Sure brady - I hit SV650.org for a little insight and or comments regarding the Pyramid Plastics belly pans. Was curious as to the quality and how well their kits bolt up - Was told it was good stuff so I ordered one. I'll try to post up some pics if I can figure out how the heck to do that.
Here's a photo of mine with the Pyramids bellypan fitted. It really depends what you look for in a bellypan- I reckon this one fits the lines of the bike betetr than any other, with the possible exception of the Naked Racing Project one, never seen one of those in the flesh. The fit's perfect- brackets onto the empty bolt hole behind the oil filter, and the pan's supported by 4 bolts so it's very sturdy. The pan's indestructible as well, pretty heavy because of that- it's fibreglass, and very thcik in places. Not much flex in it (good thing) and it'll survive a lot of abuse.
The downsides... They don't usually come colourmatched, and Pyramids charge a lot for the privilege. They cost you just a little ground clearance- not enough to be a problem, usually, and i was secretly delighted when I managed to deck mine out Less bad than some of the other pans I've seen for the carbed model, for sure. (i've never got it down again since I raised the rear) You need to be a wee bit careful with kerbs too, I whacked mine a couple of good ones going down higher kerbs without thinking about the pan :
The hole for the header is quite tight too, which is a good thing of course- until you fit a race sustem and find it doesn't fit any more. Mine (WRP) both fouled the pan, and also got in the way of the bracket. Lots of work going on to make it fit again, but it'll be worth it Lastly, the front point is very exposed to road debris and will chip... The finish is solid but it'd need to be bombproof. Bit of 3M film or something would be recommended. All lowers and pans will do this to some extent but the Pyramids one is just a little worse I think because of its position. After 15,000 miles mine looked a little second hand. Not disasterous, but you knew it'd seen some roads.
Northwind - thanks - The one that found is primered black, and I'll probably leave it that way since my bike is yellow - The whole bike is going to be repainted this winter as well. As you probably saw on the other board the Micron Header follows the same pattern as the stock header anyway so hopefully fitment won't be a problem there?? Good info on protecting the nose of the pan as well - I will definately address that.