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Yamaha 2011 WaveRunner SuperJet Owner's/operator's Manual

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    2011 WaveRunner SuperJet OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL Read this manual carefully before operating this watercraft. F2F-28199-50-E0...

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    Read this manual carefully before operating this watercraft. This manual should stay with the WaveRunner if it is sold.

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    Important manual information EJU30192 EJU40410 To the owner/operator Thank you for choosing a Yamaha watercraft. Because Yamaha has a policy of continuing This owner’s/operator’s manual contains in- product improvement, this product may not be formation you will need for proper operation, exactly as described in this owner’s/opera-...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Table of contents Bow rope hole ......... 24 General and important labels... 1 Stern rope hole ........ 24 Identification numbers ....1 Storage pouch ......... 24 Primary Identification (PRI-ID) Fire extinguisher container ....25 number ........... 1 Hull Identification Number (HIN) ..1 Operation and handling Engine serial number ......

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    Table of contents After removing the watercraft from the water ........48 Care and storage ......49 Post-operation care ...... 49 Flushing the cooling water passages ........49 Cleaning the watercraft ....50 Battery care ........50 Long-term storage ......53 Cleaning ..........

  • Page 6: General And Important Labels

    Hull Identification Number (HIN), and engine serial number in the spaces provided for assistance when ordering genuine parts from a Yamaha dealer. Also record and keep these ID numbers in a separate place in case your watercraft is stolen.

  • Page 7: Important Labels

    General and important labels EJU30452 Important labels Read the following labels before using this watercraft. If have any questions, consult a Yamaha dealer.

  • Page 8: Warning Labels

    General and important labels EJU35913 Warning labels If any of these labels are damaged or missing, contact a Yamaha dealer for replacements.

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    General and important labels...

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    General and important labels...

  • Page 11: Other Labels

    General and important labels EJU35925 Other labels The following label indicates the correct direction to upright a capsized watercraft.

  • Page 12: Safety Information

    The safe use and operation of this water- operate the watercraft craft is dependent upon the use of proper Yamaha recommends a minimum operator riding techniques, as well as upon the age of 16 years old. common sense, good judgment, and ex- Adults must supervise use by minors.

  • Page 13: Cruising Limitations

    Safety information kles, and other bones. Do not jump wakes EJU30761 Cruising limitations or waves. Scan constantly for people, objects, and Do not operate the watercraft in rough wa- other watercraft. Be alert for conditions that ter, bad weather, or when visibility is poor; limit your visibility or block your vision of this may lead to an accident causing injury others.

  • Page 14: Operation Requirements

    Safety information with another boat, which could result in se- EJU30781 Operation requirements vere injury or death. All riders must wear a personal flotation de- vice (PFD) that is approved by the appropri- ate authorities and is suitable for personal watercraft use.

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    Safety information certain kinds of accidents and that it could the chances of losing your balance or hitting injure you in others. objects outside the watercraft with your A helmet is designed to provide some head feet. protection. Although helmets cannot protect against all foreseeable impacts, a helmet might reduce your injuries in a collision with a boat or other obstacle.

  • Page 16: Recommended Equipment

    13.) tainer on your watercraft. A mirror can also be used as an emergency signal. Contact a Yamaha dealer for more information. Watch A watch is helpful so you will know how long you have been operating the watercraft.

  • Page 17: Hazard Information

    Safety information EJU30850 EJU30880 Hazard information Watercraft characteristics When transporting or storing your water- Jet thrust turns the watercraft. Releasing craft, always turn the fuel cock knob to the throttle lever completely produces only “OFF”, otherwise gasoline may overflow minimum thrust. If you are traveling at from the carburetor.

  • Page 18: Safe Boating Rules

    EJU30970 Safe boating rules pump. Your Yamaha watercraft is legally considered a powerboat. Operation of the watercraft must be in accordance with the rules and regula- tions governing the waterway on which it is used.

  • Page 19: Enjoy Your Watercraft Responsibly

    Safety information waterways stay open for the enjoyment of a EJU30991 Enjoy your watercraft variety of recreational opportunities. responsibly You share the areas you enjoy when riding your watercraft with others and with nature. So your enjoyment includes a responsibility to treat these other people, and the lands, wa- ters, and wildlife with respect and courtesy.

  • Page 20: Description

    Description EJU40652 Watercraft glossary Trolling speed “Trolling” is the lowest maneuvering speed. You are applying little or no throttle. The watercraft is down in the water, and there is no wake. Sub-planing speed “Sub-planing” is a medium speed. The bow of the watercraft is slightly up from the water sur- face, but you are still traveling through the water.

  • Page 21: Location Of Main Components

    Description EJU31011 Location of main components 15 16 1 Steering pole 2 Steering pole cover 3 Bow rope hole 4 Fuel filler cap 5 Cooling water pilot outlet 6 Hood 7 Hood latch 8 Handlebars 9 Storage pouch 10 Riding tray 11 Stern rope hole 12 Jet thrust nozzle 13 Ride plate...

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    Description 1 Fire extinguisher container 2 Fuel cock knob 3 Choke knob 4 Clip 5 Start switch 6 Throttle lever 7 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) 8 Engine stop switch 9 Engine shut-off switch 10 Fuel tank 11 Battery 12 Silencer 13 Spark plug/Spark plug cap 14 Water separator 15 Muffler...

  • Page 23: Control Function Operation

    Control function operation EJU31024 accidental starting or unauthorized operation Watercraft control functions by children or others. EJU31152 Engine stop switch “ ” The engine stop switch (red button) stops the engine when the switch is pushed. EJU41050 Start switch “ ”...

  • Page 24: Throttle Lever

    Control function operation will not start. Also, the starter motor could is changed, and the direction of the watercraft be damaged. is changed accordingly. [ECJ01040] 1 Handlebar 1 Start switch 2 Jet thrust nozzle The engine will not start when the clip is re- Since the strength of the jet thrust determines moved from the engine shut-off switch.

  • Page 25: Fuel Cock Knob

    Control function operation EJU31123 while operating the watercraft. When this oc- Fuel cock knob curs, refuel as soon as possible and be sure The fuel supply method can be switched by to turn the fuel cock knob back to “ON”. operating the fuel cock knob.

  • Page 26: Water Separator

    Control function operation that water is being discharged from the cool- If water has collected in the water separator, ing water pilot outlet. If water is not being dis- drain it by loosening the drain screw. charged from the outlet, stop the engine and check the jet intake for clogging.

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    (See page 65 for information on the jet intake.) NOTICE: If you cannot locate and correct the cause of the overheating, consult a Yamaha dealer. Continuing to operate at higher speeds could result in severe en- gine damage. [ECJ00041]...

  • Page 28: Equipment Operation

    Equipment operation EJU40333 (2) Turn the latch knob to the “OPEN” posi- Equipment tion, and then pull up on the hood latch to EJU31056 unlatch the hood. Hood The hood is removable. Remove the hood to access the engine com- partment.

  • Page 29: Bow Rope Hole

    Equipment operation To install the hood: towing it in an emergency. (See page 67 for (1) Position the hood on the deck so that the information on towing the watercraft.) two projections at the front of the hood fit under the two stays on the deck. 1 Bow rope hole EJU36011 Stern rope hole...

  • Page 30: Fire Extinguisher Container

    Equipment operation (2) Unfasten the bands, and then remove the To open the fire extinguisher container: storage pouch. (1) Lift the steering pole and support it with the lock pin. 1 Storage pouch 2 Band 1 Steering pole 2 Lock pin To install the storage pouch: (1) Bend the owner’s/operator’s manual (2) Grasp the tab, pull the band to the rear,...

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    Equipment operation (4) Loosen the fire extinguisher container cap and remove it. 1 Fire extinguisher container cap To close the fire extinguisher container: (1) Insert the fire extinguisher into the con- tainer, and then securely install the fire extinguisher container cap by tightening it until it stops.

  • Page 32: Operation And Handling Requirements

    Gasoline and gasoline vapors are ex- gine performance problems. tremely flammable. To avoid fires and Yamaha does not recommend gasohol con- explosions and to reduce the risk of in- taining methanol because it can cause fuel jury when refueling, follow these in- system damage and engine performance structions.

  • Page 33: Filling The Fuel Tank

    Operation and handling requirements (2) To mix them thoroughly, shake the con- Fuel tank capacity: tainer from side to side. Total: 18 L (4.8 US gal, 4.0 Reserve: 5.5 L (1.5 US gal, 1.2 (6) Stop filling when the fuel level just reach- es the bottom of the filler tube.

  • Page 34: Draining The Bilge Water

    Operation and handling requirements EJU40021 engine, which can result in severe dam- Draining the bilge water age. [ECJ00553] ECJ01301 NOTICE Do not run the engine at full throttle when bilge water remains in the engine compart- ment. The bilge water can splash into the engine, which can result in severe dam- age.

  • Page 35: Transporting

    Operation and handling requirements EJU33423 where they touch the body of the water- Transporting craft to avoid scratches or damage. [ECJ00632] EWJ00750 WARNING Always turn the fuel cock knob to “OFF” when transporting the watercraft, other- wise fuel could leak out into the engine or engine compartment, which would create a fire hazard.

  • Page 36: First-time Operation

    First-time operation EJU32756 Engine break-in ECJ00431 NOTICE Failure to perform the engine break-in could result in reduced engine life or even severe engine damage. The engine break-in is essential to allow the various components of the engine to wear and polish themselves to the correct operat- ing clearances.

  • Page 37: Pre-operation Checks

    Do not operate the watercraft if you find any prob- lem. If a problem cannot be corrected by the procedures provided in this manual, have the watercraft inspected by a Yamaha dealer. EJU41232 Pre-operation checklist Before using this watercraft, be sure to perform the checks in the following checklist.

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    Pre-operation checks TIP: To ensure safety and reliability, pre-operation checks should be made each time the watercraft is used.

  • Page 39: Pre-operation Check Points

    Pre-operation checks EJU32281 If any fuel leakage is found, the fuel sys- Pre-operation check points tem must be repaired by a qualified me- EJU40685 chanic. Improper repairs can make the Pre-launch checks watercraft unsafe to operate. Perform the pre-launch checks in the pre-op- eration checklist while the watercraft is on Make sure that there is no damage, leakage, land.

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    Pre-operation checks Add fuel if necessary. (See page 28 for infor- aged, obstructed, or not connected prop- mation on filling the fuel tank.) erly. [EWJ00451] EJU32423 Water separator check Make sure that no water has collected in the water separator. If water has collected in the water separator, drain it.

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    Pre-operation checks whole range, and that the free play is not ex- EJU32622 Steering pole check cessive. Move the steering pole up and down several times to make sure that operation is smooth and unrestricted throughout the whole range, and that the free play is not excessive. Also, make sure that the steering pole does not have any side play.

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    Pre-operation checks Make sure that there is the proper amount of EJU41020 Switch checks throttle lever free play when the throttle lever ECJ01360 is in the fully closed (idle) position. NOTICE Do not run the engine for more than 15 seconds on land without supplying water, otherwise the engine could overheat.

  • Page 43: Post-launch Checks

    If you do not have one, Make sure that water is discharged from the contact a Yamaha dealer or a fire extinguisher cooling water pilot outlet while the engine is dealer to obtain one meeting the proper spec- running.

  • Page 44: Operation

    Select a wide area to familiar with all of the controls. Consult a practice maneuvering in, where there is good Yamaha dealer about any control or func- visibility and light boat traffic. tion that you do not fully understand. Fail-...

  • Page 45: Launching The Watercraft

    Operation wake, but the watercraft is moving through the If the watercraft is launched from a trailer, water rather than skimming on top of it.) someone should make sure that waves do not push the watercraft into the trailer. After the watercraft is in the water, turn it around so that the bow faces the direction you wish to go.

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    Operation (2) Turn the fuel cock knob to “ON”. (4) Pull the choke knob all the way out to start a cold engine. (3) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to your left wrist, and then attach the clip TIP: to the engine shut-off switch.

  • Page 47: Stopping The Engine

    Operation EJU32862 throttle lever is in the fully closed (idle) posi- Stopping the engine tion. Release the throttle lever, and then push the engine stop switch (red button) to stop the en- gine. WARNING! You need throttle to steer. Shutting the engine off can cause you to hit an obstacle you are attempting to avoid.

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    Operation A. More throttle produces higher thrust, so alone using just the amount of thrust the watercraft will turn more sharply. available at idle. B. Less throttle produces lower thrust, so D. If the engine is stopped while riding, there the watercraft will turn more gradually.

  • Page 49: Stopping The Watercraft

    Operation general, the higher the speed or the sharper hitting an obstacle, apply throttle and turn in the turn, the more you lean. another direction. EWJ00722 WARNING Allow adequate stopping distance. Take early action to avoid collisions. Re- member, watercraft and other boats do not have brakes.

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    Operation sharp turns or other maneuvers that Even though it is easier to start in shallow wa- make it hard for others to avoid you or ter, you must learn deep-water boarding first. understand where you are going. Avoid You will inevitably fall off, so be sure you know areas with submerged objects or shal- how to get back on the watercraft once you low water.

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    Operation (5) Pull your other knee up onto the riding left wrist, and then attach the clip to the tray as the watercraft speed increases. engine shut-off switch. (6) Move as far forward as possible without (2) Grip the handlebars with both hands. Pull interfering with the movement of the han- your body up onto the riding tray and bal- dlebars.

  • Page 52: Capsized Watercraft

    Operation (5) Bring your knees up onto the riding tray If the watercraft capsizes, turn it over immedi- and change to a kneeling position as ately. soon as you can do so. To upright the watercraft: (1) Remove the clip from the engine shut-off switch.

  • Page 53: Beaching The Watercraft

    Operation see “Towing the watercraft” on page 67 area, clean the jet intake. (See page 65 for in- or “Submerged watercraft” on page 67.) formation on the jet intake.) NOTICE: Do not run the engine at full EJU41060 After removing the watercraft from the throttle for at least 1 minute after the water engine has been restarted.

  • Page 54: Care And Storage

    Care and storage EJU41191 (3) Connect the garden hose adapter to a Post-operation care garden hose. EWJ00320 WARNING Always turn the fuel cock knob to “OFF” when storing the watercraft, otherwise fuel could leak out into the engine or en- gine compartment, which would create a fire hazard.

  • Page 55: Cleaning The Watercraft

    Care and storage flows out continually from the cooling wa- water when rinsing the engine or en- ter pilot outlet. gine compartment as severe engine damage could result. [ECJ00571] (3) Wipe the engine and engine compart- ment with a dry cloth. (4) Wash down the hull, deck, and jet pump with fresh water.

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    2 Minimum level mark If distilled water was added, check the battery voltage. It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer check the battery voltage and charge the bat- tery. If you charge the battery yourself, be sure to read and follow the instructions provid-...

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    1 Battery terminal (3) Apply Yamaha Marine Grease Yamaha Grease A to the battery termi- nals. Recommended water-resistant grease: Yamaha Marine Grease/Yamaha Grease A (4) Store the battery in a cool, dry place. NOTICE: Storing the battery in an un- charged condition can cause perma- nent battery damage.

  • Page 58: Long-term Storage

    Storage for long periods of time, such as win- ter storage, requires preventive maintenance to ensure against deterioration. It is advisable to have the watercraft serviced by a Yamaha dealer prior to storage. However, the following procedures can be Throttle cable (throttle lever end) performed easily by the owner.

  • Page 59: Rustproofing

    Care and storage Steering cable ball joint (handlebar end) To rustproof the internal engine components: and steering cable inner wire (handlebar (1) Remove the hood. (See page 23 for hood end) removal and installation procedures.) To access the steering cable ball joint (han- (2) Loosen the silencer cap and remove it.

  • Page 60: Maintenance

    The most important points of watercraft inspection and lubrication are ex- plained on the following pages. See a Yamaha dealer for genuine Yamaha re- 1 Tool bag placement parts and optional accessories de- 2 Screwdriver 3 10/12 mm box wrench signed for your watercraft.

  • Page 61: Adjusting The Jet Thrust Nozzle Angle

    Maintenance (2) Remove the four screws, and then re- (8) While holding the steering pole, move the move the handlebar cover. lock pin to the stowed position, and then lower the steering pole. EJU31288 Adjusting the jet thrust nozzle angle The angle of the jet thrust nozzle can be ad- justed to two settings to suit operator prefer- ence.

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    Maintenance (3) Remove the steering cable pivot bolt. TIP: The outermost hole in the steering column cannot be used. 1 Steering cable pivot bolt 2 Steering column (4) Select the nozzle angle, install the steer- 1 Nozzle angles ing cable pivot bolt with the lock washer in the desired position (P1 or P2) on the steering column, and then tighten the bolt to the specified torque.

  • Page 63: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    The periodic maintenance chart gives general guidelines for periodic maintenance. Have a Yamaha dealer perform the checks in the following chart. However, maintenance may need to be performed more frequently depending on your operating conditions. If you have any ques- tions, consult a Yamaha dealer.

  • Page 64: Checking The Spark Plugs

    1 Insulator 2 Electrode leak or carburetion problem in that cylinder. 3 Spark plug gap Do not attempt to diagnose any problems yourself. Have a Yamaha dealer service the Specified spark plug: watercraft. BR7HS To remove a spark plug: Spark plug gap: 0.6–0.7 mm (0.024–0.028 in)

  • Page 65: Lubrication Points

    Have the spark plug ad- replaced if water or dirt is found in the filter. justed to the correct torque with a torque Have a Yamaha dealer replace the fuel filter if wrench as soon as possible. necessary.

  • Page 66: Adjusting The Carburetor

    The carburetor is a vital part of the engine and requires very sophisticated adjustments. Most adjustments should be left to a Yamaha dealer who has the professional knowledge and experience to make them. However, the operator may adjust the engine idling speed as part of the usual maintenance routine.

  • Page 67: Specifications

    Specifications EJU34542 Drive unit: Specifications Propulsion system: Watercraft capacity: Jet pump Maximum people on board: Jet pump type: 1 person Axial flow, single stage Dimensions: Impeller rotation: Counterclockwise Length: Jet thrust nozzle angle: 2240 mm (88.2 in) P1: 14.4+14.4 ° Width: P2: 17.3+17.3 °...

  • Page 68: Trouble Recovery

    Trouble recovery EJU34561 Troubleshooting If you have any trouble with your watercraft, use the troubleshooting chart to check for the pos- sible cause. If you cannot find the cause, consult a Yamaha dealer. EJU34575 Troubleshooting chart TROUBLE POSSIBLE CAUSE REMEDY...

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    Empty Refill as soon as pos- larly or stalls sible Stale or contaminat- Have serviced by — Yamaha dealer Too much oil in fuel Correct fuel-to-oil ra- mixing ratio tio to 50:1 Choke Knob is left pulled Push fully in...

  • Page 70: Emergency Procedures

    Trouble recovery EJU34622 ways stop the engine before beaching the wa- Emergency procedures tercraft. EJU34634 Cleaning the jet intake and impeller EWJ00782 WARNING Before attempting to remove weeds or de- bris from the jet intake or impeller area, shut the engine off and remove the clip from the engine shut-off switch.

  • Page 71: Jumping The Battery

    If debris is difficult to remove, consult a Yamaha dealer. EJU34641 Jumping the battery If the watercraft battery has run down, the en- gine can be started using a 12-volt booster battery and jumper cables.

  • Page 72: Towing The Watercraft

    Trouble recovery (4) Open the fuse holder and replace the The towline should be long enough so fuse with one of the correct amperage. that the watercraft will not collide with WARNING! Do not use fuses of a dif- the towing boat when slowing down. ferent amperage than recommended.

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    [ECJ00701] (4) Turn the watercraft upright again. (5) Have the watercraft serviced by a Yamaha dealer as soon as possible. NOTICE: Be sure to have a Yamaha dealer inspect the watercraft. Other- wise, serious engine damage could re- sult. [ECJ00791]...

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    Index Fuel and engine oil requirements ..... 27 2-stroke engine oil........27 Fuel cock knob ......... 20 Fuel filter, checking ........60 After removing the watercraft from Fuel level check ........34 the water ..........48 Fuel system checks........34 Fuel tank, filling ........

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    Index Periodic maintenance chart...... 58 Post-launch checks ........38 Post-operation care........49 Pre-launch checks........34 Pre-operation check points ...... 34 Pre-operation checklist......32 Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number ..1 Recommended equipment ....... 11 Rustproofing..........54 Safe boating rules ........13 Safety equipment check......

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