I have an 01 426.(Have had bike for 3 weeks). It has the White Bros. E-Series exhaust. It has the thin plates between body of exhaust and tip. It had 10 plates installed. last night I removed all but 4 plates. Is it just me or did this reduce exhaust sound? And if so , and I remove the other 4 plates will this hurt my bike in any way. A better rider maybe could tell a difference in performance but I sure couldn't. I will be repacking the exhaust this weekend and hopefully that will help lower exhaust sound some more. Any thoughts, ideas, instruction would be greatly appreciated.