Just posting this to share. I actually receive most of my praise for this bike on the main forum I play on.
The album is kept on imgur.com at this URL: http://imgur.com/a/QYsub#0
Here are some of the highlights of the transformation from new in 2009 to its current state:
One Day Old:
A few basic mods (exhaust, tuner, windscreen):
Added Paint - Marine Corps theme (I served from 1988 to 1992):
Started experimenting with Exhaust styles next.
This pipe I built out of stainless (quick release windscreen stays off for pictures because it looks like ###):
It sounds great, but is not the best for power.
This exhaust system is actually really good for power and not as loud as the other two:
And, to wrap it up, here's a pic of my bike and me with an old Sherman tank at a local WW2 Memorial: