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Was able to get your picture to load, and yes it looks the same. I took a few pics hopefully they load for viewing here. Also got my 2nd ski home today it was 80 degrees and awesome out there 馃槑

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Just bought a brand new 2021 160 and 2020 160x. The dealer said there is a recall repair, but it would be fine to use for the weekend. Well, as you can already tell because I am posing here, a little turn into a wake and the hood blew off of it hitting my nephew and my daughter in the head. Don鈥檛 know what the dealer was thinking sending us out on it. He said the parts will be here this week. Does anyone know if that includes the hood? Of course mine sunk to the bottom of the lake.
 

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Sorry to hear CS. Hope your daughter and nephew is fine. I would think it includes the lid as many have lost the lid as well when it sank. Good luck and keep us posted.
On a different note, congrats on your new skis. They are awesome 馃憤
 

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Just got a 2021 stx 160 lx. 3rd time out on the water the front lid cover popped off. Have not heard back from kawasaki yet, can't get hold of them. I thought this issue was supposedly fixed in the 2021 model. Dealer thought it would take 5-10 business days to repair it. I'm still on hold. Does anyone know if this problem is likely to persist with the 2021 model? How good is kawasaki at getting you back on the water.
 

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I was told by the dealer that it is as simple as going into the computer, filling out the form with vin number and ordering the parts. Takes 3-5 days shipping and 30 min install. I am only speaking of the lid still staying intact. I was lucky that both my skis did not suffer the lid failure during use last season. Hope you get back on the water ASAP.
 

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Does anybody have a picture of the update? I understand that it is a bigger metal bracket in between the top and bottom piece. I have had nothing but a nightmare with my dealer on this fix!
 

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Sorry to hear CSWass. It鈥檚 plastic and should not be that hard to install. I believe there is also a bracket added under the lid as well. It鈥檚 the same shape of the lower part of the lid.
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They did not put that on mine. Ugh. Something else I am going to fight him about. I might just have to call Kawasaki.
 

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They did not put that on mine. Ugh. Something else I am going to fight him about. I might just have to call Kawasaki.
KingKrab also posted a picture of his ski with the plastic bracket installed a few post back as well. My guess is the bracket takes the pressure off the lid when the front of the ski gets submerge. Good luck and keep us posted.
 

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About a week ago we took out jet skis out in the water and the front lid of one of them came off. I have read different forums and facebook groups that made me realize this is a common malfunction on the 2020 Kawasaki STX 160LX, I have to say I am very disappointed at how easily that hood came off, I had people ask if we were jumping wakes or going too fast, and my answer is we were on a no wake zone, had just unloaded it from the trailer and hit a small wake from one of the boats near by.
After watching videos from other people, I am just glad that hood did not hit anyone's face.
We are currently waiting for a new one since it seems like they are on backorder, they wanted us to just buy a new one like this was our fault and i was like, ahhhhh no, I would have no problem paying for a damage we made, now there's no way i am willing to pay for a damage that apparently happens daily with these jet skis. Our dealer submitted pictures to kawasaki, which I silt did not get a answer from. I asked if we could epoxy it back on together so we could use the jet ski wait until we get an answer from kawasaki, it has been about 2 weeks now and my ski is sitting outside while our summer goes by.

Has anyone here experienced the same? if so, how did you handle it?
Looking forward to having this issued fixed while at the same time, anxious that this will happen to our other ski.

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Still an issue, just cracked one after the so called safety fix. 2nd day out since hitting the water after repair. Hood did stay with ski this time. Had to do what I did last year and seal up front end just so we could use them this weekend. Not happy with so called fix, once I opened up hood to see inside repair Back to square one 馃槨
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Just got a 2021 stx 160 lx. 3rd time out on the water the front lid cover popped off. Have not heard back from kawasaki yet, can't get hold of them. I thought this issue was supposedly fixed in the 2021 model. Dealer thought it would take 5-10 business days to repair it. I'm still on hold. Does anyone know if this problem is likely to persist with the 2021 model? How good is kawasaki at getting you back on the water.
The so called fix doesn't work, still an issue.
Lasted 2 days on 1 of my 2 160lx's. Just waiting for 2nd one to do the same 馃槨.
Had to seal up front end again like last year, in order to use them.
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Wow, that鈥檚 crazy. Have you reached out to the dealer and Kawasaki again? Will they repair a second time?
Not yet, looking for a better fix. Don't want to take it to shop yet, wouldn't probably get them in and back before riding season is over here in Denver.
Took 2 months last year to get them back.
For now I just sealed up front storage.
 
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