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post #1 of 6 Old 09-22-2009, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Left wrist pain

So yesterday I went on an almost 400 mile ride with a couple buddies. This is the longest ride I have ever been on. Previously I have done around 150 miles a few times. 95% of it was 2 lane, and fairly twisty. Now, I am a ner rider only having my Wee for about 4 mo. and 2,000 miles. So today my left wrist on the inside is hurting pretty bad. I've never had this before so I'm kinda wondering if anyone else has had it. I'm guessing maybe I just held on too tight, or perhaps the handlebar angle is bad for me. What do you guys think?
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as you get more used to the bike and your hands strenghten up it wont happen any more . i find it happens to me in the spring time or if i havent ridden in a while . try not to push against the bars when brakeing . i find i tend to do this and my wrists get sore . i think more of a dirt bike bar would help as they have a flater bend

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I would suggest to check the angle of your clutch lever to the bars. If the clutch or front brake lever are to high, you could experience some pain. It could also be the bars. I put gen mar risers on a while back and things seem to be better for my overall comfort level. It could also be just getting used to riding that far as previously stated. Getting your bike set up to fit you perfectly requires some patience but isn't all that hard to do. Try some different adjustments to the bars and see what works best for you.

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Risers didn't solve it for me yet (2" Rox), next thing is new bars.

I haven't tried CJH's idea of checking the angle of my clutch lever, I have no problems with my right wrist, it's my left that gets sore on long rides.

For me though, after 13K miles on it this past year, I'd say I am as used to it as I can get, I am working on alternatives.


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I would think a bad angle would affect both wrists. Do make an effort to relax your grip and see if that helps.

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Do make an effort to relax your grip and see if that helps.
+1. Get a Crampbuster for each side, and relax your arms and wrists while riding.

And with all due respect, do not heed those who say to ignore it until you toughen up. You can do a lot of nerve damage if you don't correct the problem. Pain is a signal that something ain't right.
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