I noticed that my bike was a little on the sleepy side so... did some troubleshooting and found that almost ALL of the silencer packing had deteriorated and/or blown out of my exhaust can :disgust: . Went to the local shop and picked up some FMF 4-stroke packing (like $10 ea.)( looks like pink hair weave) and re-packed the exhaust. I spoke with one of the guys @ ESR to make sure that it was cool and nothing would be damaged, etc. He told me basically that I should get as much in there as I could safely and it should help. Well, I stuffed, crammed, and packed about 1 1/2 bags, and WOW! Not only did it lower the db's it woke my bike up instantly! The guy I talked to at ESR said this is common and should be done at least once or twice a season. Just thought I'd share this info with everybody, because it works like a champ, and it's WAY cheaper than other alternatives. Also, I had been losing the FWD bolts on the can(FWD endcap that attaches to the header) So I got some heat treated bolts and lock washers at the local hardware store(I think they were 1/4" diameter w/ a 7/16" head) (<$2), cleaned the threads in the endcap(mine were melting! :shocker: ), and lock-tighted those in place(Use RED locktight). It's not as pretty, BUT it wont be coming apart on it's own, ANY time soon. Hope this helps you! :icon_cool: Once again, thanks for the help ESR Techs.