BDCW - Helo Pad (Harley Davidson Pan America)

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BDCW - Helo Pad (Harley Davidson Pan America)

Our MONSTER-SIZED Helo Pad for the new Pan America provides riders with the ultimate way to secure extra gear to their bike.

Whether you need to haul camping gear, extra fuel, or a WARN recovery winch—this extra-large rear rack can handle it all. We named it the “Helo Pad” because it’s almost big enough to land a helicopter! 




Here’s what you need to know about our Helo Pad:

These stout plates are made of 1/4″ aluminum, with generous-sized holes around the perimeter for tie down points. Hard anodized in black for a lasting finish with our logo tastefully laser etched.

This design has several notable unique features and benefits:

  • A solid design that replaces the passenger seat
  • Bolts directly to the frame of the motorcycle giving a SOLID surface to carry extra gear
  • Pre-drilled to carry RotopaX fuel or water containers in 13 possible locations, either lengthwise or across the bike.
  • Pre-drilled to accommodate the WARN XT17 winch carrying plate in two different positions—one towards the front of the bike and another towards the rear.
  • Secures the drivers seat in the upper or lower position. Simply bolt on the included bracket for running your seat in the lower position.
  • Type 2 anodized black for a durable finish.
  • Generous-sized tie down points make strapping items to the rack an easy process.
  • Cover included for the small storage compartment that is under the passenger seat area.

We strongly recommend using ROK Straps to secure items to your rack/bike. We’ve used ROK Straps for years and consider them the safest, most convenient solution.

Our Helo Pad Multi-Function Rear Rack comes with the ability to mount the RotopaX carriers (for 1, 1.75 and 2 gallon fuel or water containers), as well as the support plate (ordered separately) to carry a WARN XT17 electric winch. Serious adventure riders are quickly seeing the benefit of carrying these lightweight electric winches for recovering a bike off the trail, or simply navigating around an obstacle which would otherwise require a “U-turn” to seek an alternate route.

Hardware and spacers are provided—SIMPLE install—goes on with just four bolts.

The Helo Pad measures approximately 21-inches long x 18-inches wide.  This rack is NOT designed to carry a top box.


  • Compatible with HD OEM Saddlebag racks
  • We have pre-drilled this rack to accommodate the Black Dog Warn XT17 winch - carrying plate sold separately
  • Carrying the RotopaX requires use of their specific mounts—either Standard, Deluxe or Lockable. This rack is pre-drilled to accommodate all of these mounts.