Removing the Exhaust System
My bike came w/ a Gianelli exhaust system, and while its pretty and sounds nice, it is an interference fit with a factory center stand and it looks like it will be a problem fitting a skid plate. Since I think the center stand is more important to me than a pretty exhaust system, I'm going to remove it and put the OEM one back on.
What major components do I have to remove in order to swap these ex systems? The manual wants me to remove the body panels and rear shock. Is it necessary to pull the shock absorber? How do I support the bike w/ no shock? Right now it is held upright by a rear stand that engages small aluminum spools on the rear wheel axle. It almost looks like removing the tank is necessary but the manual does not mention this.