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I have finally been riding my bike to work the last week. I ride side roads and freeways. Either way, my hands seem to go numb. It's only about a 5-6 mile commute. Is this normal? I am riding stock tires. Would different tires make this better, or is this what you get with a single thumper? :)

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I've never had my hands go numb ( just my backside ) riding a DRZ, but that's on an SM. I don't know how much the S's DeathWings contribute to vibration.

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Dont ride tite, let the bike do what it wants to do.

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I've got these on my DRZ, work great on the street and dirt. Stock grips still yield a smooth ride with flexx bars. The stock DRZ speedo interferes with their cross bar pad, but other than that, fitment is a snap.

http://www.fasstco.com/

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I've got these on my DRZ, work great on the street and dirt. Stock grips still yield a smooth ride with flexx bars. The stock DRZ speedo interferes with their cross bar pad, but other than that, fitment is a snap.

http://www.fasstco.com/

Those are some sweet bars. The price is salty though.

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I agree, loosen up on your grip and relax and let the bike work. I used to ride like that and would get major arm pump with in 20mins or so. Also change your bars to Aluminum ones, they make a huge differnece compared to metal bars.:)

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Those are some sweet bars. The price is salty though.

Not to be flippant, but carpal tunnel syndrome treatments/surgery aint' cheap either. Both my boys called me a wuss for putting on the flexx bars until they took my bike down a rough trail, now they're wanting a set!

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I may be a noob, but 2250 miles on my 400sm in a month have taught me alot. First, it will get better, ride a little further forward and grip the tank with your knees. Not a death grip! Same for the hands, especially your right hand. Alternate your throttle hand grip, changing hand position and squeezing with different fingers keeps you from cramping up. I changed my grips and filled my bars with silicone. Also changed my front sprocket to a 16 tooth, this was like adding a 6th gear and eliminated alot of vibration at freeway speeds. And I guess I am just toughening up and getting used to it, actually look forward to riding to work.

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Not to be flippant, but carpal tunnel syndrome treatments/surgery aint' cheap either. Both my boys called me a wuss for putting on the flexx bars until they took my bike down a rough trail, now they're wanting a set!

How much does it interfere with the speedo? Lets see pics. I like the bars.

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shouldnt have to grip the bars to much at all i always hold the bars pretty lose unless i am riding like an idoit then i hang on for dear life :-)

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You can install gel grips and dont hang on so tight.

Agreed, Don't hang on so tight, lit the bike do what it wants. I always get arm pump after a long winter, and then I learn to relax again. Go ahead and hug it w/ your knees, she ain't gonna bite.:)

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Are you using tight fitting gloves? Try a test run with some basic leather work gloves that fit loose and see if that helps.

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Loosen your grip on the bars. Sounds like your riding very tense.

it really is that simple. No matter how soft the grips are, if you have a death grip on the bars, you will have problems.

My grips and bars are rock hard, never have an issue, even on 600+ mile days.....relax.

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I have the same issue with my two longest fingers, and main member, very strange...no one else I know experiences this. What's up, it's a stock seat?

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yeah you're gripping too tightly, i used to ride a cbr600rr and was constantly numb, but the drz has never given me a hint of numbness, even with the bar ends removed.

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