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post #1 of 22 Old 07-25-2010, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Hand Going to sleep when riding!?

For some reason, about 60% of the time when I ride, my ride fingers start to tingle and go to sleep. If I take it off the handlebar for just a few seconds, it will wake up. It even does this on short 10-15 minute drives.
I have tried keeping a really loose grip, tried relaxing my arms, I used gloves. I am not sure why it's doing that.

Any advice?
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post #2 of 22 Old 07-25-2010, 07:35 PM
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Had the same problem with my 01 Connie. There was too much weight on my wrists. After experimenting with bar risers etc. I solved the problem by installing a set of Storz touring bars. The bars not only changed the height of my hands but also the angle of my wrists. You will just have to experiment with different bars and risers until you find the right combo for you. This is assumming you don't have carpal tunnel syndrome or other circulation problems.

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For some reason, about 60% of the time when I ride, my ride fingers start to tingle and go to sleep. If I take it off the handlebar for just a few seconds, it will wake up. It even does this on short 10-15 minute drives.
I have tried keeping a really loose grip, tried relaxing my arms, I used gloves. I am not sure why it's doing that.

Any advice?
Maybe put "bar weights" inside ends of handle bars,,I have some in mine,,and it reduces handlebar vibration,,which is probably what is putting your hands to sleep. My hands did the same thing until I put the weights in.
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For some reason, about 60% of the time when I ride, my ride fingers start to tingle and go to sleep. If I take it off the handlebar for just a few seconds, it will wake up. It even does this on short 10-15 minute drives.
I have tried keeping a really loose grip, tried relaxing my arms, I used gloves. I am not sure why it's doing that.

Any advice?


I put a set of Pro Grip 737 grips on and they killed most of the vibes. They're larger diameter than the stock grips and nice and squishy! Also they last a long time.

If the bike is biased weight foward (forks not all the way extended in the triple clamps and/or rear shock preload too stiff) you will tend to put more weight on your hands. Rotating the bars (foward or backward) may help also.

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I put a set of Pro Grip 737 grips on and they killed most of the vibes. They're larger diameter than the stock grips and nice and squishy! Also they last a long time.
Just added to my cart! Thank you!

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Thank You. I will try the grips first, mainly because I want some gel ones anyways. Then, if that does not work. I will take up some of the other suggestions too.
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post #7 of 22 Old 07-29-2010, 03:18 PM
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What are those foam grip covers called? Anyone? Anyway, those help a lot and are cheap.




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What are those foam grip covers called? Anyone? Anyway, those help a lot and are cheap.
Grip Puppies. Love them, on my second pair (they do wear out).

http://www.casporttouring.com/cst/mo...0/GPSMALL.html

These go over your regular grips.

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Bam. Thanks, Tom. Yeah, they're dopeness. And not pricey.




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Gotta love it. Grip puppies. At some point somebody said, "we need a unique name for this product...one people won't forget...."




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