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Hello all,

I finally pulled the trigger a couple days ago and picked up this orange beauty! It's my first bike in a while and all I can say is, holy s**t!! This thing is amazingly fun to ride! I haven't had this much fun on a bike since my dirt bike days when I was a kid.

The different modes are taking me a while to get used to and I can't decide which one I like the most. I've put about 300 miles on her in 2 days and STD-mode seems good enough for everyday solo riding. I imagine I'll use B-mode when the girlfriend is riding on back. A-mode is an all out blast...I love being able to just roll the throttle and wheelie in 2nd gear. :cool:

There is something that concerns me though. I've ridden many types of motorcycles in the last 10 years, from cruisers to super sport, and I've never had my hands go numb as quickly as they do on this bike! It only takes about 20 minutes of riding and both hands are numb and tingly. Is anyone else experiencing this? Should I replace the grips? My gloves have decent enough padding so I don't think that is the issue as I've used them before with no problems on other bikes. Any input is appreciated.

Thanks!

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Congratulations on the bike it's a blast to ride.

I was actually having the same problem as you. I tried different gloves to no avail. I took a gamble on some lower bars (Rizoma 15mm) and it solved the problem completely for me.
 

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Try relaxing your grip, when you aren't doing a wheelie. Seriously, you should be gripping the bars at about the same level as shaking hands with a baby.
 

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Thanks, I thought this as well. On my second day I consciously kept a loose grip on the bars...no luck. For comparison I rode my buddy's Harley for about an hour today and had no problems with my hands whatsoever.
 

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Same prob here too. I found the right hand completely numb after fifteen minutes -- until I upped my glove size from Lg to XLg & added a "Crampbuster" to the right side. I was honestly shocked how a $8 pc of plastic could make such a difference....It really works, lol.:eagerness:

If your gloves are even slightly tight, try the next size up. And for $8 on Amazon you've got nothing much to lose. Good Luck.
 
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Welcome, gotta love those modes:)...im usually on Amode and sometimes i switch to Bmode, im never on sTd mode, other than that yes wheelies all day 2nd gear lol...and i did have problems with my right numbing in a quickness, at least 30mins, i did however just tried relaxing my grip and tried to stretch out my fingers hand before i ride..once again WELCOME:)
 

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Hello, Welcome, and Congratulations. Glad you joined us!
I have a problem with numbness in my hands when I ride. I bought gel grips, gel pad gloves, a "Crampbuster," weighted my bars with around 3000 BB's, and pay close attention to my grip like triplethreat suggested. These helped but I still have numbness. Guess it's due in part to being an old fart.
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This numbness is caused by a lack of circulation -- Not enough Blood flowing through those fingers. Larger gloves will remove any tightness/squeezing of the fingers, and the Crampbuster allows you to control the throttle w/o having to squeeze it as much. Another alternative to the Crampbuster is popping a Viagra -- I've heard they enhance blood flow too. :cool:
 

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I went to lower more forward Renthal Streetfighter low bars with ProGrip Superbike gel grips which helped my numbness. My right hand still gets numb some but nothing like before. My forearms are wrecked from motocross, and it is something that I struggle with. Just like when I raced, I have to periodically tell myself to relax my grip, especially when I am riding hard.
 

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Never experienced numb hand with this bike..maby something is wrong with it
The hands or the bike?

It boils down to angle, leverage, vibration, riding position, grips, etc., not something wrong with the bike.

Some of us are older and have worked with our hands quite a bit.
 

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Congrats on the purchase Drewski. It's nice to see that you got the right color:D. I've been riding all my life and this is the first bike that has made my hands go numb so fast. In 6th gear between 4k-5k rpm's my hands will go numb after 10 minutes on the fwy. My new gloves are a little tight and I use slight pressure on the grips. I'm looking for some new grips at the moment.
 

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Welcome! :) Hope you get your numbness sorted out. Could be as simple as tight gloves and the angle of the bars causing a slight pinch.
 

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Hey all, thanks for the input and warm welcome. I decided to try riding without my gloves for a while and the numbness is much less noticable. So I ordered a larger pair of gloves and they should be here soon. It's strange that I've ridden with them for years with no problems until this bike!
 

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I have a similar problem. I chalked it up to getting old and a severely separated shoulder in '99. I did go up in glove size (3xl !) but the hands still tingle after about 30 mins. I just stop and take a break then I'm fine.
 
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