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    Just bought a 2006 Yamaha FX HO. Tell me more about it

    Hey everyone..
    Well I took the plunge and purchased a 2006 FX HO. Its Black with Dark/Blue/Purple accents with Chrome lining in some areas around the windshield. I think its an Anniversary model. Anyways I got a killer deal on it. $5800 with 20 hours, 2 riding seasons left on the ext warranty, nice trailer and cover. I took it out prior to buying it and it rode great. Also had the dealership check it out so I know its in good shape.

    Anyhow I don't know a whole lot about it honestly.. I am very mechanically inclined and work on race cars but never worked on marine engines. I've read a lot and am going to read the owners manual as well but I would like everyones opinions, advice, things to look out for etc about this Ski.
    I think I have the flushing process down... So I'm good with that.. but would like to get other odd ball advice, experiences or observations from owners who've had theirs for awhile.

    I'm taking her out for the whole day Saturday with a few other Jet Ski'ers and boaters.. I have ridden jet ski's a few times before but have never owned 1.

    I'll be on this board a lot so look forward to talking with you guys. This is the color layout.. Pic below.
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    Re: Just bought a 2006 Yamaha FX HO. Tell me more about it

    It's a Yamaha. Therefore it's bullet proof. Enjoy weekend riding.

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    Re: Just bought a 2006 Yamaha FX HO. Tell me more about it

    Welcome to the site, I try to ride every weekend here in South Florida. Yamaha is the best!

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    Re: Just bought a 2006 Yamaha FX HO. Tell me more about it

    Where are you riding in Fl? just read the manual that came with the ski..and when you flush..make sure you start the ski, start water...stop water, stop ski..
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    Re: Just bought a 2006 Yamaha FX HO. Tell me more about it

    I will be riding in Tampa and Sarasota area...
    Typically... How many hours do these things get before little things start to break... or before the engine goes..?? As long as the ski has been maintained well.

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    Re: Just bought a 2006 Yamaha FX HO. Tell me more about it

    hundreds

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    Re: Just bought a 2006 Yamaha FX HO. Tell me more about it

    well they recommended that you change the oil/filter every 50 hours... so as long as you do that for a long time it should be fine. I dont know much about the fx ho's but the vx have been know to have close to 2000 hrs without major issues. Just take care of it and flush it.
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    Re: Just bought a 2006 Yamaha FX HO. Tell me more about it

    1. If it doesnt start, Check for burnt spark plug wires.
    2. If its filling with water, make sure you put the plugs in.
    3. Bring plenty of beer and food for your friends, you owe it to them.
    Last edited by Corey R.; 04-16-2010 at 09:51 AM.

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    Re: Just bought a 2006 Yamaha FX HO. Tell me more about it

    Congrats on the purchase! You'll find that with regular maintenance and preventative care, you won't have many problems with it and it will literally last for hundreds of hours, as previously stated. Eventually, you may want to find/purchase the service manual for the ski. You seem mechanically inclined enough that it would make sense to you and be helpful. Enjoy!
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    Re: Just bought a 2006 Yamaha FX HO. Tell me more about it

    Corey R... you forgot to tell me not to over fill my engine with Oil. ... Ouch!!..

    Sweet.. sounds pretty easy for maintenance. Can't wait to take it out tomorrow.

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