PROS CONS of belly pan on the 1800

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PROS CONS of belly pan on the 1800

Post by Paychek » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:19 am

What advantage is there to installing a belly pan on my 1800?

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Re: PROS CONS of belly pan on the 1800

Post by detdrbuzzard » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:38 am

i have one that i haven't installed on my 1500 wing.some say it made their bike more stable and others complain about the belly pan
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Re: PROS CONS of belly pan on the 1800

Post by cbx4evr » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:51 am

On the 1800 it offers protection for the coolant reservoir bottle. Some folks have had rocks and sticks go through them.

I've got one on my 1500 and when I look at the dents and road guck that is on it I'm happy it's the pan and not the bike getting the abuse. My only issue with it is when you remove the oil filter it can run down on the pan. I make a little cardboard ramp to divert the oil into the drain pan.
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Re: PROS CONS of belly pan on the 1800

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:00 pm

I can't report from personal experience, but I have read that 1800 owners with the pan, aside from having the coolant reservoir protected, adds to stability in windy conditions where the wind is coming from the side, or when passing large trucks.

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Re: PROS CONS of belly pan on the 1800

Post by nsjoe » Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:14 am

I haven't noticed any increased stability, but looking at the dents in the pan,it definitely takes all the abuse. I have the 2 piece pan. Removing the front takes about 30 seconds, and no oil hits the pan. Some say to get the vented pan to allow for proper cooling. I haven't had an issue without vents.
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Re: PROS CONS of belly pan on the 1800

Post by kerrsys » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:20 am

You need a belly pan!! If you spring a leak...You get a tow.

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