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Old 06-15-2013, 11:51 PM   #21
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I'm getting double whammies with the numbness in my pinky finger and sharp pain in my right elbow. It keeps getting worse too.
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I have one on my VFR and will add one on my ZX10. When cruising in the straights I use it. Really helps..
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Just to clarify, what ya'll are talking about isn't a circulation problem. Just like when your leg goes to sleep.
It's a nerve being compressed.
It could be related to Carpal Tunnel issue.

When you put pressure on the palms of your hands you compress a couple of nerves and that can make your fingers go numb. Take the pressure off and the feeling comes back.

I used to have to cut sessions short on track days because my stinkin hand would go numb.

The right gloves can help. Trying to relax your grip a little can help. A cruise control is a good idea. Gripping the tank with your knees and supporting some of your upper body with your core will take some pressure off.
I don't know what else you can do. Maybe carpal tunnel surgery would help, but my doctor wouldn't even talk about it unless I had the tingling and numbness at other times. Like sleeping or watching TV.
He said, unless it's really bad you don't want to do the surgery.
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This helps me.

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Both my hands go numb on my harley but it's the solid mount motor with Big cams. I can loosen my grip and get feeling back. Right hand on sport bike does I just ride a bit holding on with only my index finger n thumb.
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This helps me.
Thanks Brandon! Just tried the stretches and found a lot of tightness in my right hand and wrist.
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+1 ^^ on this.
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Both my hands go numb on my harley but it's the solid mount motor with Big cams. I can loosen my grip and get feeling back. Right hand on sport bike does I just ride a bit holding on with only my index finger n thumb.
that's what I do to relieve the numbness
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Humm, I am left handed, but used hydrolic impact wrenches under water for years with my right hand.
You need to switch hands more often when masturbating.
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My throttle hand gets weak after riding a long time. I can't even turn the key when it's that weak.
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The stretching, and larger gloves helped alot today.
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Does your bike have bar end weights on the edge of the bars to help deaden some of that vibration?

Also, a less intense grip on the controls will also ease the symptoms you speak of although you want to make sure you are still maintain absolute control of your ride

do you ride with 1 hand off the bike ever? I notice many often do if so you may consider easing your grip and noticing when you are gripping tighter than normal so you can adjust accordingly.
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Old 06-16-2013, 04:41 PM   #33
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cheap "solution"

Something that's helped me on cruisers and standards (haven't tried it on a sportbike) is the Crampbuster. It allows you to keep the throttle in place with the base of your palm occasionally while you stretch your fingers. It also doesn't lock the throttle in place. I actually leave it on all the time since my right hand can get numb from carpal tunnel even on short rides.

But I'm old.

Currently on sale for $5.99 at Cyclegear.

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Old 06-16-2013, 07:03 PM   #34
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I've always had this problem on my Harleys and Sportbikes. I went to apes on the Harley and it helped alot and with the throttle lock on my bike I can lock it down and shake it out if it gets bad. Don't have that luxury on the Gixxer so when it gets bad I wait till I'm on a good straight and I put only my palm on the throttle, kind of like I'm doing a push up. It keeps the throttle steady and gets the pressure off my grip and makes the feeling come back pretty well. Works for me.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:17 PM   #35
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I had this problem as well a few years back. I was putting way too much pressure on the left side of my palm on my left hand. It was getting so numb. I worked hard to use better posture and not put so much weight on my hands. I also installed bar end weights and that did the trick.

From time to time I found the numbing coming back a little and noticed I was putting weight on my hands again and would correct it and it always goes away.
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:27 PM   #36
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Take a look at your front brake lever. Many times the lever is rotated too high. When you ride, your wrist can be bent at a steep angle. Rotate the lever down such that your wrist doesn't need to bend and your hand is on the throttle and covering the brake lever.
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Very good tips in the thread, I feel that you may find that products/fixes they sell work as good as some of the hand positions/exercises/posture.

They may be equally as beneficial at no cost. But im not aware of much else, besides maybe a different glove. Do you wear gloves?
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I just did those stretches a few times today and even while not riding the stretched out tendons feel GREAT holy cow. Im going to find more exercises to do this all over my body. FANTASTIC
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Very good tips in the thread, I feel that you may find that products/fixes they sell work as good as some of the hand positions/exercises/posture.

They may be equally as beneficial at no cost. But im not aware of much else, besides maybe a different glove. Do you wear gloves?
Good advice all around. I always wear gloves.
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Good advice all around. I always wear gloves.
My wife was complaining about how her gloves felt anf didnt wanna wear them once. We were going right up the road anyway. Well, some on the left lane decides to turn right while we are on the right lane. He gloves looked like I put them trough a power sander and she never complained about gloves again.
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