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post #1 of 20 Old 06-18-2008, 08:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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"KLR Elbow"??

Since I got back from Iraq this year and started riding to work every day back in March I got this wicked, feels like a bruise, stabbing when I do pull-ups or PT constant pain on the inside of my right elbow...

I have been riding my Road King a lot since the weather has been good- and notice a reduction in pain. Few weeks back, it was gonna rain, so I drug out the KLR and whammo, instant pain (inside elbow)...

Just wondering if anyone else is having or had "ergonomic" issues with their KLR.

Rode it yesterday and was trying to figure what I can do to change my riding position. Might take off the risers and pull the the bars back more.

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post #2 of 20 Old 06-18-2008, 08:32 AM
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Might be related to the throttle. Some type of throttle assist device might help.

Removing the risers should be quick and easy. That'll tell you something.
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I get a nice soreness in my shoulder after riding for an hour or so, its better when i ride everyday and it sort of goes away, but I get the same pain from keeping my hand up on the throttle of an airplane. I'd say keep riding the KLR everyday and see if it goes away.
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I experience ergonomic issues and adjust my arm positions randomly also. I tend to naturally end up putting pressure on my shoulders like a sport bike rider would. Instead, I need to make myself relax and drop my shoulders. The bike has a neutral riding position normally, but I'm 6'-1" and can sometimes feel cramped so I find ways to stretch out. As I change seating positions the arms and legs will naturally follow and put pressure in different areas. Even though the KLR caters to taller people, there is a point of being too tall.
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I experience ergonomic issues and adjust my arm positions randomly also. I tend to naturally end up putting pressure on my shoulders like a sport bike rider would. Instead, I need to make myself relax and drop my shoulders. The bike has a neutral riding position normally, but I'm 6'-1" and can sometimes feel cramped so I find ways to stretch out. As I change seating positions the arms and legs will naturally follow and put pressure in different areas. Even though the KLR caters to taller people, there is a point of being too tall.
yeah - 6"6"... I guess I sorta am too tall sometimes.

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post #6 of 20 Old 06-18-2008, 09:52 PM
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I'd rotate the bars first. Lots of adjustment to be had and it could just be a few degrees making a huge difference.
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post #7 of 20 Old 06-19-2008, 12:00 AM
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I was actually thinking about getting bar risers due to the same issue. I have tried rotating the bars and gotten no better response with my elbow problem.
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My guess is you pulled your bi-cept tendon. Ice it every night for 15 minutes for two weeks and you'll be good as new.

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Sound like tendonitis. (tennis elbow) I get it often since I'm an electrician. (we get it the most next to tennis players) It probably has nothing to do with the KLR. It's a repetitive motion problem. Probably some job at work. The only way to fix it is ice and don't use it as much as possible. It does go away....

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post #10 of 20 Old 06-19-2008, 06:42 PM
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Sound like tendonitis. (tennis elbow) I get it often since I'm an electrician. (we get it the most next to tennis players) It probably has nothing to do with the KLR. It's a repetitive motion problem. Probably some job at work. The only way to fix it is ice and don't use it as much as possible. It does go away....
So what can you do about it?
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