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Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« on: August 07, 2018, 04:12:23 pm »
Hi, I have 08 C14. I love the bike but fighting wrist issues in 15-20 minutes of riding and numbness sets in. Doc says he cant help. I have 2" risers with tall stock bars. I know next step will be more complicated (if there even is one). Any kits or place to get another 2inches back more then height) on my bars?

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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 04:48:59 pm »
I have AST pullback risers and they work great for me.  I have never had any issues ordering from AST, but others on here have so be aware. Also I believe some have used these pullback risers in conjunction with Phils Wedges, but don't quote me on that.  For the vibration you could take a look at grip puppies and maybe even heavier bar ends.  Just my $0.02. :beerchug:
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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 06:12:30 pm »
AST also has pullback adapter plates to use with your existing spacers that move the bars back (1" IIRC) and raise them another 1/2".

http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/Concours_14_Risers_p/c14-16.htm
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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 06:34:28 pm »
I had both the pullbacks and wedges used together. For me it worked pretty good. The only reason I replaced them was that I got a great deal on Helibar Horizon ST's.
My risers and wedges are available if interested.
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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 07:26:09 pm »
Yes I would be interested,  I'm will to try anything that mite work! Do you know where I can get a pic or diagram of parts?

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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2018, 07:42:14 pm »
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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 07:02:23 pm »
I recently started experiencing numbness, tingling and something like carpal tunnel pain in my right wrist on longer straights or just cruising.  I use a cramp buster that I have reshaped to fit my hand better and also have a KAOKO throttle lock which I really like.  I have 2" risers but this started after I washed my gloves.  I changed out to an older pair that had not been washed and, lo and behold no more numbness or issues at all.  So for me it was shrinkage...lol
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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 10:19:04 pm »
t this started after I washed my gloves.  I changed out to an older pair that had not been washed and, lo and behold no more numbness or issues at all.  So for me it was shrinkage...lol
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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 11:35:40 pm »
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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 01:04:27 am »
Ha!  Perfect line from my favorite movie, "A Christmas Story."   Ya never know.  Cheers!
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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 01:06:53 pm »
if grip puppies and some of the many bar risers don't work, Helibars makes a kit.  At $700 it's spendy but completely adjustable...

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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2018, 01:52:25 pm »
None, in your first post you said you wanted to go back more so than up..
The Adapters posted earlier {from AST} will also raise your bars 1/2".

These are their pullback Risers that do not add the extra 1/2" in height.
  While looking I noticed that they are currently on sale.

http://www.advancedsporttouring.com/Concours_Risers_p/c14-03.htm

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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2018, 07:13:25 pm »
Depending on a day, my hands are more or less sensitive to the "buzz" Connie has at around 4-5K revs.
I have AST 2" pullback and grip puppies. Sometimes I don't feel "buzz" at all, but sometimes it bothers me. During days when "buzz" gets to me, prolonged use of keyboard also gives me numbness. I haven't cracked that conundrum yet!
I also noticed Connie is somewhat sensitive to the "juice" you feed her. She runs the smoothest on premium from Safeway gas, and less that smooth from Shell or other believe-to-be top tier gasoline suppliers. Also, Costco has decent gasoline.
 

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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2018, 11:14:24 pm »
Depending on a day, my hands are more or less sensitive to the "buzz" Connie has at around 4-5K revs.
I have AST 2" pullback and grip puppies. Sometimes I don't feel "buzz" at all, but sometimes it bothers me. During days when "buzz" gets to me, prolonged use of keyboard also gives me numbness. I haven't cracked that conundrum yet!
I also noticed Connie is somewhat sensitive to the "juice" you feed her. She runs the smoothest on premium from Safeway gas, and less that smooth from Shell or other believe-to-be top tier gasoline suppliers. Also, Costco has decent gasoline.


I also had the "buzz" around 4-5k revs. A guy I ride with has a 2013 and had it worst than most. He retorqued all of his engine mount bolts but nothing helped. He had Ivan's flash done about a month ago and that got rid of most of it. I got my ECU back today and though my buzzing wasn't too bad, it is pretty much completely gone now. Might be worth it to get a reflash.

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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #15 on: August 22, 2018, 12:47:35 pm »
Found where someone is selling the AST risers and pullbacks.

http://forum.cog-online.org/c-14-emporium/fs-ast-c-14-handle-bar-risers-and-pull-backs/?topicseen

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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2018, 01:57:11 pm »
One thing I learned many years ago riding bicycles was to use a loose grip and move the hands and fingers a lot while riding.  When I begin to get even the slightest numbing on motorcycles it's usually cause my grip has been static for a while.  I use the same technique for bikes on my motorcycles and it helps to eliminate the numb hands feeling.  Just a thought..

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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2018, 11:34:16 pm »
Very wise advice.  I just need to do figure out how to do this when my right hand senses the need for speed...
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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2018, 08:02:15 am »
Thanks guys for help! I got a set of wedges from Hosspower and it really helped with my 2" risers. Now to have seat redone n I think I got her where I need her!

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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2018, 05:53:37 pm »
Thanks guys for help! I got a set of wedges from Hosspower and it really helped with my 2" risers. Now to have seat redone n I think I got her where I need her!

Great to hear. Fit issues is a very personal thing. I tried the wedges and made it about 50-60 miles into a 800 mile day and pulled over and removed them. Very painful for me. Others love them.

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Re: Wrist Issues Hadlebar options
« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2018, 02:45:26 pm »
if grip puppies and some of the many bar risers don't work, Helibars makes a kit.  At $700 it's spendy but completely adjustable...
I'm also a fan of Grip Puppies.  I have a stock handlebar set-up on my 2015 Concours, and was getting some numbness within 30 minutes (often sooner).  I put some Grip Puppies on before a 2 day, 600 mile trip, and didn't have any numbness.  Pretty cheap and easy option, and with dish soap they slide over bar ends and stock grips, so no tools needed and grip warmers still work great.