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    Numb Hands?

    OK I ride a XS650. They are known for their vibration at higher rpms. Anyone have any little tricks to keep my hands from going numb during highway trips?
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    first is to relax your grip which should do the trick, then you can try bar-ends, then there's filling your bars up with BB's or sand or that BarSnake/tm thing or any sort of wieght/counterweight idea. then there are different bars to suit your ergos better. but first try the loose grip thing.

    others should have better tricks 'cause numb hands/fingers usually just mean that i'm doing something wrong...as opposed to the bike...from my POV.
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    I figured it was kind of my fault. The hard one to keep from going numb is my right because I have to keep on the throttle so much to keep it at a decent speed on the highway
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    put a smaller sprocket on the rear wheel

    they are geared stupidly low for highway use
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    Yea I should do that. They are geared stupidly low. It comes stock with a 17 and a 34. I think i am gonna go to a 32 out back and keep the 17.
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    don't bother wasting your time just dropping two teeth

    get real and at least drop 4

    I'd drop 6

    unless you are a real heavyweight...... like say over 300 pounds and your bike is obese

    it will pull it just fine

    run a taller rear tire too
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    Check your engine mount bolts
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    I get this also. Not really numb but just kind of a buzzing feeling. My grips are kinda old and hard so I'm thinking of trying new grips also.
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    See my hands go like dead numb its kind of disconcerting when you try and reach for the break and your fingers fumble around with the lever. But I am going to change the gearing so that should help.
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    It could also be your wrist position. Carpal tunnel syndrome.

    Try to adjust your clutch/brake levers so your wrists are straight when on the bike.




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