w00t! picked up some metric allen wrenches on the way home last night and mounted up my strati-cans!
-the fit was tighter than expected; i had to use a little gentle 'percussive maintenance' to get them in.
-they sound freakin' awesome. a nice low rumble with a meaty growl on the low-end. the rumble starts dropping off at about 3500 and is almost gone at 5000, leaving that meaty growl. i can't really say what they sound like at anything about 7K.
-they're not *too* loud. they are loud, but not *too* loud.
all in all, they sound great. i haven't noticed much of a performance gain, but i was looking for sound more than anything else. they look great on the bike as well. the length makes the rear hugger stand out a bit more (it'll have to go).