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post #1 of 32 Old 05-06-2008, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle hand numbness

***numbness....didnt spell check. ****

What the hell do I do to fix this.

Ive noticed sometimes that after a while of riding, my throttle hand (right hand for the newbies..lol) starts going numb and I get pins and needles. Ive tried adjusting my position, hugging the tank with my knees to relieve wrist pressure...but nothing. I have to sometimes, clutch in and shake my right hand off to get circulation back.

Anyone have similar experiences ? Its not only uncomfortable but also dangerous!

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At what rpm are you at when this happens the most? If it's around the 4K range, then it might be the engine vibes getting to you. I went to these, Manic Salamander Bar End Weights, and it moved my vibration down to about 3K.

I also had someone tell me that if you tighten (flex) your core muscles, not just your abs, but all of your core muscles, it will help take the pressure off of your wrists. I won't lie to you...this hurts the first week or so, depending on how much riding you do. After, all, you are doing a workout while riding. But, it does help tremendously!

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Rotate the entire brake perch downwards. Most likely you've never adjusted that. All you do in loosen the two clamp bolts and push the lever down. That will relieve the fatigue on your wrist. Or it could be vibration. Get some weighted bar ends and that will help.
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ducatiryder is right...I didn't even think about that because I always do that first thing when I get a new bike.

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Hmmmm interesting. At what position should our hand be at when you adjust the brake perch? should our knuckles be parallel with out forearm?

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Yes you want your knuckles in line with your arm. Same with the clutch perch as well. This helps fight fatigue by letting blood flow. When your wrists are bent up it impedes blood flow to the extremities giving you that numbness sensation.
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Yes you want your knuckles in line with your arm. Same with the clutch perch as well. This helps fight fatigue by letting blood flow. When your wrists are bent up it impedes blood flow to the extremities giving you that numbness sensation.


I get this ALL the time, im getting old and yet im still young.
2 things I noticed
1-when I rest my body right on my hands right under the fingers against the bars will numb, cutting off circ.
2- gloves too tight and positioned wrong.

now I ride as straight up as possible using 2 fingers to control the throttle on long rides, sometimes I lie on my left arm.

resting on the palm is hard throttle control.

might also wanna try cruise control
http://www.throttlemeister.com/

Im 5-9 making this bike's ergo a lil rough for me, but gotta have the ten.

forgot to add, passengers increase this numbness fast (at least in my case) now I ride solo, plus she has the opportunity to ride when ever she wants with other bikes in the garage.

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sometimes I lie on my left arm.
Takes some of the weight off of your wrists

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Also when it comes to grip and what not, I use my body and legs to steer and ride more so then my arms. I have a very light grip on the handlebars. That might help as well.
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ride it out. eventually the rest of your arm will go numb and you'll forget all about your hand....

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