Slotting the Belly Pan - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old Feb 29th, 2012, 11:37 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Posts: 218
Slotting the Belly Pan

So I took off all of the lower fairing bits in preparation for the installation of a Termi full system, and as so many of you know from personal experience, I had to remove the center stand in order to remove the belly pan, because the center stand interferes with access to the rearmost fastners for the belly pan.

I decided to modify the belly pan so that I will never again need to remove the center stand in order to remove the pan. It's a very simple proedure--I used a Dremel with a cutoff wheel, but a hacksaw would work just as well. Then I cleaned things up with a file and finished with a fine grit sandpaper to make sure that nothing would tear the grommets.

The two aft bolts are now locktited in place with their grommets. To remove the pan, I undo the two forward fasteners, tilt it down about 20 degrees, and pull forward. It then pops right off. To install, reverse the order. Note that it can be helpful to place a bit of silicone lube (or even WD40, though I think the rubber grommet will like the silicone much better) on the slot so that it does not grab on the grommet as you slide it in place.

The fit is just as solid as it was before, but now removing the pan is a 1 minute job.

Photos are below. Now off to the powder coater to get the stuff shot satin black.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	photo.jpg
Views:	1463
Size:	800.5 KB
ID:	106240   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo[1].jpg
Views:	1291
Size:	859.4 KB
ID:	106241   Click image for larger version

Name:	photo[2].jpg
Views:	2900
Size:	816.8 KB
ID:	106242  
tzoykas and Sandmonkee like this.

2011 Multistrada 1200S Touring
2009 HD XR1200(X)
2001 HD Dyna FXD(X)
kglesq is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old Feb 29th, 2012, 11:46 am
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Kaysville, UT, USA
Posts: 530
Looks good! I think I may try that I'm getting tired of taking off the center stand.

2010 Ducati Multistrada 1200 S
djgarrett21 is offline  
Old Feb 29th, 2012, 12:50 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Posts: 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by djgarrett21 View Post
Looks good! I think I may try that I'm getting tired of taking off the center stand.
Thanks! It really is a very easy and straightforward mod that serves to make the bike substantially easier to perform routine maintenance on.

Given the bolt in the center of the pan that ties it to the bottom of the motor, there is almost no load on the rear mounting points. As such, there is no concern about strength with the slots opened up. Those mount points are doing nothing more than locating the rear of the pan, and they still serve that purpose as effectively as before.

2011 Multistrada 1200S Touring
2009 HD XR1200(X)
2001 HD Dyna FXD(X)
kglesq is offline  
 
Old Feb 29th, 2012, 2:37 pm
Senior Member
 
Dr. Greg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Posts: 379
Wow! Great idea...

Wow, what a great idea! Why didn't I think of that? Thanks!

--Doc
Dr. Greg is offline  
Old Feb 29th, 2012, 4:35 pm
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: West Chester, OH, USA
Posts: 404
Great idea! I just wanted to clarify- the slots slide into the grommets, so the bolts holding the centerstand don't have to be loosened to remove the bellypan? Did you torque the bolts to the same spec as before? What locktite did you use (blue or red?)

Dave

drdave39-2010 Multistrada 1200S Touring: Lowered, heavier springs, Ohlins SCU, Tuneboy-ed, 43 tooth rear, M50 Monoblocks. 2018 KTM 690 Duke- my mini-Multi!
drdave39 is offline  
Old Mar 1st, 2012, 6:03 am
Senior Member
 
les96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Posts: 177
Good to also drill a few holes in the bottom of the belly pan to drain any oil you spill when doing a filter change. Otherwise you get a puddle you don't notice until you ride off and wonder why the belly pan is seeping used oil

Two many to list... now only
2010 Monster 696
2010 Multistrada 1200
2014 BMW S1000R
les96 is offline  
Old Mar 1st, 2012, 6:07 am
Prolific Poster Award
 
MTScott2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: petrolia, ontario, canada
Posts: 12,100
Images: 5
Just don't drill up thru into the engine case!!!
That is just too simple of an Idea ,I'm going to check it out!!!

Bad decisions make for good stories
Take my Advice, I don't use it.
2011 Red Multistrada S Touring
MTScott2 is offline  
Old Mar 1st, 2012, 6:51 am
Senior Member
 
CamDLux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Leesburg, VA, USA
Posts: 217
Great idea. Thanks for sharing!
CamDLux is offline  
Old Mar 2nd, 2012, 1:03 am Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Posts: 218
Quote:
Originally Posted by drdave39 View Post
Great idea! I just wanted to clarify- the slots slide into the grommets, so the bolts holding the centerstand don't have to be loosened to remove the bellypan? Did you torque the bolts to the same spec as before? What locktite did you use (blue or red?)

Dave
Thanks Dave.

Yes, the slots on the pan slide into the slots in the grommets, and thus the center stand no longer needs to come off to remove the pan.

As to the bolts on which the grommets sit, they have a stepped shoulder, so they will not go in far enough to distort the grommet. I just put them in snug, with blue locktite to prevent them from backing out. I'll note that even of they did loosen, they could not back out very far as they would run into the center stand.

2011 Multistrada 1200S Touring
2009 HD XR1200(X)
2001 HD Dyna FXD(X)
kglesq is offline  
Old Mar 4th, 2013, 8:02 pm
Member
 
TB1098S's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 32
Garage
Did mine tonight, took little more than a half hour, if that. Great mod, thanks for posting to the board!

2012 Multistrada ST
2008 1098S For Sale
2007 H-D Softail Deluxe
TB1098S is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
 

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Thread Tools



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CF Belly Pan MrSweden Multistrada 36 Apr 6th, 2011 9:46 pm
belly pan? EIGHTfortyEIGHT Monster 1 Nov 10th, 2010 2:12 am
Belly pan super dooper Superbikes 8 Apr 6th, 2009 11:17 am
Belly/oil pan for 748 WoodenDuc Superbikes 6 Apr 18th, 2007 1:15 pm
Wtb Belly pan asshat Monster 1 Dec 22nd, 2006 8:10 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome