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Numbness

#1 Unread post by Jamers! » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:25 pm

Does anyone else have their right hand start to fall asleep on rides if they keep the same position for a while? My throttle hand was going in n out of numbess today about every 20 minutes or so. I would have to wiggle them or try and re adjust my grip. That was only helpful though. To fix it i would have to pull off totally for maybe a half min or pull over and flex it out a few times. I am worried that my position must be wrong. AH!


Anyone else suffer the same?

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Re: Numbness

#2 Unread post by blues2cruise » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:37 pm

You need a throttle rocker.

Or...quit using a death grip. :)
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Re: Numbness

#3 Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:14 pm

It may not be simply a death grip on the throttle, it may be an issue with the position of your shoulder. I love my Triumph Tiger 800, but the handlebars are at the wrong height for me personally. Although some people raise the bars on this bike, I feel they need to be lowered to fit me. At the precise angle the bars cause my shoulder to be at, my fingers start to go numb. I shift around and change positions, and the finger issue goes away, but now I'm at the wrong position for some other body part - generally my back.

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Re: Numbness

#4 Unread post by Grey Thumper » Fri Jun 05, 2015 12:10 am

blues2cruise wrote:You need a throttle rocker.

Or...quit using a death grip. :)
+1 on the throttle rocker (or cramp buster - there are lots of brands out there that all do pretty much the same thing).

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Re: Numbness

#5 Unread post by Lion_Lady » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:56 pm

Another thing that I've noticed causing hand numbness is fastening the velcro too tight on my gloves. I've got a couple pairs of gloves with a wrist fastener right at the wrist joint, on the thumb side. I've noticed that if I fasten them too tight, my fingers start to go numb.

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