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post #1 of 17 Old 08-01-2013, 05:35 PM Thread Starter
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Low tech solution for wrist fatigue

I've always had problems with my throttle wrist getting sore after even comparatively short rides. On my old ninja i attributed this to the riding position and the weight i put on it. So i was disappointed to find it was just as bad with my glee.

Tried grip puppies (slightly better, but not much) and a Go Cruise (useless for non-highway riding, and in the way of my fingers).

My low tech solution is to zip tie an old dress sock to the grip to form a slight wrist rest. It's enough that i can relax and stretch my hand while riding, but doesn't get in the way during braking or anything else. Not pretty, but my wrist feels great!

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You wash that thing first?
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You wash that thing first?
Nah, this way it also works as an anti-theft device!

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You realize there are very inexpensive options out there don't ya, like the throttle rocker and the crampbuster?

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You realize there are very inexpensive options out there don't ya, like the throttle rocker and the crampbuster?
True, but 1) they aren't free, and 2) they seem like they would prevent you from getting a good grip on the throttle during a panic stop or off roading (or at least cause you to gun the engine while you do). Granted i haven't tried them, so maybe not.

Much like a V-Strom, it may not be the most attractive but it gets the job done.

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Are you above average height?

If you still have weight on your wrists after coming from sports bikes to the more upright riding position of the Wee perhaps you need bar risers.

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My low tech solution is to zip tie an old dress sock to the grip to form a slight wrist rest. It's enough that i can relax and stretch my hand while riding, but doesn't get in the way during braking or anything else. Not pretty, but my wrist feels great!

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i don't get it

how does it work or help or benefit at all??

to me it looks like a sock zip-tied to a grip...but hey i guess if it works for you then rock on! :mrgreen:

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I ended my wrist pain when Coach Stroud gave a tip at the BMW gathering in Wy. a few years ago. Keep your wrists straight or bent down but never up and after applying this the pain ended.
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I'm 6-1, so bar risers may be a good tip.

I wish i could claim it's more sophisticated, but sock & zip tie is it. It works because it provides a little bit of a flat surface on the cylindrical grip so i can just lean with my palm instead of gripping the...grip.

This may be related to my hand position (i almost always have the brake covered), so maybe some folks don't have this issue.

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zip tie an old dress sock to the grip
Note that this is this guy's 20th posting. He just posted this so he can sell his spare matching wrist support in the for-sale forum.

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