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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2020, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Crash protection recommendations?

I'm looking for some recommendations for some crash protection for my third gen FJR. I've looked at some of the "cages" but a lot of them look like they extend back towards the footpegs and I would bang my feet and shins into them. I like to move around a lot while riding so if that happens I'd look at other options. I'd also like to make the bike not any wider than it already is, but I don't know if the low profile cages would actually keep the fairings off the ground.



If anyone can share their experiences with some products, that would be helpful. Thanks.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-20-2020, 11:29 PM
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Gen III with T-Rex. No issues or interference.
I second that. These cages don't interfere with feet. They also do a **** good job. I'm clumsy... lol
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Crash protection recommendations?

Beamo,

I know you are asking for ironwork, and there is some really good stuff out there, but . . .

I believe the best crash protection is any practice or education program that improves your skills, attitudes and defensive driving techniques. Even riders who do this on a regular basis will usually say they learned something new (or flaked off the rust) every time.

As always, ride like you are invisible. With all the munchers, texters, and otherwise flaming idiots on road lately, this advice is vital to all riders.

My US$.02 worth . . .
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Beamo,

I know you are asking for ironwork, and there is some really good stuff out there, but . . .

I believe the best crash protection is any practice or education program that improves your skills, attitudes and defensive driving techniques. Even riders who do this on a regular basis will usually say they learned something new (or flaked off the rust) every time.

As always, ride like you are invisible. With all the munchers, texters, and otherwise flaming idiots on road lately, this advice is vital to all riders.

My US$.02 worth . . .
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The main reason I wanted the cage was so I could get more into practice drills without worrying if I mess up and drop it or have a mild lowside in an empty lot. Obviously a cage isn't going to prevent a crash.
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The main reason I wanted the cage was so I could get more into practice drills without worrying if I mess up and drop it or have a mild lowside in an empty lot. Obviously a cage isn't going to prevent a crash.
Beamo,

Obviously.

I guess I was reacting to a dang-fool cager who cut me off last week. Needed all the braking available, but I saved it. Sure, I did a little practice in Spring, but after that shaky adventure, I went out and did some more. I have Canyon Cages and Gerauld sliders on my 2008. Can't get the CCs now, otherwise I would have recommended the combination that I have to you. Still, the T-Rex bars look very good to me, if that helps.

Please pardon the interruption.
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Are the T-Rex highway pegs good too? Looks like they're held on with one bolt which seems questionable.
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