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post #21 of 61 Old 05-09-2012, 11:05 PM
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Take a look at the Gerbing G3s. I have them and I absolutely love them. We didn't have a lot of snow here this year, but these puppies kept me running all year round. Takes 10 mins to install and you can route the power pigtail so it's not even in the way. I've left it there even though I'm not using the gloves anymore. I've used them down to -8C and they did an amazing job.(I did have to wear a lot of layers though too.)
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while using sponge grips etc, as may be necessary, there will always be
room for investigating and practicing riding skills based on whole body
control of the motorcycle, its momentum, c of g, braking and cornering
and evasion responses.. deliberately releasing excess tension in the hands
gripping should be practiced, together with pressure of thighs into side of
the bike and on the cbr250r knees into front side of tank in braking etc..

upper thighs can add subtle control thru the side of seat, while nestling
into the cbr raised rear seat stop brings the pelvis and spine to shoulders
into these equations, thus spreading the tension load thru the body

light pressure of ankles into ankle guards can help with directing pressures
into and thru the footpegs, thus allowing another line of force along with
all the others which, create a much easier and potentially more skillfull
and better control of the motorcycle, and how it handles general
roadwork and especially cornering and braking..

this, like any other skill you practice on your bike, should also
be deliberately and specifically practiced gradually and with
care especially as you learn your new motorcycle
and become familiar with what it - and you -
can do together..
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I have to constantly remind myself to grip the tank with my legs..I relax and forget over time..still get numb on occasion even with the foam grips on...but i do find im not gripping with my legs when i do.

4000 miles and the grips are still holding up fine so far....I bought and used a $1 can of hairspray from the dollar store as lubricant for installing grips..worked great...spray the crap out of inside of foam grip and on ur stock grip..no matter how much you use it will evaporate..and whats left over will dry up

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I have to constantly remind myself to grip the tank with my legs..I relax and forget over time..still get numb on occasion even with the foam grips on...but i do find im not gripping with my legs when i do.
You only have to use your knee when you turn. Gripping the tank all the time = not necessary at all.

Being relaxed is correct, actually
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You only have to use your knee when you turn. Gripping the tank all the time = not necessary at all.

Being relaxed is correct, actually
then i reckon ive been doing right all along after all

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Just ordered a pair of these myself. I got a chuckle because I was searching amazon for "grip puppies", a similar product and came across these. Then I saw Spdkills had posted a review and pic of them on the CBR250R. I was like, "hey, I recognize that name" hehe. Ordered them right away.
I dunno, I think gripping too tightly can exasperate the numbness but at least in my case I'm certain it's not the root cause. Heck, my hands get numb sleeping at night under the pillow, and I'm certain I'm not gripping my pillow too tightly! Hopefully these will help a bit.
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I order a set a couple of days ago. I have been riding motorcycles since I was 13 and I have had the same problem with my hands getting numb since then. I have tried everything but happens still. Maybe for some the issue might be that they are gripping too tight but I don't think it applies for everybody. I'm hopping that with this the problem will be solve. It will make my ride a more pleasant one for sure!!
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Heck, my hands get numb sleeping at night under the pillow, and I'm certain I'm not gripping my pillow too tightly! Hopefully these will help a bit.
Pretty sure there are other causes of numbing of your hands besides gripping a motorcycle's handlebars.

If you're sleeping on top of your hand, the weight and pressure of your head are probably preventing blood from flowing through, thus the numbness.
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Just ordered a pair of these myself. I got a chuckle because I was searching amazon for "grip puppies", a similar product and came across these. Then I saw Spdkills had posted a review and pic of them on the CBR250R. I was like, "hey, I recognize that name" hehe. Ordered them right away.
I dunno, I think gripping too tightly can exasperate the numbness but at least in my case I'm certain it's not the root cause. Heck, my hands get numb sleeping at night under the pillow, and I'm certain I'm not gripping my pillow too tightly! Hopefully these will help a bit.
I use these same grips from www.motorcyclesolutionsllc.com
They do help on long rides with numb fingers, i mixed a small amount of dish washing liquid with water and sprayed it onto the inside of the grips and slide them on. They dry out over night and fit snugly onto the original grips.

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I bought a pair of these for a 2500 mile round trip from New England to Iowa next week. Thanks for the heads-up.


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