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Re: Hand Pain

Post by ColoradoFrench » Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:36 pm

RC20 wrote:
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I desperately needed the throttle lock on the R80GS
And I on the R100GSPD... If you find a solution please let me know.

Silly lawyers apparently sued BMW in the case of a rider who "failed to decelerate" and BMW decided to no longer include this excellent piece of no nonsense engineering...
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by Eric N » Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:03 pm

GHGoodwin wrote:
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:21 pm
Try looking at your upper body and elbow angle. If you are leaning forward with your elbows out you could be supporting part of your upper body weight on your hands. The weight might be putting pressure on your median nerve (carpal tunnel nerve). Bar-backs and risers might be in order.
+1 on risers, forgot I added those years ago.

These are the ones I use on my 2018

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073Q ... px_yo_dt_b

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Re: Hand Pain

Post by Snakeoil » Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:59 pm

Hand pain is kinda vague. Are we talking wrist pain, pain in the hand, thumb, fingers??? Not that anyone here can diagnose the problem, but details might hint as to what the root cause is. If it is carpel tunnel, I suspect your stuck with it. If it is arthritis, there are things you can take that might help. Another contributor might be handlebar position/shape. Others have touched on similar things here. I think a trip to your MD might give you an idea as to what is causing it. Knowing the anatomical cause, a solution would then be easier to find, if a solution is available.

The throttle might just be a coincidence. If you are right handed, it might be your right hand has taken a beating over the years and showing it now. You could try a throttle lock to see if that helps. Not sure if you can drill and tap your throttle to take a set screw to make it not return. So instead of a throttle lock, you have a non-returning throttle, which was standard on HD until 1973. If eliminating the need to keep tension on the throttle solves your issue, it's an easy fix with a little ingenuity. Most early bikes had a set screw to do this or the boss is still there that can be drilled and tapped. I did this on my 305 Scrambler so I could maintain a fast idle on cold mornings to let the bike warm up at the Motogiro.
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by Jayferr » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:03 am

I ordered a cramp buster last night.
I lost a lot of my left hand in Vietnam, and that hand had much more strength than right. So my throttle hand is my weak one and the fingers ache from throttleing...even for 10 minutes. I will try the cramp buster first. Maybe then then throttle lock.
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by Robert Whitten » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:16 am

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I've got a little pain in my clutch hand but getting better.
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by stagewex » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:02 am

Robert Whitten wrote:
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I've got a little pain in my clutch hand but getting better.

Wow! Carpel?

The discussion about BMW eliminating one of their factory handgrip accessories, remember they were sued by a guy (Europe) who said he couldn't have or enjoy sex anymore because of the design of one of their seats. And he won.
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by ColoradoFrench » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:14 am

stagewex wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:02 am
The discussion about BMW eliminating one of their factory handgrip accessories, remember they were sued by a guy (Europe) who said he couldn't have or enjoy sex anymore because of the design of one of their seats. And he won.
I was not aware of that one. Sounds fancy.

On the other hand, we all know why all makers went to recessed tank caps. Not a fun picture.
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Re: Hand Pain

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ColoradoFrench wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:14 am
stagewex wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:02 am
The discussion about BMW eliminating one of their factory handgrip accessories, remember they were sued by a guy (Europe) who said he couldn't have or enjoy sex anymore because of the design of one of their seats. And he won.
I was not aware of that one. Sounds fancy.

On the other hand, we all know why all makers went to recessed tank caps. Not a fun picture.
Reading that caused my knees to slap together.
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by tx2sturgis » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:37 am

Best aftermarket throttle lock I have ever used:

http://www.omni-cruise.com/

Not cheap. But they work well. Easily moved from one bike to another.

When not being used I remove it and drop it in a storage pouch on the fairing.
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by stagewex » Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:45 am

This wasn't the only guy suing once the word got out. This was the opposite... he got a 2 year erection.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-d ... le4095705/
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by El queso » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:34 am

Have you considered going to a therapist that specializes in hands? They may be able to create an exercise / stretching routine that will minimize the pain.
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by ColoradoFrench » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:37 am

stagewex wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:45 am
This wasn't the only guy suing once the word got out. This was the opposite... he got a 2 year erection.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-d ... le4095705/
Hmmm... My bike did not come equipped with this particular feature....
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by ColoradoFrench » Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:39 am

tx2sturgis wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 10:37 am
Best aftermarket throttle lock I have ever used:

http://www.omni-cruise.com/

Not cheap. But they work well. Easily moved from one bike to another.

When not being used I remove it and drop it in a storage pouch on the fairing.
Good to hear it's working for you. Some folks I know had issues with it slipping or being cumbersome.
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by tx2sturgis » Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:22 pm

I guess any aftermarket throttle lock will have issues for some users. But I have had the Omni-Cruise on both of my Urals and it works well for me. Again, I remove it when I'm not 'cruising' down the open road...for in-town use, I just tuck it away, out of sight.
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Re: Hand Pain

Post by Desantnik-VDV » Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:14 pm

I had BrakeAway Throttle Lock cruise control on '98 Honda Valkyrie. I don't know if it will fit on the Ural.
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