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Old 05-10-2008, 04:12 PM   #1
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70 miles of riding = hands feel like there are springs inside emm?

I just got back from a 70 mile ride (mostly highway). Every time I slap my hand, it feels like there are tiny springs inside my hand that quickly vibrate for 1/2 a second. and it stops. If i keep hitting my hand on something, it gives it that feeling of something small vibrating at a very high frequency for a very short period of time.

Is this normal? I feel like a broken robot that needs to get tuned up.
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:15 PM   #2
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you need to squeeze more with your knees and take weight off of your wrists. make sure your elbows are relaxed when you ride.
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:25 PM   #3
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Maybe you just need to ride more... I've done several 300+ mile rides and never had that happen.

Also, don't have a death grip on the handles... they should be fairly loose in your hands.
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:26 PM   #4
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youll get used to it. youll learn to shift your weight and your body will become accustomed to your riding position.
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That's right loosen your grip. The vibration of the bars is getting to you.
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you need to squeeze more with your knees and take weight off of your wrists. make sure your elbows are relaxed when you ride.
like a chicken....flap ur wings thats what fairlicia told me once

so remember the chicken
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im serious

when u see a guy on the freeway flaping his arms like a chicken ....is me remembering to use my legs more and relax on the arms
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never thought about it. Sounds good.
try it...if it doesnt work for u.....well at least you'll have a laugh
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:42 PM   #11
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Maybe you just need to ride more... I've done several 300+ mile rides and never had that happen.

Also, don't have a death grip on the handles... they should be fairly loose in your hands.
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:46 PM   #12
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yep, relax a bit...use the legs, bend the elbows, and quit giving it the kung fu grip.
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yep, relax a bit...use the legs, bend the elbows, and quit giving it the kung fu grip.
but true
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It's pretty common, it goes away after a few minutes.
Try to wear gloves with a little more pad in the palms.
Maybe get some bar snakes or weighted bar ends, to help dampen the vibs.
You could also try softer grips...

Or get a cruiser, j/k.
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yep, relax a bit...use the legs, bend the elbows, and quit giving it the kung fu grip.
went riding in this wind today.. i had the kung fu grip on it the whole way... wind..
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Relax your grip on the bars, get some gel grips also, they're less than $10.00.
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I had this problem too when I first bought the '1. Tried the legs and relax arms thing, finally when I bought some new grips it went away.
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Maybe you just need to ride more... I've done several 300+ mile rides and never had that happen.

Also, don't have a death grip on the handles... they should be fairly loose in your hands.
300+ miles???? you my friend are serious at what you do
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It could be a combination of many seperate things. The 919, with the steel handlebars, are notorious for the high frequency vibes at around 4-5 grand. For the most part, it's the nature on the inline-4. The answer to resolve may also be a combination of trial and error, including: loosen your grip, gel grips, or foam grips (I forgot what Warpbender called them, but he's got them on his FZ1), bar-end weights, bar-snake, any particular brand of aluminum bars, and so on and so on....
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70 miles should just get things warmed up...Def loosen your grip, you should feel your legs squeezing a lil more when you turn and your back and abs hold your torso up. Your hands should be more loose to work the controls and guide the bars into turns. Remember, you're not bench pressing the bike. All in all, you'll get used to it.
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