So, I know a lot of people have had issues with their KW shields cracking and I have seen the same on my XCT, the first one I installed on the day I brought it home and it cracked within 200 miles. This was dealer replaced and it cracked within the first 2k miles, they replaced it again but said this was the last time. Now my 3rd has cracked outside of the KW warranty and I dug into why it is happening and I think I discovered it, finally. Under the front fairing outer cover I found 2 hard plastic "pads" that were mounted on the inside to keep tension to prevent rattling or movement. These pads were not lined up evenly and it was evident by wear marks on this shield. I have removed these pads and can tell a difference on the pressure on the edge of the shield. My plan is to contact my dealer with my findings and see if I can get another shield, if not, since I should have solved the issues at this point it should be fine, and it has not extended since I first noticed it.