SDS Platform/Belly Pan

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The Belly Pan AKA Skid Plate covers the onboard charger and is metallic on the DS/DSR and a very hard ABS plastic on the S/SR models.

DS Belly Pan / Skid Plate

Both variants are sturdy enough to support the bike on a centerlift.

S/SR: Hard plastic, part 24-07746.
DS/DSR: Aluminum alloy 5052-H32, part 26-08051 (was 20-05126).
  • Lengths
    • 20.5in from forward bevel lip to trailing edge below the motor.
    • 14.5in along the flat base.
    • 2.25in along forward bevel.
  • Widths
    • 10.25in at the vertical outside face.
    • 11 15/16in edge to edge of the flange facing the frame.
  • Heights
    • 2.5in from frame-facing edge to the bottom edge (not counting louver overhang).
    • 1in height 45° bevel.
  • Thickness
    • 3mm for the DS/DSR metallic pan.
Drop bar Mounts
  • 2× holes per side for M6 bolts, 45mm center-to-center forward to aft.
Fastened by 8 M5×16-8.8 button head bolts, 4 per side.
Forward corner bolts fasten into corner brackets (part 20-05307) that extend the lower frame square tubing.
Belly Pan Removal
Video Guide
How to Remove the Zero's Onboard Charger by NewZeroLand on YouTube from the beginning to 2 minutes in shows very clearly how to remove the pan from a Zero SR.
  • 3mm Allen key.
  1. (Optional) Place the bike upright on a front wheel stand if a vertical drop of the pan is suitable.
  2. Loosen each of the 8 bolts retaining the belly pan (4 per side), without removing.
  3. Remove each fastener in some suitable rotation so the pan isn't temporarily left dangling by one fastener.
    The pan is lightweight and can be manually suspended if convenient, or use a lift to catch the pan and lower it.
  4. Set the bolts aside with the pan for replacement later.