Anyone ever have an issue with your hands going numb while ridin? I dont hold myself up with my arms but my hands still seem to be losing circulation.
not really unless im sitting on the highway for hours. everyone is different. i heard that fitting fatter grips might open your hand up and improve circulation.
Only after riding a big twin -- Ducati 959 Panigale. My wrists were buzzing. Oh, and my ass was on fire too (tail pipe is right under seat).
Good answer below.
This is great! Sometimes just switching up the angle of how and where your hand is placed on the handlebar can make a difference. If you hand is bent in or out slightly and not straight in line with your elbow you can get a little pinch and your hands can get numb. I'd first experiment with the above suggestions and taking a look at hand placement....if they still get numb it could be something more serious....(i have carpal tunnel and in one of my high side crashes I hurt my neck and ever since then my hands go numb when riding and it all stems from the pinch in my neck and back.....)Generally, pain in your hands and upper arms should be considered a result of bad riding position. There are exceptions of course, perhaps due to medical conditions, or say if you're forced to go long stretches two up, weaving through dense traffic, or in other stop and go conditions, or if you're racing. Generally though, one shouldn't apply any sort of force through the hands and upper body, except for steering inputs. This means that your hands should maintain a relaxed grip on the bars and shouldn't bear any of your weight. Under these conditions, arm and hand fatigue shouldn't be severe, even under prolonged riding (unless the needed steering effort is great, i.e. there's frequent cornering at high speeds), as most of the load is borne by your leg and core muscles.