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    Just got a 06 FXHO

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ID:	234086Man, the seat is so soft, I can't wait to ride this beast, I've got an R-12x and have ridden a fx140, so I know what I'm getting into more or less, but this will be my first yamaha product...

    Is there anything I need to do update wise?

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    Congrats on the new ride!

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    Very nice, care to share what you paid? Would love to get one similar!

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    125 hours...

    5K for the ski, 500 for the double trailer. Fresh water ski, thought it was a very fair deal. Haven't gotten it on the water yet... but from everything I've seen I have no doubts.

    It's a freaking monster compared to the Pro 785 it's next too, heck even my R-12x is going to look small sitting next to it.

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    Thumbs up

    Congratulations, it looks exactly like mine, and I love it. The seat is super soft and I can sit anywhere on it. My little boys have each ridden where your little man is sitting and I put a strap around them to me for security. (and really take it easy when they are on) I did wait until they were 3 and starting to swim.

    You might check valve clearance, the manual calls for it at 100hrs, but often I think no adjustment is needed since they are buckets. I don't have that many hours yet so others might chime it as to whether or not that is a good idea. I rode it quite a bit completely stock and had no issues with that so go for it. I think the air cleaner can get oily and slow you down, but I remove the top and wipe up the crankcase blowby after each ride and have not had an issue. I keep the oil set between the line, others have said that keeping it at the top will add to the blow by and I can confirm that.

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    I didn't get an owners manual and can't find how much oil to use, what do you guys run through your FXHO's? The dealer said 10W-40, but I needed Yamaha oil

    But how much to buy?

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    The motor is a dry sump design which I find very cool. You check the level in the tank soon after shutting it off. If it sits for a while it can flow back into the motor and read a little low causing you to overfill possibly. Changing the oil is never a complete change since you only get a little over 2 quarts sucking it out of the tank. Put back in what you took out (if the level was close before) and after running a bit on the hose, I shoot for keeping the level somewhere in the middle between the lines on the stick on the tank cap. There are tons and I do mean a lot of "oil" threads so I don't really want to start one here, but after reading quite a few and having owned many motorcycles, I am using Shell Rotella and Purolator filters.

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    What kind of Rotella?

    The F*&*ing dealership just sold my wife 4 quarts of 10-40W 4W at 10.99 a pop. Why didn't they just sell a gallon. They said it needed 3.3 quarts...

    I HATE DEALERSHIPS.

    Texas Yamaha Suzuki of Texas will rip you off... FYI

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    You can download or view the owner's manual from yamaha http://www.yamaha-motor.com/waverunn...?ls=waverunner

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    Shell Rotella T 15W-40 stand stuff is what I use (Wally World has big bottles ) - I don't think the synthetic would hurt but I would rather pump out the 2 quarts and replace more often. BTW you can do a search for Rotella on the net and motorcycle for a lot of discussion about it. While you are searching check out the Yamaha R1 threads, our marine M1 motors are based on. I always give the motor a full 5 minutes of idling warmup too before getting on it, besides that gets me out of the no wake zone....

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