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.They did not put that on mine. Ugh. Something else I am going to fight him about. I might just have to call Kawasaki.
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 😡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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The so called fix doesn't work, still an issue.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.
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.Wow, that’s crazy. Have you reached out to the dealer and Kawasaki again? Will they repair a second time?