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TWOWHEELCOWBOY
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Macgyver Belly Pan

Post by TWOWHEELCOWBOY » Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:34 am



Hi All, I finally bought a Macgyver Belly Pan. I hope this will help others with install. First I've read that others have had the front section Fall Off (Of course while on a Trip). So I did away with the screws it came with and used Cap Screws I also drilled and safety wired them. The screws thread into Steel spring clips which will rust over time, so I coated the threads with Never Seez. Next the hole for the hoses the hang through comes razor sharp, so I used a rubber grommet to protect the hoses. Ok on to the install, I installed the Left side as per instructions. I use a small scissor jack and a piece of wood to assist in pushing the pan up, repeated the same thing on the Right side. I can't stress enough in the importance of the small jack, without that it would be next to impossible to get it to engage safely under the cowling. In the end after looking real good with bright light and mirror, it's on, but not all the way do to the pan ends up against the Exhaust and will not go on further. Kind of makes one nervous that this could come off. Also it came with 4 scratches as other have posted, looks to me its from some kind of tool they use to hold it as the scratches were uniform. All and all it does protect the enging, oil filter, and coolest tank. But for the money they charge, it could be manufactured a lot better and safer.












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Re: Macgyver Belly Pan

Post by Hoosier Jack » Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:24 pm

Ok, what is a Macgyver Belly Pan?

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Re: Macgyver Belly Pan

Post by TWOWHEELCOWBOY » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:57 am

Sorry I took it for granted that the readers knew. It a sheet of metal that bolts to the bottom of the engine section of a gold wing that hopefully protects the engine, oil filter, and mostly the coolant reserve tank.
Hope this helps.
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Hoosier Jack
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Re: Macgyver Belly Pan

Post by Hoosier Jack » Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:38 am

It does and I figured that was the idea. Do you have a picture of installed?

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Re: Macgyver Belly Pan

Post by Mag » Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:44 am

Using the diamond plate, that would look pretty cool. I would like to see, too.

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Re: Macgyver Belly Pan

Post by MikeB » Sun Sep 03, 2017 1:21 pm

View the McGyver Belly Pan on YouTube by Cruiserman Garage.




Or read the Cruiserman Garage Blog.
http://blog.cruisemansgarage.com/2013/1 ... y-pan.html

Personally, I see no reason to change what I already have installed.
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Re: Macgyver Belly Pan

Post by harvey01 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:15 am

An alternative to the MacGyver Pan is the Tulsa Belly Pan. It is made of aluminum and comes in two pieces. I have had the same one on my GL1800 for 120,000 miles with no problems. Installation was easy--loosen a couple bolts, slide the back section in place, retighten the bolts, install the front section which is held in place with two screw type fasteners. Easy on, easy off for oil changes.

See: http://www.hellotrade.com/all-american- ... y-pan.html


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