Here’s how we installed the Cox S1000RR Radiator Guard on our bike. The first thing you need to do is remove the left and right fairings from your bike. It’s a tight fit as BMW did a good job of making sure as much air as possible went through the two radiators behind the front wheel. There are a myriad of drain plugs on the left-side bodywork that make removal somewhat difficult. DO NOT yank the bodywork off, take your time and gently pull the hoses out of their clips as you move along. The turn signal harnesses too, have to be pulled. A pick-like tool helps to release their locks.
Once you’ve got the bodywork off your bike, you need to apply the included foam pads to the guards themselves. Do the upper as shown. We found out later that it was kind of pointless to add the zip ties before we got the guard on the bike.
The oil cooler. Notice the copper washer that’s been zip tied to it, that’ll come in handy later when you button everything up. Zip ties are helpful if you pre-install them here.
Remove the screws on the upper sides of the oil cooler. After you’ve done that, you’ll have to pull the cooler from its lower support by removing the C-clip in the bottom center. Be gentle with this as you need it when you put it all back together.
The washer on the oil cooler’s lower dowel is to be discarded. Use the one provided by Cox. As you can see, it’s narrower to accommodate the guard’s mounting bracket.
Now you can add the oil cooler guard. Start by guiding the lower bracket over the dowel pin and then loosely securing the zip ties around the cooler’s upper brackets. Once you’ve verified that everything looks good, you may cinch the zip ties down. You want to squish the foam pads a little, but not to the point that they’re completely flat. After that, insert the dowel back into the lower bracket and add the provided washer to the grommet and secure everything with a C-clip.