Originally Posted by Hoghead
Anyone done a high exhaust?
yes, a high exhaust has been done on the ER6/Versys framed moto, or at least "higher" depending on your definition, with a particularly good example done on an ER6 rat.
if you just want to move a silencer from under the bike, pick one, then run a new section of connecting pipe from the existing collector. if you're talking about building a new custom exhaust, obviously that's a different animal accompanied with very different issues. the header routing is changed, the collector relocated and raised, new mounting points fabricated and welded in place, the oil pan sectioned, smoothed, rewelded, and the exhaust wrapped where heat may interfere with other engine components. mapping is not an issue.
other than the "cool", i wouldn't even consider big exhaust system mods unless you have already swapped in a big suspension, and then run the bike to determine if you need it.
for every reason i can think of to change the OEM exhaust, there's an offsetting reason to keep it.