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The louvered belly-pan I ordered arrived yesterday. I'm checking the forecast for a day when the temperature will be under 100 degrees to install it. I'm thinking maybe September. Any tips on installation would be appreciated.
 

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I don't know about an 1800 Will, but the 1500 was pretty simple to do. The only thing that I opted to do was because I had the 2 piece one the screws that held the front section on I put a little Blue locktite on so they wouldn't fall out. Then when I changed oil I would just clean the screw & locktite again.
 

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I put one on my bike and it took about 20 mins. Take your time and be careful that thing is razor sharp.
 

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Post the web site , or picture, of the one you have purchased . There are a few different styles that all serve the same purpose but have slightly different mounting aspects.
 

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I purchased the Performance Stainless Belly Pan with oversized fasteners. Here are some pics.
That's the nice one. I have the non-louvered aircraft aluminum and it is pliable and liberally notched to facilitate installation. You need to wear protective glove with yours as others have noted.
 

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I like the idea of a bellypan but I fear I will just destroy it!
 

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Installed the belly pan this afternoon--it was quick and easy. I took the advice of wearing a pair of gloves and was glad I did--that puppy is sharp on the edges!
 

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Installed the belly pan this afternoon--it was quick and easy. I took the advice of wearing a pair of gloves and was glad I did--that puppy is sharp on the edges!
Told you so... That's the one I purchased and installed on my bike...:)
 

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I have one too, but I had it installed before I picked up the bike. Now that I've installed several items myself, I'm sure I could have done that one too. Oh well - I saved paying 3-4 hours of labor, so far, by adding goodies myself.
 

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the belly pan makes for a lot of heat on your legs/feet--any thoughts on that?
I had a belly pan on my 98 GL1500 and have one on my 1800 and have not found any significant difference in heat from the engine or engine temp on the gauge.
 

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I agree with Two Wheel on this, never knew of any difference.
 

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Mine's been on the shelf since I did the exhaust change. Had just too much grief getting the dang bolts, holes and acorn nuts to line up. I'll put it back on when I change the oil again, stuff like trees limbs and road debris are far too common hazards around here I'm noticing.
 
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