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Offline Jonny2001

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Re: Got numb hands?
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2011, 06:21:06 AM »
*Originally Posted by t8coco [+]
Sounds like you are holding the bars too tight

Yeah, I'm pretty sure I am too, just like I keep my knees too tightly on the tank sometimes too. I forgot to mention that I do have a throttle rocker, but it's not solving the whole problem. I'm gonna try and concentrate on relaxing my hands.

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Re: Got numb hands?
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2011, 09:12:04 PM »
Iam certain it is about relaxing your upper body.Try it and see! Good luck it will work.

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Re: Got numb hands?
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2011, 08:39:32 AM »
I have also had numb throttle hand while riding at higher speeds.  Personally don't think I am giving it a death grip either.  At about 4200 rpm's, in all gears I am sensing a high frequency vibration.  Best way to feel the bike come into the vibration is to set my hand on the clutch lever.  As I accelerate up to about 4200 rpm's the vibration starts.  This is not a handle bar shaking vibration but rather a high frequency vibration.  Anyone else got this going on.  Have not talked to service about this as I wanted to post here first for any feedback from fellow owners.  Thanks
BTW.....Love the bike but at highway speeds this is a little annoying.
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Re: Got numb hands?
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2011, 04:43:32 AM »
Not me, got OEM heated grips and XC risers. Very comfy.

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Re: Got numb hands?
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2011, 02:49:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by Seaforth Kid [+]
I have also had numb throttle hand while riding at higher speeds.  Personally don't think I am giving it a death grip either.  At about 4200 rpm's, in all gears I am sensing a high frequency vibration.  Best way to feel the bike come into the vibration is to set my hand on the clutch lever.  As I accelerate up to about 4200 rpm's the vibration starts.  This is not a handle bar shaking vibration but rather a high frequency vibration.  Anyone else got this going on.  Have not talked to service about this as I wanted to post here first for any feedback from fellow owners.  Thanks
BTW.....Love the bike but at highway speeds this is a little annoying.
Yep I get pretty much the exact same thing on my XC.  I find it worse on a light throttle, no issues if I'm accelerating through that rev range.  I also noticed that at about 80mph my right hand mirror is perfect but the left hand has a but of vibration on it, I can still see something is behind me but it is slightly fuzzy.

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Re: Got numb hands?
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2011, 03:04:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Seaforth Kid [+]
I have also had numb throttle hand while riding at higher speeds.  Personally don't think I am giving it a death grip either.  At about 4200 rpm's, in all gears I am sensing a high frequency vibration.  Best way to feel the bike come into the vibration is to set my hand on the clutch lever.  As I accelerate up to about 4200 rpm's the vibration starts.  This is not a handle bar shaking vibration but rather a high frequency vibration.  Anyone else got this going on.  Have not talked to service about this as I wanted to post here first for any feedback from fellow owners.  Thanks
BTW.....Love the bike but at highway speeds this is a little annoying.

How many miles up to now? I am asking because my dealer claimed that a new engine may be rough until it is ran in.

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Re: Got numb hands?
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2011, 09:33:30 AM »
I only have about 1200 miles (1931 kilometers)
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Re: Got numb hands?
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2011, 08:23:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by rugby536 [+]
Yep I get pretty much the exact same thing on my XC.  I find it worse on a light throttle, no issues if I'm accelerating through that rev range.  I also noticed that at about 80mph my right hand mirror is perfect but the left hand has a but of vibration on it, I can still see something is behind me but it is slightly fuzzy.

same here, quite bizarre how it is the left hand mirror more than the right.  I am also doing a couple hundred mile commute so I really get to feel the buzz in the hands. Yes, you can vary the speed between 65 and 85 but it is still there.

I think it has worsened since the 500 service, I am now at 1400.

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Re: Got numb hands?
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2011, 04:24:09 AM »
I used to get that alot until I got a throttle thingie that allows the palm of the hand operate the throttle rather than having a death grip on it.
Basically the issue was holding on too tight.
There is a picture of the gizmo on the top of the second page of the article below.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/191431/how_to_relieve_motorcycle_and_scooter.html?cat=5

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Re: Got numb hands?
« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2011, 01:23:29 AM »
I get numb hands as well on the XC.  I'll wait until I install the heated grips before doing anything about it.  I definitely want some kind of throttle lock.  Bar end weights can sometimes help too.

 


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