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2021 WaveRunner

EX/EX SPORT EX DELUXE EX LIMITED

OWNERS/OPERATORS MANUAL

F3Y-F8199-14

LIT-18626-12-87

U.S.A. Edition

Read this manual carefully before operating this watercraft.

DIC183

WARNING: Operating, servicing and maintaining a recreational marine vessel can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust, carbon monoxide, phthalates, and lead, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. To minimize exposure, avoid breathing exhaust, service your vessel in a well-ventilated area and wear gloves or wash your hands frequently when servicing this vessel. For more information go to www.P65warnings.ca.gov/marine

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

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To the owner/operator Thank you for choosing a Yamaha watercraft. This owners/operators manual contains in- formation you will need for proper operation, maintenance, and care. A thorough under- standing of these simple instructions will help you to obtain maximum enjoyment from your new Yamaha. If you have any questions about the operation or maintenance of your watercraft, please consult a Yamaha dealer. In this manual, information of particular im- portance is distinguished in the following ways:

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury haz- ards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death. EWJ00072

A WARNING indicates a hazardous situa- tion which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

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A NOTICE indicates special precautions that must be taken to avoid damage to the watercraft or other property.

TIP: A TIP provides key information to make pro- cedures easier or clearer. EJU45461

Engine data recording This models ECM stores certain engine data to assist in the diagnosis of malfunctions and for research, statistical analysis and develop- ment purposes. Although the sensors and recorded data will vary by model, the main data points are:

Engine status and engine performance data

This data will be uploaded only when a spe- cial Yamaha diagnostic tool is attached to the engine, such as when maintenance checks or service procedures are performed. Yamaha will not disclose this data to a third party except in the following cases. In addi- tion, Yamaha may provide engine data to a contractor in order to outsource services re- lated to the handling of the engine data. Even in this case, Yamaha will require the contrac- tor to properly handle the engine data we provided and Yamaha will appropriately manage the data. With the consent of the boat owner Where obligated by law For use by Yamaha in litigation For general Yamaha-conducted research

purposes when the data is not related to an individual engine or owner

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Because Yamaha has a policy of continuing product improvement, this product may not be exactly as described in this owners/oper- ators manual. Specifications are subject to change without notice. This manual should be considered a perma- nent part of this watercraft and should remain with it even if the watercraft is subsequently sold. EJU30224

WaveRunner EX / EX SPORT / EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED

OWNERS/OPERATORS MANUAL 2021 by Yamaha Motor Corporation,

U.S.A. 1st Edition, April 2020

All rights reserved. Any reprinting or unauthorized use without the written permission of

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. is expressly prohibited.

Printed in U.S.A. P/N LIT-18626-12-87

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General and important labels...........1 Identification numbers .................... 1

Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number............................................ 1

Hull Identification Number (HIN)......... 1 Engine serial number.......................... 2

Emission control information .......... 2 Approval label of emission control

certificate ........................................ 2 Manufactured date label .................... 3 Star labels .......................................... 3

Important labels .............................. 5 Warning labels.................................... 6 Other labels ........................................ 9

Safety information........................... 11 Limitations on who may operate

the watercraft ............................. 11 Cruising limitations........................ 12 Operation requirements ................ 13 Recommended equipment ........... 16 Hazard information........................ 16 Watercraft characteristics ............. 17 Wakeboarding and water-skiing ... 18 Rules of the Road ......................... 20 To get more boating safety

information ................................. 24 Enjoy your watercraft

responsibly................................. 25

Description.......................................26 Watercraft glossary ....................... 26 Location of main components ...... 27

Control function operation .............31 Watercraft control functions ......... 31

Engine stop switch .......................... 31 Engine shut-off switch .................... 31 Start switch ..................................... 31 Throttle lever .................................... 32 RiDE lever (EX DELUXE / EX

LIMITED) ....................................... 32

Steering system................................ 32 Cooling water pilot outlet ................. 33 Water separator................................ 33

Watercraft operation ...................... 35 Watercraft operation functions ..... 35

Reverse system (EX SPORT)............ 35 Shift system (EX DELUXE / EX

LIMITED) ....................................... 36

Instrument operation...................... 39 Multifunction information center... 39

Information display........................... 39

Equipment operation ...................... 44 Equipment..................................... 44

Seat .................................................. 44 Handgrip........................................... 44 Reboarding grip................................ 45 Reboarding step (EX SPORT / EX

DELUXE / EX LIMITED) ................ 45 Bow eye............................................ 46 Stern eyes ........................................ 46 Cleat ................................................. 46 Pull-up cleats (EX LIMITED) ............ 46 Storage compartments .................... 46 Fire extinguisher holder.................... 49

Operation and handling requirements ................................... 50

Fuel requirements ......................... 50 Fuel................................................... 50

Engine oil requirements ................ 52 Engine oil .......................................... 52

Draining the bilge water................ 54 Draining the bilge water on land....... 54 Draining the bilge water on water .... 54

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Transporting on a trailer ................ 55

First-time operation ........................ 56 Engine break-in ............................. 56

Pre-operation checks ..................... 57 Pre-operation checklist .................... 57

Pre-operation check points........... 59 Pre-launch checks ........................... 59 Post-launch checks ......................... 65

Operation ......................................... 66 Operating your watercraft ............. 66

Getting to know your watercraft ...... 66 Learning to operate your

watercraft...................................... 66 Riding position ................................. 67 Launching the watercraft ................. 67 Starting the engine on water ............ 67 Stopping the engine......................... 68 Leaving the watercraft...................... 68 Operating the watercraft .................. 68 Turning the watercraft ...................... 70 Stopping the watercraft ................... 71 Operating the watercraft in reverse

or neutral (EX SPORT / EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED)............ 72

Boarding the watercraft ................... 73 Starting off........................................ 76 Capsized watercraft ......................... 77 Beaching and docking the

watercraft...................................... 78 Operating in weeded areas .............. 78 After removing the watercraft from

the water ....................................... 79

Care and storage............................. 80 Post-operation care ...................... 80

Flushing the cooling water passages....................................... 80

Cleaning the watercraft .................... 81 Battery care...................................... 81

Long-term storage ........................ 83 Cleaning ........................................... 83

Lubrication ....................................... 83 Rustproofing..................................... 84

Maintenance.................................... 86 Maintenance ................................. 86

Periodic maintenance chart ............. 87 Engine oil and oil filter ...................... 89

Specifications.................................. 90 Specifications ............................... 90

Trouble recovery ............................. 91 Troubleshooting............................ 91

Troubleshooting chart ...................... 91 Emergency procedures ................ 94

Cleaning the jet intake and impeller ......................................... 94

Raising the reverse gate (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED)........... 95

Jumping the battery ......................... 95 Towing the watercraft....................... 96 Submerged watercraft ..................... 96

Consumer information ................... 98 Limited warranty ........................... 98 YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE

(Y.E.S.) ..................................... 100

Index............................................... 101

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Identification numbers Record the Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number, 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. EJU30284

Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number The PRI-ID number is stamped on a plate at- tached inside the engine compartment. (See page 44 for seat removal and installation pro- cedures and page 48 for information on the seat storage compartment.) MODEL: EX1050C-W (EX) EX1050B-W (EX SPORT)

EX1050A-W (EX DELUXE) EX1050D-W (EX LIMITED)

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Hull Identification Number (HIN) The HIN is stamped on a plate attached to the aft deck.

1 Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number loca- tion

1 Hull Identification Number (HIN) location

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MODEL YAMAHA MOTOR CO.,LTD. ASSEMBLED IN U.S.A. WITH FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC COMPONENTS. ASSEMBL EN U.S. AVEC DES COMPOSANTS TRANGERS ET DOMESTIQUES.

PRI-I.D.

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Engine serial number The engine serial number is stamped on a plate attached to the engine unit. (See page 44 for seat removal and installation proce- dures and page 48 for information on the seat storage compartment.)

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Emission control information This engine conforms to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and/or California Air Resources Board (CARB) regulations for ma- rine SI engines applicable at the time of man- ufacture. This engine is certified to operate on regular unleaded gasoline. EJU44470

Approval label of emission control certificate This label is attached to the top of the cylin- der head and to the inside of the engine com- partment. (See page 44 for seat removal and installation procedures, page 48 for informa- tion on the seat storage compartment, and

1 Engine serial number location

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page 49 for information on the fire extinguish- er holder.)

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Manufactured date label This label is attached to the port side of the air filter case. (See page 44 for seat removal

and installation procedures and page 49 for information on the fire extinguisher holder.)

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Star labels This watercraft is labeled with a California Air Resources Board (CARB) star label. See be- low for a description of your particular label.

One Star - Low Emission The one-star label identifies engines that meet the Air Resources Boards Personal

1 Emission control information label location

1 Emission control information label location

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EMISSION CONTROL INFORMATION

ENGINE FAMILY : MAX POWER : kW

DISPLACEMENT : liters EPA/CA FEL : HC+NOx , CO g/kW-h

THIS ENGINE CONFORMS TO CALIFORNIA AND U.S. EPA EXHAUST REGULATIONS FOR SI MARINE ENGINES. REFER TO OWNERS MANUAL FOR MAINTENANCE SPECIFICATIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS.

YAMAHA MOTOR CO.,LTD.

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EPA/CA KNCNPLINEME2 , KYMXPTANKTK2 , KBEMPMDRN003

KYMXPVSSLYM1

,

1 Manufactured date label location

1 Star label location

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Watercraft and Outboard marine engine 2001 exhaust emission standards. Engines meet- ing these standards have 75% lower emis- sions than conventional carbureted two- stroke engines. These engines are equivalent to the U.S. EPAs 2006 standards for marine engines.

Two Stars - Very Low Emission The two-star label identifies engines that meet the Air Resources Boards Personal Watercraft and Outboard marine engine 2004 exhaust emission standards. Engines meet- ing these standards have 20% lower emis- sions than One Star-Low Emission engines.

Three Stars - Ultra Low Emission The three-star label identifies engines that meet the Air Resources Boards Personal Watercraft and Outboard marine engine 2008 exhaust emission standards or the Sterndrive and Inboard marine engine 2003-2008 ex- haust emission standards. Engines meeting

these standards have 65% lower emissions than One Star-Low Emission engines.

Four Stars - Super Ultra Low Emission The four-star label identifies engines that meet the Air Resources Boards Sterndrive and Inboard marine engine 2009 exhaust emission standards. Personal Watercraft and Outboard marine engines may also comply with these standards. Engines meeting these standards have 90% lower emissions than One Star-Low Emission engines.

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Important labels Read the following labels before using this watercraft. If you have any questions, consult a Yamaha dealer.

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2 6

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

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F3Y-U415B-00 F3Y-U415B-20

F3V-U416A-00 F3V-U416A-20

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4 F4E-U41E1-40

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EX SPORT

F3K-U41D5-20

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Other labels

F0V-U41F5-01 F1B-U41F5-01

EX

F3Y-U41G1-20 F3Y-U41G1-30

RATED PERSON CAPACITY:3 MAXIMUM LOAD:225 kg (496 lb)

YAMAHA

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F3Y-U418E-40 F3Y-U418E-50

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The safe use and operation of this water- craft is dependent upon the use of proper riding techniques, as well as upon the common sense, good judgment, and ex- pertise of the operator. Every operator should know the following requirements before riding the watercraft. Before operating the watercraft, read this

owners/operators manual, the Riding Practice Guide, the Riding Instruction card, and all labels on the watercraft. Also, watch the WaveRunner Basic Orientation Video linked to the following QR code.

https://yamahawaverunners.com/orientation A DVD is also available at your nearest dealer for your convenience. These materials should give you an under- standing of the watercraft and its opera- tion.

Never allow anyone to operate this water- craft until they too have read this own- ers/operators manual, the Riding Practice Guide, the Riding Instruction card, and all labels, and, if possible, watched the WaveRunner Basic Orientation Video. Showing them the video may help reinforce the information contained in these materi- als.

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Limitations on who may operate the watercraft

Make sure that the operator is 16 years of age or older and has taken a boater safety course. Adults must supervise use by minors. Your state (or province) may have addition- al requirements. You can find local rules by contacting the United States Coast Guard (USCG), the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, or your local Power Squadron.

This watercraft is designed to carry the op- erator and up to 2 passengers. Never ex- ceed the maximum load limit or allow more than 3 persons (or 2 persons if a wake- boarder or water-skier is being pulled) to ride the watercraft at any time.

Do not operate the watercraft with any pas- sengers on board until you have consider- able practice and experience riding alone. Operating the watercraft with passengers requires more skill. Take the time to be- come accustomed to the handling charac- teristics of the watercraft before trying any difficult maneuvers.

Maximum load: 225 kg (496 lb) Load is the total weight of cargo, op- erator, and passengers.

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Cruising limitations 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, objects, and other watercraft.

Do not follow directly behind watercraft or other boats.

Do not go near others to spray or splash them with water, go too close to other boats, or go too fast for the traffic condi- tions.

EX / EX SPORT: Take early action to avoid collisions. Remember, watercraft and other boats do not have brakes.

EX / EX SPORT: Avoid sharp turns or other maneuvers that make it hard for others to avoid you or understand where you are go- ing.

EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: Take early ac- tion to avoid collisions. Remember, water- craft and other boats do not have brakes. In addition, the Reverse with Intuitive De- celeration Electronics (RiDE) system is not a braking device for avoiding dangerous situations. The RiDE system is an electron- ic system for controlling the engine speed and reverse gate, which is located near the jet thrust nozzle. The RiDE lever located at

the left handlebar grip can be used to change the direction of the jet thrust so that the watercraft moves in reverse or is in neu- tral. The RiDE system assists the operator when slowing down and during slow- speed maneuvering, such as launching, beaching, and docking.

EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: Avoid sharp turns, slowing down rapidly by squeezing the RiDE lever forcefully, and other maneu- vers that make it hard for others to avoid you or understand where you are going.

Avoid areas with submerged objects or shallow water.

Do not release the throttle lever when trying to steer away from objectsas with other powerboats, you need throttle to steer. Al- ways check throttle and steering controls before starting the watercraft.

Ride within your limits and avoid aggres- sive maneuvers to reduce the risk of loss of control, ejection, and collision.

This is a high performance boatnot a toy. Avoid aggressive operation, sharp turns, and unexpected acceleration that can cau- se you to be thrown off. Do not jump waves or wakesjumping can cause injuries such as back or spinal injuries (paralysis), facial injuries, and broken legs, ankles, and other bones. Improper operation can result in se- 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. Be alert to the possibility of ad- verse weather. Take note of weather fore- casts and the prevailing weather conditions before setting out on your wa- tercraft.

As with any water sport, you should not op- erate your watercraft without someone else

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nearby. If you operate further than swim- ming distance from shore, you should be accompanied by another boat or water- craft, but make sure you stay a safe dis- tance away. Its good, common sense.

Never operate in water that is less than 60 cm (2 ft) deep from the bottom of the wa- tercraft, otherwise you increase your chan- ce of hitting a submerged object, which could result in injury.

This watercraft is not equipped with light- ing required for night operation. Do not op- erate the watercraft after sunset or before dawn, otherwise you increase the risk of colliding with another boat, which could re- sult in severe injury or death.

Follow navigation rules, and state/provin- cial and local laws that apply to watercraft.

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Operation requirements All riders must wear a personal flotation de-

vice (PFD) that is approved by the appro- priate authorities and 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 the water or being near the jet thrust nozzle. You must wear shorts with neoprene (wet- suit material) to keep water from being forcefully injected into the rectum or vagina during a fall backward. Riders not wearing neoprene shorts have received severe rec- tal, vaginal, and internal injuries resulting in permanent damage. Normal swimwear does not offer adequate protection.

Eye protection is recommended to keep wind, water, and glare from the sun out of your eyes while you operate your water- craft. Restraining straps for eyewear are made which are designed to float should your eyewear fall in the water. Footwear and gloves are recommended.

Helmets meeting Snell or DOT standards are required for IJSBA-sanctioned races. You must decide whether to wear a helmet while you ride for recreation. You should know that a helmet could help protect you

60 cm (2 ft)

1 Authority-approved PFD 2 Wetsuit bottom

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in certain kinds of accidents and that it could injure you in others. A helmet is designed to provide some head protection. Although helmets cannot pro- tect against all foreseeable impacts, a hel- met might reduce your injuries in a collision with a boat or other obstacle. A helmet may have potential safety haz- ards, as well. Falling into the water could risk the chance of the helmet catching wa- ter, commonly known as bucketing, and the resulting strain on your neck could cau- se choking, severe and permanent neck in- juries, or death. A helmet could also increase the risk of an accident if it reduces your vision or hearing, or if it distracts you or increases your fatigue. How should you decide if a helmets poten- tial safety benefits outweigh its potential risks for you? Consider your particular rid- ing conditions. Consider factors such as your riding environment and your riding style and ability. Also consider the likeli- hood of traffic congestion, and the water surface conditions. If you decide to wear a helmet based upon your riding circumstances, choose one carefully. Look for a helmet designed for personal watercraft use, if possible. Con- sider a helmet meeting Snell or DOT stan- dards. If you will be engaging in closed- course competition, follow the helmet re- quirements of the sanctioning organization.

Never operate the watercraft after consum- ing alcohol or taking other drugs.

For reasons of safety and proper care of the watercraft, always perform the pre-op- eration checks listed on page 57 before op- erating the watercraft.

The operator should grip the handlebars firmly with both hands and the passengers

should hold on firmly, either to the person in front of them or to the handgrip provid- ed.

The operator and passengers should al- ways keep their feet on the floor of the foot- well when the watercraft is in motion. Lifting your feet increases the chances of losing your balance, or hitting objects out- side the watercraft with your feet. Do not give a ride to children if their feet cannot reach the floor of the footwell.

Never allow a passenger to ride in front of the operator.

Always consult your doctor on whether it is 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 re- duce safety and reliability, and render the watercraft unsafe or illegal for use.

Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to your left wrist and keep it free from the han- dlebars so that the engine stops if you, the operator, fall off. After riding, remove the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) from the wa-

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tercraft to avoid accidental starting or un- authorized use by children or others.

Scan carefully for swimmers and stay away from swimming areas. Swimmers are hard to see and you could accidentally hit some- one in the water.

Avoid being hit by another boat. You should always take the responsibility to watch for traffic; other boaters may not be watching for you. If they do not see you, or if you maneuver more quickly than other boaters expect, you risk a collision.

Maintain a safe distance from other boats and watercraft, and also watch for ski ropes or fishing lines. Obey the Rules of the Road and be sure to check behind you before making a turn or slowing down. (See Rules of the Road on page 20.)

According to the USCG, boats under 6.1 m (20 ft) in length like your watercraft must carry a fire extinguisher of a 5-B (B-1) clas- sification, with a capacity of two pounds or more when navigating in waters under USCG jurisdiction. In addition, most state and local boating laws also require that the

fire extinguisher be approved by the US- CG.

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Recommended equipment The following items should be carried on board your watercraft: Sound-signaling device

You should carry a whistle or other sound- signaling device that can be used to signal other boats. See Rules of the Road for more information.

Visual distress signals It is recommended that a U.S. Coast Guard approved pyrotechnic device be stored in a waterproof container on your watercraft. 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 water- craft.

Towline A towline can be used to tow a disabled watercraft in an emergency.

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Hazard information Never start the engine or let it run for any

length of time in an enclosed area. Exhaust fumes contain carbon monoxide, a color- less, odorless gas that may cause loss of consciousness and death within a short time. Always operate the watercraft in an open area.

Do not touch the hot oil tank, muffler, or en- gine during or immediately after engine op- eration; they can cause serious burns.

Do not place magnets or objects with a strong magnetic force near the throttle lever or RiDE lever (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED). The electronic throttle mechanism of the le- vers can be adversely affected, which could cause loss of control. In addition, do not pla- ce objects susceptible to magnetic forces (i.e., credit cards, watches, etc.) close to the throttle lever or RiDE lever.

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Watercraft characteristics Jet thrust turns the watercraft. Releasing

the throttle lever completely produces only minimum thrust. If you are traveling at speeds above trolling, you will have rapidly decreasing ability to steer without throttle. This model is equipped with the Yamaha Engine Management System (YEMS) that includes an off-throttle steering (OTS) sys- tem. It will activate at planing speeds should you attempt to steer the watercraft after releasing the throttle lever. The OTS system assists in turning by continuing to supply some thrust while the watercraft is decelerating, but you can turn more sharp- ly if you apply throttle while turning the han- dlebars. The OTS system does not function below planing speeds or when the engine is off. Once the engine slows down, the water- craft will no longer turn in response to han- dlebar input until you apply throttle again or you reach trolling speed. Practice turning in an open area without obstacles until you have a good feel for this maneuver.

EX: This watercraft is water-jet propelled. The jet pump is directly connected to the engine. This means that jet thrust will pro- duce some movement whenever the en- gine is running. There is no neutral position.

EX SPORT: This watercraft is water-jet pro- pelled. The jet pump is directly connected to the engine. This means that jet thrust will produce some movement whenever the engine is running. There is no neutral po- sition. You are in either forward or re- verse, depending upon the shift lever position.

EX SPORT: Do not use the reverse function to slow down or stop the watercraft as it could cause you to lose control, be eject- ed, or impact the handlebars. This could increase the risk of back/spinal injury (paralysis), facial injuries, and broken legs, ankles, and other bones. You could also damage the shift mechanism.

EX SPORT: Reverse can be used to slow down or stop during slow-speed maneu- vering, such as when docking. Once the engine is idling, shift into reverse and grad- ually increase engine speed. Make sure that there are no obstacles or people be- hind you before shifting into reverse.

EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: This watercraft is water-jet propelled. The jet pump is di- rectly connected to the engine. This means that jet thrust will produce some movement whenever the engine is running and the F (forward) or R (reverse) shift indicator is displayed. When the N (neutral) shift indi- cator is displayed, the forward and reverse thrust are balanced to help keep the water- craft from moving in either direction, al- though some movement may occur.

EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: To avoid rear- end collisions while operating the water- craft, check behind you before using the RiDE lever to slow down or stop the water-

1 N (Neutral position)

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craft. Make sure that there are no obstacles or people behind you before shifting into reverse.

Keep away from the intake grate while the engine is on. Items such as long hair, loose clothing, or PFD straps can become entan- gled in moving parts, resulting in severe in- jury or drowning.

Never insert any object into the jet thrust nozzle while the engine is running. Severe injury or death could result from coming in contact with the rotating parts of the jet pump.

Stop the engine and remove the clip from the engine shut-off switch before removing any debris or weeds, which may have col- lected around the jet intake.

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Wakeboarding and water- skiing

You can use the watercraft for wakeboarding or water-skiing if it has the seating capacity to carry the operator, a rearward-facing spotter, and the wakeboarder or water-skier when he or she is not being pulled. The watercraft must also have a cleat de- signed to pull a ski rope; do not attach the rope to any other location.

It is the watercraft operators responsibility to be alert to the safety of the wakeboarder or water-skier and others. Know and follow all state and local regulations in effect for the waters in which you will be operating. The operator should be comfortable carrying passengers before attempting to pull a wake- boarder or water-skier. The following are some important consider- ations for minimizing risks while pulling a wakeboarder or water-skier. The wakeboarder or water-skier should

wear an approved PFD, preferably a bright- ly colored one so boat operators can see the person being pulled.

The wakeboarder or water-skier should wear protective clothing. Severe internal in- juries can occur if water is forced into body cavities as a result of falling into the water.

1 Intake grate 2 Jet thrust nozzle

1 Clip 2 Engine shut-off switch

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Normal swimwear does not adequately protect against forceful water entry into the rectum or vagina. The person being pulled should wear a wetsuit bottom or clothing that provides equivalent protection.

A second person should be on board as a spotter to watch the wakeboarder or wa- ter-skier; in most states it is required by law. Let the person being pulled direct the operators control of speed and direction with hand signals. The spotter should sit astride the rear of the seat and hold onto the handgrip with both feet firmly on the floor of the footwell for proper balance while facing to the rear to watch the wakeboarders or water-skiers hand signals and condition.

Your control while pulling a wakeboarder or water-skier is affected by the wakeboard-

ers or water-skiers ability, as well as water and weather conditions.

When preparing to pull a wakeboarder or water-skier, operate the watercraft at the slowest possible speed until the watercraft is well away from the person being pulled and slack in the ski rope is taken up. Make sure that the rope is not looped around anything. After checking that the wakeboarder or wa- ter-skier is ready and that there is no traffic or other obstacles, apply enough throttle to raise the person.

Make smooth, wide turns. The watercraft is capable of very sharp turns, which could exceed the abilities of the wakeboarder or water-skier. Keep the person being towed at least 50 m (164 ft), about twice the dis- tance of a standard ski rope, away from any potential hazard.

The operators of boats and other water- craft may not be aware that you are pulling a wakeboarder or water-skier. Together with the spotter, pay attention to others around you and cruise at safe speeds.

Be alert to the hazard of the ski rope handle snapping back at the watercraft when the wakeboarder or water-skier falls or is un- able to get up.

Towing heavy or bulky objects other than wakeboarders or water-skiers, such as an- other boat or watercraft, can cause loss of steering control and create a hazardous condition. If you must tow another boat in an emergency situation, operate slowly and cautiously.

1 Handgrip

1 Handgrip

1

1

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EJU30962

Rules of the Road Your Yamaha watercraft is legally consid- ered a powerboat. Operation of the water- craft must be in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the waterway on which it is used. Just as there are rules that apply when you are driving on streets and highways, there are waterway rules that apply when you are oper- ating your watercraft. These rules are used internationally, and are also enforced by the United States Coast Guard and local agen- cies. You should be aware of these rules, and follow them whenever you encounter another vessel on the water. Several sets of rules prevail according to geographic location, but are all basically the same as the International Rules of the Road. The rules presented here in this owners/op- erators manual are condensed, and have been provided for your convenience only. Consult your local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary or Department of Motor Vehicles for a com- plete set of rules governing the waters in which you will be operating your watercraft. Steering and sailing rules Whenever two vessels on the water meet one another, one vessel has the right-of-way; it is called the stand-on vessel. The vessel that does not have the right-of-way is called the give-way or burdened vessel. These rules determine which vessel has the right-of-way, and what each vessel should do. Stand-on vessel The vessel with the right-of-way has the duty to continue its course and speed, except to avoid an immediate collision. When you maintain your direction and speed, the other vessel will be able to determine how best to avoid you.

Give-way vessel The vessel which does not have the right-of- way has the duty to take positive and timely action to stay out of the way of the stand-on vessel. Normally, you should not cross in front of the vessel with the right-of-way. You should slow down or change directions brief- ly and pass behind the other vessel. You should always move in such a way that the operator of the other vessel can see what you are doing. The General Prudential Rule regarding the right-of-way is that if a collision appears un- avoidable, neither boat has the right-of-way. Both boats must avoid the collision. In other words, follow the standard rules ex- cept when a collision will occur unless both vessels try to avoid each other. If that is the case, both vessels become give-way ves- sels. Rules when encountering vessels There are three main situations that you may encounter with other vessels which could lead to a collision unless the Steering Rules are followed: Meeting: you are approaching another vessel head-on Crossing: you are traveling across another vessels path Overtaking: you are passing or being passed by another vessel In the following illustration, your watercraft is in the center. You should give the right-of- way to any vessels shown in the white area (you are the give-way vessel). Any vessels in the shaded area must yield to you (they are the give-way vessels). Both you and the

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meeting vessel must alter course to avoid each other.

Meeting If you are meeting another power-driven ves- sel head on, and are close enough to run the risk of collision, neither of you has the right- of-way. Both of you should alter course to avoid an accident. You should keep the other vessel on your port (left) side. This rule does not apply if both of you will clear one another if you continue on your set course and speed.

Crossing When two power-driven vessels are crossing each others path close enough to run the risk of collision, the vessel which has the other on the starboard (right) side must keep out of the way of the other. If the other vessel is on your starboard (right) side, you must keep out of its way; you are the give-way vessel. If the other vessel is on your port (left) side, remem- ber that you should maintain course and di-

rection, provided the other vessel gives you the right-of-way as it should.

Overtaking If you are passing another vessel, you are the give-way vessel. This means that the other vessel is expected to maintain its course and speed. You must stay out of its way until you are clear of it. Likewise, if another vessel is passing you, you should maintain your speed and direction so that the other vessel can steer itself around you. Other special situations There are three other rules you should be aware of when riding your watercraft around other vessels. Narrow channels and bends When navigating in narrow channels, you should keep to the right when it is safe and practical to do so. If the operator of a power- driven vessel is preparing to go around a bend that may obstruct the view of other wa- ter vessels, the operator should sound a pro- longed blast of four to six seconds on the whistle. If another vessel is around the bend, it too should sound the whistle. Even if no re- ply is heard, however, the vessel should still proceed around the bend with caution. If you navigate such waters with your watercraft, you will need to carry a portable air horn, available from local marine supply stores.

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Fishing vessel right-of-way All vessels fishing with nets, lines, or trawls are considered to be fishing vessels under the International Rules. Vessels with trolling lines are not considered fishing vessels. Fish- ing vessels have the right-of-way regardless of position. Fishing vessels cannot, however, impede the passage of other vessels in nar- row channels. Sailing vessel right-of-way Sailing vessels should normally be given the right-of-way. The exceptions to this are: (1) When the sailing vessel is overtaking the

power-driven vessel, the power-driven vessel has the right-of-way.

(2) Sailing vessels should keep clear of any fishing vessel.

(3) In a narrow channel, a sailing vessel should not hamper the safe passage of a power-driven vessel that can navigate only in such a channel.

Reading buoys and other markers The waters of the United States are marked for safe navigation by the lateral system of buoyage. Simply put, buoys and markers have an arrangement of shapes, colors, num- bers, and lights to show which side of the buoy a boater should pass on when navigat- ing in a particular direction. The markings on these buoys are oriented from the perspec- tive of being entered from seaward (the boat- er is going towards the harbor). Red buoys are passed on your starboard (right) side when proceeding from open water into the harbor, and black buoys are to your port (left) side. An easy way to remember the meaning of the colors is the phrase red right return- ing. When navigating out of the harbor, your position with respect to the buoys should be reversed; red buoys should be to port and black buoys to starboard.

Many bodies of water used by boaters are entirely within the boundaries of a particular state. The Uniform State Waterway Marking System has been devised for these waters. This system uses buoys and signs with dis- tinctive shapes and colors to show regulatory or advisory information. These markers are white with black letters and orange borders.

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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.

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EJU30983

To get more boating safety information

Be informed about boating safety. Additional publications and information can be obtained from many organizations, including the fol- lowing. United States Coast Guard Consumer Affairs Staff (G-BC) Office of Boating, Public, and Consumer Af- fairs U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters Washington, D.C. 20593-0001 http://www.uscgboating.org/ Other sources You can find local rules by contacting the Na- tional Association of State Boating Law Ad- ministrators, or your local Power Squadron. Watercraft Education and Training The Online Boating Safety Course, available through the watercraft section of the yama- ha-motor.com website, is a free, 50 question learning course available to the public. Upon successful completion of 80 percent or bet- ter, the user can request a certificate of com- pletion by mail or can download one immediately. The Online Boating Safety Course, provided by the Boat/US Founda- tion, is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASB- LA) and recognized by the United States Coast Guard. This course meets the educa- tion requirement for those states that recog- nize non-proctored, NASBLA-approved courses. Yamaha is the watercraft industrys leading manufacturer to build awareness and sup- port for boating education. In 1997, Yamaha launched its GET W.E.T. (Watercraft Educa- tion and Training) initiative and has since reached out to over one million Americans promoting the benefits of boating education.

The Online Boating Safety Course: http://www.boatus.org/

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EJU30992

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 courte- sy. Whenever and wherever you ride, think of yourself as the guest of those around you. Remember, for example, that the sound of your watercraft may be music to you, but it could be just noise to others. And the exciting splash of your wake can make waves others wont enjoy. Avoid riding close to shoreline homes and waterfowl nesting areas or other wildlife ar- eas, and keep a respectful distance from fish- ermen, other boats, swimmers, and populated beaches. When travel in areas like these is unavoidable, ride slowly and obey all laws. Proper maintenance is necessary to ensure that the exhaust emission and sound levels of your watercraft will continue to be within reg- ulated limits. You have the responsibility to make sure that the recommended mainte- nance in this owners/operators manual is carried out. Remember, pollution can be harmful to the environment. Do not refuel or add oil where a spill could cause damage to nature. Remove your watercraft from the water and move it away from the shoreline before refueling. Dis- pose of water and any fuel and oil residue in the engine compartment according to local regulations. And keep your surroundings pleasant for the people and wildlife that share the waterways: dont litter.

When you ride responsibly, with respect and courtesy for others, you help ensure that our waterways stay open for the enjoyment of a variety of recreational opportunities.

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EJU43331

Watercraft glossary Trolling speed Trolling is the lowest maneuvering speed. You are applying little or no throttle. The water- craft is down in the water, and there is no wake. Sub-planing speed Sub-planing is a medium speed. The bow of the watercraft is slightly up from the water sur- face, but you are still traveling through the water. There is a wake. Planing speed Planing is a faster speed. The watercraft is more level and is skimming on top of the water. There is a wake. Bow The front end of the watercraft. Stern The rear end of the watercraft. Starboard The right side of the watercraft when facing forward. Port The left side of the watercraft when facing forward. Bilge water Water that has collected in the engine compartment. Yamaha Engine Management System (YEMS) YEMS is an integrated, computerized management system that controls and adjusts ignition timing, fuel injection, engine diagnostics, and the off-throttle steering (OTS) system. Reverse with Intuitive Deceleration Electronics (RiDE) RiDE is an electronic system that controls the reverse, neutral, and deceleration operations of the watercraft.

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EJU31012

Location of main components Exterior

1 2 4 5

5

8 9

3

7 3

13 12 11 10

6

1 Hood 2 Handlebar 3 Footwell 4 Seat (page 44) 5 Pull-up cleat (EX LIMITED) (page 46) 6 Boarding platform 7 Fuel filler cap (page 50) 8 Handgrip (page 44)

9 Reboarding grip (page 45) 10 Sponson 11 Gunwale 12 Cooling water pilot outlet (page 33) 13 Bow eye (page 46)

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1

2

3

4

3

4 8 7

6 5

1 Cleat (page 46) 2 Reboarding step (EX SPORT / EX

DELUXE / EX LIMITED) (page 45) 3 Stern eye (page 46) 4 Stern drain plug (page 54) 5 Intake grate 6 Ride plate 7 Jet thrust nozzle 8 Reverse gate (EX SPORT / EX DELUXE / EX

LIMITED) (page 35)

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1 2 EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED

EX / EX SPORT

2

11 10

3

3

6

4

7

8

9

4 5

1 RiDE lever (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) (pa- ge 36)

2 Start switch (page 31) 3 Engine shut-off switch (page 31) 4 Rearview mirror (EX SPORT / EX DELUXE /

EX LIMITED) 5 Clip (page 31) 6 Throttle lever (page 32) 7 Multifunction information center (page 39) 8 Shift lever (EX SPORT) (page 35) 9 Glove compartment (page 47)

10 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) (page 31) 11 Engine stop switch (page 31)

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Engine compartment

8

3

10 11

4

2

1

5 6

7

9

1 Water separator (page 33) 2 Fuel tank 3 Air filter case 4 Flushing hose connector (page 80) 5 Oil tank filler cap/Dipstick (page 52) 6 Oil tank 7 Battery (page 60) 8 Fuse box

9 Spark plug/Ignition coil 10 Fire extinguisher holder (page 49) 11 Seat storage compartment (page 48)

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EJU31026

Watercraft control functions EJU31153

Engine stop switch The engine stop switch (red button) stops the engine when the switch is pushed.

EJU31164

Engine shut-off switch The engine shut-off switch automatically stops the engine when the clip, on the end of the engine shut-off cord (lanyard), is removed from the switch, such as if the operator falls off the watercraft. Insert the clip under the engine shut-off switch before starting the engine.

When the engine is not running, remove the clip from the engine shut-off switch to pre-

vent accidental starting or unauthorized op- eration by children or others.

EJU44350

Start switch ECJ01311

Do not run the engine over 4000 r/min on land. Also, do not run the engine for more than 15 seconds without supplying water, otherwise the engine could overheat.

The start switch (green button) starts the en- gine when the switch is pushed. Release the start switch as soon as the en- gine starts to run. If the engine does not start in 5 seconds, release the start switch, wait 15 seconds, and then try again. NOTICE: Never push the start switch while the engine is running. Do not operate the start switch for more than 5 seconds, otherwise the battery will be discharged and the engine

1 Engine stop switch

1 Engine shut-off switch 2 Clip 3 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)

1

1

2

3

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will not start. Also, the starter motor could be damaged. [ECJ01041]

The engine will not start under any of the fol- lowing conditions: Clip is removed from the engine shut-off

switch. Throttle lever is squeezed. Throttle lever is malfunctioning. EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: RiDE lever is

squeezed. EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: RiDE lever is

malfunctioning. EJU31212

Throttle lever The throttle lever increases the engine speed when the lever is squeezed.

The throttle lever returns automatically to its fully closed (idle) position when released.

EJU43342

RiDE lever (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) When the RiDE lever is squeezed, the reverse gate lowers and the watercraft starts moving in reverse. If the watercraft is moving forward, the watercraft gradually slows down until it stops, and then the watercraft starts moving in reverse.

When the RiDE lever is released, it automati- cally returns to its fully closed (idle) position and the reverse gate moves to the neutral po- sition. EJU31262

Steering system By turning the handlebars in the direction you wish to travel, the angle of the jet thrust noz-

1 Start switch

1 Throttle lever

1

1

1 RiDE lever

1

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zle is changed, and the direction of the water- craft is changed accordingly.

Since the strength of the jet thrust determines the speed and degree of a turn, throttle must always be applied when attempting a turn, except at trolling speed. 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. The OTS system assists in turning by continuing to supply some thrust while the watercraft is decelerating, but you can turn more sharply if you apply throttle while turning the handlebars. The OTS sys- tem does not function below planing speeds or when the engine is off. Once the engine slows down, the watercraft will no longer turn in response to handlebar input until you apply throttle again or you reach trolling speed.

EJU35975

Cooling water pilot outlet When the engine is running, some of the cooling water that is circulated in the engine is discharged from the cooling water pilot outlet.

There is a cooling water pilot outlet on the port (left) side of the watercraft. To check for proper operation of the cooling system, make sure that water is being discharged from the cooling water pilot outlet. If water is not being discharged from the outlet, stop the engine and check the jet intake for clogging. (See page 94 for information on the jet intake.)

TIP: It will take about 60 seconds for the water

to reach the outlet after the engine is start- ed.

Water discharge may not be constant when the engine is running at idling speed. If this occurs, apply a little throttle to make sure that water discharges properly.

EJU40323

Water separator The water separator prevents water from en- tering the fuel tank by collecting any water that has entered the fuel tank breather hose if the watercraft was capsized.

1 Handlebar 2 Jet thrust nozzle

1

2 1 Cooling water pilot outlet

1

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If water has collected in the water separator, drain it by loosening the drain screw.

To drain water from the water separator: (1) Place a drain pan or dry cloth under the

water separator. (2) Gradually loosen the drain screw to drain

the water. Catch the draining water in the drain pan or soak it up with the dry cloth so that it does not spill into the engine compartment. If any water spills into the watercraft, be sure to wipe it up with a dry cloth.

(3) Securely tighten the drain screw until it stops.

1 Water separator 2 Drain screw

2

1

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EJU40014

Watercraft operation functions

EJU40522

Reverse system (EX SPORT) EWJ01231

Do not use the reverse function to slow down or stop the watercraft as it could cause you to lose control, be ejected, or impact the handlebars.

Make sure that there are no obstacles or people behind you before shifting into reverse.

Do not touch the reverse gate while the shift lever is being operated, otherwise you could be pinched.

When the shift lever is moved to the reverse position, the reverse gate lowers and deflects the water jet being discharged from the jet thrust nozzle. This allows the watercraft to move in reverse. To shift into reverse: (1) Release the throttle lever and let the en-

gine speed return to idle. (2) Pull the shift lever rearward until it stops

in the reverse position. The reverse gate

will lower and the watercraft will start moving in reverse at trolling speed.

To shift into forward: (1) Release the throttle lever and let the en-

gine speed return to idle. (2) Push the shift lever forward until it stops

in the forward position. The reverse gate will rise and the watercraft will start mov- ing forward at trolling speed.

1 Shift lever 2 Reverse position 3 Forward position

1 Reverse gate 2 Forward position 3 Reverse position

1

2 3

1

2

3

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EJU43154

Shift system (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) EWJ01773

Make sure that there are no obstacles or people behind you before shifting into reverse.

Do not touch the reverse gate while the RiDE lever is being operated, otherwise you could be pinched.

If the RiDE lever and throttle lever are being operated at the same time, do not release only the RiDE lever. Otherwise, the watercraft could accelerate more quickly than expected, which may lead to an accident.

The RiDE lever and throttle lever can be oper- ated to change the forward or rearward movement of the watercraft only when the engine is running. When the RiDE lever is squeezed, the reverse gate lowers and de- flects the water jet being discharged from the jet thrust nozzle so that the watercraft moves in reverse or is in neutral. When the throttle le- ver is squeezed, the reverse gate rises and the watercraft moves forward.

TIP: This model is equipped with a function

which limits the engine speed in reverse. When the engine is started, the reverse

gate automatically moves to the neutral po- sition.

To shift into reverse: (1) Release the throttle lever. (2) Squeeze the RiDE lever. The reverse

gate will lower, the engine speed will in- crease, the watercraft will start moving in

reverse, and the R (reverse) shift indi- cator will be displayed.

To shift into neutral from reverse: Release the RiDE lever. The reverse gate will automatically return to the neutral position

1 RiDE lever

1 Reverse gate 2 Reverse position

1 R (Reverse position)

1

1

2

1

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and the N (neutral) shift indicator will be dis- played.

TIP: Although the neutral position helps keep the watercraft from moving even when the en- gine is running, some movement may occur.

To shift into forward: (1) Release the RiDE lever. (2) Squeeze the throttle lever. The reverse

gate will rise completely, the engine speed will increase, the watercraft will start moving forward, and the F (for- ward) shift indicator will be displayed.

1 RiDE lever

1 Reverse gate 2 Neutral position

1 N (Neutral position)

1

1

2

1

1 Throttle lever

1 Reverse gate 2 Forward position

1 F (Forward position)

1

1

2

1

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TIP: If the RiDE lever is squeezed while the throttle lever is squeezed, the watercraft will slow down, and once stopped, move in reverse. To shift into neutral from forward: (1) Release the throttle lever. (2) Lightly squeeze and release the RiDE le-

ver. The N (neutral) shift indicator will be displayed.

TIP: If the RiDE lever is squeezed continuously, the reverse gate will move to the reverse po- sition.

1 N (Neutral position)

1

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EJU44570

Multifunction information center

The multifunction information center displays various watercraft information.

Multifunction information center initial op- eration When the multifunction information center is activated, all of the display segments come on. After 2 seconds, the warning indicators in the information display go off, and then the center starts to operate normally. Multifunction information center standby state If the multifunction information center does not receive any operation input within 30 sec- onds after the engine stops, the center will turn off and enter a standby state. When the engine is started again, the displays return to their state before the center turned off, and then the center starts to operate normally.

EJU35027

Information display The information display shows watercraft op- erating conditions.

EJU43832

Speedometer The speedometer shows the watercraft speed against water.

By switching the display units, the speed can be shown in kilometers per hour km/h or miles per hour MPH.

TIP: MPH is selected as the display unit at the Yamaha factory.

1 Information display 2 WARNING indicator light

1 2

1 Fuel level meter 2 Shift indicator (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) 3 Engine overheat warning indicator 4 Check engine warning indicator 5 Tachometer / hour meter / voltmeter 6 Oil pressure warning indicator 7 Fuel level warning indicator 8 Speedometer

1 Speedometer

2 51 3 4 6

78

1

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To switch the speedometer display units: Start the engine, stop the engine, and then push the engine stop switch 3 times, pushing the switch for 0.4 seconds or more each time, before the multifunction information center turns off. The speedometer display units change. To switch the speedometer display units again, repeat this procedure.

EJU44650

Tachometer The tachometer shows the engine speed.

TIP: While the engine is stopped, the battery volt- age and the total engine hours are displayed alternately. EJU43891

Shift indicator (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) This indicator shows the reverse gate shift positions: F (forward), N (neutral), and R (reverse). (See page 36 for shifting proce- dures.)

EJU44700

Hour meter and voltmeter The hour meter and voltmeter are displayed in the tachometer portion of the information display while the engine is stopped.

1 Engine stop switch

1 Speedometer

1

1

1 Tachometer

1 Shift indicator 2 F (Forward position) 3 N (Neutral position) 4 R (Reverse position)

1

1 2

3

4

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The hour meter and voltmeter are displayed alternately at 3-second intervals.

TIP: If the engine is stopped after the check en- gine warning is activated, the hour meter and error code will be displayed alternately at 3- second intervals. Hour meter The hour meter shows the total number of hours that the engine has been running since the watercraft was new.

TIP: The elapsed time will be kept even if the bat- tery terminals have been disconnected. Voltmeter The voltmeter shows the battery voltage. When the battery voltage is normal, the volt- meter displays approximately 12 volts.

If the battery voltage has dropped significant- ly, Lo is displayed on the voltmeter, and all other display segments of the information display turn off. If the battery voltage has ris- en significantly, HI is displayed. If Lo or HI is displayed, immediately return to shore and have a Yamaha dealer service the water- craft.

EJU37272

Fuel level meter The fuel level meter shows the amount of fuel remaining in the fuel tank. The amount of re- maining fuel is shown using four display seg- ments, which disappear one at a time as the fuel level decreases.

TIP: The accuracy of the fuel level meter varies depending on the operating conditions. Use this function as a reference only.

1 Hour meter and voltmeter

1 Hour meter

1

1

1 Voltmeter

1 Fuel level meter

1

1

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EJU44710

Fuel level warning If the fuel remaining in the fuel tank drops to about 8 L (2.1 US gal, 1.8 Imp.gal), the lowest fuel level segment, the fuel level warning indi- cator, and the WARNING indicator light blink, and the buzzer sounds intermittently for 30 seconds.

If the fuel level warning is activated, refill the fuel tank as soon as possible. (See page 50 for information on filling the fuel tank.) After the fuel tank is refilled, the warning sig- nals will be cleared when the engine is re- started. EJU43720

Oil pressure warning If the oil pressure drops significantly, the oil pressure warning indicator, the check engine warning indicator, and the WARNING indi- cator light blink, and the buzzer sounds inter- mittently for 30 seconds. At the same time, the maximum engine speed is limited.

If the oil pressure warning is activated, imme- diately reduce the engine speed, return to shore, and then check the engine oil level. (See page 52 for information on checking the engine oil level.) If the oil level is sufficient, have a Yamaha dealer check the watercraft. EJU43901

Engine overheat warning If the engine temperature rises significantly, the engine overheat warning indicator, the check engine warning indicator, and the WARNING indicator light blink, and the buzzer sounds intermittently. After 5 sec- onds, the engine overheat warning indicator and the WARNING indicator light stop blinking and remain on, and the buzzer sounds continuously. After 30 seconds, the buzzer stops. While the engine overheat warning is activated, the maximum engine speed is limited.

If the engine overheat warning is activated, immediately reduce the engine speed, return to shore, and then make sure that water is being discharged from the cooling water pilot outlet while the engine is running. If there is no discharge of water, stop the engine, and then check the jet intake for clogging. (See page 94 for information on the jet intake.) NOTICE: If you cannot locate and correct the cause of the overheating, consult a Yamaha dealer. Continuing to operate at

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higher speeds could result in severe en- gine damage. [ECJ00042]

EJU44690

Check engine warning If a sensor malfunction or a short circuit is de- tected, the check engine warning indicator and the WARNING indicator light blink, and the buzzer sounds intermittently for 30 sec- onds.

If the engine is stopped after the check en- gine warning is activated, the tachometer portion of the information display will show

the hour meter and error code alternately at 3-second intervals.

If the check engine warning is activated, im- mediately reduce the engine speed, return to shore, and have a Yamaha dealer check the engine.

1 Error code

1

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EJU40335

Equipment EJU44600

Seat The seat is removable. Remove the seat to access the fire extin- guisher holder, seat storage compartment, and engine compartment. To remove the seat: (1) Pull the seat latch up, and then lift up the

rear of the seat.

(2) Pull the seat rearward and remove it.

To install the seat: (1) Insert the projection on the front of the

seat into the stay on the deck.

(2) Push the rear of the seat down to secure- ly lock it in place.

EJU31364

Handgrip The handgrip is used when boarding the wa- tercraft from the water and when the spotter is facing rearward. WARNING! Do not use the handgrip to lift the watercraft. The handgrip is not designed to support the watercrafts weight. If the handgrip

1 Seat latch

1

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breaks, the watercraft could fall, which could result in severe injury. [EWJ00022]

EJU37382

Reboarding grip The reboarding grip is used when boarding the watercraft from the water.

EJU34865

Reboarding step (EX SPORT / EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) The reboarding step is used to assist in re- boarding the watercraft from the water. When boarding the watercraft, push the re- boarding step down until it stops. The step returns automatically to its original position when released. WARNING! Do not use the reboarding step to lift the watercraft. The reboarding step is not designed to support the watercrafts weight. If the reboarding

step breaks, the watercraft could fall, which could result in severe injury. [EWJ01212]

ECJ00743

Use the reboarding step only to board the watercraft in the water. Do not use the re- boarding step for any other purpose. The watercraft can be damaged.

1 Handgrip

1 Reboarding grip

1

1

1 Reboarding step

1

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EJU34873

Bow eye The bow eye is used to attach a rope to the watercraft when transporting, mooring, or towing it in an emergency. (See page 96 for information on towing the watercraft.)

EJU34882

Stern eyes The stern eyes are used to attach a rope to the watercraft when transporting or mooring it.

EJU40423

Cleat The cleat is used to attach a ski rope to the watercraft when pulling a wakeboarder or water-skier. WARNING! Do not use the cleat to lift the watercraft. The cleat is not designed to support the watercrafts weight. If the cleat breaks, the watercraft

could fall, which could result in severe in- jury. [EWJ01511]

EJU34894

Pull-up cleats (EX LIMITED) The pull-up cleats are used to attach a rope to the watercraft when mooring it. To use a pull-up cleat, pull it up. The pull-up cleat returns automatically to its original posi- tion when released. WARNING! Do not use the pull-up cleats to lift the watercraft. The pull-up cleats are not designed to support the watercrafts weight. If the pull-up cleats break, the watercraft could fall, which could result in severe injury. [EWJ00822]

EJU31685

Storage compartments This watercraft is equipped with the following storage compartments. The storage compartments are not designed to be waterproof. If you carry objects that

1 Bow eye

1 Stern eye

1

1

1 Cleat

1 Pull-up cleat

1

1

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must be kept dry, put them in a waterproof bag. Make sure that the storage compartments are closed securely before operating the wa- tercraft. EJU44660

Bow storage compartment The bow storage compartment is located un- der the hood. To open the bow storage compartment: Unhook the hood latches, and then lift up the rear of the hood.

To close the bow storage compartment: Return the hood to its original position, and then hook the hood latches to secure it in pla- ce.

EJU43781

Glove compartment The glove compartment is located in front of the seat.

1 Hood latch

1 Bow storage compartment

Bow storage compartment: Capacity:

7.0 L (1.8 US gal, 1.5 Imp.gal) Load limit:

2.0 kg (4 lb)

1

1

1 Hood latch

1

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To open the glove compartment: Pull the glove compartment latch up, and then lift up the lid.

To close the glove compartment: Push the lid down to securely lock it in place.

EJU44491

Seat storage compartment The seat storage compartment is located un- der the seat. (See page 44 for seat removal and installation procedures.)

1 Glove compartment latch

1 Glove compartment

Glove compartment: Capacity:

14.0 L (3.7 US gal, 3.1 Imp.gal) Load limit:

3.0 kg (7 lb)

1

1

1 Seat storage compartment

Seat storage compartment: Capacity:

8.0 L (2.1 US gal, 1.8 Imp.gal) Load limit:

3.0 kg (7 lb)

1

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The storage compartment is removable.

EJU44501

Fire extinguisher holder The fire extinguisher holder is located under the seat. (See page 44 for seat removal and installation procedures.)

The fire extinguisher holder is removable.

1 Fire extinguisher holder

1

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EJU31823

Fuel requirements EJU44510

Fuel EWJ00283

Gasoline and gasoline vapors are ex- tremely flammable. To avoid fires and explosions and to reduce the risk of in- jury when refueling, follow these in- structions.

Gasoline is poisonous and can cause in- jury or death. Handle gasoline with care. Never siphon gasoline by mouth. If you should swallow some gasoline, inhale a lot of gasoline vapor, or get some gaso- line in your eyes, see your doctor imme- diately. If gasoline spills on your skin, wash with soap and water. If gasoline spills on your clothing, change your clothes.

ECJ00322

Do not use leaded gasoline. Leaded gasoline can seriously damage the en- gine.

Avoid getting water and contaminants in the fuel tank. Contaminated fuel can cause poor performance and engine damage. Use only fresh gasoline that has been stored in clean containers.

Gasohol There are two types of gasohol: gasohol con- taining ethanol and that containing methanol.

Gasohol containing ethanol can be used if ethanol content does not exceed 10% and the fuel meets the minimum octane ratings. E-85 is a fuel blend containing 85% ethanol and therefore must not be used in this water- craft. All ethanol blends containing more than 10% ethanol can cause fuel system damage or engine performance problems. Yamaha does not recommend gasohol con- taining methanol because it can cause fuel system damage and engine performance problems. To fill the fuel tank: (1) Before refueling, stop the engine. Do not

stand or sit on the watercraft. Never refu- el while smoking, or while in the vicinity of sparks, open flames, or other sources of ignition.

(2) Place the watercraft in a well-ventilated area and in a horizontal position.

(3) Remove the seat and fire extinguisher holder, and then check the fuel level. (See page 44 for seat removal and instal- lation procedures and page 49 for infor- mation on the fire extinguisher holder.)

Recommended fuel: Regular unleaded gasoline with a mi- nimum octane rating of

86 (Pump octane number) = (R + M)/2 90 (Research octane number)

1 Fuel tank

1

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(4) Loosen the fuel filler cap and remove it.

(5) Slowly add fuel to the fuel tank.

(6) Stop filling when the fuel level reaches approximately 50 mm (2 in) from the top of the fuel tank. Do not overfill the fuel tank. Because fuel expands when it heats up, heat from the engine or the sun can cause fuel to spill out of the fuel tank.

Do not leave the watercraft with a full tank in direct sunlight.

(7) Wipe up any spilled fuel immediately with a dry cloth.

(8) Securely install the fuel filler cap by tight- ening it until it clicks.

(9) Securely install the fire extinguisher hold- er and seat in their original positions.

1 Fuel filler cap

Fuel tank capacity: 50 L (13.2 US gal, 11.0 Imp.gal)

1

1 Top of the fuel tank 2 Approximately 50 mm (2 in) from top of the

fuel tank

1 Top of the fuel tank 2 Approximately 50 mm (2 in) from top of the

fuel tank

2

1

1

2

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EJU40291

Engine oil requirements EJU44531

Engine oil ECJ00282

Use only 4-stroke engine oil. Usage of 2- stroke engine oil could result in severe en- gine damage.

Why Yamalube YAMALUBE oil is a Genuine YAMAHA Part born of the engineers passion and belief that engine oil is an important liquid engine com- ponent. We form teams of specialists in the fields of mechanical engineering, chemistry, electronics and track testing, and have them develop the engine together with the oil it will use. Yamalube oils take full advantage of the base oils qualities and blend in the ideal ba- lance of additives to make sure the final oil clears our performance standards. Thus, Yamalube mineral, semisynthetic and syn- thetic oils have their own distinct characters and value. Yamahas experience gained over many years of research and development into oil since the 1960s helps make Yamalube the best choice for your Yamaha engine.

Checking the engine oil level EWJ00341

Engine oil is extremely hot immediately af- ter the engine is turned off. Coming in con- tact with or getting any engine oil on your clothes could result in burns.

ECJ00392

Do not run the engine with too much or not enough oil in the oil tank, otherwise the engine could be damaged.

Make sure that debris and water do not enter the oil tank filler hole. Debris and water in the engine oil can cause serious engine damage.

TIP: When checking the engine oil level on land,

the engine must be running while water is being supplied to the cooling water pas- sages. (See Flushing the cooling water passages on page 80 for information on supplying water.)

When checking the engine oil level on wa- ter, moor the watercraft so that it will not drift away.

To check the engine oil level: (1) With the engine stopped, place the wa-

tercraft in a precisely level position on land or launch the watercraft.

(2) Look in all directions, and then start the engine. (See page 67 for information on starting the engine.)

(3) Run the engine at idling speed for 6 mi- nutes or more. Run the engine an addi- tional 5 minutes if the ambient temperature is 20 C (68 F) or less.

(4) Stop the engine. (5) Remove the seat and seat storage com-

partment. (See page 44 for seat removal

Recommended engine oil: YAMALUBE 4W or 4-stroke motor oil

Recommended engine oil type: SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 20W-40, 20W-50

Recommended engine oil grade: API SG, SH, SJ, SL

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and installation procedures and page 48 for information on the seat storage com- partment.)

(6) Loosen the oil tank filler cap and remove it, and then wipe the attached dipstick clean.

(7) Screw the oil tank filler cap into the filler hole until it stops. Remove the oil tank filler cap again and make sure that the engine oil level is between the minimum and maximum level marks.

(8) If the engine oil level is significantly above the maximum level mark, consult a Yamaha dealer. If the engine oil level is below the minimum level mark, slowly add engine oil.

(9) Repeat steps 68 until the engine oil is at the proper level.

(10) Securely install the oil tank filler cap and turn it until it stops.

(11) Securely install the seat storage com- partment and seat in their original posi- tions.

1 Oil tank filler cap/Dipstick

1 Dipstick 2 Maximum level mark 3 Minimum level mark

1

21 3

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EJU40022

Draining the bilge water ECJ01302

Do not run the engine at full throttle when bilge water remains in the engine com- partment. The bilge water can splash into the engine, which can result in severe damage.

EJU44260

Draining the bilge water on land To drain the bilge water on land: (1) Loosen the stern drain plugs and remove

them.

(2) Raise the bow of the watercraft, such as by placing the watercraft on a slope, to drain the bilge water from the engine compartment.

(3) After the bilge water has drained from the stern drain plug holes, wipe up any re- maining moisture in the engine compart- ment with a dry cloth.

(4) Check that the stern drain plugs and O- rings on the plugs are not damaged and that there is no foreign material on the threads or O-rings on the plugs. NOTICE: Before installing the stern drain plugs, clean the drain plug threads and the O-rings on the plugs to remove any foreign materials, such as dirt or sand. Otherwise, the stern

drain plugs could be damaged, allow- ing water to enter the engine compart- ment. Check the O-rings on the stern drain plugs and make sure that the plugs are tightened securely before launching the watercraft. Otherwise, water may flood the engine compart- ment and cause the watercraft to sub- merge. [ECJ00363]

(5) Securely install the stern drain plugs by tightening them until they stop.

EJU40535

Draining the bilge water on water A small quantity of bilge water will remain in the engine compartment even after the bilge water is drained on water. To completely drain the bilge water, remove the watercraft from the water and drain the bilge water on land. Jet vacuum bilge draining system While the watercraft is operating, bilge water in the engine compartment is drawn in by the vacuum that is generated in the jet pump and discharged from the watercraft through the jet thrust nozzle. To drain the bilge water on water: Operate the watercraft as straight as possible and above planing speed for at least 2 minu- tes. NOTICE: Do not run the engine at full throttle for at least 1 minute after the en- gine has been restarted. Bilge water in the

1 Stern drain plug

1 1 O-ring

1

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engine compartment can splash into the engine, which can result in severe dam- age. [ECJ00554]

EJU33465

Transporting on a trailer When transporting the watercraft on a trailer, secure the tie downs to the trailer through the bow eye and stern eyes. NOTICE: Do not at- tach ropes or tie downs to any part of the watercraft other than the bow eye and stern eyes to secure the watercraft to the trailer. Otherwise, the watercraft may be damaged. Wrap the ropes or tie downs with towels or rags where they touch the body of the watercraft to avoid scratches or damage. EX SPORT: Do not transport the watercraft with the shift lever in the re- verse position. Otherwise, the reverse gate may hit an obstacle, which could cau- se damage. [ECJ00645]

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EJU32786

Engine break-in ECJ00432

Failure to perform the engine break-in could result in reduced engine life or even severe engine damage.

The engine break-in is essential to allow the various components of the engine to wear and polish themselves to the correct operat- ing clearances. This ensures proper perfor- mance and promotes longer component life. To perform the engine break-in: (1) Check the engine oil level. (See page 52

for information on checking the engine oil level.)

(2) Launch the watercraft and start the en- gine. (See page 67 for information on starting the engine.)

(3) For the first 5 minutes, operate with the engine at idling speed.

(4) For the next 30 minutes, operate with the engine speed below 5000 r/min.

(5) For the next 1 hour, operate with the en- gine speed below 6500 r/min.

After the engine break-in is complete, the wa- tercraft can be operated normally.

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EJU31982

EWJ00412

Failure to inspect or maintain the watercraft properly increases the possibility of an ac- cident or damage to the watercraft. 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.

EJU41235

Pre-operation checklist Before using this watercraft, be sure to perform the checks in the following checklist.

ITEM ROUTINE PAGE

PRE-LAUNCH CHECKS

Engine compartment Ventilate the engine compartment. Check inside the engine compartment for damage. 59

Fuel system Check the fuel system for leakage. Check the fuel level in the fuel tank. 59

Water separator Check the water separator for water. 60

Engine unit Check the exterior of the engine unit for damage. 60

Engine oil level Check the engine oil level. 60

Bilge water Check the engine compartment for bilge water. 60

Battery Check the battery connections. 60

Steering system Check the steering system for proper operation. 61

Reverse system (EX SPORT) Check the reverse system for proper operation. 61

RiDE lever (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) Check the RiDE lever for proper operation. 62

Throttle lever Check the throttle lever for proper operation. 62

Engine shut-off cord (lan- yard)

Check the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) for dam- age. 62

Switches Check the start switch, engine stop switch, and en- gine shut-off switch for proper operation. 63

Storage compartments Check the storage compartments for damage and water. 63

Fire extinguisher holder Check the fire extinguisher holder for damage. 63

Fire extinguisher Check the condition of the fire extinguisher. 63

Safety equipment Check that safety equipment meeting the applica- ble regulations is on board. 64

Hull and deck Check the hull and deck for damage. 64

Jet intake Check the jet intake for damage and clogging. 64

Jet thrust nozzle and re- verse gate (EX SPORT / EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED)

Check the jet thrust nozzle and reverse gate for damage. 64

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TIP: To ensure safety and reliability, pre-operation checks should be made each time the water- craft is used.

Stern drain plugs Check the stern drain plugs for damage and foreign material and check that they are securely installed. 64

Hood Check that the hood is securely closed. 64

Seat Check that the seat is securely installed. 44

POST-LAUNCH CHECKS

Cooling water pilot outlet Check that water is discharged from the cooling water pilot outlet while the engine is running. 65

Multifunction information center

Check the multifunction information center for prop- er operation. 65

Shift system (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) Check the shift system for proper operation. 65

Engine idling speed Check the engine idling speed. 65

ITEM ROUTINE PAGE

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EJU32282

Pre-operation check points EJU44551

Pre-launch checks Perform the pre-launch checks in the pre-op- eration checklist while the watercraft is on land. To perform the pre-launch checks: (1) Remove the seat, seat storage compart-

ment, and fire extinguisher holder. (See page 44 for seat removal and installation procedures, page 48 for information on the seat storage compartment, and page 49 for information on the fire extinguisher holder.)

(2) Perform the checks and make sure that there are no malfunctioning items or oth- er problems.

(3) After completing these checks, securely install the seat storage compartment, fire extinguisher holder, and seat in their original positions.

EJU32334

Engine compartment check EWJ00462

Failure to ventilate the engine compart- ment could result in a fire or explosion. Do not start the engine if there is a fuel leak.

Ventilate the engine compartment. Leave the engine compartment open for a few minutes to allow any fuel vapors to escape.

Make sure that there is no damage inside the engine compartment.

EJU34215

Fuel system checks EWJ00382

Leaking fuel can result in fire or explosion. Check for fuel leakage regularly. If any fuel leakage is found, the fuel sys-

tem must be repaired by a qualified me- chanic. Improper repairs can make the watercraft unsafe to operate.

Make sure that there is no damage, leakage, or other problem in the fuel system. Check: Fuel filler cap and seal for damage Fuel tank for damage and leakage Fuel hoses and joints for damage and leak-

age Fuel tank breather hose for damage and

leakage EJU36875

Fuel level check Check the fuel level in the fuel tank. Add fuel if necessary. (See page 50 for infor- mation on filling the fuel tank.)

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EJU32424

Water separator check Make sure that no water has collected in the water separator. If water has collected in the water separator, drain it. (See page 33 for in- formation on draining the water separator.)

EJU40182

Engine unit check Check the exterior of the engine unit for dam- age or other problem.

EJU41561

Engine oil level check Make sure that the engine oil level is between the minimum and maximum level marks on the dipstick attached to the oil tank filler cap. (See page 52 for information on checking the engine oil level.)

EJU32456

Bilge water check Make sure that no bilge water has collected in the engine compartment. If bilge water has collected in the engine compartment, drain it. (See page 54 for information on draining the bilge water.) EJU32486

Battery checks Make sure that the battery terminals are not damaged and that the battery leads are con- nected properly. WARNING! Never operate

1 Water separator

1

1 Oil tank filler cap/Dipstick

1 Dipstick 2 Maximum level mark 3 Minimum level mark

1

21 3

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the watercraft if the battery does not have sufficient power to start the engine or if it shows any other signs of decreased pow- er. Loss of battery power may leave you stranded. [EWJ01241]

Make sure that the battery is securely held in place. EJU32614

Steering system checks Turn the handlebars to the right and left sev- eral times to make sure that operation is smooth and unrestricted throughout the whole range, and that the free play is not ex- cessive.

Turn the handlebars as far as possible to the right and left to make sure that the jet thrust nozzle moves as the handlebars are turned, and that there is no difference between the

right and left fully turned positions of the jet thrust nozzle.

EJU32636

Reverse system checks (EX SPORT) EWJ00032

Do not touch the reverse gate while the shift lever is being operated, otherwise you could be pinched.

1 Negative () battery terminal: Black lead 2 Positive (+) battery terminal: Red lead

1

2

Difference between fully turned posi- tions of jet thrust nozzle (distances A and B):

Maximum 5 mm (0.20 in)

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Operate the shift lever several times to make sure that operation is smooth throughout the whole range. Also, make sure that the reverse gate moves up and down according to the operation of the shift lever and that the gate makes contact with the stoppers. (See page 35 for reverse system operation.)

EJU43213

RiDE lever checks (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) Operate the RiDE lever several times to make sure that operation is smooth throughout the whole range. Also, make sure that the RiDE lever returns automatically to its fully closed position when released.

EJU42181

Throttle lever checks Operate the throttle lever several times to make sure that operation is smooth through- out the whole range. Also, make sure that the throttle lever returns automatically to its fully closed (idle) position when released.

EJU32664

Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) check Make sure that the engine shut-off cord (lan- yard) is not damaged. If the cord is damaged, replace it. WARNING! Never try to repair the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) or tie it together. The engine shut-off cord (lan- yard) may not pull free when the operator

1 Stopper

1

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falls off, allowing the watercraft to conti- nue to run and cause an accident. [EWJ01221]

EJU40692

Switch checks ECJ01311

Do not run the engine over 4000 r/min on land. Also, do not run the engine for more than 15 seconds without supplying water, otherwise the engine could overheat.

Check the start switch, the engine stop switch, and the engine shut-off switch for proper operation. (See pages 31 to 31 for in- formation on operating each switch.)

To check the operation of the switches: (1) Push the start switch to make sure that

the engine starts.

(2) As soon as the engine starts running, push the engine stop switch to make sure that the engine stops immediately.

(3) Restart the engine, and then pull the en- gine shut-off cord (lanyard) to remove the clip from the engine shut-off switch to make sure that the engine stops im- mediately.

EJU40102

Storage compartment checks Make sure that the storage compartments are not damaged and that water has not col- lected in the compartments. (See page 46 for information on the storage compartments.) EJU44670

Fire extinguisher holder checks Make sure that the fire extinguisher holder is installed in the correct direction and is not damaged. (See page 49 for information on the fire extinguisher holder.) EJU44621

Fire extinguisher check Check that there is a full fire extinguisher on board.

To check the fire extinguisher, see the in- structions supplied by the fire extinguisher manufacturer. Always keep the fire extin- guisher stored in the holder. 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 extinguish-

1 Start switch 2 Engine stop switch 3 Engine shut-off switch 4 Clip 5 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)

1

3

4

2 5

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er dealer to obtain one meeting the proper specifications.

EJU40122

Safety equipment check Check that safety equipment meeting the ap- plicable regulations is on board. EJU32353

Hull and deck check Check the hull and deck for damage or other problem. EJU32657

Jet intake checks Make sure that the jet intake is not damaged or clogged with weeds or debris. If the jet in- take is clogged, clean it. (See page 94 for in- formation on the jet intake.) EJU43221

Jet thrust nozzle and reverse gate check (EX SPORT / EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) Check the jet thrust nozzle and reverse gate for damage or other problem. EJU44250

Stern drain plug checks Loosen the stern drain plugs and remove them, and then make sure that the plugs and O-rings on the plugs are not damaged and that there is no foreign material on the threads or O-rings on the plugs. NOTICE: Before installing the stern drain plugs, clean the drain plug threads and the O- rings on the plugs to remove any foreign materials, such as dirt or sand. Otherwise, the stern drain plugs could be damaged, allowing water to enter the engine com- partment. Check the O-rings on the stern drain plugs and make sure that the plugs are tightened securely before launching the watercraft. Otherwise, water may

flood the engine compartment and cause the watercraft to submerge. [ECJ00363]

Securely install the stern drain plugs by tight- ening them until they stop.

EJU44640

Hood check Close the hood, hook the hood latches, and check that the hood is securely closed.

Fire extinguisher: Classification:

5-B (B-1) Capacity:

2 lb or more

1 Stern drain plug 2 O-ring

1 Stern drain plug

1 Hood latch

2 1

1

1

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EJU40146

Post-launch checks Perform the post-launch checks in the pre- operation checklist while the watercraft is in the water and the engine is running. To perform the post-launch checks: (1) Launch the watercraft. (See page 67 for

information on launching the watercraft.) (2) Perform the checks and make sure that

there are no malfunctioning items or oth- er problems.

EJU40553

Cooling water pilot outlet check Make sure that water is discharged from the cooling water pilot outlet while the engine is running. (See page 33 for information on the cooling water pilot outlet.)

EJU32715

Multifunction information center check Make sure that the multifunction information center operates properly. (See page 39 for in- formation on proper operation of the multi- function information center.)

EJU43392

Shift system check (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) Operate the throttle lever and RiDE lever, and check that the watercraft moves or does not move according to the displayed shift indica- tor. (See page 36 for shift system operation procedures.) WARNING! To avoid colli- sions, operate at safe speeds and keep a safe distance away from people, objects, and other watercraft. [EWJ01860]

EJU40172

Engine idling speed check Start the engine and warm it up. Use the ta- chometer in the multifunction information center to make sure that the engine idling speed is not significantly above or below the specified range.

1 Shift indicator 2 F (Forward position) 3 N (Neutral position) 4 R (Reverse position)

Engine idling speed: 1500 100 r/min

1 2

3

4

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EJU32903

Operating your watercraft EWJ00511

Before operating your watercraft, become familiar with all of the controls. Consult a Yamaha dealer about any control or func- tion that you do not fully understand. Fail- ure to understand how the controls work could cause an accident or prevent you from avoiding an accident.

EJU32959

Getting to know your watercraft Operating your watercraft requires skills ac- quired through practice over a period of time. Take the time to learn the basic techniques well before attempting more difficult maneu- vers. Operating your new watercraft can be a very enjoyable activity, providing you with hours of pleasure. However, it is essential to familiar- ize yourself with the operation of the water- craft to achieve the skill level necessary to enjoy riding safely. Before operating this watercraft, read this owners/operators manual, the Riding Prac- tice Guide, the Riding Instruction card, and all labels on the watercraft. Pay particular atten- tion to the safety information beginning on page 11. Also, watch the WaveRunner Basic Orientation Video linked to the following QR code.

https://yamahawaverunners.com/orientation A DVD is also available at your nearest dealer for your convenience. These materials should give you an under- standing of the watercraft and its operation. Remember: This watercraft is designed to carry the operator and up to 2 passengers. Never exceed the maximum load limit or al- low more than 3 persons (or 2 persons if a wakeboarder or water-skier is being pulled) to ride the watercraft at any time.

EJU32996

Learning to operate your watercraft Before operating the watercraft, always per- form the pre-operation checks listed on page 57. The short time spent checking the water- craft will reward you with added safety and reliability. Check state and local laws before operating your watercraft. Operate defensively at safe speeds and keep a safe distance away from people, objects, and other watercraft. Select a wide area to learn in, where there is good visibility and light boat traffic.

Use the buddy systemoperate with some- one nearby. Scan constantly for people, ob-

Maximum load: 225 kg (496 lb) Load is the total weight of cargo, op- erator, and passengers.

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jects, and other watercraft. Be alert for conditions that limit your visibility or block your vision of others. You should grip the handlebars firmly and keep both feet on the floor of the footwell. Do not attempt to ride with passengers until your operating skills are fully developed. EJU40212

Riding position Operator riding position The operator should grip the handlebars firm- ly with both hands and sit astride the seat with both feet on the floor of the footwell.

Passenger riding position The passenger(s) should hold on firmly, either to the person in front of them or to the hand- grip provided, and sit astride the seat with their feet on the floor of the footwell. Never al- low a passenger to ride in front of the opera- tor. (See page 18 for information on the riding position when pulling a wakeboarder or wa- ter-skier.)

EJU32803

Launching the watercraft When launching the watercraft, make sure that there are no obstacles around you. If the watercraft is launched from a trailer, someone should make sure that waves do not push the watercraft into the trailer. EJU43580

Starting the engine on water EWJ01531

Do not apply throttle when anyone is at the rear of the watercraft. Turn the engine off or keep it at idle. Water and debris exiting the jet thrust nozzle can cause severe in- jury.

To start the engine: (1) Move the watercraft to an area that is

free from weeds and debris, and has a water depth of at least 60 cm (2 ft) from the bottom of the watercraft. NOTICE: Never run the engine 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 the jet intake, causing impeller dam- age and engine overheating. [ECJ00473]

(2) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to your left wrist, and then attach the clip to the engine shut-off switch. (See page 31 for information on operating the en- gine shut-off switch.) WARNING! Check

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that the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) is attached correctly. If the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) is not attached correctly, it may not pull free when the operator falls off, allowing the water- craft to continue to run and cause an accident. [EWJ00582]

(3) With the throttle lever released, push the start switch (green button) to start the engine. (See page 31 for information on operating the start switch.)

EJU32863

Stopping the engine Release the throttle lever, and then push the engine stop switch (red button) to stop the engine. WARNING! You need throttle to steer. Shutting the engine off can cause you to hit an obstacle you are attempting

to avoid. A collision could result in severe injury or death. [EWJ00602]

EJU32873

Leaving the watercraft If leaving the watercraft, remove the clip from the engine shut-off switch to prevent acci- dental starting or unauthorized operation by children or others.

EJU44361

Operating the watercraft EX: When the engine is running, the watercraft will move forward at trolling speed even if the

1 Clip 2 Engine shut-off switch 3 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard)

1 2

3

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throttle lever is in the fully closed (idle) posi- tion.

EX SPORT: When the shift lever is in the forward position and the engine is running, the watercraft will move forward. The watercraft will move for- ward at trolling speed even if the throttle lever is in the fully closed (idle) position. (See page

35 for information on operating the shift le- ver.)

EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: When the throttle lever is squeezed, the F (forward) shift indicator will be displayed and the watercraft will move forward. While the F (forward) shift indicator is displayed, the watercraft will move forward at trolling speed even if the throttle lever is in the fully closed

1 Shift lever 2 Forward position

1

2

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(idle) position. (See page 36 for shift system operation procedures.)

EJU43423

Turning the watercraft EWJ01783

Do not release the throttle lever when trying to steer away from objectsas with other powerboats, you need throt- tle to steer. A collision could result in se- vere injury or death.

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 passenger(s) overboard, which could cause an injury.

EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: Take early action to avoid collisions. The RiDE sys-

tem is not a braking device for avoiding dangerous situations.

Steering control depends on the combination 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. The higher the engine speed, the more thrust pro- duced. The amount of jet thrust, in addition to the po- sition of the handlebars, determines how sharply you turn. A. More throttle produces higher thrust, so

the watercraft will turn more sharply.

B. Less throttle produces lower thrust, so the watercraft will turn more gradually.

C. Releasing the throttle lever completely produces only minimum thrust. If you are

1 F (Forward position)

1

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traveling at speeds above trolling, you will have rapidly decreasing ability to steer without throttle. You may still have some turning ability immediately after re- leasing the throttle lever, but once the engine slows down, the watercraft will no longer respond to handlebar input until you apply throttle again or you reach trolling speed. At trolling speed, the watercraft can be turned gradually by handlebar position alone using just the amount of thrust available at idle.

D. If the engine is stopped while riding, there is no thrust. The watercraft will go straight even though the handlebars are turned.

You need throttle to steer.

E. EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: If the RiDE le- ver is squeezed and the handlebars are

turned when the watercraft is cruising at planing speed, the watercraft will turn gradually while slowing down.

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). The OTS system assists in turning by con- tinuing to supply some thrust while the water- craft is decelerating, but you can turn more sharply if you apply throttle while turning the handlebars. The OTS system does not func- tion below planing speeds or when the en- gine is off. Once the engine slows down, the watercraft will no longer turn in response to handlebar input until you apply throttle again or you reach trolling speed. EJU44371

Stopping the watercraft The watercraft is not equipped with a sepa- rate braking system. The watercraft slows down by water resistance or, when operating in reverse, by the water jet. The watercraft slows down as soon as the throttle lever is re- leased, but will coast for a distance before fully stopping. If you are not sure you can stop in time before hitting an obstacle, apply throttle and turn in another direction.

1 Reverse gate

E

1

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From full speed, the watercraft comes to a complete stop due to water resistance in ap- proximately 90 m (300 ft) after the throttle le- ver is released or the engine is stopped, although this distance will vary depending on many factors, including gross weight, water surface conditions, and wind direction.

EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: If the RiDE lever is squeezed to slow down, the stopping dis- tance is approximately 30% shorter than when the RiDE lever is not used. However, this distance will vary depending on many factors, including gross weight, water surface conditions, and wind direction. EWJ01971

Allow adequate stopping distance. Stay far enough away from others so you can always safely coast to a stop.

Take early action to avoid collisions. Re- member, watercraft and other boats do not have brakes.

Operate defensively at safe speeds and keep a safe distance away from people, objects, and other watercraft to give you time to stop.

Do not shut the engine off when slowing down in case you need engine power to steer away from a boat or other obstacle that comes into your path.

EX SPORT: Do not use the reverse func- tion to slow down or stop the watercraft as it could cause you to lose control, be ejected, or impact the handlebars.

EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: To avoid rear-end collisions while operating the watercraft, check behind you before us- ing the RiDE lever to slow down or stop the watercraft.

EJU44682

Operating the watercraft in reverse or neutral (EX SPORT / EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) Operating in reverse (EX SPORT) Pull the shift lever rearward to the reverse po- sition. The watercraft will move in reverse. (See page 35 for information on the reverse system.)

90 m (300 ft)

1 Shift lever 2 Reverse position

1

2

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Make sure that there are no obstacles or peo- ple behind you before shifting into reverse.

TIP: This model is not equipped with a neutral function. Operating in reverse (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) When the RiDE lever is squeezed, the R (re- verse) shift indicator will be displayed and the watercraft will move in reverse. (See page 36 for shift system operation procedures.)

Make sure that there are no obstacles or peo- ple behind you before shifting into reverse.

TIP: This model is equipped with a function which limits the engine speed in reverse. Operating in neutral (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) When the RiDE lever is squeezed lightly and released, the N (neutral) shift indicator will

be displayed and the watercraft will stop in its current location. (See page 36 for shift sys- tem operation procedures.)

EJU36087

Boarding the watercraft EWJ01112

Be sure the operator and any passengers have practiced boarding from the water while still close to shore before riding. A person who has made many unsuccessful attempts to get back on the watercraft may become fatigued and suffer from ex- posure, increasing the risk of injury and drowning.

Board the watercraft in water free from weeds and debris and at least 60 cm (2 ft) deep from the bottom of the watercraft. NOTICE: Never run the engine in water that is less than 60 cm (2 ft) deep from the

1 R (Reverse position)

1 1 N (Neutral position)

1

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bottom of the watercraft, otherwise peb- bles or sand could be sucked into the jet intake, causing impeller damage and en- gine overheating. [ECJ00473]

TIP: EX SPORT / EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: This watercraft is equipped with a reboarding step, which can be lowered and used to as- sist in reboarding. (See page 45 for informa- tion on operating the reboarding step.) EJU36354

Boarding alone (1) From the rear of the watercraft, place

both hands on the boarding platform, pull yourself up, and then grasp the handgrip with one hand.

(2) Pull yourself up to a kneeling position on the boarding platform, and then move to the seat and sit astride.

(3) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to your left wrist, and then attach the clip to the engine shut-off switch.

(4) Grip the handlebars with both hands and place both feet on the floor of the foot- well.

(5) Look in all directions, start the engine, and then start off slowly.

EJU43260

Boarding with passenger(s) EWJ01800

Severe internal injuries can occur if wa- ter is forced into body cavities as a re- sult of being near the jet thrust nozzle. Do not start the engine until the passen- gers are seated with their feet on the floor of the footwell and are securely

60 cm (2 ft)

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holding on to the person in front of them or to the handgrip provided.

Before boarding the watercraft, make sure that the engine is stopped. If the engine is running, the reverse gate may move down and a person boarding could be pinched.

The heavier the total weight of the operator and passenger(s), the more difficult it will be to balance the watercraft. Do not operate the watercraft when the total weight exceeds 225 kg (496 lb) including any cargo. To board with passenger(s): (1) Board as noted in the previous section

Boarding alone.

(2) Grip the handlebars with both hands and place both feet on the floor of the foot- well.

(3) Have the first passenger move to the rear of the watercraft.

(4) Have the first passenger board using the same procedure as the operator, place their feet on the floor of the footwell, and securely hold on to the operator.

(5) Have the second passenger follow the same procedure. When the second pas- senger is boarding, try to balance the watercraft together with the first passen- ger.

(6) Make sure that the passenger(s) have their feet on the floor of the footwell and

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are securely holding on to the person in front of them or to the handgrip provided.

(7) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to your left wrist, and then attach the clip to the engine shut-off switch.

(8) Look in all directions, start the engine, and then start off slowly.

EJU33084

Starting off EWJ00713

To avoid collisions: Scan constantly for people, objects, and

other watercraft. Be alert for conditions that limit your visibility or block your vi- sion of others.

Operate defensively at safe speeds and keep a safe distance away from people, objects, and other watercraft.

Do not follow directly behind watercraft or other boats. Do not go near others to spray or splash them with water, go too close to other boats, or go too fast for the traffic conditions. Avoid sharp turns or other maneuvers that make it hard for others to avoid you or understand where you are going. Avoid areas with sub- merged objects or shallow water.

Take early action to avoid collisions. Re- member, watercraft and other boats do not have brakes. Do not release the throttle lever when trying to steer away

from objectsas with other power- boats, you need throttle to steer.

ECJ01341

Never run the engine 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 the jet intake, caus- ing impeller damage and engine overheat- ing.

EJU44381

Starting off from a trailer EX: (1) Launch the watercraft, and then turn it

around so that the bow faces the direc- tion you wish to go.

(2) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to your left wrist, and then attach the clip to the engine shut-off switch.

(3) Look in all directions, start the engine, and then start off slowly.

EX SPORT: (1) Launch the watercraft, and then move

the shift lever to the reverse position. (See page 35 for information on the re- verse system.)

(2) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to your left wrist, and then attach the clip to the engine shut-off switch.

(3) Look in all directions, start the engine, and then start off slowly.

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EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: (1) Launch the watercraft. (2) Attach the engine shut-off cord (lanyard)

to your left wrist, and then attach the clip to the engine shut-off switch.

(3) Look in all directions, and then start the engine.

(4) Squeeze the RiDE lever and move the watercraft back slowly. (See page 36 for RiDE lever operation procedures.)

EJU33114

Boarding and starting off 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.

(3) Push the watercraft away from the dock, grip the handlebars with both hands, and place both feet on the floor of the foot- well.

(4) Look in all directions, start the engine, and then start off slowly.

EJU44210

Capsized watercraft EWJ00672

Improper uprighting can cause injury. Be sure to shut the engine off by pulling

on the engine shut-off cord (lanyard) to remove the clip from the engine shut-off switch.

Do not put your hands in the intake grate.

If the watercraft capsizes, turn it over imme- diately. To upright the watercraft: (1) Remove the clip from the engine shut-off

switch. (2) Swim to the rear of the watercraft. Turn

the watercraft over by pulling on the ride plate with one hand while pushing down on the gunwale with your other hand or your foot.

(3) Start the engine and operate the water- craft at planing speed to drain the bilge water from the engine compartment. (See page 54 for information on draining the bilge water. If the engine does not start, see Towing the watercraft on page 96 or Submerged watercraft on page 96.) NOTICE: Do not run the en- gine at full throttle for at least 1 minute

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after the engine has been restarted. Bilge water in the engine compart- ment can splash into the engine, which can result in severe damage. [ECJ00554]

EJU44390

Beaching and docking the watercraft To beach the watercraft (EX / EX SPORT): (1) Make sure that there are no boats, swim-

mers, or obstacles near the beach. (2) Release the throttle lever to reduce

speed about 90 m (300 ft) before you reach the intended beaching area.

(3) Slowly approach the beach and stop the engine just before reaching land. WARNING! You need throttle to steer. Shutting the engine off can cause you to hit an obstacle you are attempting to avoid. A collision could result in se- vere injury or death. [EWJ00602] NOTICE: Never run the engine 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 the jet intake, causing impeller dam- age and engine overheating. [ECJ00473]

(4) Get off the watercraft and pull it up on the beach.

To beach the watercraft (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED): (1) Make sure that there are no boats, swim-

mers, or obstacles near the beach. (2) Release the throttle lever to reduce

speed about 90 m (300 ft) before you reach the intended beaching area.

(3) Slowly approach the beach using the throttle lever and RiDE lever to control the watercraft speed. NOTICE: Never run the engine 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 the jet

intake, causing impeller damage and engine overheating. [ECJ00473]

(4) After reaching land, stop the engine, and then get off the watercraft and pull it up on the beach.

To dock the watercraft (EX / EX SPORT): (1) Make sure that there are no boats, swim-

mers, or obstacles near the dock. (2) Release the throttle lever to reduce

speed about 90 m (300 ft) away from the dock.

(3) Slowly approach the dock and stop the engine just before coming alongside it. WARNING! You need throttle to steer. Shutting the engine off can cause you to hit an obstacle you are attempting to avoid. A collision could result in se- vere injury or death. [EWJ00602]

(4) Come alongside the dock and get off the watercraft.

To dock the watercraft (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED): (1) Make sure that there are no boats, swim-

mers, or obstacles near the dock. (2) Release the throttle lever to reduce

speed about 90 m (300 ft) away from the dock.

(3) Slowly approach the dock using the throttle lever and RiDE lever to control the watercraft speed.

(4) After coming alongside the dock, stop the engine, and then get off the water- craft.

EJU37194

Operating in weeded areas Always avoid using your watercraft in areas where weed growth is thick. If operating in weeded areas is unavoidable, alternately squeeze the throttle lever and relax your grip on the throttle lever to vary the engine speed. Weeds tend to become clogged more when operating at a steady speed and at trolling

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speed. If weeds may have clogged the intake area, clean the jet intake. (See page 94 for in- formation on the jet intake.) EJU40242

After removing the watercraft from the water ECJ01311

Do not run the engine over 4000 r/min on land. Also, do not run the engine for more than 15 seconds without supplying water, otherwise the engine could overheat.

After operating and removing the watercraft from the water, promptly discharge the re- maining water from the cooling water pas- sages. To discharge water from the cooling water passages: (1) Make sure that the area around the wa-

tercraft is clear, and then start the en- gine.

(2) Discharge the remaining water out of the cooling water passages by alternately squeezing and releasing the throttle lever quickly for 10 to 15 seconds.

(3) Stop the engine.

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EJU37146

Post-operation care EWJ00331

Always place the watercraft upright in a horizontal position when storing it, other- wise fuel could leak out into the engine or engine compartment, which could create a fire hazard.

After using the watercraft, always take it out of the water, clean it, and store it. Leaving the watercraft in the water for extended periods will accelerate the rate of normal deteriora- tion of the jet pump and hull. Marine organ- isms and corrosion are some of the conditions that can shorten the life of many watercraft components. EJU44560

Flushing the cooling water passages ECJ01311

Do not run the engine over 4000 r/min on land. Also, do not run the engine for more than 15 seconds without supplying water, otherwise the engine could overheat.

Flush the cooling water passages to prevent them from clogging with salt, sand, or dirt. (1) Place the watercraft in a horizontal posi-

tion. (2) Remove the seat and seat storage com-

partment. (See page 44 for seat removal and installation procedures and page 48 for information on the seat storage com- partment.)

(3) Connect the garden hose adapter to a garden hose.

(4) Loosen the flushing hose connector cap and remove it. Insert the garden hose adapter into the flushing hose connector by pushing and twisting it until it is se- curely connected.

(5) Connect the garden hose to a water tap. (6) Make sure that the area around the wa-

tercraft is clear, and then start the en- gine. Immediately after the engine starts, fully turn the water supply on so that wa-

1 Garden hose adapter 2 Garden hose

1 Flushing hose connector cap 2 Flushing hose connector 3 Garden hose adapter

1 2

32

1

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ter flows out continually from the jet thrust nozzle.

(7) Run the engine at idling speed for about 3 minutes watching the engine condition. If the engine stops while flushing, turn the water supply off immediately and perform the procedure again from step 6. NOTICE: Do not supply water to the cooling water passages when the en- gine is not running. The water could flow back through the muffler into the engine, causing severe engine dam- age. [ECJ00123]

(8) Turn the water supply off. (9) Discharge the remaining water out of the

cooling water passages by alternately squeezing and releasing the throttle lever quickly for 10 to 15 seconds.

(10) Stop the engine. (11) Remove the garden hose adapter, and

then securely install the flushing hose connector cap by tightening it until it stops.

(12) Securely install the seat storage com- partment and seat in their original posi- tions.

EJU44761

Cleaning the watercraft (1) Remove the seat and fire extinguisher

holder. (See page 44 for seat removal and installation procedures and page 49

for information on the fire extinguisher holder.)

(2) If the watercraft will be stored for a week or more, rustproof the internal engine components to help prevent corrosion. (See page 84 for information on rust- proofing the internal engine compo- nents.)

(3) Rinse the engine and engine compart- ment with a small amount of water. NOTICE: Do not use high-pressure water when rinsing the engine or en- gine compartment as severe engine damage could result. [ECJ00572]

(4) Drain the water from the engine com- partment. (See page 54 for information on draining the bilge water.)

(5) Wipe the engine and engine compart- ment with a dry cloth.

(6) Wash down the hull, deck, and jet pump with fresh water.

(7) Wipe the hull, deck, and jet pump with a dry cloth.

(8) Wipe all vinyl and rubber components, such as the seat and engine compart- ment seals, with a vinyl protectant such as Yamaclean Vinyl Dressing.

(9) To minimize corrosion, spray metallic parts of the hull, deck, and engine with a rust inhibitor such as Yamalube Silicone Protectant & Lubricant.

(10) Allow the engine compartment to air dry completely before installing the seat.

(11) Securely install the fire extinguisher hold- er and seat in their original positions.

EJU41634

Battery care If the watercraft will not be used for more than a month, remove the battery from the water- craft, check it, and then store it in a cool, dry place.

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EWJ00792

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. Internal: Drink large quantities of water or milk. Follow with milk of magnesia, beaten egg, or vegetable oil. Call a physician im- mediately. Eyes: Flush with water for 15 minutes and get prompt medical attention. Batteries produce explosive gases. Keep sparks, flames, cigarettes, etc., well away. If using or charging the battery in an en- closed space, make sure that it is well ventilated. Always shield your eyes when working near batteries. Keep out of the reach of children.

To remove the battery: (1) Disconnect the negative () battery lead. (2) Disconnect the positive (+) battery lead. (3) Unhook the battery bands, and then re-

move the battery from the watercraft.

Checking the battery Make sure that the battery case is not dam-

aged. Make sure that the battery terminals are

not corroded or damaged. Checking the battery voltage and charging the battery It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer check the battery voltage and charge the bat- tery. Have a Yamaha dealer charge the bat- tery as soon as possible if it seems to have discharged. Keep in mind that the battery tends to discharge more quickly if the vehicle is equipped with optional electrical accesso- ries. NOTICE: To charge a VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) battery, a special (constant-voltage) battery charger is re- quired. Using a conventional battery char- ger will damage the battery. [ECJ02810]

Checking the battery bands Make sure that the battery bands are not damaged.

To store the battery: (1) Clean the battery case using fresh water.

1 Negative () battery terminal: Black lead 2 Battery band 3 Positive (+) battery terminal: Red lead

1

3

2

1 Battery band

1

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(2) If the battery terminals are dirty or cor- roded, clean them using a wire brush.

(3) Apply water-resistant grease to the bat- tery terminals.

(4) Store the battery in a cool, dry place. NOTICE: Storing the battery in an un- charged condition can cause perma- nent battery damage. Check the battery periodically. [ECJ00103]

To install the battery: (1) Place the battery in the battery compart-

ment and hook the battery bands onto the holders.

(2) Connect the positive (+) battery lead (red) to the positive (+) battery terminal. NOTICE: Reversal of the battery leads will damage the electrical parts. [ECJ00262]

(3) Connect the negative () battery lead (black) to the negative () battery termi- nal.

(4) Make sure that the battery is securely held in place.

EJU33493

Long-term storage EWJ00331

Always place the watercraft upright in a horizontal position when storing it, other- wise fuel could leak out into the engine or engine compartment, which could create a fire hazard.

Storage for long periods of time, such as win- ter storage, requires preventive maintenance to ensure against deterioration. It is advisable to have the watercraft serviced by a Yamaha dealer prior to storage. However, the following procedures can be performed easily by the owner. EJU40256

Cleaning (1) Flush the cooling water passages. (See

page 80 for information on flushing the cooling water passages.)

TIP: If you will be storing the watercraft for a pro- longed period, such as winter storage, top off the fuel tank with fresh gasoline and add one ounce of Yamalube Fuel Stabilizer & Condi- tioner Plus to each gallon of fuel in the fuel tank before starting the engine. (2) Clean the watercraft. (See page 81 for in-

formation on cleaning the watercraft.) Wax the hull with a non-abrasive wax such as Yamalube Professional Polish.

EJU44960

Lubrication To keep moving parts sliding or rotating smoothly, lubricate them with water-resistant grease.

1 Battery terminal

Recommended water-resistant grease: YAMALUBE MARINE GREASE

1

Recommended water-resistant grease: YAMALUBE MARINE GREASE

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Steering cable (jet thrust nozzle end)

EX SPORT: Shift cable (reverse gate end) and ball joint

TIP: Disconnect the shift cable from the ball joint before lubricating.

EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED: Shift rod (re- verse gate end) and ball joint

TIP: Disconnect the shift rod from the ball joint be- fore lubricating. EJU44781

Rustproofing Rustproofing the hull, deck, and engine Spray metallic parts of the hull, deck, and en- gine with a rust inhibitor such as Yamalube Silicone Protectant & Lubricant. Rustproofing the internal engine compo- nents Rustproof the internal engine components with a rust inhibitor such as Yamalube Stor- Rite Engine Fogging Oil. To rustproof the internal engine components: (1) Remove the seat and fire extinguisher

holder. (See page 44 for seat removal and installation procedures and page 49 for information on the fire extinguisher holder.)

(2) Remove the plastic tie that is fastening the fuel hose to the holder on the star- board side of the air filter case.

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(3) Release the hooks on the port side of the air filter case, and remove the air filter case cover.

(4) Spray a rust inhibitor such as Yamalube Stor-Rite Engine Fogging Oil into the in- take opening for 3 seconds. WARNING! Do not spray flammable rust inhibitor products on engine surfaces while the

engine is hot. The sprayed substance or propellants could catch fire. [EWJ00262]

(5) Place the air filter case cover in its origi- nal position, and then fit the hooks onto the cover.

TIP: Make sure that the air filter case cover is se- curely installed. (6) Fasten the fuel hose to the holder using

the plastic tie. (7) Make sure that the area around the wa-

tercraft is clear, and then start the engine in a well-ventilated area and let it run at idle for 15 seconds. (See page 31 for in- formation on starting the engine.)

(8) Stop the engine. (9) Securely install the fire extinguisher hold-

er and seat in their original positions.

1 Hook 2 Air filter case cover 3 Fuel hose 4 Holder 5 Plastic tie

1 2

3

4 5

1 Intake opening

1

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Maintenance Periodic checks and lubrication will keep your watercraft in the safest and most effi- cient condition possible. Therefore, make sure to carry out the periodic maintenance. Safety is an obligation of the watercraft own- er. Proper maintenance must be carried out to keep the exhaust emission and sound lev- els within the regulated limits. The most im- portant points of watercraft inspection and lubrication are explained on the following pa- ges. See a Yamaha dealer for genuine Yamaha re- placement parts and optional accessories designed for your watercraft. Remember, failures that are the result of the installation of parts or accessories which are not qualitatively equivalent to genuine Yamaha parts are not covered by the limited warranty. Maintenance, replacement, or repair of the emission control devices and system may be performed by any marine SI engine repair establishment or individual. War- ranty repair, however, must be performed at an authorized Yamaha marine dealer- ship. EWJ00312

Be sure to turn off the engine when you perform maintenance unless otherwise specified. If you are not familiar with ma- chine servicing, this work should be done by a Yamaha dealer or other qualified me- chanic.

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 owners/operators manual.

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Periodic maintenance chart The periodic maintenance chart gives general guidelines for periodic maintenance. Have a Yamaha dealer perform the checks in the following chart. However, maintenance may need to be performed more frequently depending on your operating conditions. If you have any questions, consult a Yamaha dealer. This mark indicates items to be checked and serviced by a Yamaha dealer.

Item Operation

Initial Thereafter every

Page 10 hours

50 hours or 12

months *1

100 hours or

12 months

*1

200 hours or

24 months

*1

Fuel line Check fuel hoses and clamps

Fuel filler cap/Wa- ter separator

Check O-rings for cracks and deformation

Fuel tank Check installation and straps

Water inlet strainer Check for clogs and dam- age

Cooling water hos- es

Check for damage and leakage, and check clamps

Engine oil Replace 89

Oil filter Replace 89

Spark plugs Check

Battery Check state of charge, terminals and bands

Battery leads Check terminals

Steering master Check operation and for looseness

Steering cable Check exterior and con- nections, and lubricate

Shift lever (EX SPORT)

Check exterior and con- nections, and lubricate

Shift cable and re- verse gate (EX SPORT)

Check exterior and con- nections, and lubricate

Shift rod and reverse gate (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED)

Check exterior and con- nections, and lubricate

Air filter element Check for damage and dirt

Air intake hoses Check for damage, and check clamps

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*1: Whichever comes first. *2: Check every 200 hours. Perform the pre-operation checks and post-operation checks before performing periodic maintenance.

Throttle body Lubricate throttle valve

Exhaust system Check for exhaust leak- age, and check hoses and clamps

Breather hose Check breather hose and clamps

Impeller Check for bends, dam- age, and foreign material

Jet thrust nozzle Check movement, and lu- bricate

Jet vacuum bilge

Check hoses for clogs and damage, check clamps, and clean bilge strainer

Stern drain plugs Check O-rings

Anode Check for corrosion, and clean *2

Valve clearance Check and adjust *2

Rubber coupling Check for cracks, inden- tations, looseness, and noise

Engine mount Check for damage and peeling

Item Operation

Initial Thereafter every

Page 10 hours

50 hours or 12

months *1

100 hours or

12 months

*1

200 hours or

24 months

*1

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Engine oil and oil filter EWJ00341

Engine oil is extremely hot immediately af- ter the engine is turned off. Coming in con- tact with or getting any engine oil on your clothes could result in burns.

ECJ00992

Do not run the engine with too much or not enough oil in the engine, otherwise the en- gine could be damaged.

It is recommended to have a Yamaha dealer change the engine oil and the engine oil filter. However, if you choose to change the oil and filter on your own, consult a Yamaha dealer.

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Specifications Watercraft capacity:

Maximum people on board: 3 person

Maximum load capacity: 225 kg (496 lb)

Dimensions and weight: Length:

3.13 m (123.2 in) (EX) 3.14 m (123.6 in) (EX SPORT / EX DELUXE/ EX LIMITED)

Width: 1.13 m (44.5 in)

Height: 1.15 m (45.3 in)

Dry weight: 262 kg (578 lb) (EX) 265 kg (584 lb) (EX SPORT) 272 kg (600 lb) (EX DELUXE) 273 kg (602 lb) (EX LIMITED)

Performance: Maximum fuel consumption:

29.2 L/h (7.7 US gal/h, 6.4 Imp.gal/h) Cruising range at full throttle:

1.71 hour Trolling speed:

1500 100 r/min Engine:

Engine type: Liquid cooled 4-stroke, DOHC

Number of cylinders: 3

Engine displacement: 1049 cm

Bore stroke: 82.0 66.2 mm (3.23 2.61 in)

Compression ratio: 11.0 : 1

Valve clearance-intake (cold): 0.150.22 mm (0.00590.0087 in)

Valve clearance-exhaust (cold): 0.260.32 mm (0.01020.0126 in)

Lubrication system: Dry sump

Cooling system: Water

Starting system: Electric

Ignition system: T.C.I.

Spark plug (NGK): CR9EB

Spark plug gap: 0.70.8 mm (0.0280.031 in)

Battery capacity: 12 V, 18 Ah

Battery type: YTX20L-BS

Charging system: Flywheel magneto

Drive unit: Propulsion system:

Jet pump Jet pump type:

Axial flow, single stage Impeller rotation:

Counterclockwise Jet thrust nozzle angle:

24+24 Fuel and oil:

Recommended fuel: Regular unleaded gasoline

Minimum octane rating (PON): 86

Minimum octane rating (RON): 90

Recommended engine oil: YAMALUBE 4W or 4-stroke motor oil

Recommended engine oil type SAE: SAE 10W-30, 10W-40, 20W-40, 20W-50

Recommended engine oil grade API: API SG, SH, SJ, SL

Fuel tank total capacity: 50 L (13.2 US gal, 11.0 Imp.gal)

Engine oil quantity with oil filter replacement: 3.4 L (3.59 US qt, 2.99 Imp.qt)

Engine oil quantity without oil filter replacement: 3.2 L (3.38 US qt, 2.82 Imp.qt)

Engine oil total quantity: 3.7 L (3.91 US qt, 3.26 Imp.qt)

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Troubleshooting If you have any trouble with your watercraft, use the troubleshooting chart to check for the possible cause. If you cannot find the cause, consult a Yamaha dealer. EJU44430

Troubleshooting chart Confirm the possible cause and remedy, and then refer to the applicable page.

TROUBLE POSSIBLE CAUSE REMEDY PAGE

Engine does not start (Starter motor does not turn over)

Engine shut- off switch

Clip not in place Install clip 31

Fuse Burned out Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Battery Run down Recharge 81

Poor terminal con- nections

Tighten as required 81

Terminal corroded Clean or replace 81

Starter motor Faulty Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Engine does not start (Starter motor turns over)

Throttle lever Squeezed Release 31

Faulty Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

RiDE lever (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED)

Squeezed Release 31

Faulty Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Fuel Fuel tank empty Refill as soon as pos- sible 50

Stale or contaminat- ed

Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Fuel tank Water or dirt present Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Spark plug Fouled or defective Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Fuel injec- tion system

Fuel pump faulty Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

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Engine runs irregu- larly or stalls

Fuel Fuel tank empty Refill as soon as pos- sible 50

Stale or contaminat- ed

Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Fuel tank Water or dirt present Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Spark plug Fouled or defective Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Incorrect heat range Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Gap incorrect Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Electrical wir- ing

Loose connection Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Fuel injec- tion system

Faulty or clogged in- jectors

Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Warning light or in- dicator blinks or comes on

Fuel level warning

Fuel tank empty Refill as soon as pos- sible 50

Oil pressure warning

Oil pressure dropped Have serviced by Yamaha dealer 42

Engine over- heat warning

Jet intake clogged Clean 94

Check en- gine warning

Faulty sensors Have serviced by Yamaha dealer 43

TROUBLE POSSIBLE CAUSE REMEDY PAGE

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Watercraft slow or loses power

Cavitation Jet intake clogged Clean 94

Impeller damaged or worn

Have serviced by Yamaha dealer 94

Engine over- heat warning

Engine speed reduc- tion control activated

Clean jet intake and cool engine 42

Oil pressure warning

Engine speed reduc- tion control activated

Add oil 42

Spark plug Fouled or defective Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Incorrect heat range Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Gap incorrect Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Electrical wir- ing

Loose connection Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Fuel Stale or contaminat- ed

Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Air filter Clogged Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Oil buildup Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

Throttle lever Faulty Have serviced by Yamaha dealer

TROUBLE POSSIBLE CAUSE REMEDY PAGE

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Emergency procedures EJU44590

Cleaning the jet intake and impeller EWJ00783

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. Severe in- jury or death could result from coming in contact with the rotating parts of the jet pump.

If weeds or debris gets caught in the jet 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. NOTICE: If weeds or debris gets caught in the jet intake, do not operate the water- craft above trolling speed until they have been removed. [ECJ00654]

If there is any sign that the jet intake or impel- ler is clogged with weeds or debris, return to shore and check the intake and impeller. Al-

ways stop the engine before beaching the watercraft.

(1) Place a suitable clean cloth or carpeting underneath the watercraft to protect it from abrasions and scratches. Turn the watercraft on its side as shown. NOTICE: When turning the watercraft on its side, support the bow so that the handlebars are not bent or dam- aged. [ECJ02690]

(2) Remove any weeds or debris from around the jet intake, drive shaft, impel-

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ler, jet pump housing, and jet thrust noz- zle. If debris is difficult to remove, consult a Yamaha dealer.

EJU43472

Raising the reverse gate (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) If the RiDE system malfunctions and the re- verse gate remains in the lowered position, the watercraft will not be able to move for- ward. After raising the reverse gate so that the wa- tercraft can move forward, immediately re- turn to shore and have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft. To raise the reverse gate: (1) Stop the engine and remove the clip from

the engine shut-off switch. (2) Enter the water and move to the rear of

the watercraft. (3) Slide the shift rod joint toward the bow,

and then disconnect the shift rod joint from the ball joint.

(4) Raise the reverse gate to the forward po- sition.

TIP: While the shift rod is disconnected, the re-

verse gate will not move to the neutral po- sition or reverse position even if the RiDE lever is squeezed.

If the RiDE lever is squeezed while the shift rod is disconnected, the watercraft will move forward.

EJU34642

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. EJU34664

Connecting the jumper cables EWJ01251

To avoid battery explosion and serious damage to the electrical system: Do not reverse the polarity of the jumper

cables when connecting to the batter- ies.

Do not connect the negative () jumper cable to the negative () terminal of the watercraft battery.

Do not touch the positive (+) jumper ca- ble to the negative () jumper cable.

1 Shift rod joint 2 Ball joint

1 2

1 Reverse gate 2 Forward position

1

2

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(1) Connect the positive (+) jumper cable to the positive (+) battery terminals of both batteries.

(2) Connect one end of the negative () jumper cable to the negative () battery terminal of the booster battery.

(3) Connect the other end of the negative () jumper cable to an engine hanger.

(4) Start the engine, and then disconnect the jumper cables by reversing the steps above. (See page 31 for information on starting the engine.)

EJU34716

Towing the watercraft EWJ00812

The operator of the towing boat must keep speed to a minimum and avoid traffic or obstacles which could be a hazard to the operator on the water- craft.

The towline should be long enough so that the watercraft will not collide with the towing boat when slowing down.

If the watercraft becomes inoperative in the water, it can be towed to shore.

To tow the watercraft: Use a towline that is three times the com- bined length of the towing boat and the wa- tercraft. (1) Securely attach the towline to the bow

eye of the watercraft being towed.

(2) Sit astride the seat and hold on to the handlebars in order to balance the water- craft. NOTICE: The bow must be kept up out of the water during towing, oth- erwise water could flood the engine compartment or water could flow back into the engine, causing severe engine damage. [ECJ01331]

Tow the watercraft at 8 km/h (5 mph) or less. NOTICE: Tow the watercraft at 8 km/h (5 mph) or less, otherwise water could flood the engine compartment or water could flow back into the engine, causing severe engine damage. [ECJ01322]

EJU42101

Submerged watercraft If the watercraft is submerged or flooded with water, drain the bilge water from the engine compartment. Then, have a Yamaha dealer service the watercraft as soon as possible. If the watercraft was submerged: (1) Remove the watercraft from the water

and drain the water from the storage compartments.

1 Positive (+) jumper cable 2 Booster battery 3 Negative () jumper cable 4 Engine hanger

1 23

4 1 Bow eye 1

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(2) Drain the bilge water from the engine compartment. (See page 54 for informa- tion on draining the bilge water.)

(3) Have the watercraft serviced 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 result. [ECJ00792]

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Limited warranty YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. WAVERUNNER WATERCRAFT LIMITED WARRANTY

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. hereby warrants that new Yamaha WaveRunner watercraft purchased from an authorized Yamaha WaveRunner Watercraft Dealer in the United States (excluding its territories) will be free from defects in material and workmanship for the period of time stated herein, subject to certain stated limitations.

PERIOD OF WARRANTY. Any new Yamaha WaveRunner watercraft purchased for pleasure use will be warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase, subject to exclusions noted herein. Any Yamaha WaveRunner watercraft purchased and utilized for commercial applications will be warranted for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of purchase, subject to exclusions noted herein. The battery will be warranted against defects in material or workmanship for thirty (30) days from the date of vehicle purchase for either pleasure or commercial use. Replacement parts used in warranty repairs will be warranted for the balance of the applicable warranty period.

OBTAINING REPAIRS UNDER WARRANTY. During the period of warranty, any authorized Yamaha WaveRunner Watercraft Dealer will, free of charge, repair or replace, at Yamahas option, any part adjudged defective by Yamaha due to faulty workmanship or material from the factory. All parts replaced under warranty will become the property of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

THE CUSTOMERS RESPONSIBILITY under this warranty shall be to: 1. Operate, maintain, and store the WaveRunner watercraft as specified in the appropriate Owners/Operators Manual, and 2. Give notice to an authorized Yamaha WaveRunner watercraft dealer of any and all apparent defects within ten (10) days after

discovery, and make the machine available at that time for inspection and repairs at such dealers place of business.

GENERAL EXCLUSIONS from this warranty shall include any failures caused by: a. Racing or competition use, modification of original parts, abnormal strain. b. Lack of proper maintenance and off-season storage as described in the Owners/Operators Manual. c. Installation of parts or accessories that are not equivalent in design and quality to genuine Yamaha parts. d. Use of lubricants, oils, and fuels that are not suitable for WaveRunner watercraft use. e. Damage as a result of accidents, collisions, contact with foreign materials, or submersion. f. Growth of marine organism on motor or hull surfaces. g. Normal deterioration. h. Gel coat stress cracks i. Damage due to improper transportation.

SPECIFIC PARTS EXCLUDED FROM WARRANTY. Parts replaced due to normal wear or routine maintenance such as oil, spark plugs, fuel filters, impeller and liner, and anodes are not covered by warranty. Charges for transporting the WaveRunner watercraft to and from an authorized Yamaha WaveRunner Watercraft Dealer are excluded from warranty coverage.

EMISSION CONTROL WARRANTY. Yamaha warrants to the ultimate purchaser and any subsequent owner, that the exhaust emission control components on this engine are designed, built and equipped so as to conform at the time of sale with applicable regulations under section 213 of the Clean Air Act and that this engine is free from defects in materials and workmanship which cause said engine to fail to conform with applicable regulations for 30 months from the date of purchase or 175 hours of operation, whichever comes first. For evaporative emission components, for a failure that will increase evaporative emissions, the warranty coverage is 2 years from the date of purchase. Some states may have different emission control warranty provisions. As these vary from state to state, consult your Yamaha dealer or contact Yamaha Customer Relations at 1-800-962-7926 for more information.

WARRANTY TRANSFER: To transfer the warranty from the original purchaser to any subsequent purchaser(s), it is imperative that the WaveRunner watercraft be inspected and registered for warranty by an authorized Yamaha WaveRunner watercraft dealer. In order for this warranty to remain in effect, this inspection and registration must take place within ten (10) days after transfer of ownership to the subsequent purchaser. A reasonable dealer-imposed fee may be charged for this inspection.

YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE WHICH EXCEED THE OBLIGATIONS AND TIME LIMITS STATED IN THIS WARRANTY ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED BY YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. AND EXCLUDED FROM THIS WARRANTY.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. ALSO EXCLUDED FROM THIS WARRANTY ARE ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES INCLUDING LOSS OF USE. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS, AND YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. Post Office Box 6555

Cypress, California 90630 WARRANTY QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q. What costs are my responsibility during the warranty period? A. The customers responsibility includes all costs of normal maintenance services, non-warranty repairs, accident and collision dam-

ages.

Q. What are some examples of abnormal strain, neglect, or abuse? A. These terms are general and overlap each other in areas. Specific examples include:

Running the watercraft out of oil, operating the machine with a broken or damaged part which causes another part to fail, and so on. If you have any specific questions on operation or maintenance, please contact your Yamaha dealer for advice.

Q. Does the warranty cover incidental costs such as transportation due to a failure? A. No. The warranty is limited to repair of the watercraft itself.

Q. May I perform any or all of the recommended maintenance shown in the Owners/Operators Manual instead of having the dealer do them?

A. Yes, if you are a qualified mechanic and follow the procedures specified in the Owners/Operators and Service Manual. We do rec- ommend, however, that items requiring special or equipment be done by a Yamaha dealer.

Q. Will the warranty be void or cancelled if I do not operate or maintain my new watercraft exactly as specified in the Owners/Opera- tors Manual?

A. No. The warranty on a new watercraft cannot be voided or cancelled. However, if a particular failure is caused by operation or maintenance other than as shown in the Owners/Operators Manual, that failure may not be covered under warranty.

Q. What responsibility does my dealer have under this warranty? A. Each Yamaha dealer is expected to:

1. Completely set up each new watercraft before sale. 2. Explain the operation, maintenance, and warranty requirements to your satisfaction at the time of sale, and upon your request at

any later date. In addition, each Yamaha dealer is held responsible for his setup, service and warranty repair work.

Q. Is the warranty transferable to second owners? A. Yes. The remainder of the existing warranty can be transferred upon request. The unit has to be inspected and re-registered by an

authorized Yamaha dealer for the policy to remain effective.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

If your watercraft requires warranty service, you must take it to any authorized Yamaha dealer within the continental United States. Be sure to bring your warranty registration card or other valid proof of the original date of purchase. If a question or problem arises regard- ing warranty, first contact the owner of the dealership. Since all warranty matters are handled at the dealer level, this person is in the best position to help you. If you are still not satisfied and require additional assistance, please write:

YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION U.S.A. CUSTOMER RELATIONS DEPARTMENT

P.O. Box 6555 Cypress, California 90630

CHANGE OF ADDRESS

The federal government requires each manufacturer to maintain a complete, up-to-date list of all first purchasers against the possibility of a safety-related defect and recall. This list is complied from the purchase registrations sent to Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. by the selling dealer at the time of your purchase. 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 dealers name] as it is shown on your warranty card, your name and new mailing address. Mail to:

This will ensure that Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has an up-to-date registration record in accordance with federal law.

YAMAHA MOTOR CORPORATION, U.S.A. 1270 Chastain Road

Kennesaw, Georgia 30144 Attention: Warranty Department

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YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE (Y.E.S.) Keep your Yamaha protected even after your warranty expires with genuine Yamaha Extended Service (Y.E.S.).

Y.E.S. is designed and administered by Yamaha Motor Corporation to provide maximum owner satisfaction. You get uninterrupted factory-backed coverage for extra peace of mind.

Y.E.S. is flexible. You choose the plan that is right for you: 12 months, 24 months, 36 months, or (on four-stroke models) 48 months beyond your warranty period.

Y.E.S. is designed and administered by the same Yamaha people who handle your warranty and it shows in the comprehensive coverage benefits. There are no mileage limitations. Cover- age is not limited to moving parts or the drive train like many other plans. And Y.E.S. covers manufacturing defects just like the warranty. See the sample contract at your Yamaha dealer to see how comforting uninterrupted factory-backed protection can be.

You do not have to pay anything for covered repairs. There is no deductible to pay, and repairs are not pro-rated. You do not have any out-of-pocket expenses for covered repairs.

In addition, Travel and Recreation Interruption Protection (TRIP) is included at no extra cost. TRIP gives you up to $250 reimbursement per occurrence for any reasonable expenses you incur because your Yamaha needs covered service: replacement vehicle rental, emergency towing, phone calls, even food and lodging when you are away from home. This superb cover- age goes into effect when you purchase Y.E.S., so it applies to any warranty repairs as well as covered repairs during your entire Y.E.S. plan period.

Y.E.S. coverage is honored at any authorized Yamaha dealer nationwide.

Y.E.S. coverage is transferable to a new owner if you sell or trade-in. That can make your Yamaha much more valuable!

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. We urge you to act now. You will get the excellent benefits of TRIP coverage right away, and you will rest easy knowing you will have strong factory-backed protection even after your Yamaha Limited Warranty expires.

A special note: If visiting your dealer is not convenient, contact Yamaha with your Primary ID number (your Owners Manual shows you where to find this number). We will be happy to help you get the Y.E.S. coverage you need.

Yamaha Service Marketing P.O. Box 6555 Cypress, CA 90630 1-(866)-YES-EXTD (1-866-937-3983)

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Index

A After removing the watercraft from the

water..................................................... 79 Approval label of emission control

certificate ................................................ 2 B Battery care.............................................. 81 Battery checks ......................................... 60 Battery, jumping....................................... 95 Beaching and docking the watercraft ...... 78 Bilge water check..................................... 60 Bilge water, draining ................................ 54 Bilge water, draining on land ................... 54 Bilge water, draining on water ................. 54 Boarding alone......................................... 74 Boarding and starting off from a dock..... 77 Boarding the watercraft ........................... 73 Boarding with passenger(s) ..................... 74 Bow eye ................................................... 46 Bow storage compartment ...................... 47 C Capsized watercraft ................................. 77 Check engine warning ............................. 43 Cleaning ................................................... 83 Cleaning the watercraft............................ 81 Cleat......................................................... 46 Cooling water pilot outlet ......................... 33 Cooling water pilot outlet check .............. 65 Cruising limitations................................... 12 E Emergency procedures............................ 94 Emission control information ..................... 2 Engine break-in ........................................ 56 Engine compartment check ..................... 59 Engine idling speed check ....................... 65 Engine oil ................................................. 52 Engine oil and oil filter .............................. 89 Engine oil level check............................... 60 Engine oil requirements ........................... 52 Engine overheat warning ......................... 42 Engine serial number ................................. 2 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) check ....... 62 Engine shut-off switch ............................. 31 Engine stop switch................................... 31 Engine unit check..................................... 60

Enjoy your watercraft responsibly............ 25 Equipment................................................ 44 F Fire extinguisher check ............................ 63 Fire extinguisher holder............................ 49 Fire extinguisher holder checks ............... 63 Flushing the cooling water passages....... 80 Fuel .......................................................... 50 Fuel level check........................................ 59 Fuel level meter ........................................ 41 Fuel level warning..................................... 42 Fuel requirements .................................... 50 Fuel system checks ................................. 59 G Getting to know your watercraft .............. 66 Glossary, watercraft ................................. 26 Glove compartment ................................. 47 H Handgrip .................................................. 44 Hazard information................................... 16 Hood check.............................................. 64 Hour meter and voltmeter ........................ 40 Hull and deck check ................................ 64 Hull Identification Number (HIN)................. 1 I Identification numbers ............................... 1 Information display................................... 39 J Jet intake and impeller, cleaning.............. 94 Jet intake checks ..................................... 64 Jet thrust nozzle and reverse gate check

(EX SPORT / EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED).......................................... 64

Jumper cables, connecting...................... 95 L Labels, important ....................................... 5 Labels, other .............................................. 9 Labels, warning .......................................... 6 Launching the watercraft ......................... 67 Learning to operate your watercraft......... 66 Leaving the watercraft.............................. 68 Limitations on who may operate the

watercraft.............................................. 11 Limited warranty ...................................... 98 Long-term storage ................................... 83

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Lubrication ............................................... 83 M Main components, location of ................. 27 Maintenance ............................................ 86 Manufactured date label ............................ 3 Multifunction information center .............. 39 Multifunction information center check ... 65 O Oil pressure warning ................................ 42 Operating in weeded areas...................... 78 Operating the watercraft .......................... 68 Operating the watercraft in reverse or

neutral (EX SPORT / EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED).......................................... 72

Operating your watercraft ........................ 66 Operation requirements ........................... 13 P Periodic maintenance chart ..................... 87 Post-launch checks ................................. 65 Post-operation care ................................. 80 Pre-launch checks ................................... 59 Pre-operation check points ..................... 59 Pre-operation checklist ............................ 57 Primary Identification (PRI-ID) number ...... 1 Pull-up cleats (EX LIMITED) ..................... 46 R Raising the reverse gate (EX DELUXE /

EX LIMITED).......................................... 95 Reboarding grip ....................................... 45 Reboarding step (EX SPORT /

EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) ................... 45 Recommended equipment ...................... 16 Reverse system checks (EX SPORT) ....... 61 Reverse system (EX SPORT) ................... 35 RiDE lever checks (EX DELUXE /

EX LIMITED).......................................... 62 RiDE lever (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED) .... 32 Riding position ......................................... 67 Rules of the Road .................................... 20 Rustproofing ............................................ 84 S Safety equipment check .......................... 64 Seat.......................................................... 44 Seat storage compartment ...................... 48

Shift indicator (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED).......................................... 40

Shift system check (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED).......................................... 65

Shift system (EX DELUXE / EX LIMITED).......................................... 36

Speedometer ........................................... 39 Star labels .................................................. 3 Start switch .............................................. 31 Starting off ............................................... 76 Starting off from a trailer .......................... 76 Starting the engine on water .................... 67 Steering system ....................................... 32 Steering system checks........................... 61 Stern drain plug checks ........................... 64 Stern eyes ................................................ 46 Stopping the engine................................. 68 Stopping the watercraft ........................... 71 Storage compartment checks.................. 63 Storage compartments ............................ 46 Submerged watercraft ............................. 96 Switch checks.......................................... 63 T Tachometer .............................................. 40 Throttle lever ............................................ 32 Throttle lever checks................................ 62 To get more boating safety information... 24 Towing the watercraft .............................. 96 Transporting on a trailer ........................... 55 Troubleshooting ....................................... 91 Troubleshooting chart .............................. 91 Turning the watercraft .............................. 70 W Wakeboarding and water-skiing .............. 18 Water separator ....................................... 33 Water separator check............................. 60 Watercraft characteristics ........................ 17 Watercraft control functions..................... 31 Watercraft operation functions ................ 35 Y YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE

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