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  • Yamaha FZS 2010 Rear Hull Cracking

    Hola, new member here. I thought I would tell you about my ski problem. I recently was skiing at Straddie and noticed the power was down abit on the surf. Headed back to the ramp to find the back of my hull completely cracked. So big you could put your hand through it.I did not ride the ski any other way than I normally did so I was puzzled why this had happend I purchased the ski 12months earlier from a ski shop in Caloundra. It only had 55 hours on it. I called the shop where I bought it to see what the deal was. I was told that Yamaha is having this problem the world over only on the supercharged models. Apparently when the engine revs it twists in the hull and is cracking the back of all the FZ models. Yamaha are completely aware that this is happening. They sent me an email asking what outcome I would like. I replied that I would either like a new fz ski to replace mine with the rear of the ski reinforced before delivery or a complete refund of my $22,000 dollars that we had to pay in Australia. There response was they will repair my ski. 3 months later I still have no ski which I am still paying weekly payments on. I am disgusted with Yamaha actions regarding these FZ problems and contemplating a class action against them.
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  • #2
    Very interesting. Last year I compiled a photo album on my computer of all the cracked FZ/SHOs I could find on the forum (with the exception of damaged caused by collision) and all the damage is in the same spot as you. I look forward to reading more.

    edit: I'm not affirming or disagreeing with the OP
    Last edited by mikeFZR; 04-30-2012, 10:37 PM.
    2009 FZR- Riva powerfilter, Riva ff exhaust, Riva manifold upgrade, HKS BOV, R&D grate/ ppk, R&D mppa, skat 13/20ish Tiny Tach, 2010 spacer, Modded VX Plate 74.9 @ 7650


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    • #3
      I am asuming when you bought the Ski you gave it a good look over and no Cracks?

      - How many hours have you put on it?
      - How / where do you ride the ski?

      The crack is all the way aft and the Motor Mounts are essentially "mid ship"; I am having a hard time trying to visualize the correlation of engine twist and a crack that far away from the engine. But no doubt there was definitley some type of severe trauma that caused that. That's a problem.

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      • #4
        we have some highly moded fzs's that i ride with and i have not seen any cracks from having to much power
        i have seen the pump tunel crack on one
        i can only guess that you were jumping waves at staddie and are lucky if yamaha are warrentying the ski
        the time frame is a dealer issue not a yamaha issue

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        • #5
          Is this ski placed on caloundra road in front of north coast saying fraigle on it?
          2012 FZS
          Hks Bov with type 13 intercooler, [email protected] grate, Tommy jordan free flow, Vx ride plate, Ribbon removal, Skat 13/26, et18 wheel with stage 4 Gary Watson reflash, 1000cc injectors 84.2 @8450

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          • #6
            i ve crack my 2011 vxr and a mate has crack his 2009 fzr ,alot of big surf jumping has cause it .

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Murphnfbs View Post
              Apparently when the engine revs it twists in the hull and is cracking the back of all the FZ models.
              The statement about the engine twisting and cracking all FZ models is just...
              If that were true every FZ on the forum would look like yours.

              That said, we have seen a few claiming to have cracked hulls here and it does happen.
              Sea-Doos have been known to delaminate from time to time and get cracked tunnels too.

              It looks like you jumped some big Australian waves on it in the "surf" or maybe ratcheting down too much on a trailer; not saying that's what happened but that's what it looks like; at any rate I certainly hope you get it sorted out. Please see no. 6 on my list about jumping these heavy 4 strokes here:


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              • #8
                Originally posted by YoYamma View Post
                ...maybe ratcheting down too much on a trailer;...
                That was my thought exactly when I saw the location and orientation of the split.
                1990/2012 Eliminator Daytona 23' w/twin Hydrotec Stage 2 Yamaha 300 VMax HPDI's. 1??.? mph
                2011 F-150 EcoBOOST. ??.?? @ ??.?

                2004 RXP, 2Rude, AEM FIC, XS, stock ECU. ??.? mph. Sold!
                2006 Checkmate Pulsare 2100 w/Yamaha 300 HPDI. 88.2 mph. Sold!
                2008 Tundra RCSB, stock. 13.96 @ 97.0 mph. Sold!
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                • #9
                  Maybe Yamaha should have never gone to nanoXell? I have worked on both my 2006 FX-HO's and my 2009 FZS and 2011 VXR and can tell you the material on these newer skies is much thinner specially on the back of the hull where I have drilled both models for rear exhaust installation the nanooXell is a good 1/8" thinner and fragile, Julio...

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                  • #10
                    It is always good to remember that there are a lot of FZs out there--many not on greenhulk. So a few instances of hulls cracking is not paramount to the entire model line being defective. Every brand of skis: Yami, Seadoo, and Kawi will always have hulls crack here and there. No reason to jump to conclusions. Just my opinion
                    2009 FZR- Riva powerfilter, Riva ff exhaust, Riva manifold upgrade, HKS BOV, R&D grate/ ppk, R&D mppa, skat 13/20ish Tiny Tach, 2010 spacer, Modded VX Plate 74.9 @ 7650


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by engineermike View Post
                      That was my thought exactly when I saw the location and orientation of the split.
                      Yep, given that its directly below the tiedown point, it looks exactly like an over ratcheting problem.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by XLT Chad View Post
                        Yep, given that its directly below the tiedown point, it looks exactly like an over ratcheting problem.
                        Yep... Take it easy with the tie downs ehh!!!
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                        • #13
                          I'm not a Yamaha owner, but I own SeaDoo's. Yet, I saw this thread and wanted to read it. I'm a little puzzled by the responses that the problem was a tie down issue when the OP has already stated Yamaha admitted the problem lies with their design AND ask him how he wanted them to resolve the problem.

                          Apparently that doesn't bother you guys a bit since you zeroed in on and accuse the owner of improperly securing the ski...something Yamaha didn't attempt to do.

                          Glad you guys don't work in the warranty department for Yamaha. Denial is not only a river in Africa.

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                          • #14
                            Heard something about the reboarding step (on the vx series) also causing the hull to crack/split around the drill mounts for the step... esepcially when wavejumping, puts stress and causes it to start to split from the step hull drill holes weakening the compostie/nanoxcel and the holes not being spread far enough apart..

                            right around the same spot too.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Steven63 View Post
                              I'm not a Yamaha owner, but I own SeaDoo's. Yet, I saw this thread and wanted to read it. I'm a little puzzled by the responses that the problem was a tie down issue when the OP has already stated Yamaha admitted the problem lies with their design AND ask him how he wanted them to resolve the problem.

                              Apparently that doesn't bother you guys a bit since you zeroed in on and accuse the owner of improperly securing the ski...something Yamaha didn't attempt to do.

                              Glad you guys don't work in the warranty department for Yamaha. Denial is not only a river in Africa.
                              Naahh, nobody accused him of anything, cupcake.
                              Actually it was YOU who accused others of making accusations, when all we are doing is making observations and comments about what we have seen in the past. Get used to it; this happens sometimes when people put photos up on a public forum.


                              Matching Pair 2009 FZS - with a few bolt-ons (?)
                              Matching Pair 2006 RXT's

                              Read how LIBERALS want to BAN PERSONAL WATERCRAFT:
                              http://www.greenhulk.net/showthread.php?t=60112

                              Read how to AVOID DAMAGE to your new PWC:
                              http://www.greenhulk.net/showthread.php?t=93951

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