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These hand guards appear certain to be available for the Pan America in the very near future. The company’s owner, Andrew, at my request, sent an ensemble of mounts, and a pair of guards to assess. It did not appear the mounts were suitable, so I cobbled some together in my shop, that worked very well, and emailed Andrew a set of Solidworks parts files to give him a clue what a good starting point might be, to work his own magic.

Not unlike our OEM guards, there will be interference at the windshield’s higher settings, to a gross degree at the highest setting, which renders full left/right steering unattainable. Two solutions exist;
-Avoid the upper two heights when range of steering is crucial.

-Trim the windshield, polish the trimmed edge to appear factory, and ride on.

I chose the latter option, and couldn’t be happier.

I’m very curious to see where Andrew’s mounting solution takes this. It will likely look different, yet almost certainly produce the same guard location, and
minor caveats.
Ed
 

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These hand guards appear certain to be available for the Pan America in the very near future. The company’s owner, Andrew, at my request, sent an ensemble of mounts, and a pair of guards to assess. It did not appear the mounts were suitable, so I cobbled some together in my shop, that worked very well, and emailed Andrew a set of Solidworks parts files to give him a clue what a good starting point might be, to work his own magic.

Not unlike our OEM guards, there will be interference at the windshield’s higher settings, to a gross degree at the highest setting, which renders full left/right steering unattainable. Two solutions exist;
-Avoid the upper two heights when range of steering is crucial.

-Trim the windshield, polish the trimmed edge to appear factory, and ride on.

I chose the latter option, and couldn’t be happier.

I’m very curious to see where Andrew’s mounting solution takes this. It will likely look different, yet almost certainly produce the same guard location, and
minor caveats.
Ed
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After trim;
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