I don’t particularly liek load pipes.
I had V&H pipes on my XVS 1300, and as I could not afford the original pipe, I changed it for a Cobra Tri-pipe, which was a lot better already. The V&H ones actually hurt my ears and head riding the bike... Besides, over here they do check bikes for sound levels, and if they surpass the bike’s official certified and registered sound levels, they impound the bike, until you fix it and have it recertified, which is expensive and time-consuming, plus you still have to pay a fine depending on the loudness over the limit. 3 db is already something like 200+ euros, than add new pipes and the time lost ....
I prefer a decent horn instead, which is what I have got now anyway these days
Normal type of horn sound, nothing fancy, just so loud nobody can mistake it for anything else, unlike the standard anemic one, which you couldn’ t hear when riding any faster than 6 mph
Kind regards, Wim