Was your bike stored outside? I was just wondering why the muffler would be in such bad shape?Heard a really bad rattle in the muffler of my 2005 TW. Removed the system, stripped the tail cap screw trying to remove it. Used a Dremel to create a slot and take it off with a flat head screwdriver. Sheared off one side of the bolt. Drilled out the center and tried to remove the bolt with a reverse bolt remover and stripped the socket that I attached to the bit. Ended up drilling out the entire screw/bolt assembly. Still couldn't get the tail cap and spark arrester off. Started prying and finally got it all apart as I jacked up the entire end cap. The spark arrestor, asbestos cloth, screen and everything was rusted and in pieces.
Anyone have a stock muffler system for sale? I'd rather keep it stock and not get a louder system. I like being as quiet as I can.
At least right now I'm running straight out of the header, so it makes the neighbors happy and people hear me coming!