spark arrester question
Posted July 26, 2000 - 03:26 PM
Posted July 26, 2000 - 03:31 PM
In the 11 years I have been riding in the woods in my particular riding area, not one person has ever stopped to check to see if anyone has had a spark arrestor. Untill last month. I heard some forest ranger checked all the bikes in the campground by running a wire of some sort up the exhaust and if there was no screen the that was an automatic $50 bill.
The way I look at it is the rules are getting tighter but as long as it doest affect performance and its avialable to you, why not use it?
Darin from Missouri 1999 WR400F
Posted July 26, 2000 - 04:48 PM
The first time (and only time) I rode in an OHV park here in NH, the ranger stopped to check if we had spark arrestors.
99 WR, all YZ mods, de-octopused, OEM YZ tank and IMS seat, jetting by Clark, got forked by Pro Action, WAITING IMPATIENTLY FOR MOAB!!
Posted July 26, 2000 - 06:21 PM
Posted July 26, 2000 - 07:04 PM
I live in Canada and have yet to be stopped, nor do I know of anyone having their bikes checked. My main concern is not setting the forest on fire. From a practical, not legal, perspective, does a pipe without a spark arrester actually allow flame or spark out of the pipe?
Posted July 26, 2000 - 07:18 PM
Posted July 26, 2000 - 07:32 PM
I have never seen that before...perhaps because all the bikes up here have spark arresters on them.
Posted July 28, 2000 - 07:59 AM
Posted July 29, 2000 - 02:11 AM
I'm sure you have been seeing many forrest fires in the news lately, especially here in CO where we are experiencing the dryest summer in recent history.
I'd hate to be the one who started one of these fires that destroys 20,000 acres of land and many homes because I didn't use a spark arrestor. More than a fine would be levied. Jail time would be mandatory. And they always seem to track down the culprit.
OK, that was my moral rant for the day. Thanks for listening. I hope I brought a little elightenment into someones two stroke life.
Dougie, '99 WR400
Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics, Renthal bars, 14/52 gearing.