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HOW-TO: Get my hands to stop vibrating
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HOW-TO: Get my hands to stop vibrating - June 22, 2006, 10:05 AM

Alright...
During my last long ride I fell victim to the classic hand numbness that sometimes occurs from riding a good distance. Irish John (Mocaba) and I were discussing some of the remedies that may help reduce the symptoms of the classic vibrating hands... and sadly ladies... they only feel like they're vibrating and they actually are not (in this case).

Anyway, does anyone know of any remedies to lessen the symptoms? I usually try to clap my hands, give my left hand periodic breaks on clear straights, and wrap my hands around a cold drink at the gas station during refills... anything else? Figured someone out there might have something better... that is all.
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You can try putting some rtv sealer in your handlebars. And make sure you have steel ends to help kill the vibes. Also make sure your levers are inline with your wrist.


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June 22, 2006, 10:25 AM

Relax your grip and for some people.....shift to a higher gear.
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June 22, 2006, 10:35 AM

Could be your grip, you can try using your legs to support your upper body which will take some of the pressure off your hands. Also, try not to hold the bars so tight.


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June 22, 2006, 10:43 AM

Couple things to try: change your grips out to gel or foam padded if you still got the stock grips on; try some gel-padded gloves; install a bar snake or lead shot in you handlebars to quell the vibes; like dodge said adjust the controls (brake/clutch levers) on the handlebar so that your wrists don't bend when resting on them or working them; buy a cheap $10 throttle rocker and clip that on your throttle.
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Cool thread. I discovered the other night on the interstate that when I'm in the hunched over 'racer' position my hands don't vibrate/go numb. I think this may have to do with the angle of the arms and pressure on the internal blood vessels and veins in the hand and wrist. I sit upright again and within minutes that cold tingle comes again. Mostly to my throttle hand since you can't really take a break on that one while doing interstate speeds. I've tried repositioning my hand in every configuration that still lets me hold on to the throttle but to no avail. Best solutuion so far.. 'racer' position.


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I'll check my control(s) position to see where they are at and also loosen my grip as I know I've got a tight grasp... hopefully it'll help. I already use my legs quite a bit. Wait... what were we talking about again?

Thanks for the input. Sounds like good advice.
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I'll check my control(s) position to see where they are at and also loosen my grip as I know I've got a tight grasp... hopefully it'll help. I already use my legs quite a bit. Wait... what were we talking about again?

Thanks for the input. Sounds like good advice.
When I say legs, I mean pay special attention to your foot position and try squeezing your legs to offload the weight from your hands. Also, you could play around with your actual seat position as far as how far up or back you sit on the bike.

Another thing to consider is the amount of seat time you have, time away from the bike could give you these symptoms.

Hope some of this helped!


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When I say legs, I mean pay special attention to your foot position and try squeezing your legs to offload the weight from your hands. Also, you could play around with your actual seat position as far as how far up or back you sit on the bike.

Another thing to consider is the amount of seat time you have, time away from the bike could give you these symptoms.

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squeezing the tank helps offload those wrists...also work on a solid core (yep crunches)

a tip I got from RRonin works for me : change up your grip (right hand) from full hand to thumb forefinger every once in a while...


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June 27, 2006, 03:21 PM

Riding position has been discussed.
Gloves too tight.
Grip loosen it.
Bar ends.
Weight in bars.
Return spring removal

After these and they still don't work.
Look at a Throttle Body Sync.
It will make your bike run much smooter. No matter if you bike has 600 miles or 6000 miles it may still be off. My GSXR was off on all 4 and horribly rough. Now it is as smooth as my last bike the fjr.
The fjr too at 600 miles was off a lot and then I did it again at 7000 and it was only slightly off but it did make a difference.

One last thing, I have found that keeping my elbows in instead of riding with my elbows out like a cruiser or dirtbike (old habits) keeps my wrists in line and helps also...

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Lots of good tips here.

Recently I installed a throttlemeister on my VFR because I intend to do some touring and numbness (of the hands!) has always been a problem even on short rides.

These bar ends weigh about a pound each. Not a cheap solution but very high quality machining and it works great. I just did a 480 mile day and my hands felt fine. Zero numbness.

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I have this same problem. I have tried just about everything that you guys have suggested to no avail. I am thinkn it is just something i am going to have to deal with. The bar ends in that link are like $120. If they really work I do not have a problem with buying them. But are there any that are cheeper?





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One person recommended a Throttle rocker. I use this and it helps for those long rides when you want to stretch that right hand.


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October 20, 2006, 07:09 AM

These are great ideas. I don't squeeze my grips but not only do I get the vibration but my hands shake too. I'm not an aggressive rider anymore, I'm laid back and just relax but GSXR's are known for they're high vibration.


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I have this same problem. I have tried just about everything that you guys have suggested to no avail. I am thinkn it is just something i am going to have to deal with. The bar ends in that link are like $120. If they really work I do not have a problem with buying them. But are there any that are cheeper?
I also have Heli Bars.
Another thing is a friend of mine put big rubber grommets at the tank bolts, that cut don't on some vibs also.


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