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    Where to put ball tap for towing on a VX Cruiser?

    I am looking for anyone that has installed a ball valve on their VX so I can cut the water off of it for towing.


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    Just find the main line coming in from the pump and install your valve inline there. What year?

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    This is a 2015 VX but you need to catch the same line that your flush hose goes to (Item #1) and tap into it between the pump and fitting #3.


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    After reading posts from the members, I just carry a set of hose pinch pliers. Haven't needed them in 160 hours on my 2012 VX Deluxe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Water! View Post
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    $6 on Amazon.
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    Vx dont need this at all. Ive towed them for over a decade and never once clamped it off. This aint a seadoo, leave it be

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    Why would this need to be done (on a Yamaha or Seadoo)?

    Sorry...still learning.

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    The yamaha gets it engine cooling water from what you're riding in like an outboard engine. The water is pushed through a screen, by the thrust made from the impeller, into the cooling system of the engine. Some say when towing and the engine not running, the water flowing up into the intake grate and out the nozzle can be pushed through the screen and into the engine. This water can supposedly enter the exhaust and may enter a cylinder with an open exhaust valve. I rather not run a test and being that it's possible to occur, I just carry the hose clamp pliers. The yamaha owners manual just advises not to tow faster than 5mph for safety reasons. There is no mention of water entering the cylinders. Maybe someone who had this happen to them will comment.

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    Ohhhhh...duh.

    Yall are talking about having to have it towed while still in the water.

    *blonde moment*

    Gotcha. I always thought you were supposed to tow it backwards.

    Thanks for the explaination.

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