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Old 06-08-2010, 01:02 AM   #1
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Just bought my first bike.

It has been three years in the making but i a finally bought my first bike. It is a 07 zx-6r. I put about 200 miles on it this weekend and by the end of Sunday my wrist started to hurt. i am assuming that i am putting too much weight on my wrist. Is there any advice you all can offer as to the correct riding position.

Also for the zx-6r what is a good rpm to cruise around town in? Normally i keep it around 5-6k. but seeing that it redlines at 16.5k wasn't sure if that was a good idea.

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Old 06-08-2010, 01:09 AM   #2
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:51 AM   #4
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Try to keep you weight a bit forward but not held up by your hands/arms. Don't lock up your elbows. Clutch the tank with your thighs and the heel gaurds with your ankles.
Dont tighten your grip too much, you really only need minimal input on the (handlebars). Adjust your throttle grip hand slightly from time to time and flex your palm and wrist when you can or are at a stop.

No matter what, after long trips your hand and wrist will hurt.
Congrats on the bike, take it easy out there.
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Old 06-08-2010, 03:05 AM   #5
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welcome to the board.. post sum pics of the bike
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:20 AM   #6
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i dont remember what i RPM range i was usually at when riding by ZX6 but on my CBR i'm normally around 8-9K
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:21 AM   #7
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welcome i'm usually around 8 or 9 but that's cause I like the way it sounds in that range and thats where the power is.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:39 AM   #9
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on my zx6r, I usually kept around 6-7. If your just cruisin around town that's good enough.
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:47 AM   #10
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if you're a bigger guy like me, then i can say that i have no clue how to get around the whole wrist hurting thing... lol
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Old 06-08-2010, 08:54 AM   #11
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welcome! at first my r6 was really hard on my wrists but i eventually got used to it
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use your knees to grip your tank and your core to hold yourself up, shouldn't be any stress on your wrists although I know the feeling as well.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:18 AM   #13
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What up! Yeah all sport bikes can be tough on your body, especially on long rides, but the more you ride the more your body strengthens where it needs to. As far as rpm, thats all you dude, how fast do you wanna go? I used to like to ring it out to 15k at least a few times a day, then just cruise.
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:41 AM   #15
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Use your stomach and back to hold you up as well as squeezing the tank with your knees. You will be a little sore at first, your wrists will hurt, and your hands may fall asleep but after about a month you will be able to ride longer and longer before it becomes a noticeable problem. Then it actually becomes quite comfortable.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:00 PM   #17
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Thanks for all the input. No matter how bad my wrist hurts it way too addicting to stop riding. I will upload some pics as soon as I figure out how.
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Old 06-08-2010, 12:12 PM   #18
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Here are a few pics. There is nothing special about her just a stock zx-6r. Once i get her cleaned up i will take some good ones.
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