09-03-2014, 06:20 PM #1
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2001 Kawasaki 1100 STX DI cracked deck. F#*$!!!!
Hey guys, I had my 01 out over the weekend on lake erie. Was having a great day until the unexpected happened. The front right deck on my ski broke, badly. I had this happen shortly after i bought the ski in 2005 on the left hand side. However when it happened on the left side i had 3 people on it and we hit a freak wave from two boat wakes merging together, thus hurling us extremely high in the air and landing very heavily with 3 people on it. The difference is, this past weekend i was on it by myself with waves in the 1ft or less margin. I was riding full bore for a short crossing, maybe 5-10 minutes. Upon reaching a no wake zone i looked down and saw this...
has anyone ever heard of this being a problem area on this ski? The break occurred in the exact same area on both sides. however the most recent break traveled aft more while the first one broke from gunwale to under the hood in an almost straight line.
Im torn between fixing it or attempting trade in for a stx-15f. I love the two stroke and with a solas prop it leads the pack when riding with my buddies who have a 01 1200 gp-r and a pair of 08 Seadoos (rxp and wake edition, both 155)
Let me know what you guys think!
09-03-2014, 09:52 PM #2
There seem to be a lot of DIs here that have electrical problems, and they're expensive to fix. If yours is running well, you could probably pick up a hull pretty cheap.
09-05-2014, 02:25 PM #3
You should be able to find a hull very cheap, just alot of work to transfer all the working parts from yours, if you drive a 15F, you won't love your 2 stroke so much anymore. I'm guessing the hull was weak from the left side break, weird that is took so long to happen on the right side.
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