1) The 3rd & 4th images for that exhaust listing show a bolt on the frame, I understand it'll be a mount of sorts, but I thought they just fit straight into the cat/X Pipe?
2) How easy are they to fit, what do I need to remove to fit them?
3) Those with the BC Straight Pipes or Turn Outs, honestly, how obnoxious are they compared to a Harley, with and without a decat?
4) What other options are there, now 2018's coming to a close?
Thanks in advance!
I haven't changed my stock exhaust yet but over the last year I've been very close to pulling the trigger, and out of all the pipes I've seen the BC drag turn outs are the ones I've been most interested in. Because of this this I must have watched and read everything that's available online. Plus I've been fortunate enough to see and hear a bike at the dealer's that had BC drags fitted. OK it wasn't a Bobber it was just a standard Bonneville but there can't be that much difference?
In answer to your questions:
1. The BC pipes bolt on in exactly the same way but unlike the OEM pipes they don't have a mounting point for the rubber side stand stop. With the BC pipes this stop goes on the frame not the pipe and that's what you see in the pictures.
2. By all accounts they're super easy to fit.
3. With the CAT in place they're not that much louder, however if you go for an X-pipe too then they will be much louder.
4. For branded pipes you've got:
For unbranded, you've got.
1. BC drag, BC turn outs, and BC sleeper
2. Westlake turn outs
For all these pipes there are pros and cons but I don't think there's a bad choice amongst them, it all comes down what suites your style best.