Like many others that don't like the stock item or just can't help themselves . . . . I'm doing the mods. I guess the first mod has definately gotta be the pipes. I've got a '06 VTR1000F, it's a shame to not have a vtwin sounding like they should, agreed? There are so many aftermarkets on the list. I've been the fortunate owner of a VTR250, great bike, but didn't start enjoyn' it till I got a SS Megacycle installed. I've been looking at US stores that ship internationally and have been seriously considering the RS3 Yoshimura (sticking to the whole Jap theme), SS or CF, haven't decided yet. just after some feedback from peoples experiences with their setup. I know that everybody's aftermarket pipes "sound awsome" but why did you choose the ones you have. I like the Akrapovic but I believe they only do a full system for the firestorm? and I don't have a spare $3000 to hand over. Remus I've been told are a cheaper alternative at $1100 but not wirth the money. Megacycle, good product but again cheap alternative. Where do I go from here? :?