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What model? - there are three to choose from.

Early black plastic.

Later aluminium.

And a later aluminium one again from the euro with no side reflectors.
 

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Ebay has used ones.....interestingly...new Oem...Nos are popping up...

You could also consider new aluminium aftermarket....i bought one locally for bout $35USD.....(discontinued cafe project.....)....or make your own for little $ materials...
Nice stainless are also to be had....
 

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Welcome to the forum. Please add your location and your bike's model and model year (NOT year first registered as UK paperwork shows) to your profile so that you don't have to remember to tell us every time and we don't have to keep asking when you forget (see Forum Settings link in my signature).

And welcome to the world of antique vehicle ownership (they own us, not the other way around). Your bike is about 4 decades old and may or may not have had all of the maintenance necessary to keep it safe & reliable so it is highly recommended to download the Factory Shop Manual for your model (available through the CX Wiki - link in my signature) and go through all of the service procedures, regardless of whether your bike has reached the specified mileage.
I also recommend looking on all rubber parts with suspicion because rubber does not age gracefully. Check the date codes on your tires and replace them if they are over 5 years old no matter how good they look & feel (old rubber simply cannot flow around the irregularities in the asphalt well enough to grip, especially if it is cool or wet). If your bike still has the original rubber brake line(s) (should be replaced every 2 or 3 fluid changes = 5 or 6 years) I recommend shopping for modern stainless braided ones (they last practically forever and double the life of the fluid). And don't forget things like the rad hoses and the boot between the engine and swingarm (they can crack on the bottom where you don't see it).
 

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More info needed. I may have what you need. UK
 

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Since the radiator may have been replaced at some point in the bikes history -

If you look at the sides of the radiator you will see two 6 mm mounting holes for the shroud on each side.

If the holes are centred down the side the rad will accept the black plastic shroud.

If they are offset to the front it will accept one of the alloy ones.
 

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