Also, another big thing is that you should move the levers around on the bars untill they suit you. A lot of ppl leave them in the same position that they came out of the factory with, and this is a major cause of wrist pain. Sit on the bike with the bolts loose and get someone to help you position them.
i have the same problem...... but basically there should be no weight at your hands...... it should be so light and freeplay kinda feeling....... only touching the handlebar as if feeling it....... but not resting on it.....
when i first got it....... i sat very upright...... whole arms were straight....... and full weight on the hands and handlebar, but then later, i learn the right seating position..... weight on footpegs, legs grip sideways on the tank NOT resting downwards as it will cause pain, bend your body forward..... if ur tall like me...... to bend properly, u gotta move back in the seats
basically put the sidestand on....... get on your bike, sit on it....... put ur hands behind ur body.... sit
in this position, it should be the right concept...... the weight distribution is correct....... and no or few weight on the handlebars....... ur hands are just to control, not to rest the weight on
hope that helps
ps. i know it's hard to do this at low speeds, especially in traffic or stop and go of 10km/h to 20km/h even 5 mins, and it's killing me...... but at faster speeds, the weight on the palms will be lighter.
yeah i was having the same problem with my wrists and i started to use my legs to grip the tank and put less weight on my wrists. it's helped alot but i still sometimes start to resort back to putting weight on wrists, just gotta practice more.
also does anyone's hands get numb from the handle bars. sometimes when i am riding for a while my hand will get numb and kinda fall asleep. i have the stock bar ends on the bike and i thought it's suppose to to dampen the vibrations enough to prevent this.
Just like everyone else pretty much said. Just tighten up the rest of your body onto the bike (ex. knees and heals) and loosen up on your arms a bit. I've been riding since last June and this was a problem for me for a while. I have since learned to grip the bike better so you'll be fine. Hope this helps man... later
+1 I used to have the same problem as well...Just reiterating what has already been said. Grip the tank with your legs and put the weight on the ball of your feet. Bend your elbows and dont put weight on the clip ons. They are only there for control. Once you get this down you will also realize how much more control you have over the bike in turns at higher speeds.
don't squeeze too tight with your hands...rule of thumb--> you should be able to tap your fingers on the under side of the grips. i'm not saying your weak, but doing some push ups and building up your upper body helps too! sport bikes aren't supposed to be comfortable
I would say just relax in general.
Are you a new rider? After a bunch of miles you will let go of the
feeling that you need to grab hard on to the bike to be riding it.
Relaxing, especially your arms and elbows and getting your
weight mostly on your balls of your feet, stomach on the tank back
this will allow you feel the bike better, have better weight distribution,
and also allow blood to flow you hands !
This was already said..kinda, but bend your elbows, and tuck them in towards the tank. You'll lean forward more, but you can line your wrist more straignt with (or perpendicular to) the clip on, instead of having your arm straight, and your wrist ben't outwards. + everything everyone else said about taking your weight off your wrists. A good test is to be able to shake your arms loosly around (like you slept on your arms last night) while still holding the bars. You'll know there is no weight on your arms if you can shake them loosly. I have been practicing this for a while, and I always have to think about it, every time I ride, Its not something that comes naturally, and your inner thigh and lower back will hurt from the effort.
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