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Dawsy69

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Dawsy69 says:

Handlebar grips

Need help - have 17yr old stepson who got a 2004 sym husky 125. has a problem ........

gets cramp in fingers n thumb making it difficult to ride - i wondering if thicker handle bar grips ( but dont know if poss to get thicker grips ? ) or turning the clutch & brake levers to different angle a solution ? or can you offer an alternative suggestion ?

 

Thankyou very much peeps for the advice - he not grip too tight - it when he did his cbt today - he was given a few bikes n peds to try out but got pains in thumb and fingers cramped up both when operating the clutch n brake levers, so they cudnt pass him on cbt, we bought him a sym husky 125 ready for when he passed and instructor advised he have a look at using his own bike and if his hands ok, then take it to cbt to test - so i lookin for ideas in case he have same prob with the husky - thanks all for your help :biggrin:

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bensewell

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bensewell says:

Padded Gloves

What about some more padded gloves?  

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Dawsy69

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Dawsy69 says:

handlebar grips

it's an idea thanks - but he concerned if too thick he not be able to feel the handlebars - that make sense ?

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

grips

Try altering the bar and lever positions first, as this will cost nothing.
Thicker foam grips just soak up rain, and are worse than having thick gloves.

Maybe he's gripping on too tight (A common problem amongst teenagers :lol: )??

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bensewell

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bensewell says:

bar risers

Not sure if you can get these but what about the handlebar risers?  Don't know that much about them TBH.

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smidget

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smidget says:

Hi Dawsy69

Re brake and clutch levers, as a rule when the rider is sat on the bike and holding the bars, the levers should be in such a position that with the fingers extended out over the levers there is an imaginary straight line drawn from shoulder to finger tip.


For thicker grips have a look at grips used on the custom cruiser bikes.

As has been said he may be holding the bars too firmly, or does he have large hands?

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Aarron

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Aarron says:

Levers & Gloves

I don't want this to sound rude but if he's getting cramp it seems he's riding clutch & brake covering, he needs to make a fist around the bars & when braking he does it with enough time & distance between other cars & only shifts when needs to because just riding covering them your fingers are in a postion where they aren't normally.

Or his grip is too tight, what gloves does he have at the moment if you don't mind me asking? it's winter bear in mind.

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