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post #1 of 38 Old 02-27-2009, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
 
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Belly Pan : Functional or Aesthetic

Hi All,

I really like the look of a belly pan on the 919.
Do they really serve a purpose or is it for aesthetic's?

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post #2 of 38 Old 02-27-2009, 02:09 PM
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Mine makes the bike look better imho.The only other thing it does is it makes it hard to clean the front of the motor.

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Rocket exhaust ports on the 1956 Buick Roadmaster: same thing.


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Belly pans are needed for track days. You need a way to catch fluids in case of engine failure or malfunction.

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Belly pans are needed for track days. You need a way to catch fluids in case of engine failure or malfunction.
Aesthetics only for the 919/Hornet 900.

As zookmor states, the real purpose for REAL pans (hence the name "pan") is to catch fluids for track use. Bucky's pan is for REAL, shade tree made. Nothing like causing other riders' bikes, or even your own, to slide from underneath because of fluids dripping from your bike.

Street belly pans add that element of sportiness. I chose a Pyramid belly pan for the sole purpose of design aesthetics. . .I wanted something to visually fill the void, when the bike is viewed from the side, between the OEM headers and the engine case. I would call Pyramid's design more like "lower side panels". It doesn't even hide the lower portion of the headers. In addition to filling the void, it adds to the visual weight to the front of the bike for a raked/aggressive look. Plus the Pyramid flows with the angles of the tank/side panels/rear cowl/exhaust. . .again for that aggressive raked look. ---All for aesthetics. Reference the KTM Super Duke and the Ducati Streetfighter.


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Rocket exhaust ports on the 1956 Buick Roadmaster: same thing.

Change that to half the cars running the streets around the South!!

My parents were dyed in the wool Buick buyers, I cut my teeth on the ports!

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brockerecord,

Those were great cars.

Funny: at the same time GM was selling Buick Roadmasters with the rocket ports, it was selling Oldsmobiles named Rocket 88s without the rocket ports.

Our neighbors had the Buick, and we kids thought it was cool. My own Dad liked Studebakers.

This was kind of long ago...

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Totally aesthetics on the 919 as every belly pan I have seen manufactured for it did not actually have a sealed bottom to capture fluids.

While I liked the looks of the belly pan on my 919 I hated the fact that I still had to remove it to change the oil (to gain access to the drain bolt & filter) and eventually just removed it. Once it was gone I truly appreciated the ease of maintenance...




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Personally I really like the look of the 919 with any of the belly pans. It just gives it a little more modern sportbike look rather that the classic Harley or old school motorbike look.

I used a one inch hole saw and cut a hole in the bottom of my belly pan to get to the drain plug. No maintenance problems here!

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that is the bellypan i was thinking about, looks good. no problems with it? bolts right up?

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that is the bellypan i was thinking about, looks good. no problems with it? bolts right up?
No problems at all, although it's a little tough to get your hands up inside there to bolt it up in the beginning. But I've never taken it off since the first time I put it on.

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where is your belly pan from?
Was is it easy to install?


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Yeah, cover up the nakedness of the 919 w/ more plastic, way to go, chuckleheads.

Best looking bellypan ever made for the 919 imho, RoadRacing's. Try and find one, I dare ya.

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Lord Duckhunter

where is your belly pan from?
Was is it easy to install?


9ninteen what a beautiful machine you have!

I'll answer for LDH. . .

The belly pan is an MBD. You can find one at:
http://www.whaccessories.com/Honda919Accessories.htm

And it's a simple install. For pics and a how-to, check out LDH's site:
http://919.org/

LDH, did I miss anything?

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No problems at all, although it's a little tough to get your hands up inside there to bolt it up in the beginning. But I've never taken it off since the first time I put it on.
that one on your bike xr is the best looking one i have seen... everytime i see that picture i like your bike more and more...

a+ job on it!!



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I'll answer for LDH. . .

The belly pan is an MBD. You can find one at:
http://www.whaccessories.com/Honda919Accessories.htm

And it's a simple install. For pics and a how-to, check out LDH's site:
http://919.org/

LDH, did I miss anything?

hehe Nope I think that about covers it & thanks

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that is the bellypan i was thinking about, looks good. no problems with it? bolts right up?
Jim's bellypan looks even better in person. I love the way it flows right into the rear hugger. You have to see it in person to really appreciate it!!

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I was thinking of getting that Gimbel bellpan also, but with the Givi windscreen I was thinking it would look out of place and to gaudy so I just ordered the MBD one today and it will take 4-6 weeks for them to get it in then they will priority mail it to me.

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MBD belly pan fits awesome with no modification...and its smaller than the gimbel = easier to clean. lol I also was able to paint it easily and stick green led's inside and they actually stuck... some plastics are harder than others to stick things to i have found...

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Hey XrCajun, Beautiful Bike, but what's that gold thing back near your rear set with the black cap??
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Man, it's been something like forever since I checked back into this forum and scrolled through some posts. Still have her. Probably 16K on the clock and no issues. Only changes not shown in the picture are the rebuilt F4i forks and fender which is still stock silver and needs to be painted. Had the lowers powdercoated black when they were resprung/revalved which were then promptly sandblasted all to heck chasing each other across Eastern Oregon. Just emailed Ermax looking for the stock metric fasteners for the belly pan which over time have been lost and replaced by trusty black zip ties. THat makes this a belly pan post, I guess.

Ride quite a bit in the better weather, but it's broken up by time in the dirt and the SM track on my do it all DRZ, time at the track on the Gix, and the 919. Have been on plenty of rides with buddies over the years and their new (insert sh*t hot bikes here) and while my ego cries out for something fresh (Speed III, KTM Super Duke R, 1000rr, etc) I can't see how any of them would enhance my riding enjoyment the least bit. This bike just fits "me" and I can ride / outride / hang in with any of 'em so that little bit of stealthy pride more than makes up for the lack of trick bits and a marquee brand.

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Hey XRCajun... I really like the look of your 919 - I like the belly pans that sort of look like part of a sportbike fairing.

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I've never really considered a belly pan but all of yours look great! I wonder if anyone makes a carbon fiber one?

And 9nineteen, guess I missed the thread where you changed your headlight from the 599 conversion, very cool!

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I've never really considered a belly pan but all of yours look great! I wonder if anyone makes a carbon fiber one?

And 9nineteen, guess I missed the thread where you changed your headlight from the 599 conversion, very cool!
. . .you know me, I think I'm done modding. Then all of a sudden, I start playing with ideas. . .the latest being the solo seat and the headlight.

I was looking for a CF belly pan as well. None exist. Just as well, the painted pan looks good with the 919's main body components, the tank and the rear cowl. The Pyramid design suited my needs. . .stylized (not too racy), flowing with the 919's raked lines of the tank, side panels, and rear cowl. When I received it, I was surprised to see a (albeit faux) carbon fiber protector in the center section. A nice touch to complement the real CF on my 9er.

I'm done with modding (the 9er, that is. . .).

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Hey XrCajun, Beautiful Bike, but what's that gold thing back near your rear set with the black cap??
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Ohlins shock pre-load adjuster?

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Roktbox your belly pan is the best i've seen (in my opinion of course).
Went to the Ermax website but it's so hard to tell if it is the same as yours.

Do you guys think that the one pictured on Ermax is the same that Roktbox has?? Pic attached
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At least on my Speed Triple, the belly pan is purely cosmetic. In fact, at full lean such as on a track day the belly pan scrapes before the peg sliders. I have since removed mine...



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Roktbox your belly pan is the best i've seen (in my opinion of course).
Went to the Ermax website but it's so hard to tell if it is the same as yours.

Do you guys think that the one pictured on Ermax is the same that Roktbox has?? Pic attached
I think it is the same. I am with you....best looking one out there.

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Hey XrCajun, Beautiful Bike, but what's that gold thing back near your rear set with the black cap??
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That's the hydrolic pre-load adjustment for the Ohlins shock. Sorry it took so long to reply, I just saw this.

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I think it is the same. I am with you....best looking one out there.
Yes, its Ermax and purchased from the UK distributor for what was the time (05) a ridiculous amount of money for a piece of plastic owing to the exchange rate. P/N 81-89078368 for the specific paint code.

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alright then i just ordered!
Let you know results next month.

Thanks Roktbox and all for help

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Bringing this back. Would anybody have a belly pan for sale ? As long as its not cracked it's fine. Not really woried about the paint fit and finish.

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If have to say they would all be trashed or in permanent homes by now. I have seen a couple online though. Been debating this myself for a few months now.

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Personally I really like the look of the 919 with any of the belly pans. It just gives it a little more modern sportbike look rather that the classic Harley or old school motorbike look.

I used a one inch hole saw and cut a hole in the bottom of my belly pan to get to the drain plug. No maintenance problems here!

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