They are however loud, makes the bike sound like half the Harleys out there do.
The CX actually sounds more like a Ducati or other Euro Racer. Nothing like a Hardley.
I performed a muffler-ectomy at the MIA listers request a few moons ago, the original post is 404 on the old list. I bent up some straight stick and it was actually rideable and relatively quiet unless you got up on the throttle. Next to cops and hospitals I think Dozer mentioned starting out in 3rd gear at low revs and no one would notice. Not my cupOtea, but to each his own.
One downside was his mileage went way down, but not because of any jetting issues, the sound made the throttle too tempting while riding.
If you're out there in the ether somewhere, Dozer, let us know you're still among the living.