Thread: Just got a 06 FXHO
03-29-2011, 08:33 PM #1
Just got a 06 FXHO
Man, 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?
98 785 Pro for sale
89 X2 for sale
03-29-2011, 08:49 PM #2
- Join Date
- Oct 2005
Congrats on the new ride!
03-30-2011, 12:02 AM #3
- Join Date
- Mar 2011
Very nice, care to share what you paid? Would love to get one similar!
03-30-2011, 01:01 AM #4
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.
03-30-2011, 10:04 AM #5
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.
03-30-2011, 11:44 AM #6
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?
03-30-2011, 01:02 PM #7
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.
03-30-2011, 01:22 PM #8
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
03-30-2011, 01:52 PM #9
03-30-2011, 02:50 PM #10
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....
Users Browsing this Thread
There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)
By TIOARI in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (4-stroke)Replies: 25Last Post: 09-14-2008, 03:20 AM
By Troy Hammond in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (4-stroke)Replies: 21Last Post: 06-29-2008, 05:44 AM
By BAR BAY H.O. in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (4-stroke)Replies: 1Last Post: 04-19-2008, 04:56 PM
By jpack in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (4-stroke)Replies: 6Last Post: 03-10-2008, 06:33 PM
By Tube Master in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)Replies: 4Last Post: 12-04-2006, 05:47 PM