Sorry to hear that "PJ's Parts is no more, shame - she was a pleasure to work with. . . I've been on a quest lately to get my poor (stock) RS singing lessons - er, an exhaust system! I've been reading everything I can get ahold of, and all of the forums on here as well. One of the main reasons I wasn't looking at brand A or brand R, is that almost every R or RS I see on the road is running them - so dare I to be different? I started to look at some of the lesser known - but not necessarily lesser quality brands that don't seem as common on the street. All said and done, I ended up going with an Italian brand called MIVV. I found that their prices are right in my budget (less than A&R) and I like the styling they project. I had a really good experience just recently with a bike shop here in the States (PJ's Parts.com in Tennessee) and the nice Lady "Paige" (865-233-2883) was very pleasant to work with. Now, I cant wait until the post man brings me some big boxes so the RS & Myself can go out and make some music! Hope that didn't sound too corny - Oh well. New quest time - gotta find some kewl adjustable foot pegs - here we go! Well, finally got around to installing the MIVV exhaust system. When I got the box from Paige, she said that another customer with this same brand of system had a few difficulties with the installation - but I am happy to report that it went on with no drama, duration: 3/4 of a beer! I was actually surprised that it did go on so easily after hearing of the other customers struggles (he musta been using left-handed tools!). From a "Quality Assurance" standpoint, the welds are flat beautiful. the supplied hardware was almost spot on (muffler attach bolt could be a .125" longer to ensure threads completely thru the nut) and my only complaint (if I must) would be that the rearmost exhaust clamp looks odd if you do not re-install the stock heat shield. The other surprise is how well this pipe works! Sure, I was expecting a bit more noise, and a bit better "seat-of-the-pants" feeling - but this thing actually made quite a measurable difference. The bottom to mid "lean lag" feeling was gone, and it felt like the motor was way more happy revving up to the top. And this is only the exhaust by itself! cant wait to see how the K&N and the Booster Plug help here too! The sound (also very important) as delivered with the decibel insert in, was noticeably deeper, and that wonderful growl - while not too loud, is even more pronounced. I ride with ear plugs, so the engine tone is now "hearable" at 80 mph - but not even to the irritating level. I know now that I should be able to put some long duration rides on her without getting a muffler-migraine.