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    Bring your wife with you to pick it up she’ll find any imperfection that exists on it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by xkon View Post
    Going to be purchasing my first waverunner shortly. Looking at 2017 VXR.

    From the time you pick up the ski from the dealer, do you do anything prior to taking it out for the first time?

    Spray down the engine bay with fluid film or anything?

    Also what kind of break in, if any would you do? Thanks in advance.
    Read the owners manual. Pay attention to the break-in procedure described in the manual. Follow that procedure.

    Before the first time in the water, check every hose clamp for correct tightness. Sometimes one or more hose clamps can be less tight than they should be, from the factory. And dealer prep may not notice.

    Also take some time to become familiar with what is what under the seat. Know how to check oil level (info is in owners manual).

    Forst time at the launch ramp, pick a quiet time. Leave it strapped down to the trailer front and rear. Take the seat off. Back it down until the jet pump is fully submerged. Now you can start the engine and monitor everything.

    Look for signs of water leaks, and generally just let it run for a few minutes while you get used to what ‘normal’ looks and sounds like.

    Since the jet pump is in the water the engine should receive proper cooling water flow. You should be able to touch the engine and exhaust without burning your skin.

    Only launch it off the trailer when you are comfortable that everything is as it should be.

    There is a lot to learn, including proper trailering, launch method, what safety gear and ropes to carry, and so on.

    There are are threads on GH covering ALL of this, and more. Search and keep reading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimeVXR View Post
    You will have a never-ending debate on this question.

    My opinion; Let it warm up first for a few minutes. Then ride it like you stole it! Did it with mine and now at 39 hours it hasn't had any issues and still runs perfect
    No opinion here... and no need for a debate on easy or hard. Bad advice, because the only thing that tangibly matters in the end is what the manufacturer states is proper break-in guidance (aka in the User's manual). Not following this guidance simply opens YOU up to possible warrantee claim complications "if" something did go wrong. In the legal-sense, we call this "unnecessary exposure". Yamaha makes a pretty good dang engine, so many of you hard guys out there will usually just get away with it. But let's face it ... it is possible (be it rarely) for an engine to come off the assembly line with a defect?? Sure it is ... therefore it is paramount that you, the consumer, do not hand the MFR a way to weasel out of a claim on a silver platter.


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    Read the manual 😒

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    You should sell the vxr and go stage 3

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    You hear that Richard......��

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    Quote Originally Posted by seabrook View Post
    Bring your wife with you to pick it up she’ll find any imperfection that exists on it lol
    That’s as true as the sky is blue ....... good one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawaii View Post
    That’s as true as the sky is blue ....... good one
    I gave my wife this job. Never trust someone else to do what done. I got mine home and noticed a few obvious paint blemishes that make me cringe and kick myself in the ass.

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