I recently purchased a Black Dragon high mount exhaust to replace my Sato low mounts. I kept the low mounts for days when I should consider to ride 2 up and I'll use the high mounts for any other time. My order was black piping with titanium end caps and carbon sleeves.
Installing the new exhaust was not bad, but I had to modify the brackets for the cans due to the undertail on my bike. This was no biggie and I clamped both brackets together in a vise to hold them while I trimmed them a bit to cut them down evenly and symmetrically to one another. In the slip joint for the slip-on, I used a sealant to insure against leaking joints. I had a slight leak without doing this.
I'm very pleased and have gotten quite a few comments regarding the look of them on the bike.
How do they sound compared to the Sato's? I like them better! As soon as I started the bike with the new exhaust, it was instantly louder than the Sato's after years of use. The tone was about the same, I really could not tell them apart. I took the bike out for a ride finally and it was nice to pull alongside of other cruisers and not be able to hear them at speed. I could still hear the necessary sounds of sirens and airhorns from emergency vehicles that I encountered during the ride.
Overall, I could not have been any happier unless I could have found a set of high mount Sato's to match the low mounts I already have. ( Sucks that a set popped up in the classifieds on here right after my purchase and paying out other bills, if not, I would have gotten those as well.
Next step is dyno testing (when time allows). I'll compare stock vs. Sato vs. Black Dragon both with and without the PCIII, and with custom tuning.
I'll also post pics when I get them loaded.