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bar vibration/ hand numbness

thought I'd post this for anyone that might have the problem (SPY you mentioned it before). http://www.competitionaccessories.co...roduct_ID=6462
don't know if it works.

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Re: bar vibration/ hand numbness

any one try this? i am considering getting rid of the 954 because of the damn vibration... just got back from 500 mile trip and my hands still feel tingly. really bad at speeds above 130 mph.
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Re: bar vibration/ hand numbness

Heavy bar ends will help.

http://www.hvmparts.com/

Make sure you change hand position frequently, and work on gripping the bars lightly rather than "death gripping" while riding too.




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Re: bar vibration/ hand numbness

Put the biggest, heaviest bar ends on you can find. They made a big difference to me.
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Re: bar vibration/ hand numbness

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Heavy bar ends will help.

http://www.hvmparts.com/

Make sure you change hand position frequently, and work on gripping the bars lightly rather than "death gripping" while riding too.

yup already got a Short Pair (11.8 oz each).

on long rides i usually am able to let go and ride with my fingers extended, although i am always conscience of how tight i grip the bar but i always end up with a crease from the glove seam inprinted in my hand.

gonna do a whole maintainence overhaul this weekend, let hope that helps.
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....just got back from 500 mile trip and my hands still feel tingly. really bad at speeds above 130 mph.
Where in NY is the posted speed limit 130mhp?
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Re: bar vibration/ hand numbness

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Where in NY is the posted speed limit 130mhp?
Funny - I was wondering the same thing. Maybe I should consider a trip to NY...

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Heavy bar ends will help.

http://www.hvmparts.com/

Make sure you change hand position frequently, and work on gripping the bars lightly rather than "death gripping" while riding too.

They are Out of Stock and have been for a long time, does anyone know if they are still making them?
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Funny - I was wondering the same thing. Maybe I should consider a trip to NY...
I was in upstate NY a few years back and speed limits were much higher then that!!

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Make sure you change hand position frequently, and work on gripping the bars lightly rather than "death gripping" while riding too.
I agree. Even on long trips I suffer from very little discomfort or numbness in the hands and wrists. I think this is because I ride with relaxed elbows which makes for a good wrist angle and very little weight on the hands. It also means I'm less likely to make accidental steering inputs if I hit bumps.

The attachment is a candid shot of me on tour taken a couple of weeks back by a roadside photographer on the old road north of Sydney. It illustrates what I mean by "relaxed elbows". I can ride all day like this without getting any soreness.

But in contrast, riding my bicycle to work, a mere 10 klm, I tend to notice numb hands occasionally because the riding position puts weight on my wrists.
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Re: bar vibration/ hand numbness

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any one try this? i am considering getting rid of the 954 because of the damn vibration... just got back from 500 mile trip and my hands still feel tingly. really bad at speeds above 130 mph.
Don't see how you can install the bar snake on a 954. It is made for handlebars not clipons.

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