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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 04-20-2007, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Crash cages?

Does NESBA, or STT, or TrackAddixx, etc., allow those crash cages that you see on stunt bikes?
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I wouldnt see why not as long as it doesnt stick out farther than a frame slider usually would. I'm just guessing though

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I have NO idea, but there's a potential safety issue with metal cages making sparks during the slide.

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when my bike slid, it sparked a bit from muffler/bolt mounting the old fairing on though

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I have NO idea, but there's a potential safety issue with metal cages making sparks during the slide.
I thought about that, but isn't it the same as the rest of the bike? Bar ends, pegs, etc?

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There's plenty of stuff sparking when a bike slides across pavement.
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Hinders ground clearance, so less cornering ability.
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The only thing, maybe, is that's more stuff to potentially become disengaged from the bike during a crash.

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If you are dragging it on the pavement you will be black flagged. Personally I would pass you through tech with it though. You have to understand Walter that cage is designed for low speed crashes. If you are leaned over in a turn road racing or doing a track day and you lose it and low side that cage is going to put stress on the frame and motor where its mounted. You may cause more damage to the motorcycle during a high speed crash with the cage than without it.

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I thought about that, but isn't it the same as the rest of the bike? Bar ends, pegs, etc?
Yeah, but adding a cage may even increase the sparkling, I guess. VS regular sliders which should reduce it. But like I said, I have no idea I have never ridden on the track myself... Just read the manuals .

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Hinders ground clearance, so less cornering ability.
Even with a knee down?

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If you are dragging it on the pavement you will be black flagged. Personally I would pass you through tech with it though. You have to understand Walter that cage is designed for low speed crashes. If you are leaned over in a turn road racing or doing a track day and you lose it and low side that cage is going to put stress on the frame and motor where its mounted. You may cause more damage to the motorcycle during a high speed crash with the cage than without it.
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Even with a knee down?
yes.

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Having a knee down or not has nothing to do with the ground clearance a motorcycle has when its leaned over. That cage will affect how far the motorcycle can be leaned over. If that thing catches when you are going around a corner the rite way it will more than likely lift the motorcycle off of its wheels and send you rite on your head.

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If you touch that thing down yuo will crash so fast your head wil spin.

It clearly reduces ground clearance.


It might not be a problem at beginner pace, maybe even low Intermediate
pace but I would still strongly reccomend against it because if it touches
it won't give, it removes traction from the tires and you are likely to crash.


I don't know if it will pass tech, doesn't matter it's a badddddd idea for a racebike.


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Are they able to be removed easily? I'd just take it off if you can, makes sense taht it could be more dangerous than nothing there, iff it catches while turning and highsides.

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Yea Blarney, you are correct, no pass techy. Go back to truck, take cage off, then come back to techy.

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I don't have one. I was just curious. Watching stunt vids at work.
Cool. Thanks guys. And I don't need any help crashing.

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I don't have one. I was just curious. Watching stunt vids at work.
Cool. Thanks guys. And I don't need any help crashing.
Well if you ever do need help I'm sure the cage could give you a hand.

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I originally thought no, because a hand or something could get caught between the cage and the bike. But then again you could just fall off and get your hand in the chain or a wheel spoke just as easy. Sounds like a call to be left up to the "G" man.

You could just take it off and not crash? Then you don't need it.

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i agree with everyone else.. donít use it... if you are worried about plastics breaking or getting trashed.. just take them all off and run the bike naked
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