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

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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.

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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?

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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).

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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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