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post #1 of 19 Old 02-13-2012, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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$320+ for a belly pan...seriously??!!

I'm not understanding this! Are there just not a lot of 919s so the cost to produce is high? For $320, I'll fiberglass my own shit! I just want it for looks, but I guess I should look for a used one, egh??

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pretty typical for plastics / fairings... especially one off limited runs for not as popular bikes.

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Yeah, I guess. I'm kinda a cheap ass though...Think I'll give it a go. If I get the general shape and integrity, I'll bet my next door neighbor (a body guy) could smooth it out with a little mud for paint.

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jonny, keep an eye on ebay, they pop up from time to time

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You could always put a WTB ad on the classifieds section and bump it every once in awhile. The last member who bought a belly pan from the forum did it that way and he got a response in a matter of days... you never know when someone just has one collecting dust

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There is a generic model that pops up on eBay if you do a search for Honda 919. Nice shape etc and a third of that price.

Ironically a belly pan for the 9er is one thing I can get in New Zealand for a good price!

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There is a generic model that pops up on eBay if you do a search for Honda 919. Nice shape etc and a third of that price.

Ironically a belly pan for the 9er is one thing I can get in New Zealand for a good price!
...and what would shipping to Idaho, USA, be?

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...and what would shipping to Idaho, USA, be?
Hmmm, pretty evil I'd guess. Then again it may be work checking ........ I might get a weight, box size.

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i dont understand the cost either. mine came with one, but the previous owner broke a piece of it to accommodate for the center stand, then riveted (poorly) it back in place. I keep saying I am going to fix it. Probably not til I get my new paint job, I have 3 types of flat back with that pan on, so it stays in the garage.

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My mistake...the Gimble I like is $380! (top one: http://www.whaccessories.com/Honda919Accessories.htm )
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Ridiculous isn't it! And add the fact that no-one ever made a belly pan to work with crash bars or a center stand.....although if someone did I'm sure it'd be way out of my price range anyway...lol. I've got some good ideas....like using the crash bars as a mounting point for the belly pan....wish I knew someone close who had at least a little experience doing fiberglass, I'd love to get something made up!





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I seem to remember needing to have a belly pan on my race bike that could hold 5qts of fluid in order to race. Surely someone races these bikes and has need of a pan that a racing sanctioning body would approve. THAT kind of belly pan I could see warranting some scratch, but more than $150 for an unpainted glorified fiberglass bowl...I don't get.

We need a fiberglass guru to give these over-charging sellers a little competition!

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That's the very same one I want, only I would have to modify it a bit to fit my 900rr header setup.

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Man do a search

Ebay - US$50- $70 plus $25 shipping will get you a belly pan ready to paint - you'll need a mounting kit or adapt your own but the seller has these too.

Search for 'Hornet belly pan'
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Man do a search

Ebay - US$50- $70 plus $25 shipping will get you a belly pan ready to paint - you'll need a mounting kit or adapt your own but the seller has these too.

Search for 'Hornet belly pan'
But that one's UGLY, lol. Wonder if it would fit 900rr headers.

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But that one's UGLY, lol. Wonder if it would fit 900rr headers.
Picture it painted black (fastest colour ) and add some fine gold or silver mesh behind the front holes. Snappy.

Couple more designs on the Bay under $75
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Picture it painted black (fastest colour ) and add some fine gold or silver mesh behind the front holes. Snappy.

Couple more designs on the Bay under $75
I always searched 919 belly pan. Will an '05 CB900 pan work on an '07 919 with 900RR exhaust?(exhaust is next project)
That top one is not bad...

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Picture it painted black (fastest colour ) and add some fine gold or silver mesh behind the front holes. Snappy.

Couple more designs on the Bay under $75
No, the top one looks too much like Jaws got lost in the desert (10 years later).

I don't like the holes - I've seen bikes that had lights mounted in there. Nuh uh, no thanks, lol...

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With a 900rr header - I'd say yes it will fit but you may need to do a 'adjustment' at the mid-pipe end on the pans that extend near the rear of the engine.

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