I have vance and hines short shots on my 02 Superglide. The last time I installed the pipes I noticed that they werent lining up properly the lower pipe was extending about 1/4" further to the rear than the top pipe. I loosened the bolts to try and adjust it and somehow the mounting bracket broke! That thing is 1/8" thick steel! I was barely putting any pressure on it and couldn't believe it broke like that. I called vance and hines and ordered another bracket and even the customer service rep was surprised about it. It literally split in two pieces where the rear bolt attaches it to the bike. Anybody have any thoughts on what could cause a break like that? Also, I bought the bike used with the pipes mounted. I have always thought the bike was far too quiet for the pipes that are on it. I have checked the baffles and am sure they are not the quiet ones that you can buy aftermarket. The Vance and Hines rep said they should measure 110 decibels and I am certain they are no where close. Is is possible the previous owner installed something to quiet the pipes down that I can't see. I've looked down the pipe with the baffle removed and didn't see anything. Any thoughts on what, if anything could make it quiet? I would really like to make it sound like a Harley should.