Socal rider "Scary" Jerry Harrington talks about how his Impaktech KKS stunt cage has worked on his 2005-2006 Kawasaki ZX6r. He brings up a good point about investing in a high quality cage - when you aren't worried about breaking your bike, you go hard and progress much faster!
Rider: (Scary) Jerry Harrington
Location: San Diego, California
Bike: Kawasaki 05-06 636
Time riding: 1 1/2 years
Riding style: Go big or go watch
Product: Impaktech KKS Stunt Cage
Cost: Cost is $250 plus shipping.
Where you can get it: www.myspace.com/impaktech
Review: My first impression is that the cage is very strong, it is reinforced well, welds are perfect, and it comes with great hard rubber pads for rear mounting. When I got this I went out and rode. The first few drops were not bad at all. This thing held up because of the points (on the frame) that it mounts at. The mounting points are the best in the cage market for production models in my opinion.
After riding the bike for a year and a half, being unafraid to drop it was amazing. I progressed way faster compared to my previous cage which bent easily and I worried about. The dual sliders absorb a lot of impact from hard hits and allow the bike to glide easily to a stop (sometimes too easily). If you want the cage to slow your bike down, you can always take out the lower puck. This allows the bike to hit a little of the metal while the upper puck protects from hard pancakes.
With that being said there are some pointers and things to watch out for in this cage:
- Keep fresh pucks on the cage as they absorb impact. A little worn down is fine, but constantly have the upper puck with little wear.
- A good investment would be to buy thick (about 1inch) dense rubber pieces for the front motor mounts protecting the cage from the frame.
- Constantly check your frame. This cage is very strong; it can break your frame which cost about $1k to fix. The rubber as mentioned above may lessen the chance of breaking frames.
- Tighten cage bolts and check for bent bolts, a cage can only perform its job correctly when it's tight. They are a pain to take out but the super bent bolts are even harder.
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