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    Powerbronze belly pan fitment check

    I fitted my new Powerbronze belly pan to my Bros today and the fit is... terrible. It's almost as if it's for the wrong bike! As far as I can see I've fitted the brackets correctly (at least they are in the same positions as the pics in the instructions) but if you look at my pictures you can see that the L/H side of the belly pan is nowhere near where it should be. The problem is that the right side doesn't look too far off and there's nothing I can do to make the left side fit better without the right side then touching the exhaust. I've got standard headers too.

    If you have a Powerbronze belly pan like this one (it's called Kit 35, pt. no. 320-H102) can you add a photo of the left-hand side of your bike please? I can't find a picture of the belly pan fitted from the left-hand side.

    I hope I've missed something obvious!
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    Yes, that looks bad. You need to lower the front. Aim for following the front header and the alternator cover, you might have to make new brackets..

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        #4
        Thanks Jan! Now that you mention it, lowering the front would give the correct fit and better clearance from the headers. What I don't get is that this kit is designed for the Bros as well as it's sister models with the same engine so I really don't understand why the brackets would put the belly pan in such a bad position. I shouldn't have to make new brackets, if anything Powerbronze should make them for me!

        I'm thinking now that perhaps one or two of the fitting photos are actually incorrect... I can almost see that if one of the brackets at the front were flipped (if there is the space) and the other one adjusted to suit, it might just work. it's 11pm Sunday night... I'm just popping into the shed!

        EDIT 11.35pm... not having much luck. Three of the mounting points might just work but even if I had a bracket for the fourth mount, it looks like the ground clearance is down to next-to-nothing.

        I'll be dropping Powerbronze an email with photos to see what they have to say but I will have to leave this for a couple of days now. as I working away Mon/Tues.
        Last edited by RikkyTang!; 04-10-2022, 05:32 PM.

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          #5
          I’m interested to know their response as I was just about to press the button on one

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            #6
            Originally Posted by Zanderk View Post
            I’m interested to know their response as I was just about to press the button on one
            Rather than contact Powerbronze I thought it would be better to contact the ebay seller first ("STP-race-products" - it is a new item though). The seller said that they would contact Powerbronze anyway so hopefully before too long I will be able to give an update on the situation.

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              #7
              I used to have one of these on my Bros. It should fit neatly with the brackets as supplied.

              In the OPs picture of the bracket underneath is definitely wrong. I can't remember the specific of mine now (it was 2005), but the pics show how it should look with the standard brackets on.

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                #8
                Originally Posted by DrPMC View Post
                I used to have one of these on my Bros. It should fit neatly with the brackets as supplied.

                In the OPs picture of the bracket underneath is definitely wrong.

                Thanks for the photos - it's certainly starting to look like there is something wrong with my brackets somewhere along the line.

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                  #9
                  I don’t know if it helps but here is a photo of mine with the bracket in place. Looking at the piece of fibreglass wrap on the bracket, I can see it was pressed against the exhaust pipe.

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by DrPMC View Post
                    I don’t know if it helps but here is a photo of mine with the bracket in place. Looking at the piece of fibreglass wrap on the bracket, I can see it was pressed against the exhaust pipe
                    Thanks for the pic - does your bike have standard headers? I don't think the lower bracket can easily touch the exhaust on my bike, if the front brackets are in position too.

                    but it does look a bit like your bracket is straighter than mine - as supplied, mine has a kink in it

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                      #11
                      What a strange name for a belly pan...


                      Just sayin.
                      Don't spend money and buy, spend time and learn.

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by RikkyTang! View Post

                        Thanks for the pic - does your bike have standard headers? I don't think the lower bracket can easily touch the exhaust on my bike, if the front brackets are in position too.

                        but it does look a bit like your bracket is straighter than mine - as supplied, mine has a kink in it
                        Yes, standard headers.

                        I wondered if your problem could be with the brackets at the front? judging by the orientation of the rear bracket, it looks like something is dragging the thing forward.

                        Have your tried getting it into position with just the rear bracket and then moving the front ones into a position which will accommodate that?

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                          #13
                          I had the exact same kit. Yes, the front bracket can be installed backwards. I had to introduce a few “bends.” The exhaust pipes melted the close edges of the belly pan, so be careful with the gaps.
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                            #14
                            Originally Posted by jspeed53 View Post
                            I had the exact same kit. Yes, the front bracket can be installed backwards. I had to introduce a few “bends.” The exhaust pipes melted the close edges of the belly pan, so be careful with the gaps.
                            Great looking Hawk. Where did you pick up your belly pan? The sites I find are overseas, and wondering if there is a domestic (USA) source.

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                              #15
                              Originally Posted by harpo View Post

                              Great looking Hawk. Where did you pick up your belly pan? The sites I find are overseas, and wondering if there is a domestic (USA) source.
                              doesn't Airtech X Cali have one that fits?

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