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Couldnít drill them out so decided I want to weld the cover on. Like I said before I ride on private land so I donít need a spark arrestor was thinking of just cutting it off and welding the cover on for good. I know someone said the 550 doesnít do good with exhaust mods, but will removing the spark arrestor effect the engine running right? I just tacked it on now so I can put the muffler on and load the atv.


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Couldnít drill them out so decided I want to weld the cover on. Like I said before I ride on private land so I donít need a spark arrestor was thinking of just cutting it off and welding the cover on for good. I know someone said the 550 doesnít do good with exhaust mods, but will removing the spark arrestor effect the engine running right? I just tacked it on now so I can put the muffler on and load the atv.


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Yes.. removing the spark arrestor will make it run like crap.

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2012 550 Problems - Backfiring, Winch not coming in

My buddies 13 550 runs great with the muffler modded ?
Start it up and run it with no spark arrestor, you will know.

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Absolutely... go ahead and try it. Let us know.

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Don't just run it though, run it like you would on the trail. I'm curious what it does at WOT and what your plug looks like after a good outing.

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Does that go the same for a '13 500? I was thinking about doing that exhaust mod also but I'd rather not have to replace the muffler after I cut up the stock one.
What about the aftermarket mufflers? I've seen a couple on Dennis Kirk that supposedly work on my quad.

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Went to the cottage to pick up the ATVs today. Still lots of snow around the garage. Around 4ft. Lots of digging, blistered hands and plenty of stucks. The battery was dead and wasnít holding a charge very well last season either so going to have to replace that. The tacked on spark arrestor worked fine, bringing it back to school on Monday to make a new plate for it and welding it on.

One thing I noticed while I was driving the atv for the short time was the gauge was on and working fine, but then it shut off and stayed off. I think it was acting up last season to, could it be caused by the weak battery?


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It isnít pretty by any means. My buddy who welded it said it is difficult to weld because the metal is so thin. I put some high temp RTV instead of a gasket. I donít think there is any leaks. Might throw a half ass coat of paint on so it doesnít rust really bad. Iím not sure when Iíll get to working on the atv, but I will start by looking over the intake.


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Muffler is leaking. Covered the outlet and sprayed some soapy water on the welds and they were bubbling. Going to take it back to school and get my teacher to weld it. Then make a plug for the muffler inlet so I can pressure test the welds.

I was going to test the intake system but the muffler is still acting up. I checked it over and nothing obvious the only thing was a zip tie holding the first air box to the second part of the air box. Not sure if there is supposed to be a hose clamp or something on it. Once I get the muffler fixed I will leak test that first and hopefully that is my problem.


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