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Old 09-24-2017, 06:49 PM
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Would it be sacrilegious to cut off the cage portion of a Yerf Dog?
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:12 PM
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In my opinion no.

It's not like it's a pristine Dingo or anything.

Guess it depends on the model though. If the cage is bolt-on, it won't hurt anything. If it's integral to the frame, you might have some adverse effects from the loss of the structural support. Though I doubt it.
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In my opinion no.

It's not like it's a pristine Dingo or anything.

Guess it depends on the model though. If the cage is bolt-on, it won't hurt anything. If it's integral to the frame, you might have some adverse effects from the loss of the structural support. Though I doubt it.
In my opinion, also no.

The cages are designed to reduce product liability lawsuits, mainly and user injury second, imo.

Dingo roll cages can all be unbolted.

Since when did Dingoes attain classic status (besides their cult following here of course)?
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No!!!!!

Here's my uneducated guess.... I think It could be done. You might have to reinforce the frame after..

IDK Get a cutting torch and give er heck....
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Why would the frame need to be reinforced?
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The most important panel on any car built in the past 50 years is the roof; cut it in half & the car loses ALL its strength; same applies here...
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I'd also say:
it's perfectly okay to just unbolt a brushguard and remove it that way.
It's NOT to cut off a cage though.

not because of the safety feature you're removing, that's something you're certainly aware of;
but because said structural integrity and the adverse effects of cutting.

So if there's no bolt flange between your cut line and the floor panel just welds.. then do not cut.
if there is a flange that bolts one set of tubes to another set of tubes it's perfectly okay to cut ABOVE said flange (in case you like some portion of that bolt on )
as it would be to just unbolt it entirely.

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i think its a good idea to keep the roll cage as its a feature and generally SAVES THE NOGGINS, also you never gave us a reason to influence the decision of taking it off or keeping it.
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I'm not really familiar with Yerf Dogs and cannot guess which one the OP has.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to demand photos here or the OP will have to take his question and shove it! I'm sure you all understand.

Last but not least...

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https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/f...318482773.html

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Gotcha. One wheel peel, 5 hp... Probably won't hurt it to take the "cage" off. The front half of the frame looks a little flimsy, but that cage really isn't doing anything for it structurally.
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I have had some questions answered about this kart, would this one wheel peel be a good deal?

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https://seattle.craigslist.org/skc/f...318482773.html

pics of the kart
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That looks real fun for little kids. I'd probably buy it if it was close to me... but I buy everything cheap with an engine, so I am not really someone most people would ask.

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Goodness those are some little front tires. They can't be more than 8" high.
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We prefer you keep all related questions to a single thread &, since you already have a thread related to this kart, threads merged...
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I find it humorous that ozfab got mad about the new thread and merged it with the thread titled don't get mad.
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I find it humorous that ozfab got mad about the new thread and merged it with the thread titled don't get mad.
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I find it humorous that ozfab got mad about the new thread
No I didn't, simply pointing out forum etiquette

... But I see the funny side of your post...
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I find it humorous that ozfab got mad about the new thread and merged it with the thread titled don't get mad.
That's him being polite. You should see him when he really IS mad
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