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Details about  1997 Kawasaki 3 Person Jet Ski - very low hours, excellent, with trailer!

1997 Kawasaki 3 Person Jet Ski - very low hours, excellent, with trailer!

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No defects, no missing parts, very minor surface scratches - looks like new!

May 06, 2014
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US $1,995.00
Approximately C $2,417.24(including shipping)
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Laguna Niguel, California, United States
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller Notes: No defects, no missing parts, very minor surface scratches - looks like new!
Model Year: 1997 Trailer Included: Yes

This is a 1997 Kawasaki "Sport Tourer" Jet Ski 1100 STX.  The sale includes an excellent F.E. trailer (manufactured in El Cajon, California) with a large, front-mounted, lockable utility and storage box (a $400 value).  The ski is a 1997 model and it has only 151 hours total on it. It was gently used on weekends an hour or so at a time in a freshwater lake; it has never been in salt water, although it is certainly ocean-capable!  It has been covered and garage kept.  Now it is just taking up space that I could use for other things, and someone should be enjoying this thing. It has a custom fit, heavy duty Kawasaki cover that goes with it. It also has a new battery and a new hand winch. The tires are in good shape as is the seat, all instruments, and the hull itself. Also included; a complete shop manual (about 300 pages) for this particular Jet Ski.

This week all three carburetors were professionally rebuilt, the spark plugs replaced, all fuel lines replaced and all systems flushed and cleaned and it is ready for use virtually good as new, minus the 151 hours I put on it in 15 years. This is a fast, very powerful ski but so stable that it would be nearly impossible to overturn. The engine is very clean - spotless, with no leaks. This is a jet ski which will give many hours of fun with little additional maintenance.  The ski is presently in identical condition to the pictures (in fact, it looks better than the pictures)! California registration on the trailer is lifelong non-fee. The jet ski has California registration through December 31, 2015.

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From the June, 1997, Popular Mechanics Magazine

Kawasaki 1100 STX

Kawasaki thinks of the 3-seat 1100 STX as a luxury tourer. But I saw 52 mph on its digital speedometer and kept up with a professional rider on a sport 2-seater through a dazzling series of twists and turns. It's true that the STX is remarkably roomy and stable, but it also takes off like a race boat when you pull the throttle all the way to the grip.

This is not a petite machine. At 122 in. long and 41.4 in. wide, the 1100 STX is as large as any PWC. It also weighs 595 pounds. There's a reason for that. In addition to the added length, Kawasaki designers pushed the helmsman's seat farther forward than usual, leaving more than enough room for three on the cushy, 2-tone seat. Other 3-seaters are often too cramped for three large adults.

The styling is as zippy as the acceleration, thanks to 2-tone paint and upholstery. More important are all the functional features incorporated into this striking design. There's a large rear deck, for example, that is perfect for loading and unloading a waterskier. A reboarding step makes it even easier. And, in addition to the convenient tow loop, there's a larger, wraparound passenger grab handle.

You can store your things in three different compartments–including a huge bin under the front cowl. The footwells are large and the mirrors are faired-in.

Befitting its top-drawer status, the STX even has an elaborate digital instrument panel that includes a clock, speedometer, hour meter, trip meter, fuel and oil gauges and an array of warning lights.

The STX's stellar performance comes from two sources–the hull and the engine. Its brand-new low-friction hull design coasts farther than any PWC I've ever ridden. I kept bumping into the dock because I chopped the throttle at the usual distance and then coasted–and coasted and coasted. Except for prominent longitudinal strakes and antispray chines, the new deep-V hull doesn't look especially advanced, but it sure does work.

So does the 1071cc 120-hp 2-stroke 3-cylinder engine. This is the same engine that's in the sporty 1100 ZXi, and it's an extremely powerful unit with triple 39mm carburetors, digital ignition, a rev limiter and even an automatic ignition adjustment for cooler running in hot weather. A 5.8:1 compression ratio allows the use of regular gas. An automatic bilge pump is standard. Shifting into Reverse is much smoother than on many other PWCs, and of course, virtually all of the driveline components are corrosion-proof.

A lot of PWC riders are getting into long-distance touring. With them in mind, Kawasaki even offers a whole group of accessories for the 1100 STX, including a stern pack that sits on the rear boarding platform, saddlebags and a small handlebar bag. Count the standard hull compartments, and there's more than enough storage room for a couple to go camping on the beach for the weekend. Try the Colorado River.

We think the 1100 STX is one of the best all-around personal watercraft buys on the 1997 market. It's quick, good-looking, easy to ride and capable of carrying three passengers, towing a skier or touring long distances for as long as you can pull the throttle open. Other machines may excel in one or two of these areas, but only the big STX is capable of such a wide variety of recreation.

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