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Old 04-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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Keihan Mufflers

Hi everyone. I'm trying to sort out what I need to install a set of these mufflers on my bike (1976 R90/6). Unfortunately there's a pretty big lag in response time between the UK and Illinois when talking via email.

I was hoping someone here might be able to give a more timely response. I inquired about pricing for a set of Stainless stock type mufflers. The price was right, but then he said "mounting brackets" and "muffler clamps" are extra. I don't recall any mounting brackets when I removed my mufflers. I'm wondering if these have some sort of different mounting system. It's my understanding that they are stock appearing, so I expect that I should have everyting I need to install them given that I have my old clamps and whatnot. I'm just trying to clarify what I need so I only have pay shipping once and get them ASAP.


Has anyone here installed them? Do they mount differently? The ones that I took off had welded brackets that bolted in to a threaded frame arm on the bike. This will be my third set of mufflers since I bought the bike and I'm looking for something that won't rust out in a couple of years like the cheapos did.

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Old 04-12-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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The Keihan's for my 81 R100RT required the bolt on L-brackets and muffler clamps. The stock BMW mufflers had bolt on brackets.

Different bike but sounds similar.

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Old 04-12-2013, 02:05 PM   #3
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All of the /6 style OEM mufflers I've seen have bolt on brackets and clamps that slip over the silencers.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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Why not download skype and give them a ring!? Questions sorted in a few seconds.
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Old 04-12-2013, 02:44 PM   #5
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Yeah, I know about the clamps. That's standard issue muffler to exhaust pipe stuff. I think what threw me was that the aftermarket mufflers (I assume emgo given what I paid for them) have welded on tabs; as did the ones that I took off. I have since looked at the microfiche for my bike and realized that factory mufflers used a seperate "L" bracket. So presuambly the mufflers that were on the bike when I bought it were aftermarket too and the brackets are long gone.

Thanks for the input. It's clear to me now what the guy at Keihan was talking about and what I need. They make every effort to say that their stuff is dimensionally similar to stock (but in stainless), so given that fact, a bracket is required.

By the way, if any one is interested, it is part number:
18 21 1 233 033
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Why not download skype and give them a ring!? Questions sorted in a few seconds.
Beryl does Skype?
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Not sure.... but when you download it you tend to get about 3 minutes of free talk time.
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:34 AM   #8
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Keihans should outlast you and in my experiance have fitted perfectly, these are the one type of mufflers that you can safely buy second hand.
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Keihans should outlast you and in my experiance have fitted perfectly, these are the one type of mufflers that you can safely buy second hand.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:59 PM   #10
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Yeah, I think there's no question that I will buy them. It's just that given the distance, I want to make sure I get what I need the first time around

I did consider cheaping out on set of macs. But I figure I'll just have to buy another set in a few years and I'm lazier than I am cheap
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