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Old 11-22-2012, 02:53 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Numbness might come from her putting all her weight on the wrists!

Tell her to clamp her knees around the tank and have the least amount of weight on the handlebars.

Is she complaining about shaking or vibrations? Some bikes vibrate more than others especially if someone swtiched the rubber grips on the handlebar.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:32 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Numbness might come from her putting all her weight on the wrists!

Tell her to clamp her knees around the tank and have the least amount of weight on the handlebars.

Is she complaining about shaking or vibrations? Some bikes vibrate more than others especially if someone swtiched the rubber grips on the handlebar.
This, and I've noticed a lot of females ride with their elbows straight. This puts a lot of weight on your wrists and may make you grip even harder. Also it's not safe because any movement from your body is directly transferred to the handlebars.

Keep elbows bent!
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:38 AM   #43 (permalink)
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This, and I've noticed a lot of females ride with their elbows straight. This puts a lot of weight on your wrists and may make you grip even harder. Also it's not safe because any movement from your body is directly transferred to the handlebars.

Keep elbows bent!
Because our arms are shorter. Gotta compensate with leaning more forward.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:52 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Yup.

she has numbness because:

1) she's hanging on for dear life (like someone already said, grip tank with knees, and use the core muscles)

2) she needs to not only bend her elbows, but drop them. if she's on a sportbike, her elbows should be lower than the handlebars.

with time, and experience she'll stop the death grip. I still do it on my cbr 1000rr, esp when I'm on the track. it's got so much torque, I feel like I'm going to fly off when I crack the throttle.

my hands are never numb on my zx6r.

vibration - did you ride the bike? what do you think? I think heavier bar end weights to dampen the 'vibration'.

she'll get used to it, and it won't feel so wierd. put the bike on a rear stand and let her try different positions. so she can get used to it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:40 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Been meaning to respond. She says she doesnt have a death grip but we have to wait till after the ride today to try the things you guys talked about.

I havent taken the bike for a long ride yet, hopefully later today.


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Does that ever work?


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It only works on guys

Even if she drops her elbows parallel to her wrists, that'll help a ton.

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