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Old 07-31-2007, 09:41 PM   #1
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do any of you all use the foam grips on your bike, if so how do you like them, what are your thoughts , also what size are on my busa, how do i know what i need?
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Old 07-31-2007, 09:45 PM   #2
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Years ago I had foam on my Seca 900 and liked them. Now I have gel grips on the Bandit and won't go back.

Guess next question is what are you looking for in a new grip? Do you have vibration or wrist pain?
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which one help for which problem?
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i have numbness problems on the throttle. any solution for that?
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Maybe you need to it a bit more......lol. Just keep the weight off your arms.
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I use ProGrips on all of my bikes. Patrick (Motorcycles Unlimited) sells them for $10.00 / pair or so.
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Maybe you need to it a bit more......lol. Just keep the weight off your arms.
weight isnt the issue, or it would be both arms. !
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Try a throttle rocker or vista cruise/NEP style throttle lock. Those can be dangerous if you're trying to stunt or race, you don't want the throttle to get stuck wide open. I like the Pro Grip 719 grips. Mine eventually stretched out & spun around the throttle tube so I guess you need to replace them every couple years. I think all sport bikes have 7/8" bars or clipons.

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Try a throttle rocker or vista cruise/NEP style throttle lock. Those can be dangerous if you're trying to stunt or race, you don't want the throttle to get stuck wide open. I like the Pro Grip 719 grips. Mine eventually stretched out & spun around the throttle tube so I guess you need to replace them every couple years. I think all sport bikes have 7/8" bars or clipons.
its not when im riding hard, only when im cruising (ya know, one hand on the hip, one hand on the throttle). ill check into those, thanks.
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It isn't a grip problem, it is a body position problem, aggravated by more weight on the one arm.

Next time you are just cruising along like that, look at your wrist position. Is it bent, or straight in line with your arm? If it is bent, you are cutting the circulation on the hand, and putting pressure on the outside edge of the palm. When you are just droning down the freeway, try crawling your hand forward on the throttle, to straighten out the wrist. You can also relax your hand and open the fingers, or rest them on the front brake lever.

The other thing that causes it is too much weight on the hands, and getting lazy and locking your elbows. Your weight should be supported by your stomach muscles, not your wrists..

And gel grips do a better job helping vibration than the foam ones do.
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This is the same problem people who spend allot of time typing on a keyboard get. Your wrist isn't meant to be flexed back full range of motion for extended periods. The only solution is more ergonomic riding position. Gel grips will help cut vibration but it wonít help much for circulation. I get the same thing if Iím not careful how Iím positioning my arms. If I ride arm stiff and straight for over 10 min my right thumb starts to go numb. If I bend my elbow a bit to get lower to the bike and keep my wrist straighter it helps. I used to do really long rides across state and got a big puffy tank bag to lay down on this helped a ton. If all else fails sell the Bussa to me and get a fatboy or a Goldwing LOL!
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I use to have that same problem while cruising OR on the track. Changed grips and gloves but that didnt help. FINALLY patrick told me JUST RELAX B*^#h and WALA problem FIXED for FREE !!!
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Yeppers! That is the key to 99% of peeps problems on bikes....


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THEN WHAT ARE THE WIFES FOR?:laughing6
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This is the same problem people who spend allot of time typing on a keyboard get. Your wrist isn't meant to be flexed back full range of motion for extended periods. The only solution is more ergonomic riding position. Gel grips will help cut vibration but it won’t help much for circulation. I get the same thing if I’m not careful how I’m positioning my arms.
You got it.

Either get a bike with a more standard sitting position, bar risers or lean forward more and bring your elbow further down to keep the neutral position.

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For plain softer grips though, I like the ProGrips. They made a big difference to me as the VFR grips are hard as rock.
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ITS REALY ONLY WHEN RIDEING FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME, 4 OR MORE HOUSRS YOU KNOW, BUT I AM NOT SURE THAT I NEED GRIPS BUT I MIGHT GET THAT THROTLE ROCKER!

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The other thing that causes it is too much weight on the hands, and getting lazy and locking your elbows. Your weight should be supported by your stomach muscles, not your wrists..
Can someone explain this to me? Why do people say to use your stomach muscles? Wouldn't that make you hunch over/lean forward more? Shouldn't it be your back muscles so that you sit more upright and take the weight off your arms? Just wondering...
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Can someone explain this to me? Why do people say to use your stomach muscles? Wouldn't that make you hunch over/lean forward more? Shouldn't it be your back muscles so that you sit more upright and take the weight off your arms? Just wondering...
Actually, it is both musclegroups.

Now, don't do crunches on there. :laughing6
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ITS REALY ONLY WHEN RIDEING FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME, 4 OR MORE HOUSRS YOU KNOW, BUT I AM NOT SURE THAT I NEED GRIPS BUT I MIGHT GET THAT THROTLE ROCKER!

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