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2015 WaveRunner
FX SVHO
FX Cruiser SVHO
OWNER'S/OPERATOR'S MANUAL
Read this manual carefully
before operating this watercraft.
F3J-F8199-71-E0

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  • Page 1 2015 WaveRunner FX SVHO FX Cruiser SVHO OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL Read this manual carefully before operating this watercraft. F3J-F8199-71-E0...
  • Page 2 Read this manual carefully before operating this watercraft. This manual should stay with the WaveRunner if it is sold.
  • Page 3 Name of PWC Manufacturer: YAMAHA MOTOR CO., LTD. Address: 2500 Shingai, Iwata, Shizuoka 438-8501, Japan Name of Authorised Representative: YAMAHA MOTOR EUROPE N.V. Address: Koolhovenlaan 101, 1119 NC Schiphol-Rijk, The Netherlands Name of Notified Body for exhaust and noise emission assessment: SNCH...
  • Page 4 Important manual information EJU30193 EJU40411 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 formation you will need for proper operation, be exactly as described in this owner’s/oper-...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Watercraft control functions ..26 Engine oil.......... 61 Remote control transmitter ....26 Draining the bilge water ....63 Yamaha Security System ....27 Engine stop switch ......28 Draining the bilge water on land..63 Engine shut-off switch ....28 Draining the bilge water on water ..
  • Page 6 Table of contents Transporting on a trailer ....64 Rustproofing........93 Maintenance........94 First-time operation ......65 Maintenance ......... 94 Engine break-in ......65 Tool kit..........94 Removing and installing the engine Pre-operation checks ..... 66 cover ..........94 Pre-operation checklist ....66 Periodic maintenance chart .....
  • Page 7: General And Important Labels

    Craft Identification Number (CIN), and engine serial number in the spaces pro- vided for assistance when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer. Also record and keep these ID numbers in a separate place in case your watercraft is stolen.
  • Page 8: Manufactured Date Label

    General and important labels EJU42031 EJU30321 Model information Manufactured date label This label is attached to the top of the cylin- EJU30332 Builder’s plate der head. (See page 50 for seat removal and Watercraft with this label conform to certain installation procedures and page 94 for en- portions of the European Parliament directive gine cover removal and installation proce-...
  • Page 9 General and important labels TIP: The significant wave height is the mean height of the highest one-third of the waves, which approximately corresponds to the wave height estimated by an experienced observer. However, some waves will be dou- ble this height.
  • Page 10: Important Labels

    General and important labels EJU30453 Important labels Read the following labels before using this watercraft. If have any questions, consult a Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 11: Warning Labels

    General and important labels EJU35914 Warning labels If any of these labels are damaged or missing, contact a Yamaha dealer for replacements. F1B-U41B1-21 F2S-U41B1-20...
  • Page 12 General and important labels F0M-U41B2-11...
  • Page 13 General and important labels (F1S-U41E1-11) (F2S-U41E1-10) (F1S-U41E1-11) (F2S-U41E1-10)
  • Page 14 General and important labels F0V-U41DB-12 GP8-U416H-01 GJ3-U416H-01...
  • Page 15: Other Labels

    General and important labels EJU36262 Other labels F1B-U41F5-11 F1B-U41F5-21 (F1S-U41E1-11) (F2S-U41E1-10) F3J-U419B-10 F3J-U419B-30...
  • Page 16 General and important labels The following label indicates the correct direction to upright a capsized watercraft. The following CE marking is located on the back of the remote control transmitter.
  • Page 17: Safety Information

    Limitations on who may 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.
  • Page 18: Cruising Limitations

    Safety information ers to avoid you or understand where you EJU43321 Cruising limitations are going. Scan constantly for people, objects, and  Avoid areas with submerged objects or  other watercraft. Be alert for conditions shallow water. that limit your visibility or block your vision Do not release the throttle lever when trying ...
  • Page 19: Operation Requirements

    Safety information ce of hitting a submerged object, which EJU43130 Operation requirements could result in injury. All riders must wear a personal flotation de-  vice (PFD) that is approved by the appro- priate authorities and is suitable for personal watercraft use. Wear protective clothing.
  • Page 20 Safety information in certain kinds of accidents and that it in front of them or to the handgrip provid- could injure you in others. A helmet is designed to provide some head The operator and passengers should al-  protection. Although helmets cannot pro- ways keep their feet on the floor of the foot- tect against all foreseeable impacts, a hel- well when the watercraft is in motion.
  • Page 21: Recommended Equipment

    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 22: 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 muffler or engine dur- includes an off-throttle steering (OTS) sys- ...
  • Page 23 Safety information direction, although some movement may Stop the engine and remove the clip from  occur. the engine shut-off switch before removing any debris or weeds, which may have col- lected around the jet intake. 1 “N” (Neutral position) To avoid rear-end collisions while operat- ...
  • Page 24: Wakeboarding And Water-Skiing

    Safety information Normal swimwear does not adequately EJU30956 Wakeboarding and water- protect against forceful water entry into the skiing rectum or vagina. The person being pulled You can use the watercraft for wakeboarding should wear a wetsuit bottom or clothing or water-skiing if it has the seating capacity to that provides equivalent protection.
  • Page 25: Safe Boating Rules

    EJU30971 Safe boating rules and weather conditions. Your Yamaha watercraft is legally considered When preparing to pull a wakeboarder or  a powerboat. Operation of the watercraft water-skier, operate the watercraft at the...
  • Page 26: Enjoy Your Watercraft Responsibly

    Safety information When you ride responsibly, with respect and EJU30992 Enjoy your watercraft courtesy for others, you help ensure that our responsibly waterways stay open for the enjoyment of a You share the areas you enjoy when riding variety of recreational opportunities. your watercraft with others and with nature.
  • Page 27: 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 28: Location Of Main Components

    Description EJU31012 Location of main components Exterior 1 Fuel filler cap (page 59) 2 Hood 3 Handlebar 4 Rear seat (page 50) 5 Front seat (page 50) 6 Footwell 7 Bow eye (page 52) 8 Hull 9 Cooling water pilot outlet (page 31) 10 Pull-up cleat (FX Cruiser SVHO) (page 53) 11 Gunwale...
  • Page 29 Description 1 Boarding platform 13 Intake grate 2 Reboarding grip (page 51) 14 Flushing hose connector 3 Stern storage compartment (page 55) 4 Cleat (page 52) 5 Handgrip (page 51) 6 Reboarding step (page 51) 7 Stern drain plug (page 63) 8 Reverse gate (page 32) 9 Jet thrust nozzle 10 Ride plate...
  • Page 30 Description 13 14 15 9 10 19 20 21 1 Built-in watertight storage compartment 22 “NO-WAKE MODE” switch (page 37) (page 56) 23 “SET” switch (page 38) 2 Start switch (page 28) 24 Built-in beverage holder (page 56) 3 Engine shut-off switch (page 28) 4 Clip (page 28) 5 Remote control transmitter (page 26) 6 RiDE lever (page 32)
  • Page 31 Description Engine compartment 1 Engine cover 2 Air filter case 3 Water separator (page 31) 4 Fuel tank 5 Battery (page 69) 6 Electrical box 7 Spark plug/Spark plug cap/Ignition coil 8 Removable watertight storage compart- ment (page 56) 9 Engine oil filler cap (page 61) 10 Dipstick (page 61)
  • Page 32: Control Function Operation

    Watercraft control functions lost. EJU42551 Remote control transmitter The Yamaha Security System and Low RPM Mode settings can be selected by operating the remote control transmitter. (See page 27 for Yamaha Security System setting proce- dures and page 36 for Low RPM Mode acti- vation procedures.)
  • Page 33: Yamaha Security System

    The Yamaha Security System settings can only be selected while the engine is stopped. EJU36776 Yamaha Security System settings The Yamaha Security System settings will be confirmed by the number of beeps when the 1 Lock button remote control transmitter is operated, and 2 “UNLOCK”...
  • Page 34: Engine Stop Switch

    Control function operation vent accidental starting or unauthorized op- EJU31153 Engine stop switch “ ” eration by children or others. The engine stop switch (red button) stops the engine when the switch is pushed. EJU42323 Start switch “ ” 1 Engine stop switch ECJ01311 NOTICE EJU31164...
  • Page 35: Throttle Lever

    1 Start switch The engine will not start under any of the fol- lowing conditions: Lock mode of the Yamaha Security System  has been selected. (See page 27 for Yamaha Security System setting proce- 1 RiDE lever dures.)
  • Page 36: Adjustable Tilt Steering System

    This model is equipped with the Yamaha En- gine Management System (YEMS) that in- cludes an off-throttle steering (OTS) system.
  • Page 37: Cooling Water Pilot Outlets

    Control function operation (2) Make sure that the tilt lever returns to its TIP: original position and that the handlebars It will take about 60 seconds for the water  are securely locked in place. to reach the outlets after the engine is start- Water discharge may not be constant ...
  • Page 38: Watercraft Operation

    Watercraft operation reverse, and the “R” (reverse) shift indi- EJU40013 Watercraft operation functions cator will be displayed. EJU43153 Shift system EWJ01773 WARNING Make sure that there are no obstacles or  people behind you before shifting into reverse. Do not touch the reverse gate while the ...
  • Page 39 Watercraft operation and the “N” (neutral) shift indicator will be dis- To shift into forward: played. (1) Release the RiDE lever. (2) Squeeze the throttle lever. The reverse gate will rise completely, the engine speed will increase, the watercraft will start moving forward, and the “F”...
  • Page 40: Electric Trim System

    Watercraft operation can be operated only when the engine is run- TIP: ning. If the RiDE lever is squeezed while the throttle There are 5 positions: neutral, 2 bow-down lever is squeezed, the watercraft will slow positions (a) and (b), and 2 bow-up positions down, and once stopped, move in reverse.
  • Page 41 Watercraft operation Vertical movement of the bow will be reduced (2) Push the electric trim up switch or elec- and the watercraft will get up on plane more tric trim down switch to select the de- quickly when accelerating. sired trim angle. Bow-up positions (c) and (d) The bow will go up, causing the trim angle to increase.
  • Page 42: Watercraft Operation Modes

    The Low RPM Mode can only be activated The “L-MODE” indicator light will come on when the engine is stopped in the unlock when the engine is started. mode of the Yamaha Security System. L-Mode Activating and deactivating the Low RPM Mode...
  • Page 43: No-Wake Mode

    Watercraft operation To deactivate the Low RPM Mode: TIP: Push the “L-Mode” (unlock) button on the re- The beeps and the blinking digital speedom- mote control transmitter for more than 4 sec- eter display also indicate the activation of the onds.
  • Page 44: Cruise Assist

    Watercraft operation To deactivate the no-wake mode: TIP: Perform one of the following operations. The The beeps and the blinking digital speedom- beeper sounds two times quickly and the di- eter display also indicate the activation of the gital speedometer display stops blinking no-wake mode.
  • Page 45 Watercraft operation and the engine will respond normally to the sound one time quickly and the set engine throttle operation. speed will change. However, the adjustment is limited to a maximum of five increments above or below the initial cruise assist set- ting.
  • Page 46: Instrument Operation

    3 Multifunction display be used as either a speedometer or a ta- chometer. TIP: The analog tachometer is selected at the Yamaha factory. 1 “SPEED/RPM” button 2 “VOLT/HOUR” button 3 “START/STOP” button 4 “MODE/RESET” button Multifunction information center initial op-...
  • Page 47: Information Display

    Instrument operation To switch to the tachometer from the speed- switching the digital speedometer display ometer: units.) Push the “SPEED/RPM” button for at least 1 second after the multifunction information center is activated. When the meter switches to the analog tachometer function, the “RPM”...
  • Page 48 Instrument operation ters to miles only, the “SPEED” indicator light TIP: blinks three times. Miles are selected as the display units at the Yamaha factory. 1 “VOLT/HOUR” button 2 “SPEED” indicator light 1 Digital speedometer TIP: Digital speedometer display (mph) The “SPEED”...
  • Page 49 Instrument operation Voltmeter TIP: The voltmeter shows the battery voltage. The hour meter is selected at the Yamaha When the battery voltage is normal, the volt- factory. meter displays approximately 12 volts. If the battery voltage has dropped significant- ly, “LO” is displayed on the voltmeter. If the battery voltage has risen significantly, “HI”...
  • Page 50 (See page 61 for information on checking the engine oil level.) If the oil level is sufficient, have a Yamaha dealer check the watercraft. TIP: Push any of the operation buttons for the multifunction information center to stop the buzzer.
  • Page 51: Multifunction Display

    If there is no discharge of water, stop the en- shore, and have a Yamaha dealer check the gine, and then check the jet intake for clog- engine.
  • Page 52 Instrument operation as the shift position and jet thrust nozzle trim (reverse). (See page 32 for shifting proce- angle. dures.) 1 Shift indicator 1 “F” (Forward position) 2 Watercraft information 3 Trim indicator The display units of the multifunction display are selected according to the display units of the digital speedometer.
  • Page 53 Instrument operation is decreased. When the neutral position of TIP: the jet thrust nozzle is selected, the middle The accuracy of the compass varies depend- display segment will be shown. (See page 34 ing on the operating conditions. Use this for trim angle selection procedures.) function as a reference only.
  • Page 54 Instrument operation Tripmeter TIP: This display shows the distance traveled in The actual fuel consumption varies greatly kilometers “KM” or miles “MILES” since the depending on the operating conditions. Use measurement was started. this function as a reference only. Fuel consumption per hour Water temperature (FX Cruiser SVHO) This display shows the current fuel consump- This display shows the ambient water tem-...
  • Page 55 Instrument operation Average speed/Tripmeter modes stopped. The beeper sounds twice and the Average speed and distance traveled are re- measurements are reset. corded once the “START/STOP” button is pushed to start the measurements, regard- less of the current display. TIP: The measurements are performed only while the engine is running.
  • Page 56: Equipment Operation

    Equipment operation To install the rear seat: EJU40334 Equipment (1) Insert the projections on the front of the EJU42203 seat into the stays on the deck. Seats The front and rear seats are removable. Remove the seats to access the engine com- partment and removable watertight storage compartment.
  • Page 57: Handgrip

    Equipment operation (3) Pull the seat rearward and remove it. EJU31364 Handgrip The handgrip is used when boarding the wa- tercraft from the water and when the spotter is facing rearward. WARNING! Do not use the handgrip to lift the watercraft. The handgrip is not designed to support the watercraft’s weight.
  • Page 58: Bow Eye

    Equipment operation when released. WARNING! Do not use the towing it in an emergency. (See page 107 for reboarding step to lift the watercraft. The information on towing the watercraft.) reboarding step is not designed to support the watercraft’s weight. If the reboarding step breaks, the watercraft could fall, which could result in severe injury.
  • Page 59: Pull-Up Cleats (Fx Cruiser Svho)

    Equipment operation could fall, which could result in severe in- objects that must be kept dry, put them in a jury. waterproof bag. [EWJ01511] Make sure that the storage compartments are closed securely before operating the wa- tercraft. EJU42211 Bow storage compartment The bow storage compartment is located un- der the hood.
  • Page 60 Equipment operation To close the bow storage compartment: To open the glove compartment: Push the rear of the hood down to securely Turn the glove compartment knob 90° to the lock it in place. left or right, and then lift up the lid. 1 Glove compartment knob To drain water from the bow storage com- partment:...
  • Page 61 Equipment operation To close the glove compartment: EJU42193 Stern storage compartment Lower the lid, and then turn the glove com- The stern storage compartment is located in partment knob to securely lock the lid in pla- front of the boarding platform. To open the stern storage compartment: (1) Pull the rear of the stern storage com- partment latch on both sides of the stern...
  • Page 62 Equipment operation (2) Hook the front of the latch on both sides Removable beverage holder The removable beverage holder is located in of the lid onto the hull, and then push the the glove compartment. (See page 54 for in- rear of the latch inward to securely lock it formation on the glove compartment.) in place.
  • Page 63 Equipment operation To open the built-in watertight storage com- To open the removable watertight storage partment: compartment: Loosen the cap and remove it. (1) Remove the rear seat. (See page 50 for seat removal and installation proce- dures.) (2) Loosen the cap and remove it. 1 Cap 1 Cap 1 Built-in watertight storage compartment...
  • Page 64: Fire Extinguisher Holder And Cover

    Equipment operation hood is securely closed before using the EJU42391 Fire extinguisher holder and cover watercraft. The fire extinguisher holder and cover are lo- cated in the bow storage compartment. To use the fire extinguisher holder and cover: (1) Pull the hood latch rearward, and then lift up the rear of the hood.
  • Page 65: Operation And Handling Requirements

    Your Yamaha engine has been designed to use premium unleaded gasoline with a pump octane number [(R+M)/2] of 91 or higher, or a research octane number of 95 or higher. If...
  • Page 66 Operation and handling requirements (4) Pull the hood latch rearward, and then lift of the fuel tank. Do not overfill the fuel up the rear of the hood. tank. Because fuel expands when it heats up, heat from the engine or the sun can cause fuel to spill out of the fuel tank.
  • Page 67: Engine Oil Requirements

    Operation and handling requirements fuel filler cap and the hood are securely EJU40291 Engine oil requirements closed before using the watercraft. EJU41513 Engine oil ECJ00282 NOTICE Use only 4-stroke engine oil. Usage of 2- stroke engine oil could result in severe en- gine damage.
  • Page 68 1 Maximum level mark positions. 2 Minimum level mark (5) If the engine oil level is significantly above the maximum level mark, consult a Yamaha dealer. If the engine oil level is below the minimum level mark, add en- gine oil.
  • Page 69: Draining The Bilge Water

    Operation and handling requirements maining moisture in the engine compart- EJU40022 Draining the bilge water ment with a dry cloth. ECJ01302 (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 com- clean the drain plug threads and the...
  • Page 70: Transporting On A Trailer

    Operation and handling requirements engine, which can result in severe dam- EJU42432 Transporting on a trailer age. [ECJ00554] 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 71: First-Time Operation

    First-time operation EJU42690 Engine break-in ECJ00432 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 72: 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. EJU41234 Pre-operation checklist Before using this watercraft, be sure to perform the checks in the following checklist.
  • Page 73 Pre-operation checks ITEM ROUTINE PAGE Jet thrust nozzle and re- Check the jet thrust nozzle and reverse gate for verse gate damage. Check the stern drain plugs for damage and foreign Stern drain plugs material and check that they are securely installed. Hood Check that the hood is securely closed.
  • Page 74: Pre-Operation Check Points

    Pre-operation checks Make sure that there is no damage inside the EJU32282 Pre-operation check points engine compartment. EJU42382 Pre-launch checks Perform the pre-launch checks in the pre-op- eration checklist while the watercraft is on land. To perform the pre-launch checks: (1) Remove the seats and removable water- tight storage compartment.
  • Page 75 Pre-operation checks water separator, drain it. (See page 31 for in- the dipstick. (See page 61 for information on formation on draining the water separator.) checking the engine oil level.) 1 Water separator 1 Dipstick EJU40182 Engine unit check Check the exterior of the engine unit for dam- age or other problem.
  • Page 76 Pre-operation checks aged, obstructed, or not connected prop- whole range, and that the free play is not ex- erly. cessive. [EWJ00452] 1 Breather hose Turn the handlebars as far as possible to the 2 Negative (–) battery terminal: Black lead right and left to make sure that the jet thrust 3 Positive (+) battery terminal: Red lead nozzle moves as the handlebars are turned,...
  • Page 77 Pre-operation checks right and left fully turned positions of the jet locked in place. (See page 30 for adjustable thrust nozzle. tilt steering system operation procedures.) EJU43212 RiDE lever checks Operate the RiDE lever several times to make sure that operation is smooth throughout the whole range.
  • Page 78 (See pages 28 to 28 for in- formation on operating each switch.) EJU40113 Remote control transmitter check Make sure that the remote control transmitter operates properly. (See page 27 for Yamaha Security System setting procedures and page 36 for Low RPM Mode activation pro- cedures.) EJU32664...
  • Page 79 Always carry a fire extinguisher on board. A [ECJ00363] fire extinguisher is not standard equipment with this watercraft. If you do not have one, contact a Yamaha dealer or a fire extinguish- er dealer to obtain one meeting the proper specifications.
  • Page 80: Post-Launch Checks

    Pre-operation checks Securely install the stern drain plugs by tight- To perform the post-launch checks: ening them until they stop. (1) Launch the watercraft. (See page 78 for information on launching the watercraft.) (2) Perform the checks and make sure that there are no malfunctioning items or oth- er problems.
  • Page 81 Pre-operation checks formation on proper operation of the multi- safe distance away from people, objects, function information center.) and other watercraft. [EWJ01860] 1 “F” (Forward position) EJU43391 Shift system check 1 “N” (Neutral position) Operate the throttle lever and RiDE lever, and check that the watercraft moves or does not move according to the displayed shift indica- tor.
  • Page 82 Pre-operation checks angle of the jet thrust nozzle. (See page 34 for electric trim system operation procedures.) 1 Trim indicator EJU40172 Engine idling speed check Start the engine and warm it up. Use the ta- chometer in the multifunction information center to make sure that the engine idling speed is not significantly above or below the specified range.
  • Page 83: Operation

    Consult a EJU33006 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 66.
  • Page 84: Riding Position

    To start the engine: (1) If the lock mode is selected for the Yamaha Security System setting, select the unlock mode. (See page 27 for Yamaha Security System setting proce- dures.)
  • Page 85: Stopping The Engine

    Operation is attached correctly. If the engine to avoid. A collision could result in severe shut-off cord (lanyard) is not attached injury or death. [EWJ00602] correctly, it may not pull free when the operator falls off, allowing the water- craft to continue to run and cause an accident.
  • Page 86: Turning The Watercraft

    Operation tion. (See page 32 for shift system operation Steering control depends on the combination procedures.) of handlebar position and the amount of throttle. Water sucked in through the intake grate is pressurized by the impeller in the jet pump. As the pressurized water is expelled from the pump through the jet thrust nozzle, it creates thrust to move and steer the watercraft.
  • Page 87: Stopping The Watercraft

    1 Reverse gate This model is equipped with the Yamaha En- gine Management System (YEMS) that in- cludes an off-throttle steering (OTS) system. It will activate at planing speeds should you attempt to steer the watercraft after releasing the throttle lever (see condition C above).
  • Page 88: Operating The Watercraft In Reverse Or Neutral

    Operation proximately 125 m (410 ft) after the throttle le- EJU43441 Operating the watercraft in reverse or ver is released or the engine is stopped, neutral although this distance will vary depending on Operating in reverse many factors, including gross weight, water When the RiDE lever is squeezed, the “R”...
  • Page 89: Boarding The Watercraft

    Operation NOTICE: Never run the engine in water (See page 32 for shift system operation pro- cedures.) that is less than 60 cm (2 ft) deep from the bottom of the watercraft, otherwise peb- bles or sand could be sucked into the jet intake, causing impeller damage and en- gine overheating.
  • Page 90 Operation (2) Put one foot on the step, and then grasp (6) Look in all directions, start the engine, the reboarding grip with your other hand. and then start off slowly. EJU43260 Boarding with passenger(s) EWJ01800 WARNING Severe internal injuries can occur if wa- ...
  • Page 91: Starting Off

    Operation (3) Have the first passenger move to the rear (6) Make sure that the passenger(s) have of the watercraft. their feet on the floor of the footwell and are securely holding on to the person in front of them or to the handgrip provided. (4) Have the first passenger board using the same procedure as the operator, place their feet on the floor of the footwell, and...
  • Page 92: Capsized Watercraft

    Operation throttle lever when trying to steer away place both feet on the floor of the foot- from objects—you need throttle to well. steer. ECJ01341 NOTICE Never run the engine in water that is less than 60 cm (2 ft) deep from the bottom of the watercraft, otherwise pebbles or sand could be sucked into the jet intake, caus- ing impeller damage and engine overheat-...
  • Page 93: Beaching And Docking The Watercraft

    Operation otherwise water can enter the engine, (2) Release the throttle lever to reduce which can result in severe damage. speed about 125 m (410 ft) before you reach the intended beaching area. [ECJ00542] (3) Slowly approach the beach using the throttle lever and RiDE lever to control the watercraft speed.
  • Page 94 Operation After operating and removing the watercraft from the water, promptly discharge the re- maining water from the cooling water pas- sages. To discharge water from the cooling water passages: (1) Make sure that the area around the wa- tercraft is clear, and then start the en- gine.
  • Page 95: Care And Storage

    Care and storage (4) Connect the garden hose adapter to a EJU37146 Post-operation care garden hose. EWJ00331 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 96: Cleaning The Watercraft

    Care and storage ter flows out continually from the jet (2) Rinse the engine and engine compart- thrust nozzle. 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.
  • Page 97 2 Minimum level mark If distilled water was added, check the bat- tery 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 pro- vided with the battery tester and charger you 1 Negative (–) battery terminal: Black lead...
  • Page 98 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.
  • Page 99: 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 performed easily by the owner.
  • Page 100: Maintenance

    1 Tool bag See a Yamaha dealer for genuine Yamaha re- 2 Screwdriver 3 Garden hose adapter placement parts and optional accessories 4 10/12 mm box wrench designed for your watercraft.
  • Page 101 Maintenance (3) Lift up the engine cover to remove it. 1 Engine cover To install the engine cover: (1) Place the engine cover in its original po- sition, and then push it down. (2) Install the engine cover screws, and then tighten them to the specified torque.
  • Page 102: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    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 questions, consult a Yamaha dealer. This “√” mark indicates items to be checked and serviced by a Yamaha dealer. Initial Thereafter every...
  • Page 103 Maintenance Initial Thereafter every 50 hours hours or hours or Item Operation Page or 12 10 hours months months months Check for exhaust leak- √ Exhaust system age, and check hoses and — clamps Check breather hose and √ Breather hose —...
  • Page 104: 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 105: Specifications

    Specifications Ignition system: EJU34543 Specifications T.C.I. Watercraft capacity: Spark plug: LFR7A Maximum people on board: Spark plug gap: 3 person 0.8–0.9 mm (0.031–0.035 in) Maximum load capacity: Battery capacity: 240 kg (530 lb) 12 V, 19 Ah Dimensions: Charging system: Length: Flywheel magneto 3560 mm (140.2 in)
  • Page 106: Trouble Recovery

    Troubleshooting If you have any trouble with your watercraft, use the troubleshooting chart to check for the possible cause. If you cannot find the cause, consult a Yamaha dealer. EJU42783 Troubleshooting chart Confirm the possible cause and remedy, and then refer to the applicable page.
  • Page 107 Fuel Fuel tank empty Refill as soon as pos- larly or stalls sible Stale or contaminat- Have serviced by — Yamaha dealer Incorrect octane Use correct fuel number Fuel tank Water or dirt present Have serviced by — Yamaha dealer...
  • Page 108 Mode mode 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- Add oil...
  • Page 109: Emergency Procedures

    Trouble recovery ways stop the engine before beaching the EJU34625 Emergency procedures watercraft. EJU34635 Cleaning the jet intake and impeller EWJ00783 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 110: Raising The Reverse Gate

    After raising the reverse gate so that the wa- 1 Reverse gate tercraft can move forward, immediately re- 2 Forward position turn to shore and have a Yamaha dealer TIP: service the watercraft. While the shift rod is disconnected, the re- ...
  • Page 111: Replacing The Fuses

    Trouble recovery (1) Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to EJU43481 Replacing the fuses the positive (+) battery terminals of both If a fuse is blown, replace it with the proper batteries. fuse. (2) Connect one end of the negative (–) jumper cable to the negative (–) battery terminal of the booster battery.
  • Page 112 Trouble recovery (2) Remove the electrical box cover. Install the spare fuse, and then tighten the screws. 1 Electrical box cover 1 Electronic throttle valve fuse (3) While pushing both sides of the fuse box 2 Fuel pump fuse cover inward, pull the cover toward the 3 Main relay drive fuse bow and remove it.
  • Page 113: Towing The Watercraft

    If the fuse immediately blows again, the elec- compartment or water could flow trical system may be defective. If this occurs, back into the engine, causing severe have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft. engine damage. [ECJ01331] EJU34716 Towing the watercraft Tow the watercraft at 8 km/h (5 mph) or less.
  • Page 114 (See page 63 for informa- tion on draining the bilge water.) (3) 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 result.
  • Page 115: Index

    Index Engine oil level check....... 69 Adjustable tilt steering system ....30 Engine oil requirements ......61 Adjustable tilt steering system checks ..71 Engine overheat warning......44 After removing the watercraft from the Engine serial number ......... 1 water............. 87 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) check ..
  • Page 116 Index Labels, warning.......... 5 Riding position ......... 78 Launching the watercraft ......78 Rustproofing ..........93 Learning to operate your watercraft ..77 Leaving the watercraft ......79 Safe boating rules ........19 Limitations on who may operate the Safety equipment check ......73 watercraft..........
  • Page 117 Index Yamaha Security System......27 Yamaha Security System settings ... 27...
  • Page 118 Printed in U.S.A. July 2014–0.3 × 1 CR...

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