The shorter you make it, the louder it gets. Cutting it down gives your bike a look and sound all its own. I say go for it. Heres a pic of mine. It was cut in half, and the badge was relocated. you can also get a hanger from another year. My bikes an 05 1000, and the hanger is from an 05 600. The hanger is about a 1 1/2 inches farther back than stock. Just some options for your mod.