Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Eagle County, CO
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Call one or a few of the ranger stations in the areas you plan to ride and ask about your fully street legal and unmodified bike. The spark arrestor rule is generally for OHV which are sometimes run on closed courses, and often have zero restriction in the exhaust.
Also, depending on where you plan to ride, the chances of seeing a ranger to enforce this rule could be close to zero. Sadly, budget cuts over the last decade mean fewer and fewer personnel to patrol for these kinds of things. I live near and ride in the White River NF all the time, and in the last 10 years have never had a ranger stop me to check my exhaust on a KLR or WR250R (both aftermarket), I have seen a few but they dont flag me down to check things out. On local BLM land once I ran into an 'official' and he was more concerned about me having the OHV sticker, when he realized the KLR was street legal he gave me a thumbs up and moved on, and he could clearly hear the modified exhaust on my KLR.
So its possible a cranky ranger could give you a ticket on a stock exhaust, my experience is once they see blinkers and a road plate they dont care. The enforcement is focused on dirt bikes, 4-wheelers and SxS crowd.
Additionally, this summer is not a critical wildfire season, big winter and regularly wet summer so far. Unlike last year when things would catch fire if you looked at them funny. So enforcement will be relaxed based on that
Where are you planning to ride out here?
2016 Versys 650LT - Madstad, T-Bob, LeoVince, SeatConcepts, HyperPro CSC Damper, Shoodabeen Flashed
2003 KLR 685 - +1mm IN & EX SS valves P&P, Innovate Wideband O2 Sensor, Progressive 465 w/ RAP, ThermoBob