After buying my 01 Erion 929 from a 17 year old kid it was time to clean it up and make it sound like a monster. It had an ART can on it. After the first weekend of new brake pads, brake fluid, flapper mod, tossing the K&N, HTEV elim,an oil change, and the best clean that bike has ever had I still wanted it to sound as sweet as it rides. So the last two weeks I've been searching the Fireblades forum for folks who have cut their can and to tell you the truth I was INTIMIDATED as hell. So today I woke up and said the hell with it. Got everything I thought I needed and cut about 6-7 inches off. Cut the cap off and riveted the cap and can back together where I had made the cut. I could not stop there I am not a big fan of the titanium color look so I bought high temp flat black and applied three coats and followed the paint instructions on how to "cure" the enamel. It only took one morning from start to finish, and the bike sounds far better than I ever would have imagined. Now I cant wait to get my power commander that is hopefully on the way and get my wheels powder coated flat black with a red lip or glossy black with a red lip.