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    100 Hour Ultra 300x - Owners Experience

    ok, so my Ultra turned 100 today, and no the sky didn't fall in!

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    I picked up the ski from Craig at Wollongong City Jetski almost one year ago. This is what it looked like when it was born.

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    I needed the best rough water ski I could get due to the bay I ride in. What I got was so much more

    I still remember my first day, like it was yesterday. Stepping off my STX-R to this ski was a total eye opener. Pulling the trigger 100% wide open should have been considered illegal. Still the power catches me off guard (mostly in chop) but when it's smooth I could have more... I know, crazy right.

    So what has happened during my hundred hours.....

    1. 99.9% Salt Water Riding
    2. Heaps of runs across the bay (rough and rougher!)
    3. Massive air from my local waves with a couple of dozen broncos
    4. Chucked off a couple of times, once at 73mph (ouch)
    5. A 168 mile "big day out" (yes a bit of fuel used too)
    6. A Race... well 3 actually (my arms are still an inch longer)
    7. Heaps of coffee cruisers and lots of hamburgers eaten
    8. Tons of ocean runs with "sic air bro" off some huge swell
    9. Not much pussy flat water runs, I leave that to the FZR owners

    And what have I done to maintain this beast?

    1. Flushed it for 5 minutes minimum after EVERY ride
    2. Washed the ski and inside the hull thoroughly after EVERY ride
    3. Fogged it after EVERY ride
    4. Blow the water from the exhaust and lift the trailer up
    5. Start it the next day and blow any remaining water out
    6. Change the oil every 10-15 hours
    7. Get my dealer to do every second service (which by the book is probably every scheduled service).
    8. Spray the inside of the engine with Lanotec after EVERY ride
    9. Cleaned the Intercooler once (removed it twice, but only needed a clean once).
    10. Run on 98 RON Shell V-Power 100% of the time (minimum is 95 RON)

    So with that maintenance schedule what has gone "wrong" or fixed?

    1. 2 x Exhaust Filters, one at 50 hours and one at about 86 hours
    2. Pump Bearings (they looked good but replaced anyway at 92)
    3. OEM Impeller repaired at 92 hours also due to slight cavitation burns
    4. At 99 hours, the starter relay connectors needed cleaning
    5. My fuel bill has increased "slightly" 100 hours is roughly 5000 litres or 1320 Gallons at probably $7,500!!!!
    6. Replaced some foam under the hood
    7. Replaced one water hose because I read too much on greenhulk and panicked (not because it split)

    What about mods and what speed does it run?

    1. All the air mods
    2. Grippy Seat Cover
    3. Aussie SCOM
    4. Wedge
    5. Fastest speed was 121kph or 75.1mph. Normally it's 74mph

    Would I get another one?

    Yes, in a heart beat. I've been riding for 22 years and had my ass on more skis than I can remember.

    The Ultra 300x is unique. Why do I say that?

    Stock it's a machine. It's a 3 seater with massive storage and driven easy makes a great family ski.. BUT pull the trigger and it's the fastest, hardest accelerating stock delimited ski you can buy. It's rough water handling and hookup is crazy and leave any other ski miles behind.

    It's not a one trick rough water wonder either. It can hang with lightly modded FZR's and RXP-X's in smooth water also.

    It might be heavy on paper, but in the waves you wouldn't know it. 300hp makes it feel light.

    So no broken belts, no rusty valves, no constantly clogged Intercooler, no damaged pump bearings, no busted hoses, no melted pistons, no broken supercharger mount, no fibreglass cracks, no steering faults.

    Leakdown is around 5%, compression is 150 PSI across the board. Revs are 8000+ with 1/4 tank, around 7950 with a full tank.

    Can you tell I'm in love

    So if you are not a 300x owner yet, do yourself a favour and go buy one... I heard they are going up in value too

    Cheers, Mal.
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    Bravo!

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    U should work for Kawasaki

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    awesome work mate

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    We have had some good times in those 100 hours!! What a machine!! Ha

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    Nice right, made feel like buying one lol

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    Good stuff Mal !!!

    I am certain a lot has to do with the maintenance and care that you take the time to put into your "Machine" after a fun-filled outing.

    Always like to hear the "positive" side of things - as most only take the time to post mainly when something has gone wrong !!

    Good Day Mate

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    Good for you! Best of luck. Hope the next 100 hours goes as good as the first hundred did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toomanytoys View Post
    ok, so my Ultra turned 100 today, and no the sky didn't fall in!

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I picked up the ski from Craig at Wollongong City Jetski almost one year ago. This is what it looked like when it was born.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    I needed the best rough water ski I could get due to the bay I ride in. What I got was so much more

    I still remember my first day, like it was yesterday. Stepping off my STX-R to this ski was a total eye opener. Pulling the trigger 100% wide open should have been considered illegal. Still the power catches me off guard (mostly in chop) but when it's smooth I could have more... I know, crazy right.

    So what has happened during my hundred hours.....

    1. 99.9% Salt Water Riding
    2. Heaps of runs across the bay (rough and rougher!)
    3. Massive air from my local waves with a couple of dozen broncos
    4. Chucked off a couple of times, once at 73mph (ouch)
    5. A 168 mile "big day out" (yes a bit of fuel used too)
    6. A Race... well 3 actually (my arms are still an inch longer)
    7. Heaps of coffee cruisers and lots of hamburgers eaten
    8. Tons of ocean runs with "sic air bro" off some huge swell
    9. Not much pussy flat water runs, I leave that to the FZR owners

    And what have I done to maintain this beast?

    1. Flushed it for 5 minutes minimum after EVERY ride
    2. Washed the ski and inside the hull thoroughly after EVERY ride
    3. Fogged it after EVERY ride
    4. Blow the water from the exhaust and lift the trailer up
    5. Start it the next day and blow any remaining water out
    6. Change the oil every 10-15 hours
    7. Get my dealer to do every second service (which by the book is probably every scheduled service).
    8. Spray the inside of the engine with Lanotec after EVERY ride
    9. Cleaned the Intercooler once (removed it twice, but only needed a clean once).
    10. Run on 98 RON Shell V-Power 100% of the time (minimum is 95 RON)

    So with that maintenance schedule what has gone "wrong" or fixed?

    1. 2 x Exhaust Filters, one at 50 hours and one at about 86 hours
    2. Pump Bearings (they looked good but replaced anyway at 92)
    3. OEM Impeller repaired at 92 hours also due to slight cavitation burns
    4. At 99 hours, the starter relay connectors needed cleaning
    5. My fuel bill has increased "slightly" 100 hours is roughly 5000 litres or 1320 Gallons at probably $7,500!!!!
    6. Replaced some foam under the hood
    7. Replaced one water hose because I read too much on greenhulk and panicked (not because it split)

    What about mods and what speed does it run?

    1. All the air mods
    2. Grippy Seat Cover
    3. Aussie SCOM
    4. Wedge
    5. Fastest speed was 121kph or 75.1mph. Normally it's 74mph

    Would I get another one?

    Yes, in a heart beat. I've been riding for 22 years and had my ass on more skis than I can remember.

    The Ultra 300x is unique. Why do I say that?

    Stock it's a machine. It's a 3 seater with massive storage and driven easy makes a great family ski.. BUT pull the trigger and it's the fastest, hardest accelerating stock delimited ski you can buy. It's rough water handling and hookup is crazy and leave any other ski miles behind.

    It's not a one trick rough water wonder either. It can hang with lightly modded FZR's and RXP-X's in smooth water also.

    It might be heavy on paper, but in the waves you wouldn't know it. 300hp makes it feel light.

    So no broken belts, no rusty valves, no constantly clogged Intercooler, no damaged pump bearings, no busted hoses, no melted pistons, no broken supercharger mount, no fibreglass cracks, no steering faults.

    Leakdown is around 5%, compression is 150 PSI across the board. Revs are 8000+ with 1/4 tank, around 7950 with a full tank.

    Can you tell I'm in love

    So if you are not a 300x owner yet, do yourself a favour and go buy one... I heard they are going up in value too

    Cheers, Mal.

    Fantaic review.

    But there is one problem. We are in love with the same girl.

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    Nice review. But one thing mal please don't post up how much you spent on fuel as it will cause me to look at my fuel usage and well ignorance is bliss lol

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