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post #1 of 3 Old 03-09-2018, 02:45 AM Thread Starter
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Side Panel Interchangeability?

Question: Will Gen2 Side Panels fit on a Gen1? If they "fit" how well do they "fit?" With enough time and money almost anything is possible. I am neither patient nor flush with money. I ride a KLR . . . . go figure!

Why I ask: https://www.polisport.com/en/off-roa...=522&pid=11922
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-09-2018, 12:58 PM
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The widened panels will interfere with the Gen 1 grab handles & the RH rear mounting tab is also widened on the Gen 2 frame & panel.
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post #3 of 3 Old 03-09-2018, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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The widened panels will interfere with the Gen 1 grab handles & the RH rear mounting tab is also widened on the Gen 2 frame & panel.
Thanks for the information. At the moment mine look OK. However, the rear mounting hole on the right side has a split. I've used a large washer for now to spread the load out further than the split. But eventually, the center will not hold . . . . so to speak.
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