I went to a friend's house to try to locate the speedometer corrector since I changed my sprocket setup. The previous owner had a 15/45 combo on it and I changed it to the much more timid 17/44 setup. After learning the speed sensor connector was behind the air intake horn, I figured I'd just trace the wire until I found the corrector.
I took off the side cover, no big deal. I then removed the three screws that hold the horn on. After removing the third screw and popping off the intake horn, I was greeted with...
Yeah. You're seeing that correctly.
Believe me or don't. Whatever. I promise you this happened just yesterday evening. My friend was my witness and we were both completely baffled. There was a lot of surprise and howling laughter between us. We really had no idea what to think.
I texted the previous owner of the bike (first time I've talked to him since I actually bought the bike) about it and his reaction was about the same as mine.
From his message, I concluded he never took off the airbox cover in the short time he owned the bike before I bought it. However, he was apparently VERY confused upon finding a random pretzel lodged in his swingarm.
Considering how many were in there, this had to have been done intentionally. They must have packed the airbox full of pretzels and quickly put the cover back on, because they were spilling out the minute I removed the cover. The only question left that needs answering is WHY
. Our theories include a prank that went undiscovered or unrevealed, a pissed off mechanic, or maybe the previous-previous owner's kid got crafty and took apart the airbox to pack it full of pretzels.
What the actual shit?