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Old 06-20-2008, 09:00 AM   #1
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numb hands

what can i do or buy to keep my hands from getting numb when i ride for longer than 45min
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:01 AM   #2
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what can i do or buy to keep my hands from getting numb when i ride for longer than 45min
dont have a death grip on the bars

wear somewhat padded gloves
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:01 AM   #3
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Relax your grip a little. May be holding on too tight.
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don't use your hands to support all your weight.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:14 AM   #5
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don't use your hands to support all your weight.
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another trick is to add weight to the bars to stop the buzz. Fill your clip ons with .00 buck shot. ive used this many times with great success.
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Old 06-20-2008, 09:39 AM   #7
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Don't grip the bars so tight and use correct posture.

It doesn't take much of a grip to manuever the bike correctly. Loosen up.

Correct posture includes "arms relaxed and bent". On a sportbike, you'll need to use your stomach and back muscles to hold yourself up instead of your arms.

By having a slight bend at your elbows, it keeps the weight off your wrists and also allows you better movement for countersteering through corners.

And relax your shoulders.
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Don't grip the bars so tight and use correct posture.

It doesn't take much of a grip to manuever the bike correctly. Loosen up.

Correct posture includes "arms relaxed and bent". On a sportbike, you'll need to use your stomach and back muscles to hold yourself up instead of your arms.

By having a slight bend at your elbows, it keeps the weight off your wrists and also allows you better movement for countersteering through corners.

And relax your shoulders.
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hey bro, i think you were my instructor a few years ago
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When you are riding down the road, glance down and see if your wrists are bent or straight.

If they are bent, crawl up the grip and straighten them out. Bent wrist + too much weight = loss of circulation and hands go to sleep/cramp.

Relax, elbows bent, forearms parallel with the ground, wrist straight.
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I had this problem until a few weeks ago. I had to learn to use my legs to grip the side of the bike, and also use my upper body to take weight off my hands. It's going to be annoying at first, but it made a HUGE difference. I read somewhere that you should use a "cup of coffee" grip... tight enough to twist the throttle, but not so tight that you lose feeling in your hand.
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one last thing is to make sure your gloves fit right!
The first pair I had seemed to fit well, but after 30-45 minutes I noticed that the fingers were about 1/8 inch too short when holding the grips, and this was squeezing my fingertips until my fingers started going numb, switching to a glove that suited my hand better helped a lot.
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