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2008 WaveRunner
FX High Output
FX Cruiser High Output
OWNER'S/OPERATOR'S MANUAL
U.S.A. Edition
LIT-18626-07-50
READ THIS MANUAL
CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION!
F1X-F8199-12

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  • Page 1 2008 WaveRunner FX High Output FX Cruiser High Output OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL U.S.A. Edition LIT-18626-07-50 READ THIS MANUAL CAREFULLY BEFORE OPERATION! F1X-F8199-12...
  • Page 3 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-...
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Manufactured date label ....2 Yamaha Engine Management Important labels ......3 System (YEMS) ......37 Warning labels ........4 Yamaha Security System and Other labels ........6 low-RPM mode ......37 Multifunction information center ..39 Safety information......8 Storage compartments ....
  • Page 5 Reverse on waterways ....76 Consumer information ....103 Rough water operation ....77 Limited warranty ......103 Post-operation care ...... 77 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE Transporting ......... 78 (Y.E.S.) ........105 Maintenance and care..... 79 Storage ......... 79 Flushing the cooling system .... 79 Lubrication ........
  • Page 6: General And Important Labels

    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.
  • Page 7: Emission Control Information

    General and important labels EJU30340 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) regulations for marine SI engines. EJU30390 Approval label of emission control certificate This label is attached to the top of the cylinder...
  • Page 8: Important Labels

    General and important labels EJU30450 Important labels...
  • Page 9: Warning Labels

    General and important labels EJU35910 Warning labels...
  • Page 10 General and important labels...
  • Page 11: Other Labels

    General and important labels EJU35923 Other labels...
  • Page 12 General and important labels The following label indicates the correct direction to upright a capsized watercraft.
  • Page 13: 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 14: Cruising Limitations

    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.
  • Page 15 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 16: Operation Requirements

    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.
  • Page 17 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.
  • Page 18: 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 19: Hazard Information

    Always operate the watercraft in an This model is equipped with the Yamaha open area. Engine Management System (YEMS) that Do not touch the hot oil tank, muffler, or en-...
  • Page 20 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 21: Water-Skiing

    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.
  • Page 22 Safety information watch the skier’s hand signals and condi- until the watercraft is well away from the ski- tion. er and slack in the ski rope is taken up. Make sure that the rope is not looped around anything. After checking that the skier is ready and that there is no traffic or other obstacles, ap- ply enough throttle to raise the skier.
  • Page 23: Rules Of The Road

    EJU30960 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 24 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 25 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 26 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 27: 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 28: Enjoy Your Watercraft Responsibly

    Safety information EJU30990 Enjoy your watercraft 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. Whenever and wherever you ride, think of yourself as the guest of those around you.
  • Page 29: Features And Functions

    Features and functions EJU31010 Location of main components Front view 1 Handlebars 2 Rear seat 3 Front seat 4 Footwell 5 Sponsons 6 Gunwale 7 Pull-up cleat (for FX Cruiser High Output) 8 Cooling water pilot outlet 9 Bow eye 10 Hood...
  • Page 30 Features and functions Rear view 1 Fuel tank filler cap 2 Intake grate 3 Speed sensor 4 Stern eyes 5 Stern drain plugs 6 Reverse gate 7 Ride plate 8 Jet thrust nozzle 9 Reboarding step 10 Electric bilge pilot outlet 11 Cleat 12 Handgrip...
  • Page 31 Features and functions Control system 1 Multifunction information center 2 Beverage holder 3 Rearview mirrors 4 Throttle lever 5 Shift lever 6 Tilt lever 7 Glove compartment 8 Engine stop switch 9 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) 10 Quick Shift Trim System (QSTS) selector 11 QSTS selector lock lever 12 Watertight compartment 13 Remote control transmitter...
  • Page 32 Features and functions Engine compartment 1 Air filter case 2 Water separator 3 Fuel tank 4 Battery 5 Flushing hose connector 6 Electrical box 7 Oil tank 8 Muffler 9 Spark plugs/Spark plug caps/Ignition coils 10 Spark plug lead...
  • Page 33: Operation Of Controls And Other Functions

    Features and functions EJU31020 To install the rear seat: Operation of controls and other Insert the projections on the front of the seat functions into the stays on the deck, and then push the EJU31040 rear of the seat down to lock it in place. Seats To remove the rear seat: Pull the rear seat latch up, and then pull the...
  • Page 34: Hood

    Features and functions To install the front seat: EJU31061 Hood (1) Insert the projections on the front of the To open the hood, push the hood latch down, seat into the stays on the deck, and then and then lift up the hood. push the rear of the seat down to lock it in place.
  • Page 35: Fuel Tank Filler Cap

    If the remote control transmitter needs a mitter.) new battery or is not operating properly, contact a Yamaha dealer. Do not attempt to replace the battery yourself. ECJ00750 CAUTION: The Yamaha Security System and low-...
  • Page 36: Engine Stop Switch

    Features and functions switch, such as if the operator falls off the wa- NOTE: tercraft. While the engine is running, input from the remote control transmitter is not received. Refer to local hazardous waste regulations when disposing of transmitter batteries. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
  • Page 37: Start Switch

    The engine will not start when the lock mode To check for proper operation of the cooling of the Yamaha Security System has been se- system, check that water is being discharged lected, the clip is removed from the engine from the port (left) pilot outlet.
  • Page 38: Steering System

    This model is equipped with the Yamaha En- gine Management System (YEMS) that in- cludes an off-throttle steering (OTS) system.
  • Page 39: Shift Lever

    Features and functions otherwise the handlebars may suddenly Do not touch the reverse gate while the change position, which may lead to an shift lever is being operated, otherwise accident. you could be pinched. To shift into forward: EJU31300 Shift lever (1) Release the throttle lever and let the en- The shift lever is located on the starboard gine speed return to idle.
  • Page 40 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 4000 bow will go down while the watercraft is on...
  • Page 41: Handgrip

    Features and functions ahead acceleration when on plane and top EJU34861 Reboarding step speed are enhanced. The reboarding step provides a handhold and In some conditions, however, the watercraft footstep for boarding the watercraft. may tend to “porpoise” (hop in the water). If the watercraft is porpoising, select neutral or bow down.
  • Page 42: Stern Eyes

    (OTS) system. EJU31380 Yamaha Security System and low- RPM mode This watercraft is equipped with a remote con- trol transmitter that is used to select the secu- rity system and low-RPM mode settings.
  • Page 43 Features and functions remote control transmitter or it does not oper- goes off when the security system is in the ate properly, contact a Yamaha dealer. lock mode. 1 Remote control transmitter 1 “UNLOCK” indicator light When the unlock button on the remote control...
  • Page 44: Multifunction Information Center

    If the remote control transmitter does not Normal mode operate when its buttons are pressed, the If the beeper sounds twice, the normal mode battery may be low. Have a Yamaha dealer is activated. replace the battery. The watercraft can be ridden normally.
  • Page 45 Features and functions “RPM” indicator light comes on when the an- NOTE: alog tachometer is selected. When the multifunction information center starts operating, the analog speedome- ter/tachometer makes one sweep, all dis- plays light up for 2 seconds, and then the meter starts to operate normally.
  • Page 46 The analog speedometer/tachometer is The “UNLOCK” indicator light comes on when switched to the speedometer function. the unlock mode of the Yamaha Security Sys- The display units of the multifunction infor- tem is selected. The watercraft can be ridden mation center are switched to miles from ki- normally when this light is on.
  • Page 47 Features and functions EJU35010 The following operation buttons are on the left “L-MODE” indicator light side of the multifunction information center. The “L-MODE” indicator light comes on when the low-RPM mode is selected. (See page 39 for more information.) 1 “Speed/RPM” button 2 “Volt/Hour”...
  • Page 48 Features and functions center starts operating, or if the display The fuel level meter has eight segments units are switched to miles. which show the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. 1 “Volt/Hour” button 1 Fuel level meter NOTE: The fuel level is most accurate when the wa- tercraft is sitting level on a trailer or in the wa-...
  • Page 49 If the oil level is low, add enough starts sounding intermittently. engine oil to raise it to the proper level. If the oil level is sufficient, have a Yamaha dealer check the watercraft. NOTE: Press any button on the multifunction informa- tion center to stop the buzzer.
  • Page 50 ECJ00040 CAUTION: If you cannot locate and correct the cause of the overheating, consult a Yamaha deal- er. Continuing to operate at higher speeds could result in severe engine damage. NOTE: EWJ00050...
  • Page 51 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 NOTE: “Mode/Reset”...
  • Page 52 Features and functions ating, or if the display units are switched to Average speed This display shows the average speed in miles/gallons/degrees Fahrenheit. miles per hour “AV MPH” or kilometers per hour “AV KMH” since it was reset. 1 “Volt/Hour” button 2 “SPEED”...
  • Page 53 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 This display shows the current fuel consump-...
  • Page 54: Storage Compartments

    Features and functions surements are stopped. The beeper sounds EJU35151 Front storage compartment twice. The front storage compartment is located at the bow. To open the front storage compartment, push the hood latch down, and then lift up the hood. 1 “Mode/Reset”...
  • Page 55 Features and functions To open the glove compartment, turn the Front storage compartment: glove compartment knob, and then lift up the Capacity: 75.0 L (19.8 US gal) (16.5 Imp.gal) 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.
  • Page 56 Features and functions To open the seat storage compartment, re- EJU35170 Beverage holder move the rear seat. (See page 28 for rear seat The beverage holder is located on the star- removal and installation procedures.) board (right) side of the watercraft. 1 Beverage holder NOTE: Do not place beverages in the beverage hold-...
  • Page 57 Features and functions NOTE: Make sure that the watertight compartment cap is closed securely before operating the watercraft.
  • Page 58: Operation

    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.
  • Page 59: Engine Oil

    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.
  • Page 60: Pre-Operation Checks

    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.
  • Page 61 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.
  • Page 62: Pre-Operation Check Points

    Check the hull and deck for cracks and other enter the oil tank filler hole. Debris and damage. If any damage is found, have a water in the engine oil can cause serious Yamaha dealer repair the watercraft. engine damage. EJU32380 Fuel level...
  • Page 63 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.
  • Page 64 Operation the water is discharged from the electric bilge could be damaged, allowing water to en- pilot outlet at the stern. ter the engine compartment. Make sure that the stern drain plugs are tightened securely before launching the watercraft. Otherwise, water may flood the engine compartment and cause the watercraft to submerge.
  • Page 65 Operation Also, check that the battery leads are tight- EJU32570 Fire extinguisher ened securely and that there is no corrosion Check that there is a full fire extinguisher on on the battery terminals. Check that the board. breather hose is securely connected to the battery and that it is not pinched.
  • Page 66 Operation contact a Yamaha dealer or a fire extin- turned, and that there is no free play between guisher dealer to obtain one meeting the the handlebars and the jet thrust nozzle. proper specifications. Fire extinguisher: Classification: Capacity: 2 lb or more...
  • Page 67 Operation Also, make sure that the reverse gate goes up EJU32641 Quick Shift Trim System (QSTS) completely when the shift lever is pushed Operate the QSTS selector lock lever and the down. 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.
  • Page 68 If the mechanism does not work properly, have a Yamaha dealer service it. EJU32650 Jet intake Carefully check the jet intake for weeds, de- bris, or anything else that might restrict the in- take of water.
  • Page 69 Operation EJU32670 is running and the watercraft is in the water. Switches (See page 32 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.
  • Page 70: Operation

    When launching the watercraft, make sure that there are no obstacles behind you. Use the remote control transmitter to select the unlock mode. (See page 38 for Yamaha Security System lock and unlock mode selec- tion procedures.) After the watercraft is in the water, start the engine.
  • Page 71 Operation (1) If the lock mode of the Yamaha Security (3) Attach the engine shut-off cord to your left System is selected, use the remote con- wrist, and then attach the clip to the en- trol transmitter to select the unlock mode.
  • Page 72: Stopping The Engine

    If the engine does not start of accidental starting or unauthorized use by in 5 seconds, release the start switch, children or others. (See page 38 for Yamaha wait 15 seconds, and then try again. Security System lock and unlock mode selec-...
  • Page 73: Operating Your Watercraft

    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.
  • Page 74: Riding With Passengers

    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.
  • Page 75: Boarding And Starting In Deep Water

    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.
  • Page 76 Operation EJU36350 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 77 Operation (1) Climb on board as noted in the previous NOTE: section, and sit astride the seat. When a passenger is boarding, both the pas- sengers and the operator should try to bal- ance the watercraft. (5) Check that the passengers have 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.
  • Page 78: 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 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-...
  • Page 79: Turning The Watercraft

    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.
  • Page 80 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 81: Stopping The Watercraft

    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. EJU33290 Do not use the reverse function to slow Stopping the watercraft down or stop the watercraft as it could The watercraft is not equipped with a sepa- cause you to lose control, be ejected, or rate braking system.
  • Page 82: Rough Water Operation

    Operation Once the engine is idling, shift into reverse EJU33391 Post-operation care and gradually increase engine speed. Make To keep your watercraft in top shape, always sure that there are no obstacles or people be- take it out of the water after using it and per- hind you before shifting into reverse.
  • Page 83: Transporting

    Before putting the watercraft on the trail- (11) Spray a rust inhibitor, such as Yamaha er or transporting it, be sure to put the Silicone Protectant and Lubricant, on me- shift lever in the forward position, other- tallic parts to minimize corrosion.
  • Page 84: Maintenance And Care

    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.
  • Page 85: Lubrication

    EWJ00280 WARNING moval and installation procedures.) GASOLINE AND ITS VAPORS ARE HIGH- (3) Spray a rust inhibitor such as Yamaha LY FLAMMABLE AND EXPLOSIVE! Stor-Rite Engine Fogging Oil into each in- Do not smoke when refueling, and keep take opening for 3 seconds.
  • Page 86: Battery

    1.28 at 20 °C (68 °F) line in your eyes, get immediate medical attention. It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer If any gasoline spills on your skin or check the specific gravity and charge the bat- clothing, immediately wash the affected tery.
  • Page 87: Maintenance And Adjustments

    EJU33800 See a Yamaha dealer for genuine Yamaha re- Owner’s/operator’s manual and tool placement parts and optional accessories de- signed for your watercraft. It is advisable to always carry the owner’s/op- Remember, failures that are the result of the erator’s manual and tool kit with you whenev-...
  • Page 88 Maintenance and care pairs. The tools provided in the tool kit are suf- ficient for this purpose, except that a torque 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...
  • Page 89: 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 90 Maintenance and care Initial Thereafter every Item Operation hours hours hours hours hours Page months months months months Engine mount Check — Nuts and bolts Check — Air filter element Check Engine oil Replace Oil filter Replace Valve clearance Check, adjust —...
  • Page 91: Checking The Fuel System

    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.
  • Page 92: Checking The Air Filter Element

    If oil is leaking or the oil pressure warning indicator comes on when the engine is running, immediately shut the engine off and have a Yamaha dealer check the wa- tercraft. Continuing to operate the engine under such conditions could cause severe engine damage.
  • Page 93: Checking The Jet Thrust Nozzle Angle

    Difference of A and B: Maximum 5 mm (0.20 in) 1 Stopper If the reverse gate does not make contact with the stopper, have a Yamaha dealer service it. EJU36560 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.
  • Page 94 Maintenance and care (2) Slide the rubber cover away from the ad- FX Cruiser High Output (1) Remove the ten screws, and then re- juster, and then loosen the locknut. move the front and rear handlebar cov- (3) Adjust the free play by turning the adjust- ers.
  • Page 95: Cleaning And Adjusting The Spark Plugs

    Do not at- tempt to diagnose any problems yourself. Have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft. 1 Spark plug gap Remove and inspect the spark plugs periodi- Spark plug gap: cally;...
  • Page 96: Lubrication Points

    1 Adjuster EJU34433 Steering cable (handlebar end) Lubrication points To keep moving parts sliding or rotating smoothly, coat them with water-resistant grease. Recommended water-resistant grease: Yamaha Marine Grease/Yamaha Grease A Throttle cable (throttle body end)
  • Page 97: Checking The Battery

    Maintenance and care Steering cable (jet thrust nozzle end) Grease quantity: QSTS rod (jet thrust nozzle end) Initial 10 hours or 1 month: 33.0–35.0 cm³ (1.12–1.18 US oz) (1.16–1.23 Imp.oz) Every 100 hours or 12 months: 6.0–8.0 cm³ (0.20–0.27 US oz) (0.21–0.28 Imp.oz) Shift cable (shift lever end) 1 Grease nipple...
  • Page 98 Battery life could be shortened. CAUTION: Be careful not to place the battery on its It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer side. charge the battery. If you charge the battery Be sure to remove the battery from the...
  • Page 99: Fuel Injection System

    EJU34490 Fuel injection system The fuel injection system was set at the Yamaha factory. If the fuel injection system needs to be adjusted, have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft. ECJ00220 CAUTION: Do not attempt to adjust the fuel injection system.
  • Page 100: Specifications

    Specifications EJU34542 Spark plug: Specifications CR9EB Watercraft capacity: Spark plug gap: 0.7–0.8 mm (0.028–0.031 in) Maximum people on board: Battery capacity: 3 person 12 V, 19.0 Ah Maximum load capacity: Charging system: 240 kg (530 lb) Flywheel magneto Dimensions: Drive unit: Length: Propulsion system: 3340 mm (131.5 in)
  • Page 101: 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. EJU34602...
  • Page 102 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 103: Emergency Procedures

    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.
  • Page 104: Jumping The Battery

    (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...
  • Page 105: Replacing The Fuses

    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.
  • Page 106: Towing The Watercraft

    If the watercraft is submerged or flooded with bars. water, follow the procedure below and consult a Yamaha dealer as soon as possible. Failure ECJ00720 CAUTION: to do so could result in serious engine dam-...
  • Page 107 Trouble recovery (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. Repeat this step several times. (8) Install the spark plugs, and then connect the spark plug caps and fuel injector cou- plers.
  • Page 108: 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 109 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 110: 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 111 Index Enjoy your watercraft responsibly .... 23 Air filter element, checking ....... 87 Analog speedometer/tachometer ..... 40 Fire extinguisher........60 Analog speedometer/tachometer and Flushing the cooling system ..... 79 indicator lights........40 Front storage compartment ...... 49 Approval label of emission control Fuel and oil..........
  • Page 112 Watercraft characteristics......14 operation buttons (for FX Cruiser Water-skiing ..........16 High Output) ......... 46 Watertight compartment ......51 Rough water operation......77 “RPM” indicator light......... 41 Yamaha Engine Management Rules of the Road ........18 System (YEMS) ........37...
  • Page 113 Index YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.) ..........105 Yamaha Security System......38 Yamaha Security System and low-RPM mode ........37 Yamaha Security System lock and unlock modes........38...
  • Page 116 YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA Printed in USA July 2007–0.7 × 2 CR...

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