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MAC Exhaust - Any Feedback?

Hi - Someone locally is selling a set of MAC exhaust "staggered dual" pipes for the 750. Anybody have pics of what these look like? Anybody have any feedback on how well they work? The seller said that they were "loud" and caused a lot of "popping," and figured the carbs needed to be rejetted (so he took 'em off and put the stock pipes back on). Just wondering if these would be fun to install, or if I'd end up throwing tools and such out of my garage windows.

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I think they look a lot like the cobras that exit on the same side. easy to put on compared to the stock exhaust. They are a slip on system I think which means that you will reuse your right side head pipe. Don' know how they sound but being a baffle only system they will be quite loud.
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Seems as though the MAC website doesn't even have any pics of the 750 pipes.
All I was able to find out is they retail for $209.50.
HERE is a pic of the Vulcan 1500 ones. I'm not sure how similar they are to the 750's though.


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Those look pretty cool - and for $75, it'll just give me something to mess around with for a couple of weekends. The seller said he put the pipes on, but they were "popping" a lot, and so he went back to stock pipes. I just spoke with him and asked if he'd changed his head gaskets when he installed 'em and he hadn't - so that may account for some of the noise. Regardless, putting 'em on, taking 'em off, selling 'em on eBay - enough distraction 'til I find a project bike!

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And you gotta do that thing with the screws, so it won't pop. Does that guy know of this site?

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And you gotta do that thing with the screws, so it won't pop. Does that guy know of this site?
He didn't mention it at all, and apparently sold his '96 750 last year for some kinda Honda. I asked about the air/fuel adjust screws, and he looked at me blankly, so I took that as a "no, didn't enrich the carbs." And I asked again about new head gaskets, and he said, "no," so I figured that could be a second issue. Did some reading on the MACs last night, and it appears that rejetting is not required. Gotta remove the goat's belly (does that mean I can't read norseman's jokes anymore??), but otherwise appears to be a pretty easy install (and hopefully just as easy uninstall if I hate them).

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Shouldn't need a head gasket but could use marbling or coasters. Either one would help a lot with the popping

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There is a set on e-bay now with pics
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/KAWAS...QQcmdZViewItem
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Shouldn't need a head gasket
I'm guessing Cindy is referring to the crush gaskets, where the pipes attach to the exhaust ports of the heads.

Is that what ya mean Cindy?


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Ohhhh, crush gaskets. I took it to mean there was something wrong with the head(s)

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