Important manual information EJU30180 To the owner/operator NOTE: A NOTE provides key information to make Thank you for choosing a Yamaha watercraft. procedures easier or clearer. This owner’s/operator’s manual contains in- formation you will need for proper operation, EJU30220 maintenance, and care. A thorough under-...
Emission control information ..2 Yamaha Engine Management Approval label of emission control System (YEMS) ......34 certificate ........2 Yamaha Security System and Manufactured date label ....2 low-RPM mode (for VX Deluxe/ Star labels ......... 2 VX Cruiser) ........34 Important labels ......
Rough water operation ....66 Consumer information ....90 Post-operation care ...... 66 Limited warranty ......90 Transporting ......... 67 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.) ........92 Maintenance and care..... 68 Storage ......... 68 Flushing the cooling system .... 68 Lubrication ........69 Fuel system ........
Hull Identification Number (HIN), and engine serial number in the spaces provided for assistance when ordering spare parts from a Yamaha dealer. Also record and keep these ID numbers in a separate place in case your watercraft is stolen.
General and important labels EJU30350 EJU30430 Emission control information Manufactured date label This label is attached to the top of the cylinder This engine conforms to 2008 U.S. Environ- head. mental Protection Agency (EPA) and/or Cali- fornia Resources Board (CARB) regulations for marine SI engines.
General and important labels One Star - Low Emission exhaust emission standards or the Sterndrive The one-star label identifies engines that and Inboard marine engine 2003-2008 ex- meet the Air Resources Board’s Personal haust emission standards. Engines meeting Watercraft and Outboard marine engine 2001 these standards have 65% lower emissions exhaust emission standards.
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.
Safety information teristics of the watercraft before trying any EJU30760 Cruising limitations difficult maneuvers. Scan constantly for people, objects, and other watercraft. Be alert for conditions that limit your visibility or block your vision of others. Operate defensively at safe speeds and keep a safe distance away from people, ob- jects, and other watercraft.
Safety information kles, and other bones. Do not jump wakes with another boat, which could result in se- or waves. vere injury or death. Do not operate the watercraft in rough wa- ter, bad weather, or when visibility is poor; this may lead to an accident causing injury or death.
Safety information know that a helmet could help protect you in EJU30811 Operation requirements certain kinds of accidents and that it could All riders must wear a U.S. Coast Guard injure you in others. (USCG) approved personal flotation device A helmet is designed to provide some head (PFD) that is suitable for personal water- protection.
Safety information NEVER operate the watercraft after con- Always consult your doctor on whether it is suming alcohol or taking other drugs. safe for you to ride this watercraft if you are pregnant or in poor health. Do not attempt to modify this watercraft! Modifications to your watercraft may reduce safety and reliability, and render the water- craft unsafe or illegal for use.
A mirror can also be used as an emergency signal. Contact a Yamaha dealer or the U.S. Coast Guard for more information. Watch A watch is helpful so you will know how long you have been operating the watercraft.
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-...
Safety information legs, ankles, and other bones. You could any debris or weeds, which may have col- also damage the shift mechanism. lected around the jet intake. For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser: Reverse can be used to slow down or stop during slow-speed maneuvering, such as when docking.
Safety information is required by law. Let the skier direct the EJU30940 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.
Make sure that the rope is not looped EJU30960 Rules of the Road around anything. Your Yamaha watercraft is legally consid- After checking that the skier is ready and ered a powerboat. Operation of the water- that there is no traffic or other obstacles, ap- craft must be in accordance with the rules ply enough throttle to raise the skier.
Safety information Give-way vessel give-way vessels). Both you and the meeting The vessel which does not have the right-of- vessel must alter course to avoid each other. way has the duty to take positive and timely action to stay out of the way of the stand-on vessel.
Safety information provided the other vessel gives you the right- Fishing vessel right-of-way All vessels fishing with nets, lines, or trawls of-way as it should. are considered to be “fishing vessels” under the International Rules. Vessels with trolling lines are not considered fishing vessels. Fish- ing vessels have the right-of-way regardless of position.
Safety information Many bodies of water used by boaters are en- or advisory information. These markers are tirely within the boundaries of a particular white with black letters and orange borders. state. The Uniform State Waterway Marking They signify speed zones, restricted areas, System has been devised for these waters.
Power Squadron. Watercraft Education and Training The Online Boating Safety Course, available through the watercraft section of the yamaha- motor.com website, is a free, 50 question learning course available to the public. Upon successful completion of 80 percent or better,...
Safety information EJU30990 The Online Boating Safety Course: Enjoy your watercraft http://www.boatus.com/onlinecourse/ 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.
There is a seat latch at the rear of the seat to remove the seat. To remove the seat: Pull the seat latch up, and then pull the seat off. VX/VX Sport/VX Deluxe 1 Seat latch VX Cruiser NOTE: Make sure that the seat is securely installed before operating the watercraft.
ECJ00020 NOTE: CAUTION: Make sure that the hood is securely closed The Yamaha Security System and low- before operating the watercraft. RPM mode settings can only be selected using the remote control transmitter. Ob- EJU31090 Fuel tank filler cap...
EJU31150 Engine stop switch new battery or is not operating properly, Push the engine stop switch (red button) to contact a Yamaha dealer. Do not attempt stop the engine normally. to replace the battery yourself. 1 Engine stop switch 1 Transmitter holder...
1 Start switch NOTE: The engine will not start when the lock mode of the Yamaha Security System has been se- To check for proper operation of the cooling lected (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser), the clip is system, check that water is being discharged removed from the engine shut-off switch, or from the pilot outlet.
Features and functions This model is equipped with the Yamaha En- NOTE: gine Management System (YEMS) that in- If the cooling water passages are dry, it will cludes an off-throttle steering (OTS) system. take about 60 seconds for the water to It will activate at planing speeds should you reach the outlet after the engine is started.
Features and functions EWJ00030 EWJ00020 WARNING WARNING Make sure that the throttle lever is com- Do not use the handgrip to lift the water- pletely released and that the engine is at craft. The watercraft could fall, which idle before shifting into reverse. could result in severe injury.
If you lose the is in the lock mode. remote control transmitter or it does not oper- ate properly, contact a Yamaha dealer. EJU31390 Yamaha Security System (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)
While the engine is running, input from the remote control transmitter is not received. ECJ00080 CAUTION: If the remote control transmitter does not operate when its buttons are pressed, the battery may be low. Have a Yamaha dealer replace the battery.
Features and functions EJU31452 EJU31461 Multifunction information center Tachometer The engine speed (r/min) is displayed by seg- This meter contains the following functions for ments. Each segment indicates a 250 r/min help and convenience in operating the water- increment. craft. 1 Tachometer 1 Tachometer 2 Speedometer...
18.1 volts, “HI” is displayed on the voltmeter. If “HI” or “LO” is displayed, return to shore and, if necessary, have a 1 Fuel level meter Yamaha dealer check the charging system and the battery. NOTE: EJU31560...
If the ter discharge at the port (left) cooling water pi- oil level is sufficient, have a Yamaha dealer lot outlet while the engine is running. If there check the watercraft.
Yamaha deal- er. Continuing to operate at higher speeds could result in severe engine damage. If this occurs, reduce the engine speed, return to shore, and have a Yamaha dealer check the engine. EJU35001 “SECURITY” indicator light (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) The “SECURITY”...
Features and functions ridden normally when this light is on. (See EJU31711 Front storage compartment page 34 for more information.) The front storage compartment is located at the bow. To open the front storage compartment, pull the hood latch up, and then lift up the hood. 1 “SECURITY”...
Features and functions To open the glove compartment, slide the Front storage compartment: glove compartment latch toward you, and Capacity: 62.0 L (16.4 US gal) (13.6 Imp.gal) then lift up the lid. Load limit: 5.0 kg (11 lb) To close the front storage compartment, push down on the rear of the hood until it latches securely.
Features and functions Keep the remote control transmitter in the transmitter holder when operating the wa- tercraft. 1 Beverage holder 2 Transmitter holder...
Gasohol containing methanol is not recom- dry rags. Always properly dispose of mended by Yamaha because it can cause gasoline-soaked rags. fuel system damage and engine performance Avoid overfilling the fuel tank. Stop fill- problems.
Operation EJU31890 ly 50 mm (2 in) from the top of the fuel Engine oil tank as indicated in the illustration. Use a combination of the recommended SAE and API engine oil classifications shown in the chart below. ECJ00280 CAUTION: Use only 4-stroke engine oil.
Operation EJU31980 Pre-operation checks EJU31990 Pre-operation check list Before operating this watercraft, perform the checks in the following check list. See the accom- panying text in this chapter for details on how to perform the checks. EWJ00410 WARNING If any item in the pre-operation check list is not working properly, have it inspected and repaired before operating the watercraft, otherwise an accident could occur.
Operation NOTE: Pre-operation checks should be made each time the watercraft is used. These checks can be completed in a short time. It is worth the time spent to ensure safety and reliability.
Check the hull and deck for cracks and other water in the engine oil can cause serious damage. If any damage is found, have a engine damage. Yamaha dealer repair the watercraft. To check the engine oil level: EJU32390 Fuel level...
If the ambient temperature is 20 °C (68 °F) or mum level mark, the oil tank is overfilled. less, warm up the engine for an additional 5 Have a Yamaha dealer remove the ex- minutes. cessive amount of engine oil.
Operation To drain water from the bilge: could be damaged, allowing water to en- (1) Remove the stern drain plugs. ter the engine compartment. (2) Raise the bow of the watercraft until the Make sure that the stern drain plugs are water drains.
Check that there is a full fire extinguisher on with this watercraft. If you do not have one, board. contact a Yamaha dealer or a fire extin- guisher dealer to obtain one meeting the proper specifications. Fire extinguisher:...
Operation EJU32600 Also, make sure that the reverse gate goes up Steering system completely when the shift lever is pushed Check the handlebars for looseness. down. Turn the handlebars as far as possible to the right and left to make sure that operation is smooth and unrestricted throughout the whole range.
Operation EJU32650 may have collected around the jet in- Jet intake take. Carefully check the jet intake for weeds, de- bris, or anything else that might restrict the in- take of water. If the jet intake is clogged, cavitation could occur, reducing jet thrust, and possibly damaging the jet pump.
Operation EJU32670 and the watercraft is in the water. (See page Switches 31 for more information.) ECJ00410 CAUTION: Do not run the engine for more than 15 seconds when checking the switches on land without supplying water, otherwise the engine could overheat. Check the start switch, the engine stop switch, and the engine shut-off switch for proper operation.
For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser: Use the remote control transmitter to select the unlock mode. (See page 34 for Yamaha Security System and low-RPM mode selec- tion procedures.) EJU32781...
Always operate the watercraft gine shut-off switch. in an open area. (1) If the lock mode of the Yamaha Security System is selected (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser), use the remote control transmit- ter to select the unlock mode. (See page 34 for Yamaha Security System lock and unlock mode selection procedures.)
5 seconds, otherwise the battery If leaving the watercraft, select the lock will be discharged and the engine will mode of the Yamaha Security System (for not start. Also, the starter motor could VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) and remove the en- be damaged.
Operation EJU32900 Check state and local laws before operating Operating your watercraft your watercraft. EJU32951 Operate defensively at safe speeds and keep Getting to know your watercraft a safe distance away from people, objects, Operating your watercraft requires skills ac- and other watercraft.
Operation fabrics, like those used in bicycle shorts. A full vided, and keep their feet on the floor of the wetsuit can also protect against hypothermia footwell. Never allow a passenger to ride in (subnormal body temperature) and abra- front of the operator. sions.
Operation Practice reboarding in shallow water be- (2) Board the watercraft from the side or the fore riding in deep water. rear. (3) Attach the engine shut-off cord to your left wrist, and then attach the clip to the en- gine shut-off switch.
Operation EJU33140 start the engine, and then look in all direc- Boarding alone tions before starting off. (1) Swim to the rear of the watercraft and place both hands on the boarding plat- form, pull yourself up, and then grasp the handgrip with one hand.
Operation (2) Attach the engine shut-off cord to your left er allow a passenger to ride in front of the wrist, and then attach the clip to the en- operator. gine shut-off switch. (3) Have the passengers move to the rear of the watercraft.
Operation tion, and then move to the seat and sit (6) Gradually increase the speed to balance astride to balance the watercraft. the watercraft. (2) Have a passenger pull him or herself up EJU33230 onto the boarding platform into a kneeling Capsized watercraft position, then move to the seat and sit If the watercraft capsizes, turn it over immedi-...
Operation ride plate while pushing down on the gun- ECJ00550 CAUTION: wale with your right hand or foot. Do not operate the engine at full throttle for at least 1 minute after the engine has been restarted. Excessive water in the bilge can splash into the engine, which can result in severe damage.
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).
Operation put until you apply throttle again or you reach steer away from a boat or other obstacle trolling speed. that comes into your path. EJU33280 For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser: Stopping the watercraft Do not use the reverse function to slow The watercraft is not equipped with a sepa- down or stop the watercraft as it could rate braking system.
Operation during slow-speed maneuvering, such as EJU33411 Post-operation care when docking. To keep your watercraft in top shape, always Once the engine is idling, shift into reverse take it out of the water after using it and per- and gradually increase engine speed. Make form the following procedures.
It is advisable 1 Flushing hose connector cap to have the watercraft serviced by a Yamaha 2 Garden hose adapter dealer prior to storage. However, the following 3 Flushing hose connector procedures can be performed by the owner.
Maintenance and care water passages by alternately squeezing (3) Spray a rust inhibitor such as Yamaha and releasing the throttle lever for 10 to Stor-Rite Engine Fogging Oil into the in- 15 seconds. take opening for 3 seconds. (8) Stop the engine.
1.28 at 20 °C (68 °F) attention. If any gasoline spills on your skin or It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer clothing, immediately wash the affected check the specific gravity and charge the bat- area with soap and water and change tery.
(3) Spray the engine’s exterior with a rust in- cation are explained on the following pages. hibitor and lubricant such as Yamaha Sil- See a Yamaha dealer for genuine Yamaha re- icone Protectant and Lubricant. placement parts and optional accessories de- (4) Wax the hull with a non-abrasive wax signed for your watercraft.
Maintenance and care use. Consult a Yamaha dealer before at- pairs. The tools provided in the tool kit are suf- tempting any modifications. ficient for this purpose, except that a torque wrench may also be necessary to tighten nuts and bolts.
This “ ” mark indicates maintenance that you may do yourself. This “ ” mark indicates work to be done by a Yamaha dealer. Initial Thereafter every Item...
Maintenance and care Initial Thereafter every Item Operation hours hours hours hours hours Page months months months months Oil filter Replace Valve clearance Check, adjust — * This operation should be performed after every use.
Fuel tank filler cap and seal for damage. year or every 100 hours of operation. Fuel in fuel tank for water and dirt. Have a Yamaha dealer replace the oil fil- Fuel tank for damage, cracks, and leakage. ter if necessary.
EJU34310 Air filter element Have a Yamaha dealer check and clean or re- place the air filter element every 12 months or every 100 hours of operation. EJU34321 Checking the jet thrust nozzle angle Check the handlebars and jet thrust nozzle for smooth operation.
Maintenance and care If the reverse gate does not make contact with (3) Adjust the free play by turning the adjust- the stopper, have a Yamaha dealer service it. EJU36640 Checking and adjusting the throttle cable Check that the throttle cable moves back to the set position smoothly and that the throttle lever free play is within specification.
To keep moving parts sliding or rotating smoothly, coat them with water-resistant grease. Recommended water-resistant grease: 1 Spark plug gap Yamaha Marine Grease/Yamaha Grease A Spark plug gap: 0.7–0.8 mm (0.028–0.031 in) Throttle cable (handlebar end) Loosen the adjuster and disconnect the To install a spark plug: outer cable from the bracket.
Maintenance and care ble free play. (See page 77 for adjustment For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser: procedures.) Shift cable (reverse gate end) 1 Adjuster EJU34451 Checking the battery Steering cable (handlebar end) Check the level of the battery electrolyte and make sure that the negative (–) and positive (+) battery leads are tightened securely.
Maintenance and care ECJ00230 It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer CAUTION: charge the battery. If you charge the battery Be careful not to place the battery on its yourself, be sure to read and follow the in- side.
(2) Start the engine and warm it up. Use the tachometer in the multifunction informa- tion center to check the trolling speed. Trolling speed: 1650 ±50 r/min If the trolling speed is out of specification, have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft.
If you have any trouble with your watercraft, use this section to check for the possible cause. If you cannot find the cause, or if the procedure for replacement or repair is not described in this owner’s/operator’s manual, have a Yamaha dealer perform the necessary service. EJU34592...
Engine runs irregu- 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 Replace Incorrect heat range...
Trouble recovery EJU34620 contact with the rotating parts of the jet Emergency procedures pump. EJU34630 Cleaning the jet intake and impeller If weeds or debris get caught in the jet intake or impeller, cavitation can occur, causing jet thrust to decrease even though engine speed rises.
(1) Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to If debris is difficult to remove, consult a the positive (+) battery terminals of both Yamaha dealer. batteries. ECJ00670 (2) Connect one end of the negative (–) CAUTION: jumper cable to the negative (–) battery...
Trouble recovery gine. Any wrong connection could dam- (2) Replace the blown fuse with the spare age the electrical system. fuse of the correct amperage by using the fuse puller on the reverse side of the cap. (4) Start the engine, and then disconnect the jumper cables by reversing the steps above.
Tow the watercraft at 5 mph (8 km/h) or water, follow the procedure below and consult less, otherwise water could enter the en- a Yamaha dealer as soon as possible. Failure gine through the exhaust passages or to do so could result in serious engine dam-...
Repeat this step until all of the water in the cylinders has been ex- pelled. (6) Spray a rust inhibitor such as Yamaha Stor-Rite Engine Fogging Oil into each spark plug hole for 5 seconds. (7) Crank the engine for 5 seconds at wide open throttle.
Owner’s/Operator’s Manual. The owner of the watercraft shall give notice to an authorized Yamaha dealer of any and all apparent defects within ten  days of dis- covery and make the watercraft available at that time for inspection and repairs at the dealer’s place of business.
If you should move after you have purchased your new watercraft, please advise us of your new address by sending a postcard listing your Yamaha model name, engine number, dealer number [or dealer’s name] as it is shown on your warranty card, your name and new mailing address.
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.
Index Fuel level meter........36 Air filter element ........76 Fuel level warning indicator...... 37 Approval label of emission control Fuel system ..........69 certificate ..........2 Fuel system, checking......75 Fuel tank ..........75 Battery..........49, 70 Fuel tank filler cap ........29 Battery, checking........
Yamaha Security System VX Cruiser) ........... 35 (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ....34 Shift cable, checking Yamaha Security System lock and (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)....76 unlock modes (for VX Deluxe/ Shift lever and reverse gate VX Cruiser) ........... 34 (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)....
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