Word of caution about the lid!!!
Just writing to let everyone know about a hazard that you may want to investigate on your own machine concerning a "lost lid" based on my own experience this past weekend. I could've lost my own personal "lid"(aka head) when the utility cover/lid came straight off at the hinges and hit me in the face. The rubber latches didn't stop it from flying at me.
I'm so lucky I didn't lose an eye, break my nose or any teeth in the process. (No stitches, skin adhesive used to get it all back in place). I've included a picture to show you what I looked like in Emerg this past Saturday afternoon. Got my bell rung for sure.
As far as I can assess, all it took was a very strong gust of wind while going at a speed of ~65 km/hr (about 40 miles/hr) to pop the lid right up from the plastic hinges into my face. My 2015 spark is only
21 hrs in use total and, on inspection, there is no reason to suspect that my hinges are damaged etc.
In order to stop this from happening again, we have devised a method to attach the lid to keep it in place. First, we used nylon rope to secure the lid to the body through a small drill hole in the plastic underneath the lid, located right near the hinges. The nylon rope is fastened into the seadoo with two screws used to support the utility bucket. Pictures attached.
Although I think this first bit is a good "fail safe"... so as to add extra certainty, secondly, we've installed two 3M/Scotch industrial strength velcro patches to keep it tight. These aren't regular velcro squares, so they can function when wet/hot temperatures, etc.
Please take a moment to look at your own machine's lid. This has been brutal to go through and I'm very lucky nothing worse happened while out on the water. I'm going to be writing to Bombardier to advise about my experience as well.
>>See the pictures in Post #12 below<<