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Old 07-15-2013, 08:04 AM   #6663
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Originally Posted by jnclem View Post
On a recent trip across Wyoming, while I was packing up at a motel in Riverton, a young local kid, maybe 14, was eyeballing my old R100GS. He asked, "What are those things sticking out the side? Is that the engine?" I explained that it is a horizontally opposed engine, and that those were indeed the cylinders. He stared at it for a minute, and then came out with, "Have ya ever got grilled?" I stared at him for a while, and finally managed, "Grilled?" "Yeah, grilled by those things sticking out like that. You know, git yer leg against 'em and get grilled?" I chuckled, said "not yet," and kept packing. Nice kid, at least he was thinking.
That doesn't sound stupid. That sounds like a future bike rider looking for a BMW :)

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