Yamaha LIT-18626-08-63 Jet Ski User Manual

Stopping the engine
Release the throttle lever, and then push the
engine stop switch (red button) to stop the en-
gine. WARNING! You need throttle to steer.
Shutting the engine off can cause you to
hit an obstacle you are attempting to
avoid. A collision could result in severe in-
jury or death.
Leaving the watercraft
If leaving the watercraft, remove the clip from
the engine shut-off switch to prevent acciden-
tal starting or unauthorized operation by chil-
dren or others.
Operating the watercraft
When the engine is running, the watercraft will
move forward even if the throttle lever is in the
fully closed (idle) position and the engine is at
idling speed.
Turning the watercraft
Do not release the throttle lever when
trying to steer away from objectsyou
need throttle to steer. A collision could
result in severe injury or death.
When operating at higher speeds, make
gradual turns or slow down before turn-
ing. Sharp high-speed turns may cause
the watercraft to slide sideways or spin,
throwing the operator overboard, which
could cause an injury.
Steering control depends on the combination
of handlebar position and the amount of throt-
Water sucked in through the intake grate is
pressurized by the impeller in the jet pump. As
the pressurized water is expelled from the
pump through the jet thrust nozzle, it creates
thrust to move and steer the watercraft. The
higher the engine speed, the more thrust pro-
The amount of jet thrust, in addition to the po-
sition of the handlebars, determines how
sharply you turn.
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