One of the pipes had a hole in it from being bruised against the left lower shock mount. The sound was actually not bad for a cafe bike, but not for this one. I have bought a number of airhead bikes, and I am always amazed at what pipes owners have seen fit to install on them. A /2 with straight pipes, or an RT with megaphones ! New pipes were sourced and installed on the bike. The fit is a little different, and it took some fiddling for the center stand to clear and the pipes to clear the same shock mount. All done, they look good and sound stock. Mission accomplished.