About us, our process, and our guards:
Cox Racingroup guards are made to protect vulnerable radiators and oil coolers from all types of debris found on the street or track. When you have an off-track adventure only to return to the track with sticky tires covered with rocks and tar balls, this often causes damage to the radiator or oil cooler. This can range from minor damage such as plugged or bent fins to major ride-ending punctures in the radiator or oil coolers. Leaking fluids can even cover the tires and possibly initiate a crash, or overheating and engine damage. There are several ways that this can end a race or your journey.
If damaged, new radiators are only available from the factory dealers. There are no aftermarket radiator alternatives for most sport bikes on the market. This replacement cost is high and the parts will most likely need to be special-ordered from the factory. The end result is cost, hassle, and down time - missed races, track days, and rides.
Andrew Cox first found a need to protect the radiators on his endurance racing team bikes. Soon after, other teams including Factory Yamaha, Corona Suzuki and Honda Race Teams noticed his radiator guards and asked him to supply guards for all of their race team sport bikes. Cox Racingroup offers guards for all major brands of race, sport and sport touring motorcycles.
In business since 1998, Cox Racingroup supplies many street riders, factories, privateer, club and track day racers and riders with protection - to make it home, or to make it to the finish line.
We build the guards using aluminum folded with directional-expanded aluminum screen for a desired balance of protection, durability and light-weight ride. The guards are also available by special order with much stronger titanium expanded-metal screens, known as our 'pro guard.' These guards are in use by top level race teams at both national and international championship levels.
Installation is very simple on most models. Foam pads are mounted to the back of the frame for protection and separation between the guard and the radiator core. Approximately 5mm of a "crush zone" is generated by these pads to absorb impacts. The guards are mounted in such a way that they can 'float' on the pads and not pick up vibrations from the bike or ground. Proper mounting varies from bike to bike, and from brand to brand, as specified in the provided customized instruction kits.
Post-installation, the guards are easy to clean and/or detach for a thorough removal of bugs and other debris. The guards look great in any color and complement the sometimes less-than-attractive radiator and oil cooler cowl area.