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    Yamaha VX Cruiser HO speed problems

    I just got a 2018 Yamaha VX Cruiser HO with 25 hours on it and from what I can tell it is not going the speed it is supposed to. The max the speedometer will read is 50 mph. I believe it is supposed to be around 65. Any recommendations?

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    What engine RPM are you seeing at wide open throttle on the water?

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    I am seeing RPM around 7200

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    Quote Originally Posted by marbaner View Post
    I am seeing RPM around 7200
    Have you checked the actual top speed using a GPS?

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    First time poster, longtime lurker..sorry to resurrect and older thread...

    Experiencing similar issues with a used 2018 Yamaha VX Cruiser HO I just picked up. Top speed around 53mph and 7000-7200 rpms in near smooth cond. Ski is around 108hrs. My 2019 VX Cruiser 3cyl goes 56-57 in same conditions. Haven't used a GPS app but I am going to next time. Called dealer not much help over the phone and factory warranty just expired.


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    sounds like you might have ride control engaged. Turn it completely off it limits RPM.

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    Thanks for reply, Do you mean L-mode low power? Its off and has been while riding. Ride is the reverse lever which I'm not touching while going forward.

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    Maybe a bad spark plug or clogged air filter.

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    Had some time today to full around and look at things...Checked air filter, its in new like cond. Looked at the plugs that were installed in May, they look in good cond. Couldn't get a new set, out of stock locally. Did a GPS speed test in smooth cond, pinned the throttle and was only hitting 52mph couldn't catch the rpms. Ski is not in L mode and was at almost a full tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkCobra View Post
    Thanks for reply, Do you mean L-mode low power? Its off and has been while riding. Ride is the reverse lever which I'm not touching while going forward.
    no its ride control- there is similar thread on this

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