Yamaha V-stan 1300 XVS13AX Operator`s manual

2008 WaveRunner
VX/VX Sport/
VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
U.S.A. Edition
READ THIS MANUAL
CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION!
LIT-18626-07-52
F1K-F8199-13
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Important manual information
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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. A thorough understanding of these simple instructions will help
you to obtain maximum enjoyment from your
new Yamaha. If you have any questions
about the operation or maintenance of your
watercraft, please consult a Yamaha dealer.
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!
EWJ00070
WARNING
Failure to follow WARNING instructions
could result in severe injury or death to the
machine operator, passengers, a bystander, or a person inspecting or repairing the
watercraft.
ECJ00090
CAUTION:
A CAUTION indicates special precautions
that must be taken to avoid damage to the
watercraft.
NOTE:
A NOTE provides key information to make
procedures easier or clearer.
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WaveRunner VX/VX Sport/VX Deluxe/
VX Cruiser
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
©2007 by Yamaha Motor Corporation,
USA
1st Edition, June 2007
All rights reserved.
Any reprinting or unauthorized use
without the written permission of
Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
is expressly prohibited.
Printed in USA
P/N LIT-18626-07-52
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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 .......... 2
Approval label of emission control
certificate ........................................ 2
Manufactured date label .................... 2
Star labels ......................................... 2
Important labels .............................. 4
Warning labels ................................... 5
Other labels ....................................... 7
Safety information............................. 9
Limitations on who may operate
the watercraft .............................. 9
Cruising limitations ....................... 10
Operation requirements ............... 12
Recommended equipment ........... 14
Hazard information ....................... 15
Watercraft characteristics ............. 15
Water-skiing ................................. 17
Rules of the Road ........................ 18
To get more boating safety
information ................................ 22
Enjoy your watercraft
responsibly ................................ 23
Features and functions................... 24
Location of main components ...... 24
Operation of controls and other
functions .................................... 28
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 ...................................
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Cooling water pilot outlet .................
Steering system ...............................
Shift lever (for VX Deluxe/
VX Cruiser) ..................................
Handgrip ..........................................
Bow eye ...........................................
Stern eyes .......................................
Yamaha Engine Management
System (YEMS) ...........................
Yamaha Security System and
low-RPM mode (for VX Deluxe/
VX Cruiser) ..................................
Multifunction information center ......
Storage compartments ....................
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Operation ......................................... 43
Fuel and oil .................................. 43
Gasoline .......................................... 43
Engine oil ......................................... 44
Filling the fuel tank .......................... 44
Pre-operation checks ................... 45
Pre-operation check list ................... 45
Pre-operation check points .............. 47
Operation ..................................... 54
Engine break-in ...............................
Launching the watercraft .................
Starting the engine ..........................
Stopping the engine ........................
Leaving the watercraft .....................
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56
Operating your watercraft ............ 57
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) ..........
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Rough water operation .................... 66
Post-operation care ...................... 66
Transporting ................................. 67
Maintenance and care..................... 68
Storage ......................................... 68
Flushing the cooling system ............
Lubrication .......................................
Fuel system .....................................
Battery .............................................
Cleaning the watercraft ...................
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Maintenance and adjustments ..... 71
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 .................................. 82
Specifications ................................ 82
Trouble recovery ............................. 83
Troubleshooting ........................... 83
Troubleshooting chart ...................... 83
Emergency procedures ................ 85
Cleaning the jet intake and
impeller ........................................
Jumping the battery .........................
Replacing the fuses .........................
Towing the watercraft ......................
Submerged watercraft .....................
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Consumer information ................... 90
Limited warranty ........................... 90
YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE
(Y.E.S.) ..................................... 92
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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 spare 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-G (VX)
VX1100C-G (VX Sport)
VX1100B-G (VX Deluxe)
VX1100A-G (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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General and important labels
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Emission control information
This engine conforms to 2008 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and/or California Air Resources Board (CARB)
regulations for marine SI engines.
This engine is certified to operate on regular
unleaded gasoline.
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Manufactured date label
This label is attached to the top of the cylinder
head.
EJU30400
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 Manufactured date label location
1 Emission control information label location
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Star labels
This watercraft is labeled with a California Air
Resources Board (CARB) star label. See below for a description of your particular label.
1 Emission control information label location
1 Star label location
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General and important labels
One Star - Low Emission
The one-star label identifies engines that
meet the Air Resources Board’s Personal
Watercraft and Outboard marine engine 2001
exhaust emission standards. Engines meeting these standards have 75% lower emissions than conventional carbureted twostroke engines. These engines are equivalent
to the U.S. EPA’s 2006 standards for marine
engines.
Two Stars - Very Low Emission
The two-star label identifies engines that meet
the Air Resources Board’s Personal Watercraft and Outboard marine engine 2004 exhaust emission standards. Engines meeting
these standards have 20% lower emissions
than One Star-Low Emission engines.
Three Stars - Ultra Low Emission
The three-star label identifies engines that
meet the Air Resources Board’s Personal
Watercraft and Outboard marine engine 2008
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exhaust emission standards or the Sterndrive
and Inboard marine engine 2003-2008 exhaust emission standards. Engines meeting
these standards have 65% lower emissions
than One Star-Low Emission engines.
Four Stars - Super Ultra Low Emission
The four-star label identifies engines that
meet the Air Resources Board’s Sterndrive
and Inboard marine engine 2009 exhaust
emission standards. Personal Watercraft and
Outboard marine engines may also comply
with these standards. Engines meeting these
standards have 90% lower emissions than
One Star-Low Emission engines.
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Important labels
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Warning labels
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For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser only
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Other labels
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The following label indicates the correct direction to upright a capsized watercraft.
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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. 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 warning and caution labels on the
watercraft. Also, watch the Basic Orientation Video provided with your 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
warning and caution labels, and, if possible,
watched the Basic Orientation Video.
Showing them the video may help reinforce
the information contained in these materials.
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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 the operator age and training requirements for your state. A boating safety
course is recommended and may be required in your state. You can find local rules
by contacting the United States Coast
Guard (USCG), the National Association of
State Boating Law Administrators, or your
local Power Squadron.
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 charac-
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teristics 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, 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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Follow navigation rules, and state/provincial and local laws that apply to watercraft.
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Operation requirements
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All riders must wear a U.S. Coast Guard
(USCG) approved personal flotation device
(PFD) that 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 USCG 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.
Helmets meeting Snell or DOT standards
are required for IJSBA-sanctioned races.
You must decide whether to wear a helmet
while you ride for recreation. You should
know that a helmet could help protect you in
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. Consider a helmet meeting Snell or DOT standards. If you will be engaging in closedcourse competition, follow the helmet requirements of the sanctioning organization.
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NEVER operate the watercraft after consuming alcohol or taking other drugs.
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For reasons of safety and proper care of the
watercraft, always perform the pre-operation checks listed on page 45 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
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.
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Never allow a passenger to ride in front of
the operator.
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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 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 shutoff cord from the watercraft to avoid accidental starting or unauthorized use by children or others.
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 “Rules of the
Road” and be sure to check behind you before making a turn. (See “Rules of the
Road” on page 18.)
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According to the USCG, boats under 6.1 m
(20 ft) in length like your watercraft MUST
carry a fire extinguisher of a B-1 classification, with a capacity of two pounds or more
when navigating in waters under USCG jurisdiction. In addition, most state and local
boating laws also require that the fire extinguisher be approved by the USCG.
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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. See “Rules of the Road” for
more information.
● Visual distress signals
It is recommended that a U.S. Coast Guard
approved pyrotechnic device be stored in a
waterproof container on your watercraft. A
mirror can also be used as an emergency
signal. Contact a Yamaha dealer or the
U.S. Coast Guard 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 state and 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 most states 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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Rules of the Road
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.
Just as there are rules that apply when you
are driving on streets and highways, there are
waterway rules that apply when you are operating your watercraft. These rules are used internationally, and are also enforced by the
United States Coast Guard and local agencies. You should be aware of these rules, and
follow them whenever you encounter another
vessel on the water.
Several sets of rules prevail according to geographic location, but are all basically the same
as the International Rules of the Road. The
rules presented here in this owner’s/operator’s manual are condensed, and have been
provided for your convenience only. Consult
your local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or Department of Motor Vehicles for a complete set
of rules governing the waters in which you will
be operating your watercraft.
Steering and sailing rules
Whenever two vessels on the water meet one
another, one vessel has the right-of-way; it is
called the “stand-on” vessel. The vessel that
does not have the right-of-way is called the
“give-way” or “burdened” vessel. These rules
determine which vessel has the right-of-way,
and what each vessel should do.
Stand-on vessel
The vessel with the right-of-way has the duty
to continue its course and speed, except to
avoid an immediate collision. When you maintain your direction and speed, the other vessel
will be able to determine how best to avoid
you.
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Give-way vessel
The vessel which does not have the right-ofway has the duty to take positive and timely
action to stay out of the way of the stand-on
vessel. Normally, you should not cross in front
of the vessel with the right-of-way. You should
slow down or change directions briefly and
pass behind the other vessel. You should always move in such a way that the operator of
the other vessel can see what you are doing.
The General Prudential Rule regarding the
right-of-way is that if a collision appears unavoidable, neither boat has the right-of-way.
Both boats must avoid the collision.
In other words, follow the standard rules except when a collision will occur unless both
vessels try to avoid each other. If that is the
case, both vessels become give-way vessels.
Rules when encountering vessels
There are three main situations that you may
encounter with other vessels which could lead
to a collision unless the Steering Rules are followed:
Meeting: you are approaching another vessel
head-on
Crossing: you are traveling across another
vessel’s path
Overtaking: you are passing or being passed
by another vessel
In the following illustration, your watercraft is
in the center. You should give the right-of-way
to any vessels shown in the white area (you
are the give-way vessel). Any vessels in the
shaded area must yield to you (they are the
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give-way vessels). Both you and the meeting
vessel must alter course to avoid each other.
Meeting
If you are meeting another power-driven vessel head on, and are close enough to run the
risk of collision, neither of you has the right-ofway! Both of you should alter course to avoid
an accident. You should keep the other vessel
on your port (left) side. This rule does not apply if both of you will clear one another if you
continue on your set course and speed.
Crossing
When two power-driven vessels are crossing
each other’s path close enough to run the risk
of collision, the vessel which has the other on
the starboard (right) side must keep out of the
way of the other. If the other vessel is on your
starboard (right) side, you must keep out of its
way; you are the give-way vessel. If the other
vessel is on your port (left) side, remember
that you should maintain course and direction,
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provided the other vessel gives you the rightof-way as it should.
Overtaking
If you are passing another vessel, you are the
give-way vessel. This means that the other
vessel is expected to maintain its course and
speed. You must stay out of its way until you
are clear of it. Likewise, if another vessel is
passing you, you should maintain your speed
and direction so that the other vessel can
steer itself around you.
Other special situations
There are three other rules you should be
aware of when riding your watercraft around
other vessels.
Narrow channels and bends
When navigating in narrow channels, you
should keep to the right when it is safe and
practical to do so. If the operator of a powerdriven vessel is preparing to go around a
bend that may obstruct the view of other water
vessels, the operator should sound a prolonged blast of four to six seconds on the
whistle. If another vessel is around the bend,
it too should sound the whistle. Even if no reply is heard, however, the vessel should still
proceed around the bend with caution. If you
navigate such waters with your watercraft,
you will need to carry a portable air horn,
available from local marine supply stores.
Fishing vessel right-of-way
All vessels fishing with nets, lines, or trawls
are considered to be “fishing vessels” under
the International Rules. Vessels with trolling
lines are not considered fishing vessels. Fishing vessels have the right-of-way regardless
of position. Fishing vessels cannot, however,
impede the passage of other vessels in narrow channels.
Sailing vessel right-of-way
Sailing vessels should normally be given the
right-of-way. The exceptions to this are:
(1) When the sailing vessel is overtaking the
power-driven vessel, the power-driven
vessel has the right-of-way.
(2) Sailing vessels should keep clear of any
fishing vessel.
(3) In a narrow channel, a sailing vessel
should not hamper the safe passage of a
power-driven vessel that can navigate
only in such a channel.
Reading buoys and other markers
The waters of the United States are marked
for safe navigation by the lateral system of
buoyage. Simply put, buoys and markers
have an arrangement of shapes, colors, numbers, and lights to show which side of the
buoy a boater should pass on when navigating in a particular direction. The markings on
these buoys are oriented from the perspective
of being entered from seaward (the boater is
going towards the harbor). Red buoys are
passed on your starboard (right) side when
proceeding from open water into the harbor,
and black buoys are to your port (left) side. An
easy way to remember the meaning of the
colors is the phrase “red right returning”.
When navigating out of the harbor, your position with respect to the buoys should be reversed; red buoys should be to port and black
buoys to starboard.
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Many bodies of water used by boaters are entirely within the boundaries of a particular
state. The Uniform State Waterway Marking
System has been devised for these waters.
This system uses buoys and signs with distinctive shapes and colors to show regulatory
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or advisory information. These markers are
white with black letters and orange borders.
They signify speed zones, restricted areas,
danger areas, and general information.
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Remember, markings may vary by geographic location. Always consult local boating authorities before riding your watercraft in
unfamiliar waters.
EJU30980
To get more boating safety
information
Be informed about boating safety. Additional
publications and information can be obtained
from many organizations, including the following.
United States Coast Guard
Consumer Affairs Staff (G-BC)
Office of Boating, Public, and Consumer Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
Washington, D.C. 20593-0001
Boating Safety Hotline: 1-800-368-5647
Other sources
You can find local rules by contacting the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, or your local Power Squadron.
Watercraft Education and Training
The Online Boating Safety Course, available
through the watercraft section of the yamahamotor.com website, is a free, 50 question
learning course available to the public. Upon
successful completion of 80 percent or better,
the user can request a certificate of completion by mail or can download one immediately. The Online Boating Safety Course,
provided by the Boat/US Foundation, is approved by the National Association of State
Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and
recognized by the United States Coast
Guard. This course meets the education requirement for those states that recognize nonproctored, NASBLA-approved courses.
Yamaha is the watercraft industry’s leading
manufacturer to build awareness and support
for boating education. In 1997, Yamaha
launched its GET W.E.T. (Watercraft Education and Training) initiative and has since
reached out to over one million Americans
promoting the benefits of boating education.
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The Online Boating Safety Course:
http://www.boatus.com/onlinecourse/
EJU30990
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. 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
waterways stay open for the enjoyment of a
variety of recreational opportunities.
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EJU31010
Location of main components
Front view
1
2
3
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
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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)
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Control system
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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)
Engine stop switch
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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EJU31020
Operation of controls and other
functions
rear of the seat down to lock it in place securely.
EJU31031
Seat
There is a seat latch at the rear of the seat to
remove the seat.
To remove the seat:
Pull the seat latch up, and then pull the seat
off.
VX/VX Sport/VX Deluxe
1 Seat latch
VX Cruiser
NOTE:
Make sure that the seat is securely installed
before operating the watercraft.
EJU31071
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
1 Hood latch
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To close the hood, push the hood down to
lock it in place.
information on using the remote control transmitter.)
ECJ00020
NOTE:
Make sure that the hood is securely closed
before operating the watercraft.
EJU31090
Fuel tank filler cap
To remove the fuel tank filler cap, turn it counterclockwise.
1 Fuel tank filler cap
NOTE:
Make sure that the fuel tank filler cap is securely closed before operating the watercraft.
EJU31132
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
System and low-RPM mode” on page 34 for
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CAUTION:
The Yamaha Security System and lowRPM mode settings can only be selected
using the remote control transmitter. Observe the following precautions to protect
your remote control transmitter:
● Store the remote control transmitter
carefully so it will not be lost. When operating the watercraft, use the transmitter holder in the glove compartment. If
you accidentally lose your remote control transmitter, contact a Yamaha dealer.
● While the remote control transmitter has
been designed for use in wet environments, it should not be operated underwater or submerged for an extended
length of time. If it gets wet, dry it with a
soft, dry cloth.
● 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 transmitter. Do not use detergent, alcohol, or
other chemicals.
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●
If the remote control transmitter needs a
new battery or is not operating properly,
contact a Yamaha dealer. Do not attempt
to replace the battery yourself.
EJU31150
1 Transmitter holder
EJU31160
Engine stop switch
Push the engine stop switch (red button) to
stop the engine normally.
1 Engine stop switch
Engine shut-off switch
NOTE:
●
●
While the engine is running, input from the
remote control transmitter is not received.
Refer to local hazardous waste regulations
when disposing of transmitter batteries.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Insert the clip, on the end of the engine shutoff cord, 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.
ECJ00030
CAUTION:
Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the party responsible for
compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the remote control transmitter.
1 Clip
2 Engine shut-off cord
3 Engine shut-off switch
EWJ00010
WARNING
●
Always attach the engine shut-off cord
to your left wrist and the clip to the engine shut-off switch BEFORE starting
the engine.
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●
To prevent accidental starting of the engine or unauthorized use by children or
others, always remove the clip from the
engine shut-off switch when the engine
is not running.
EJU31210
Throttle lever
Squeeze the throttle lever to increase engine
speed.
1 Throttle lever
EJU31191
Start switch
Push the start switch (green button) to start
the engine.
Release the throttle lever to decrease engine
speed or to return it to the idle position.
EJU35971
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.
1 Start switch
NOTE:
The engine will not start when the lock mode
of the Yamaha Security System has been selected (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser), the clip is
removed from the engine shut-off switch, or
the throttle lever is squeezed. (See page 34
for Yamaha Security System lock and unlock
mode selection procedures.)
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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 38 and 85 for more information.)
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NOTE:
●
●
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.
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.
EJU31300
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 Handlebar
2 Jet thrust nozzle
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.
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.
To shift into reverse:
(1) Release the throttle lever and let the engine speed return to idle.
(2) Pull the shift lever toward you.
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EWJ00030
WARNING
●
●
●
●
●
Make sure that the throttle lever is completely released and that the engine is at
idle before shifting into reverse.
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.
Use reverse for slow-speed maneuvering only.
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.
EWJ00020
WARNING
Do not use the handgrip to lift the watercraft. The watercraft could fall, which
could result in severe injury.
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.
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.
EJU31360
Handgrip
The handgrip provides a handhold for boarding the watercraft and for a spotter when facing rearward.
1 Bow eye
EJU34880
Stern eyes
The stern eyes are located at the stern of the
watercraft.
The stern eyes are used to attach a rope to
the watercraft when transporting or mooring it.
1 Handgrip
1 Stern eye
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EJU31370
Yamaha Engine Management System
(YEMS)
once. This indicates the lock mode is selected
and the engine cannot be started.
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.
EJU31380
Yamaha Security System and lowRPM mode (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
This watercraft is equipped with a remote control transmitter that is used to select the security system and low-RPM mode settings.
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 it does not operate properly, contact a Yamaha dealer.
1 Lock button
The “SECURITY” indicator light comes on
when the security system is in the unlock
mode and goes off when the security system
is in the lock mode.
EJU31390
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.
EJU36102
Yamaha Security System lock and unlock
modes (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
The lock and unlock modes of this system can
only be selected while the engine is stopped.
When the lock button on the remote control
transmitter is pressed, the beeper sounds
1 “SECURITY” indicator light
When the unlock button on the remote control
transmitter is pressed for a short time, the
beeper sounds two times for the normal mode
or three times for the low-RPM mode. The
“SECURITY” indicator light will come on and
the engine can be started. (See the items in
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“Selecting the normal mode/low-RPM mode”
for operation mode information.)
Low-RPM mode
If the beeper sounds three times, the lowRPM mode is activated and the “L-MODE” indicator light comes on.
1 Unlock button
Number
of beeps
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
EJU31412
Selecting the normal mode/low-RPM
mode (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
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 seconds to switch between the normal
mode and the low-RPM mode.
Normal mode
If the beeper sounds twice, the normal mode
is activated.
The watercraft can be ridden normally.
1 “L-MODE” indicator light
Maximum engine speed (r/min) in the lowRPM mode is limited to approximately 90% of
the maximum engine speed in the normal
mode.
NOTE:
●
●
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 display and the “LMODE” indicator light will go off. If this occurs, press the lock button on the transmitter briefly to select the lock mode, press the
unlock button briefly to select the unlock
mode, and then press the unlock button
again for more than 4 seconds to select the
normal mode or low-RPM mode.
While the engine is running, input from the
remote control transmitter is not received.
ECJ00080
CAUTION:
If the remote control transmitter does not
operate when its buttons are pressed, the
battery may be low. Have a Yamaha dealer
replace the battery.
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EJU31452
EJU31461
Multifunction information center
Tachometer
The engine speed (r/min) is displayed by segments. Each segment indicates a 250 r/min
increment.
This meter contains the following functions for
help and convenience in operating the watercraft.
1
2
3
4
5
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)
1 Tachometer
EJU31500
Speedometer
The meter shows the watercraft speed
against water.
ECJ00072
CAUTION:
Do not run the engine for more than 15
seconds without supplying water or over
4000 r/min when checking the operation of
the meter on land, otherwise the engine
could overheat.
NOTE:
●
●
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.
1 Select button
2 Speedometer
NOTE:
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.
EJU31511
Fuel level meter
The fuel level meter is provided for convenient
fuel level checking while riding.
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The fuel level meter has eight segments
which show the amount of fuel remaining in
the fuel tank.
1 Fuel level meter
NOTE:
The fuel level is most accurate when the watercraft is sitting level on a trailer or in the water.
EJU31551
Hour meter/voltmeter
NOTE:
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 Hour meter/voltmeter
Hour meter
The hour meter is provided to make it easy to
follow the maintenance schedule.
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The meter shows the hours of engine operation that have elapsed since the watercraft
was new.
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.
EJU31560
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.
EJU31622
Oil pressure warning indicator
If the oil pressure does not rise to specification, the “WARNING” light and the oil pres-
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sure 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 47 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.
NOTE:
Press the select button on the multifunction
information center to stop the buzzer.
dicator 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.
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,
and then check the intake grate and impeller
for clogging.
EWJ00050
WARNING
1 Select button
EJU31604
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 in-
Before attempting to remove weeds or debris from the intake grate or impeller, shut
the engine off and remove the clip from the
engine shut-off switch. Severe injury or
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death could result from coming in contact
with the rotating parts of the jet pump.
NOTE:
Press the select button on the multifunction
information center to stop the buzzer.
1 Select button
EJU31630
Check engine warning indicator
If a sensor malfunction or a short circuit is detected, the “WARNING” light and the check
engine warning indicator begin to blink, and
the buzzer sounds intermittently.
ECJ00040
CAUTION:
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.
If this occurs, reduce the engine speed, return
to shore, and have a Yamaha dealer check
the engine.
EJU35001
“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
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ridden normally when this light is on. (See
page 34 for more information.)
EJU31711
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.
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 35
for more information.)
1 Hood latch
1 “L-MODE” indicator light
EJU31680
Storage compartments
A front storage compartment and a glove
compartment are provided.
NOTE:
●
●
Make sure that the storage compartments
are securely closed before operating the
watercraft.
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.
1 Front storage compartment
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Front storage compartment:
Capacity:
62.0 L (16.4 US gal) (13.6 Imp.gal)
Load limit:
5.0 kg (11 lb)
To open the glove compartment, slide the
glove compartment latch toward you, and
then lift up the lid.
To close the front storage compartment, push
down on the rear of the hood until it latches
securely.
1 Glove compartment latch
NOTE:
Make sure that the hood is securely closed
before operating the watercraft.
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Glove compartment
The glove compartment is located in front of
the seat.
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.
NOTE:
●
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Do not place beverages in the beverage
holder when operating the watercraft.
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●
Keep the remote control transmitter in the
transmitter holder when operating the watercraft.
1 Beverage holder
2 Transmitter holder
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Fuel and oil
This watercraft is equipped with a 4-stroke engine. Conventional 2-stroke engine oil cannot
be used.
The engine utilizes an electronic fuel injection
system to deliver the optimal air-fuel ratio required by the engine. By ensuring the optimal
combustion conditions, this system is able to
increase startability and improve fuel economy.
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Gasoline
EWJ00280
WARNING
GASOLINE AND ITS VAPORS ARE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE!
● Do not smoke when refueling, and keep
away from sparks, flames, and other
sources of ignition.
● Stop the engine before refueling.
● Refuel in a well-ventilated area with the
watercraft in a horizontal position.
● Do not stand or sit on the watercraft
while refueling in case of fire.
● Take care not to spill gasoline. If gasoline spills, wipe it up immediately with
dry rags. Always properly dispose of
gasoline-soaked rags.
● Avoid overfilling the fuel tank. Stop filling when the fuel level reaches approximately 50 mm (2 in) from the top of the
fuel tank. Fuel expands as it warms up
and could overflow if the fuel tank has
been overfilled. If temporarily leaving
the watercraft with a full fuel tank, do not
leave it in direct sunlight. Leave it in a
well-ventilated area with the watercraft
in a horizontal position.
● Tighten the fuel tank filler cap securely
after refueling.
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●
If you should swallow some gasoline, inhale a lot of gasoline vapor, or get gasoline in your eyes, get immediate medical
attention.
If any gasoline spills on your skin or
clothing, immediately wash the affected
area with soap and water and change
your clothes.
ECJ00310
CAUTION:
Use only fresh gasoline that has been
stored in clean containers.
Recommended gasoline:
Regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum octane rating of
86 (Pump octane number) = (R +
M)/2
90 (Research octane number)
EJU31860
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
fuel meets the minimum octane ratings.
Gasohol containing methanol is not recommended by Yamaha because it can cause
fuel system damage and engine performance
problems.
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Engine oil
Use a combination of the recommended SAE
and API engine oil classifications shown in the
chart below.
ly 50 mm (2 in) from the top of the fuel
tank as indicated in the illustration.
ECJ00280
CAUTION:
Use only 4-stroke engine oil.
EJU31931
Filling the fuel tank
ECJ00290
CAUTION:
Be careful when refueling. Avoid getting
water and other contaminants in the fuel
tank. Contaminated fuel can cause poor
running and engine damage.
(1) Remove the seat. (See page 28 for seat
removal and installation procedures.)
(2) Remove the fuel tank filler cap, and then
slowly add fuel to the fuel tank. Stop filling
when the fuel level reaches approximate-
1 Approximately 50 mm (2 in) from top of the
fuel tank
(3) Install the fuel tank filler cap and the seat.
Fuel tank capacity:
60 L (15.9 US gal) (13.2 Imp.gal)
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Pre-operation checks
EJU31990
Pre-operation check list
Before operating this watercraft, perform the checks in the following check list. See the accompanying text in this chapter for details on how to perform the checks.
EWJ00410
WARNING
If any item in the pre-operation check list is not working properly, have it inspected and
repaired before operating the watercraft, otherwise an accident could occur.
ITEM
ROUTINE
PAGE
Engine compartment
Remove the seat to ventilate the engine compartment. Check for fuel vapors and loose electrical connections.
47
Bilge
Check for water and fuel and drain if necessary.
48
Stern drain plugs
Check for proper installation.
49
Throttle lever
Check that the throttle lever springs back smoothly.
50
Steering system
Check for proper operation.
51
Shift lever and reverse gate
(VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
Check for proper operation.
51
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.
48
Battery
Check the electrolyte level and battery condition.
49
Hood
Check that the hood is securely closed.
28
Seat
Check that the seat is securely installed.
28
Hull and deck
Check the hull and deck for cracks and other damage.
47
Jet intake
Check for debris and remove if necessary.
52
Fire extinguisher
Check the condition and replace if necessary.
50
Engine shut-off cord
Check the condition and replace if frayed or broken.
52
Switches
Check the start switch, engine stop switch, and engine shut-off switch for proper operation.
53
Cooling water pilot outlet
Check that water is discharged while the engine is
running and the watercraft is in the water.
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Multifunction information
center
Check for warning indications and proper operation.
53
BEFORE LAUNCH OR OPERATION
47, 47
AFTER LAUNCH
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NOTE:
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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Pre-operation check points
EJU32310
Engine compartment
Ventilate the engine compartment before
each use.
To ventilate the engine compartment, remove
the seat. (See page 28 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.
(2) Remove the seat. (See page 28 for seat
removal and installation procedures.)
(3) Check the fuel level in the fuel tank and
replenish if necessary. (See page 44 for
filling procedures.)
(4) Install the fuel tank filler cap and the seat.
EJU32400
Engine oil level
Check the engine oil level before each use.
ECJ00390
CAUTION:
●
●
●
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.
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.
EJU32390
Fuel level
Check the fuel system for leakage, cracks,
and malfunctions before each use. (See page
75 for check points and correct procedures.)
(1) Remove the fuel tank filler cap to release
any pressure that might have built up in
the fuel tank.
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●
When checking the engine oil level on
water, be careful of other watercraft,
boats, swimmers, and obstacles. The
water current and wind can cause the
watercraft to move and lead to a collision.
When checking the engine oil level on
land, supply water to the cooling water
passages. (See page 68 for procedures
on supplying water.)
Make sure that the engine has enough
oil, but do not overfill it. If there is too little oil, the engine can be damaged. If
there is too much oil, the air filter can become saturated with oil, permanently
damaging the filter and reducing engine
performance. Follow the checking procedure carefully.
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.
(2) Run the engine at trolling speed for 6 minutes or more, and then stop the engine.
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NOTE:
If the ambient temperature is 20 °C (68 °F) or
less, warm up the engine for an additional 5
minutes.
(3) Remove the seat. (See page 28 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 level mark and maximum level
mark on the dipstick.
and then install the filler cap. If the engine
oil level is significantly above the maximum level mark, the oil tank is overfilled.
Have a Yamaha dealer remove the excessive amount of engine oil.
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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.
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Bilge
Check the bilge for moisture and fuel residue.
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,
ECJ00370
CAUTION:
Excessive water in the bilge can splash
into the engine, which can result in severe
damage.
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To drain water from the bilge:
(1) Remove the stern drain plugs.
(2) Raise the bow of the watercraft until the
water drains.
(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.
ECJ00360
CAUTION:
●
●
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.
●
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.
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Battery
Check the battery electrolyte level and check
that the battery has sufficient power to start
the engine easily. Recharge the battery or replace it if it is not in good condition. (See page
79 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.
EJU32470
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
EWJ00450
WARNING
●
ECJ00360
CAUTION:
●
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
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The battery must always be fully
charged and in good condition. Loss of
battery power may leave you stranded.
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.
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●
Be sure to connect the breather hose to
the battery. Fire or explosion could result if the breather hose is damaged, obstructed, or not connected properly.
NOTE:
●
Make sure that the battery is securely held in
place.
EJU32530
Fire extinguisher
Check that there is a full fire extinguisher on
board.
●
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.
Fire extinguisher:
Classification:
B-1
Capacity:
2 lb or more
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The fire extinguisher holder and cover are located in the front storage compartment.
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.
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 complete range and spring back to the idle position when released.
EWJ00490
WARNING
1 Fire extinguisher holder and cover
2 Band
Before starting the engine, always check
the operation of the throttle lever.
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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.
Also, make sure that the reverse gate goes up
completely when the shift lever is pushed
down.
EJU32631
Shift lever and reverse gate
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
Check the shift lever and reverse gate for
proper operation.
Make sure that the reverse gate goes down
completely when the shift lever is pulled up.
EWJ00030
WARNING
●
●
●
●
●
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Make sure that the throttle lever is completely released and that the engine is at
idle before shifting into reverse.
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.
Use reverse for slow-speed maneuvering only.
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.
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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,
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 damage to
the engine could result. Cooling water is fed to
the engine by the jet pump. (See page 85 for
jet intake cleaning procedures.)
may have collected around the jet intake.
EWJ00470
WARNING
●
●
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.
Stop the engine and remove the clip
from the engine shut-off switch before
removing any debris or weeds, which
EJU32660
Engine shut-off cord
Check that the engine shut-off cord is not
frayed or broken. If the cord is damaged, replace it; never try to repair it or tie it together.
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Switches
ECJ00410
and the watercraft is in the water. (See page
31 for more information.)
CAUTION:
Do not run the engine for more than 15
seconds when checking the switches on
land without supplying water, otherwise
the engine could overheat.
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 to remove
the clip from the engine shut-off switch to verify that the engine stops immediately. (See
pages 30 to 31 for information on proper operation of the start switch, the engine stop
switch, and the engine shut-off switch.)
1
2
3
4
5
Start switch
Engine stop switch
Engine shut-off switch
Clip
Engine shut-off cord
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Cooling water pilot outlet
Check that water comes out from the cooling
water pilot outlet while the engine is running
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EJU32710
Multifunction information center
Check the multifunction information center for
proper operation. (See page 36 for information on proper operation of the multifunction
information center.)
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EJU32740
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
CAUTION:
Make sure that the stern drain plugs are
tightened securely before launching the
watercraft.
(1) Launch the watercraft and start the engine. (See page 54 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.
ECJ00430
CAUTION:
Failure to follow the engine break-in procedure could result in reduced engine life
or even severe engine damage.
EJU32811
Launching the watercraft
EJU32781
Engine break-in
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.
ECJ00440
CAUTION:
Be sure to check the engine oil level before operating the watercraft for the first
time. (See page 47 for engine oil checking
procedures.)
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 34 for Yamaha
Security System and low-RPM mode selection procedures.)
After the watercraft is in the water, start the
engine. Shift into reverse and move the watercraft back slowly.
● For VX/VX Sport:
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.
EJU32851
Starting the engine
EWJ00560
WARNING
Never start the engine or let it run for any
length of time in an enclosed area. Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a
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colorless, odorless gas that may cause
loss of consciousness and death within a
short time. Always operate the watercraft
in an open area.
(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
34 for Yamaha Security System lock and
unlock mode selection procedures.)
(2) Launch the watercraft in water free from
weeds and debris and at least 60 cm (2 ft)
deep.
(3) Attach the engine shut-off cord to your left
wrist, and then attach the clip to the engine shut-off switch.
1 Clip
2 Engine shut-off switch
3 Engine shut-off cord
EWJ00580
WARNING
EWJ00570
WARNING
Never operate in water that is less than 60
cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise you increase
your chance of hitting a submerged object, which could result in injury.
ECJ00470
CAUTION:
Never operate in water that is less than 60
cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise pebbles or sand
could be sucked into the jet intake, causing impeller damage and engine overheating.
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Check that the engine shut-off cord is not
frayed or broken, and keep it free from the
handlebars so that the engine stops if the
operator falls off. The engine shut-off cord
may not pull free if wrapped around the
handlebars when the operator falls off, allowing the watercraft to continue to run
and cause an accident.
NOTE:
It is not possible to start the engine with the
clip removed from the engine shut-off switch.
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(4) Push the start switch (green button), and
then release it as soon as the engine
starts to run.
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Stopping the engine
To stop the engine, release the throttle lever,
and then push the engine stop switch (red
button).
NOTE:
The engine will not start if the throttle lever is
squeezed.
ECJ00480
CAUTION:
●
●
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.
EWJ00600
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.
EJU32890
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 to reduce the chance of
accidental starting or unauthorized use by
children or others. (See page 34 for
Yamaha Security System and low-RPM
mode selection procedures.)
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EJU32900
Operating your watercraft
EJU32951
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
warning and caution labels on the watercraft.
Pay particular attention to the safety information on page 9. Also, watch the Basic Orientation Video provided with your watercraft.
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.
EJU32990
Learning to operate your watercraft
Before operating the watercraft, always perform the pre-operation checks listed on page
45. The short time spent checking the watercraft will reward you with added safety and reliability.
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Check state and 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 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 U.S. Coast Guard approved PFD that 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
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fabrics, like those used in bicycle shorts. A full
wetsuit can also protect against hypothermia
(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.
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Riding with passengers
When 2 or 3 persons (including the operator)
are on board, the watercraft handles differently, and is not as easy to maneuver, so 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 U.S.
Coast Guard approved PFD and a wetsuit
bottom or equivalent.
vided, and keep their feet on the floor of the
footwell. Never allow a passenger to ride in
front of the operator.
EWJ00550
WARNING
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 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 state laws regarding water-skiing,
such as those for skier-down flags, rearwardfacing spotter, and other requirements.
EJU33080
Starting the watercraft
EWJ00710
WARNING
●
●
EWJ00540
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/or debris exiting the jet thrust nozzle can cause severe
injury. Passengers should not attempt to
board the watercraft if the operator is applying throttle.
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 pro-
●
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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.
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.
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Practice reboarding in shallow water before riding in deep water.
(2) Board the watercraft from the side or the
rear.
(3) Attach the engine shut-off cord 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,
start the engine, and then look in all directions before starting off.
EJU33110
EJU33091
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.
Boarding and starting from a dock
(1) Board the watercraft from the side.
(2) Attach the engine shut-off cord 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.
EWJ00570
WARNING
Never operate in water that is less than 60
cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise you increase
your chance of hitting a submerged object, which could result in injury.
EJU36080
Boarding and starting in deep water
EWJ01110
WARNING
●
ECJ00470
CAUTION:
Never operate in water that is less than 60
cm (2 ft) deep, otherwise pebbles or sand
could be sucked into the jet intake, causing impeller damage and engine overheating.
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●
The operator and passengers should
practice boarding in shallow water before riding in deep water. Boarding in
deep water requires more skill.
The fatigue and exposure that could result after unsuccessful attempts to get
back on the watercraft may increase the
risk of injuries and drowning.
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EJU33140
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.
EWJ00610
WARNING
(2) Pull yourself up to a kneeling position on
the platform, and then move to the seat
and sit astride.
Before starting off, make sure that there
are no boats, swimmers, or obstacles
around you.
EJU33162
Boarding with passengers
EWJ00660
WARNING
(3) Attach the engine shut-off cord 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,
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.
(1) Climb on board as noted in the previous
section, and sit astride the seat.
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(2) Attach the engine shut-off cord 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.
er allow a passenger to ride in front of the
operator.
(6) Start the engine, look in all directions, and
then accelerate to planing speed.
EWJ00610
(4) Have a passenger board and sit astride
the seat. If a second passenger is boarding, have him or her follow the same procedure.
WARNING
Before starting off, make sure that there
are no boats, swimmers, or obstacles
around you.
NOTE:
NOTE:
When a passenger is boarding, both the passengers and the operator should try to balance 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. Nev-
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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. If it is difficult
to balance the watercraft at a standstill, proceed as follows:
(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 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.
(6) Gradually increase the speed to balance
the watercraft.
EJU33230
Capsized watercraft
If the watercraft capsizes, turn it over immediately.
Be sure to carefully follow the procedures below to prevent injury, or damage to the watercraft.
EWJ00670
WARNING
IMPROPER UPRIGHTING CAN CAUSE INJURY:
● Be sure to shut the engine off by pulling
on the engine shut-off cord to remove
the clip from the engine shut-off switch.
● Do not put your hands in the intake
grate.
ECJ00530
CAUTION:
If the watercraft capsizes, release the
throttle lever immediately. Oil could flow
into the air filter case and the engine could
be damaged.
(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
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ride plate while pushing down on the gunwale with your right hand or foot.
ECJ00550
CAUTION:
Do not operate the engine at full throttle
for at least 1 minute after the engine has
been restarted. Excessive water in the
bilge can splash into the engine, which
can result in severe damage.
NOTE:
To efficiently discharge water from the engine
compartment, operate the watercraft as
straight as possible and above planing speed
for at least 2 minutes.
EJU33250
Turning the watercraft
NOTE:
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.
ECJ00540
CAUTION:
Do not turn the watercraft over counterclockwise, otherwise water can enter the
engine, which can result in severe damage.
(3) Start the engine and operate the watercraft to discharge any water remaining in
the engine compartment. (If the engine
does not start, see “Towing the watercraft” on page 88 or “Submerged watercraft” on page 88.)
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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.
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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.
EWJ00770
WARNING
●
●
Do not release the throttle lever when
trying to steer away from objects—you
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.
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 in-
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put 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.
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.
●
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.
EJU35960
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
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.
ECJ00490
CAUTION:
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.
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
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(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.
EJU33320
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. Reverse can be used to slow down or stop only
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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.
EJU33350
Rough water operation
The force of landing after jumping can cause
a strong impact on both the watercraft and the
operator and passengers. It is possible for the
operator to hit his or her chest or jaw on the
watercraft or handlebars and be injured. The
passengers could also impact the watercraft
and be injured.
Do not operate the watercraft with your chin
right above the handlebars. In addition, the
operator and passengers should keep their
feet on the floor of the footwell.
Operating in rough water or jumping waves
can also crack the watercraft hull and deck,
and damage internal parts. Avoid operating in
rough water or bad weather conditions.
EJU33411
Post-operation care
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.
NOTE:
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.
(4) Place the watercraft in a horizontal position.
(5) Flush the cooling system to prevent it
from clogging with salt, sand, or dirt. (See
page 68 for flushing procedures.)
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(6) Drain residual water from the exhaust
system by alternately squeezing and releasing the throttle lever for 10 to 15 seconds while the engine is running.
ECJ00561
EJU33451
Transporting
When transporting the watercraft on a trailer,
secure the tie downs to the trailer through the
bow eye and stern eyes.
CAUTION:
Do not run the engine for more than 15
seconds without supplying water, otherwise the engine could overheat.
(7) If the watercraft will be stored for a week
or more, lubricate internal engine components to help prevent corrosion. (See
page 69 for lubrication procedures.)
(8) Rinse the engine and engine compartment with a small amount of water.
ECJ00570
CAUTION:
ECJ00621
CAUTION:
●
Do not use high-pressure water when rinsing the engine or engine compartment as
severe engine damage could result.
(9) Wipe the engine and engine compartment dry with a clean cloth (repeat step 3,
if necessary).
(10) Wipe the hull, handlebars, and jet unit dry
with a clean cloth.
(11) Spray a rust inhibitor, such as Yamaha
Silicone Protectant and Lubricant, on metallic parts to minimize corrosion.
(12) Allow the engine compartment to air dry
completely before installing the seat.
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●
●
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.
Do not route ropes or tie downs over the
seat, as they may leave permanent
marks on the seat’s surface. Also, wrap
the ropes or tie downs with towels or
rags where they touch the body of the
watercraft to avoid scratches or damage.
For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser:
Before putting the watercraft on the trailer or transporting it, be sure to put the
shift lever in the forward position, otherwise the reverse gate may hit an obstacle, which may cause damage.
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EJU33490
Storage
EWJ00330
adapter into the flushing hose connector
and turn it until it is securely connected.
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.
1 Flushing hose connector cap
2 Garden hose adapter
3 Flushing hose connector
Flushing the cooling system
(4) Connect the garden hose adapter to a
water tap using a garden hose.
Flushing the cooling system is essential to
prevent it from clogging with salt, sand, or dirt.
NOTE:
EJU33542
ECJ00121
CAUTION:
●
●
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 crankcase, causing
severe engine damage.
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.
(1) Place the watercraft in a horizontal position.
(2) Remove the seat. (See page 28 for seat
removal and installation procedures.)
(3) Remove the flushing hose connector
cap, and then insert the garden hose
A garden hose is not included and must be
purchased separately.
(5) Start the engine, and then immediately
turn the water supply on until water flows
out continually from the jet thrust nozzle.
(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.
(7) Turn the water supply off, and then force
the remaining water out of the cooling
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water passages by alternately squeezing
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.
(3) Spray a rust inhibitor such as Yamaha
Stor-Rite Engine Fogging Oil into the intake opening for 3 seconds.
EJU33612
Lubrication
EWJ00260
WARNING
Do not spray flammable rust inhibitor
products on engine surfaces while the engine is hot. The sprayed substance or propellants could catch fire.
(1) Remove the seat. (See page 28 for seat
removal and installation procedures.)
(2) Loosen the clamp screw and disconnect
the air intake duct.
1 Intake opening
(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.
ECJ00561
CAUTION:
Do not run the engine for more than 15
seconds without supplying water, otherwise the engine could overheat.
(6) Lubricate all cables such as the throttle
and steering cables.
NOTE:
1 Clamp screw
2 Air intake duct
Use a Yamaha Power Cable Luber and
Yamaha Lube-Zall 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
78.
EJU33660
Fuel system
EWJ00280
WARNING
GASOLINE AND ITS VAPORS ARE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE!
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●
●
●
●
●
●
●
●
Do not smoke when refueling, and keep
away from sparks, flames, and other
sources of ignition.
Stop the engine before refueling.
Refuel in a well-ventilated area with the
watercraft in a horizontal position.
Do not stand or sit on the watercraft
while refueling in case of fire.
Take care not to spill gasoline. If gasoline spills, wipe it up immediately with
dry rags. Always properly dispose of
gasoline-soaked rags.
Avoid overfilling the fuel tank. Stop filling when the fuel level reaches approximately 50 mm (2 in) from the top of the
fuel tank. Fuel expands as it warms up
and could overflow if the fuel tank has
been overfilled. If temporarily leaving
the watercraft with a full fuel tank, do not
leave it in direct sunlight. Leave it in a
well-ventilated area with the watercraft
in a horizontal position.
Tighten the fuel tank filler cap securely
after refueling.
If you should swallow some gasoline, inhale a lot of gasoline vapor, or get gasoline in your eyes, get immediate medical
attention.
If any gasoline spills on your skin or
clothing, immediately wash the affected
area with soap and water and change
your clothes.
Top off the fuel tank with fresh gasoline and
add one ounce of Yamaha Fuel Stabilizer and
Conditioner per each gallon of fuel.
EJU33680
Battery
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.
ECJ00100
CAUTION:
Always keep the battery charged. Storing
a discharged battery can cause permanent
battery damage.
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.
EJU33740
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.
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(2) Rinse the engine and bilge area with
fresh water. Drain all of the water and
wipe up any remaining moisture with
clean, dry rags.
ECJ00110
CAUTION:
Do not use high-pressure water when rinsing the engine and bilge area as severe engine damage could result.
(3) Spray the engine’s exterior with a rust inhibitor and lubricant such as Yamaha Silicone Protectant and Lubricant.
(4) Wax the hull with a non-abrasive wax
such as Yamaha Silicone Wax.
(5) Wipe all vinyl and rubber components,
such as the seat and engine compartment seals, with a vinyl protectant such
as Yamaha Protectant.
EJU33751
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.
EWJ00310
WARNING
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●
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Be sure to shut the engine off when you
perform maintenance unless otherwise
specified, otherwise an accident or injury could result from unexpected operation, moving parts, or electric shock. If
the owner is not familiar with watercraft
servicing, this work should be done by a
Yamaha dealer. Improperly serviced
components could fail or stop operating
correctly, which could result in an accident.
Modifications to this watercraft not approved by Yamaha may cause loss of
performance or excessive noise and exhaust emissions, or render it unsafe for
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use. Consult a Yamaha dealer before attempting any modifications.
NOTE:
pairs. 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.
A service manual is available for purchase
through a Yamaha dealer for owners who
have the mechanical skills, tools, and other
equipment necessary to perform maintenance not covered by this owner’s/operator’s
manual.
EJU33800
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 provided on the watercraft for the manual and
tool kit.
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
1 Storage compartment
NOTE:
To protect these materials from water damage, it would be a good idea to put them in a
waterproof bag. If your owner’s/operator’s
manual is damaged, order a replacement
from a Yamaha dealer.
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 re-
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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
77
Lubrication points
Lubricate
78
Fuel system
Check
75
Fuel tank
Check, clean
75
Trolling speed
Check, adjust
81
Throttle shaft
Check
—
Cooling water passages
Flush
Water inlet strainer
Check, clean
—
Bilge strainer
Clean
—
*
68
Impeller
Check
—
Jet thrust nozzle
angle
Check, adjust
76
Shift cable and reverse gate
(VX Deluxe/VX
Cruiser)
Check, adjust
76
Throttle cable
Check, adjust
77
Stern drain plugs
Check, replace
49
Battery
Check, charge
79
Rubber coupling
Check
—
Engine mount
Check
—
Nuts and bolts
Check
—
Air filter element
Check
76
Engine oil
Replace
75
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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
75
Valve clearance
Check, adjust
—
* This operation should be performed after every use.
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EJU34210
EJU34281
Checking the fuel system
Engine oil and oil filter
EWJ00380
EWJ00340
WARNING
Gasoline is highly flammable and explosive. Failure to check for and repair any
fuel leakage could result in a fire or explosion. A fire or explosion can cause severe
injury or death. Shut the engine off. Do not
smoke. Avoid spilling gasoline.
Fuel in the fuel lines is pressurized.
Fuel can spray out and cause injury or a
fire hazard if a fuel line is disconnected.
Do not run the engine with a fuel line disconnected.
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.
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.
1 Fuel tank
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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.
ECJ00180
CAUTION:
●
●
Do not run the engine with too much or
not enough oil in the oil tank. Oil could
spray out and the engine could be damaged.
Be sure to change the engine oil after
the first 10 hours of operation, and every
100 hours thereafter or at the start of a
new season, otherwise the engine will
wear quickly.
The oil filter should be replaced every
year or every 100 hours of operation.
Have a Yamaha dealer replace the oil filter if necessary.
It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer
change the engine oil. However, if you choose
to change the oil on your own, refer to the service manual for this watercraft.
NOTE:
Dispose of used oil according to local regulations.
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)
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ECJ00190
CAUTION:
Difference of A and B:
Maximum 5 mm (0.20 in)
If oil is leaking or the oil pressure warning
indicator comes on when the engine is
running, immediately shut the engine off
and have a Yamaha dealer check the watercraft. Continuing to operate the engine
under such conditions could cause severe
engine damage.
EJU34310
Air filter element
Have a Yamaha dealer check and clean or replace the air filter element every 12 months or
every 100 hours of operation.
EJU34321
Checking the jet thrust nozzle angle
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.
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 Stopper
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If the reverse gate does not make contact with
the stopper, have a Yamaha dealer service it.
(3) Adjust the free play by turning the adjuster.
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.
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.
EJU34391
1 Front handlebar cover
(2) Slide the rubber cover away from the adjuster, and then loosen the locknut.
77
Cleaning and adjusting the spark
plugs
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 attempt 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.
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Specified spark plug:
CR9EB
To remove a spark plug:
(1) Remove the seat. (See page 28 for seat
removal and installation procedures.)
(2) Remove the spark plug cap.
ECJ00210
CAUTION:
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.
(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.
(3) Install the spark plug, and then tighten it
to the specified torque.
Spark plug tightening torque:
12.5 Nm (9.2 ft-lb) (1.27 kgf-m)
(4) Install the spark plug cap.
NOTE:
●
●
Wipe off any water on the spark plug or inside the spark plug cap before installing the
cap. Push the spark plug cap down until it is
securely installed.
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.
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.
(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
1 Spark plug gap
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.
●
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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ble free play. (See page 77 for adjustment
procedures.)
1 Adjuster
●
Steering cable (handlebar end)
●
For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser:
Shift cable (reverse gate end)
EJU34451
Checking the battery
Check the level of the battery electrolyte and
make sure that the negative (–) and positive
(+) battery leads are tightened securely.
EWJ00790
WARNING
●
Steering cable (jet thrust nozzle end)
79
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.
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ECJ00230
CAUTION:
●
●
Be careful not to place the battery on its
side.
Be sure to remove the battery from the
battery compartment when adding electrolyte or charging the battery.
To remove the battery:
Disconnect the negative (–) battery lead first,
then the positive (+) battery lead and breather
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.
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 and connect the battery leads to the
battery terminals.
(2) Connect the breather hose to the battery.
(3) Secure the battery in place.
1 Positive (+) battery terminal: Red lead
2 Negative (–) battery terminal: Black lead
3 Breather hose
EWJ00400
WARNING
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.
ECJ00240
Be sure to connect the breather hose to
the battery. Fire or explosion could result
if the breather hose is damaged, obstructed, or not connected properly.
ECJ00260
CAUTION:
CAUTION:
Normal tap water contains minerals that
are harmful to a battery. Use only distilled
water for replenishing the battery.
After installation, make sure that the battery leads are properly connected to the
battery terminals.
To recharge the battery:
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ECJ00250
CAUTION:
Do not attempt to charge a battery hastily.
Battery life could be shortened.
Fuel injection system
The fuel injection system was set at the
Yamaha factory. If the fuel injection system
needs to be adjusted, have a Yamaha dealer
service the watercraft.
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ECJ00220
CAUTION:
Do not attempt to adjust the fuel injection
system. If the settings are disturbed by
someone who does not have the necessary technical knowledge, poor engine
performance and damage may result.
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:
3220 mm (126.8 in)
Width:
1170 mm (46.1 in)
Height:
1150 mm (45.3 in)
Dry weight:
VX 319 kg (703 lb)
VX Sport 319 kg (703 lb)
VX Deluxe 322 kg (710 lb)
VX Cruiser 323 kg (712 lb)
Performance:
Maximum fuel consumption:
28.0 L/h (7.4 US gal/h) (6.2 Imp.gal/h)
Cruising range at full throttle:
2.14 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
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.
EJU34592
Troubleshooting chart
TROUBLE
Engine does not
start (Starter motor
does not turn over)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Lock mode selected
Engine shutoff switch
Clip not in place
Install clip
Fuse
Burned out
Replace the fuse and
check wiring
87
Run down
Recharge
79
Poor terminal connections
Tighten as required
Starter motor
Select unlock mode
34
30
79
Terminal corroded
Clean
70
Faulty
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
—
Throttle lever
Squeezed
Release
31
Fuel
Empty
Refill as soon as possible
44
Stale or contaminated
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
75
Water or dirt present
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
75
77
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
83
PAGE
Yamaha Security System (VX
Deluxe/VX
Cruiser)
Battery
Engine does not
start (Starter motor
turns over)
REMEDY
77
77
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TROUBLE
Engine runs irregularly or stalls
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
PAGE
Empty
Refill as soon as possible
44
Stale or contaminated
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
75
Water or dirt present
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
75
77
Fuel
Fuel tank
Spark plug
Fouled or defective
Replace
Incorrect heat range
Replace
77
Gap incorrect
Adjust
77
Loose
Connect properly
77
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
44
Engine overheated
Jet intake clogged
Clean
Check engine
warning
Faulty sensors
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
Yamaha Security System (VX
Deluxe/VX
Cruiser)
Low-RPM mode selected
Select normal mode
Spark plug
cap
Warning light or indicator blinks
Watercraft slow or
loses power
Cavitation
85
39
35
Jet intake clogged
Clean
85
Impeller damaged or
worn
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
85
Engine overheat warning
Engine speed reduction control activated
Clean jet intake and
cool engine
38
Oil pressure
warning
Engine speed reduction control activated
Add oil
Spark plug
37
Fouled or defective
Replace
Incorrect heat range
Replace
77
77
Gap incorrect
Adjust
77
Spark plug
caps
Loose
Connect properly
Electrical wiring
Loose connection
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
—
Fuel
Stale or contaminated
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
75
Air filter
Clogged or oil buildup
Have serviced by
Yamaha dealer
76
77
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EJU34620
Emergency procedures
EJU34630
contact with the rotating parts of the jet
pump.
Cleaning the jet intake and impeller
If weeds or debris get 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. 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. Always stop the engine before beaching the watercraft.
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
ECJ00650
CAUTION:
If weeds or debris get caught in the jet intake, do not operate the watercraft above
trolling speed until they have been removed.
(1) Turn the watercraft on its side as shown.
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ECJ00660
CAUTION:
●
●
●
Place a suitable clean cloth or carpeting
underneath the watercraft to protect it
from abrasions and scratches.
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.
(2) Remove any weeds or debris from
around the drive shaft, impeller, jet pump
housing, and jet thrust nozzle.
If debris is difficult to remove, consult a
Yamaha dealer.
ECJ00670
CAUTION:
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 jet intake or impeller area and cause cavitation, follow the
cleaning procedure above.
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.
EJU34661
Connecting the jumper cables
(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.
(3) Connect the other end of the negative (–)
jumper cable to an engine hanger.
EJU34640
Jumping the battery
If the watercraft battery has run down, the engine can be started using a 12-volt booster
battery and jumper cables.
EWJ00790
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
1
2
3
4
Positive (+) jumper cable
Negative (–) jumper cable
Booster battery
Engine hanger
ECJ00680
CAUTION:
Do not connect the end of the negative (–)
jumper cable to the negative (–) battery
terminal of the watercraft battery! Make
sure that all connections are secure and
correct before attempting to start the en-
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gine. Any wrong connection could damage the electrical system.
(4) Start the engine, and then disconnect the
jumper cables by reversing the steps
above.
(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.
ECJ00480
CAUTION:
●
●
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.
1
2
3
4
Electrical box
Cap
Fuse
Spare fuse
EJU34690
Replacing the fuses
The fuses are located in the electrical box.
To replace a fuse:
(1) Remove the cap on the electrical box.
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
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EWJ00800
EWJ00810
WARNING
Do not use fuses of higher amperage than
recommended. Substitution with a fuse
that has an improper rating can cause extensive electrical system damage and possible fire.
WARNING
●
●
EJU34710
Towing the watercraft
If the watercraft becomes inoperative in the
water, it can be towed to shore.
If the watercraft must be towed in an emergency using a towline, the operator should
ride the watercraft, holding onto the handlebars.
ECJ00720
CAUTION:
●
●
●
Tow the watercraft at 5 mph (8 km/h) or
less, otherwise water could enter the engine through the exhaust passages or
through the air intake and flood the engine compartment if it is towed too fast.
Tow the watercraft using the bow eye
only.
The bow must be kept up out of the water during towing to prevent water from
entering the engine compartment.
●
The watercraft should only be towed in
an emergency.
The towline should be long enough so
that the watercraft will not collide with
the towing boat when slowing down. A
good rule of thumb is a towline that is
three times the combined length of the
towing boat and the watercraft.
The operator of the towing boat must
keep speed to a minimum and avoid traffic or obstacles which could be a hazard
to the rider on the watercraft.
EJU35270
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!
In an emergency:
(1) Beach the watercraft and remove the
stern drain plugs to drain the water from
the engine compartment. (See page 48
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) Disconnect the spark plug caps, and then
remove the spark plugs.
ECJ00760
CAUTION:
Do not connect the spark plugs to the
spark plug caps.
(4) Disconnect the fuel injector couplers.
1 Bow eye
ECJ00770
CAUTION:
Cover the disconnected fuel injector couplers so that they do not get wet. If the cou-
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plers get wet, they could corrode, which
could lead to poor connections.
(5) Crank the engine for 5 seconds at wide
open throttle. Repeat this step until all of
the water in the cylinders has been expelled.
(6) Spray a rust inhibitor such as Yamaha
Stor-Rite Engine Fogging Oil into each
spark plug hole for 5 seconds.
(7) Crank the engine for 5 seconds at wide
open throttle. Repeat this step several
times.
(8) Install the spark plugs, and then connect
the spark plug caps and fuel injector couplers.
ECJ00780
CAUTION:
Do not start the engine even after completing the previous steps. Any water remaining in the engine could cause serious
engine damage.
(9) Have the watercraft inspected by a
Yamaha dealer as soon as possible.
ECJ00790
CAUTION:
Be sure to have a Yamaha dealer inspect
the watercraft. Otherwise, serious engine
damage could result.
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EJU34780
Limited warranty
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
WATERCRAFT LIMITED WARRANTY
Yamaha Motor Corporation is proud of its heritage and reputation for producing products with high standards of quality and workmanship. Product excellence provides the cornerstone for our commitment to customer satisfaction. The Yamaha Watercraft Limited Warranty is your assurance of this commitment.
This warranty provides you with protection against the expense of repairs for your watercraft that are required as a result of defects in
materials or workmanship. When maintained and utilized in the prescribed manner, you can count on your Yamaha watercraft to provide reliable service.
This warranty provides you with specific coverage and notes your responsibilities in maintaining and operating your watercraft.
Please take the time to read and become familiar with this warranty.
PERIOD OF WARRANTY. Any new Yamaha watercraft purchased for pleasure use from an authorized Yamaha dealer in the United
States, will be warranted against defects in material or workmanship for a period of one (1) year from date of purchase, subject to
exclusions noted herein. Any Yamaha Watercraft purchased and utilized for commercial applications will be warranted for a period of
ninety [90] days from the date of purchase, subject to exclusions noted herein. Replacement parts used in warranty repairs will be warranted for the balance of the applicable warranty period.
The warranty described here applies to watercrafts purchased and registered for use in the United States only. For warranty provisions
outside the United States, contact the particular country’s local Yamaha distributor.
OBTAINING REPAIRS UNDER WARRANTY. During the period of warranty, any authorized Yamaha dealer will, free of charge, repair
or replace, at Yamaha’s option, any parts adjudged defective by Yamaha due to faulty workmanship or material from the factory. All
parts replaced under warranty will become the property of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
CUSTOMER’S RESPONSIBILITY. Under the terms of this warranty, the customer will be responsible for ensuring that the watercraft is
properly operated, maintained, and stored as specified in the applicable Owner’s/Operator’s Manual.
The owner of the watercraft shall give notice to an authorized Yamaha dealer of any and all apparent defects within ten [10] days of discovery and make the watercraft available at that time for inspection and repairs at the dealer’s place of business.
GENERAL EXCLUSIONS FROM WARRANTY. This warranty will not cover the repair of damage if the damage is a result of abuse or
neglect of the product. Examples of abuse and neglect include, but are not limited to:
1. Racing or competition use, modification of original parts abnormal strain.
2. Lack of proper maintenance and off season storage as described in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, installation of parts or accessories that are not equivalent in design and quality to genuine Yamaha parts.
3. Use of lubricants, oils, and fuel/oil mixtures that are not suitable for watercraft motor use.
4. Damage as a result of accidents, collisions, contact with foreign materials, or submersion.
5. Growth of marine organisms on motor or hull surfaces.
6. Normal deterioration.
7. Gel coat stress cracks.
SPECIFIC PARTS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY.
Parts replaced due to normal wear or routine maintenance such as oil, spark plugs, fuel filters, impeller and liner, and anodes are not
covered by warranty. Charges for transporting the watercraft to and from an authorized Yamaha dealer are excluded from warranty coverage.
TRANSFER OF WARRANTY. Transfer of the warranty from the original purchaser to any subsequent purchaser is possible by having
the watercraft inspected by an authorized Yamaha dealer and requesting the dealer to submit a change of registration to Yamaha Motor
Corporation. U.S.A. within ten [10] days of the transfer.
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH EXCEED THE OBLIGATIONS AND TIME LIMITS
STATED IN THIS WARRANTY ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED BY YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. AND EXCLUDED FROM THIS
WARRANTY.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU. ALSO EXCLUDED FROM THIS WARRANTY ARE ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING LOSS
OF USE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE
ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO
STATE.
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
Post Office Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
WARRANTY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Q. What costs are my responsibility during the warranty period?
A. The customer’s responsibility includes all costs of normal maintenance services, non-warranty repairs, accident and collision damages.
Q. What are some examples of “abnormal” strain, neglect, or abuse?
A. These terms are general and overlap each other in areas. Specific examples include:
Running the watercraft out of oil, operating the machine with a broken or damaged part which causes another part to fail, and so
on. If you have any specific questions on operation or maintenance, please contact your Yamaha dealer for advice.
Q. Does the warranty cover incidental costs such as transportation due to a failure?
A. No. The warranty is limited to repair of the watercraft itself.
Q. May I perform any or all of the recommended maintenance shown in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual instead of having the dealer do
them?
A. Yes, if you are a qualified mechanic and follow the procedures specified in the Owner’s/Operator’s and Service Manual. We do recommend, however, that items requiring special or equipment be done by a Yamaha dealer.
Q. Will the warranty be void or cancelled if I do not operate or maintain my new watercraft exactly as specified in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual?
A. No. The warranty on a new watercraft cannot be “voided” or “cancelled”. However, if a particular failure is caused by operation
or maintenance other than as shown in the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual, that failure may not be covered under warranty.
Q. What responsibility does my dealer have under this warranty?
A. Each Yamaha dealer is expected to:
1. Completely set up each new watercraft before sale.
2.
Explain the operation, maintenance, and warranty requirements to your satisfaction at the time of sale, and upon your request at
any later date. In addition, each Yamaha dealer is held responsible for his setup, service and warranty repair work.
Q. Is the warranty transferable to second owners?
A. Yes. The remainder of the existing warranty can be transferred upon request. The unit has to be inspected and re-registered by an
authorized Yamaha dealer for the policy to remain effective.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
If your watercraft requires warranty service, you must take it to any authorized Yamaha dealer within the continental United States. Be
sure to bring your warranty registration card or other valid proof of the original date of purchase. If a question or problem arises regarding warranty, first contact the owner of the dealership. Since all warranty matters are handled at the dealer level, this person is in the
best position to help you. If you are still not satisfied and require additional assistance, please write:
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION U.S.A.
CUSTOMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
CHANGE OF ADDRESS
The federal government requires each manufacturer to maintain a complete, up-to-date list of all first purchasers against the possibility
of a safety-related defect and recall. This list is complied from the purchase registrations sent to Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. by
the selling dealer at the time of your purchase.
If you should move after you have purchased your new watercraft, please advise us of your new address by sending a postcard listing
your Yamaha model name, engine number, dealer number [or dealer’s name] as it is shown on your warranty card, your name and new
mailing address.
Mail to:
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, California 90630
Attention: Warranty Department
This will ensure that Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has an up-to-date registration record in accordance with federal law.
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YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.)
Keep your Yamaha protected even after your warranty expires with genuine Yamaha Extended
Service (Y.E.S.).
•
Y.E.S. is designed and administered by Yamaha Motor Corporation to provide maximum owner
satisfaction. You get uninterrupted factory-backed coverage for extra peace of mind.
•
Y.E.S. is flexible. You choose the plan that is right for you: 12 months, 24 months, 36 months, or
(on four-stroke models) 48 months beyond your warranty period.
•
Y.E.S. is designed and administered by the same Yamaha people who handle your warranty—
and it shows in the comprehensive coverage benefits. There are no mileage limitations. Coverage is not limited to “moving parts” or the “drive train” like many other plans. And Y.E.S. covers
manufacturing defects just like the warranty. See the sample contract at your Yamaha dealer to
see how comforting uninterrupted factory-backed protection can be.
•
You do not have to pay anything for covered repairs. There is no deductible to pay, and repairs
are not “pro-rated.” You do not have any “out-of-pocket” expenses for covered repairs.
•
In addition, Travel and Recreation Interruption Protection (TRIP) is included at no extra cost.
TRIP gives you up to $150 reimbursement per occurrence for any reasonable expenses you
incur because your Yamaha needs covered service: replacement vehicle rental, emergency
towing, phone calls, even food and lodging when you are away from home. This superb coverage goes into effect when you purchase Y.E.S., so it applies to any warranty repairs as well as
covered repairs during your entire Y.E.S. plan period.
•
Y.E.S. coverage is honored at any authorized Yamaha dealer nationwide.
•
Y.E.S. coverage is transferable to a new owner if you sell or trade-in. That can make your
Yamaha much more valuable!
This excellent Y.E.S. plan coverage is only available to Yamaha owners like you, and only while
your Yamaha is still within the Yamaha Limited Warranty period. So visit your authorized Yamaha
dealer to get all the facts. He can show you how easy it is to protect your investment with Yamaha
Extended Service.
We urge you to act now. You will get the excellent benefits of TRIP coverage right away, and you
will rest easy knowing you will have strong factory-backed protection even after your Yamaha
Limited Warranty expires.
A special note:
If visiting your dealer is not convenient, contact Yamaha with your Primary ID number (your Owner’s
Manual shows you where to find this number). We will be happy to help you get the Y.E.S. coverage
you need.
Yamaha Service Marketing
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, CA 90630
1-(866)-YES-EXTD
(1-866-937-3983)
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Index
A
Air filter element ....................................... 76
Approval label of emission control
certificate ................................................ 2
B
Battery................................................ 49, 70
Battery, checking...................................... 79
Battery, jumping ....................................... 86
Beaching the watercraft ........................... 65
Bilge ......................................................... 48
Boarding alone ......................................... 60
Boarding and starting from a dock ........... 59
Boarding and starting in deep water ........ 59
Boarding and starting in shallow water .... 59
Boarding with passengers........................ 60
Bow eye ................................................... 33
C
Capsized watercraft ................................. 62
Check engine warning indicator ............... 39
Cleaning the watercraft ............................ 70
Cooling water pilot outlet.................... 31, 53
Cruising limitations ................................... 10
D
Docking the watercraft ............................. 65
E
Emergency procedures ............................ 85
Emission control information ...................... 2
Engine break-in ........................................ 54
Engine compartment ................................ 47
Engine oil ................................................. 44
Engine oil and oil filter .............................. 75
Engine oil level ......................................... 47
Engine overheat warning indicator........... 38
Engine serial number ................................. 1
Engine shut-off cord ................................. 52
Engine shut-off switch .............................. 30
Engine stop switch ................................... 30
Enjoy your watercraft responsibly ............ 23
F
Fire extinguisher....................................... 50
Flushing the cooling system..................... 68
Front storage compartment...................... 40
Fuel and oil............................................... 43
Fuel injection system................................ 80
Fuel level.................................................. 47
Fuel level meter........................................ 36
Fuel level warning indicator...................... 37
Fuel system .............................................. 69
Fuel system, checking.............................. 75
Fuel tank .................................................. 75
Fuel tank filler cap .................................... 29
Fuel tank, filling ........................................ 44
Fuses, replacing ....................................... 87
G
Gasohol .................................................... 43
Gasoline ................................................... 43
Getting to know your watercraft ............... 57
Glove compartment .................................. 41
H
Handgrip................................................... 33
Hazard information ................................... 15
Hood......................................................... 28
Hour meter/voltmeter ............................... 37
Hull and deck ........................................... 47
Hull Identification Number (HIN)................. 1
I
Identification numbers ................................ 1
Important labels.......................................... 4
J
Jet intake .................................................. 52
Jet intake and impeller, cleaning .............. 85
Jet thrust nozzle angle, checking ............. 76
Jumper cables, connecting ...................... 86
L
Labels, other .............................................. 7
Labels, warning .......................................... 5
Launching the watercraft .......................... 54
Learning to operate your watercraft ......... 57
Leaving the watercraft .............................. 56
Limitations on who may operate
the watercraft .......................................... 9
Limited warranty ....................................... 90
“L-MODE” indicator light
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ................... 40
Lubrication................................................ 69
Lubrication points ..................................... 78
M
Main components, location of .................. 24
Maintenance and adjustments ................. 71
Manufactured date label............................. 2
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Multifunction information center ......... 36, 53
O
Oil pressure warning indicator.................. 37
Operating your watercraft......................... 57
Operation ................................................. 54
Operation of controls and other
functions ............................................... 28
Operation requirements ........................... 12
Owner’s/operator’s manual and tool kit.... 72
P
Periodic maintenance chart...................... 73
Post-operation care.................................. 66
Pre-operation check list............................ 45
Pre-operation check points ...................... 47
Pre-operation checks ............................... 45
Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number ...... 1
R
Recommended equipment ....................... 14
Remote control transmitter
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)................... 29
Reverse on waterways
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)................... 65
Riding with passengers ............................ 58
Rough water operation............................. 66
Rules of the Road .................................... 18
S
Seat.......................................................... 28
“SECURITY” indicator light
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)................... 39
Selecting the normal mode/
low-RPM mode (for VX Deluxe/
VX Cruiser) ........................................... 35
Shift cable, checking
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)................... 76
Shift lever and reverse gate
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)................... 51
Shift lever (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ..... 32
Spark plugs, cleaning and adjusting ........ 77
Speedometer............................................ 36
Star labels .................................................. 2
Start switch............................................... 31
Starting the engine ................................... 54
Starting the watercraft .............................. 58
Steering system ................................. 32, 51
Stern drain plugs ...................................... 49
Stern eyes ................................................ 33
Stopping the engine ................................. 56
Stopping the watercraft ............................ 65
Storage..................................................... 68
Storage compartments ............................. 40
Submerged watercraft .............................. 88
Switches ................................................... 53
T
Tachometer .............................................. 36
Throttle cable, checking and adjusting ..... 77
Throttle lever ...................................... 31, 50
To get more boating safety information.... 22
Towing the watercraft ............................... 88
Transporting ............................................. 67
Trolling speed, checking .......................... 81
Troubleshooting ....................................... 83
Troubleshooting chart .............................. 83
Turning the watercraft .............................. 63
W
Water separator ....................................... 48
Watercraft characteristics......................... 15
Water-skiing ............................................. 17
Y
Yamaha Engine Management
System (YEMS) .................................... 34
YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE
(Y.E.S.) ................................................. 92
Yamaha Security System and
low-RPM mode (for VX Deluxe/
VX Cruiser) ........................................... 34
Yamaha Security System
(for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ................... 34
Yamaha Security System lock and
unlock modes (for VX Deluxe/
VX Cruiser) ........................................... 34
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