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Old 06-29-2008, 10:35 PM   #1
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Crash cage vs. race railz vs. frame sliders

Hey guys, I am new to riding and have been thinking about either getting a crash cage (FI or Powers), race railz (powers), or frame sliders (?). I just do normal riding but am concerned if I lay it down I would like to do as minimal damage as possible. Any ideas? Brands? Anyone with experience?

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Old 06-29-2008, 10:42 PM   #2
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I would say for ultimate protection a cage would be the way to go but that leaves you open to cops pegging you as a stunter and trackday organizers don't seem to like them on track bikes. Kinda depends what your end usage will be really.
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well if you get a crash cage you'll have to cut your fairings and for a normal rider thats overkill
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I would say frame sliders. A crash cage is meant for low speeds. Anything in high speeds or normal speeds could cause the cage to grab into the concrete thus flipping the bike end over end. I would vote frame sliders for normal riding.
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I would say frame sliders. A crash cage is meant for low speeds. Anything in high speeds or normal speeds could cause the cage to grab into the concrete thus flipping the bike end over end. I would vote frame sliders for normal riding.

what about race railz? I've never heard how they hold up in any sort of get off?
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I've seen one bike with them on.... he said they didn't interfere with the ride... I would assume out of design they would hold up alot better. I honestly hadn't looked for the busa. My frame sliders are a little short. But my damage is from being pushed off into gravel on the side of the road.
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what about race railz? I've never heard how they hold up in any sort of get off?
never heard of them or heard any comments on how they hold up. I googled a pic and the designs looks a bit better for normal riding then a crash cage. Seems like it would offer a bit more protection than normal frame sliders.
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This site is nice....

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never heard of them or heard any comments on how they hold up. I googled a pic and the designs looks a bit better for normal riding then a crash cage. Seems like it would offer a bit more protection than normal frame sliders.

maybe so.... It seems like unless they are built like a tank frame sliders bend over during a get off.
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Im sold on the cage!!
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Most cages wont give you clearance durring a turn and you will scrape the cage and posibly crash.
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get these...

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the extended sliders from fi should be great
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I still wanna mount those hardware wheels w casters on the side just to F with people
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I still wanna mount those hardware wheels w casters on the side just to F with people
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