Yamaha XL700 Owner's/Operator's Manual

Waverunner watercraft
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  • Page 3 ATTENTION! BECOME ALERT! will help you to obtain maximum enjoyment YOUR SAFETY IS INVOLVED! from your new Yamaha. If you have any questions about the operation or mainte- WARNING nance of your watercraft, please consult a Failure to follow WARNING instructions Yamaha dealer.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

  • Page 7 EJU00993 GENERAL AND SAFETY INFORMATION Identification numbers ......1-1 Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number ...........1-1 Hull Identification Number (HIN) ....1-1 Engine serial number ......1-1 Emission control information ....1-2 Approval label of Emission control certificate ..........1-2 Manufactured date label ......1-2 Important labels ........1-3 Label location .........1-3 Warning labels ........1-4 Caution labels ........1-6...
  • Page 8: Identification Numbers

    ID) number, Hull Identification Number (HIN) and engine serial number in the spaces pro- vided, to assist you in 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 9: Emission Control Information

    EJU01174 Emission control information This engine conforms to the U.S. Environ- mental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations for marine SI engines for the year 2002. EJU01126 Approval label of Emission control certificate This label is attached to the electrical box and muffler. 1 Emission control information label EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION ENGINE FAMILY :...
  • Page 10: Important Labels

    EJU00998 Important labels EJU01351 Label location...
  • Page 11: Warning Labels

    EJU01352 Warning labels...
  • Page 12: Recommended Oil

    WARNING RECOMMENDED OIL YAMALUBE 2-W or an equivalent TC-W3 Do not add gasoline to oil tank. certified oil. Fire or explosion could result. YAMAHA F0M-U41E3-21...
  • Page 13: Caution Labels

    EJU01353 Caution labels...
  • Page 14: Other Labels

    EJU01354 Other labels RECOMMENDED OIL WARNING YAMALUBE 2-W or an equivalent TC-W3 Do not add gasoline to oil tank. certified oil. Fire or explosion could result. YAMAHA F0M-U41E3-21...
  • Page 15: Safety Information

    EJU01159 Limitations on who may Safety information operate the watercraft Yamaha recommends a minimum opera- The safe use and operation of this tor age of 16 years old. watercraft is dependent upon the use of Adults must supervise use by minors.
  • Page 16: Cruising Limitations

    Do not operate the watercraft in rough EJU01001 Cruising limitations water, bad weather or when visibility is poor; this may lead to an accident caus- ing injury or death. Be alert to the possi- bility of adverse weather. Take note of weather forecasts and the prevailing weather conditions before setting out on your watercraft.
  • Page 17: Operation Requirements

    EJU01160 Operation requirements All riders must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device (PFD) that is suitable for personal watercraft use. Wear protective clothing. Severe internal injuries can occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of falling into water or being near the jet thrust nozzle.
  • Page 18 Helmets meeting Snell or DOT standards are required for IJSBA-sanctioned races. You must decide whether to wear a hel- met while you ride for recreation. You should know that a helmet could help pro- tect you in certain kinds of accidents and that it could injure you in others.
  • Page 19: Recommended Equipment

    Obey the “Rules of ror can also be used as an emergency the Road,” and be sure to check behind signal. Contact your Yamaha dealer or the you before making a turn. (See Rules of Coast Guard for more information.
  • Page 20: Hazard Information

    EJU01003 EJU01004 Hazard information Watercraft characteristics Jet thrust turns the watercraft. Releasing the throttle completely produces only min- imum thrust. If you are traveling at speeds above trolling, you will have rapidly decreasing ability to steer without throttle. You may still have some turning ability immediately after releasing the throttle, but once the engine slows down, the watercraft will no longer respond to han-...
  • Page 21: Water-Skiing

    Keep away from intake grate 1 while the EJU01645 Water-skiing engine is on. Items such as long hair, You can use the watercraft for water-ski- loose clothing, or PFD straps can become ing if it has the seating capacity to carry the entangled in moving parts resulting in operator, a rearward-facing spotter, and the severe injury or drowning.
  • Page 22 A second person should be on board as a When preparing to pull a skier, operate spotter to watch the skier; in most states it the watercraft at the slowest possible is required by law. Let the skier direct the speed until the watercraft is well away operator’s control of speed and direction from the skier and slack in the towrope is...
  • Page 23: Rules Of The Road

    Rules of the Road Whenever two vessels on the water meet one another, one vessel has the right-of- Yamaha watercraft is legally consid- way; it is called the “stand-on” vessel. The ered a powerboat. Operation of the vessel that does not have the right-of-way is watercraft must be in accordance with called the “give-way”...
  • Page 24: Rules When Encountering Vessels

    Rules when encountering Meeting If you are meeting another power vessel vessels head on, and are close enough to run the There are three main situations that you risk of collision, neither of you has the right- may encounter with other vessels which of-way! Both of you should alter course to could lead to a collision unless the Steering avoid an accident.
  • Page 25: Other Special Situations

    Overtaking Sailing vessel right-of-way If you are passing another vessel, you are Sailing vessels should normally be given the give-way vessel. This means that the the right-of-way. The exceptions to this are: other vessel is expected to maintain its 1. When the sailing vessel is overtaking the course and speed.
  • Page 26 This system uses buoys and signs with Remember, markings may vary by geo- distinctive shapes and colors to show regu- graphic location. Always consult local boat- latory or advisory information. These mark- ing authorities before riding your watercraft ers are white with black letters and orange in unfamiliar waters.
  • Page 27: To Get More Boating Safety Information

    Yamaha is the watercraft industry’s lead- EJU01181 To get more boating ing manufacturer to build awareness and support for boating education. In 1997, safety information Yamaha launched its GET W.E.T. (Water- Be informed about boating safety. Addi- craft Education and Training) initiative and...
  • Page 28: Enjoy Your Watercraft Responsibly

    EJU01006 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, waters, 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

    EJU01007 FEATURES AND FUNCTIONS Location of main components ....2-1 Operation of controls and other functions ...........2-4 Rear seat ..........2-4 Front seat ..........2-5 Hood ............2-6 Fuel tank filler cap ........2-7 Oil tank filler cap ........2-7 Fuel cock knob ........2-8 Engine stop switch .........2-9 Engine shut-off switch ......2-9 Choke knob ..........2-9 Throttle lever ........2-10...
  • Page 30: Location Of Main Components

    EJU01008 Location of main components 1 Cooling water pilot outlet A Footwell Use to verify cooling water flow. Use to place feet for balance. 2 Bow eye B Footrest C Fire extinguisher container Use to attach rope for transporting, mooring or towing the watercraft in an emergency.
  • Page 31 1 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) 6 Oil level warning lamp 7 Throttle lever Attach to wrist so that the engine stops if the operator falls off the watercraft. Use to accelerate and decelerate. 2 Engine stop switch 8 Stern drain plugs Push to stop the engine normally.
  • Page 32 1 Silencer 6 Fuel tank 7 Oil tank Prevents water from getting into the engine 8 Fuel filter and reduces air intake noise. 2 Spark plugs/caps 9 Flush hose connector 3 Electrical box Use to flush the engine cooling water pas- Protects electrical components from water.
  • Page 33: Operation Of Controls And Other Functions

    EJU01009 Operation of controls and other functions EJU01211 Rear seat To remove the rear seat: Pull the rear seat latch 1 up, and then pull the seat off. To install the rear seat: Insert the projections on the front of the seat into the stays on the deck, and then push the rear of the seat down to lock it in place securely.
  • Page 34: Front Seat

    EJU01129 Front seat To remove the front seat: Pull the front seat latches 1 on both sides up, and then lift the seat and pull it off. To install the front seat: Insert the projections on the front of the seat into the stays on the deck, and then push the rear of the seat down to lock it in place securely.
  • Page 35: Hood

    EJU01011 Hood To open the hood, push the latch 1 down, and then lift the hood up. To close the hood, push the hood down to lock it in place. NOTE: Make sure that the hood is properly secured before operating the watercraft.
  • Page 36: Fuel Tank Filler Cap

    EJU01012 Fuel tank filler cap To remove the fuel tank filler cap 1, turn it counterclockwise. NOTE: Make sure that the fuel tank filler cap is properly secured before operating the water- craft. EJU01214 Oil tank filler cap To remove the oil tank filler cap: 1.
  • Page 37: Fuel Cock Knob

    EJU01014 Fuel cock knob The fuel cock supplies fuel from the fuel tank to the carburetors. The fuel cock knob 1 positions are explained as follows and are shown in the illustration. OFF: With the fuel cock knob in this position, fuel does not flow.
  • Page 38: Engine Stop Switch

    EJU01015 Engine stop switch Push this switch 1 (red button) to stop the engine normally. EJU01016 Engine shut-off switch Insert the clip 1, on the end of the engine shut-off cord 2, under the engine shut-off switch 3 (black button). The engine will stop automatically when the clip is removed from the switch, such as if the operator falls off the watercraft.
  • Page 39: Throttle Lever

    EJU01018 Throttle lever Squeeze the throttle lever 1 to increase engine speed. Release the throttle lever to decrease engine speed or to return it to the idle posi- tion. EJU01019 Start switch Push the start switch 1 (green button) to start the engine.
  • Page 40: Cooling Water Pilot Outlet

    EJU01130 Cooling water pilot outlet This watercraft is equipped with a cooling water pilot outlet. When the engine is running, cooling water is circulated in the engine, and then it is discharged from the pilot outlet. To check for proper operation of the cool- ing system, check that water is being dis- charged from the pilot outlet.
  • Page 41: Engine Overheat Warning System

    CAUTION: If you cannot locate and correct the cause of the overheating, consult a Yamaha dealer. Continuing to operate at higher speeds could result in severe engine damage. 2-12...
  • Page 42: Oil Level Warning Lamp

    EJU01132 Oil level warning lamp If the oil remaining in the tank drops to about 1.2 L (0.31 US gal, 0.26 Imp gal) or the oil filter is clogged, the oil level warning lamp begins to blink. If the oil level warning lamp begins to blink, refill with engine oil as soon as possi- ble.
  • Page 43: Storage Compartments

    EJU01236 Storage compartments A front storage compartment, a glove compartment, and seat storage compart- ments are provided. NOTE: Make sure that the storage compartments are properly secured before operating the watercraft. The storage compartments are not designed to be waterproof. If you carry objects that must be kept dry, such as the manuals, put them in a waterproof bag.
  • Page 44: Glove Compartment

    EJU01134 Glove compartment A glove compartment 5 is located in front of the seat. To open the glove compartment, slide the latch 4 and then lift up the lid. To close the glove compartment, push the lid down until it locks securely.
  • Page 45: Operation

    EJU01040 OPERATION Fuel and oil ..........3-1 Gasoline ..........3-1 2-stroke engine oil ........3-2 Filling the fuel tank .........3-3 Filling the oil tank ........3-4 Pre-operation checks ......3-5 Pre-operation check list ......3-5 Pre-operation check points ....3-6 Operation ..........3-13 Engine break-in ........3-13 Starting the engine .......3-15 Stopping the engine ......3-18 Leaving the watercraft ......3-18 Operating your watercraft ....3-19...
  • Page 46: Fuel And Oil

    EJU01041 Fuel and oil This engine uses Yamaha’s oil injection system, which provides superior lubrication by ensuring the proper oil ratio for all operat- ing conditions. No fuel premixing is neces- sary except during the engine break-in period. Simply pour gasoline into the fuel tank and oil into the oil tank.
  • Page 47: 2-Stroke Engine Oil

    Gasohol containing ethanol can be used if ethanol content does not exceed 10 % and the fuel meets minimum octane ratings. Gasohol containing methanol is not rec- ommended by Yamaha because it can cause fuel system damage or engine perfor- mance problems. EJU01044...
  • Page 48: Filling The Fuel Tank

    EJU01135 Filling the fuel tank CAUTION: Be careful when refueling. Avoid getting water or other contaminants in the fuel tank. Contaminated fuel can cause poor running or engine damage. 1. Open the hood and remove the front storage compartment. Also, remove all seats, so you can watch the fuel level.
  • Page 49: Filling The Oil Tank

    If bleeding of the oil pump is necessary, have a Yamaha dealer bleed it. 1. Open the hood and remove the front stor- age compartment. Also, remove all seat, so you can watch the oil level.
  • Page 50: Pre-Operation Checks

    EJU01346 Pre-operation checks EJU01348 Pre-operation check list Before operating this watercraft, perform the checks in the following check list. See the accompanying text in this chapter for details on how to perform the checks. 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 51: Pre-Operation Check Points

    EJU01048 Pre-operation check points EJU01241 Engine compartment Ventilate the engine compartment before each use. To ventilate the engine compartment, remove all seats and front storage compart- ment. (See pages 2-4 and 2-5 for front and rear seat, and 2-14 for front storage com- partment.) Allow the engine compartment to remain open for a few minutes to allow any fuel vapors to escape.
  • Page 52: Water Separator

    EJU01052 Water separator Check the water separator 1 for water. Normally the water separator is empty. The water separator retains any water entering through the fuel tank breather hose if the watercraft is capsized. If water remains in the water separator, drain it by removing the drain screw 2.
  • Page 53 EJU01054 Battery Check the battery condition and the elec- trolyte level. Check that the battery leads are tightened securely and there is no corrosion on the battery terminals. WARNING The battery must always be fully charged and in good condition. Loss of battery power may leave you stranded.
  • Page 54: Fire Extinguisher

    Always carry a fire extinguisher on board. A fire extinguisher is not standard equip- ment with this watercraft. If you do not have one, contact a Yamaha dealer or a fire extinguisher dealer to obtain one meeting the proper specifications.
  • Page 55 EJU01056 Throttle Squeeze and release the throttle lever several times to make sure that there is no hesitation in its travel. It should be smooth over the complete range, and spring back to the idle position when released. WARNING Before starting the engine, always check the operation of the throttle lever.
  • Page 56: Jet Unit

    EJU01058 Jet unit Carefully check the jet intake for weeds, debris, or anything else that might restrict the intake of water. If the intake is clogged, cavitation could occur, reducing jet thrust, and possibly damaging the jet pump. In some cases, the engine may overheat because of lack of cooling water, and dam- age to the engine could result.
  • Page 57 EJU01060 Switches Check the start switch 1, the engine stop switch 2, and the engine shut-off switch 3 for proper operation. To check these switches place the water- craft in the water to provide adequate cooling. Start the engine, and then pull the engine shut-off cord 5 to remove the clip 4 from the engine shut-off switch.
  • Page 58: Operation

    Operation WARNING Before operating your watercraft, become familiar with all controls. Con- sult your Yamaha dealer about any con- trol function fully understand. Failure to understand how controls work could cause an accident or prevent you from avoiding an accident.
  • Page 59 3. Gradually open the throttle to 3/4 or less. 4. Continue operation at 3/4 throttle or less until the first tankful of fuel has been used. 5. Fill the tank with straight gasoline, and then proceed with normal operation. CAUTION: Failure to follow the engine break-in pro- cedure properly can result in severe damage to the engine.
  • Page 60: Starting The Engine

    EJU01137 Starting the engine WARNING Never start the engine or let it run for any length of time in an enclosed area. Exhaust fumes contain carbon monox- ide, a colorless, odorless gas that may cause loss of consciousness and death within a short time.
  • Page 61 2. Turn the fuel cock knob to the “ON” posi- tion. NOTE: Before starting the watercraft, after it has been sitting, remove the fuel tank filler cap to release any built-up pressure in the tank due to fuel expansion. 3. Attach the clip 1 to the engine shut-off switch 2.
  • Page 62 5. While lightly squeezing the throttle lever, push the start switch (green button). WARNING On this watercraft, the engine is con- nected directly to the jet pump. Starting the engine immediately generates some thrust. Apply only enough throttle to keep the engine running. 6.
  • Page 63: Stopping The Engine

    EJU01066 Stopping the engine To stop the engine, release the throttle lever, and then push the engine stop switch (red button). WARNING You need throttle to steer. Shutting off the engine can cause you to hit an obsta- cle you are attempting to avoid. A colli- sion could result in severe injury or death.
  • Page 64: Operating Your Watercraft

    EJU01068 EJU01191 Operating your watercraft Learning to operate your watercraft EJU01165 Getting to know your Before operating the watercraft, always perform the pre-operation checks listed on watercraft page 3-5. The short time spent checking the Operating your watercraft requires skills watercraft will reward you with added safety acquired through practice over a period of and reliability.
  • Page 65: Riding Watercraft With Passengers

    Wear protective clothing. Severe internal The passengers must always wear USCG injuries can occur if water is forced into body approved PFD and wetsuit bottom or equiv- cavities as result of falling into the water or alent. being near the jet thrust nozzle. Normal WARNING swimwear does not adequately protect Do not apply throttle when anyone is at...
  • Page 66: Starting The Watercraft

    EJU01072 Starting the watercraft WARNING Scan constantly for people, objects and other watercraft. Be alert for con- ditions that limit your visibility or block your vision of others. Operate defensively at safe speeds and keep a safe distance away from people, objects, and other watercraft.
  • Page 67: Starting From A Dock

    EJU01073 Starting and boarding in shallow water 1. Do not start the engine in less than 60 cm (2 ft) of water. Put the watercraft in water that is deep enough, and then board the watercraft from the side or the rear.
  • Page 68: Boarding And Starting In Deep Water

    EJU01075 Boarding and starting in deep water WARNING Operator and passenger should prac- tice getting on board in shallow water before riding in deep water. Boarding in deep water requires more skill. The fatigue and exposure that could result after unsuccessful attempts to get back on the watercraft may increase the risk of injuries and drown- ing.
  • Page 69: Boarding With Passengers

    EJU01252 Boarding with passengers WARNING Severe internal injuries can occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of being near the jet thrust nozzle. Do not apply throttle until each passen- ger is seated with his or her feet on the floor of the footwell and is holding on to the person in front of him or her.
  • Page 70: Capsized Watercraft

    NOTE: The heavier the total weight of the operator and passengers, the more difficult it will be to balance the watercraft. Do not operate the watercraft when the total weight exceeds 240 kg (530 lb) including any cargo. If it is difficult to balance the watercraft at a stand- still, proceed as follows: 1.
  • Page 71 CAUTION: Be sure to remove the clip from the engine shut-off switch, otherwise the engine will overheat and engine damage may occur. 1. Shut the engine off by removing the clip from the engine shut-off switch. 2. Swim to the rear of the watercraft. Pull the watercraft over with left hand on ride plate while pushing down on the gun- wale with your right hand/foot.
  • Page 72: Turning The Watercraft

    EJU01079 Turning the watercraft Steering control depends on the combi- nation of handlebar position and the amount of throttle. Water sucked in through the intake grate is pressurized by the impeller in the jet pump. As the pressurized water is expelled from the pump through the jet thrust nozzle, it creates thrust to move and steer the watercraft.
  • Page 73 WARNING Do not release the throttle when trying to steer away from objects—you need throttle to steer. A collision could result in severe injury or death. When operating at higher speeds, make gradual turns or slow down before turning. Sharp high-speed turns may cause the watercraft to slide side- ways or spin, throwing the operator passengers...
  • Page 74: Stopping The Watercraft

    EJU01080 Stopping the watercraft The watercraft is not equipped with a sep- arate braking system. It is stopped by water resistance when throttle lever released. From full speed, the watercraft comes to a complete stop in approximately 95 m (310 ft) after the throttle is released and the engine is stopped, although this dis- tance will vary depending on many factors, including gross weight, water surface condi-...
  • Page 75: Beaching The Watercraft

    EJU01081 Beaching the watercraft 1. Make sure no obstructions, boats or swimmers are near the beach. Release the throttle lever about 95 m (310 ft) before you reach the intended beaching area. 2. Approach the beach slowly and stop the engine before reaching land.
  • Page 76: Post-Operation Checks

    EJU01384 Post-operation checks Always perform the following post-opera- tion checks after operating the watercraft. 1. Remove the watercraft from the water. 2. Wash down the hull, handlebars, and jet unit with fresh water. 3. Remove the seat and check the engine compartment for water.
  • Page 77 3, if necessary). 10. Wipe the hull, handlebars, and jet unit dry with a clean cloth. 11. Spray a rust inhibitor, such as Yamaha Silicone Protectant and Lubricant, on metallic parts to minimize corrosion. 12. Allow the engine compartment to air dry completely before reinstalling the seat.
  • Page 78: Transporting

    EJU01085 Transporting WARNING Always place the fuel cock knob in the “OFF” position when transporting the watercraft, otherwise fuel could leak out into the engine or engine compartment, which would create a fire hazard. When transporting the watercraft on a trailer, secure the tie downs to the trailer through the bow eye and stern rope holes.
  • Page 79: Maintenance And Care

    EJU01086 MAINTENANCE AND CARE Storage ............4-1 Flushing the cooling system ....4-1 Lubrication ..........4-3 Fuel system ..........4-4 Battery ............4-5 Cleaning the watercraft ......4-6 Maintenance and adjustments ....4-7 Owner’s/Operator’s Manual and tool kit .............4-8 Periodic maintenance chart ....4-9 Inspecting the fuel system ....4-10 Inspecting the oil injection system ..4-12 Inspecting the steering cable ....4-13 Inspecting and adjusting the...
  • Page 80: Storage

    It is advisable to have the watercraft serviced by a Yamaha dealer prior to stor- age. However, the following procedures can be performed by the owner. EJU01088...
  • Page 81 1. Put the watercraft on land in a horizontal position. 2. Open the flushing hose connector cap 1, and then insert the garden hose adapter 2 into the flushing hose connector 3 and turn it until it is securely connected. 3.
  • Page 82: Lubrication

    4. Install the cap securely. 5. Lubricate all cables such as the throttle, choke, and steering cables. NOTE: Use a Yamaha Power Cable Luber and Yamaha Lube-Zall to pressure lubricate the cables and purge out any moisture between the inner and outer cables.
  • Page 83: Fuel System

    EJU01168 Fuel system Top off the fuel tank with fresh gasoline and add one ounce of Yamaha Fuel Stabi- lizer and Conditioner to each gallon of fuel. NOTE: Use of Yamaha Fuel Stabilizer and Condi- tioner eliminates the need to drain the fuel system.
  • Page 84: Battery

    1.28 at 20 °C (68 °F) Yamaha recommend checking the specific gravity of the electrolyte and charging bat- tery by a Yamaha dealer or a battery dealer. If you maintain the battery yourself, read carefully the instructions for the tool and...
  • Page 85: Cleaning The Watercraft

    2. Rinse the engine and bilge area with fresh water. Drain off all water and wipe up remaining moisture with clean, dry rags. 3. Spray the engine’s exterior with Yamaha Silicone Protectant and Lubricant. 4. Wax the hull with a non-abrasive wax such as Yamaha Silicone Wax.
  • Page 86: Maintenance And Adjustments

    Remember that failures that are the result of the installation of parts or accessories which are not qualitatively equivalent to gen- uine Yamaha parts are not covered by the limited warranty. WARNING Be sure to turn off the engine when...
  • Page 87: Owner's/Operator's Manual And Tool Kit

    NOTE: A service manual is available for purchase through a Yamaha dealer for owners who have the mechanical skills, tools, and other equipment necessary to perform mainte- nance not covered by this Owner’s/Opera- tor’s Manual. EJU01198 Owner’s/Operator’s Manual and tool kit It is advisable always to carry the Owner’s/Operator’s Manual and tool kit 2...
  • Page 88: Periodic Maintenance Chart

    ) This mark indicates maintenance that you may do yourself. ❍ ) This mark indicates work to be done by a Yamaha dealer. THEREAFTER MAINTENANCE INTERVAL INITIAL...
  • Page 89: Inspecting The Fuel System

    Check the fuel system for leaks, cracks, or malfunctions. If any problem is found, do the necessary repair or replacement as required. If repair is necessary, consult a Yamaha dealer. Check: Carburetor for leakage. Fuel pump for malfunction or leakage.
  • Page 90 1. The fuel filter should be replaced once a year or after every 200 hours of operation, or if water is found in the filter. Have a Yamaha dealer replace the fuel filter if necessary. WARNING Do not try to replace the fuel filter your- self.
  • Page 91: Inspecting The Oil Injection System

    Inspecting the oil injection system Check the oil injection system for leakage, cracks, or malfunctions. If necessary, have a Yamaha dealer repair the oil injection sys- tem. Check: Oil tank for damage, cracks or leakage. Oil tank for water or dirt.
  • Page 92: Inspecting The Steering Cable

    1. Squeeze and release the throttle lever. If the lever does not return smoothly, have a Yamaha dealer service it. 2. Adjust free play a by loosening the lock- nut 1 and turning the adjuster 2.
  • Page 93: Cleaning And Adjusting The Spark Plugs

    Do not attempt to diagnose any problems yourself. Have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft. Remove and inspect the spark plug peri- odically; heat and deposits will cause the spark plug to slowly break down and erode.
  • Page 94: Lubrication Points

    EJU01139 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 (carburetor end) Choke cable (carburetor end) 4-15...
  • Page 95 Throttle cable (handlebar end) Squeeze the throttle lever and remove the seal 1. Spray a rust inhibitor into the outer cable. Refit the seal securely. Steering cable (handlebar end) Steering handle pivot shaft If the steering pivot shaft becomes loose, tighten the band 1 until a satisfactory feel is obtained.
  • Page 96: Adjusting The Choke Cable

    Intermediate housing Using a grease gun, fill the intermediate housing with water resistant grease through the grease nipple 1. Grease capacity: Initial 10 hours or 1 month: 33.0–35.0 cm (1.11–1.18 oz) Every 100 hours or 6 months: 6.0–8.0 cm (0.20–0.27 oz) EJU01261 Adjusting the choke cable Check that the choke cable is properly...
  • Page 97: Inspecting The Battery

    EJU01108 Inspecting the battery Check the level of the battery electrolyte and make sure the leads are secure. WARNING Battery electrolyte is poisonous and dan- gerous, causing severe burns, etc. Elec- trolyte contains sulfuric acid. Avoid contact with skin, eyes or clothing. Antidotes External: Flush with water.
  • Page 98 Do not attempt to charge a battery hast- ily. Battery life may be shorter. Yamaha recommend charging battery by a Yamaha dealer or a battery dealer. If you charge the battery yourself, read the battery charger instructions carefully before charg- ing and follow the points below.
  • Page 99: Adjusting The Carburetor

    Adjusting the carburetor The carburetor is a vital part of the engine and requires very sophisticated adjustment. Most adjusting should be left to a Yamaha dealer who has the professional knowledge and experience to perform it. However, the operator may adjust the trolling speed as part of the usual maintenance routine.
  • Page 100: Replacing The Fuse

    If the oil tank becomes completely empty, or any hose connected to the oil pump has been disconnected, the oil pump must be bled to ensure proper oil flow. If bleeding of the oil pump is necessary, have a Yamaha dealer bleed it. 4-21...
  • Page 101: Specifications

    EJU01362 Specifications MODEL Unit XL700 ITEM WATERCRAFT CAPACITY Maximum people on board Number of people Maximum load capacity kg (lb) 240 (530) DIMENSIONS Length mm (in) 3,150 (124.0) Width mm (in) 1,250 (49.2) Height mm (in) 1,100 (43.3) Dry weight...
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  • Page 103: Troubleshooting And

    EJU01115 TROUBLESHOOTING AND EMERGENCY PROCEDURES Troubleshooting ........5-1 Troubleshooting chart ......5-1 Emergency procedures ......5-3 Cleaning the jet intake and impeller ..5-3 Jumping the battery .......5-4 Towing the watercraft ......5-6 Submerged watercraft ......5-7...
  • Page 104: Troubleshooting

    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. EJU01370 Troubleshooting chart...
  • Page 105 Fuel Empty Refill as soon as Engine runs irregu- possible larly or stalls Stale or contaminated Have serviced by 4-10 Yamaha dealer Choke Knob pulled Push fully in Fuel filter Clogged or water Have serviced by 4-11 pooled Yamaha dealer...
  • Page 106: Emergency Procedures

    EJU01118 Emergency procedures EJU01119 Cleaning the jet intake and impeller If weeds or debris get caught in the intake or impeller, cavitation can occur, causing jet thrust to decrease even though engine speed rises. If this condition is allowed to continue, the engine will overheat and may seize.
  • Page 107: Jumping The Battery

    2. Remove any weeds or debris from around the drive shaft, impeller, pump housing, and jet thrust nozzle. If debris is difficult to remove, consult your Yamaha dealer. CAUTION: Always avoid operating your watercraft in areas where weed growth is thick. If trav-...
  • Page 108: Connecting The Jumper Cables

    EJU01121 Connecting the jumper cables 1. Connect the positive (+) jumper cable 1 to the positive (+) terminals of both bat- teries. 2. Connect one end of the negative (–) jumper cable 2 to the negative (–) termi- nal of the booster battery 3. 3.
  • Page 109: Towing The Watercraft

    EJU01122 Towing the watercraft If the watercraft becomes inoperative in the water, it can be towed to shore. If the watercraft must be towed in an emergency using a tow line, the operator should ride the watercraft, holding onto the handlebars.
  • Page 110: 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 possi- ble. Failure to do so may result in serious engine damage! 1. Beach the watercraft and remove the stern drain plugs to drain the water from the engine compartment.
  • Page 111: Appendix

    EJU01124 APPENDIX Limited warranty ........6-1 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.) ..........6-3 Index............6-4...
  • Page 112: Limited Warranty

    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 113 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 114 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 115 EJU01125 Index Filling the fuel tank ........3-3 Filling the oil tank ........3-4 2-stroke engine oil........3-2 Fire extinguisher........3-9 Fishing vessel right-of-way....1-18 Adjusting the carburetor ......4-20 Flushing the cooling system ....4-1 Adjusting the choke cable ..... 4-17 Front seat ..........
  • Page 116 Reading buoys and other markers ..1-18 Watercraft Education and Training..1-20 Rear seat..........2-4 Water separator ........3-7 Recommended equipment ....1-12 Water-skiing .......... 1-14 Replacing the fuse ........ 4-21 Riding watercraft with passengers ..3-20 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE Rough water operation......3-30 (Y.E.S.)............ 6-3...
  • Page 118 YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, USA Printed in USA July 2001—1.5 × 1 CR F0M-F8199-13 (XL700-A) Printed on recycled paper...

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