Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Woods on the left past Mayberry
I always get mine from Amazon. You can't beat their prices, especially if you are a Prime member. You need the K&N 303. It is much better than the Yamaha filter, and has a lug on the end that makes getting it off much easier: http://www.amazon.com/KN-303-Motorcycle-Powersports-Performance-Filter/dp/B000E2CVIS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330466830&sr=8-1 Avoid Fram filters!!!
They also have the plugs:
Be sure not to overfill the oil............very common mistake on this engine. Oil level should only be checked when the engine is HOT, never cold. You need to run it on the hose at least 10-12 minutes, and even then the engine will not be hot enough to give an accurate reading, but close enough to do the change. Shoot for 1/2 between high and low marks on the stick, then when you have it on the water after riding for at least 15 minutes, check it immediately after you get off the ski while its in the water to get an accurate reading.
Carry some spare spark plugs with you on the ski. A fouled spark plug is the most common cause of any performance problems with this model. If something isn't running right, always change the plugs as a first step. Also be very careful not to over torque the plugs, they will snap off easily. Use a torque wrench (I think it is only around 9 ft lbs.).
2008 Yamaha FX HO Cruiser
2010 Hurricane Sundeck 2100
Last edited by Ernest T; 04-09-2012 at 09:29 PM.