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Speaking of mufflers

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 7:10 pm
by miller6997
If you are thinking of buying Keihan stainless muflers, now may be the time to move ahead. The dollar and the GBP are just about the same. That drastic drop in the pound means that the Keihan mufflers for the R69S, to take one example, can be purchased for under $400 plus shipping. When I bought mine several years ago, the price was double that.

The dollar and the euro are also very close to parity, so parts from Germany will also be favorably priced.

Re: Speaking of mufflers

Posted: Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:19 pm
by Flx48
Great tip for all of us, Jon!
Best-
George

Re: Speaking of mufflers

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2022 12:43 pm
by tboooe
Yeah I will most likely take advantage of the exchange rate and buy Mark Huggett mufflers for my r69s.

Re: Speaking of mufflers

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 6:31 am
by skychs
Thanks for the post. I need a new exhaust for my R69S build. Do you have a link to the dealer selling the pipes?

We were just in Europe last week touring the Dolomites. The dollar and the euro were one for one.

Re: Speaking of mufflers

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 9:55 am
by Flx48
There's always a variety of ebay offers for the Keihan exhaust systems, but I'd go right to the source first, and see what kind of price they can offer for pipes/mufflers/shipping and compare to what others want.
The dealers most likely bought their stock before the BPS dropped, or if they didn't, they'll be buying just like you and adding a markup.

keihan.co.uk
or
info@keihan.co.uk

Same for the Huggett exhaust; go to his site and compare his direct CHF price with the price for them at any of our usual parts suppliers or the BMW dealers here.

For myself, I'd certainly be going for the SS system; from experience the stock mufflers didn't last worth a damn here in the temperate jungle of New England, while one of the SS systems I've had in use since the mid '70s, and the other I've only had about 15 years, so the jury is still out.
Unless Mark has altered the stock design (and/or materials) enough to no longer rust from the inside out.
Best-
George

Re: Speaking of mufflers

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:23 am
by tboooe
Seems like Bob's BMW sells the Keihan mufflers. Not sure who in the US sells the Huggett ones though. Perhaps Max BMW since they purchased Benchmark's inventory?

Re: Speaking of mufflers

Posted: Thu Sep 29, 2022 10:31 am
by Slash2
I recently took advantage of this opportunity and ordered (2) complete sets of stainless exhaust systems from Keihan UK directly. Even after shipping and import duties to the USA they came in at under $1000 per set which included headers, crossover, all clamps, hardware and of course the silencers. I’ve got (2) R69S projects that will need systems and even though I’m not yet ready to install them, I’m glad they’re on the shelf at what I consider to be a good value.

I have another R69US which has been running a Keihan stainless system for 20+ years and it still looks new.