Bad idea in my opinion!View attachment 19119
Because of this post I have attached a 100lb test monofilament to a bolt on the lid and the ski on both the STX160 and STX160LX. I will add another to the other side for more security. Someone on GREENHULK suggested injecting foam in the lid to keep it afloat.
I hope Kawasaki comes out with a recall soon as it will cost them more in the long run replacing lids.
The failure happens at the bracket. The lines that you attached will not stop it from breaking off, just keep it tethered to the Jetski. I am speaking from experience with this. I believe that the reason it comes flying off is the lip on the front of the lip which is about an inch higher than the body and creates a surface to catch water. No plastic part can handle the pressure generated by the wave and it snaps off. The way you have it set up I'm worried that once it breaks off the lines will redirect it straight into your face.
Anyway, mine was taken back to the dealer after the second incident and yesterday I received a cheque for the full amount of the purchase. Next year I'll be getting another Yamaha.