even though engine speed
rises. If this condition is allowed to continue,
the engine will overheat and may seize.
NOTICE: If weeds or debris gets caught in
the jet intake, do not operate the watercraft
above trolling speed until they have been
removed. [ECJ00651]
If there is any sign that the jet intake or impeller is clogged with weeds or debris, return to
shore and check the intake and impeller. Al-
79
(1) Place a suitable clean cloth or carpeting
underneath the watercraft to protect it
from abrasions and scratches. Turn the
watercraft on its side as shown. NOTICE:
Always turn the watercraft over onto
its port (left) side. When turning the
watercraft on its side, support the bow
so that the handlebars are not bent or
damaged. [ECJ00661]
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(2) Remove any weeds or debris from
around the jet intake, drive shaft, impeller, jet pump housing, and jet thrust nozzle.
If debris is difficult to remove, consult a
Yamaha dealer.
(3) Connect the other end of the negative (–)
jumper cable to an engine hanger.
EJU34641
Jumping the battery
If the watercraft battery has run down, the engine can be started using a 12-volt booster
battery and jumper cables.
EJU34662
Connecting the jumper cables
EWJ01250
WARNING
To avoid battery explosion and serious
damage to the electrical system:
● Do not reverse the polarity of the jumper
cables when connecting to the batteries.
● Do not connect the negative (–) jumper
cable to the negative (–) terminal of the
watercraft battery.
● Do not touch the positive (+) jumper cable to the negative (–) jumper cable.
(1) Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to
the positive (+) battery terminals of both
batteries.
(2) Connect one end of the negative (–)
jumper cable to the negative (–) battery
terminal of the booster battery.
1
2
3
4
Positive (+) jumper cable
Negative (–) jumper cable
Booster battery
Engine hanger
(4) Start the engine, and then disconnect the
jumper cables by reversing the steps
above. NOTICE: Never push the start
switch while the engine is running. Do
not operate the start switch for more
than 5 seconds, otherwise the battery
will be discharged and the engine will
not start. Also, the starter motor could
be damaged. If the engine does not
start in 5 seconds, release the start
switch, wait 15 seconds, and then try
again. [ECJ00481]
EJU34691
Replacing the fuses
The fuses are located in the electrical box.
To replace a fuse:
(1) Remove the cap on the electrical box.
(2) Replace the blown fuse with the spare
fuse of the correct amperage by using the
fuse puller on the reverse side of the cap.
WARNING! Do not use fuses of higher
amperage than recommended. Substitution with a fuse that has an improper
rating can cause extensive electrical
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system damage and possible fire.
[EWJ00801]
EJU34711
Towing the watercraft
EWJ00811
WARNING
●
●
1
2
3
4
Electrical box
Cap
Fuse
Spare fuse
The operator of the towing boat must
keep speed to a minimum and avoid traffic or obstacles which could be a hazard
to the operator on the watercraft.
The towline should be long enough so
that the watercraft will not collide with
the towing boat when slowing down.
If the watercraft becomes inoperative in the
water, it can be towed to shore.
When the watercraft is towed using a towline,
the operator should hold onto the handlebars
and ride the watercraft in order to balance it.
Use a towline that is three times the combined
length of the towing boat and the watercraft.
1 Fuse puller
Fuse amperage:
Battery fuse:
30 A
Main relay drive fuse:
10 A
Electronic throttle valve fuse:
10 A
Security system fuse:
3A
Main fuse:
20 A
81
1 Bow eye
Tow the watercraft at 5 mph (8 km/h) or less.
The bow must be kept up out of the water during towing to prevent water from entering the
engine compartment.
EJU36151
Submerged watercraft
If the watercraft is submerged or flooded with
water, follow the procedure below and consult
a Yamaha dealer as soon as possible. Failure
to do so could result in serious engine damage.
(1) Beach the watercraft and remove the
stern drain plugs to drain the water from
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the engine compartment. (See page 44
for more information.)
Remove the storage compartment drain
plugs to drain the water from the storage
compartments.
(2) Install the stern drain plugs and storage
compartment drain plugs.
(3) Have the watercraft inspected by a
Yamaha dealer as soon as possible.
NOTICE: Be sure to have a Yamaha
dealer inspect the watercraft. Otherwise, serious engine damage could result. [ECJ00791]
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Index
A
Air filter element ....................................... 69
Approval label of emission control
certificate ................................................ 2
B
Battery................................................ 45, 64
Battery, checking...................................... 73
Battery, jumping ....................................... 80
Beaching the watercraft ........................... 60
Bilge ......................................................... 44
Boarding alone ......................................... 55
Boarding and starting from a dock ........... 54
Boarding and starting in deep water ........ 54
Boarding and starting in shallow water .... 54
Boarding with passengers........................ 55
Bow eye ................................................... 29
C
Capsized watercraft ................................. 57
Check engine warning indicator ............... 35
Cleaning the watercraft ............................ 65
Cooling water pilot outlet.................... 27, 48
Cruising limitations ................................... 11
D
Docking the watercraft ............................. 60
E
Emergency procedures ............................ 79
Emission control information
(for Canada only) .................................... 2
Engine break-in ........................................ 49
Engine compartment ................................ 43
Engine oil ................................................. 40
Engine oil and oil filter .............................. 69
Engine oil level ......................................... 43
Engine overheat warning indicator........... 35
Engine serial number ................................. 1
Engine shut-off cord (lanyard).................. 47
Engine shut-off switch .............................. 26
Engine stop switch ................................... 26
Enjoy your watercraft responsibly ............ 19
F
Fire extinguisher....................................... 45
Flushing the cooling system..................... 63
Front storage compartment...................... 37
Fuel .......................................................... 39
Fuel and oil............................................... 39
Fuel injection system................................ 74
Fuel level .................................................. 43
Fuel level meter........................................ 33
Fuel level warning indicator...................... 34
Fuel system, checking.............................. 69
Fuel tank .................................................. 69
Fuel tank filler cap .................................... 25
Fuses, replacing ....................................... 80
G
Getting to know your watercraft ............... 52
Glove compartment .................................. 37
H
Handgrip................................................... 29
Hazard information ................................... 15
Hood......................................................... 24
Hour meter/voltmeter ............................... 33
Hull and deck ........................................... 43
Hull Identification Number (HIN)................. 1
I
Identification numbers ................................ 1
J
Jet intake .................................................. 47
Jet intake and impeller, cleaning .............. 79
Jet thrust nozzle angle, checking ............. 69
Jumper cables, connecting ...................... 80
L
Labels, important........................................ 4
Labels, other .............................................. 8
Labels, warning .......................................... 5
Launching the watercraft .......................... 49
Learning to operate your watercraft ......... 52
Leaving the watercraft .............................. 51
Limitations on who may operate the
watercraft .............................................. 10
“L-MODE” indicator light
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ................... 36
Lubrication................................................ 64
Lubrication points ..................................... 72
M
Main components, location of .................. 20
Maintenance and adjustments ................. 65
Manufactured date label............................. 3
Multifunction information center ......... 32, 48
O
Oil pressure warning indicator.................. 34
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Index
Operating in weeded areas ...................... 61
Operating your watercraft......................... 52
Operation ................................................. 49
Operation of controls and other
functions ............................................... 24
Operation requirements ........................... 12
Owner’s/operator’s manual and tool kit.... 65
P
Periodic maintenance chart...................... 67
Post-operation care.................................. 61
Pre-operation check list............................ 41
Pre-operation check points ...................... 43
Pre-operation checks ............................... 41
Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number ...... 1
R
Reboarding step (for VX Cruiser)............. 29
Recommended equipment ....................... 14
Remote control transmitter
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)................... 25
Reverse on waterways
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)................... 60
Riding with passengers ............................ 53
S
Safe boating rules .................................... 18
Seat.......................................................... 24
“SECURITY” indicator light
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)................... 36
Selecting the operation mode
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)................... 31
Shift cable, checking
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)................... 70
Shift lever and reverse gate
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)................... 46
Shift lever (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ..... 28
Shifting (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ......... 51
Spark plugs, cleaning and adjusting ........ 71
Speedometer............................................ 33
Start switch............................................... 27
Starting the engine ................................... 49
Starting the watercraft .............................. 53
Steering system ................................. 28, 46
Stern drain plugs ...................................... 45
Stern eyes ................................................ 29
Stopping the engine ................................. 50
Stopping the watercraft ............................ 59
Storage..................................................... 63
Storage compartments ............................. 36
Submerged watercraft .............................. 81
Switches ................................................... 47
T
Tachometer .............................................. 33
Throttle cable, checking and adjusting ..... 70
Throttle lever ...................................... 27, 46
Towing the watercraft ............................... 81
Transporting ............................................. 62
Trolling speed, checking .......................... 74
Troubleshooting ....................................... 76
Troubleshooting chart .............................. 76
Turning the watercraft .............................. 58
W
Water separator ....................................... 44
Watercraft characteristics......................... 15
Water-skiing ............................................. 17
Y
Yamaha Engine Management System
(YEMS) ................................................. 30
Yamaha Security System
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ................... 30
Yamaha Security System settings
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ................... 30
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