Originally Posted by tkmandy
Am looking at a 2001 Kawasaki 900 STX jet ski. It has 154 hours on it. Is that considered a lot (too many) hours? What else should I be looking for before buying this pwc?
Thanks for the help!
An hour meter is nothing more than a record of how long the engine has been run. It doesn't give an accounting of abuse, neglect, repairs, how it was maintained or stored in the off season. Now it will give you an idea of when major service may be needed even with the best care.
In a nutshell you could have an ski with lets say 25 hours registered be in worse condition that a ski with 75 hours registered. Simply because the ski with less hours could have been hydro locked, didn't watch oil level, sucked up sand and other Bozo nono's.
So an hour meter IMO is not as important as service records, visual inspection, sea trial and common sense. Because it is just a record of time not events.
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