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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-31-2011, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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so who elses hands go numb while riding?? its so annoying
my throttle had does it all the time i so need some iso grips and a throttle lock lol

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Numb hands

I haven't been riding long, and I love my 750, but yeah, my throttle hand gets numb as hell and it drives me nuts! I'm not really interested in a cruise control, but what goodies are on the market that can dampen the vibration down a little?
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The cramp buster helps a lot with that or throttle rocker. The throttle return spring was so stout on my kz1000 police bike that I wondered how they had any feeling left in the right hand when they spent a day on one on duty. The throttle rocker really helped a bunch but I still got the fuzzy right hand. And, you have to be careful when you have it not to rev when you mean to brake with your right hand.

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I went from my full fingered gloves to the fingerless and got into that thing, I switched back to the fingered gloves and it helps a lot, and I don't notice the heat difference really... I like to have a throttle lock of some type, its good to let you snap a vest snap that has been left open or even fasten a helmet strap that this ole dummy left unfastened, also lets you work the buzz or numbness out of the fingers...
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I to recommend the cramp buster. The BEST purchase you can make for your bike that is under $12. It is installed/removed in seconds and will help to give your fingers a rest by using the bottom of your palm.

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I to recommend the cramp buster. The BEST purchase you can make for your bike that is under $12. It is installed/removed in seconds and will help to give your fingers a rest by using the bottom of your palm.
Yep, a +1000 on that. Your hands mostly get numb or tingly from griping the bars too tight. (the vulcans "buzz" is very soft really)

My 8 dollar ( on sale at the dealer ) cramp buster (I use the CB1 as it is easier to get out of the way when not needed) was the best 8 bucks I ever spent. You can relax your grip and let the palm of your hand control the throttle

Throttle locks are nice too, but I never seen the need for one unless you are going on a loooong trip.

I hate the "Iso" grips, and use Gel grips, and have learned to relax my hold on them a bit....that with the crampbuster I have no problems with my hands, even on my FJR which has a pretty buzzy area right in the power band.

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mine vibrates pretty good and i think its in the motor at about 3 to 4 k

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Do a search on "dampeners."

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I have the bar-ends anti vibes that helped some but the best solution is to be able to take your hands off the grips and shake some blood back into your fingers.

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