This spark arrester when added to the R-77 or Hepta Force Yoshimura muffler will allow the user to pass the 'stick test' required in some riding areas. As a byproduct the Decibel output of the motorcycle will also be greatly reduced.
Yoshimura R-77 mufflers are used on: (Click to follow link)
Yoshimura Hepta Force mufflers are used on:
This item is not reccomended for carbon cased mufflers for long or hard use periods. (Carbon tip on stainless body R-77 and Hepta Force is okay) Spark arrestors or 'DB Killers' restrict the exhaust pulses and trap the heat inside the muffler thus reducing the lifespan of the muffler packing. See here for packing replacement kits. (coming in a day or so)
In other words, in the exhaust world, you can rarely have your cake and eat it too. What this means is that when you are restricting decibel levels (a biproduct of spark arrestors and DB killer inserts), you are also restricting hot gasses escaping from the motor. This in turn reduces the lifespan of the internal packing of muffler and if the user does not increase the frequency of muffler packing replacement, the outer casing of the muffler can be damaged from blown packing. A sign of blown packing can be a hotter than normal muffler casing or discoloration of the outside of the muffler. Particularly on the forward side of the muffler. If these symptoms are ocurring, replace the packing immediately with a packing rebuild kit linked above. (We are not trying to sell you something, we are trying to make sure that your miles are covered in smiles)
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Posted by Russell Hegler on 1st Sep 2017
I ended up needing a spark arrestor for riding on some national forest trails on my 2014 KTM 1190R. I ordered this spark arrestor to for my Yosh-77. Perfect fit! Sound levels dropped slightly but I have yet to ride it more than a couple of miles.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Sep 2016
I just bought my used 990 Adventure. It came with a Yosh exhaust, but it was not quiet. I liked the rumble, but it was just too loud. I didn't want to go to the DB Killer, and I'm glad I chose the spark arrestor. The rumble is still there, but at a tolerable level. Gotta keep the noise from affecting our riding areas. Big problem. This product did the job. I had one issue: while inserting the set screw, it dropped between the muffler and end cap. I had to take the muffler off and use a magnetic tip to fish it out. My bad though. A little duct tape to hold the screw to the wrench, and in she went. I should have done that the first time!