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post #1 of 42 Old 05-13-2018, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle fatigue ?

Just got home from a nice Sunday round of wind therapy and noticed my right thumb is really hurting. Not the first time its did this. My throttle hand tends to get some pretty good fatigue after about 45 minutes in the saddle. Mainly in the base of the the thumb. Anyone else have this ? And what may help ? suggestions ? Thanks !
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post #2 of 42 Old 05-13-2018, 04:38 PM
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Yup ....both throttle lock like GoCruise2 and a cramp buster will help.

I prefer the crampbuster with the velcro strap






the thumb wheel is important.

Grip puppies help sore hands as well.


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You could try a crampbuster - this will allow you to hold the throttle with your palm on top of the throttle once you're going. Also helpful is some sort of throttle lock where you can take your hand off the throttle on flat roads to stretch and give your hand a short break. Go Cruise works well, is easy to engage/disengage and is reasonably priced.

Another issue might be grip size/glove thickness. Maybe too fat or too skinny for your taste? Do you have vibration in the bars or non-stock bar ends? Just throwing out some random ideas.

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Gripping too hard likely, look into some grip buddies or grip puppies. The crampbuster and such are really handy, but I have found that grip diameter and type of glove really helps as well.

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tight glove will do your thumb in for sure


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WOw, it got covered well. Tight gloves and the Go-cruise and Crampbuster. I use all three on both bikes. Well fitting gloves and the crampbuster set will let you just rest your hand on the throttle for cruising and if you wanna pick your nose or dig in the tank bag for travel snacks the Go-Cruise will hold your head of steam pretty well.

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I wired in the Rostra universal cruise. I loved it so much I did the same on my old Harley. Now I can't imagine owning a bike without cruise.

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I prefer the Go Cruise instead of the Cramp Buster. I don’t have the one with the wheel but I’m quite satisfied with it.
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Grip puppies with good gloves are magic; a light touch will hold throttle all day without a cramp. I ran a 240 mi loop Sat with Puppies and Sedici gloves, no cramps at all riding two hours at a stretch.
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All of these aids and suggestions will help but you need to consciously relax more, and change your grip now and then. On a straight and boring road grip with fingers only, or open and wriggle your fingers while holding the throttle with your palm.

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