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Is it just me or does anyone else get bad throttle hand numbness when riding their 04 750? I never used to get it on the 02 600 and it's becoming a problem as I get it when I need to brake hard which makes it a real effort. Any remedies??
 

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I had the same problem when I first bought my 05 600. I noticed that it didn't happen when I rode without gloves though. I bought different style of gloves and haven't had the problem since.
 

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It's usally the gloves and the position of the hand. Try gripping the throttle different or a new pair of gloves. A good rule of thumb when your buying gloves is to put it ona nd if the area between your thumb and first finger is not touching then your ok, if it raises off the skin then the glove is to tight.
 

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Gel gloves solved my problem. I think they are Olympia or something like that. Definitely the gloves.....
 

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I rode almost 400 miles yesterday and i was def. hurting myself, i have alpinestar gloves but they didnt help all that much. my right shoulder is a little sore today but after all the miles im not as bad as i thought.If clip ons help let everyone know. even if i get used to it i want to be comfortable.
 

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Try gripping the bike with your legs rather than holding on with hands, it reduces the pressure on your wrists (I got throttle numbness and that seems to have fixed it for me)
 

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My buddy has that problem and it was real bad when he took VIagra and his date never showed up !

Gloves do help, try to relax those hands also.
 

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I might try a new set of gloves as mine do seem to be a bit tight. Some how they have shrunk a little or my hands are getting bigger. I don't get any problems with sore wrists, just a numb throttle hand.
Hmmm.....a new set of Alpine Stars GP Pro gloves are looking good right now.
 

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I know your pain man. I ride 100+ miles a day now commuting to school and my throttle hand always go numb. I got Joe Rocket speedmaster gloves and they're great for feedback but suck for comfort. I also have delrin bar end sliders so they do nothing to help minimize vibrations. I got a 600, so I dont know too much about the nature of the 750's motor, but the 600 has a very annoying buzz that begins around 8 grand. I'm looking in to getting some lead inserts because I can't take much more of this.
 

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It's not the gloves, It's your position. Mine do it even when I don't wear gloves at all.
You are holding yourself up with your arms and your weight is on your wrists
Change your positon
Your legs should do all the work
Keep the arms as close to parallel to the ground as possible
On long rides down the highway I put my left arm across the tank and rest my right elbow on the back of my left hand
Only thing my right hand is doing is kepping the throttle twisted
There is also a thing called a HMV bar end that reduces vibration. Haven't tried it though.
 

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It's not the gloves, It's your position. Mine do it even when I don't wear gloves at all.
You are holding yourself up with your arms and your weight is on your wrists
Change your positon
Your legs should do all the work
Keep the arms as close to parallel to the ground as possible
On long rides down the highway I put my left arm across the tank and rest my right elbow on the back of my left hand
Only thing my right hand is doing is kepping the throttle twisted
There is also a thing called a HMV bar end that reduces vibration. Haven't tried it though.
I know all this dude. Like I said before I don't get sore wrists. I even tried riding in a racers position to see if this would help but it had no effect. I had no dramas with it when I had my 600 and it had a very similar riding position to the 750. My gloves are pretty old and they are a little tight so either way I'm up for some new ones.
 

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Gloves may help but just like the rest of the body there are pressure points in the hand and by using the position you are and by holding yourself up instead of using your legs your putting pressure on those points in your hand causing the numbness. Just try using a little more leg and reposition your hand on the grip.

And good gloves never hurt : )
 
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