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I noticed sparks coming from the exhaust of my Ford 500. It has under 30,000 miles & i had an oil change a few days ago.

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Welcom to your 2004 Yumbo Dakar 200 Motorcycle has sparks comming from ehaust.... it could be metal from your engine,I know it sounds dumb but did you check the oil,make sure they put it back in, or it could just be you spark arrester starting to fall apart. Hope this helps !

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