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CURVEBALL4 05-03-2008 07:05 AM

Vance & Hines problems
 
I'm putting V&H Baggers on my '07 Nomad but the tabs on the mufflers do not match up with the mounting brackets on the bike. The mufflers slide onto the head pipes & then bolt to the brackets, but they are about 1" short of matching up. They will not slide on any farther, & I have run out of ideas short of cutting length of the head pipes. Anybody know any tricks or am I missing something simple?? Thanks for the help. I haven't had a chance to call V&H yet.

sachiwilson 05-03-2008 07:28 AM

Call V & H *first* and then get back to us.

CURVEBALL4 05-03-2008 08:09 AM

I have read many reviews & a good bit of the folks say they had problems with the left pipe, same as me. Most had to grind on the head pipe or muffler inlet or cut some of the head pipe. Looks like I'm in the same boat!

sarnali2 05-03-2008 09:41 AM

Do This First
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sachiwilson (Post 183844)
Call V & H *first* and then get back to us.


before you break out the hacksaw

CURVEBALL4 05-05-2008 05:36 AM

Finally got them on, what a headache! I smoothed out the muffler inlet & the head pipe with a Dremel tool but still no luck. I had to cut off about 3/4" from the left head pipe. After that, they went on no problem. Now that they are on, they sound great. Nice and deep through the gears but not too loud at cruising speeds. Definitely a great choice for the Nomad. V&H is very aware of the problem but obviously hasn't done anything about it.

Kenneth_Moore 05-05-2008 05:41 AM

Vance and Hines is a good choice if you have a Harley. They're still hoping this whole "Metric" thing is just a fad. You know: putting 7/16" wrenches on 12mm bolts and stuff.


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