I like the bike. And I hate ear-hurting loud 'mufflers' and straight pipes*. But I missed the nice, deep rumble of the Vulcan I used to ride. So when I ran across this a while back, I decided to try it. Finally found a used muffler assembly to use(yeah, I wanted to be able to fall back to the originals if this didn't work out) and did the work. Installed it this morning. Original sound, well, has been likened to a sewing machine. Here's modified:
Not actually loud, just a little more volume than the original; but now it has that throaty rumble I missed. Riding around town a bit, at normal RPM levels, I can honestly say that I can now actually hear the exhaust, where before I mostly heard the engine sounds and the tires on the pavement**.
I think I like it.
*And I friggin' hate those little cars with mufflers that make them sound like a asthmatic chainsaw.
**An effect of the fairing, I think