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trouble installing MAC exhaust??

Hey guys not sure if anyone here has this exhaust set up as it was out of stock for months and super hard to get. I bought a mac exhaust system on Dennis Kirk's website that is supposed to be an exact fit for the VN750. Kit comes with a new rear head pipe to make it a one side exhaust. The rear head pipe that crosses over to the other side fit perfectly, however the one that comes from the main cylinder head doesn't fit properly. It's not snug enough and looks like the pipe needs to be bent to fit perfectly. Has anyone run into this issue with the MAC pipes?
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Can you describe how the pipe is loose?

Are you using the crush gasket?

Right now, all I can think of ... You don't have the crush gasket in place, and/or, I'm fairly sure you have to use the stock 'retainers' which will push the flange tight against the crush gasket.

the chrome covers and 'retainers'

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Can you describe how the pipe is loose?

Are you using the crush gasket?

Right now, all I can think of ... You don't have the crush gasket in place, and/or, I'm fairly sure you have to use the stock 'retainers' which will push the flange tight against the crush gasket.

the 'retainers'

I would call them the chrome covers for the retainers, with the retainers being heavy cast parts that go under them..

but thats just me

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I guess I didn't look close enough. Was looking for a small pic.

The Retainers


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Also, the retainers only go on one way, there's a lip that sticks out the back to engage the flange on the pipe, this pushes it tight against the crush gasket.

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