I managed it with guard in place - I prefer the rivet option so did not need to "set" the adhesive tape as per Pyramid instructions, still put some pads on to stop the water running through. Also have rear one fitted.
I had similar issues, detailed elsewhere on this forum. The replacement was no better but I enlarged the holes to remove the stress, then put rubber washers on each mounting point. If you do a search on this forum you should see photos too. I gave then extensive feedback (how many mm each hole was out, use of rubber washers etc) but had no response. At lease I'm not the only one! I've had no cracking issues in 800 miles.Hi Padgman any chance of a picture of the rear 1. I tried to install a Pyramid rear hugger on my 2018 AT but it was a very poor fit, there was too much pressure on it and I ended up with a hairline crack but got full refund from PP. They have asked for pictures of my bike.