Got trigger happy.
One last IMPORTANT to add to my original review; take a good file and 30 minutes to remove the sharp edges. Since doing that, I can take my belly pan on and off bare handed.
I've had mine for several years. It does help with the crosswinds. The best features of this belly pan are:
1. It keeps the bottom clean!!!!!!!!!!!
2. The front detachment plate makes oil changes easy. I did put a couple of plastic bumpers on the front lip to protect the cowling.
3. It has protected the bottom of my Wing. I've had to straighten out some of the louvers. There are more scratches and dings on it than you can stick a shake at.
4. After taking it on and off a few times, the initial installation quirks are old hand.
Watch out for the sharp edges. Finally, I haven't noticed any access heat on my feet.
This is an excellent well manufactured product that installs fairly easily. There was a little bending and shaping to get it over the bolts that hold down the faring, and you need to watch out for those faring retention bolts as they will move (they are supported by a fairly flimsy meta tab) if you bang on them trying to get this into position. The two big things when installing this are 1.) It comes covered in white plastic, remove the plastic before starting (as stated in directions) and most of all 2.) WEAR GLOVES!! I cut my hands several time without even knowing it, the edges of this thing are razor sharp. All in all great product; fun easy project. Took about 30 min to install. Provides excellent protection for the undercarriage while venting heat. 5 stars.
I have searched for this item for the F6B and it showed it and purchased it, to my surprise it did not fit. i have 11 Harley Davidson's and this is my first Honda. I am happy with the F6B but not happy with the accessory available.this part is good for the right bike but not for the F6B. hens the one star is for the site not for the part.
I like it! the highway I ride to work on almost always has a cross wind (open fields on both sides) the wing didn't have much problem with the wind but some of the gust let you know it was there... I don't know why but after I installed this belly pan the side drift was lessoned even in a gust. oil and filter change is still a snap. I have bottomed out the pan and the stainless steel shows some scratches but lives on undamaged.. one of the first things I'll be putting on my next wing as well
This belly pan is a must have. It is the only belly pan I would recommend to anyone to buy for their 1800 Wing. It is stainless steel not weak aluminum and the front section is the easiest to detach it has dzuz fasteners not screws to loose.
This item was easy to install. I can definitely see how it will protect all the fragile things on the bottom of the bike. This is something Honda should have on from the factory. Definitely a peace of mind especially on those dirt roads.
Once installed, I think this belly pan both functions well and looks good but the installation was difficult. Had a hard time getting the second side over the studs along with starting the nuts after damaging the threads a bit. Ended up using a 2x6" board as a lever getting it past the bolts and probably will cut it lengthwise if I have to remove it. Also, but not as difficult, spent some time bending the front section to match up with the main part of the pan. If the installation was easy, I would have given it five stars.
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