This has been bugging me since I've had the bike. What exactly does the can do on your bike? I hear them being called silencers, so I assume their only purpose is to silence the noise emmiting from the exhaust. If I took off the "silencer" and just left the midpipe open would that result in some kind of damage?
I ask because I am curious to know what my bike sounds like, unaltered. I wouldn't ride around like that primarily for the reason that I often come home from work around midnight + cops probably wont like it.