Hi, just got my first vn2000 and I think it's the best bike I've ever owned. However, would like it to be alot louder as UK standard pipes are really quiet. Have read the previous post about removing the baffles and followed the link. Has anyone done this to theirs? It seems that to break the center weld is difficult. But most importantly, will it affect my bikes performance and do any harm to the engine, long term? Thanks if you can help, just trying to save on new pipes, for the time being!!!