Originally Posted by orbiker
Does anyone else have wrist pain from handlebar angle?
I have been riding Harleys for a long long time. Since I have started riding the XCT (about 2500 mile so far) my wrists have started to hurt after riding. I think the angle is ergonomically incorrect.
Is this happening to anyone else?
I have noticed it some. Had the same "problem" on the Goldwing, although you could adjust them some if you knew how. Trouble is, these are solid bar so short of taking a pipe bender to them and taking the chance of popping off chrome you are kinda stuck.
Let go of the death grip. When in traffic and working the controls they are fine, but you payed for a cruise and it is a good enough one, use it. Let your hands rest lightly with thumbs on the bottom. Your hands are still in position for what ever jumps in front of you. Move around and change positions, it helps. The XCT is very true going down the road in every condition I have ridden in so far. Surprising for a bar mounted fairing.
Adjust the height of the bars. Two of the screws are enough to move the bars up and down. Make sure you have a heavy blanket all the way across your tank, they let go all at once. I learned that one on a Yamaha.
A throttle rocker helps but the XT has a very "long" throttle so some may not find it any help.
One person mentioned the handlebars are too short, IMHO they are fine but the factory seating is too far back. Move forward an inch or so and I find the handling and agility improves quite a bit. Just my observation, YMMV
Good luck on finding a solution and be sure to share it. I'm in if you find a better way.