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Re: fingers go numb

#21 Unread post by pinger05 » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:51 pm

Another thing to look at are your gloves. If they fit too tightly in the gauntlets or if they are too tight it may contribute.
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#22 Unread post by havegunjoe » Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:45 pm

ceemes wrote:I had after market Kuryakyn ISO-Grips put on my bike,
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They have more girth then factory grips and I have found that they have greatly reduced both numbing and cramping of my fingers and palm. You don't have to clamp on to them as tightly as you have to with normal skinny factory grips, plus the little rubber pads greatly reduce low frequency vibration.

I had these along with their throttle boss installed. They seem to work pretty good but I didn't get much riding in before the weather turned bad.
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Re: fingers go numb

#23 Unread post by james dobbs » Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:04 pm

fingers go numb: have 09 tmax, when i first started riding for long i had the same problem. look at other bike, i found CRAMP BUSTER, it's 1inch wide slide on your present grip. i can stretch out my fingers and hold trottle with back of hand.

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Re: fingers go numb

#24 Unread post by Brighteagle » Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:32 pm

Numbness is mostly caused by motorcycle vibration. Vibration in motorcycle riding can be caused by many different things. Obviously, the type of bike you have is a factor. If it’s supposed to vibrate, it’s gonna vibrate. But if you have a bike that’s not supposed to vibrate, maybe you need a tune up. In addition to above, have both wheels statically and dynamically balanced. This reduces wobble, increases road holding ability, reduces tire wear and reduces rider fatigue. You should check forks and swing arm for correct operation. Vibration can occur when there is a lack of fork oil and too much side play in the swing arm. Check the pannier box lids for proper fit and that they are locked. Check for worn neck bearings, for a bad motor mount, for tire pressure and tread, and for wheel weight problems. All of these factors contribute to motorcycle seat vibration problems, Also, hand fatigue caused by vibration in the handlebars can be remedied by changing to better handlebar grips.

There are other reasons for numbness while riding. Riding position, the tenseness of your body, arm, leg, neck position, etc. I've got more helpful advice if anyone needs it. :D


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Re: fingers go numb

#25 Unread post by gerjets » Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:26 pm

Looks like a lot of others already offered up the "too tight" grip problem. Agree with them completely although also slightly changing the position of your hand on the grips might help.

My wife claims I'm numb from the neck up so maybe that's why I don't have any problems with numbness in my fingers :-)

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Re: fingers go numb

#26 Unread post by dirt dobber » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:32 pm

here is my solution to the num problem for me, CRAMP BUSTER, i still have to stretch my hand, move my fingers, 15$.
better watch about changing your grips, you might mess up the throttle, i know one that did, it's got notches in there.
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Re: fingers go numb

#27 Unread post by ShovelheadJohn » Sun May 27, 2012 10:43 am

I drive an old shovel and am thankful for my throttle lock on every ride...........That cramp buster looks like a good idea.

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#28 Unread post by MmeMagpie » Mon May 28, 2012 11:28 pm

To help your hands relax, consider a throttle boss. It adds a big, rubber niblet to the throttle grip which allows me to relax my hands, wiggle my fingers, and whatnot while riding. Instead of having to grip and twist the whole time, I can just lean on the bump with the heel of my right hand to keep the throttle open. Very handy. I'll never go without again.
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Re: fingers go numb

#29 Unread post by dirt dobber » Tue May 29, 2012 9:09 am

MmeMagie, i take it you don't know what a Cramp Buster is? works the same way.

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Re: fingers go numb

#30 Unread post by freebird73 » Wed May 30, 2012 7:18 am

i love this place! i find that only on certain parts of a ride my hands seem to cramp, high traffic areas seem to be when i notice that i have a death grip. The cramp buster looks like a great idea.

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#31 Unread post by MmeMagpie » Wed May 30, 2012 8:39 am

I didn't see the pictrue the first time through. Sometimes my interwebs do funny things.
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Re: fingers go numb

#32 Unread post by Ram » Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:01 am

I agree, it could have something to do with you holding on to hard. Get use to Hwy riding and it might help.

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#33 Unread post by JDAlberta » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:26 pm

The main reason your hands go numb is because your armes are either to short or to long. Set the Bars so that when sitting in the rideing position you are not leaning into the bar or stretching away from the bar. That way your hands are relaxed in the rideing position. Give it a try and let me know
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Re: fingers go numb

#34 Unread post by kennyshark » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:39 pm

I work in a factory with a torch, after 2miles my hands get numb, from 18yrs of doing the same Job, after about 50 miles they feel OK.
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Re: fingers go numb

#35 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:23 am

kennyshark wrote:I work in a factory with a torch, after 2miles my hands get numb, from 18yrs of doing the same Job, after about 50 miles they feel OK.
You could try a throttle rocker, they work for a lot of riders. :D

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