Yamaha XL700Y WaveRunner Operator`s manual

Yamaha XL700Y WaveRunner Operator`s manual
WaveRunner XL
XL700Y
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S
MANUAL
READ THIS MANUAL
CAREFULLY BEFORE
OPERATION!
U.S.A.Edition
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
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TO THE OWNER
Thank you for choosing a Yamaha Water
Vehicle. This Owner’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 water vehicle, please consult a Yamaha dealer.
YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD.
Because Yamaha has a policy of continuing product improvement, this product
may not be exactly as described in this
Owner’s Manual. Specifications are subject to change without notice.
This manual should be considered a permanent part of this water vehicle and
should remain with it even if the vehicle is
subsequently sold.
IMPORTANT MANUAL
INFORMATION:
In this manual, information of particular
importance is distinguished in the following ways:
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The Safety Alert Symbol means
ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT!
YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED!
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Failure to follow WARNING instructions
could result in severe injury or death to
the machine operator, a bystander, or a
person inspecting or repairing the water
vehicle.
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A CAUTION indicates special precautions
that must be taken to avoid damage to
the water vehicle.
NOTE:
A NOTE provides key information to make
procedures easier or clearer.
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WaveRunner XL700
OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL
©1999 by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
1st Edition, June 1999
All rights reserved. Any reprinting
or unauthorized use without
the written permission of
Yamaha Motor Corporation,
U.S.A. is expressly prohibited.
Printed in U.S.A.
P/N LIT-18626-03-84
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CONTENTS
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GENERAL AND SAFETY INFORMATION
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FEATURE AND FUNCTIONS
2
OPERATION AND RIDING
3
MAINTENANCE AND CARE
4
TROUBLESHOOTING AND
EMERGENCY PROCEDURE
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INDEX
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READ THIS OWNER’S / OPERATOR’S MANUAL CAREFULLY
BEFORE OPERATING YOUR WATER VEHICLE.
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Chapter 1
GENERAL AND SAFETY
INFORMATION
IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
RECORDS..................................................1-1
PRI-I.D. number.....................................1-1
Hull identification number (H.I.N).......1-1
Engine number .....................................1-1
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION...1-2
IMPORTANT LABELS ..............................1-3
Location .................................................1-3
Labels.....................................................1-4
SAFETY INFORMATION..........................1-7
Limitations on who may
operate the vehicle...............................1-7
Cruising limitations ..............................1-8
Operational requirements ...................1-9
Hazard information ............................1-11
Water vehicle characteristics ............1-12
Water skiing ........................................1-13
RULES OF THE ROAD ...........................1-14
Steering and sailing rules
and sound signals ..............................1-14
Rules when encountering
vessels .................................................1-15
Other special situations .....................1-16
TO GET MORE BOATING SAFETY
INFORMATION.......................................1-18
ENJOY YOUR WATER VEHICLE
RESPONSIBLY........................................1-18
FUEL REQUIREMENTS..........................1-19
Gasoline (petrol).................................1-19
Engine oil ............................................1-19
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IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
RECORDS
Record your Primary identification (PRIID) number, Hull identification number
(HIN) and Engine serial number in the
spaces provided, to assist you in ordering
spare parts from your Yamaha water
vehicle dealer. Also record and keep these
ID numbers in a separate place in case
your water vehicle is stolen.
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PRI-I.D. NUMBER
The PRI-I.D. number is stamped on a label
1 attached to the inside of the engine
compartment.
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HULL IDENTIFICATION
NUMBER(H.I.N)
The H.I.N. is stamped on a plate 2
attached to the stern.
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XL760
ENGINE NUMBER
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MADE IN JAPAN
PAYS D’ORIGINE JAPON
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The engine serial number is stamped on a
label 3 attached to the crankcase.
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EMISSION CONTROL
INFORMATION
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This engine conforms to 2000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation for marine SI engines.
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8 Approval label of Emission control certificate
This label is attached to the electrical box.
1 Emission control information label
EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION
ENGINE FAMILY :
THIS ENGINE CONFORMS TO 2000 U.S. EPA REGULATIONS FOR MARINE SI ENGINES.
FELs :
g/kw-hr
SPARK PLUG GAP (mm) :
TROLLING SPEED :
rpm
8 Manufactured date label
This label is attached to the muffler box.
2 Manufactured date label
Manufactured:
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IMPORTANT LABELS
LOCATION
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LABELS
Warning labels
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SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH MAY RESULT IF YOU IGNORE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING.
•Read the Owner’s Manual, the Riding Practice Tips, the Riding Instructions card,
and all labels before operating.
•This vehicle is recommended only for operators 16 and older with valid motor
vehicle license. Adults must supervise use by minors. Check state laws for
minimum age requirements.
•Vehicle capacity: 1 operator and 2 passengers. Do not exceed 530 lb (240 kg),
including any cargo. Overloading can make the vehicle more difficult to
control, which can lead to an accident.
•Wear a USCG-approved personal flotation device.
•Wear a wetsuit to protect against injuries to orifices (rectum and vagina)
from strong streams of water from the jet nozzle, or from impact with the
water surface. A wetsuit also helps protect against hypothermia and
abrasions.
•Attach the engine stop switch lanyard to your left wrist before
operating.
•You must know and follow all federal, state, and local boating
laws.
•Pulling a skier can effect steering and
handling. Do not attempt
maneuvers that exceed the
skill of the operator or
skier.
YAMAHA
•Never ride after drinking alcohol or taking drugs.
•You need engine power to turn. Releasing throttle lever or shutting off engine
can cause you to hit an obstacle you are attempting to avoid.
•Check throttle and steering for proper operation before starting the engine.
Malfunctioning controls can cause accidents.
•Open the front seat and the front storage compartment to ventilate fuel
vapors from the engine compartment before starting the engine. Do not
start the engine if there is a fuel leak or loose electrical connection.
•Do not operate in less than 2 ft (60 cm ) of water.
•Keep safe distance from swimmers, other watercraft, and obstructions.
•Never attempt jumps with this water vehicle.
•Do not travel far away without another watercraft or boat with you.
•Stop engine before removing debris from jet intake on bottom of hull.
Keep hands, feet, hair, and all other parts of your body and clothing
away from jet intake while engine is running.
•Passengers shoud firmly hold on to the person in front of them
and place feet on the footrest floor.
Otherwise, passengers could lose
balance and fall.
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Do not add gasoline to the oil tank.
Fire or explosion could result.
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Do not touch or remove electrical parts
when starting or running the engine.
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Caution labels
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Other labels
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RECOMMENDED OIL
YAMALUBE 2-W or an equivalent
TC-W3 certified outboard oil.
YAMAHA
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FIRE EXTINGUISHER
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extinguisher is on underside of rear seat.
7 To remove seat, pull rear seat latch up, lift rear of
the seat , and pull back.
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A responsible adult must supervise
operation of this vehicle by minors.
Many states have minimum age and
education requirements. Always check
states and all applicable local boating
laws that apply to you before you operate the water vehicle.
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SAFETY
INFORMATION
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When you operate your Yamaha Water
Vehicle, you must know and practice the
following for your safety:
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8 Before operating the water vehicle, read
this entire manual, the Riding Practice
Tips, the Riding Instruction card and all
warning labels on the water vehicle.
Reading these materials should give
you an understanding of the vehicle
and its operation.
Never allow anyone to operate this
water vehicle until they too have read
this Owner’s Manual, the Riding Practice Tips, the Riding Instruction card
and all warning labels.
EJX13120
8 This product emits exhaust gases which
contain carbon monoxide, a colorless,
odorless gas which may cause brain
damage or death when inhaled. Symptoms include nausea, dizziness, and
drowsiness. Keep cockpit and cabin
areas well ventilated. Avoid blocking
exhaust outlets.
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LIMITATIONS ON WHO MAY OPERATE THE VEHICLE
K3002
EJX30210
8 Your water vehicle is designed to carry
the operator and one or two passengers, as long as the total weight does
not exceed the maximum load capacity.
EJX30410
8 Never exceed the weight capacity nor
allow more than three persons (or two
persons with a skier) to ride this water
vehicle at one time.
EJX30610
ATTENTION:
Maximum vehicle load capacity: 240 kg
(530 lb)
Includes weight of operator, passengers,
and any cargo.
EJX10010
8 This vehicle is recommended only for
operators 16 and older with a valid
motor vehicle license.
Even though a motor vehicle operator’s
license is not required for water vehicle
operation in most states, it is one indicator that the operator has previously
demonstrated a reasonable degree of
maturity, responsibility, and good judgment.
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8 Do not try to ride with passengers until
you have considerable practice riding
alone. Operating with passengers
requires more skill. Take the time to
become accustomed to the handling
characteristics of the vehicle with passengers before trying any difficult
maneuvers.
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CRUISING LIMITATIONS
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8 Do not jump boat wakes or follow
another boat or watercraft too closely.
You increase your risk of colliding with
another boat, which could result in
severe injury or death. Do not jump
waves, wakes, or any objects. You risk
severe impact injuries. Jumping can
also cause damage to the water vehicle.
8 Never ride in water that is less than 60
cm ( 2 feet ) deep. You increase your
chance of hitting an underwater obstacle. You could be injured.
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60 cm (2 ft.)
EJX25010
K3004
8 Do not operate water vehicle after sunset or before dawn. It is not equipped
with lighting required for night operation. You risk collision with another
boat which could cause injury or death.
K3003
EJX20010
8 Do not operate the vehicle 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 water vehicle.
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8 As with any water sport, you should not
ride your water vehicle without someone else near by. If you ride further than
swimming distance from shore, you
should be accompanied by another
boat or watercraft. It’s good, common
sense!
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K1001
8 The maximum performance potential of
this watercraft is not suitable for all conditions. Consider water conditions,
weather, boat traffic and other potential
obstacles, speed limits and other local
laws, and your abilities before attempting to travel at higher speeds. Operate
the watercraft no faster than justified by
these conditions.
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OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
EJX16010
8 Operating your water vehicle requires
skills acquired only through practice
over a period of time. Take the time to
learn the basic operating techniques
well, before attempting more difficult
maneuvers.
8 Both operator and passengers must
always wear a U.S. Coast Guard
approved personal flotation device
(vest-type) because of the drowning
hazards associated with water sports.
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8 Both operator and passengers should
wear water shoes to help protect feet
from objects hidden under water. Wearing gloves can also help protect hands
from abrasions.
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8 Wind, water, and glare from the sun
may get in your eyes while you operate
your water vehicle, reducing your ability to see. You may want to consider
wearing eye protection such as sunglasses or goggles while riding. Some
may find, however, that eye protection
obstructs or distorts their vision, and
distracts from operation. Only you
know the circumstances in which you
operate your water vehicle, so only you
can decide if the benefits of eye protection outweigh the potential hazards.
EJX11920
8 If you wear prescription lenses, consider measures to secure them against
loss while riding. For example, some
goggles are designed to be worn over
glasses or contact lenses. Restraining
straps for glasses are also made which
are designed to float if your glasses
should fall in the water.
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1 U.S. Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device
2 Wetsuit
3 Water shoes
4 Gloves
5 Eye protection
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8 Strong streams of water from the jet
nozzle, or impact with the water surface
can be dangerous. Both operator and
passengers must wear wetsuits. Normal swimming attire may not adequately protect you. A wetsuit will help protect against internal injuries to orifices
(rectum and vagina) from strong jet
streams, and from impact with the
water surface. Wetsuits also help protect against hypothermia (low body
temperature) and abrasions.
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8 Helmets meeting Snell or DOT standards are required for IJSBA-sanctioned
races. You must decide whether to
wear a helmet while you ride recreationally. A helmet could help protect
you in certain kinds of accidents. You
should also know that a helmet could
injure you in some other riding conditions.
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 obstacles.
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A helmet may have potential safety hazards, as well. A helmet could catch the
water during a fall into the water. This
is commonly called “bucketing”. 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 closed-course competition,
follow the helmet requirements of the
sanctioning organization.
8 NEVER ride the vehicle after consuming
alcohol or taking drugs.
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8 The operator and passengers should
always keep both feet on the footrest
floor when the vehicle is in motion. If
you lift your feet, you increase your
chances of losing your balance, and
your feet could hit objects outside the
water vehicle. Do not give a ride to a
child whose feet cannot reach the
footrest floor.
Passengers should firmly hold on-either
to the person in front of them or to the
handgrips provided.
K3005
8 If you are pregnant or in poor health,
ask your doctor’s advice on whether it
is safe for you to ride this water vehicle.
8 Do not attempt to modify this water
vehicle!
Modifications to your machine may
reduce safety and reliability, and may
make the vehicle unsafe or illegal for use.
8 The operator should always attach the
engine stop switch lanyard (cable) to
his left wrist so that the engine will stop
if the operator falls off.
Be sure the lanyard is not wrapped
around the handlebar or tangled in the
controls which would prevent the lanyard from pulling away.
8 For reasons of safety and proper care,
always perform the pre-operation
checks on page 3-3 before riding.
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8 To prevent accidental starting of the
engine, always remove the lock plate
from the engine stop lanyard switch
when the engine is not running.
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8 This water vehicle is included in the
Class A inboard boat classification of
the U.S. Coast Guard. A water craft of
this type MUST carry a fire extinguisher
of a B-1 classification, with a capacity of
two pounds or more when navigating
in waters under Coast Guard jurisdiction. In addition, most state and local
boating laws also require that the carry
a USCG-approved extinguisher wherever it is operated.
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1 Engine stop lanyard switch
2 Engine stop switch lanyard
3 Lock plate
8 Always watch carefully for swimmers.
Stay away from swimming areas.
Swimmers are hard to see and you
could accidentally hit someone in the
water.
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8 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 don’t see
you, or you maneuver more quickly
than other boaters expect, you risk a
collision.
Maintain a safe distance from other
boats or watercraft, and also watch for
boat’s ski ropes or fishing lines. Obey
the “Rules of the Road” (see page 114~1-17), and be sure to check behind
you before making a turn.
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HAZARD INFORMATION
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8 When transporting or storing your
water vehicle, always place the fuel
cock in the “OFF” position. Otherwise, it
is possible for gasoline to overflow
from the carburetor.
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ON
RES
OFF
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WATER VEHICLE CHARACTERISTICS
K1051
8 Jet thrust turns the water vehicle. If you
are going faster than trolling speeds
(the lowest maneuvering speed), you
must use throttle to turn. If you release
the throttle completely, you cannot
turn-even if you turn the handlebars.
Practice turning in an open area without
obstructions until you have a good feel
for this maneuver.
8 Keep hands, feet, hair, and all other
parts of your body and clothing away
from jet intake on the bottom of the hull
while engine is running because they
could be caught in the intake.
Stop the engine and remove the lock
plate from the engine stop lanyard
switch before removing any debris or
weeds which may have collected
around the jet intake.
Never insert any object in the jet pump
outlet. Severe injury or death could
result from coming in contact with the
rotating parts of the jet pump.
EJX31010
8 Yamaha Water Vehicles are water-jet
propelled. The jet pump is directly connected to the engine. This means that
jet thrust will produce some vehicle
movement whenever the engine is running. There is no “neutral” position.
EJX35010
8 Boats, including your water vehicle, do
not have brakes. Release the throttle or
stop the engine to slow down. Remember, however, that you have no steering
control without throttle.
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WATER SKIING
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You can use this water vehicle to pull a
water skier. Keep the following in mind
when using the water vehicle for skiing.
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8 Because this water vehicle does not
have the size or thrust of a traditional
ski boat, pulling a skier can affect steering and handling.
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8 Your control while pulling a skier is
affected by the skier’s ability, as well as
water and weather conditions.
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8 The operator should be comfortable
carrying passengers before attempting
to pull a skier.
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8 Make gradual turns ; sharp turns
require a high level of skill for both the
operator and skier.
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8 Watch for obstacles or other boating
traffic which could be hazardous to the
skier as well as you and the water vehicle.
EJX26611
8 When pulling a skier, the observer
should face to the rear while holding
the handgrip with one hand and the finger grip with the other. The observer
should always sit astride the seat with
his or her feet placed firmly on the foot
step on the floor for proper balance.
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1 Handgrip
2 Finger grip (Left & Right)
3 Foot step
8 Towing certain objects (such as other
boats or watercraft, or heavy or bulky
items) can cause loss of steering control
and create a hazardous condition. If a
suitable object must be towed, ride
slowly and cautiously.
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STEERING AND SAILING RULES AND
SOUND SIGNALS
RULES OF THE ROAD
Your Yamaha water vehicle is legally considered a power boat. Operation of the
water vehicle must be in accordance with
the rules and regulations governing the
waterway on which it is used.
Just as there are rules which apply when
you are driving on streets and highways,
there are waterway rules which apply
when you are riding your water vehicle.
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 your
Owner’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 riding your
water vehicle.
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Do not operate water vehicle after sunset
or before dawn. It is not equipped with
lighting required for night operation. You
risk collision with another boat which
could cause injury or death.
Whenever two vessels on the water meet
one another, one vessel has the right-ofway; it is called the “stand-on” vessel.
The vessel which does not have the rightof-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.
Give-Way Vessel
The vessel which does not have the rightof-way 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”
This rule is called Rule 2 in the International Rules and says,
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‘In obeying and construing these
rules due regard shall be had to all
dangers of navigation and collision,
and to any special circumstances,
which may render a departure from
the above rules necessary in order to
avoid immediate danger.’
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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 which you
may encounter with other vessels which
could lead to a collision unless the Steering Rules are followed:
Meeting
If you are meeting another power vessel
head on, and are close enough to run the
risk of collision, neither of you has the
right-of-way! Both of you should alter
course to avoid an accident. You should
keep the other vessel on your port (left)
side. This rule doesn’t apply if both of you
will clear one another if you continue on
your set course and speed.
Meeting (you are approaching another
vessel head-on)
Crossing (you are traveling across the
other vessel’s path)
Overtaking (you are passing or being
passed by another vessel)
In the following illustration, your water
vehicle 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 Give-Way vessels). Both you and the meeting vessel
must alter course to avoid each other.
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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
right, 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, provided the other vessel gives
you the right-of-way as it should.
STAND-ON VESSEL
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GIVE-WAY VESSEL
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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.
Sailing Vessel Right-of-Way
Sailing vessels should normally be given
the right-of-way. The exceptions to this
are:
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OTHER SPECIAL SITUATIONS
There are three other rules you should be
aware of when riding your water vehicle
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
power-driven vessel is preparing to go
around a bend that may obstruct the view
of other water vessels, the operator
should sound a prolonged blast on the
whistle (4 to 6 seconds). 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 water vehicle,
you will need to carry a portable air horn,
available from local marine supply stores.
Fishing Vessel Right-of-Way
All vessels which are 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.
When the sailing vessel is overtaking
the power-driven vessel, the powerdriven vessel has the right-of-way.
Sailing vessels should keep clear of
any fishing vessel.
In a narrow channel, a sailing vessel
should not hamper the safe passage
of a power-driven vessel which 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 port). This
means that red buoys are passed on the
starboard (right) side when proceeding
from open water into port, and black
buoys are to port (left) side. When navigating out of port, your position with
respect to the buoys should be reversed;
red buoys should be to port and black
buoys to starboard.
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.
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Remember, markings may vary by geographic location. Always consult local
boating authorities before riding your
water vehicle in unfamiliar waters.
This system uses buoys and signs with
distinctive shapes and colors to show regulatory or advisory information. These
markers are white with black letters and
orange boarders. They signify speed
zones, restricted areas, danger areas, and
general information.
N
EL
MAIN CHANNEL BUOYS
A
N
" 6"
A
C
H
C " 1"
M
N
O
AN
N
White Light
C
H
D
A
R
Odd number. increasing toward head of navigation.Leave to port (left) proceeding upstream.
EL
SE
C
RB " L "
or
RG " L "
LIGHTED BUOY (Port Hand)`
N " 2"
Y
IN
" 7"
" 1" " 3" " 5" " 7"
1
OR
Green Light
1
" 5"
BUOY
COLOR CODE
" 4"
new
old
BLACK
" 2" " 4" " 6"
LIGHTED BUOY (Starboard Hand)`
RED
" 3"
GREEN
Even number,increasing toward head of navigation. Leave to starboard (right) proceeding upstream.
White Light
" A"
2
OR
Red Light
2
" 2"
new
old
" 1"
" A"
LIGHTED SAFE WATER BUOY
Proceeding toward head
of navigation from seaward
SECONDARY CHANNEL BUOYS
No number. Marks midchannel, pass on either
side. Letter has no lateral significance, used for
identification and location purposes.
Top Mark
STARTS NEW NUMBERING SYSTEM
White Light
C " 1"
CAN BUOY
Odd number. Leave to port.
OR
1
1
OR
new
old
old
N " 2"
White Light
A
A
new
RB " L "
RG " L "
LIGHTED PREFERRED CHANNEL TO
PORT BUOY
NUN BUOY
Even number. Leave to starboard
No number. Topmost band red - preferred
channel is to left of buoy. Letter has no lateral
significance, used for identification and location
purposes.
2
L
old
Red or
White Light
Red Light
L
new
No change
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TO GET MORE BOATING
SAFETY INFORMATION
ENJOY YOUR WATER VEHICLE
RESPONSIBLY
Be informed about boating safety. Additional publications and information can
be obtained from many organizations,
including the following.
8 You share the areas you enjoy when
riding your Water Vehicle 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.
8 Whenever and wherever you ride, think
of yourself as the guest of those around
you. Remember, for example, that the
sound of your Water Vehicle may be
music to you, but it could be just noise
to others. And the exciting splash of
your wake can make waves others wont
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.
8 Remember that pollution can be harmful to the environment. Do not refuel or
add oil where a spill could cause damage to nature. Remove your Water
Vehicle 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: do not litter!
8 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.
United States Coast Guard
Consumer Affairs Staff (G-BC)
Office of Boating, Public, and Consumer
Affairs
U.S. Coast Guard Headquaters
Washington, D.C. 20593-0001
Boating Safety Hotline: 1-800-368-5647
Personal Watercraft Industry Association
(PWIA)
401 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Personal Watercraft Riders Association
(PWRA)
401 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
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FUEL REQUIREMENTS
Use only fresh gasoline (petrol) that has
been stored in clean containers.
GASOLINE(PETROL)
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GASOLINE (PETROL) AND ITS VAPORS
ARE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE!
8 Do not smoke when refueling, and
keep away from sparks, flames, or
other sources of ignition.
8 Stop engine before refueling.
8 Refuel in a well-ventilated area. Do not
stand or sit on the water vehicle while
refueling in case of fire.
8 Take care not to spill gasoline (petrol).
If gasoline (petrol) spills, wipe it up
immediately with dry rags. Always
properly dispose of gasoline-soaked
rags.
8 Avoid overfilling the fuel tank. Stop filling when the fuel level just reaches the
bottom of the filler tube. Do not fill up
the filler tube because fuel expands as
it warms up and could overflow.
8 Tighten the filler cap securely after
refueling.
8 If you should swallow some gasoline
(petrol), inhale a lot of gasoline (petrol)
vapor, or get gasoline (petrol) in your
eyes, get immediate medical attention.
8 If any gasoline (petrol) spills onto your
skin, immediately wash with soap and
water. Change clothing if gasoline
(petrol) spills on it.
Recommended gasoline:
Unleaded regular gasoline
Minimum octane rating:
86 (Pump octane number): (R+M)/2
90 (Research octane number)
Gasohol
There are two types of gasohol: gasohol
containing ethanol and that containing
methanol. Gasohol containing ethanol
can be used if ethanol content does not
exceed 10% and the fuel meets minimum
octane ratings. Gasohol containing
methanol is not recommended by
Yamaha because it can cause fuel system
damage or engine performance problems.
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ENGINE OIL
Recommended oil:
YAMALUBE 2-W
If YAMALUBE 2-W is not available, another 2-stroke engine oil with a NMMA-certified TC-W3 rating may be used.
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Chapter 2
FEATURES AND
FUNCTIONS
LOCATION OF MAIN
COMPONENTS.........................................2-1
OPERATION OF CONTROLS
AND OTHER FUNCTIONS.......................2-4
Front seat...............................................2-4
Rear seat................................................2-4
Front hood.............................................2-5
Fuel and oil tank filler caps..................2-6
Fuel cock................................................2-6
Engine stop switch ...............................2-7
Engine stop Lanyard switch ...................2-7
Choke knob ...........................................2-7
Throttle lever.........................................2-8
Starter switch........................................2-8
Cooling water pilot outlet....................2-9
Steering .................................................2-9
Overheat warning system .................2-10
Handgrips............................................2-11
Oil level warning lamp.......................2-11
Storage compartments......................2-12
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LOCATION OF MAIN COMPONENTS
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1 Cooling water pilot outlet
Check point of cooling water flowing.
2 Bow eye
Rope attachement point for transporting,
mooring or towing the water vehicle in an
emergency.
3 Front storage compartment
4 Front hood
5 Fuel cock
Select fuel flow from normal or reserve area
of the fuel tank, or shut off fuel flow.
6 Handlebars
Control steering direction.
7 Fuel tank filler cap
8 Rope hole
Rope attachment point for transporting,
mooring.
9 Oil tank filler cap
0 Choke knob
Pull konb when starting a cold engine.
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q Footrest floor
To place feet for balance.
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e Fire extinguisher container
r Cleat
Rope attachment point for pulling a water
skier.
t Intake grille
Prevents debris from getting into the jet
pump.
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u Rear seat
i Front seat
o Grove compartment
p Seat storage compartment
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1 Engine stop switch lanyard (Cable)
By connecting to the stop switch and operator will stop the engine If the operator falls
off the vehicle.
2 Engine stop switch
Depress to stop the engine.
3 Lock plate
Insert the lock plate in the engine stop lanyard switch to allow the engine to be started.
Remove the plate to stop the engine or prevent it from starting.
4 Engine stop lanyard switch
Removing the lock plate makes to stop the
engine and disable to start the engine.
5 Starter switch
Depress to start the engine.
6 Oil level warning lamp
7 Throttle lever
Controls the engine speed when accelerating and decelerate.
8 Drain plugs
Open to drain water in the bilge when the
vehicle is on dry land. Tighten securely
before launching craft.
9 Jet nozzle
Changes the direction of jet thrust according
to handlebar position to steer the vehicle.
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1 Silencer
To help prevent water from getting into the
engine and reduce the air intake noise.
2 Spark plug/Spark plug cap
3 Electrical box
Contains most electrical components, in this
water resistant box.
4 High tension cord
Deliver electrical current to the spark plug.
5 Muffler box
6 Fuel tank
7 Oil tank
8 Fuel filter
Prevents dust contained in fuel from getting
into the engine.
9 Flush hose connector
0 Battery
q Seat storage compartment/ice chest
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OPERATION OF CONTROLS
AND OTHER FUNCTIONS
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FRONT SEAT
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There are two seat latch levers at the right
and left side of the seat to remove the
front seat.
Removal
Pull the front seat latch levers up, then lift
the rear of the seat , and pull back.
1 Front seat latch levers
F0M006
Installation
Position the seat on the deck so the front
projections on the underside of the seat
fits into the stays on the deck. Then push
the rear of the seat down until the seat
locks latch.
NOTE:
Make sure the seat is firmly secured
before riding.
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REAR SEAT
There is a seat latch lever at the rear of
the seat to remove the rear seat.
Removal
Pull the rear seat latch lever up, then lift
the rear of the seat and pull back.
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1 Rear seat latch lever
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Installation
Position the seat on the deck so the front
projections on the underside of the seat
fits into the stays on the deck. Then push
the rear of the seat down until the seat
lock latches.
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NOTE:
Make sure the seat is firmly secured
before riding.
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FRONT HOOD
The front food is secured by the latch 1.
Pull up the latch lever and lift the food to
open it.
NOTE:
Make sure the front food is firmly secured
with the latch before riding.
F0M011
F0M012
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FUEL AND OIL TANK FILLER CAPS
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To remove the fuel or oil tank filler cap,
turn it counterclockwise.
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1 Fuel tank filler cap
2 Oil tank filler cap
F0M013
Be sure to tighten the caps securely
before riding.
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FUEL COCK
The fuel cock 1 supplies fuel from the
fuel tank to the carburetor.
The fuel cock has three positions;
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ON
RES
OFF
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OFF
With the knob in this position, fuel does
not flow. Always turn the knob to this
position when the engine is not running.
ON
With the knob in this position, fuel flows
to the carburetor. Normal running is done
with the knob in this position.
RES
If you run out of fuel in the ”ON” position, turn the knob to this position to be
able to continue for a short time.
Remember to FILL THE TANK AT THE
FIRST OPPORTUNITY.
After refueling, return the fuel cock knob
to the ”ON” position for further riding.
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ENGINE STOP SWITCH
The engine can be stopped normally by
pressing the red button 1.
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ENGINE STOP LANYARD SWITCH
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The engine can be also stopped if you fall
off, or in case of an emergency, when the
lock plate 1 attached to the lanyard 2 is
pulled out from the engine stop lanyard
switch 3.
Should the lock plate be removed for any
reason, the engine stops by itself.
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8 Always attach the engine stop switch
lanyard (cable) to your left wrist
BEFORE starting the engine.
8 To prevent accidental starting of the
engine, always remove the lock plate
from the stop switch when the engine
is not running.
NOTE:
When the red button on the engine stop
switch is pushed, without removing, the
lock plate ignition circuit opens and stops
the engine immediately.
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CHOKE KNOB
Pulling this knob supplies a rich fuel-air
mixture required to start the engine.
NOTE:
Refer to Starting the engine on page 3-11
to 3-13 for proper operation.
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1 Choke knob
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EJU00351
THROTTLE LEVER
Moving the throttle lever toward the handlebar increases engine speed. When the
throttle lever is released, it returns to its
closed (idle) position through the action
of a return spring.
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Before starting the engine, always check
the operation of the throttle lever. It
should move smoothly through its full
range of operation, and should spring
back to the idle position when released.
1 Throttle lever
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STARTER SWITCH
To start the engine, push the starter
switch (green button).
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NOTE:
The engine will not start when the lock
plate is removed from the engine stop
switch. The starter motor will not turn.
1 Starter switch
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COOLING WATER PILOT OUTLET
F0M023
This watercraft is equipped with a coolingwater pilot outlet(s) at the side of hull.
Check that water comes out of the
outlet(s) while the engine is running. If
you do not see any water at the outlet(s),
cooling water may not be circulating in
the engine.
In that case, stop the engine and check for
the cause (refer to overheat warning system).
NOTE:
If the cooling water passages are dry it
will take about 20 seconds to reach water
at the outlet after starting the engine.
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STEERING
F0M024
Your water vehicle can be steered by
turning the handlebars the same direction
you wish to travel, to the right or left.
When the handlebars are turned, the
angle of the jet (output) nozzle at the stern
is changed, and the change in direction of
the nozzle changes the direction of the
vehicle accordingly. Therefore, because
only the strength of the jet-flow output
can determine the speed and direction of
a turn, the throttle must always be
opened above idle when attempting a
turn, except at trolling speed.
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OVERHEAT WARNING SYSTEM
F0M075
The engine has an overheat warning
device.
If the engine starts to overheat the engine
speed will be limited to about 3,000 r/min.
If this happens, check for water discharge
at the cooling water pilot outlet. If there is
no discharge of water, beach the vehicle
and check for clogging at the jet intake
and impeller.
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Before attempting to remove weeds or
debris from the jet intake or impeller
areas, shut off the engine and remove the
engine stop switch lock plate from the
stop switch. Severe injury or death could
result from coming in contact with the
rotating parts of the jet pump.
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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.
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HANDGRIPS
Handgrips provide a handhold to use
while boarding the vehicle.
1 Handgrips
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F0M030
Do not use to tow objects, lift vehicle, or
attach tie downs. Damage could occur.
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OIL LEVEL WARNING LAMP
If the oil remaining in the tank drops to
about 1.2 L (0.31 US gal, 0.26 Imp gal) or
the oil filter is clogged, the oil level warning lamp begins to blink.
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8 If the oil level warning lamp begins to
blink, refill with engine oil as soon as
possible.
8 If the warning lamp blinks with adequate oil in the tank, check for a
clogged oil filter.
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NOTE:
The lamp will light up for 2 seconds after
starting the engine to check the lamp
operation.
OIL
F0M032
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STORAGE COMPARTMENTS
The storage compartment(s) is provided
to store the manuals, tools, and other
equipment for cruising.
Make sure all storage compartments are
firmly secured before riding.
NOTE:
The storage compartment(s) is not
designed to be waterproof. If you put the
manuals in the compartment(s), store
them in a waterproof bag to protect them
from water damage.
If your owner’s manual becomes damaged, order a replacement from a
Yamaha water vehicle dealer.
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Front storage compartments
Two storage compartments are provided
under the front hood.
8 Opening
Pull up the latch lever to open the front
hood. Remove the upper storage compartment to access the lower storage
compartment.
1 Latch lever
2 Upper storage compartment:
Capacity: 44.4 L (4.4 US gal, 3.6 Imp gal)
Load limit: 5 kg (11.0 lb)
3 Lower storage compartment:
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Store only soft, light weight things, such
as rope or rags, in the lower storage compartment. Storing hard or heavy things,
such as tools or cans, may break the
compartment.
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8 Closing
Replace the upper storage compartment
securely. Close the hood and push the top
of the hood down to lock it securely.
F0M061
Grove compartment
A grove compartment is provided below
the handle bars. Slide the latch to open
the lid. Close and push the lid down to
lock it securely.
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4 Latch
5 Grove compartment:
Capacity: 1.7 L (0.26 US gal, 0.22 Imp gal)
Load limit: 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Seat storage compartment
A seat storage compartment is provided
under the rear seat.
Remove the rear seat to access the compartment. Refer to “REAR SEAT” for
removal and installation.
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6 Seat storage compartment
Capacity: 21.2 L (5.6 US gal, 4.7 Imp gal)
Load limit: 9 kg (19.8 lb)
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Chapter 3
OPERATION AND
RIDING
GASOLINE(PETROL)AND ENGINE OIL
FILLING .....................................................3-1
Filling the gasoline
(petrol) tank...........................................3-1
Filling the oil tank .................................3-2
PRE-OPERATION CHECKS ......................3-3
Check list ...............................................3-3
Check point ...........................................3-4
OPERATION..............................................3-9
Break-in (Running-in)
procedure ..............................................3-9
Starting the engine.............................3-11
Stopping the engine...........................3-14
RIDING YOUR WATER VEHICLE ..........3-15
Getting to know your water
vehicle..................................................3-15
Learning to ride your water
vehicle..................................................3-15
Riding with passengers .....................3-16
Starting ................................................3-17
Boarding and starting in
deep water ..........................................3-18
Load limit ............................................3-20
Capsized water vehicle ......................3-21
Turning ................................................3-22
Stopping..............................................3-23
Beaching..............................................3-23
Docking................................................3-24
Rough water operation......................3-25
POST-OPERATION CHECKS .................3-26
TRANSPORTATION ...............................3-28
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GASOLINE (PETROL) AND
ENGINE OIL FILLING
This engine uses Yamaha’s oil injection
system, which provides superior lubrication by ensuring the proper oil ratio for all
operating conditions. No fuel premixing is
necessary (except during break-in / running-in). Simply pour gasoline (petrol)
into the fuel tank and oil into the oil tank.
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FILLING THE GASOLINE (PETROL)
TANK
1)
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2)
3)
Open the front hood and remove the
compartment, and remove the seats,
so you can watch the fuel level.
Open the fuel tank filler cap, and
slowly add fuel to the fuel tank. Be
careful not to spill fuel or overfill the
tank.
Stop filling when the fuel just reaches
the bottom of the filler tube on the
top of the fuel tank. Do not fill into the
filler tube, because gasoline (petrol)
could spill out.
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Be careful when refueling. Avoid getting
water or other contaminants in the fuel
tank. Contaminated fuel can cause poor
running or engine damage.
Fuel tank capacity:
50 litres (13.2 US gal, 11.0 Imp gal)
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FILLING THE OIL TANK
1)
2)
3)
F0M067*
Open the front hood and remove the
compartment, and remove the seats,
so you can watch the oil level.
Open the oil tank filler cap, and very
slowly add engine oil to the oil tank.
Stop pouring when the oil just reaches the bottom of the filler tube.
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Do not allow the oil tank to empty completely. The oil injection pump must be
bled to ensure proper oil flow after the
tank empties. Otherwise, engine damage
may occur. If bleeding of the oil pump is
necessary, take the water vehicle to your
nearest Yamaha dealer.
Oil tank capacity:
3.8 litres (1.00 US gal, 0.84 Imp gal)
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Oil in the bilge is a serious fire hazard.
Wipe up any spilled oil immediately.
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PRE-OPERATION CHECKS
CHECK LIST
Before operating this water vehicle, perform the following checks:
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If any item in the Pre-Operation check is not working properly, have it inspected and
repaired before operating the water vehicle. Otherwise an accident could occur.
ITEM
ENGINE COMPARTMENT
BILGE
ROUTINE
Open the front hood and remove the
compartment, and remove the seats, and
ventilate the engine compartment.
Check, and remove all water and fuel
residue before launching.
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3-4
3-5
THROTTLE
Check for proper throttle operation.
STEERING
Check for proper steering operation.
3-7
FUEL AND OIL
Check fuel and oil level; add as necessary.
Check for leaks.
3-4
BATTERY
Check fluid level and charge condition.
3-6
FRONT HOOD
Check front hood are secured.
Check that the seats are securely fastened to
the deck.
2-5
SEAT
3-7
2-4
HULL/DECK
Check the hull and deck for damage or cracks.
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JET (WATER) INTAKE
Check that no debris is in the intake.
3-7
FIRE EXTINGUISHER
Check readiness of the extinguisher.
3-6
SWITCHES AND LANYARD
Check operation of the starter, stop switch and engine
stop switch lanyard when the vehicle is in the water.
3-8
COOLING WATER PILOT OUTLET
Check that water comes out while the
engine is running.
3-8
NOTE:
Pre-operation checks should be made each time the vehicle is used. This procedure
can be accomplished thoroughly in a short time. The added safety and reliability the
checks assure is worth the time involved.
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CHECK POINT
Engine compartment
Open the front hood and remove the storage compartment, and also remove the
front seat for a few minutes to allow any
fuel vapors to escape.
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Failure to ventilate the engine compartment to release fuel vapors could result
in fire or explosion. Do not start the
engine if you can smell fuel vapors in the
engine compartment.
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Fuel system
Refer to page 4-9 “FUEL SYSTEM
INSPECTION” for correct procedure.
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ON
RES
OFF
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Fuel and engine oil
1) Remove the fuel tank filler cap to
release any pressure which might
have built up in the tank because of
fuel expansion.
2) Open the front hood and remove the
storage compartment, and also
remove the front seat.
Check the fuel and oil level (oil injection model) in the tank and add as
necessary. (Refer to page 3-1 “GASOLINE (PETROL) AND ENGINE OIL
FILLING”)
3) Turn the fuel cock to the “ON” position.
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Water separator
1) Check the water separator to see if
there is any water in this separator.
This water separator retains any
water entering through the fuel tank
breather pipe if the Vehicle is capsized.
Normally this water separator is
empty. (No water)
2) If water remains in this water separator, drain it by removing the drain
screw.
Do not forget to reinstall the drain
screw securely.
1 Water separator
2 Drain screw
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Bilge
Excessive water in the engine compartment bilge can splash into the carburetor
and engine. This could cause engine damage. If there is any moisture in the bilge,
raise the bow about 30 cm (12 in.) and
remove the hull drain plugs. After the
water has drained, wipe the bilge with dry
rags. Reinstall the drain plugs.
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Tighten two hull drain plugs securely
before launching the Water Vehicle.
Clean any foreign material, such as dirt or
sand, from the threads before installing
the drain plugs.
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Always properly dispose of gasoline
(petrol) soaked rags. They can spontaneously ignite.
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Battery
Check the battery condition and the battery electrolyte level.
Check that the battery terminals are tightened securely and that there is no erosion.
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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 water vehicle 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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Fire extinguisher
Make sure the fire extinguisher is aboard
and full. See the instructions supplied by
the fire extinguisher manufacturer to
determine proper indication of condition.
Always keep the extinguisher in the fire
extinguisher container back the seat. Turn
the container lid counterclockwise to
open it. The container cap should be on
securely before mounting the seat.
Always carry a fire extinguisher on board.
1 Fire extinguisher container
2 Bands
Install the fire extinguisher container on
the seat and secure it with the bands.
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NOTE:
A fire extinguisher is not standard equipment with this vehicle. If you do not have
one, contact your local Yamaha Water
Vehicle dealer or a fire extinguisher dealer
to obtain one meeting the proper specifications.
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Throttle
Operate the throttle lever several times to
make sure there is no hesitation in its
travel. It should be smooth over the complete range, and spring back to the idle
position on its own when released.
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Steering
Make sure the handlebars are not loose.
Turn them full-right and full-left to make
sure operation is smooth and unrestricted
throughout the whole range. Make sure
the jet nozzle also changes directions as
the handlebars are turned, and that there
is no free play between the handlebars
and the jet nozzle.
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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 intake is
clogged, cavitation could occur, reducing
jet thrust, and possibly damaging jet
pump parts. In some cases, the engine
may overheat because of lack of cooling
water, and damage could result. Engine
cooling water is fed to the engine by the
jet pump (see pages 5-3).
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GU2029
Before attempting to remove weeds or
debris from the jet intake or impeller lock
plate areas, shut off the engine and
remove the from the engine stop lanyard switch. Severe injury or death could
result from coming in contact with the
rotating parts of the jet pump.
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GU2074
Switches
First, place the vehicle in the water to provide adequate engine cooling. Start the
engine, then pull the engine stop switch
lanyard on your left wrist to remove the
lock plate from the engine stop lanyard
switch. Verify that the engine stops immediately. Be sure the lanyard is in good
condition with no frayed or broken parts.
A damaged lanyard must be replaced; it
should never be repaired or tied together.
Refer to pages 3-11 to 3-13 “STARTING
THE ENGINE”, for information on proper
operation of the starter switch.
1 Lanyard
2 Engine stop lanyard switch
3 Lock plate
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Cooling water pilot outlet
Check that water comes out from the outlet while engine is running in the water.
Refer to page 2-9 for correct operation of
the device.
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OPERATION
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Before operating your water vehicle,
become familiar with all controls. Consult
your Yamaha dealer about any control or
function you do not fully understand.
Failure to understand how controls work
could cause an accident or prevent you
from avoiding an accident.
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There are two hull drain plugs near the
jet unit on the stern side. Be sure they are
securely tightened before launching the
Water Vehicle.
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GU2076
BREAK-IN (RUNNING-IN)
PROCEDURE
The engine and other components require
a break-in (running-in) period to allow
surfaces of moving parts to wear in evenly. This ensures proper performance and
promotes longer component life.
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8 During first tankful of operation, use
50 : 1 premix fuel (in addition to oil in
oil tank).
8 After above period, use straight gasoline (petrol) for normal operation.
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1)
Launch the vehicle and start the
engine.
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Never ride in water that is less than 60
cm (2 feet) deep. You increase your
chance of hitting an underwater obstacle.
You could be injured. Operate at higher
speeds only in deep water free of under
water obstacles.
2)
3)
4)
5)
Run the engine at the lowest possible
speed for the first five minutes.
Gradually open the throttle to 3/4 or
less.
Continue operation at 3/4 - throttle or
less until the first tankful of fuel has
been used up.
Fill the tank with a straight gasoline,
and proceed with normal operation.
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Failure to follow the break-in (running-in)
procedure properly can result in severe
damage to the engine.
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STARTING THE ENGINE
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This product emits exhaust gases which
contain carbon monoxide, a colorless,
odorless gas which may cause brain damage or death when inhaled. Symptoms
include nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness. Keep cockpit and cabin areas well
ventilated. Avoid blocking exhaust outlets.
1)
EWJ00058
Always make sure the vehicle is
launched and used in waters that are
free from weeds and debris, and in
depths of at least 60 cm (2 feet).
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60cm (2feet)
F0M077
Never ride in water that is less than 60
cm (2 feet) deep. You increase your
chance of hitting an underwater obstacle.
You could be injured. Operate at higher
speeds only in deep water free of under
water obstacles.
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OFF
GU20146
Never ride in water that is less than 60cm
(2 feet) deep. Pebbles or sand could be
sucked into the jet intake, causing
impeller damage or engine overheating.
2)
Turn the fuel cock to the “ON” position.
NOTE:
Before the first start-up, remove the fuel
tank filler cap to release any built-up pressure in the tank because of fuel expansion.
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Attach the to the lock plate engine
stop lanyard switch. Also, attach the
lanyard to your left wrist.
1 Engine stop lanyard switch
2 Lanyard
3 Lock plate
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GU2079
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Check that the lanyard is not frayed or
broken, wrapped around the handlebar,
or tangled in controls. If the operator falls
off, the vehicle could continue to run and
cause an accident.
The operator would also be unable to
rebound the vehicle, which increases the
chance of being hit by another boat and
the risk of exposure.
NOTE:
It is not possible to start the engine with
the lock plate removed from the engine
stop switch.
4)
GU2080
Pull the choke knob all the way out to
start a cold engine.
NOTE:
After the engine has warmed up, push the
choke knob in. The choke should not be
used when the engine is warm.
5)
GU2081
3-12
While lightly squeezing the throttle
lever, push the starter switch button.
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On this vehicle, the engine is connected
directly to the drive unit. Starting the
engine immediately generates some
thrust. Only enough throttle should be
applied to keep the engine at a fast
enough idle to stay running.
6)
As soon as the engine starts to run,
release the starter button at once. The
starter button returns to its home
position automatically.
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8 Never push the starter switch while the
engine is running.
8 Do not keep the starter motor running
for more than five seconds. The battery
will be quickly discharged, and it will
be impossible to start the engine. The
starter motor may also be damaged. If
the engine does not start after five seconds of cranking, release the starter
button. Wait at least 15 seconds before
trying to start the engine again.
7)
After the engine is warm, push the
choke knob in fully, to its original
position.
NOTE:
If the choke knob is left pulled out, the
engine will stall.
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STOPPING THE ENGINE
To stop the engine, release the throttle
lever, then push and hold the stop switch
with your left hand. When the button is
pushed the ignition stops, which stops
the engine.
EWJ00047
GU2082
NOTE:
If leaving the water vehicle, remove the
engine stop switch lanyard to reduce the
chance of unauthorized use or theft.
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EJU00468
RIDING YOUR WATER VEHICLE
GETTING TO KNOW YOUR WATER
VEHICLE
Riding your water vehicle requires skills
acquired through practice over a period of
time. Take the time to learn the basic
techniques well before attempting more
difficult maneuvers.
Riding your new water vehicle can be a
very enjoyable activity, providing you
with hours of pleasure. But it is essential
to familiarize yourself with the operation
of the water vehicle to achieve the skill
necessary to enjoy riding safely. Before
you begin to ride be sure you have read
this Owner’s Manual completely and
understand the operation of the controls.
Pay particular attention to the safety information on pages 1-6 to 1-12. Read all caution and warning labels on your water
vehicle.
Also read the Riding Practice Tips booklet
supplied with your vehicle.
Remember: Your water vehicle is
designed for one operator and two passengers only. Never have more than three
people on the vehicle at any time.
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LEARNING TO RIDE YOUR WATER
VEHICLE
Before riding, always perform the PreOperation Checks listed on page 3-3. The
short time spent checking the machine’s
condition will reward you with added
safety and a more reliable water vehicle.
Check state and local laws before operating your water vehicle. Read the Boat
Handling Instructions issued by the U.S.
Coast Guard for basic safe boating information.
Select a wide area to learn in, where visibility is good and other boat traffic is
light. Have someone in a boat accompany
you if operating far from shore. Keep the
proper distance from other boats and
vehicles. Do not ride where people are
swimming.
Always attach the engine stop switch lanyard to your left wrist before operating.
You must always wear a U.S. Coast
Guard approved personal flotation device.
Strong streams of water from the jet nozzle, or impact with the water surface can
be dangerous. You must wear a wetsuit.
Normal swimming attire may not adequately protect you. A wetsuit will help
protect against internal injuries to orifices
(rectum and vagina) from strong jet
streams, and from impact with the water
surface. Wetsuits also help protect
against hypothermia (low body temperature) and abrasions.
You should wear water shoes to help protect feet from objects hidden under water.
Wearing gloves can also help protect
hands from abrasions.
Wind, water, and glare from the sun may
get in your eyes while you operate your
water vehicle, reducing your ability to see.
You may want to consider wearing eye
protection such as sunglasses or goggles
while riding. Some may find, however,
that eye protection obstructs or distorts
their vision, and distracts from operation.
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Only you know the circumstances in
which you operate your water vehicle, so
only you can decide if the benefits of eye
protection outweigh the potential hazards.
You should grip the handlebars firmly
and keep both feet on the footrest floor.
Do not attempt to ride with passengers
until your riding skills are fully developed.
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RIDING WITH PASSENGERS
When two or three persons (including the
operator) are on board, the vehicle handles differently, and is not as easy to
maneuver, so operating it requires a higher degree of skill. Before attempting to
operate the water vehicle with passengers
aboard, the operator must practice
enough riding alone to be able to acquire
the necessary skills.
The passengers must always wear U.S.
Coast Guard approved personal flotation
devices.
Strong streams of water from the jet nozzle, or impact with the water surface can
be dangerous. Both operator and passengers must wear wetsuits. Normal swimming attire may not adequately protect
you. A wetsuit will help protect against
internal injuries to orifices (rectum and
vagina) from strong jet streams, and from
impact with the water surface. Wetsuits
also help protect against hypothermia
(low body temperature) and abrasions.
Both operator and passengers should
wear water shoes to help protect feet
from objects hidden under water. Wearing gloves can also help protect hands
from abrasions.
Wind, water, and glare from the sun may
get in your eyes while you operate your
water vehicle, reducing your ability to see.
You may want to consider wearing eye
protection such as sunglasses or goggles
while riding. Some may find, however,
that eye protection obstructs or distorts
their vision, and distracts from operation.
Only you know the circumstances in
which you operate your water vehicle, so
only you can decide if the benefits of eye
protection outweigh the potential hazards.
Never exceed the weight capacity (240 kg,
530 lb)nor allow more than three person
(or two persons with a skier) to ride this
water vehicle at one time.
The operator should grip the handlebars
firmly and keep both feet on the footrest
floor. Do not give a ride to a child whose
feet cannot reach the footrest floor. The
passengers should hold on firmly, either
to the person in front of them or to the
handgrips provided, and keep both feet
on the footrest floor.
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When passengers are on board, make
sure they are holding on firmly before
you start to accelerate.
When pulling a skier, the observer should
face to the rear while holding the handgrip with one hand and the finger grip
with the other. The observer should
always sit astride the seat with his or her
feet placed firmly on the foot step on the
floor for proper balance.
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EJU00484
STARTING
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8 There may be other water craft,
obstructions, or swimmers around you.
Check carefully before starting off to
avoid an accident.
8 Practice getting on board in shallow
water before riding in deep water.
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60cm(2 ft)
KA021
KA022
Starting in shallow water
1) Do not start your water vehicle in less
than 60 cm (2 feet) of water. Put it in
an area that is deep enough, then
board the vehicle from the side or the
rear.
2) Attach the lanyard to your left wrist,
then install the lock plate to the
engine stop lanyard switch.
3) Grip the handlebars with both hands,
place both feet on the footrest floor,
start the engine, and start off.
Starting from a landing jetty
1) Board the vehicle from the side.
2) Attach the lanyard to your left wrist,
then install the lock plate to the
engine stop lanyard switch.
3) Push the vehicle away from the jetty,
grip the handlebars with both hands,
place both feet on the footrest floor,
start the engine, and start off.
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EJU00490a
BOARDING AND STARTING IN DEEP
WATER
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8 Operator and passenger should practice getting on board in shallow water
before riding in deep water. Reboarding
in deep water requires more skill.
8 The fatigue and exposure that could
result after unsuccessful attempts to
get back on the vehicle may increase
the risk of injuries and drowning.
Solo
1) Swim to the rear of the vehicle and
place both hands on the footrest
floor. Pull yourself up on the floor and
kneel down.
K1041
2)
Move to the seat and sit astride.
3)
Attach the lanyard to your left wrist,
then install the lock plate to the
engine stop lanyard switch.
Grip the handlebars firmly with both
hands, place both feet on the footrest
floor, start the engine, and start off.
K1042
4)
K1043
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With passengers
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K3011
Strong streams of water from the jet nozzle can be dangerous, and can result in
injury when directed at body orifices (rectum and vagina). Do not open the throttle
until each passenger is seated with feet
on the floor and is holding on to the person in front of him or her.
1)
2)
K3012
3)
Climb up on board as noted earlier,
and sit astride the seat. Attach the
lanyard to your left wrist, then install
the lock plate to the engine stop lanyard switch.
The passenger should move to the
rear of the vehicle.
Next, let the passenger get on board
and sit on the seat. If a second passenger is getting on, he should follow
the same procedure.
NOTE:
When a passenger is getting on board,
both he and the operator should try to
balance the vehicle.
K3013
4)
EWJ00071
The operator should check to see that
the passengers have their feet on the
footrest floor and that they are holding on securely either to the person in
front of them or to the handgrips provided. Then start the engine and
accelerate to planing speed.
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K3014
Before starting off, make sure there are
no boats, obstructions, or swimmers
around you.
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LOAD LIMIT
K3021
The heavier the total weight of the operator and passenger, the more difficult it
will be to balance the water vehicle. It is
not advisable to ride the vehicle when the
total weight exceeds 240 kg (530 lb)
including any cargo.
If it is difficult to balance the vehicle at a
standstill, proceed as follows:
1)
The passenger must steady the water
vehicle while the operator is boarding. The operator pulls himself up
onto the footrest floor into a seating
position, then balances the vehicle.
2)
Attach the lanyard to your left wrist,
then install the lock plate to the
engine stop lanyard switch. Start the
engine and keep it at idle.
3)
The passenger pulls himself up on
the floor kneels down, then crawls
onto the seat as the vehicle accelerates.
K3022
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K3023
Strong streams of water from the jet nozzle can be dangerous, and can result in
injury when directed at body orifices (rectum and vagina). Do not open the throttle
until each passenger is seated with feet
on the floor and is holding on to the person in front of him or her.
4)
3-20
The water vehicle can now be accelerated to planing speed, then the operator can reduce the throttle to the
desired running speed.
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EJU00497a
CAPSIZED WATER VEHICLE
KA013
KA014
1)
Turn off the engine by removing the
engine stop switch lock plate. The
engine will overheat when capsized
because it has no water to pump as
coolant.
2)
Swim to the rear side of the vehicle.
Pull the vehicle over clockwise with
the left hand on the ride plate while
pushing down on the gunwale with
your right hand/foot.
Do not turn the vehicle counterclockwise, or water may leak into the carburetor and engine.
NOTE:
If the right side of the capsized vehicle
(view from rear of the vehicle) tilts
upward, first tilt the vehicle so the right
side is down by pressing down on the
gunwale with your weight. Then turn the
vehicle over as described.
3)
EWJ00072
Start the engine using normal procedure, then head for shore to inspect
engine for water damage.
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IMPROPER UPRIGHTING CAN CAUSE
INJURY:
8 Shut off engine.
8 Do not put hand in intake grille.
8 Watch so you are not hit by vehicle as
it comes over.
TO TURN OVER:
8 Pull vehicle over with left hand on ride
plate while pushing down on gunwale
with right hand/foot.
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If the vehicle has been capsized for 5 minutes or more, air may have entered the
oil injection system. Leave the engine off,
or operate only at trolling speeds, for 10
minutes after the vehicle has been put
right-side up. This will allow any air to
bleed off.
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TURNING
F0M083
Throttle produces thrust from the jet
pump. Directional control is provided by
opening the throttle and turning the handlebars.
To make a turn at higher than trolling
speed: Reduce your speed, then turn the
handlebars and shift your weight in the
desired direction, and apply enough throttle to make your turn. High thrust turns
the vehicle sharply; low thrust turns less
sharply. Releasing the throttle completely
causes the vehicle to go straight. TURNS
CANNOT BE MADE WITHOUT APPLYING
THROTTLE!
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F0M084
8 You need engine power to turn. Do not
release the throttle completely. Releasing the throttle lever can cause you to
hit an obstacle you are attempting to
avoid. A collision could result in severe
injury or death.
8 Make gradual turns at higher speeds or
slow down before turning. Sharp turns
at higher speeds may cause the vehicle
to slide sideways or spin. The passenger(s) and operator could be thrown off
suddenly and be injured.
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STOPPING
95m (310 feet)
GU20851
The water vehicle is not equipped with a
separate braking system. It is stopped by
water resistance when the throttle lever is
released. From full speed, the water vehicle stops in approximately 95 m (310 feet)
after the throttle is released and the
engine stopped. The stopping distance
varies depending on gross weight, water
surface conditions, and wind direction.
The stated stopping distance should be
used for a reference. 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.
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Allow adequate stopping distance. Failure to begin slowing soon enough could
cause you to hit an obstacle you are
approaching. Do not shut off the engine
when slowing down in case you need
engine power to steer away from a boat
or other obstacle that comes into your
path.
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BEACHING
1)
2)
3)
ECJ00072
3-23
Make sure no obstructions, boats or
swimmers are near the beach.
Release the throttle lever about 95 m
(310 feet) before the intended landing
area.
Approach the beach slowly and stop
the engine before reaching landing
point. Remember: turning is impossible with the engine stopped.
Get off the vehicle and pull it up on
the beach.
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Small pebbles, sand, seaweed, and other
debris can be ingested into the jet intake
and impair or damage the impeller.
Always stop the engine and get off
before beaching the vehicle.
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DOCKING
EWJ00076
1)
2)
3-24
Make sure that there are no boats or
other obstacles in the vicinity. Reduce
speed approximately 95 m (310 ft.)
before the docking spot.
Approach slowly, switch off the
engine before the vehicle reaches the
dock and get off the vehicle.
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EJU00507
ROUGH WATER OPERATION
K3001
Operating in rough water or jumping
waves can crack the vehicle body or damage internal parts. The force of landing
after jumping can cause a strong impact
on both the water vehicle and the operator. It is possible for the operator to hit his
chest or jaw on the vehicle body or handlebars and be injured. Do not ride with
your chin right above the handlebars or
with your feet outside the vehicle. Avoid
riding in rough water or bad weather conditions.
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Operating in rough water or jumping
waters can lead to injury. It may also
damage the vehicle.
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EJU00508a
POST-OPERATION CHECKS
1)
2)
3)
4)
GU2070
ECJ00073
After removing the vehicle from the
water, put the vehicle in the horizontal position.
Flush cooling system to prevent the
cooling system from clogging up with
salt, sand, or dirt. “Refer to pages 4-1
for the cooling system flushing procedure”.
Lubricate the internal components by
performing “LUBRICATION” at page
4-3, if storing the water vehicle for
more than a week.
Drain residual water from the exhaust
system by alternately pulling and
releasing the throttle lever for a period of 10 to 15 seconds while the
engine is running.
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Do not attempt to run the engine at full
throttle or for more than 15 seconds
while the vehicle is out of the water. The
engine may overheat and/or seize.
5)
3-26
After operating the vehicle from the
water, wash down the hull, handlebars and drive unit with fresh water.
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6)
Raise the bow about 30 cm (12 in.)
and remove two hull drain plugs.
Allow any water in the bilge to drain
out.
Rinse the engine compartment with a
small amount of fresh water. Be careful not to get water on the carburetor
or electrical components. After the
water has drained, wipe the bilge
with dry rags.
Reinstall two drain plugs.
NOTE:
This vehicle is equipped with an automatic bilge-draining device that removes
water from the engine compartment
while you are underway.
However, some residual water remains
that must be drained by removing two
drain plugs.
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Always properly dispose of gasoline
(petrol) soaked rags. They can spontaneously ignite.
7)
3-27
Spray a rust inhibitor, such as
Yamaha Silicone Protectant and
Lubricant, on metallic parts to minimize corrosion.
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TRANSPORTATION
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ON
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OFF
GU2015
Always place the fuel cock in the “OFF”
position when transporting the water
vehicle. Otherwise, fuel could leak out
into the engine or engine compartment,
which would create a fire hazard.
When transporting the water vehicle on a
trailer, lock the bow with a pin to the trailer and secure the stern with ropes or tie
downs through the rope hole(s) on the
rear footrest floor.
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F0M087
Do not route ropes or tie downs over the
seat, as they may leave permanent marks
on the seats surface. Also wrap the ropes
or tie downs with towels or rags where
they touch the body of the water vehicle
to avoid scratching or damage.
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EJU00515
Chapter 4
MAINTENANCE
AND CARE
STORAGE..................................................4-1
Cooling system flushing......................4-1
Lubrication ............................................4-3
Fuel system ...........................................4-4
Battery ...................................................4-5
Cleaning.................................................4-5
ADJUSTMENT AND MAINTENANCE....4-6
Owner’s manual and tool kit ...............4-7
Periodic inspection chart .....................4-8
Fuel system inspection ........................4-9
Fuel filter..............................................4-10
Fuel tank ..............................................4-10
Oil injection system inspection.........4-11
Steering cable inspection ..................4-12
Throttle cable inspection and
adjustment ..........................................4-12
Spark-plug cleaning and
adjustment ..........................................4-13
Greasing points ..................................4-14
Choke cable adjustment ....................4-16
Battery .................................................4-17
Carburetor adjustment ......................4-19
Fuse replacement ...............................4-20
Bleeding the oil injection pump........4-20
SPECIFICATIONS ...................................4-21
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STORAGE
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ON
RES
OFF
GU2015
Always place the fuel cock in the “OFF”
position when storing the water vehicle.
Otherwise, fuel could leak out into the
engine or engine compartment, which
would create a fire hazard.
Water vehicle storage for prolonged periods of time, such as winter storage,
requires preventative maintenance to
ensure against deterioration. It is advisable to have the water vehicle serviced by
an authorized Yamaha Water Vehicle
dealer prior to storage. However, the following procedures can be performed by
the owner with a minimum of tools.
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COOLING SYSTEM FLUSHING
Cooling system flushing is essential in
order to prevent the cooling system from
being clogged with salt, sand, or dirt.
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8 Do not supply the water into 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.
8 Do not run the engine for more 15 seconds after the water supply has been
turned off to avoid engine overheat.
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1)
2)
GU2088
4-1
Put the vehicle without lowering the
bow on land.
Open the cap 1. Press the flush kit
garden hose adapter 2 into the flush
hose connector 3 and turn until they
are securely connected.
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3)
4)
5)
6)
7)
8)
4-2
Connect both the garden hose
adapter and a water tap using a hose.
Start the engine. Then, immediately
turn on water supply until the water
flows out continually from the cooling
water pilot outlet.
Run the engine at an idle speed for 10
to 15 minutes watching engine condition.
If the engine stopped while flushing,
turn off water supply immediately.
Repeat above steps.
Turn off the water supply. Then, force
the remaining water out from the
cooling passages by quickly opening
and closing the throttle several times
within 10 to 15 seconds.
Stop the engine.
Remove the garden hose adapter and
secure the cap.
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LUBRICATION
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To reduce the risk of fire or explosion:
Never pour or spray gasoline, or any
other substance except engine fogging
oil through the hole(s) in the carburetor
silencer cover.
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8 Be sure to replace the cap(s) securely
after fogging the engine. Otherwise
water could enter the engine and cause
damage.
8 Do not attempt to run the engine at full
throttle or for more than 15 seconds
while the vehicle is out of the water.
The engine may overheat and/or seize.
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F0M0895
1)
2)
3)
4-3
Open the cap 1 on the carburetor
silencer by turning counterclockwise.
With the water vehicle in a well-ventilated area, start the engine.
With the engine running at a fast idle,
quickly spray as much Yamaha StorRite Fogging Oil or an equivalent, as
possible into the carburetor through
the hole(s) in the silencer cover. Keep
spraying until the engine stalls (or a
maximum of 15 seconds). Reinstall
the cap(s) securely.
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4)
Remove the spark plugs and pour
approximately one tablespoon of oil
into each cylinder.
5) Grease the spark plug threads and
reinstall the spark plugs.
6) Lubricate all cables such as the throttle, choke, and steering cables.
NOTE:
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)
Grease the areas of the water vehicle
specified in “Grease Points” in the
ADJUSTMENT AND MAINTENANCE
section.
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FUEL SYSTEM
Top off the fuel tank with fresh fuel/oil
mixture and add one ounce of Yamaha
Fuel Stabilizer and Conditioner to each
gallon of fuel.
NOTE:
Use of Yamaha Fuel Stabilizer and Conditioner eliminates the need to drain the
fuel system. Consult your Yamaha dealer
or other qualified mechanic if the fuel system is to be drained instead.
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BATTERY
1)
2)
When the machine is not to be used
for a month or more, remove the battery and store it in a cool, dark place.
Clean the battery’s casing and terminals using a mixture of baking soda
and water (one tablespoon. of baking
soda to one cup of water). Apply
dielectric grease or petroleum jelly to
the battery terminals and to all
exposed connectors.
If the battery is to be stored for a
longer period, check the specific gravity of the fluid at least once a month
and recharge the battery if it gets too
low.
Specific gravity: 1.28 at 20°C (68°F)
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CLEANING
1)
2)
3)
4)
5)
4-5
Wash down the hull, handlebars, and
drive unit with fresh water.
Rinse the engine and bilge area with
fresh water. Drain off all water and
wipe up remaining moisture with
clean, dry rags.
Spray the engine’s exterior with
Yamaha Silicone Protectant and
Lubricant.
Wax the hull with a non-abrasive wax
such as Yamaha Silicone Wax.
Wipe all vinyl and rubber components, such as the seat and engine
compartment seals, with a vinyl protectant such as Yamaha Protectant.
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ADJUSTMENT AND
MAINTENANCE
Periodic inspection, adjustment and lubrication will keep your water vehicle in the
safest and most efficient condition possible. Safety is an obligation of the vehicle
owner. The most important points of
vehicle inspection, adjustment and lubrication are explained on the following
pages.
See your Yamaha dealer for genuine
Yamaha replacement parts and optional
accessories designed for your watercraft.
Remember that failures which 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.
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8 Be sure to turn off the engine when you
perform maintenance unless otherwise
specified. Otherwise, accident or injury
could result from unexpected operation, moving parts, or electric shock. If
the owner is not familiar with machine
servicing, this work should be done by
a Yamaha water vehicle dealer or other
qualified mechanic. Improperly serviced
components could fail or stop operating correctly, which could result in an
accident.
8 Modifications to this vehicle not
approved by Yamaha may cause loss of
performance or excessive noise, or render it unsafe for use. Consult a Yamaha
water vehicle dealer or other qualified
mechanic before attempting any
changes.
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NOTE:
A service manual is available for purchase
through a Yamaha water vehicle 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.
OWNER’S MANUAL AND TOOL KIT
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It is advisable always to carry the Owner’s
Manual and Tool Kit with you whenever
you use the water vehicle. For the convenience of the user, a storage space is provided on the vehicle.(Refer to “STORAGE
CONTAINER / STORAGE COMPARTMENT”) To protect these materials from
water, it would be a good idea to put
them in a vinyl bag.
The service information included in this
manual is intended to provide you, the
owner, with the necessary information for
completing your own preventive maintenance and minor repairs. The tools provided in the owner’s tool kit are sufficient
for this purpose, except that a torque
wrench is also necessary to properly
tighten nuts and bolts.
GP7-092
1 Storage space for tool kit and
Owner’s Manual
2 Tool kit
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PERIODIC INSPECTION CHART
Frequency of maintenance operations may be adjusted according to the operating
conditions, but the following table gives general guidelines.
The mark (●) indicates the checkups which you may do yourself.
The mark (1) indicates work to be done by your Yamaha dealer.
Maintenance interval
Thereafter
every
Initial
10
hours
50
hours
100
hours
100
hours
Page
200
hours
3
6
6
12
months months months months
Item
Spark plug
Inspection/Cleaning
Adjustment
Greasing points
Greasing
●
●
4-14
Bearing housing
Greasing
1*1
●*2
●*2
4-16
Starter motor idle gear
Greasing
1*3
●*4
●*4
–
Fuel system
Inspection
1
1
4-9
●
●
●
●
1
4-13
1
Fuel filter
Checking/Replacement
Fuel tank
Cleaning
Oil injection system
Inspection/Cleaning
1
Carburetor setting
Inspection/Adjustment
1
1
1
4-19
Trolling speed
Adjustment
●
●
4-19
Carburetor throttle shaft
Inspection
1
1
–
Cooling-water passages
4-10
1
4-11
● (after
every
ride)
Cleaning/Flushing
4-10
1
4-1
Bilge strainer
Cleaning
●
●
●
–
Impeller
Inspection
●
●
●
–
Steering cable
Inspection
●
●
–
●
●
4-12, 4-16
Throttle cable and choke cable Inspection/Adjustment
Drain plugs
●
Inspection/Replacement
3-5
● (Inspect
Battery
fluid level
before
every ride)
Inspection
Rubber coupling
Inspection
Bolts and nuts
Retightening
4-17
1
1
*1: Grease capacity: 33.0~35.0 cm3 (1.11~1.18 oz.)
*2: Grease capacity: 6.0~8.0 cm3 (0.20~0.27 oz.)
*3: Grease capacity: 8.0cm3 (0.27 oz.)
*4: Grease capacity: 2.0cm3 (0.07 oz.)
4-8
1
1
–
–
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FUEL SYSTEM INSPECTION
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Gasoline (Petrol) and its vapors are highly
flammable and explosive. A fire or explosion can cause severe injury or death.
Shut off the engine. Do not smoke. Avoid
spilling gasoline. Do not drain the fuel
while the engine is hot.
Check the fuel system for leaks, cracks, or
malfunctions. If any problem is found, do
the necessary repair or replacement as
required. If repair is necessary, consult
your nearest Yamaha Water Vehicle dealer.
Checking points
8 Carburetor leakage.
8 Fuel pump malfunction or leakage.
8 Fuel tank leakage.
8 Fuel hose joint leakage.
8 Fuel hose cracks or other damage.
8 Fuel filter leakage.
8 Fuel cock leakage.
8 Air vent check valve leakage.
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Failure to check for and repair fuel leakage may result in fire or explosion.
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FUEL FILTER
The fuel filter is a one-piece, disposable
type. The filter should be replaced once a
year or after every 200 hours of operation,
or if water is found in the filter, take the
water vehicle to your Yamaha dealer if
fuel filter replacement is required.
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1 Fuel filter
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Do not try to change the fuel filter yourself. An incorrectly installed filter can leak
gasoline (petrol), which could lead to fire
or explosion. Take the water vehicle to
your Yamaha dealer for fuel filter replacement.
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FUEL TANK
When the fuel tank needs to be cleaned or
when any water is found in the fuel system, take the water vehicle to your
Yamaha dealer for service.
1 Fuel tank
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OIL INJECTION SYSTEM
INSPECTION
Check the oil injection system for leaks,
cracks, or malfunctions. If any problem is
found, do the necessary repair or replacement as required. If repair is necessary,
consult your nearest Yamaha dealer.
Checking points
8 Check the oil tank for damage or cracks.
8 Check for water or dirt in the oil tank.
8 Check the oil hose and joint.
8 Check the oil filter.
Oil tank
Check for oil tank damage or cracks.
Check the oil hose and joint. When the oil
tank need to be cleaned, or when any
water or dirt is found in the oil tank, take
the water vehicle to your Yamaha dealer
for service.
Oil filter cleaning
If the filter is clogged, remove it together
with the oil level sender from the oil tank
and clean it.
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STEERING CABLE INSPECTION
1)
Check the smooth operation of the
handlebars and steering (jet) nozzle.
2)
A
B
GJ3065
Turn the handlebars from lock to lock
and check that the clearances
between the steering (jet) nozzle and
the hull are even on both right and
left sides.
A=B
If steering is stiff or misadjusted, ask your
Yamaha dealer to service it.
GJ3066
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THROTTLE CABLE INSPECTION AND
ADJUSTMENT
A
GU2098
1)
By pulling or releasing the throttle
lever, check that it moves back to the
set position smoothly. If not, ask your
Yamaha Water Vehicle dealer for service.
2)
Throttle lever free play should be
within specification. If it is not, adjust
it by loosening the lock nut and turning the adjuster so that throttle lever
free play is within specification with
the carburetor at idle position.
1 Lock nut
2 Adjuster
Throttle lever play:
A=4.0~7.0 mm (0.16~0.28 in)
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SPARK-PLUG CLEANING AND
ADJUSTMENT
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 the centre electrode porcelain is very white, this could
indicate an intake air leak or carburetion
problem in that cylinder. Do not attempt
to diagnose any problems yourself.
Instead, take the water vehicle to a
Yamaha Water Vehicle dealer. You should
periodically remove and inspect the
spark-plug because heat and deposits will
cause the spark-plug to slowly break
down and erode. If electrode erosion
becomes excessive, or if carbon and other
deposits are excessive, you should
replace the spark-plug with another of the
correct type.
Standard spark plug:
BR-8HS
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Before installing the spark-plug, measure
the electrode gap with a wire thickness
gauge; adjust the gap to specification if
necessary.
KA006
Spark-plug gap a:
0.6~0.7 mm (0.024~0.028 in)
When fitting the plug, always clean the
gasket surface and use a new gasket.
Wipe off any dirt from the threads and
screw in the spark-plug to the correct
torque.
Spark-plug torque:
25 Nm (2.5 m•kg, 18 ft•lb)
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NOTE:
Before installing the spark plug cap, be
sure to wipe off any water on the spark
plug or inside the cap. Push the spark
plug cap down until it clicks.
NOTE:
If a torque-wrench is not available when
you are fitting a spark-plug, a good estimate of the correct torque (with a new
gasket) is 1/4 to 1/2 a turn past fingertight. Have the spark-plug adjusted to the
correct torque as soon as possible with a
torque wrench.
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When removing or installing a spark plug,
be careful not to damage the insulator. A
damaged insulator could allow external
sparks, which could lead to explosion or
fire.
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GREASING POINTS
To keep moving parts sliding or rotating
smoothly, coat them with water resistant
grease
(Yamaha
Marine
Grease,
YAMAHA grease A) or equivalent.
GU21025
Throttle cable and choke cable
1) Grease the carburetor throttle cable
and choke cable inner wires.
2)
Pull the throttle lever and remove the
seal. Spray a rust-inhibitor into the
outer cable. Refit the seal securely.
1 Seal
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Steering cable ball joints and inner wire
1) Grease the steering cable ball joints
both on the handlebar side and on
the steering nozzle side.
GU2106
2)
Extend the steering cable inner wire,
and apply a thin coat of grease to it
both on the handlebar side and on
the steering nozzle side.
GJ3071
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Steering handle pivot shaft
Grease the handle pivot shaft and bushing.
If the steering shaft becomes loose, tighten the band until a satisfactory feel is
obtained.
1 Band
GU2108
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Steering nozzle pivot shaft
Grease the steering nozzle pivot shaft collar.
GJ3072
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Bearing housing
Grease the bearing housing through the
grease nipple 1.
This service should be done first after 10
hours or 1 month by your YAMAHA dealer.
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Fill the bearing housing with water resistant grease through the grease nipple.
Grease capacity:
33.0~35.0 cm3 (1.11~1.18 oz)
After first service: Every 100 hours or 6
months (you may do this yourself)
Grease capacity:
6.0~8.0 cm3 (0.20~0.27 oz)
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CHOKE CABLE ADJUSTMENT
Pull the choke knob out until it stops.
Release the knob. The knob should not
move. If it moves back on its own, tighten
the friction adjustment slightly. If the knob
is difficult to move, loosen the friction
adjustment slightly.
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1 Friction adjustment
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BATTERY
Check the level of the battery fluid and
see if the terminals are tight. Add distilled
water if the fluid level is low.
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Be careful not to place the battery on its
side.
When adding the battery fluid or recharging, be sure to bring it out of the battery
compartment.
When checking the battery, make sure
the breather pipe is connected to the battery and not pinched shut by any part of
the battery compartment.
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Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous, causing severe burns, etc. Contains sulfuric acid. Avoid contact with
skin, eyes or clothing.
Antidote: EXTERNAL-Flush with water.
INTERNAL-Drink large quantities of water
or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia,
beaten egg or vegetable oil. Call physician immediately.
Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes
and get prompt medical attention. Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep sparks,
flame, cigarettes, etc., away. Ventilate
when charging or using in enclosed
space. Always shield eyes when working
near batteries.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Replenishing the battery fluid
A poorly maintained battery will deteriorate quickly. The battery fluid should be
checked before every ride.
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1)
1
2
The level should be between the
upper and lower level marks. If refilling is necessary, use only distilled
water.
1 Upper level
2 Lower level
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KA004
Normal tap water contains minerals
which are harmful to a battery; therefore,
refill only with distilled water.
Recharging
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8 When charging the battery keep it well
away from sparks and open flames, as
it gives off explosive gases.
8 When using a battery charger, connect
the battery to the charger before you
turn the charger on. This will prevent
sparking at the terminals which could
ignite battery gases.
1)
2)
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Remove the caps from the cells. Add
distilled water if necessary to top up
the electrolyte to the proper level.
Connect the battery to a charger. Set
the charging rate at 1.9 amps, and
charge it for 10 hours.
Connecting the battery terminals
8 Always make sure the connections are
correct when you insert the battery in
the water vehicle. Make sure that the
breather pipe is properly connected and
that it is not damaged or obstructed.
Make sure the battery is securely held
in place.
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1 Positive (+) — Red lead
2 Negative (–) — Black lead
3 Breather pipe
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CARBURETOR ADJUSTMENT
The carburetor is a vital part of the engine
and requires very sophisticated adjustment. Most adjusting should be left to a
Yamaha Water Vehicle dealer who has
the professional knowledge and experience to do so. However, the following
point may be serviced by the owner as
part of his usual maintenance routine.
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The carburetor was set at the Yamaha
factory after many tests. If the settings
are disturbed without having technical
knowledge, poor engine performance
and damage may result.
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Trolling speed
Place the water vehicle afloat. Start the
engine and warm it up for one or two
minutes. Using a diagnostic tachometer
or, if necessary, the tachometer in the
multifunction meter, adjust the engine
speed to specification. Turn the throttle
stop screw clockwise to increase engine
speed or counterclockwise to decrease
engine speed.
Trolling speed: 1,250~1,350 r/min
1 Throttle stop screw
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FUSE REPLACEMENT
The fuse is in the electrical box. To
replace the fuse, remove the cap ,pull out
the red lead, and bring the fuse box out of
the electrical box. Open the fuse box and
replace the fuse.
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1
2
3
4
Electrical box
Cap
Fuse (10A)
Fuse box
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Do not use fuses of higher amperage that
those recommended. Substitution of a
fuse of improper rating can cause extensive electrical system damage and possible fire.
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BLEEDING THE OIL INJECTION
PUMP
If the oil tank becomes completely empty
or any hose connected to oil pump has
been disconnected, the oil pump must be
bled to ensure proper oil flow.
If bleeding of the oil pump is necessary,
take the water vehicle to your nearest
Yamaha dealer.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model
Unit
XL700
Item
VEHICLE CAPACITY
Maximum people on board
Maximum load capacity
Number of people
kg (lb)
3
240 (530)
DIMENSIONS
Length
Width
Height
Dry weight
mm (in)
mm (in)
mm (in)
kg (lb)
3,150 (124.0)
1,250 (49.2)
1,100 (43.3)
245 (540)
PERFORMANCE
Maximum output
kW (PS) @ r/min
Maximum fuel consumption L/h (US gal/h,Imp gal/h)
Cruising range at full throttle
hr.
Trolling speed
r/min
58.8 (80)@6,250
34.0 (9.0, 7.5)
1.5
1,250 ~ 1,350
ENGINE
Engine type
Number of cylinder
Displacement
Bore & stroke
Compression ratio
Lubrication system
Cooling system
Starting system
Ignition system
Spark plug
Spark plug gap
Battery capacity
Charging system
2-stroke
2
701 (42.78)
81.0 × 68.0 (3.19 × 2.68)
7.2
Oil injection
Water-cooled
Electric starter
C.D.I.
BR8HS
0.6~0.7 (0.024~0.028)
12-19
Flywheel magneto
cm3 (cu.in)
mm (in)
NGK
mm (in)
V-AH
DRIVE UNIT
Propulsion system
Jet pump type
Impeller rotation
Transmission
Steering (nozzle) angle
FUEL AND OIL
Recommended fuel
Minimum fuel rating
Jet pump
Axial flow, single stage
Counter clockwise (Rear view)
Direct drive from engine
24 + 24
Degree
PON
RON
Recommended engine oil
Fuel tank capacity
L (US gal, lmp gal)
Oil tank capacity
L (US gal, Imp gal)
Unleaded regular gasoline
86
90
YAMALUBE 2-W or an equivalent TC-W3 certified outboard oil
50 (13.2,11)
Including 12 (3.17, 2.64) reserve
3.8 (1.00, 0.84)
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Chapter 5
TROUBLESHOOTING
AND EMERGENCY
PROCEDURE
TROUBLESHOOTING ..............................5-1
Troubleshooting chart .........................5-1
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES ..................5-3
Cleaning the jet intake
and impeller ..........................................5-3
Connecting jumper cables...................5-4
Towing the water vehicle ....................5-6
Submerged water vehicle ...................5-7
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TROUBLESHOOTING
If any trouble happens with your water vehicle, 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 manual, ask your Yamaha Water Vehicle dealer or qualified
mechanic for the proper service.
The troubleshooting chart contains “TROUBLE”, “POSSIBLE CAUSE”, “REMEDY”,
“REFER PAGE”.
Check the possible cause and remedy, and also the referred page for the maintenance
steps to solve the trouble.
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TROUBLESHOOTING CHART
TROUBLE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
The engine does not Starter motor does not turn over
Lock plate is not in place
start
8 Stop switch
REMEDY
Refer Page
Install lock plate
2-7
Burned out
8 Replace the fuse and
Check wiring
4-20
Run down
8 Recharge
4-18
Poor terminal connections
8 Tighten as required
4-18
Terminal is eroded
8 Clean
—
Faulty
8 Have a service at
Yamaha dealer
—
OFF position
8 Turn the fuel cock to
“ON”
2-6
Empty
8 Refill as soon as
possible*1
3-1
Stale or contaminated
8 Have service at
Yamaha dealer
4-10
Water or dust collected
8 Have service at
Yamaha dealer
4-10
Built-up pressure
8 Open the fuel tank filler
cap and release pressure
2-6
8 Spark Plug
Fouled or defective
8 Clean or Replace
4-13
8 Spark Plug cap
Not fitted or loose
8 Fit properly
4-13
Filled with water
8 Crank engine with plug
out until clean
5-7
Clogged or water collected
8 Have service at
Yamaha dealer
4-10
8 Tighten the choke cable
tension adjust nut
4-16
8 Fuse
8 Battery
8 Starter
component
Starter motor turns over
8 Fuel cock
8 Fuel
8 Fuel tank
8 Crankcase
8 Fuel filter
8 Choke
Knob automatically return
*1 : Turn the fuel cock to “RES (reserve)” to return to shore.
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TROUBLE
The engine runs
irregularly or stalls
POSSIBLE CAUSE
REMEDY
Refer Page
8 Refill as soon as possible
*1
3-1
Stale or contaminated
8 Have a service at
Yamaha dealer
4-10
8 Choke
Knob is left pulled
8 Push it in fully
2-7
8 Fuel Filter
Clogged or water collected
8 Have service at
Yamaha dealer
4-10
8 Fuel tank
Water or dust collected
8 Have service at
Yamaha dealer
4-10
Fouled or defective
8 Replace
4-13
Incorrect heat range
8 Replace
4-13
Gap incorrect
8 Adjust
4-13
Loose
8 Fit properly
4-13
Loose electrical connections
8 Tighten or connect
properly
Cracked, torn, or damaged
8 Replace
Incorrect idle adjustment
8 Adjust idle
Clogged
8 Have service at
Yamaha dealer
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Empty
8 Refill immediately
3-2
Oil filter clogged
8 Clean
4-11
Jet intake clogged
8 Clean
5-3
Impeller damaged or worn
8 Have service at
Yamaha dealer
—
Jet intake clogged*2
8 Clean
5-3
Clogged
8 Have service at
Yamaha dealer
4-10
Fouled or defective
8 Replace
4-13
Incorrect heat range
8 Replace
4-13
Gap incorrect
8 Adjust
4-13
8 Fit properly
4-13
8 Have service at
Yamaha dealer
4-10
Empty
8 Fuel
8 Spark Plug
8 Spark Plug cap
8 Carburetor
Warning indicator /
symbol blinks
The water vehicle
speeds too slow or
loses power
8 Engine oil level
8 Cavitation
8 Engine overheat
8 Fuel Filter
8 Spark plug
8 Spark plug caps Loose
8 Fuel
Stale or contaminated
*1 : Turn the fuel cock to “RES (reserve)” to return to shore.
*2 : Engine speed will be limited to 3,000 r/min by the overheat warning device.
5-2
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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
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CLEANING THE JET INTAKE AND
IMPELLER
If weeds or debris get caught in the intake
or impeller, cavitation can occur, and
though the engine speed rises, forward
thrust will decrease. 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, beach the vehicle
and check the intake and impeller. Always
stop the engine before beaching the vehicle.
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Before attempting to remove weeds or
debris from the jet intake or impeller
areas, shut off the engine and remove the
lock plate from the engine stop lanyard
switch. Severe injury or death could
result from coming in contact with the
rotating parts of the jet pump.
1)
Turn the vehicle on its side as shown.
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GU2029
Place a suitable clean cloth or carpeting
underneath the vehicle to protect it from
abrasions and scratches, and always turn
the vehicle over on its port (left) sides.
When turning the vehicle on its side, support the front portion so the handlebars
cannot be bent or damaged.
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2)
Remove any weeds or debris from
around the drive shaft, impeller,
pump housing, and steering nozzle.
If it is difficult to remove them, consult your Yamaha Water Vehicle dealer.
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Always avoid running your vehicle in
areas where weed growth is thick. If traveling in weeded areas is unavoidable, run
the engine alternately at partial-throttle
and full-throttle. Weeds tend to accumulate more at a steady speed and at
trolling speed. If weeds clog the intake or
impeller area and cause cavitation, follow
the above cleaning procedure.
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CONNECTING JUMPER CABLES
If the vehicle battery has run down, the
engine can be started using a 12-volt battery and jumper cables.
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Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dangerous. It contains sulfuric acid which can
cause severe burns. Avoid contact with
skin, eyes or clothing.
Antidote: EXTERNAL-Flush with water.
INTERNAL-Drink large quantities of water
or milk; follow with milk of magnesia,
beaten egg, or vegetable oil. EYES-Flush
with water for 15 minutes and get
prompt medical attention.
Batteries give off explosive gases. Keep
sparks, flame, cigarettes, etc. well away.
If using or charging the battery in an
enclosed area, make sure that it is well
ventilated. Always shield your eyes when
working near batteries.
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To connect the jumper cables
1) Connect the positive (+) terminals of
both batteries with the positive (red)
jumper cable.
2) Connect one end of the negative
(black) jumper cable to the negative
(–) terminal of the booster battery.
3) Connect the other end of the negative
(black) cable to an unpainted bolt on
the cylinder head.
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Do not connect the end of the jumper
cable to the negative (–) terminal on the
vehicle battery! Be sure all connections
are secure and correct before attempting
to start the engine. Any wrong connection may damage the electrical system.
4)
Start the engine, then disconnect the
cables by reversing the above steps.
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Do not turn the starter motor for more
than 5 seconds. The battely will be quickly discharged, which may be impossible
to start the engine. Also, the starter
motor may be damaged. If the engine
does not start within 5 seconds, release
the starter switch and try again after 15
seconds.
1 Negative (black) jumper cable
2 Positive (red) jumper cable
3 Booster battery
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TOWING THE WATER VEHICLE
If the vehicle becomes inoperative in the
water, it can be towed to shore. The bow
must be kept up out of the water during
towing to prevent water from entering the
engine compartment.
If the vehicle must be towed in an emergency using a tow rope, the operator
should ride the vehicle, holding onto the
handlebars.
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8 Tow the water vehicle slowly; water
may enter the air intake and flood the
engine compartment if the vehicle is
towed too fast.
8 Tow the vehicle using the bow eye
only.
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If the water vehicle is towed using a rope:
8 The water vehicle should only be
towed in an emergency. The towing
rope should be long enough so that the
water vehicle will not collide with the
towing boat when slowing down. A
good rule of thumb is a tow rope which
is three times the combined length of
the towing boat and the water vehicle.
A shorter length of rope can be used if
the water vehicle is towed very slowly.
8 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 water vehicle.
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SUBMERGED WATER VEHICLE
If the water vehicle is submerged or
flooded with water, follow the procedure
below and consult your Yamaha water
vehicle dealer as soon as possible. Failure
to do so may result in serious engine
damage !
1) Beach the vehicle and remove the
drain plug(s) to drain the water from
the engine compartment.
2) Set the fuel cock to “OFF”.
3) Remove the spark plugs and dry them
with a cloth.
4) Without reinstalling the spark plugs,
crank the engine until all the water in
the cylinders has been drained.
5) Reinstall the drain plug(s) and the
spark plugs.
6) Set the fuel cock to “ON”.
7) Launch the vehicle into the water
again and run the engine for at least
10 minutes. If the engine will not
start, repeat above steps.
8) Turn the engine off. Set the fuel cock
to “OFF”.
9) Remove the cap(s) on the silencer
and spray a rust inhibitor (such as
Yamaha Stor-Rite Engine Fogging Oil)
into the carburetor while cranking the
engine.
10) Have your vehicle inspected by a
Yamaha water vehicle dealer as soon
as possible.
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Chapter 6
INDEX
INDEX........................................................6-1
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INDEX
A
Adjustment and maintenance ................4-6
B
Battery ......................................3-6, 4-5, 4-17
Beaching .................................................3-23
Bearing housing.....................................4-16
Bilge...........................................................3-5
Bleeding the oil injection pump ...........4-20
Boarding and starting in deep water ...3-18
Break-in (running-in) procedure.............3-9
C
Capsized water vehicle..........................3-21
Carburetor adjustment ..........................4-19
Caution labels...........................................1-5
Check list...................................................3-3
Check point ...............................................3-4
Checking points ..............................4-9, 4-12
Choke cable adjustment........................4-16
Choke knob ...............................................2-7
Cleaning ....................................................4-5
Cleaning the jet intake and impeller ......5-3
Connecting jumper cables ......................5-4
Connecting the battery terminals.........4-18
Cooling system flushing .........................4-1
Cooling water pilot outlet ................2-9, 3-8
Crossing ..................................................1-15
Cruising limitations..................................1-8
D
Docking ...................................................3-24
E
Emergency procedures ...........................5-3
Emission control information................1-2
Engine compartment...............................3-4
Engine number.........................................1-1
Engine oil ................................................1-19
Engine stop lanyard switch.....................2-7
Engine stop switch...................................2-7
Enjoy your water vehicle
responsibly .............................................1-18
F
Filling the gasoline (petrol) tank.............3-1
Filling the oil tank.....................................3-2
Fire extinguisher ......................................3-6
Fishing vessel right-of-way...................1-16
Front hood ................................................2-5
Front seat ..................................................2-4
Front storage compartments................2-12
Fuel and engine oil ..................................3-4
Fuel and oil tank filler caps .....................2-6
Fuel cock ...................................................2-6
Fuel filter .................................................4-10
Fuel requirements..................................1-19
Fuel system .......................................3-4, 4-4
Fuel system inspection............................4-9
Fuel tank..................................................4-10
Fuse replacement...................................4-20
G
Gasohol...................................................1-19
Gasoline (petrol) and engine oil
filling..........................................................3-1
Gasoline(petrol) .....................................1-19
Getting to know your water vehicle.....3-15
Give-way vessel .....................................1-14
Greasing points......................................4-14
Grove compartment ..............................2-13
H
Handgrips ...............................................2-11
Hazard information ................................1-11
Hull identification number(H.I.N) ...........1-1
I
Identification number records ................1-1
Important labels .......................................1-3
Installation .........................................2-4, 2-5
J
Jet intake...................................................3-7
L
Labels ........................................................1-4
Learning to ride your water vehicle .....3-15
Limitations on who may operate the
vehicle .......................................................1-7
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Load limit ................................................3-20
Location of main components................2-1
Lubrication................................................4-3
M
Manufactured date label .........................1-2
Meeting ...................................................1-15
N
Narrow channels and bends.................1-16
O
Oil filter cleaning....................................4-11
Oil injection system inspection ............4-11
Oil level warning lamp ..........................2-11
Oil tank ....................................................4-11
Operation of controls and other
functions ...................................................2-4
Operational requirements.......................1-9
Other labels ..............................................1-6
Other special situations.........................1-16
Overheat warning system.....................2-10
Overtaking ..............................................1-16
Owner’s manual and tool kit ..................4-7
P
Periodic inspection chart.........................4-8
Personal watercraft industry association
(PWIA) .....................................................1-18
Personal watercraft riders association
(PWRA)....................................................1-18
Post-operation checks ...........................3-26
Pre-operation checks ...............................3-3
Pri-i.d. number..........................................1-1
R
Reading buoys and other markers.......1-16
Rear seat ...................................................2-4
Recharging..............................................4-18
Removal ....................................................2-4
Replenishing the battery fluid ..............4-17
Riding with a passengers......................3-16
Riding your water vehicle .....................3-15
Rough water operation .........................3-25
Rules of the road....................................1-14
Rules when encountering vessels .......1-15
S
Safety information ...................................1-7
Sailing vessel right-of-way ...................1-16
Seat storage compartment ...................2-13
Spark-plug cleaning and adjustment...4-13
Specifications .........................................4-21
Stand-on vessel......................................1-14
Starter switch ...........................................2-8
Starting....................................................3-17
Starting from a landing jetty.................3-17
Starting in shallow water ......................3-17
Starting the engine ................................3-11
Steering .............................................2-9, 3-7
Steering and sailing rules and sound
signals .....................................................1-14
Steering cable ball joints and inner
wire..........................................................4-15
Steering cable inspection......................4-12
Steering handle pivot shaft...................4-15
Steering nozzle shaft .............................4-15
Stopping .................................................3-23
Stopping the engine ..............................3-14
Storage......................................................4-1
Storage compartments .........................2-12
Submerged water vehicle .......................5-7
Switches....................................................3-8
T
Throttle......................................................3-7
Throttle cable and choke cable.............4-14
Throttle cable inspection and
adjustment..............................................4-12
Throttle lever ............................................2-8
To connect the jumper cables ................5-5
To get more boating safety
information .............................................1-18
Towing the water vehicle........................5-6
Transportation........................................3-28
Trolling speed.........................................4-19
Troubleshooting.......................................5-1
Troubleshooting chart.............................5-1
Turning....................................................3-22
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U
United states coast guard .....................1-18
W
Warning labels .........................................1-4
Water separator .......................................3-5
Water skiing............................................1-13
Water vehicle characteristics................1-12
With a passengers .................................3-19
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LIMITED WARRANTY
YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A.
WATER VEHICLE 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 Water Vehicle Limited
Warranty is your assurance of this commitment.
This warranty provides you with protection against the expense of repairs for your water vehicle 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 water vehicle to
provide reliable service.
This warranty provides you with specific coverage and notes your responsibilities in maintaining and operating your water vehicle.
Please take the time to read and become familiar with this warranty.
PERIOD OF WARRANTY. Any new Yamaha water vehicle purchased for pleasure use from an authorized Yamaha water vehicle 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 Water Vehicle 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 water vehicles 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 water vehicle 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 water vehicle is properly operated, maintained, and stored as specified in the applicable Owner’s Manual.
The owner of the water vehicle shall give notice to an authorized Yamaha water vehicle dealer of any and all apparent defects within
ten [10] days of discovery and make the vehicle 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 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 water vehicle 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 water vehicle to and from an authorized Yamaha water vehicle 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
vehicle inspected by an authorized Yamaha water vehicle 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.
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
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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 water vehicle 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 water vehicle 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 water vehicle itself.
Q. May I perform any or all of the recommended maintenance shown in the Owner’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 and Service Manual. We do recommend,
however, that items requiring special or equipment be done by a Yamaha water vehicle dealer.
Q. Will the warranty be void or cancelled if Ido not operate or maintain my new water vehicle exactly as specified in the Owner’s
Manual?
A. No. The warranty on a new water vehicle cannot be “voided” or “cancelled”. However, if a particular failure is caused by operation or maintenance other than as shown in the Owner’s Manual, that failure may not be covered under warranty.
Q. What responsibility does my dealer have under this warranty?
A. Each Yamaha water vehicle dealer is expected to:
1. Completely set up each new water vehicle before sale.
2. Explain the operation, maintenance, and warranty requirements to your satisfation at the time of sale, and upon your request
at any later date. In addition, each Yamaha water vehicle 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 water vehicle dealer for the policy to remain effective.
CUSTOMER SERVICE
If your water vehicle requires warranty service, you must take it to any authorized Yamaha water vehicle 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 water vehicle, 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.).
8 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.
8 Y.E.S. is flexible. You choose the plan that’s right for you: 12 months, 24 months, or 36
months beyond your warranty period.
8 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 isn’t 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.
8 You don’t have to pay anything for covered repairs. There’s no deductible to pay, and
repairs aren’t “pro-rated.” You don’t have any “out-of-pocket” expenses for covered repairs.
8 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.
8 Y.E.S. coverage is honored at any authorized Yamaha dealer nationwide.
8 Y.E.S. coverage is transferrable 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’ll get the excellent benefits of TRIP coverage right away, and
you’ll rest easy knowing you’ll have strong factory-backed protection even after your Yamaha
Limited Warranty expires. You can also save money: Y.E.S. costs less within the first 90 days
after you buy your Yamaha. See your dealer today!
A special note:
If visiting your dealer isn’t convenient, contact Yamaha with your Primary ID number (your
engine number). We’ll be happy to help you get the Y.E.S. coverage you need.
Yamaha Service Marketing
P.O. Box 6555
Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 761-7631
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