Thread: Known Yamaha VXR/VXS Issues
09-07-2012, 02:24 PM #1
Known Yamaha VXR/VXS Issues
This thread is intended to identify and resolve known issues with the Yamaha VXR/VXS waverunners:
1. 2011 and some early 2012 models require a recall to replace breaking exit nozzles. You can check your HIN with your dealer to verify. Related thread here
2. Many of the skis will have a slight bouncing or porpoising effect as you reach top speed on smooth water. The are several ways to counteract this by adjusting or changing the ride plate and/or intake grate. Related thread here
3. All 2011/2012 VXR/VXS models have the potential to leak water into the hull from the intake grate and/or ride plate mounts. In some cases these are not properly sealed from the factory and can leak. Repeated remove and install of the ride plate and/or intake grate bolts can make it worse. Here are solutions for this:
4. 2011 and some early 2012 models have a valve on the bilge system that can put water in the hull if reverse is used a lot.
The 2011 part number for the check valve that is known to leak is: 61X-51162-00-00
The 2012 part number for the check valve that solves the problem is: 68N-5112T-00-00
Related thread here
Last edited by Jarrett; 09-10-2012 at 09:45 AM.
09-07-2012, 02:45 PM #2
What about the no one way valve thing on some of them that lets water in the hull through the siphon bilge.
09-07-2012, 02:45 PM #3
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I don't think I would categorize #1 as an "issue". That was a minor recall with a very specific, cheap, and quick remedy to the situation. Agree with #2, some experience this, some don't. And for those that have it, there appears to be alot of ways to remedy the issue (plates, grates, Shims, washers, etc).
. . . . no other Issue comes to mind right now. JB
09-07-2012, 03:02 PM #4
09-07-2012, 03:20 PM #5
Some used to have an elbow instead of a one way valve on the siphon bilge pump system. It would let some water in the hull espicially when going in reverse. I'll try to find the thread.
09-07-2012, 03:32 PM #6
09-07-2012, 04:05 PM #7
Known Yamaha VXR/VXS Issues
You can use an fzr valve to replace the vxr one way valve.
09-08-2012, 11:12 AM #8
That is why I bought this model not many issues and the ones listed are no big deal!
09-08-2012, 12:19 PM #9
I noticed the 2012 part number for the check valve is: 68N-5112T-00-00
And the 2011 part number for the check valve is: 61X-51162-00-00
Anyway to tell for sure which one you have?
09-08-2012, 03:50 PM #10
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