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post #1 of 15 Old 02-29-2016, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
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Question Hand Pain?

Hey guys, Finally got to put my first 80 miles on my brand new bike. Half of that was in the rain but it was well worth it! After about twenty minutes or so of Riding I develop some hand pain on my left hand, specifically where the middle finger connects to my palm. I have had this happen before on a dirtbike as well.. I am assuming it is because the clutch lever is a tad too far away for my smallish hands? Is there something I can do in the mean time to fix this problem? I plan on getting CRG RC2 Levers but that won't be for a few weeks..

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Read my replies to this thread regarding foam grip covers (known as grip puppies). Trust me. These will help.

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Thanks man! I will give it a try!
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Is it possible that you are holding on to tightly to the bars? Try a more relaxed grip and and see if that works.
Also ebay has adjustable levers that are inexpensive.
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I ride with a pretty relaxed grip, I honestly think it is the clutch lever being too far away. The pain is only there when I use the clutch and its only in the middle finger area.. It feels like I pulled a muscle. My other hand is fine. How are the eBay levers? I don't want something that feels cheap.. But if they are solid, I would gladly pick some up.

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I've had mostly good luck with cheapo ebay levers. Practice clutchless shifting- that'll at least cut the issues in half...
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I'm having some pain with my left hand/wrist as well. Only thing is, I'm not sure if it's an old injury (sprained wrists from basketball) coming back to haunt me, or it's the lever as you said. To alleviate the pain, I try to have my hand/wrist more vertical and above the lever, than the traditional horizontal position (sorry if that doesn't make sense lol).

But it's slowly healing though.
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I've had mostly good luck with cheapo ebay levers. Practice clutchless shifting- that'll at least cut the issues in half...
I will get some practice in this weekend. Any particular lever or vendor you use on ebay?

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I'm having some pain with my left hand/wrist as well. Only thing is, I'm not sure if it's an old injury (sprained wrists from basketball) coming back to haunt me, or it's the lever as you said. To alleviate the pain, I try to have my hand/wrist more vertical and above the lever, than the traditional horizontal position (sorry if that doesn't make sense lol).

But it's slowly healing though.
I will give this a try, hope your wrist starts to feel better as well
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I get the pains all the time with my R3.
I'm just too used to the commuter posture and my wrists are not used to the sporty riding position.
I guess it will take a little while to get more comfortable to ride for longer duration.
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I get the pains all the time with my R3.
I'm just too used to the commuter posture and my wrists are not used to the sporty riding position.
I guess it will take a little while to get more comfortable to ride for longer duration.
Guess we are all feeling a little pain one way or another but it's sure as **** worth it!

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