Jonboyf, I'm with you on despising loud pipes but I don't dislike a brand because it's different that what I'm driving. I've had many "Pirates" (HD owners) come up and show some real interest in my KLR. Many have KLR's or similar parked in their stables. Living in the same county where Harley's are born, I get my share of early morning exhaust notes that'll wake the dead. Still hate it, but unless law enforcement actually starts enforcing the noise laws, nothing will change. Just be happy that your bike cost less to buy, insure, repair, maintain and you can have more than one color in your wardrobe!
01 Jeep XJ w/ 200,000 miles as of 3-26-11