Belly pan


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billbob
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Belly pan

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What brand of belly pan do you use and why?


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Mine is the Vented Belly Pan by Show Chrome. Got it from Wingstuff. Good middle of the road product and wanted to protect my antifreeze reservoir. Don't really think all the gizmos and gimcraks are really needed but this one I did see as a reasonable one for lower end protection. YMMV
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I can't remember the make of mine, it is vented, but the reason I mention it, is the front of the pan detaches by turning two 1/4 turn locking pins, this allows me access to the oil filter without having to remove the entire pan. Just something to consider if you buy a pan protector!! Consider how difficult the pan protector will make oil filter access when you have to service the engine.

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Mine is a Tulsa Belly Pan. I don't know if they are still in business. It is all aluminum and also in two pieces. The front portion is easily removed with the two screws and grants you total access to the oil filter and oil drain plug. It is not vented.
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Re: Belly pan

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Finally got a Show Chrome belly pan,like the idea a little protection on the bottom.
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Got mine from Cyclemax, on order for the 1800, but have been running one on the 1500 for the past 3 years. Only takes on piece of debris or rock to mess up an expensive aluminum engine block. For a few bucks, the belly pan is great insurance IMHO!
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I have also the Vented Belly Pan from Show Chrome
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Re: Belly pan

Post by Wingsconsin »

I purchased the cheaper one at CycleMax - No vents - just screw holding it together.
I primed it and painted it black for underneath my bike.
I DID loose a screw somewhere - but get new ones and all is well
3 screws extra to change the oil --
Some say the vented one will allow cooling air flow- but the bike is liquid cooled and the engine remains at that temp all the time.


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