05-28-2012, 01:28 AM #1
Maintenance after break in - 2012 Yamaha VXR
I just bought a new 2012 Yamaha VXR and this is my first post on this great forum! I've already done a lot of reading on this forum and learned a lot. I've rode pwc's for a long time but this VXR is the first pwc that I have bought brand new and let me say it has been amazing so far. It has unbelievable performance.
So my question is what maintenance should I do after breaking the engine in. I followed yamaha's break-in procedure of 5 mins @ 2000rpm, next 30 mins below 5000 rpm and next hour below 6000 rpm (took a lot of self control not to nail right away). I saw in the owners manual that at 10 hours the oil (but not filter??) should be changed. What do you guys think about the timing of the change for the 1.8 liter engine? I have 5.1 hours on it right now. I think there is a 1 year factory warranty but I really want to do all the work myself. Any advice for my new VXR would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance guys.
Last edited by SpeedDemon99; 06-05-2012 at 08:15 PM.
05-28-2012, 07:20 AM #2
Just follow your owners manual and you will be fine for hundreds of trouble free hours with this NA ski!
05-28-2012, 07:31 AM #3
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I would change the oil filter at the 10 hour oil change just to be safe. I know the oem filter is a little pricy but you don't want to skimp on a after market filter. I only use yamaha filters and oil. TOMMY JORDAN
05-28-2012, 07:44 AM #4
My little wr250r motor cycle has a 26,000mile valve check interval. They would have run numerous bikes at full throttle to get TI that number when x% were out of spec and needing adjustment.
05-28-2012, 08:56 AM #5
05-28-2012, 09:15 AM #6
welcome to the forum! i change my filter every oil change eventhough its not needed but i do it for piece of mind. i plan on having these for a long time to come.
05-28-2012, 06:04 PM #7
Hey everyone, thanks for the welcome and responses!
I had a great memorial day weekend with my new ski, 3 solid days of riding. The VXR is awesome.
I know this ski is low maintenance but I still want to keep it in tip top shape, it's just how I am with these things. As for the 10 hour oil change, should I use yamalube or go to a synthetic? and what weight is the oil? It didn't specify in the manual. I will probably change the oil filter anyway, I've never heard of not changing the filter especially after break-in with all the particles flying around.
05-28-2012, 08:02 PM #8
05-28-2012, 08:20 PM #9
It's contracted out like all the other pwc manufacturers do.
05-29-2012, 09:02 AM #10
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