Yamaha FX SHO Owner's Manual

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2009 WaveRunner
FX Cruiser SHO
U.S.A. Edition
Read this manual carefully
before operating this watercraft.


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  • Page 1 2009 WaveRunner FX SHO FX Cruiser SHO OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL U.S.A. Edition LIT-18626-08-16 Read this manual carefully before operating this watercraft. F1W-F8199-11...
  • Page 2 Read this manual carefully before operating this watercraft. This manual should stay with the WaveRunner if it is sold.
  • Page 3 Important manual information EJU30181 EJU30221 To the owner/operator Thank you for choosing a Yamaha watercraft. WaveRunner FX SHO/FX Cruiser SHO This owner’s/operator’s manual contains in- OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL formation you will need for proper operation, ©2008 by Yamaha Motor Corporation, maintenance, and care. A thorough under- U.S.A.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Important labels ......5 Yamaha Engine Management Warning labels ........6 System (YEMS) ......39 Other labels ........8 Yamaha Security System ....39 No-wake mode ........ 41 Safety information......10 Cruise assist ........42 Limitations on who may operate Multifunction information center ..
  • Page 5 Docking the watercraft ..... 80 Consumer information ....105 Reverse on waterways ....80 Limited warranty ......105 Operating in weeded areas ..... 81 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE Post-operation care ...... 81 (Y.E.S.) ........107 Transporting ......... 82 Maintenance and care..... 83 Storage .........
  • 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

    General and important labels EJU30350 EJU30400 Emission control information Approval label of emission control certificate This engine conforms to 2009 U.S. Environ- This label is attached to the top of the cylinder mental Protection Agency (EPA) and/or Cali- head and to the inside of the engine compart- fornia Resources Board...
  • Page 8: Manufactured Date Label

    General and important labels EJU30430 One Star - Low Emission Manufactured date label The one-star label identifies engines that This label is attached to the top of the cylinder meet the Air Resources Board’s Personal head. Watercraft and Outboard marine engine 2001 exhaust emission standards.
  • Page 9 General and important labels exhaust emission standards or the Sterndrive and Inboard marine engine 2003-2008 ex- haust emission standards. Engines meeting these standards have 65% lower emissions than One Star-Low Emission engines. Four Stars - Super Ultra Low Emission The four-star label identifies engines that meet the Air Resources Board’s Sterndrive and Inboard marine engine 2009 exhaust emission standards.
  • Page 10: Important Labels

    General and important labels EJU30451 Important labels Read the following labels before operating this watercraft. If you need any additional informa- tion, contact a Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 11: Warning Labels

    General and important labels EJU35911 Warning labels If any of these labels are damaged or missing, contact a Yamaha dealer for replacements.
  • Page 12 General and important labels...
  • Page 13: Other Labels

    General and important labels EJU35923 Other labels...
  • Page 14 General and important labels The following label indicates the correct direction to upright a capsized watercraft.
  • 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 teristics of the watercraft before trying any EJU30761 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.
  • Page 17 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.
  • Page 18: Operation Requirements

    Safety information know that a helmet could help protect you in EJU30812 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.
  • Page 19 Safety information The operator and passengers should al- tercraft to avoid accidental starting or unau- ways keep their feet on the floor of the foot- thorized use by children or others. well when the watercraft is in motion. Lifting your feet increases the chances of losing your balance, or hitting objects outside the watercraft with your feet.
  • Page 20: Recommended Equipment

    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.
  • Page 21: 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- ing or immediately after engine operation;...
  • Page 22 Safety information Reverse can be used to slow down or stop any debris or weeds, which may have col- during slow-speed maneuvering, such as lected around the jet intake. when docking. Once the engine is idling, shift into reverse and gradually increase en- gine speed.
  • Page 23: Water-Skiing

    Safety information is required by law. Let the skier direct the EJU30941 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 24 1 Handgrip tential hazard. Be alert to the hazard of the ski rope handle FX SHO snapping back at the watercraft when the skier falls or is unable to get up on the skis. Towing heavy or bulky objects other than...
  • Page 25: Rules Of The Road

    EJU30961 Rules of the Road The vessel which does not have the right-of- Your Yamaha watercraft is legally consid- way has the duty to take positive and timely ered a powerboat. Operation of the water- action to stay out of the way of the stand-on craft must be in accordance with the rules vessel.
  • Page 26 Safety information give-way vessels). Both you and the meeting provided the other vessel gives you the right- vessel must alter course to avoid each other. of-way as it should. Meeting Overtaking If you are meeting another power-driven ves- If you are passing another vessel, you are the sel head on, and are close enough to run the give-way vessel.
  • Page 27 Safety information Fishing vessel right-of-way Many bodies of water used by boaters are en- All vessels fishing with nets, lines, or trawls tirely within the boundaries of a particular are considered to be “fishing vessels” under state. The Uniform State Waterway Marking the International Rules.
  • Page 28 Safety information They signify speed zones, restricted areas, danger areas, and general information. Remember, markings may vary by geograph- ic location. Always consult local boating au- thorities before riding your watercraft in unfamiliar waters.
  • Page 29: To Get More Boating Safety Information

    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,...
  • Page 30: 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 31: Features And Functions

    Features and functions EJU31010 Location of main components Front view 1 Handlebars 9 Bow eye 2 Rear seat 10 Hood 3 Front seat 11 Fuel tank filler cap 4 Footwell 5 Sponsons 6 Gunwale 7 Pull-up cleat (for FX Cruiser SHO) 8 Cooling water pilot outlet...
  • Page 32 Features and functions Rear view 1 Intake grate 2 Speed sensor 3 Stern eyes 4 Stern drain plugs 5 Reverse gate 6 Ride plate 7 Jet thrust nozzle 8 Reboarding step 9 Boarding platform 10 Electric bilge pilot outlet 11 Cleat 12 Handgrip...
  • Page 33 Features and functions Control system 1 Remote control transmitter 17 Up switch (for cruise assist) 2 Watertight compartment 18 Down switch (for cruise assist) 3 Start switch 19 “SET” switch (for cruise assist) 4 Engine shut-off switch 20 “NO-WAKE MODE” switch 5 Clip 6 Engine stop switch 7 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)
  • Page 34 Features and functions Engine compartment 1 Engine cover 2 Air filter case 3 Water separator 4 Fuel tank 5 Battery 6 Flushing hose connector 7 Electrical box 8 Engine oil filler cap 9 Spark plug cap 10 Dipstick...
  • Page 35: Operation Of Controls And Other Functions

    Features and functions EJU31021 sure that the seat is securely installed before Operation of controls and other operating the watercraft. functions EJU31041 Seats To remove the rear seat: Pull the rear seat latch up, and then pull the seat off. 1 Seat latch To install the rear seat: Insert the projections on the front of the seat...
  • Page 36: Hood

    Make sure that the fuel tank filler cap and the hood are securely closed be- fore operating the watercraft. EJU34844 Remote control transmitter The Yamaha Security System and low-RPM 1 Visor mode settings are selected using the remote control transmitter. (See “Yamaha Security...
  • Page 37 Other- wise, the transmitter may not operate properly. If the transmitter needs a new The Yamaha Security System and low-RPM battery, contact a Yamaha dealer. mode settings can only be selected using the remote control transmitter.
  • Page 38: Engine Stop Switch

    Features and functions EJU31150 is not running to prevent unauthorized use by Engine stop switch children or others. Push the engine stop switch (red button) to stop the engine normally. 1 Clip 2 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) 1 Engine stop switch 3 Engine shut-off switch EJU31161 Engine shut-off switch...
  • Page 39: Right Handlebar Switches

    Features and functions Lock mode of the Yamaha Security System EJU31210 Throttle lever has been selected. (See page 40 for Squeeze the throttle lever to increase engine Yamaha Security System lock and unlock speed. mode selection procedures.) Clip is removed from the engine shut-off switch.
  • Page 40: Steering System

    Since the strength of the jet thrust determines the speed and degree of a turn, throttle must always be applied when attempting a turn, ex- cept at trolling speed. This model is equipped with the Yamaha En- gine Management System (YEMS) that in-...
  • Page 41: Shift Lever

    Features and functions To adjust the tilt, pull the tilt lever up, and then EJU31312 Quick Shift Trim System (QSTS) move the handlebars up or down to the de- selector sired position. The QSTS selector is located at the left han- dlebar grip and is used to adjust the trim angle of the watercraft.
  • Page 42 Features and functions There are 5 positions: 2 bow-down positions To enhance particular types of performance, (a) and (b), neutral “N”, and 2 bow-up posi- select bow down or bow up. tions (c) and (d). EJU31330 Bow down To change the trim angle: Turn the QSTS selector to (a) or (b) and the (1) Reduce engine speed to less than 3000 bow will go down while the watercraft is on...
  • Page 43: Handgrip

    If the handgrip breaks, the boarding step for any other purpose. The watercraft could fall, which could result in watercraft can be damaged. severe injury. [EWJ00021] FX SHO 1 Handgrip 1 Reboarding step FX Cruiser SHO EJU34870 Bow eye The bow eye is located at the bow of the wa- tercraft.
  • Page 44: Stern Eyes

    (OTS) system. EJU31381 Yamaha Security System The Yamaha Security System functions to help prevent unauthorized use or theft of the watercraft. The engine cannot be started if the security system is in the lock mode. The en- gine can only be started in the unlock mode.
  • Page 45 1 Remote control transmitter 1 Lock button EJU36771 Yamaha Security System settings 2 Unlock button The Yamaha Security System settings are se- lected by pressing the lock or unlock button on the remote control transmitter briefly. 1 “UNLOCK” indicator light TIP: The lock and unlock modes of this system can only be selected while the engine is stopped.
  • Page 46: No-Wake Mode

    There are two operation modes in the unlock Activation of the no-wake mode will be con- mode of the Yamaha Security System: the firmed by the beeper and the digital speedom- normal mode and the low-RPM mode. The eter display.
  • Page 47: Cruise Assist

    Features and functions To activate the no-wake mode: TIP: TIP: The digital speedometer display flashes con- The no-wake mode cannot be activated im- tinually while the no-wake mode is activated. mediately after starting the engine. After start- ing the engine, wait for 5 seconds or more before activating the mode.
  • Page 48 Features and functions Activating and deactivating the cruise as- TIP: sist The digital speedometer display flashes con- Activation of the cruise assist will be con- tinually while the cruise assist is activated. firmed by the beeper and the digital speedom- Make sure that the beeper has sounded and eter display.
  • Page 49: Multifunction Information Center

    Features and functions and the engine will respond normally to the engine speed will change. However, the ad- throttle. justment is limited to a maximum of five incre- ments above or below the initial cruise assist setting. To deactivate the cruise assist: Relax your grip on the throttle lever.
  • Page 50 Features and functions ponents for help and convenience in operat- EJU34930 Analog speedometer/tachometer and indi- ing the watercraft. cator lights This watercraft is equipped with the following meter and indicator lights. 1 Analog speedometer/tachometer and indi- cator lights 2 Left multifunction display and operation but- 1 Analog speedometer/tachometer tons 2 “SPEED”...
  • Page 51 Features and functions “RPM” indicator light comes on when the an- EJU36800 “SPEED” indicator light alog tachometer is selected. The “SPEED” indicator light comes on when the analog speedometer is selected. 1 “Speed/RPM” button 2 “SPEED” indicator light 1 “SPEED” indicator light 3 “RPM”...
  • Page 52: Indicator Lights

    The “UNLOCK” indicator light comes on when The left multifunction display is equipped with the unlock mode of the Yamaha Security Sys- the following functions. tem is selected. The watercraft can be ridden normally when this light is on. (See page 40 for more information.)
  • Page 53 Features and functions The following operation buttons are on the left TIP: side of the multifunction information center. Kilometers are selected as the display units at the Yamaha factory. 1 “Speed/RPM” button 2 “Volt/Hour” button 1 “Volt/Hour” button EJU37081 Digital speedometer The digital speedometer shows the watercraft speed against water.
  • Page 54 “LO” is displayed on the voltmeter and if the voltage is above 18.1 volts, “HI” is displayed on the voltmeter. If “HI” or “LO” is displayed, return to shore and, if necessary, have a Yamaha dealer check the charging system and the battery. 1 Fuel level meter EJU36811...
  • Page 55 If the for clogging. (See page 101 for more informa- oil level is sufficient, have a Yamaha dealer tion.) NOTICE: If you cannot locate and check the watercraft.
  • Page 56 If this occurs, reduce the engine speed, return 1 “Mode/Reset” button to shore, and have a Yamaha dealer check 2 “Start/Stop” button the engine. To switch the display mode, push the TIP: “Mode/Reset”...
  • Page 57 Features and functions the display units are switched to miles/gal- Average speed This display shows the average speed in lons/degrees Fahrenheit. miles per hour “AV MPH” or kilometers per hour “AV KMH” since it was reset. 1 “Volt/Hour” button 2 “SPEED” indicator light Compass Tripmeter This display shows the current direction of the...
  • Page 58 Features and functions Fuel consumption per hour Water temperature This display shows the current fuel consump- This display shows the ambient water temper- tion in gallons per hour “G/HR” or liters per ature “L TEMP” (lake temperature). hour “L/HR”. Air temperature This display shows the ambient air tempera- Fuel consumption per kilometer/mile ture “E TEMP”...
  • Page 59: Storage Compartments

    Features and functions surements are stopped. The beeper sounds To open the front storage compartment, pull twice. the visor up, and then lift up the hood. 1 “Mode/Reset” button 1 Visor 2 “Start/Stop” button The displays can be reset only when the mea- surements are stopped.
  • Page 60 Features and functions To close the front storage compartment, push Glove compartment: down on the center of the hood until it latches Capacity: securely. 5.9 L (1.6 US gal, 1.3 Imp.gal) Load limit: 1.0 kg (2 lb) To close the glove compartment, lower the lid, and then turn the glove compartment knob to lock the lid in place.
  • Page 61 Features and functions EJU35171 Beverage holder The beverage holder is located on the star- board (right) side of the watercraft. 1 Beverage holder Do not place beverages in the beverage hold- er when operating the watercraft. EJU35184 Watertight compartment The watertight compartment is located on the port (left) side of the watercraft.
  • Page 62: Operation

    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 63: Engine Oil

    Operation Make sure that the engine oil is at the speci- Fuel tank capacity: fied level. Add oil as necessary. (See page 61 70 L (18.5 US gal, 15.4 Imp.gal) for engine oil level checking procedures.) Use a combination of the recommended SAE and API engine oil classifications shown in the chart below.
  • Page 64: 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. ITEM ROUTINE...
  • Page 65 Operation TIP: 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.
  • Page 66: Pre-Operation Check Points

    Check the hull and deck for cracks and other to settle by waiting 5 minutes or more before damage. If any damage is found, have a checking the oil level. Yamaha dealer repair the watercraft. (2) Remove the seats. (See page 30 for seat EJU36871 Fuel level removal and installation procedures.)
  • Page 67 If the engine oil lev- el is significantly above the maximum lev- el mark, have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft. 1 Water separator 2 Drain screw...
  • Page 68 Operation If water remains in the water separator, drain (3) After the water has drained, wipe the it by removing the drain screw. Place a drain bilge with dry rags to make sure that it is pan under the water separator to catch the thoroughly dry.
  • Page 69 3 Breather hose with this watercraft. If you do not have one, Make sure that the battery is securely held in contact a Yamaha dealer or a fire extinguisher place. dealer to obtain one meeting the proper spec- EJU32571 ifications.
  • Page 70 Operation plete range and spring back to the idle posi- place. (See “Tilt lever” on page 35 for more in- tion when released. formation.) 1 Tilt lever EJU32611 Steering system EJU36581 Shift lever and reverse gate Check the handlebars for looseness. EWJ00031 Turn the handlebars as far as possible to the WARNING...
  • Page 71 QSTS selector several times to check that they operate properly. (1) Squeeze the QSTS selector lock lever and check that it returns smoothly to its original position when released. If the mechanism does not work properly, have a Yamaha dealer service it.
  • Page 72 Operation EJU32651 continue to run and cause an accident. Jet intake [EWJ01220] 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, clean it. (See page 101 for jet intake cleaning proce- dures.) If the watercraft is operated while the jet in- take is clogged, cavitation could occur, reduc-...
  • Page 73 Operation gine stop switch, and the engine shut-off operation of the multifunction information cen- switch.) ter.) 1 Start switch 2 Engine stop switch 3 Engine shut-off switch 4 Clip 5 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) EJU36890 Cooling water pilot outlets Check that water comes out from the port (left) cooling water pilot outlets while the en- gine is running and the watercraft is in the wa- ter.
  • Page 74: Operation

    EJU36341 Starting the engine ECJ00430 NOTICE (1) If the lock mode of the Yamaha Security Failure to follow the engine break-in pro- System is selected, use the remote con- cedure could result in reduced engine life trol transmitter to select the unlock mode.
  • Page 75: Stopping The Engine

    Operation pebbles or sand could be sucked into in 5 seconds, release the start switch, the jet intake, causing impeller dam- wait 15 seconds, and then try again. The age and engine overheating. engine will not start if the throttle lever is [ECJ00471] squeezed.
  • Page 76: Shifting

    Leaving the watercraft you could be pinched. If leaving the watercraft, select the lock mode of the Yamaha Security System and remove To shift into reverse: the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to reduce (1) Release the throttle lever and let the en- the chance of accidental starting or unautho- gine speed return to idle.
  • Page 77: Operating Your Watercraft

    Operation EJU32901 Check state and local laws before operating Operating your watercraft your watercraft. EJU32952 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.
  • Page 78: Riding With Passengers

    Operation fabrics, like those used in bicycle shorts. A full The passengers must always wear a U.S. wetsuit can also protect against hypothermia Coast Guard approved PFD and a wetsuit (subnormal body temperature) and abra- bottom or equivalent. sions. Do not give a ride to children whose feet can- Footwear and gloves are recommended.
  • Page 79: Boarding And Starting In Deep Water

    Operation throttle lever when trying to steer away start the engine, and then look in all direc- from objects—you need throttle to steer. tions before starting off. EJU33111 Boarding and starting from a dock (1) Board the watercraft from the side. (2) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to your left wrist, and then attach the clip to the engine shut-off switch.
  • Page 80 Operation EJU36351 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.
  • Page 81 Operation (1) Climb on board as noted in the previous both the passengers and the operator section, and sit astride the seat. should try to balance the watercraft. (2) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) (5) Check that the passengers have their to your left wrist, and then attach the clip feet on the floor of the footwell and are to the engine shut-off switch.
  • Page 82: Capsized 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 EJU33231 Capsized watercraft onto the boarding platform into a kneeling EWJ00671 position, then move to the seat and sit WARNING...
  • Page 83: Turning The Watercraft

    Operation which can result in severe damage. need throttle to steer. A collision could result in severe injury or death. [ECJ00541] When operating at higher speeds, make gradual turns or slow down before turn- ing. Sharp high-speed turns may cause the watercraft to slide sideways or spin, throwing the operator and passengers overboard, which could cause an injury.
  • Page 84: 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 85: Beaching The Watercraft

    Operation soon as the throttle lever is released, but will (2) Approach the beach slowly and stop the coast for a distance before fully stopping. If engine before reaching land. you are not sure you can stop in time before Remember, you need throttle to steer.
  • Page 86: Post-Operation Care

    Operation EJU37190 EJU37141 Operating in weeded areas Post-operation care Always avoid operating your watercraft in ar- To keep your watercraft in top shape, always eas where weed growth is thick. If traveling in take it out of the water after using it and per- weeded areas is unavoidable, operate the en- form the following procedures.
  • Page 87: Transporting

    Do not (9) Spray a rust inhibitor, such as Yamaha transport the watercraft with the shift lever Silicone Protectant and Lubricant, on me- in the reverse position.
  • Page 88: Maintenance And Care

    It is advisable [ECJ01050] to have the watercraft serviced by a Yamaha TIP: dealer prior to storage. However, the following If you will be storing the watercraft for a pro- procedures can be performed by the owner.
  • Page 89: Lubrication

    1.28 at 20 °C (68 °F) Lubrication (1) Lubricate all cables such as the throttle It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer and steering cables. check the specific gravity and charge the bat- Use a Yamaha Power Cable Luber and tery.
  • Page 90: Maintenance And Adjustments

    The most important points of watercraft inspection, adjustment, and lubri- cation are explained on the following pages. See a Yamaha dealer for genuine Yamaha re- placement parts and optional accessories de- signed for your watercraft. Remember, failures that are the result of the...
  • Page 91 Maintenance and care wrench may also be necessary to tighten nuts and bolts. 1 Tool bag 2 Screwdriver 3 16 mm box wrench 4 10/12 mm box wrench 5 Pliers 6 Open-end wrench 7 Garden hose adapter...
  • Page 92: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    This “ ” mark indicates maintenance that you may do yourself. This “ ” mark indicates work to be done by a Yamaha dealer. Initial Thereafter every Item...
  • Page 93 Maintenance and care Initial Thereafter every Item Operation hours hours hours hours hours Page months months months months Battery Check, charge Rubber coupling Check — Engine mount Check — Nuts and bolts Check — Air filter element Check Engine oil Replace 50 hours or 12 months Oil filter...
  • Page 94: Checking The Fuel System

    3.0 L (3.17 US qt, 2.64 Imp.qt) Total amount: 4.3 L (4.55 US qt, 3.78 Imp.qt) EJU34311 Air filter element Have a Yamaha dealer check the air filter ele- ment at the intervals specified in the periodic maintenance chart. EJU34321 Checking the jet thrust nozzle angle...
  • Page 95: Checking The Shift Cable

    Maintenance and care If the reverse gate does not make contact with Difference of A and B: the stopper, have a Yamaha dealer service it. Maximum 5 mm (0.20 in) EJU37030 Checking and adjusting the throttle cable Face the handlebars straight ahead, and then...
  • Page 96 Maintenance and care (3) Make sure that the handlebars are facing (2) Slide the rubber cover away from the ad- straight ahead, and then adjust the free juster, and then loosen the locknut. play by turning the adjuster. (3) Make sure that the handlebars are facing straight ahead, and then adjust the free play by turning the adjuster.
  • Page 97: Cleaning And Adjusting The Spark Plugs

    Do not at- it down. tempt to diagnose any problems yourself. [ECJ00211] Have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft.
  • Page 98: Lubrication Points

    1 Spark plug gap grease. Spark plug gap: Recommended water-resistant grease: 0.8–0.9 mm (0.031–0.035 in) Yamaha Marine Grease/Yamaha Grease A To install a spark plug: (1) Clean the gasket surface. Throttle cable (handlebar end) (2) Wipe any dirt from the threads of the Loosen the adjuster and disconnect the spark plug.
  • Page 99 Maintenance and care outer cable, and then adjust the throttle ca- Shift cable (shift lever end) ble free play. (See page 90 for adjustment procedures.) Shift cable (reverse gate end) 1 Adjuster Steering cable (handlebar end) Intermediate housing Fill the intermediate housing with water-re- sistant grease through the grease nipple Steering cable (jet thrust nozzle end) using a grease gun.
  • Page 100: Checking The Battery

    Call a physician im- Battery life could be shortened. mediately. Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer get prompt medical attention. charge the battery. If you charge the battery Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep yourself, be sure to read and follow the in- sparks, flames, cigarettes, etc., well away.
  • Page 101: Fuel Injection System

    3 Breather hose EJU34491 Fuel injection system If the fuel injection system is malfunctioning, have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft. EJU34500 Checking the trolling speed (1) Place the watercraft in the water. (2) Start the engine and warm it up. Use the tachometer in the multifunction informa- tion center to check the trolling speed.
  • Page 102: Specifications

    Width: Jet pump type: 1230 mm (48.4 in) Axial flow, single stage Height: Impeller rotation: FX SHO 1160 mm (45.7 in) Counterclockwise FX Cruiser SHO 1240 mm (48.8 in) Jet thrust nozzle angle: Dry weight: 24.0+24.0 ° FX SHO 376 kg (829 lb)
  • Page 103: Trouble Recovery

    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. EJU36982...
  • Page 104 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...
  • Page 105 Watercraft slow or Shift lever Not completely shift- Push lever forward loses power ed into forward posi- until it stops tion Yamaha Se- Low-RPM mode se- Select normal mode curity System lected Cavitation Jet intake clogged Clean Impeller damaged or...
  • Page 106: Emergency Procedures

    Trouble recovery EJU34620 ways stop the engine before beaching the wa- Emergency procedures tercraft. EJU34631 Cleaning the jet intake and impeller EWJ00780 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 107: 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 108 Trouble recovery (2) Remove the electrical box cover. system damage and possible fire. [EWJ00801] 1 Electrical box cover 1 Electrical box (3) Remove the cap on the electrical box. 2 Cap (4) Replace the blown fuse with the spare 3 Fuse fuse of the correct amperage by using the 4 Spare fuse fuse puller on the reverse side of the cap.
  • Page 109: Submerged Watercraft

    Submerged watercraft If the watercraft is submerged or flooded with water, follow the procedure below and consult a Yamaha dealer as soon as possible. Failure to do so could result in serious engine dam- age. (1) Beach the watercraft and remove the...
  • Page 110: Consumer Information

    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 [10] days of dis- covery and make the watercraft available at that time for inspection and repairs at the dealer’s place of business.
  • Page 111 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.
  • Page 112: Yamaha Extended Service (Y.e.s.)

    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.
  • Page 113 Index Enjoy your watercraft responsibly .... 25 Air filter element ........89 Analog speedometer/tachometer ..... 45 Fire extinguisher........64 Analog speedometer/tachometer and Flushing the cooling system ..... 83 indicator lights........45 Front storage compartment ...... 54 Approval label of emission control Fuel ............
  • Page 114 (for FX Cruiser SHO) ......51 Watercraft characteristics......16 “RPM” indicator light......... 46 Water-skiing ..........18 Rules of the Road ........20 Watertight compartment ......56 Seat storage compartment....... 55 Yamaha Engine Management Seats ............30 System (YEMS) ........39...
  • Page 115 Index YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.) ..........107 Yamaha Security System......39 Yamaha Security System settings ... 40...
  • Page 118 YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA Printed in USA June 2008–2.8 × 1 CR...

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