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I'm thinking of buying a bellypan for my 1800, not for crosswing protection but for protecting the coolant tank and also keeping muck off the engine generally. I'm wondering if a bellypan makes the 1800 engine run hotter than with none fitted. Had the ecm replaced and the other OH checks carried out already, bike has not overheated while I've had it and the previous owner said he had no OH either.
 
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I'm thinking of buying a bellypan for my 1800, for protecting the coolant tank and also keeping muck off the engine generally. I'm wondering if a bellypan makes the 1800 engine run hotter than with none fitted.
Hey Reddy, :coollep:I have the Tulsa Belly Pan fitted almost two yrs on my :18red:There is certainly no problem with the temp on her. :clapper:I have tried on a few occasions by riding slowly (15/20mph) on the hard shoulder for long periods during the warmer days of summer and i cant get that bloody temp hand to move. :crying:The amount of crap that it collects from the road is unreal and the amount of protection it provides to all the bits down there, :whip: it is a must buy item. :grinner:It also provides a certain amount of cross wind protection and wind protectionwhen meetinghuge trucks. When changing the oil, only the front part of the pan is required to be taken off. :jumper:The price is $49.50 with Sam at http://www.wingtoys.com/ in Texas, or you can ring him at 0017138490422 dont forget they are about six hours behind Irish time.

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I have one and can't say I notice any difference at all. The needle stays at the same points as it did before I fitted the pan and I haven't given it a second thought since.
 
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I have one and can't say I notice any difference at all. The needle stays at the same points as it did before I fitted the pan and I haven't given it a second thought since.
Hey Grouchomax,:cheeky1:You must be riding your:18blue:eek:n carpets. :gunhead: Have a look at the base of the Pan and tell me that there is no crap down there, :crying: if there is not, :grinner:im moving to where you live. :leprechaun:This pan is a must on the :18red: Why Honda does notfit the pan as standard still puzzles me. :?

Just think the damage that could be done down there by the front wheel kicking up a nice lump of grit without a Pan to protect it. :baffled:I told Reddy in my post that it does'nt affect the Temp of the :18red::clapper:

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Oh the bottom collects some crap and muck all right Redwing. I was referring to the temp gauge, that stays the same as it did before I fitted the pan.
 
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Oh the bottom collects some crap and muck all right Redwing. I was referring to the temp gauge, that stays the same as it did before I fitted the pan.
Ditto. :clapper:

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I am considering one for my bike,(when I get it) I have read somewhere(not sure where) that the channels that are on the bottom of the engine are to assist in the cooling of the oil, like the cooling fins on a air cooled engine. I just have a few questions. Does this make sense? If it is true, would the belly pan affect the cooling properties of these channels? And with the new de-sensitized temp gage that the ECM update has produced, would a rise in the oil temp not register on the gage?
 

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Those fins are only strengthening ribs, water cooled engines don't need cooling fins so they are only cosmetic or give strength to the casings. They won't make any difference to cooling. Don't forget that air still gets through the folds in the corner of the bellypan anyway.
 
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Now we have an ordinary "Member"advising a "Guru" how it is done. :clapper:Well done 03Silver :grinner: but thats not allowed. :gunhead:

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Redwing. wrote:
Now we have an ordinary "Member"advising a "Guru" how it is done. :clapper:Well done 03Silver :grinner: but thats not allowed. :gunhead:

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The mark of a good Guru is when he knows the limits of his Guruishness,:cool:(Now there's a word I betwont be inthe spell check)as is not afraid to ask someone whom may know more. Seeing asI don't yet own an 1800 I am not to proud to acquiesce to someonewith more experience with the 1800, and there by expand my own knowledge base. It is but one of many steps to enlightenment. :waving::waving:
 
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Ok Goldwinger you are forgiven this time. :clapper:

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Warning!! Very Old joke.

Hey Redwing, do you know how to tell the snowwomen from the snowmen??:snowman::snowman::santahat::santawaving:
 

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Tulsa bellypan fitted since new. No problems overheating and very clean the bottom of engine stays.
 

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Something to do with snowBAlls, I'll bet...:D

Sorry, couldn't resist jumping in.
 

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the general opinion here and what I've found searching other Wing boards is that there shouldn't be any problems. New bellypan is on the way.
 
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what I've found searching other wing boards is that there shouldn't be any problems. New bellypan is on the way.

Hey Reddy, Ahem ! ! ! :gunhead: So you didn't take our word for it :crying:you had to search other boards :jumper:Ok your forgiven this time. :grinner:Good purchase. :clapper:

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You won't have any problems with it Reddy, especially as it never gets really hot over here anyway. Sure isn't it worth getting the pan just to keep the engine clean!
 

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I've got one on order. Has to be well worth the few dollars simply because it protects the coolant bottle from debris. I've heard of a number of bottles being cracked by stones and dumping coolant on the floor.
 
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