Many of the bike makers today, have in my opinion adopted the now fashional high mount cans. In my brain this not only adds complexity and weight to the exh system it also impedes on saddle bag fit and function.
My goal for this riding season was to replace the orig exhaust silencer and placement to give it a bit more personality to the sound and place the canister in a more logical location.
Here's two pics of my lower mounted oval silencer. I chose oval because I have many parts I can "borrow" from other projects and mostly becuase it tucks in very nicely. Nothing hanging out to hook onto branches etc. The lower mount now keeps the bulge and possible heat from interfering with my soft saddle bags. The hanging brackets are temporary. I will be recalibrating the fuel injection soon.
I have also reconfigured the stock silencer to fit in the lowered mounting position. I will use the stock can when I need spark arresting and when full stealth/quiet mode is needed :twisted:
After 115 miles yesterday, sound wise I am very very happy. Not loud at all but enough to know you have a nice twin running between your legs.
I am now in the process of filling the vacancy left by the original silencer. In its place will be another narrow profile custom fit aluminum storage tube. Extra storage is always a good thing. This will easily hold rain gear and/or bottled water etc. Eventually I will be making an extra fuel cell to fit inside this compartment if extra fuel range is ever needed, such as a trip to AK :P Prolly enough for 1.5 to 2 gallons.
Any thoughts, good or bad? I'm all ears.