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Old 01-04-2012, 05:31 PM   #1
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I Ride: custom 2007 gsxr 600
My experience with Cox Racing Radiator Guard
At the Christmas food Drive I was lucky enough to win a product I had never seen. A Cox Racing Group Radiator Guard. Came free of cost to me and I figured I would Share some pics Uninstalled and Installed on my 2005 GSXR 600.I went down and met Andrew Cox who was very polite and happy to share the story of how he started out and got to where he is now.

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Took me about 10 or 15 mins to get all tucked away in there and came with everything I needed to do it besides a 10mm wrench. I did a little research and my radiator new cost between $540 and $700 depending where u buy it. the cost of the guard would have been $99. Id rether speed $99 to protect my radiator then Hundreds to replace it. I would say anyone who rides should consider getting on themselfs. Gets a Thumbs up from me

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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Kinda funny you posted the Radiator guard thread. I always backflush the radiator at the end of a ride. My last ride I picked up a small rock, just bent a couple fins, but like you said the potential for disaster is there. Especially with the small very little coverage front fender. Purchased a Cox partly because they are made in the USA, right down in Newberg Oregon. Awesome fit, although I did a little extra with the bottom mount, to ensure perfect alignment side to side...AJ

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Old 01-04-2012, 08:02 PM   #3
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Kinda funny you posted the Radiator guard thread. I always backflush the radiator at the end of a ride. My last ride I picked up a small rock, just bent a couple fins, but like you said the potential for disaster is there. Especially with the small very little coverage front fender. Purchased a Cox partly because they are made in the USA, right down in Newberg Oregon. Awesome fit, although I did a little extra with the bottom mount, to ensure perfect alignment side to side...AJ
Not to mention when rocks kick up off other peoples tires, just kinda makes it worth the cost when u consider the cost of a tow and radiator replacment if something happens

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Old 01-04-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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Kinda funny you posted the Radiator guard thread. I always backflush the radiator at the end of a ride.
You backflush your radiator after rides?

I hope you mean spray the fins off with water?

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:21 PM   #5
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I had a Cox guard on my R1, and after a year or so of riding numerous (barely) paved backroads all around Mt St Helens and such, it had many deep dents in it, but no damage to the radiator.
All it takes is one well-placed stone to totally ruin your day (or race weekend) and cost a lot of money.

It fit perfectly - I'm a real perfectionist pain-in-the-ass (I fully admit), and it needed no tweaking whatsoever.
Install took about 20 minutes (if that).

I will probably get one for the Daytona soon - I feel kinda *naked* riding without one.

Cheap insurance.

Andrew is a really nice guy.
I used to ride with him.
Actually talked with him about forming a small endurance racing team a few years back.
I helped him move from his old original shop to his new location.

I recommend everyone get a Cox Radiator guard, if only just to support such a great guy who's been very involved with the local racing scene for many years.
You just won't meet a nicer guy.

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #6
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I've used Cox Racing Guards on (4) bikes. Inexpensive insurance. Keeps me off the side of the road and coolant off my rear tire! Its a great product! I have one on the Daytona.

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:23 PM   #7
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I Ride: on the storm.
My radiators are pretty well protected.
That said, that's a nice looking piece.

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:35 PM   #8
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Not to mention when rocks kick up off other peoples tires, just kinda makes it worth the cost when u consider the cost of a tow and radiator replacment if something happens
Agreed, figured it was just a matter of time, and here's one from my paranoid mind. I'm out railing somewhere in "Tim Buck Too" when a rock punctures said radiator. PS alone and with no cell signal. The nearest home reminds me of the farm house in the movie; Texas Chain Saw Mass-I'm
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You backflush your radiator after rides?
I hope you mean spray the fins off with water?
Your right, should have said it more correctly. I never let bugs and debree built up; If I did then would have to start a (It's overheating) thread. I have a small nozzle, and with diminished pressure, after the motor has cooled. I start first from the engine side towards the front. I then turn the wheel and spray from the front but at an angle. Then take compressed air {low pressure} from the engine side and finish, leaving a clean dry radiator for the next ride...AJ

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Old 01-04-2012, 09:45 PM   #9
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...I have a small nozzle, and with diminished pressure,
You know, there's medication for that now, as well as some *ahem* "adult devices" that allegedly fix the "nozzle size" issue as well.

Personally, I've never needed to consider such things, but I've seen several TV commercials late at night, and of course the constant pop-ups while surfing porn on the internet.

It's just good to know that there's hope for guys that need it!


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Old 01-05-2012, 09:28 AM   #10
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I Ride: '08 R6, '07 S2R 1000, '10 Ninjette #791
Was down there myself yesterday to pick up my guard as well. Looks like I need to remove my cowls to install it on my bike, so it's going to take a bit more than 15 minutes. :D

Definitely great guys there!

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Old 01-05-2012, 12:54 PM   #11
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I Ride: i ride bitchrider : a 2000 triumph sprint st and " das car"
i want one for my st but no one makes one :(

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Old 01-05-2012, 01:04 PM   #12
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Was down there myself yesterday to pick up my guard as well. Looks like I need to remove my cowls to install it on my bike, so it's going to take a bit more than 15 minutes. :D

Definitely great guys there!
It's been a few years, but iirc I may have had the fairings off already when I did the install, probably for an oil change or something.

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i want one for my st but no one makes one :(
Call and see if they'll do a custom fit if you bring your bike in.
I think Andrew will, or at least used to.
He may want to use your bike to create another fitment pattern.

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