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    How would you prep/break in a new waverunner?

    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.


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    Look it over closely to assure it has not been scratched. From there keep it under 5000 rpm for 90 minutes and then enjoy. Do the 10 hour service yourself and keep a bit more cash in your pocket - and enjoy the satisfaction of doing a job yourself. If you ride in salt water CRC 656 should be part of every outing.
    lots of great people and info on this sight.
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    also clear out the waterbox every ride, hit the throttle a few times, no more than 15 seconds

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    Best way to break the ski in is let it warm up for 5 minute idleing or low RPM and then let it rip and ride it hard.

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    Just look in the book when you get your ski it will have the break in listed. It's a little different for each ski ( not sure why) but normally warm for about 5 min then keep it under 5000 rpm for 90 min or so but you have to keep changing the rpm. Do not stay on a certain rpm for more than a few minutes. This helps the rings seat right so you don't get fuel seap in the oil. It can be hard to not hit the throttle for the first two hours when you ready to see what it can do but for warranty sake follow the instructions because they can see if you did or not!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theotherchoad View Post
    Just look in the book when you get your ski it will have the break in listed. It's a little different for each ski ( not sure why) but normally warm for about 5 min then keep it under 5000 rpm for 90 min or so but you have to keep changing the rpm. Do not stay on a certain rpm for more than a few minutes. This helps the rings seat right so you don't get fuel seap in the oil. It can be hard to not hit the throttle for the first two hours when you ready to see what it can do but for warranty sake follow the instructions because they can see if you did or not!
    Your 100% correct I had some issues with my seadoo Rxpx and even though the ecu restricts you during break in, they can still see how hard your accelerations were and whether or not you followed the owners manual to a "T" for the break in..

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    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


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    Just don't let the Rpms run constant which most people never do anyway.

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    http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

    here is how i break in all my engines. I have set land speed records from what i have learned from this guy

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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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