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Does anybody have a miracle cure for the complete numbness in my right hand this occurs after afew miles down the road, I am going on a fairly long trip in April and this could be quite a problem.
i have tried bar ends and they are useless, but any good suggestions would be helpful.
You don't say whether its the vibration or the constant holding of the throttle however I swear by 'crampbusters', just stick it on the throttle and you rest your wrist on it, perfect for long motorway journeys, not great for dirt but easy to take off.
Another vote for the crampbuster, it feels a bit awkward on the grip but you get used to that and it really does work on a long trip.
I'm surprised that your hand goes numb so quickly. If it really is a few miles of riding it might be an idea to have your gp take a look. Mileage does vary as they say but I would have thought that you should normally expect to be ok for an hour or two.
Thanks for the help, I have tried not to grip too tight but I do think it is the vibration at a certain speed, the bars are sort of rubber mounted, I have been told it is the frequency of the vibration that needs to be altered.
I used to suffer a bit on my Tiger from numb wrists and it was from gripping too tight. I find that if you roll your hand slightly towards the outside so your weight is on the fleshy part of your palm and not between forefinger and thumb that it helps a lot.
Here's a previous thread about numbness and carpal tunnel syndrome.
My K100 is a bike which reportedly suffers from high speed vibration through the footpegs and the bars.....the previous owner of the bike sold it because it was causing him serious problems. I have had none.
Your TA doesn't have (as far as I know) any inherent problems with vibs. So in my mind it could be 1 of three things.
1. Gripping the bars too tight, as a former instructor I was amazed at how prevalent this was with riders.
2. There may be something wrong with the bike that is causing exxessive vibs.
3. You may have a medical issue with your wrist/arm.
Riding a friends bike(which doesn't give him any issues) is the quickest way of determining if the issue is down to you yourself, either 1 or 3 above.
Getting someone else to ride your bike is a good way of eliminating number 2 above.
Good day mate,
Dodger is right, fill the bar up, it will help.
Secondly, try to get new grips the once sold for old Triumphs, they are double layed with rubber, not single constructed. They are also bigger in the outer diameter, which usually helps most guys with your problems,
all the best cheers Michael
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