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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Ive gotten Ilmberger, Fullsix and Bestem. Honestly, I cant tell the difference between them.
Thats exactly what I thought, I've seen some people in my area with ilmb, fsix but never bestem, no one could tell the difference so I'm happy that I saved money.
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Looks Good! I just bought one myself. Any installation tips besides the obvious..(measure 3 times drill once). lol
I'm concerned about the back. Its really only going to be held on by 2 bolts on each side. (Not counting the upper fairing bolts.)

It also looks like you didn't make a third hole at the bottom of the V on the upper fairing.
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I guess you don't get what you pay for because at $190 this is by far the cheapest carbon belly pan I've seen, even cheaper than people sell used ones for and it fits, and looks amazing!!

Install took a few hours because I was being careful but will definitely buy more bestem carbon in the future.

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in those pics I saw your seat looks to not be OEM and it looks nice, is that a Sargent seat?
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literally installed a bestem full pan last weekend on my '12. I'll give you exactly how I did it, and how I'd do it a second time. This is how I did it. U might have a better way, might have a worse.

Remove eo fairing. This means oe belly, and for me, the red gill panel with the bmw and RR badge and one on clutch side. Seperate gill panel from oe belly.

With carbon pan and gill panel off the bike, line up the fitment between the two, and drill from the inside out, a small hole through the gill panel nut and into the carbon. Repeat for clutch side. Now the 4 holes on the carbon are exactly where they need to be.

Mount the oe gill fairing and matching fairing on clutch side. Mount carbon on bike to the 4 holes you drilled.

For the final 2 holes (6 total), 1 by each rearset, I pulled the carbon out a little when mounted, guesstimated where I needed to drill (these holes are a cake walk), and put a .5 or 1 In rubber spacer between the carbon and bike then put the long bolt back in.
6 bolts total holding mine on.
I trimmed the carbon near the chain with a dremel it was too close. It cuts clean, as if it were plastic. I didn't reseal the cut edge w epoxy bc the cut edge turned out better than expected.
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in those pics I saw your seat looks to not be OEM and it looks nice, is that a Sargent seat?
Sorry I haven't checked on here in a bit.

Its a luimoto seat cover, put it right over the oem seat. It looks cool and I love the grippy part in the middle, didn't like the oem seat, too slick.
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literally installed a bestem full pan last weekend on my '12. I'll give you exactly how I did it, and how I'd do it a second time. This is how I did it. U might have a better way, might have a worse.

Remove eo fairing. This means oe belly, and for me, the red gill panel with the bmw and RR badge and one on clutch side. Seperate gill panel from oe belly.

With carbon pan and gill panel off the bike, line up the fitment between the two, and drill from the inside out, a small hole through the gill panel nut and into the carbon. Repeat for clutch side. Now the 4 holes on the carbon are exactly where they need to be.

Mount the oe gill fairing and matching fairing on clutch side. Mount carbon on bike to the 4 holes you drilled.

For the final 2 holes (6 total), 1 by each rearset, I pulled the carbon out a little when mounted, guesstimated where I needed to drill (these holes are a cake walk), and put a .5 or 1 In rubber spacer between the carbon and bike then put the long bolt back in.
6 bolts total holding mine on.
I trimmed the carbon near the chain with a dremel it was too close. It cuts clean, as if it were plastic. I didn't reseal the cut edge w epoxy bc the cut edge turned out better than expected.
Any more questions ask away
Dude, thanks for the write up. I'm a dumbass and didn't look back at my own post haha. I got it installed with the help of a friend. It was like 99% perfect fitment, drilled 2 holes per side near the oem fairings and then 1 per side on the bottom. It worked out great, no issues with it.
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