My R6 has raw steel mufflers installed.
I have seen chrome or black on the late 30's motorcycles.
Anyone happen to know which one is correct or is it what they had in the parts been at the time and either is correct?
Thanks for any information.
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The painted mufflers seemed to appear in ‘38 as chromium was diverted to military use although chrome may have continued to be an option.
I would use whatever pleases you.
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Found the flyer on the BMW archive site.
Hand written on the 1st page is 1938.
But on the 3rd to last page bottom right it shows 1937.
Looks like by mid 37 they were starting to phase out the chrome as Germany geared up for the war.
Although for a price I would guess you still could get chrome.
My R6 came off the assembly in late December of 37, so "Black" it is.
Thank you for the heads up.
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I agree that the r5 from 37 had black muffler because off the war, but in they end it's all about taste.
I like the black mufflers and also al black rims, so i decided to do that on my early r5 aswell i nice looking lugauer tank.