Wow... I don't know how you can put up with all that carnage. I found my stock Muzzy header and silencer to be way too loud, and added a domed baffle plate to the core.
LOL, Maybe it's the fact that I've grown up a musician, playing trombone, baritone, and bass guitar. I've been around loud sounds most of my life and am quite well acclimated to them. I sometimes wonder if I've already lost some of my hearing. If I were to have to blame one thing more than the other, it would be marching band back when I was in high school. Friggin quads and snares right behind my head!
In addition, living in retirement capital of the world, I'm willing to put up with a little extra rumble if it means some old geezer notices me rather than running me over. I am a registered nurse, and I see the following scenario all the time: 90 year old, demented, she doesn't even know what city she is in half the time, or what year it is, and yet she still has a drivers license! Scary, isn't it? And if that isn't enough... to compound things... many of the elderly down here drink alcohol like it's going out of style, and some even wash their narcotic prescriptions down with a few drinks and get out on the road. It seems to be the Florida lifestyle, haha.
Makes you wonder why I even ride at all? Maybe I'm slightly insaine?
The very first mod I did to the bike was replacing the crappy stock horn with a self-contained air-horn. Money well spent right there.
Something that stuck with me like glue, from my MSF course, "Ride like you're invisible... because you pretty much are." That statement is so true.
Okay, sorry guys, this post got really long really quick., I'll shut my pie hole for a while.