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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 03-19-2019, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Bestem Race Carbon Bellypan

Hey everyone,

Was wondering if anyone has installed a bestem carbon one piece race bellypan on their 2014. I just found a crazy deal for it on amazon and quickly pulled the trigger because I've been wanting one for a long time.

Anyone have any tips and tricks for drilling mounting holes? I assumed make them the same size as the stock fairings and start with a small bit then go up in size. Other than that I have no idea what to expect.

If anyone can provide some information I would really appreciate it.

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Should bolt right on
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Should bolt right on
Have you got one or seen one in person? I've looked at pictures online and the only mounting holes I seen on the outside of the pan are by the side fairings (2 bolts) and then on either side of the radiator support which i think is two more bolts? I wonder if there are some built in brackets that mount to the rear of the bike because I can't imagine its only held on in the front with 4 or so bolts. It will be here Friday so I guess I'll know for sure.

I also sent a message to bestem to see if they have any info for me.

Best case scenario, I can make a cool DIY. Worst case I gotta return it lol.
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No dont have one. From the one review of it on their site, said it fit perfect.
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I can't comment on your "bestem" products but Like I always say you get what you pay for.


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before getting my carbon tail i thought about Bestem but its true, you get what you pay for. I went with Fullsix carbon. Quality is amazing and if i had the $$$$$ for ilmberger, i would've went with that
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Ive gotten Ilmberger, Fullsix and Bestem. Honestly, I cant tell the difference between them.
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I currently have some Bestem Carbon fiber parts. Have had them on at least 6 months with no issues & looks great. The only thing is I had to enlarge a like 2 or 3 of the holes where they mounted to fit the shoulder part of the mounting screws. Real easy, used a drill to re-size. Other then that all good.

Bestem Front Fender
Bestem Side Fairings Panels
Bestem Real Hugger with Chain Guard

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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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I currently have some Bestem Carbon fiber parts. Have had them on at least 6 months with no issues & looks great. The only thing is I had to enlarge a like 2 or 3 of the holes where they mounted to fit the shoulder part of the mounting screws. Real easy, used a drill to re-size. Other then that all good.

Bestem Front Fender
Bestem Side Fairings Panels
Bestem Real Hugger with Chain Guard

You be the judge.


Yeah man, I'm glad I did, such a random lucky thing that I found the last one on amazon for $190 but even if I got it for full price on their website I would not be disappointed. The chinese mofos are catching up to the "elitist" companies. I want my bike to look nice but I'm not going to spend $10,000 on carbon because its not a show bike haha. Thank for your pic.
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