Summary of Content for Yamaha EX, EX Sport, EX Deluxe Waverunner 2017 Owner's Manual PDF
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:
the watercraft ... 9 Cruising limitations... 10 Operation requirements ... 12 Recommended equipment ... 14 Hazard information... 15 Watercraft characteristics ... 15 Wakeboarding and water-skiing ... 17 Rules of the Road ... 18 To get more boating safety
watercraft... 68 Riding position ... 69 Launching the watercraft ... 69 Starting the engine on water ... 69 Stopping the engine... 70 Leaving the watercraft... 70 Operating the watercraft ... 70 Turning the watercraft ... 72 Stopping the watercraft ... 73 Operating the watercraft in reverse
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
THIS ENGINE CONFORMS TO CALIFORNIA AND U... S... EPA EXHAUST REGULATIONS FOR SI MARINE ENGINES... REFER TO THE OWNERS MANUAL FOR MAINTENANCE SPECIFICATIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS... THIS VESSEL MEETS U... S... EPA EVAP STANDARDS... FELS (HC+NOx/CO) : g/kW-hr TROLLING SPEED : rpm FUEL : UNLEADED REGULAR GASOLINE CERTIFIED COMPONENTS :
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
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...
Important labels Read the following labels before using this watercraft... If have any questions, consult a Yamaha dealer...
Warning labels If any of these labels are damaged or missing, contact a Yamaha dealer for replacements...
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RATED PERSON CAPACITY:3 MAXIMUM LOAD:220 kg (485 lb)
Yamaha recommends a minimum operator age of 16 years old... Adults must supervise use by minors... Know the operator age and training re- quirements for your state... A boating safety course is recommended and may be re- quired in your state... 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...
EX Deluxe: Take early action to avoid colli- sions... Remember, watercraft and other boats do not have brakes... In addition, the Reverse with Intuitive Deceleration Elec- tronics (RiDE) system is not a braking de- vice for avoiding dangerous situations... The RiDE system is an electronic 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 water-
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...
know that a helmet could help protect you 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...
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...
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...
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 Deluxe: 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 and the F (forward) or R (reverse) shift indicator is displayed in the information display... When the N (neu- tral) shift indicator is displayed, the forward and reverse thrust are balanced to help keep the watercraft from moving in either direction, although some movement may occur...
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
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
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
1 Hood 2 Handlebar 3 Footwell 4 Seat (page 44) 5 Boarding platform 6 Fuel filler cap (page 50) 7 Handgrip (page 44) 8 Reboarding grip (page 45)
(page 45) 3 Stern eye (page 46) 4 Stern drain plug (page 53) 5 Intake grate 6 Ride plate 7 Jet thrust nozzle 8 Reverse gate (EX Sport / EX Deluxe) (page
1 RiDE lever (EX Deluxe) (page 34) 2 Start switch (page 30) 3 Engine shut-off switch (page 30) 4 Rearview mirror (EX Sport / EX Deluxe) 5 Clip (page 30) 6 Throttle lever (page 31) 7 Multifunction information center (page 38) 8 Shift lever (EX Sport) (page 34) 9 Glove compartment (page 47)
1 Water separator (page 32) 2 Fuel tank 3 Air filter case 4 Flushing hose connector (page 82) 5 Oil tank filler cap/Dipstick 6 Oil tank 7 Battery (page 60) 8 Fuse box
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
switch... Throttle lever is squeezed... Throttle lever is malfunctioning... EX Deluxe: RiDE lever is squeezed... EX Deluxe: RiDE lever is malfunctioning... EJU31212
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...
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...
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-
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...
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...
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-
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 check engine warning is activated, im- mediately reduce the engine speed, return to shore, and have a Yamaha dealer check the engine...
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
Reboarding step (EX Sport / EX Deluxe) 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
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 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
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...
Seat storage compartment The seat storage compartment is located un- der the seat... (See page 44 for seat removal and installation procedures... )
Fire extinguisher holder The fire extinguisher holder is located under the seat... (See page 44 for seat removal and installation procedures... )
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
(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...
the engine must be running while water is being supplied to the cooling water pas- sages... (See Flushing the cooling water passages on page 82 for information on supplying water... )
(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
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
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]
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
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...
Cooling water pilot outlet Check that water is discharged from the cooling water pilot outlet while the engine is running... 65
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... )
Battery checks Make sure that the battery terminals and breather hose are not damaged and that the battery leads and breather hose are connect- ed properly... WARNING! Fire or explosion could result if the breather hose is dam-
Make sure that the electrolyte level is be- tween the minimum and maximum level marks... WARNING! Never operate the wa- tercraft if the battery does not have suffi- cient 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]
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 34 for reverse system operation... )
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
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
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 69 for
Shift system check (EX Deluxe) 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 34 for shift system operation procedures... ) WARNING! To avoid colli- sions, operate at safe speeds and keep a
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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 9... Also, watch the Basic Orientation Video provided with your watercraft... These materials should give you an understanding 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...
(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 30 for information on operating the en- gine shut-off switch... ) WARNING! Check 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-
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
EX Deluxe: When the throttle lever is squeezed, the F (forward) shift indicator will be displayed in the information display and the watercraft will move forward... While the F (forward) shift in- dicator is displayed, the watercraft will move forward at trolling speed even if the throttle lever is in the fully closed (idle) position... (See
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
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... EJU44370
EX Deluxe: If the RiDE lever is squeezed to slow down, the stopping distance is approxi- mately 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...
TIP: This model is equipped with a function which limits the engine speed in reverse... Operating in neutral (EX Deluxe) When the RiDE lever is squeezed lightly and released, the N (neutral) shift indicator will be displayed in the information display and the watercraft will stop in its current location...
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
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 220 kg (485 lb) including any cargo... To board with passenger(s): (1) Board as noted in the previous section
Do not follow directly behind watercraft or other boats... Do not go near others to spray or splash them with water... Avoid sharp turns or other maneuvers that make it hard for others to avoid you or understand where you are going... Avoid areas with submerged objects or shal- low water...
(3) Start the engine and operate the water- craft at planing speed to drain the bilge water from the engine compartment... (See page 53 for information on draining the bilge water... If the engine does not start, see Towing the watercraft on page 99 or Submerged watercraft on page 99... ) NOTICE: Do not run the en- gine at full throttle for at least 1 minute
(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]
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-
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
(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]
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...
(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]
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 Yamaha Fuel Stabilizer and Condi- tioner to each gallon of fuel in the fuel tank before starting the engine... (2) Clean the watercraft... (See page 83 for in-
Rustproofing Rustproofing the hull, deck, and engine Spray metallic parts of the hull, deck, and en- gine with a rust inhibitor such as Yamaha Sil- icone Protectant and Lubricant... Rustproofing the internal engine compo- nents Rustproof the internal engine components with a rust inhibitor such as Yamaha Stor- Rite Engine Fogging Oil... To rustproof the internal engine components: (1) Remove the seat and fire extinguisher
tercraft is clear, and then start the engine in a well-ventilated area and let it run at idle for 15 seconds... (See page 30 for in- formation on starting the engine... )
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...
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...
*1: Whichever comes first... *2: Check every 200 hours... Perform the pre-operation checks and post-operation checks before performing periodic maintenance...
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...
Dry weight: 262 kg (578 lb) (EX) 265 kg (584 lb) (EX Sport) 272 kg (600 lb) (EX Deluxe)
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
Fuel tank Water or dirt present Have serviced by Yamaha dealer
Spark plug Fouled or defective Have serviced by Yamaha dealer
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]
Raising the reverse gate (EX Deluxe) 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
(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]
(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]
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...
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 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...
certificate ... 2 B Battery care... 83 Battery checks ... 60 Battery, jumping... 98 Beaching and docking the watercraft ... 80 Bilge water check... 60 Bilge water, draining ... 53 Bilge water, draining on land ... 53 Bilge water, draining on water ... 54 Boarding alone... 76 Boarding and starting off from a dock... 79 Boarding the watercraft ... 75 Boarding with passenger(s) ... 76 Bow eye ... 46 Bow storage compartment ... 46 C Capsized watercraft ... 79 Check engine warning ... 42 Cleaning ... 86 Cleaning the watercraft... 83 Cleat... 46 Cooling water pilot outlet ... 32 Cooling water pilot outlet check ... 65 Cruising limitations... 10 E Emergency procedures... 97 Emission control information ... 2 Engine break-in ... 56 Engine compartment check ... 59 Engine idling speed check ... 66 Engine oil ... 52 Engine oil and oil filter ... 92 Engine oil level check... 60 Engine oil requirements ... 52 Engine overheat warning ... 42 Engine serial number ... 1 Engine shut-off cord (lanyard) check ... 63 Engine shut-off switch ... 30 Engine stop switch... 30 Engine unit check... 60
Starting off ... 78 Starting off from a trailer ... 78 Starting the engine on water ... 69 Steering system ... 31 Steering system checks... 61 Stern drain plug checks ... 64 Stern eyes ... 46 Stopping the engine... 70 Stopping the watercraft ... 73 Storage compartment checks... 64 Storage compartments ... 46 Submerged watercraft ... 99 Switch checks... 63 T Tachometer ... 39 Throttle lever ... 31 Throttle lever checks... 63 To get more boating safety information... 22 Tool kit ... 89 Towing the watercraft ... 99 Transporting on a trailer ... 55 Troubleshooting ... 94 Troubleshooting chart ... 94 Turning the watercraft ... 72 W Wakeboarding and water-skiing ... 17 Water separator ... 32 Water separator check... 60 Watercraft characteristics ... 15 Watercraft control functions... 30 Watercraft operation functions ... 34 Y YAMAHA EXTENDED SERVICE
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