I am a firm believer that you should be able to do to your property whatever you want......unless it negatively effects someone else.
That being said, I hate loud bikes. I like the way Harleys sound.....stock. Think police bikes here.
I recently sold my KLR and bought a 2005 DL650. Unfortunately, the PO did ALL the exhaust mods. I knew that and figured that just like a KLR, I could replace it with stock fairly easily. NOT
Fortunately, an Inmate from advrider had put a scorpion on his DL650 and sold me his stock can for a reasonable amount of money. I am now trying to figure out how to put it on. Obviously, I will have to cut my exhaust to correlate with where he cut his off. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
In my research here is what I found.
Folks like to tinker. In the case of an exhaust they either want "better" sound, more power, or both. Then they mutilate a $1200 exhaust. That sounds like crap and gives no more power, so then they buy a slip on. Many stop there, but there are many threads where folks now want to go back to stock.
So, as a back to stock guy, I beg you, please dont mutilate your exhaust with mods. If you cut it off to get a slip on, fine. You can then either return to stock someday or sell it to a poor soul like me. Puh-lease dont drill it out! You will not like it and it will then be ruined.
If you want drilled out, I can sell you my PO drilled can for a small amount and you can save your poor stock can. This would be cheaper that starting with a whole replacement system or a slip on. Well, my 05 can probably wont work, but a muffler shop could fab you up something to adapt them together....maybe.
Do you D/S at all? Loud and no spark arrestor is bad in the woods. Plus you already have a loud obnoxious bike, why not leave this one civilized?
No offense meant. Good luck with your decision.