How to Winterize Your Jet Ski

Simple Steps to Winterize your Jet Ski

Winterize Your Jet SkiFor most folks the jet ski season has ended and now its time to winterize your jet ski and jet ski trailer for winter.

If you follow these simple steps you will insure yourself a starting jet ski come spring and a jet ski trailer to get it there which means more time on the lake and less time wrenching.

Winterize Step #1

To keep your engine from freezing and cracking in a cold climate is to make sure you get all the water out of the engine. Water left inside the engine can freeze and crack the engine block or exhaust system.

Winterize Step #2

Lubricate all internal parts using a can of Fogger. This will help internal engine components with oil to prevent corrosion. If you have a four-stroke motor change the engine oil first before fogging the motor.

Winterize Step #3

Lubricate and maintain drive line and jet pump. Most jet skis have several places that need to be greased, usually related to the drive line. Don’t forget to check your jet pump, as this is an often overlooked area. For more information on your specific jet ski check your owners manual.

Jet Ski Trailer

Winterize Your Jet SkiNow is a good time to inspect your trailer. Fix any broken lights or shorts in your wiring. Also check your bearing buddies to make sure they are full of waterproof grease. If your trailer is a couple of years old and you haven’t changed the wheel bearings consider doing so at this point.

If you put a lot of miles on your jet ski trailer during the jet ski season its a good ideal to change the wheel bearings. Being stuck on the side of the road with a shredded wheel bearing can ruin a good day of riding.

Following these simple tips to winterize your jet ski and trailer now, in turn will save you a lot of headaches come spring time.

Until next time,

Ride Safe, Ride Hard, Ride to Win ……

Galen Morgigno – Colorado Jet Ski Riders Club

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