Thread: New member, new 2012 FZS
09-11-2012, 06:37 PM #1
New member, new 2012 FZS
So I just bought a 2012 FZS (I hear the yellow gets you an extra 1 mph...) as I got a pretty good deal on the last one at the dealer, i hope anyway. Plus they'll store it free til spring which works out perfectly for me as I was tboned by a left turner on my motorcycle this summer and can't really ride yet which is why I decided to switch to a recreational activity where I (at least mostly) control whether I'm going to get smooshed or not. Anyway this appears to be the place to be to chat all things PWC and Yamaha so I've been perusing the threads and come up with a couple of questions. I have a place on a lightly boated medium sized lake and may trailer it a couple times a year to a very busy large recreational lake near my main house. Is the aftermarket intake grate, seal and ride plate a necessity and if so how difficult of an install is it. I like to think of myself as somewhat basically mechanically inclined and did all of my aftermarket parts additions to my MCs not including anything engine related but I've never owned a PWC so I just want to make sure Im not going to break something and sink it when I launch it the 1st time in the spring... . I should probably also note that I have a 5 yr old and a wife that will ride and the wife will probably drive 20% of the time also. Anything else anyone would recommend for a new owner that I should look out for or consider would be appreciated. Thanks.
09-11-2012, 07:22 PM #2
Intake grate is a must... It is so easy your 5 year old can do it for you! It takes more time to order the part than to install
Where are you located?
Last edited by r33pwrd; 09-11-2012 at 08:24 PM.
09-11-2012, 07:29 PM #3
The only thing we feel that is required is the intake grate for safety; the others are more for performance enhancement.
I put together some other tips for new PWC owners, see here:
09-11-2012, 07:36 PM #4
Nice new ski bro!! All the mods you listed are very easy to install, just some bolts.
09-11-2012, 07:38 PM #5
Be aware of 2012 tunnels braking.
09-11-2012, 09:12 PM #6
- Join Date
- Sep 2011
- West Des Moines, Iowa
Welcome. Be safe out there and enjoy.
09-11-2012, 09:20 PM #7
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09-11-2012, 10:51 PM #9
I like the picture! I have one with my 2 year old son and daughter sitting on it in the driveway the night I brought it home
09-11-2012, 10:52 PM #10
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