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Gloves and nerve damage

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:17 pm



My fingers would go numb on long runs, I had a set of foam grips, doctor says I probably beat the nerves up in my hands but right is worse, he told me that he see's this alot in bicyclist, after traveling into our walmart I noticed the bicycle riders gloves[Bell] have the gel in the places that your nerves are, now I'm sure they make them for motorcycles too but not at 15 bucks...I since got myself some ISO grips so between the two I'm good to ride again..A trip to Sa. Tx. from KC.Ks will do it..So if you guy's are experiencing numb hands there is a cure..Ride on and good luck...



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Re: Gloves and nerve damage

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:19 am

I used to get numb hands like that on my old GSXR, where a lot of your weight is resting on your hands, with your wrists extended upward all of the time. I don't get that on my Goldwing - I also have foam grips, and my wrists are straight out, not bent, while riding.

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Re: Gloves and nerve damage

Postby themainviking » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:53 pm

If it is just the last three fingers ending in the pinky, on the hand, this is called carpal tunnel syndrome, and the only way to really fix it is with surgery. I had both hands done fifteen years ago, lost about forty percent of the strength in my hands and it took about five years to get most of it back, but my hands don't go numb anymore. Anyone who does really repititious work with their hands can get this. Mechanics, pulling wrenches - computer people on keyboards - anyone using electronic control panels with lots of touch switches - secretaries with typewriters (now computers - see above)
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Re: Gloves and nerve damage

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:25 pm

I haven't taken any more really long trips so my hand is much better, I should get a throttle lock and I won't make that mistake again.. :(

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Re: Gloves and nerve damage

Postby dingdong » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:28 am

My hands get numb on the 1500 but not the 1000 so I know it is the handle bar position on the 1500 that is causing it. No way to correct this on the 1500!
I have fount that a Cramp Buster helps when not using the cruise control. Lets me keep the wrists straight. I don't like to ride with gloves unless I have to.


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