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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 07-21-2017, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone experiencing this? After about 30-45 minutes into riding my ride hand starts going numb. Especially my thumb. I'm on a 500, so I thought there'd be less vibrations. Anyone else have this issue or a solution?
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I used to get it on my clutch hand but as I rode more it started to fade.
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Anyone experiencing this? After about 30-45 minutes into riding my ride hand starts going numb. Especially my thumb. I'm on a 500, so I thought there'd be less vibrations. Anyone else have this issue or a solution?
I was experiencing it till very lately, but no more!

A few things that may help -
Get foam grips on top of the Honda grips - it will make grips wider, less cramping, and will also block vibrations.
Another one is getting a Go Cruise or throttle boss so you won't have to hold on to the throttle so tightly on longer rides.

Lastly - I went to a riding ergonomics workshop the other week and it completely changed the way I ride, removing all pressure from my fingers. The trick is to anchor your body to the motorcycle by holding on to the gas tank with your knees, hunching your body a bit and crunching your abs. you'll immediately see that you can release the death grip on the handlebars and your ride becomes more accurate, with less pressure on your hands.

Hope this helps!
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A few things that can help.

1. Aftermarket grips (replacement grips or slip-ons that go over the stock grips). I installed Kuryakyn Kinetic grips within days of buying the bike... stock grips were horrible.

2. Good gloves with vibration dampening foam/gel. I wear Revit Canyon 2 leather gloves.

3. Bar/grip end weights. I just installed the Kuryakyn grip end weights on mine last night, as I'm still getting a bit of tingling (mostly middle two fingers) in my throttle hand commuting to work and back (~30 to 45 minutes each way, depending on traffic).

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A good set of gloves will help as everyone has stated.
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I went to a riding ergonomics workshop the other week and it completely changed the way I ride, removing all pressure from my fingers. The trick is to anchor your body to the motorcycle by holding on to the gas tank with your knees, hunching your body a bit and crunching your abs. you'll immediately see that you can release the death grip on the handlebars and your ride becomes more accurate, with less pressure on your hands.
*Sigh* This right here is just about the very first thing we learn here in Norway when starting to take the riding courses to get your license for mc. Here it's basic knowledge, and you HAVE TO ride like that in order to make a shortest possible stop as possible. It helps preventing you from overloading the front suspension when dealing with an emergency breaking, and thus prevents you from throwing the brakes into unnessesary abs function, as that will cause a longer stopping distance.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: The fact that you are allowed out on the road with just a two days course on a parkinglot is freaking scary as ****!
I seriously wounder how many deaths you guys have each year just from bikers riding around and ending up killing themself because they don't really know how to drive a bike.
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A good set of gloves will help as everyone has stated.
Yeah, I have the stock grips on my bike still, and I'm only using thin summer gloves, and I've never had a problem with any vibration.

But for those who complain about excessive vibrations on the handlebar, check the bolts and nuts that holds the handlebar. Just a thought.
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*Sigh* This right here is just about the very first thing we learn here in Norway when starting to take the riding courses to get your license for mc. Here it's basic knowledge, and you HAVE TO ride like that in order to make a shortest possible stop as possible. It helps preventing you from overloading the front suspension when dealing with an emergency breaking, and thus prevents you from throwing the brakes into unnessesary abs function, as that will cause a longer stopping distance.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: The fact that you are allowed out on the road with just a two days course on a parkinglot is freaking scary as ****!
I seriously wounder how many deaths you guys have each year just from bikers riding around and ending up killing themself because they don't really know how to drive a bike.
I know, crazy scary!

BTW, I'm visiting Oslo at the beginning of August - any cool recommendations I should check out?

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BTW, I'm visiting Oslo at the beginning of August - any cool recommendations I should check out?
Huh, neat, that's cool ^^, And you're American, or..? Business or pleasure trip?

But yeah, um, recommentaions... If you happen to be one of those kinda guys that finds it fun and interesting with museums, history, sights and such, then you'll have a blast! Enough of that to go around!
If you however are on the opposite scale, then I have some bad news for you...
I've never understood people coming to Norway on their vacation trip, because there is literally nothing to do here... Besides the bloody museums, so many museums, they are everywhere.... *shivers*
However, if an amusement park is of interest, then Norways biggest (and in reality Norways only) is located only 20 min away from Oslo by car. Or about 30 min by public transport.
The park is called Tusenfryd. It has alot to offer, and there is something for everyone there, regardless of what you might enjoy, be it adrenalin, speed, calm, etc.
But the main thing about Norway, that some apparently finds interesting? is our nature and the sights around the country. Yes by all means, we have some stunning view here and there, but they are through out the whole country, and often more than not at remote places that you have to hike at least 2-3 hours just to get to them. But hey, I guess someone finds that fun too. I for one would not spend my vacation on it thou, but I may just be spoiled by living here and all, I dunno..
So yeah, anyhow, I would suggest checking out Tripadvisor in regards of things to do in Oslo, you might find something interesting there that could catch your drift.
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*Sigh*

I've said it before, and I'll say it again: The fact that you are allowed out on the road with just a two days course on a parkinglot is freaking scary as ****!
I seriously wounder how many deaths you guys have each year just from bikers riding around and ending up killing themself because they don't really know how to drive a bike.
Actually you don't need to keep saying it, we get it. The only way to be a responsible, educated, safe motorcycle rider is to have earned a Norwegian MC license. And just so your clear, you don't even need 2 days driving around a parking lot if you're over 21. Just a take the 10 minute test.

Land of the free!!
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