how can I find out if I have a legal spark arester?

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how can I find out if I have a legal spark arester?

Post by buickbuggy » Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:24 pm

I have a 1987 honda 250r fourtrax. It has an after market silencer. If I remove the end, it has a baffle that is packed with the standard fiberglass. Is this considered a legal spark arester? ( it is old and I don't know what brand it is ).

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Post by quad1100 » Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:08 pm

Spark arrestors will have a metal screen inside to stop any sparks from exiting the pipe, the fiberglass is just to reduce noise.

You can pretty much bet that if it does not say "Forestry Approved" on the side of the silencer it is not legal.

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