Created: May 27, 2022
What’s up, guys? We’re excited to show you how to install a SuperATV Tinted Roof on a Can-Am Defender. Let’s get right to it.
The first thing you’ll do is remove all the contents from your SuperATV packaging. Lay it out and make sure you have everything you need—this will save you a lot of time if you’re missing something. Then lay your roof on the machine to make sure it fits. Once you’ve done that, remove the protective film from both sides of the roof.
Now you need the right side bracket, two short Allen bolts, two Nyloc nuts, and two sealing washers. Make sure the sealing washers are installed on the hardware. You’ll install the hardware from the outside going in.
Take the bracket and lay it on top of the roof. Make sure the hardware protrudes through the bracket. Then finger-tighten a Nylock nut so it doesn’t slip. Once that’s started, fully tighten the rest of the hardware then repeat the same steps for the opposite side of the roof.
Now you can remove the bulb seal from the packaging. Apply the bulb seal starting from the bottom of the brackets and go all the way across. When you’re installing the bulb seal, make sure the actual bulb of the seal is facing up.
Once it’s fully applied, cut off the excess. Then run a piece from the top of the bracket all the way across, then cut off the excess again. You want a good seal around all the edges to prevent leaks, rattling, and shaking.
Now you’re ready to install the roof on the machine!
Find the M6 x 45 mm Allen, which is the longest Allen-headed bolt in the kit. Install a sealing washer to it with the seal portion is facing down, toward the threads of the bolt. You will also need a spacer out of the kit. Slide the spacer underneath the windshield, so it’s between the windshield and the frame of the machine. Now slide your Allen-headed bolt through that. Once the spacer and the nut are in place, push down firmly.
Then take another Nyloc nut and apply it to the base of the Allen-headed nut. Tighten the nut loosely. Continue that same process for the rest of our three holes in the front.
Now you need the short Allen-headed hardware and a bracket. Line the bracket up with the holes in the roof and drop the hardware down through the top. Then finger-tighten the nut to hold it in place.
Now take the spacer and long hardware that was used on the front of the roof and attach them to the machine back on the rear-most hole.
If you don’t have a SuperATV Rear Windshield installed, all you’ll do is take the push pin that’s included in the kit and pop it in the hole. Then you’re basically done!
If you do have a rear windshield, you’ll need to remove the bracketry, then install the spacer between the rear windshield and the roof. Then couple the two together with the provided Allen-headed hardware.
Put your hardware through and loosely tighten the nut. Then take four of the larger Allens with four of the larger sealing washers, and install them through the roof into each of the threaded holes on the cage.
Repeat the same steps on the opposite side. After that, fully tighten the hardware and you’re done!
This step is optional, but SuperATV does provide foam in the kit to better seal your roof if desired. Cut a small piece of foam, peel the backing, and install it. Essentially all you need to do is tuck the foam into the bracket that was previously installed. You should have more than enough foam for both sides.
Once all the hardware is tightened and the roof is exactly where you want it, that’s all there is to installing SuperATV’s Tinted Roof on a Can-Am Defender. Be sure to pick yours up today and don’t forget to check out our other heavy-duty accessories for your Defender. See you on the trail!
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