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Old 06-16-2013, 08:55 PM   #41
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Get a naked....my hands tingle a bit on the RC but the Triumph is super comfortable with no weight on the bars at all
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When you start to feel the numbness immediately look at your hand/wrist position.
Odds are your wrist is at an angle, and you are putting too much weight on the bar.

Bar ends and gel grips can help.
Adjusting the levers to be in the proper place helps.
Proper fitting gloves make a big difference.
Proper tune and throttle sync can help cut down on the vibes.
Relax your grip and riding posture can help.

Proper hand/arm/body position helps most of all.
When you get tired/lazy and bend those wrists, and put too much weight on the pads of your hands, you get the numbness.

If an old man like me can do 400-500 miles days on sportbikes, all you kids gots no excuse!
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Can someone define "proper fitting gloves"?
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Can someone define "proper fitting gloves"?
To a large extent its a personal preference thing.
If they are too loose, they can bunch up in the palm and underside of the fingers. That can lead to an insecure feeling in the grip you have on the bars, finally leading to squeezing harder than necessary = numbness.
If they are too tight, mostly they are just a pain in the .

They should feel like a second skin, not too stiff, not too soft.

When you find them you will know it. If you aren't sure, you haven't found them yet.
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To a large extent its a personal preference thing.
If they are too loose, they can bunch up in the palm and underside of the fingers. That can lead to an insecure feeling in the grip you have on the bars, finally leading to squeezing harder than necessary = numbness.
If they are too tight, mostly they are just a pain in the .

They should feel like a second skin, not too stiff, not too soft.

When you find them you will know it. If you aren't sure, you haven't found them yet.
Sounds about right, I think mine might be a bit loose.
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The Sidi gloves work great. They use goat leather instead of cow hide. Much more pliable.
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Get some really heavy bar ends. The old hayabusa OEM ones are awesome. I got throttlemiester. The heavy bar ends remove viberation from the bars.
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Get some really heavy bar ends. The old hayabusa OEM ones are awesome. I got throttlemiester. The heavy bar ends remove viberation from the bars.
Don't need them. I ride a Honda like Bevo use to.
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It happens to me every time I ride. I adjust my position on the bars and completely relax my hands and it seems to go away but i have to make a conscious effort.

Lets face it Craig.......we're getting old.
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Also pay attention to how your're holding your back, particularly the shoulder blades. I was having numbness like what's being described and it tuned out to be Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. I started paying attention to how I slept and to how I was holding that shoulder, poof, no more numbness.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thoracic_outlet_syndrome

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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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Its called arm pump. Sometimes I go to reach my fingers for the brake and I cant make them move. Freaks me out
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I been wondering this to. I thought it may be from the chemo I had to do a few years ago. Never really gained all my feelings in hand n feet. However I just relax my hand a bit and it goes away.
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