If you install a backrest, that sometimes helps.. If you slouch on the long runs and "hang onto the bars" you are still pulling muscles taught between your shoulders and that puts stress on your neck muscles too..I have the 2" pullbacks as well but I still get the pain. I wonder if I should raide them higher ? or lower them? ideas ?
Since you have already changed your bars, have you gone to a Chiropractor to have your neck checked? Necks are pretty fragile really and easily adjusted. Bowling ball on a stack of poker chips really. Just a thought.I have the 2" pullbacks as well but I still get the pain. I wonder if I should raide them higher ? or lower them? ideas ?
The thing is with stretching, is that you would have to do motorcycle specific stretching.. Even Yoga would only stretch those areas of the body that is required to do Yoga..Mark.. I am wondering if stretching excercises would work.
^^^... Yeah.. Just make a conscious mental note to try and stay loose too; it all helps... I used to find myself riding down the road with my arms stiff as a board.. Just poor form and a bad riding habit.. I'd hit bad road, I'd anchor down, and just find myself not relaxing afterwards..I don't have pull-back bars, or a back rest, and I wear a modular helmet, yet I don't get a stiff neck. That's cuz I learned decades ago to keep my head and neck moving by looking side to side and all around. There's a tendency in all of us to not move our heads while riding and that's not a good thing on many levels. Do frequent mirror checks, observe the scenery, look at the sky and stay flexible.