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2009 WaveRunner
VX Deluxe
VX Cruiser
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    2009 WaveRunner VX Deluxe VX Cruiser OWNER’S/OPERATOR’S MANUAL Read this manual carefully before operating this watercraft. F2L-F8199-20-E0...

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    Read this manual carefully before operating this watercraft. This manual should stay with the WaveRunner if it is sold.

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    Important manual information EJU30191 ECJ00091 To the owner/operator NOTICE Thank you for choosing a Yamaha watercraft. A NOTICE indicates special precautions This owner’s/operator’s manual contains in- that must be taken to avoid damage to the formation you will need for proper operation, watercraft or other property.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    ........... 1 Bow eye ........... 29 Hull Identification Number (HIN) ..1 Stern eyes ........29 Engine serial number ......1 Yamaha Engine Management Emission control information System (YEMS) ......30 (for Canada only) ......2 Yamaha Security System Approval label of emission control (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ..

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    Table of contents Post-operation care ...... 61 Transporting ......... 62 Maintenance and care..... 63 Storage ......... 63 Flushing the cooling system .... 63 Lubrication ........64 Battery ..........64 Cleaning the watercraft ....65 Maintenance and adjustments ..65 Owner’s/operator’s manual and tool kit ...........

  • 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 (for Canada Only)

    General and important labels EJU30360 EJU30400 Emission control information Approval label of emission control certificate (for Canada only) This label is attached to the top of the cylinder This engine conforms to 2009 U.S. Environ- head and to the inside of the engine compart- mental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations ment.

  • Page 8: Manufactured Date Label

    General and important labels EJU30430 Manufactured date label This label is attached to the top of the cylinder head. 1 Manufactured date label location...

  • Page 9: 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 10: Warning Labels

    General and important labels EJU35911 Warning labels If any of these labels are damaged or missing, contact a Yamaha dealer for replacements.

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    General and important labels...

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    General and important labels...

  • Page 13: Other Labels

    General and important labels For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser only EJU36650 Other labels...

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    General and important labels The following label indicates the correct direction to upright a capsized watercraft. For Canada only Except for Canada (VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) The following CE marking is located on the back of the remote control transmitter.

  • 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 kles, and other bones. Do not jump wakes EJU30761 Cruising limitations or waves. Scan constantly for people, objects, and Do not operate the watercraft in rough wa- other watercraft. Be alert for conditions that ter, bad weather, or when visibility is poor; limit your visibility or block your vision of this may lead to an accident causing injury others.

  • Page 17: Operation Requirements

    Safety information with another boat, which could result in se- EJU30821 Operation requirements vere injury or death. All riders must wear a personal flotation de- vice (PFD) that is approved by the appropri- ate authorities and is suitable for personal watercraft use.

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    Safety information certain kinds of accidents and that it could your feet increases the chances of losing injure you in others. your balance, or hitting objects outside the A helmet is designed to provide some head watercraft with your feet. Do not give a ride protection.

  • Page 19: Recommended Equipment

    A mirror can also Scan carefully for swimmers and stay away be used as an emergency signal. Contact a from swimming areas. Swimmers are hard Yamaha dealer for more information. to see and you could accidentally hit some- Watch one in the water.

  • Page 20: 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-...

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    Safety information legs, ankles, and other bones. You could any debris or weeds, which may have col- also damage the shift mechanism. lected around the jet intake. For VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser: Reverse can be used to slow down or stop during slow-speed maneuvering, such as when docking.

  • Page 22: Water-skiing

    Safety information is required by law. Let the skier direct the EJU30951 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 23: Safe Boating Rules

    Make sure that the rope is not looped EJU30970 Safe boating rules around anything. Your Yamaha watercraft is legally considered After checking that the skier is ready and a powerboat. Operation of the watercraft must that there is no traffic or other obstacles, ap- be in accordance with the rules and regula- ply enough throttle to raise the skier.

  • Page 24: 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 25: Features And Functions

    Features and functions EJU31010 Location of main components Front view 1 Handlebars 2 Seat 3 Footwell 4 Sponsons 5 Gunwale 6 Cooling water pilot outlet 7 Fuel tank filler cap 8 Bow eye 9 Hood...

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    Features and functions Rear view 1 Handgrip 2 Cleat 3 Intake grate 4 Speed sensor 5 Stern drain plugs 6 Stern eyes 7 Ride plate 8 Jet thrust nozzle 9 Reverse gate (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) 10 Reboarding step (for VX Cruiser)

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    Features and functions Control system 1 Start switch 2 Engine shut-off switch 3 Clip 4 Multifunction information center 5 Rearview mirrors (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) 6 Shift lever (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) 7 Throttle lever 8 Glove compartment 9 Remote control transmitter (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) 10 Engine stop switch 11 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)

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    Features and functions Engine compartment 1 Air filter case 2 Water separator 3 Fuel tank 4 Battery 5 Flushing hose connector 6 Oil tank 7 Spark plugs/Spark plug caps/Ignition coils 8 Muffler 9 Electrical box...

  • Page 29: 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 EJU31032 Seat To remove the seat: Pull the seat latch up, and then pull the seat off. VX/VX Deluxe 1 Seat latch VX Cruiser EJU31072...

  • Page 30: Fuel Tank Filler Cap

    System” on page 30 for information on using ating the watercraft. the remote control transmitter.) EJU31091 The Yamaha Security System and low-RPM Fuel tank filler cap mode settings can only be selected using the To remove the fuel tank filler cap, turn it coun- remote control transmitter.

  • Page 31: Engine Stop Switch

    Do not attempt to disassemble the re- mote control transmitter yourself. Other- wise, the transmitter may not operate properly. If the transmitter needs a new battery, contact a Yamaha dealer. 1 Engine stop switch EJU31161 TIP: Engine shut-off switch...

  • Page 32: Start Switch

    Features and functions is not running to prevent unauthorized use by Lock mode of the Yamaha Security System children or others. has been selected (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser). (See page 30 for Yamaha Securi- ty System lock and unlock mode selection procedures.)

  • Page 33: Steering System

    (See pages 35 and 79 for more information.) cept at trolling speed. This model is equipped with the Yamaha En- TIP: gine Management System (YEMS) that in- If the cooling water passages are dry, it will cludes an off-throttle steering (OTS) system.

  • Page 34: Handgrip

    Features and functions When the shift lever is in the reverse position, boarding step for any other purpose. The the watercraft can be launched from a trailer, watercraft can be damaged. or backed up out of tight spots where you can- not turn around easily.

  • Page 35: Yamaha Engine Management System (yems)

    Yamaha Engine Management System Yamaha Security System settings (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) (YEMS) The Yamaha Security System settings are se- This model is equipped with an integrated, lected by pressing the lock or unlock button computerized management system that con- on the remote control transmitter briefly.

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    This indicates the lock mode is There are two operation modes in the unlock selected and the engine cannot be started. mode of the Yamaha Security System: the UNLOCK normal mode and the low-RPM mode. The When the unlock button on the remote control...

  • Page 37: Multifunction Information Center

    Features and functions seconds to switch between the normal mode EJU31453 Multifunction information center and the low-RPM mode. This meter contains the following functions for Normal mode help and convenience in operating the water- The watercraft can be ridden normally in this craft.

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    Features and functions EJU31461 the fuel tank. The display segments of the fuel Tachometer level meter disappear two at a time as the fuel The engine speed (r/min) is displayed by seg- level decreases. ments. Each segment indicates a 250 r/min increment.

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    (See page 43 for engine oil level checking procedures.) If the oil level is low, add enough engine oil to raise it to the proper level. If the oil level is sufficient, have a Yamaha dealer check the watercraft.

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    Press the select button on the multifunction tion.) NOTICE: If you cannot locate and information center to stop the buzzer. correct the cause of the overheating, con- sult a Yamaha dealer. Continuing to oper- ate at higher speeds could result in severe engine damage. [ECJ00041]...

  • Page 41: Storage Compartments

    30 for more information.) 1 “SECURITY” indicator light If this occurs, reduce the engine speed, return EJU35010 to shore, and have a Yamaha dealer check “L-MODE” indicator light the engine. (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) TIP: The “L-MODE”...

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    Features and functions EJU31712 Front storage compartment: Front storage compartment Capacity: The front storage compartment is located at 62.0 L (16.4 US gal, 13.6 the bow. Load limit: To open the front storage compartment, pull 5.0 kg (11 lb) the hood latch up, and then lift up the hood.

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    Features and functions To open the glove compartment, slide the Keep the remote control transmitter in the glove compartment latch toward you, and transmitter holder when operating the water- then lift up the lid. craft. 1 Glove compartment latch 1 Beverage holder 2 Transmitter holder 1 Glove compartment Glove compartment:...

  • Page 44: 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 45: Engine Oil

    Operation for engine oil level checking procedures.) Use Fuel tank capacity: a combination of the recommended SAE and 60 L (15.9 US gal, 13.2 API engine oil classifications shown in the chart below. 1 Approximately 50 mm (2 in) from top of the fuel tank (5) Wipe up any spilled fuel immediately.

  • Page 46: 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...

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    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 48: Pre-operation Check Points

    Check the hull and deck for cracks and other start the engine. NOTICE: When check- damage. If any damage is found, have a ing the engine oil level on land, supply Yamaha dealer repair the watercraft. water to the cooling water passages. EJU32391 Fuel level...

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    Run the engine an additional 5 minutes if mum level mark, the oil tank is overfilled. the ambient temperature is 20 °C (68 °F) Have a Yamaha dealer remove the ex- or less. cessive amount of engine oil. (3) Remove the seat. (See page 24 for seat (6) Install the seat.

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    Operation (3) After the water has drained, wipe the Recharge the battery or replace it if it is not in bilge with dry rags to make sure that it is good condition. (See page 73 for battery re- thoroughly dry. charging procedures.) (4) Install the stern drain plugs.

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    Always carry a fire extinguisher on board. A fire extinguisher is not standard equipment with this watercraft. If you do not have one, contact a Yamaha dealer or a fire extinguisher dealer to obtain one meeting the proper spec- ifications.

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    Operation Make sure that the reverse gate goes down damage to the engine could result. Cooling completely when the shift lever is pulled up. water is fed to the engine by the jet pump. Also, make sure that the reverse gate goes up completely when the shift lever is pushed down.

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    Operation Check the start switch, the engine stop and the watercraft is in the water. (See page switch, and the engine shut-off switch for 27 for more information.) proper operation. Push the start switch to start the engine. As soon as the engine starts running, push the engine stop switch to verify that the engine stops immediately.

  • Page 54: Operation

    The engine break-in period is essential to al- Starting the engine low the various components of the engine to (1) If the lock mode of the Yamaha Security wear and polish themselves to the correct op- System is selected (for VX Deluxe/VX erating clearances.

  • Page 55: Stopping The Engine

    Operation (2) Launch the watercraft in water free from off, allowing the watercraft to continue weeds and debris and at least 60 cm (2 ft) to run and cause an accident. [EWJ00581] deep from the bottom of the watercraft. NOTICE: Never operate in water that is less than 60 cm (2 ft) deep from the bottom of the watercraft, otherwise pebbles or sand could be sucked into...

  • Page 56: (for Vx Deluxe/vx Cruiser)

    If leaving the watercraft, select the lock you could be pinched. mode of the Yamaha Security System (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) and remove the en- To shift into reverse: gine shut-off cord (lanyard) to reduce the...

  • Page 57: Operating Your Watercraft

    Operation EJU32901 Operate defensively at safe speeds and keep Operating your watercraft a safe distance away from people, objects, EJU32961 and other watercraft. Select a wide area to Getting to know your watercraft learn in, where there is good visibility and light Operating your watercraft requires skills ac- boat traffic.

  • Page 58: Riding With Passengers

    Operation (subnormal body temperature) and abra- Do not give a ride to children whose feet can- sions. not reach the floor of the footwell. The pas- Footwear and gloves are recommended. sengers should hold on firmly, either to the Eye protection is recommended to keep wind, person in front of them or to the handgrip pro- water, and glare from the sun out of your eyes vided, and keep their feet on the floor of the...

  • Page 59: 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.

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    Operation EJU35231 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.

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    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 62: 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 63: 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 64: 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 65: Beaching The Watercraft

    Operation The watercraft slows down as soon as the ft) before you reach the intended beach- throttle lever is released, but will coast for a ing area. distance before fully stopping. If you are not (2) Approach the beach slowly and stop the sure you can stop in time before hitting an ob- engine before reaching land.

  • Page 66: Operating In Weeded Areas

    Operation EJU37190 EJU33382 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 67: Transporting

    Operation (5) Flush the cooling system to prevent it EJU33452 Transporting from clogging with salt, sand, or dirt. (See Before putting the watercraft on a trailer or page 63 for flushing procedures.) transporting it, be sure to put the shift lever (6) If the watercraft will be stored for a week in the forward position (for VX Deluxe/VX or more, lubricate internal engine compo-...

  • Page 68: Maintenance And Care

    It is advisable If you will be storing the watercraft for a pro- to have the watercraft serviced by a Yamaha longed period, such as winter storage, top off dealer prior to storage. However, the following the fuel tank with fresh gasoline and add fuel procedures can be performed by the owner.

  • Page 69: Lubrication

    (4) Fully charge the battery. (5) Apply Yamaha Marine Grease Yamaha Grease A to the battery termi- nals, and then store the battery in a cool, dry place. (6) Check the battery at least once every 2 months and fully charge it if necessary.

  • Page 70: Cleaning The Watercraft

    1.28 at 20 °C (68 °F) exhaust emission and sound levels within the regulated limits. The most important points of It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer watercraft inspection, adjustment, and lubri- check the specific gravity and charge the bat- cation are explained on the following pages.

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    Maintenance and care vided on the watercraft for the manual and tool kit. 1 Storage compartment To protect these materials from water dam- age, it would be a good idea to put them in a waterproof bag. The service information included in this man- ual is intended to provide you, the owner, with the necessary information for completing your own preventive maintenance and minor re-...

  • Page 72: 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...

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    Maintenance and care Initial Thereafter every Item Operation hours hours hours hours hours Page months months months months Oil filter Replace Valve clearance Check, adjust — * This operation should be performed after every use.

  • Page 74: Checking The Fuel System

    2.0 L (2.11 US qt, 1.76 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 75: Checking The Shift Cable (for Vx Deluxe/vx Cruiser)

    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) EJU36640 Checking and adjusting the throttle cable Check that the throttle cable moves back to the set position smoothly and that the throttle lever free play is within specification.

  • Page 76: Cleaning And Adjusting The Spark Plugs

    Maintenance and care (3) Adjust the free play by turning the adjust- tempt to diagnose any problems yourself. Have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft. Remove and inspect the spark plugs periodi- cally; heat and deposits will cause the spark plugs to slowly break down and erode.

  • Page 77: Lubrication Points

    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 (handlebar end) Loosen the adjuster and disconnect the outer cable from the bracket. Spray a rust inhibitor into the outer cable.

  • Page 78: Checking The Battery

    Call a physician im- Battery life could be shortened. mediately. It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and charge the battery. If you charge the battery get prompt medical attention.

  • Page 79: 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 80: Specifications

    Specifications EJU34542 Ignition system: Specifications T.C.I. Watercraft capacity: Spark plug: CR9EB Maximum people on board: Spark plug gap: 3 person 0.7–0.8 mm (0.028–0.031 in) Maximum load capacity: Battery capacity: 240 kg (530 lb) 12 V, 19.0 Ah Dimensions: Charging system: Length: Flywheel magneto VX 3220 mm (126.8 in)

  • Page 81: 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. EJU34593...

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    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...

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    Trouble recovery TROUBLE POSSIBLE CAUSE REMEDY PAGE Watercraft slow or Yamaha Se- Low-RPM mode se- Select normal mode loses power curity Sys- lected tem (VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) Cavitation Jet intake clogged Clean Impeller damaged or Have serviced by worn Yamaha dealer...

  • Page 84: 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 85: 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 86: Towing The Watercraft

    If the watercraft is submerged or flooded with Main fuse: 20 A 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 87

    (2) Install the stern drain plugs and storage compartment drain plugs. (3) Have the watercraft inspected by a Yamaha dealer as soon as possible. NOTICE: Be sure to have a Yamaha dealer inspect the watercraft. Other- wise, serious engine damage could re- sult.

  • Page 88

    Index Fuel injection system........ 74 Air filter element ........69 Fuel level ..........43 Approval label of emission control Fuel level meter........33 certificate ..........2 Fuel level warning indicator...... 34 Fuel system, checking......69 Battery..........45, 64 Fuel tank ..........69 Battery, checking........

  • Page 89

    Watercraft characteristics......15 Remote control transmitter Water-skiing ..........17 (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)....25 Reverse on waterways Yamaha Engine Management System (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser)....60 (YEMS) ..........30 Riding with passengers ......53 Yamaha Security System (for VX Deluxe/VX Cruiser) ....30 Safe boating rules ........

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