I have noticed the increased noise pulsed into my helmet. Where before, I would ride without ear plugs if staying local; now I always use'm on the Max. The "discs"mounted perpendicular would explain that. It makes sense.
As to the "loud pipe" issue. I'll just say that it is the misuse of them that is the problem. I sometimes come home late at night on the Max. I will basically idle the bike (maybe 1500 RPM) because I know my neighbors are trying to sleep. Get me out on a mountain road in the daytime and I absolutely LOVE the sound echoing off the canyons! unk0000: