Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Maybe I'm not describing the problem very well.
Because the bars are rotated more towards me, the angle of my hand in relation to my wrist / arm is at a more extreme angle (let's say 80 degrees) when at full throttle, and my elbow is lower. This causes pain in the tendons of the top of my hand from the extreme angle from twisting the throttle over time. I would like to rotate the throttle assembly forward so the position at full throttle would put the hand / wrist angle at a shallower angle, with my elbow higher. Basically, return it to the angle it's at when the bars are further forward, but keeping the bars where they are because that relieves my shoulder pain.
Without any modifications to the bike, my two current options are pain in my shoulder with bars rotated back, or pain in my hand when they rotated forward. Grip puppies and throttle locks are for increasing grip comfort and / or relief from long distance cramping, which are not my current problems.
2016 V-Strom 650
2017 BMW RnineT