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Old 01-17-2006, 10:38 AM   #1
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Cage for fun?

Okay guys another question. Is it retarded for me to want to throw a cage on my bike long before I ever think of trying to stunt. I obviously want to get used to the bike I get before I try anything on it. So I want to throw a cage on it since I know the chances of it being dropped are high. Not trying to be a poser (errr...not yet ) but I heard frame sliders just weren't enough. I hear they are making tight fitting (is that the word) cages that don't disrupt turning. Just another question for the moto-gods.
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why would you need a cage, thought you were an experienced rider?
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now now now. you can't be too careful...I remember a certain MSF instructor teaching that last year...over and over. oh wait what I'm invisible....
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:37 AM   #4
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so you could buy a proper first bike then, being safe an all............lol
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Old 01-17-2006, 12:13 PM   #5
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Unless you're planning on stunting right away a cage is overkill and pretty much unnecessary IMO.

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Buy a Freestyle Ingenutiy cage and take the loop off the bottom you will still have the protection of the extended frame sliders to save your bike. You can always put the loop back on when you wanna stunt
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The only problem I've seen with the extended silers is they give more leverage and break motor mount / frame ears of or pull out bolt threads. I can't tell you how many times we had to repair Thomas' bike back in the day.


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you hit anything hard enough and the bike is toast.

I had a friend in a 20 miles per hour crash and we had to replace his frame and forks. a cage won't do anything for you in that accident.

I don't know the kind of riding you do but unless its stunting a cage isn't worth your money or effort. On a second note if you can weld even halfway decently don't pay for a cage-none of those things are engineered they are just fabbed and you can do it yourself with a little common sense, a pipe bender, a rig, a saw, and some steel.
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