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    New Kawasaki Owner:

    I just picked up a new 2012 300LX from a local dealer after the boat show. Looking forward to riding as the weather warms up or taking a trip to Florida, if I can get some vacation time. Learning about the 300OX from the forum and any advice from other Kawasaki owners...

    Nick


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    Nice ride. Did u pick that up at the ocean city md boat show? Pretty much a bullet proof ski. My advice is if u ever ride eastern shore md. Look for the weather that brings choppy water and eat it up with that thing. good choice in ski. My friend just picked up the non lx version of the ski. Do a few mods like other guys on this forum will recommend and let it be. Congrats and smart purchase

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    Quote Originally Posted by devils ride 250 View Post
    Pretty much a bullet proof ski.
    Bullet proof, huh? I've had mine for 100 hours and bullet proof it has not been.

    Go out of your way to keep the exhaust system dry and the exhaust filter intact; check it's condition early and often.
    Change oil early and often.
    Using fuel that is of questionable quality can lead to quick catastrophe- there is no knock circuit in place to protect against detonation.
    Check valve clearances early and often.
    Before you even ride it you should pull the pump and loctite the prop (it is said they have been known to be installed loose from the factory). If it loosens engine damage can occur (or so I'm told- never tried it ).
    Before you even ride it you should pull the spark plugs and add an anti-seize compound to the threads (they are known to get tight without it).

    Plenty of good info on here... read-up and enjoy. good luck with Your new ski!

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    yep plenty of bullet proof info here

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    Yep 3 x 300s for me so far
    ALL still perfect ,when maintained correctly

    76 hr on exh filter
    original plugs
    clearances checked at 50 , all valves in spec on both 2012 ski's
    ZERO trouble , even after MH300 distance

    enjoy a great ski

    Waz

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirbreaksalot View Post
    Yep 3 x 300s for me so far
    ALL still perfect ,when maintained correctly

    76 hr on exh filter
    original plugs
    clearances checked at 50 , all valves in spec on both 2012 ski's
    ZERO trouble , even after MH300 distance

    enjoy a great ski

    Waz
    Lol... Where's Mal and GL? Might as well get all the Kawi fan boys to chime in on this post!

    Any and all 300 issues are due to improper maintenance and/or operator error. Simple as that!

    oldnick: Feel free to adopt my new 300X mantra... "It must be me, 'cause it can't be the ski"!

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    Picked it up after the Baltimore boat show have been looking for one for months the dealer finally came thru on the price and incentives from Kawasaki. I was working or I would have gone to the show in OC, I will go next year.

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    Vman,
    I appreciate the info, I have time before it warms up and plan on taking your advice. I learned the hard way on my RXP about post ride service, Now i spend the time and, flush it after every ride, along with everything else...

    Thanks,
    Nick

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    Maintaining is the key...
    Kaws need more maintaining than most and if you don't its going to cost you big $$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by wotxxxsd View Post
    Maintaining is the key...
    Kaws need more maintaining than most and if you don't its going to cost you big $$$$
    When are you actually going to post some real facts and not you bulls it that YOU think to be correct.

    Go back to you smooth water pond and wait for your sc to fall part and destroy your magical jellybean engine

    All skies need the same amount when comparing 300, rxt,fx series skies

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