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Yamaha 2012 WaveRunner VX Sport Owner's/operator's Manual

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2012 WaveRunner
VX Sport
VX Deluxe
VX Cruiser
OWNER'S/OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Read this manual carefully
before operating this watercraft.
F2N-F8199-51-E0

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   Summary of Contents for Yamaha 2012 WaveRunner VX Sport

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    2012 WaveRunner VX Sport VX Deluxe VX Cruiser OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL Read this manual carefully before operating this watercraft. F2N-F8199-51-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

    Draining the bilge water on water ..48 (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) ..... 25 Transporting on a trailer ....49 Yamaha Security System (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) ..... 26 First-time operation ......50 Engine stop switch ......27 Engine break-in ......

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    Table of contents Pre-operation check points ..53 Specifications........81 Pre-launch checks ......53 Specifications........ 81 Post-launch checks ......59 Trouble recovery......82 Operation ......... 60 Troubleshooting ......82 Operating your watercraft ..... 60 Troubleshooting chart ...... 82 Getting to know your watercraft ..60 Emergency procedures ....

  • 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: Emission Control Information

    MAX POWER : DISPLACEMENT : Liters TROLLING SPEED : SPARK PLUG : SPARK PLUG GAP (mm) : FUEL : UNLEADED REGULAR GASOLINE VALVE LASH (mm) IN : EX : CERTIFIED COMPONENTS : YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. 1 Emission control information label location...

  • Page 8: Manufactured Date Label

    General and important labels EJU30431 Manufactured date label This label is attached to the top of the cylinder head. (See page 39 for seat removal and in- stallation procedures.) 1 Manufactured date label location...

  • Page 9: 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 10: 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 13: Other Labels

    General and important labels VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser: EJU36652 Other labels The following label indicates the correct direction to upright a capsized watercraft.

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    General and important labels For Canada only Except for Canada VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser: The following CE marking is located on the back of the remote control transmitter.

  • Page 15: 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 16: 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 17: Operation Requirements

    Safety information with another boat, which could result in se- EJU30821 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 your feet increases the chances of losing injure you in others. your balance, or hitting objects outside the A helmet is designed to provide some head watercraft with your feet. Do not give a ride protection.

  • Page 19: Recommended Equipment

    A mirror can also Scan carefully for swimmers and stay away be used as an emergency signal. Contact a from swimming areas. Swimmers are hard Yamaha dealer for more information. to see and you could accidentally hit some- Watch one in the water.

  • Page 20: Hazard Information

    Always operate the watercraft in an This model is equipped with the Yamaha open area. Engine Management System (YEMS) that Do not touch the hot oil tank, muffler, or en-...

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    Safety information tercraft as it could cause you to lose control, any debris or weeds, which may have col- be ejected, or impact the handlebars. lected around the jet intake. This could increase the risk of back/spinal injury (paralysis), facial injuries, and broken legs, ankles, and other bones.

  • Page 22: Water-skiing

    Safety information is required by law. Let the skier direct the EJU30953 Water-skiing operator’s control of speed and direction You can use the watercraft for water-skiing if with hand signals. it has the seating capacity to carry the opera- The spotter should sit astride the rear of the tor, a rearward-facing spotter, and the water- seat and hold onto the handgrip with both skier when he or she is not skiing.

  • Page 23: Safe Boating Rules

    Make sure that the rope is not looped EJU30970 Safe boating rules around anything. Your Yamaha watercraft is legally considered After checking that the skier is ready and a powerboat. Operation of the watercraft must that there is no traffic or other obstacles, ap- be in accordance with the rules and regula- ply enough throttle to raise the skier.

  • Page 24: 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 25: Description

    The left side of the watercraft when facing forward. Bilge water Water that has collected in the engine compartment. Yamaha Engine Management System (YEMS) YEMS is an integrated, computerized management system that controls and adjusts ignition timing, fuel injection, engine diagnostics, and the off-throttle steering (OTS) system.

  • Page 26: Location Of Main Components

    Description EJU31011 Location of main components Exterior 1 Hood 2 Handlebars 3 Seat (page 39) 4 Footwell 5 Bow eye (page 40) 6 Fuel filler cap (page 45) 7 Cooling water pilot outlet (page 29) 8 Gunwale 9 Sponson...

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    Description 1 Boarding platform 2 Cleat (page 41) 3 Handgrip (page 40) 4 Reboarding step (VX Cruiser) (page 40) 5 Jet thrust nozzle 6 Reverse gate (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) (page 31) 7 Ride plate 8 Stern eye (page 41) 9 Stern drain plug (page 48) 10 Speed sensor 11 Intake grate...

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    Description 1 Start switch (page 27) 2 Engine shut-off switch (page 27) 3 Clip (page 27) 4 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) (page 27) 5 Engine stop switch (page 27) 6 Glove compartment (page 42) 7 Multifunction information center (page 34) 8 Rearview mirror 9 Remote control transmitter (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) (page 25)

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    Description Engine compartment 1 Water separator (page 29) 2 Fuel tank 3 Air filter case 4 Battery (page 54) 5 Flushing hose connector 6 Electrical box 7 Spark plug/Spark plug cap/Ignition coil 8 Oil tank filler cap/Dipstick 9 Oil tank...

  • Page 30: Control Function Operation

    EJU41380 Remote control transmitter (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) The Yamaha Security System and Low RPM Mode settings can be selected by operating the remote control transmitter. (See page 26 for Yamaha Security System setting proce- dures and page 32 for Low RPM Mode activa- tion procedures.)

  • Page 31: Yamaha Security System (vx Deluxe / Vx Cruiser)

    The Yamaha Security System settings can only be selected while the engine is stopped. EJU36106 Yamaha Security System settings The Yamaha Security System settings will be confirmed by the number of beeps when the remote control transmitter is operated, and by 1 Lock button the “SECURITY”...

  • Page 32: Engine Stop Switch

    Control function operation then comes on. This indicates the unlock Insert the clip under the engine shut-off switch mode is selected. before starting the engine. L-Mode 1 “L-Mode” (unlock) button 1 Engine shut-off switch 2 “SECURITY” indicator light 2 Clip 3 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) EJU31152 Engine stop switch “...

  • Page 33: Throttle Lever

    Throttle lever is squeezed. VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser: Lock mode of the Yamaha Security System has been select- ed. (See page 26 for Yamaha Security Sys- tem setting procedures.) 1 Handlebar 2 Jet thrust nozzle...

  • Page 34: Cooling Water Pilot Outlet

    TIP: cept at trolling speed. It will take about 60 seconds for the water to This model is equipped with the Yamaha En- reach the outlet after the engine is started. gine Management System (YEMS) that in- Water discharge may not be constant when cludes an off-throttle steering (OTS) system.

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    Control function operation To drain water from the water separator: (1) Place a drain pan or dry cloth under the water separator. (2) Gradually loosen the drain screw to drain the water. Catch the draining water in the drain pan or soak it up with the dry cloth so that it does not spill into the engine compartment.

  • Page 36: Watercraft Operation

    Watercraft operation EJU40011 will lower and the watercraft will start Watercraft operation functions moving in reverse at trolling speed. EJU40520 Reverse system (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) EWJ01230 WARNING Do not use the reverse function to slow down or stop the watercraft as it could cause you to lose control, be ejected, or impact the handlebars.

  • Page 37: Watercraft Operation Modes

    1 Remote control transmitter TIP: The Low RPM Mode can only be activated when the engine is stopped in the unlock mode of the Yamaha Security System. Activating and deactivating the Low RPM Mode Activation of the Low RPM Mode will be con-...

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    Watercraft operation “L-MODE” indicator light will come on when the engine is started. L-Mode 1 “L-Mode” (unlock) button 1 “SECURITY” indicator light 2 “L-MODE” indicator light To deactivate the Low RPM Mode: Push the “L-Mode” (unlock) button on the re- mote control transmitter for more than 4 sec- onds.

  • Page 39: Instrument Operation

    Instrument operation EJU31458 onds after the engine stops, the center will Multifunction information turn off and enter a standby state. When the center engine is started again, the displays return to The multifunction information center displays their state before the center turned off, and various watercraft information.

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    The speedometer switching the meter, it can be used as either display changes. an hour meter or a voltmeter. TIP: The hour meter is selected at the Yamaha factory. 1 Speedometer 2 Select button EJU31463 Tachometer 1 Hour meter/voltmeter The tachometer shows the engine speed.

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    “HI” is displayed. If “LO” or “HI” is displayed, immedi- ately return to shore and have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft. To switch to the voltmeter from the hour...

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    (See page 46 for information on checking the mittently. engine oil level.) If the oil level is sufficient, have a Yamaha dealer check the watercraft. TIP: Push the select button on the multifunction in- formation center to stop the buzzer.

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    “WARNING” indicator light blink, and the buzzer sounds intermittently. If the check engine warning is activated, im- mediately reduce the engine speed, return to shore, and have a Yamaha dealer check the engine. TIP: Push the select button on the multifunction in-...

  • Page 44: Equipment Operation

    Equipment operation EJU40333 To remove the seat: Equipment (1) Pull the seat latch up, and then lift up the EJU31036 rear of the seat. Seat The seat is removable. Remove the seat to access the engine com- partment. VX Sport / VX Deluxe: 1 Seat latch (2) Pull the seat rearward and remove it.

  • Page 45: Handgrip

    Equipment operation (2) Push the rear of the seat down to secure- reboarding step is not designed to sup- ly lock it in place. port the watercraft’s weight. If the reboard- ing step breaks, the watercraft could fall, which could result in severe injury. [EWJ01211] EJU31363 Handgrip...

  • Page 46: Stern Eyes

    Equipment operation towing it in an emergency. (See page 88 for breaks, the watercraft could fall, which information on towing the watercraft.) could result in severe injury. [EWJ01510] 1 Bow eye 1 Cleat EJU34881 EJU31683 Stern eyes Storage compartments The stern eyes are used to attach a rope to This watercraft is equipped with the following the watercraft when transporting or mooring it.

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    Equipment operation To open the bow storage compartment: To close the bow storage compartment: Pull the hood latch up, and then lift up the rear Push the rear of the hood down to securely of the hood. lock it in place. 1 Hood latch To drain water from the bow storage compart- ment:...

  • Page 48: Fire Extinguisher Holder And Cover

    Equipment operation To open the glove compartment: To close the glove compartment: Slide the glove compartment latch toward Push the lid down to securely lock it in place. you, and then lift up the lid. EJU41420 Beverage holder (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) 1 Glove compartment latch The beverage holder is located in the glove compartment.

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    Equipment operation To use the fire extinguisher holder and cover: hood is securely closed before using the (1) Pull the hood latch up, and then lift up the watercraft. rear of the hood. 1 Hood latch (2) Unhook the band and remove the fire ex- tinguisher cover.

  • Page 50: Operation And Handling Requirements

    Gasoline and gasoline vapors are ex- Yamaha does not recommend gasohol con- tremely flammable. To avoid fires and taining methanol because it can cause fuel explosions and to reduce the risk of in-...

  • Page 51: Engine Oil Requirements

    Operation and handling requirements EJU40290 Fuel tank capacity: Engine oil requirements 60 L (15.9 US gal, 13.2 Imp.gal) EJU41542 Engine oil ECJ00281 NOTICE Use only 4-stroke engine oil. Usage of 2- stroke engine oil could result in severe en- gine damage. Recommended engine oil type: SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 20W-40, 20W- Recommended engine oil grade:...

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    Yamaha dealer. If the engine oil level is below the minimum level mark, slowly add engine oil. (9) Repeat steps 6–8 until the engine oil is at the proper level.

  • Page 53: Draining The Bilge Water

    Operation and handling requirements EJU40021 maining moisture in the engine compart- Draining the bilge water ment with a dry cloth. ECJ01301 (4) Securely install the stern drain plugs by NOTICE tightening them until they stop. NOTICE: Do not run the engine at full throttle when Before installing the stern drain plugs, bilge water remains in the engine compart- clean the drain plug threads to remove...

  • Page 54: Transporting On A Trailer

    Operation and handling requirements engine, which can result in severe dam- EJU33464 Transporting on a trailer age. [ECJ00553] When transporting the watercraft on a trailer, secure the tie downs to the trailer through the bow eye and stern eyes. NOTICE: Do not at- tach ropes or tie downs to any part of the watercraft other than the bow eye and stern eyes to secure the watercraft to the...

  • Page 55: First-time Operation

    First-time operation EJU32785 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 56: 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 ITEM ROUTINE PAGE Hood Check that the hood is securely closed. Seat Check that the seat is securely installed. POST-LAUNCH CHECKS Check that water is discharged from the cooling wa- Cooling water pilot outlet ter pilot outlet while the engine is running. Multifunction information Check the multifunction information center for proper center...

  • Page 58: 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- EJU40545 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 the dipstick attached to the oil tank filler cap. aged, obstructed, or not connected prop- (See page 46 for information on checking the erly. [EWJ00451] engine oil level.) 1 Negative (–) battery terminal: Black lead 2 Positive (+) battery terminal: Red lead 1 Oil tank filler cap/Dipstick 3 Breather hose Make sure that the electrolyte level is be-...

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    Pre-operation checks whole range, and that the free play is not ex- right and left fully turned positions of the jet cessive. thrust nozzle. Turn the handlebars as far as possible to the right and left to make sure that the jet thrust nozzle moves as the handlebars are turned, and that there is no difference between the Difference between fully turned positions...

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    (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) out the whole range. Also, make sure that the Make sure that the remote control transmitter operates properly. (See page 26 for Yamaha Security System setting procedures and page 32 for Low RPM Mode activation procedures.)

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    (1) VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser: If the lock mode falls off, allowing the watercraft to contin- is selected for the Yamaha Security Sys- ue to run and cause an accident. tem setting, select the unlock mode. (See...

  • Page 63

    Always carry a fire extinguisher on board. A fire extinguisher is not standard equipment with this watercraft. If you do not have one, contact a Yamaha dealer or a fire extinguisher dealer to obtain one meeting the proper spec- 1 Stern drain plug ifications.

  • Page 64: Post-launch Checks

    Pre-operation checks EJU41440 EJU32713 Hood check Multifunction information center check Push down on the rear of the hood and make Make sure that the multifunction information sure that it is securely closed. center operates properly. (See page 34 for in- formation on proper operation of the multi- function information center.) EJU40144...

  • Page 65: Operation

    Consult a EJU33005 Learning to operate your watercraft Yamaha dealer about any control or func- Before operating the watercraft, always per- tion that you do not fully understand. Fail- form the pre-operation checks listed on page ure to understand how the controls work 51.

  • Page 66: Riding Position

    To start the engine: (1) VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser: If the lock mode is selected for the Yamaha Security Sys- tem setting, select the unlock mode. (See page 26 for Yamaha Security System setting procedures.)

  • Page 67: Stopping The Engine

    Operation is attached correctly. If the engine avoid. A collision could result in severe in- shut-off cord (lanyard) is not attached jury or death. [EWJ00601] correctly, it may not pull free when the operator falls off, allowing the water- craft to continue to run and cause an accident.

  • Page 68: Turning The Watercraft

    Operation throttle lever is in the fully closed (idle) posi- EJU33254 Turning the watercraft tion. EWJ00771 WARNING Do not release the throttle lever when trying to steer away from objects—you need throttle to steer. A collision could result in severe injury or death. When operating at higher speeds, make gradual turns or slow down before turn- ing.

  • Page 69: Stopping The Watercraft

    If you are You need throttle to steer. traveling at speeds above trolling, you will This model is equipped with the Yamaha En- have rapidly decreasing ability to steer gine Management System (YEMS) that in- without throttle. You may still have some cludes an off-throttle steering (OTS) system.

  • Page 70: Operating The Watercraft In Reverse (vx Deluxe / Vx Cruiser)

    Operation soon as the throttle lever is released, but will (See page 31 for information on the reverse coast for a distance before fully stopping. If system.) you are not sure you can stop in time before hitting an obstacle, apply throttle and turn in another direction.

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    Operation run the engine in water that is less than 60 (2) Pull yourself up to a kneeling position on cm (2 ft) deep from the bottom of the wa- the boarding platform, and then move to tercraft, otherwise pebbles or sand could the seat and sit astride.

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    Operation in front of them or to the handgrip provid- their feet on the floor of the footwell, and securely hold on to the operator. The heavier the total weight of the operator and passenger(s), the more difficult it will be to balance the watercraft.

  • Page 73: Starting Off

    Operation (8) Look in all directions, start the engine, senger crawl onto the seat while main- and then start off slowly. taining their balance. To board when it is difficult to balance at a standstill: (1) Have the passenger(s) steady the water- craft, and then board as noted in the pre- vious section “Boarding alone”.

  • Page 74: Capsized Watercraft

    Operation Operate defensively at safe speeds and (2) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) keep a safe distance away from people, to your left wrist, and then attach the clip objects, and other watercraft. to the engine shut-off switch. Do not follow directly behind watercraft (3) Look in all directions, start the engine, or other boats.

  • Page 75: Beaching And Docking The Watercraft

    Operation Be sure to shut the engine off by pulling which can result in severe damage. on the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to [ECJ00541] remove the clip from the engine shut-off switch. Do not put your hands in the intake grate.

  • Page 76: Operating In Weeded Areas

    Operation (2) Release the throttle lever to reduce speed. If weeds may have clogged the intake speed about 100 m (330 ft) before you area, clean the jet intake. (See page 85 for in- reach the intended beaching area. formation on the jet intake.) (3) Slowly approach the beach and stop the EJU40241 After removing the watercraft from the...

  • Page 77: Care And Storage

    Care and storage EJU37145 (3) Connect the garden hose adapter to a Post-operation care garden hose. EWJ00330 WARNING Always place the watercraft upright in a horizontal position when storing it, other- wise fuel could leak out into the engine or engine compartment, which could create a fire hazard.

  • Page 78: Cleaning The Watercraft

    Care and storage flows out continually from the jet thrust (See page 77 for information on rust- nozzle. proofing the internal engine compo- nents.) (3) Rinse the engine and engine compart- ment with a small amount of water. NOTICE: Do not use high-pressure water when rinsing the engine or en- gine compartment as severe engine damage could result.

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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- ed with the battery tester and charger you use.

  • Page 80

    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 81: 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 Steering cable (jet thrust nozzle end) performed easily by the owner.

  • Page 82: Rustproofing

    Care and storage VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser: gine is hot. The sprayed substance or Shift cable (reverse gate end) propellants could catch fire. [EWJ00261] 1 Intake opening EJU41670 Rustproofing (4) Connect the air intake duct and securely Rustproofing the hull, deck, and engine tighten the clamp screw.

  • Page 83: 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 Garden hose adapter signed for your watercraft.

  • Page 84: 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 85: Engine Oil And Oil Filter

    Do not run the engine with too much or not enough oil in the engine, otherwise the en- gine could be damaged. It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer change the engine oil and the engine oil filter. However, if you choose to change the oil and...

  • Page 86: Specifications

    Specifications EJU34542 Ignition system: Specifications T.C.I. Watercraft capacity: Spark plug: CR9EB Maximum people on board: Spark plug gap: 3 person 0.7–0.8 mm (0.028–0.031 in) Maximum load capacity: Battery capacity: 240 kg (530 lb) 12 V, 19 Ah Dimensions: Charging system: Length: Flywheel magneto VX Sport 3220 mm (126.8 in)

  • Page 87: Trouble Recovery

    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. EJU34595 Troubleshooting chart Confirm the possible cause and remedy, and then refer to the applicable page.

  • Page 88

    Fuel Empty Refill as soon as pos- larly or stalls sible Stale or contaminat- Have serviced by — Yamaha dealer Fuel tank Water or dirt present Have serviced by — Yamaha dealer Spark plug Fouled or defective Have serviced by —...

  • Page 89

    (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) Cavitation Jet intake clogged Clean Impeller damaged or Have serviced by worn Yamaha dealer Engine over- Engine speed reduc- Clean jet intake and heat warning tion control activated cool engine Oil pressure Engine speed reduc-...

  • Page 90: Emergency Procedures

    Trouble recovery EJU34623 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 91: 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 92

    Trouble recovery (2) Loosen the cap on the electrical box and electrical system damage and possi- remove it. ble fire. [EWJ00802] 1 Electrical box 1 Spare fuse 2 Cap 2 Fuse 3 Cap (3) Replace the blown fuse with the spare fuse of the correct amperage by using the fuse puller on the reverse side of the cap.

  • Page 93: Towing The Watercraft

    Tow the watercraft at 8 km/h (5 mph) or less. trical system may be defective. If this occurs, NOTICE: Tow the watercraft at 8 km/h (5 have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft. mph) or less, otherwise water could flood EJU34715...

  • Page 94

    Index Engine unit check........53 After removing the watercraft Enjoy your watercraft responsibly .... 19 from the water........71 Equipment ..........39 Approval label of emission control certificate ..........2 Fire extinguisher check ......58 Fire extinguisher holder and cover ... 43 Battery care..........

  • Page 95

    (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) ...... 56 Water-skiing ..........17 Remote control transmitter (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) ...... 25 Yamaha Security System settings ... 26 Reverse system checks Yamaha Security System (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) ...... 55 (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) ...... 26 Reverse system (VX Deluxe / VX Cruiser) ......

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