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    wrist pain/numb fingers?

    well, just rode back from my mst (which i passed... for the 2nd fucking time) and i was getting a bit of a sore wrist and fingers were going numb. Is that normal and will eventually go away as i ride more, or do i need to look into higher bars/different grips?
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    Make sure your clutch and brake levers are in line with your arm. If they're too high, you'll have to bend your wrist back and over time it'll cause that numbness.

    When you're riding, try gripping the tank more with your legs, keep your back straighter. This helps keep your weight off your wrists too. You should be doing this anyway as a tight grip on the bars is a bad thing.
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    Gloves are probably to tight or pinching and cutting off circulation. Try riding for a while with no gloves on and see if the problem ceases. If so, then it is your gloves that are the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adam112 View Post
    Gloves are probably to tight or pinching and cutting off circulation. Try riding for a while with no gloves on and see if the problem ceases.
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    Common prob for newbs who tend to grip too tightly...cramps, soreness, and numbness will all start to go away once you relax, and loosen up on the grips....it will take some time, but it will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by made Man View Post
    well, just rode back from my mst (which i passed... for the 2nd fucking time) and i was getting a bit of a sore wrist and fingers were going numb. Is that normal and will eventually go away as i ride more, or do i need to look into higher bars/different grips?

    I was gonna say you need to get out more..before I read your thread

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    loosen up that kung fu grip
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    Yep, if you relax you don't get numb.
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    Up to a point they are right. Relax, it'll help a lot.

    Check your clutch and brake levers too. When you're in your riding position you sould be able to extend your arms and fingers and with your palms on the tops of the grips and your forearm, hand and fingers in a seriously straight line (no cheating here) the figners should just barely be touching the levers. That way your tendons are all in line.

    If this is a serous class of sportbike then you are putting a lot of weight on your wrists. One way to cut the issue is to learn to lightly but firmly grip the tank with your knees and tense your stomach muscles to remove a portion of the weight from your wrists. It's about finding a balance in this.

    But if your bike is one of the racy 600's from the last two to three years then there isn't much hope. I've sat on them and the only way the bars on these bikes make sense is when you're in a laid over the tank crouch much like you'd have going through turn 1 at any of the major race tracks. When sitting up in a normal street posture the clip on angles are all whonky and kink your wrist into a very odd sideways angle guaranteed to produce pain, suffering and likely carpal tunnel syndrome.
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    Even the new 600s can be helped with tank pads that help your thights grip the tank. Check out stomp pads, or even better, Mspeed carries a better than stomp type of tank grip. It really takes the weight off your wrists, and uses your core to do the lifting.

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    Put your hands in the Freezer for about 3min's and then go take a piss......


    You'll wann hold your grips about that tight !!!

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    If you're on a Ducati then you're probably holding your cappuccino too tight. Try lifting your pinky in the air, that should help enough to get you home.

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    You shouldn't have weight on your handle bars at all, don't use death grip.

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    Also note how much weight you hold with your knees. Squeeze your knees and you'll take weight off your wrists.
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    I agree with Tee Tee. Start doing crunches. When you ride, sit a little closer to the tank and tighten your abs. That'll support your back and take the weight off your hands.

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