Hands hurt need Grip advise.

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Joe2007ultra, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. Joe2007ultra

    Joe2007ultra Active Member

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    Ok I have to admit. I am getting old and the arthritis is starting to bother me especially in my hands. I am thinking of changing out the grips.

    I know there are a couple of you out there in my age range . Has anyone found a soft pair of Grips that helps ??

    Joe
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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  3. glimmerman

    glimmerman Active Member

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    i got the biggest foam grips i could find. small OEM grips have always made my hands numb. i put these on my rk a while back and can ride all day. i can't find any real big grips for the ultra FBW so i'm always in crz control. having big hands don't help much either. like holding on to a garden hose.
     
  4. smartguy

    smartguy Member

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    You could always have Gemma Teller (SOA) shoot the neddle in them :D
     
  5. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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  7. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    ISO grips or Avon air grips work well. I have bad paws too. I prefer Avon over ISO. They both are a little larger in diameter and both are comfortable
     
  8. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    With arthritis and possibly a bit of carpal tunnel syndrome, it is the vibration that is really aggravating those conditions. So a softer, larger grip may help dampen some of the "buzz" in the bars. But it may not be enough. I agree with the comment above about trying to release the "death" grip you may have on the grips too.

    But another possible solution might be trying a bar snake. These change the vibration harmony of the bars and tend to neutralize the vibration. See here:

    Harley Davidson Community

    TQ
     
  9. Joe2007ultra

    Joe2007ultra Active Member

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    Hi all

    Thanks for all the tips. I am heading out today to shop test some of these recommendations.
     
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    hogrotten Junior Member

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