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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-20-2012, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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So here is a twist on the age old numb hands issue. My hands only go numb when wearing gloves. I tried an experiment on yesterdays ride. I have 2 different pair this happens with one with gel in the palm one without. They went numb pretty fast with the gloves on, I took the gloves off and for the next 30 miles of the ride no issues. I prefer to wear gloves as my overall hand fatigue is less and obviously they are more protected. So thoughts? The gloves are both shorter summer gloves with a not too tight not too loose fit. In other words under all other circumstances the perfect fit.
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Maybe with gloves on, you unconsciously grip tighter to get the feel you need to be comfortable. Without gloves, maybe not as tight of a grip to get the same comfort feeling. The circulation in your hands is certainly better the more relaxed they are. Just a thought...

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Has crossed my mind as well. Looking for simple advice on how to deal with it from folks who have run into it. First time I have had this issue in 25+ years of riding motorcycles, mini bikes on up.
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Gloves, plus hand position on the hb apes. That's why I took mine off Will.

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Gloves, plus hand position on the hb apes. That's why I took mine off Will.
I would agree with just hand position except for the no issue with no gloves. Certainly a tip to think about as well.
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I rode 400 miles yesterday with the new bars I got to replace the hb's. No problem, no soreness, no numbness,and above all, no broken right wrist feel from the hand position. That's just me, I'm not a big guy, dont have the real wide shoulders.

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That would be a difference then, not that I am huge but the bars are right below my shoulder height, I had issues with the stock bars being too low.
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So just how tight are they on your wrist?
I don't use the wrist Velcro strap and mater of fact I always ride with gloves. Cut down on the age spots if you will

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That's the thing the gloves aren't tight at the wrist, my hands don't get fatigued so I don't think I grip to tight. They just go numb with gloves. Let me clarify something I was just thinking about, it's more my fingers versus the whole hand. Maybe it's too tight across the first knuckle.
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Try a different pair of gloves. If it doesn't happen; you will know for sure it's something about that particular pair of gloves.
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