Yz without spark arrestor stock exhaust. How do they check in California


11 replies to this topic
  • glamisemt

Posted May 10, 2016 - 08:04 PM

#1

I bought a 99 yz 400f put the stock exhaust back on and realize it doesn't have a spark arrestor. Can I just make one with a stainless strainer? Will the rangers check the mesh or only probe it. I live in southern California. Ride in El mirage , gorman, glamis and pismo.

  • Flagstaff

Posted May 10, 2016 - 08:38 PM

#2

I bought a 99 yz 400f put the stock exhaust back on and realize it doesn't have a spark arrestor. Can I just make one with a stainless strainer? Will the rangers check the mesh or only probe it. I live in southern California. Ride in El mirage , gorman, glamis and pismo.

 

I'm kinda thinking you would want a spark arrestor because it's the right thing to do, but I'm not familiar with your riding areas. Ever see a large forest fire, or the damage?



  • glamisemt

Posted May 10, 2016 - 08:47 PM

#3

I completely agree on that, my question is if I make my own will it be an issue or how can the rangers tell if I did

  • cowboyona426

Posted May 11, 2016 - 05:56 AM

#4

I completely agree on that, my question is if I make my own will it be an issue or how can the rangers tell if I did

 

Unless you have a stamp or tag that says "USFS approved spark arrestor" you run the risk of getting ticketed.  If you don't have anything stating USFS approved then they will probably run a wire or a stick down the tail pipe to see if they hit a restriction anywhere.



  • glamisemt

Posted May 11, 2016 - 06:03 AM

#5

Thanks for the info. I'm going to put in a legit arrestor myself and hope they don't get me for not having the stamp

  • cowboyona426

Posted May 11, 2016 - 06:10 AM

#6

Thanks for the info. I'm going to put in a legit arrestor myself and hope they don't get me for not having the stamp

 

Anything you buy aftermarket will be stamped USFS approved somewhere or will come with a tag or sticker.

 

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  • GHILL28

Posted May 11, 2016 - 07:28 AM

#7

The Southern California Rangers LOVE to sneak up and probe your tailpipe, whether you want them to or not.  Be ready.



  • shredmasterz

Posted May 11, 2016 - 05:15 PM

#8

Like space aliens?



  • defilmcrew

Posted May 27, 2016 - 10:01 PM

#9

Gorman checks everytime you hit the entrances unless its the track entrance. They use a metal rod and probe it, if your lucky you get someone new and they will push hard enough to put holes in the screen and tell you it needs a spark arrestor (happened twice to me lol).

  • glamisemt

Posted June 10, 2016 - 02:07 PM

#10

Yea they usually finger bang your exhaust with a stick any chance they get.
Thanks for the replies

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted June 10, 2016 - 07:11 PM

#11

You can buy and insert that attaches to the end of your existing muffler, with the usfs stamp visible.

 

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  • Rich_Bing

Posted June 10, 2016 - 07:21 PM

#12

I completely agree on that, my question is if I make my own will it be an issue or how can the rangers tell if I did


You could buy a spark arrestor and install it. I have done it and have been checked a lot with no issues.





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