Had the bike in for break in servicing today. No more break in restrictions! I can really open her up now.
I wore earplugs today - much better, but still annoyingly loud. It's not so bad off the bike; I don't think I'd be cited for noise or upset anybody too badly. But it's SO loud riding the thing. Having to put in earplugs is a pain in the ass, too, and I had this weird ticking in my left ear both ways, there and back. I'll try some different earplugs to see if I can't quiet that ticking for now, but I'll plan to switch to TAB 4" Shorties as soon as I can pay for them without guilt.
Bike got a clean bill of health and the service guys really liked my fender mod. Service manager said I should patent it, lol.