Just to update you on the saga, I received notification that my order shipped out today. Since it's not due until June sometime, I found that rather remarkable. I can only assume that getting packages out of customs in Russia is a somewhat time consuming affair...
I'll keep you posted when they arrive.
In terms of getting a cage for the bike, definitely do it! I've had my bike for literally five weeks now and have dropped it twice. I made the mistake of putting the seat into the high position when I bought it and have been dealing with only my toes on the ground when holding up the bike, which was the dumbest thing I've ever done in my life. My first dump was girlfriend jumping on the bike before I was ready, from the high side of the bike, and down we went. My second dump was in a parking lot where the bike was at an odd angle, again out to the high side, so when I popped it off the center stand, it veered away from me and I just couldn't stop it. This bike is very top-heavy all by itself, and not having good traction when it starts to list to one side is just deadly.
I've put the bike seat back down to the low position, so now i'm pretty close to flat-footed when at a stop, so I feel more confident that I have better control over the bike, but it's still very heavy. If you have managed to maneuver the bike into parking the bike at an angle, you need to be very careful with it. I took a trip up to a little town in the hills near me called Mariposa, in California. It took me four tries to park the bike where I was comfortable with it due to the hilly terrain and un-level surfaces to park on.
Best of luck with your purchase.
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