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I consider the belly pan a must have if you do serious miles on any of the Goldwing bikes. The new Valkyrie is no different, and we are in luck the belly pans line up and fit perfectly on our bike.

For those who aren't aware, the coolant reservoir is exposed to the road on the bottom of the bike, along with the engine and oil filter. A lot of Goldwing riders have reported rocks damaging, and in some cases puncturing the oil filter and the coolant reservoir. Either will leave you stranded.

Pictured is the Show Crome brand black belly pan. Takes about 10 minutes to install.
 

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I think it depends a bit on where you plan to go riding, but it never hurts to have an extra bit of protection in the bike. Did you have that panel left over from a bike you own, or did you buy it specifically for the F6C? Glad to hear its easy to install. If I start to get worried about rogue rocks flying up, then I'll definitely invest in one.
 

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I think it depends a bit on where you plan to go riding, but it never hurts to have an extra bit of protection in the bike. Did you have that panel left over from a bike you own, or did you buy it specifically for the F6C? Glad to hear its easy to install. If I start to get worried about rogue rocks flying up, then I'll definitely invest in one.
Nope I bought it without knowing it would fit! Although I was about 99 percent sure it would.

The Show Crome belly pan is only 50 bucks and is cheap insurance.
 

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I am interested in the belly pan for 2014 Valkyrie. Does the pan inhibit the installation of a center stand?

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Brad
 

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Just ordered a belly pan for my 14 from ebay.
Should arrive Friday.
I'll post installation results when finished. Install will follow 1st oil/filter change.
 

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In the 100+ thousand miles I've put on all my GoldWings (6 of them) I've been fortunate to never have any damage there. I've heard of the engine running a bit warmer with the bellypan, any truth to that? Seems like cheap insurance though...
 

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Belly pan came in super fast from Ebay seller.
Oil and filter change completed without any problems.
2-pc Show Chrome mat black pan mounted easily, maybe 10 min max.
The pan covers all vulnerable parts on the bottom side of the motor.
A inexpensive piece of insurance.
 

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Just viewed a post on the F6B site, group went for a ride through the desert and a couple of then couldn't avoid a couple pieces of wood in the road. Most came through no issues, one bounds a piece of wood and jammed a piece into his coolant reservoir. They were able to put a temp patch on it to get him home. So I've ordered one off Bike Bandit Show Chrome in Black $53.99
spend $99 free shipping so I added a pair of Joe rocket Goldwing Skyline mesh gloves for the wife and I. $40.95 each
 

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I ride a 2012 Goldwing and have owned 3 Goldwings. A belly pan is the first thing I install after buying a bike. I highly recommend them. One rock can take out an oil filter and break it off at the engine casing causing irreparable damage to the engine.
 

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I just received my
Macgyver Diamond Plated Belly Pan for GL1800, F6B and F6C. ;)

Very well made and sturdy. Wingstuff,com $64.99

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I've seen a thread (can't remember on what forum) where somebody mentioned that it was easier to jack up their bike using a belly pan! Are you kidding me?! It's a cover, that's it!
 

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I consider the belly pan a must have if you do serious miles on any of the Goldwing bikes. The new Valkyrie is no different, and we are in luck the belly pans line up and fit perfectly on our bike.

For those who aren't aware, the coolant reservoir is exposed to the road on the bottom of the bike, along with the engine and oil filter. A lot of Goldwing riders have reported rocks damaging, and in some cases puncturing the oil filter and the coolant reservoir. Either will leave you stranded.

Pictured is the Show Crome brand black belly pan. Takes about 10 minutes to install.
thank you for sharing your post, good information. This might save someone.
 
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