Numb Hands On A Motorcycle? Here's The Solution! ~ MotoJitsu

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  • Published on Jul 25, 2018
  • In this video I explain the most common reasons why motorcycle rider's hands go numb when riding. Majority of the time it has nothing to do with the motorcycle, the tires, the road condition, or the suspension, most of the time it's the rider gripping the handlebars too tightly. If you loosen up your grip and let the bike naturally vibrate without death gripping the bike, I have found this helps dramatically. Also the angle at which your arms are in relation to the grips makes a difference. Try to have your forearms even with the ground.
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Comments • 897

  • MotoJitsu
    MotoJitsu  Month ago +26

    Play the piano!! motojitsu.com

    • Tobeon2
      Tobeon2 12 days ago +1

      Haha.. Yes, I am so learning these days that I am the problem.. ((Believe it or not (!!?) , 'play the piano' does WORK!!..THANK YOU!!))

    • Rich O
      Rich O Month ago +1

      Thanks man. I'm currently learning to get my full A license in the UK and this is the best advice I've seen/heard yet. I'm way too tense and death gripping the hell outta the bars. Hold a potato chip and play the piano. 👍👍

  • Thomas Cremers
    Thomas Cremers Day ago

    Hold the bars like your holding a cute cuddly rabbit 😁

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Day ago +1

      It helps out..that's for sure. Play the piano.

    • Thomas Cremers
      Thomas Cremers Day ago

      @MotoJitsu I actually use that as a reminder. Grab the bike with my legs and hold the cute rabbit with my hands. The thought relaxes me and makes me flow through what ever I'm doing.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Day ago

      lol

  • Giovanny Chavez
    Giovanny Chavez 4 days ago

    Hold on let me check if I’m subscribed! Oh yes I am ! And my bell is on ! Thank you so much for your videos man so so informative, just realized I have a death grip lol , and my posture has been all wrong , I’ve tried what you teached me and now I’m starting to feel more comfort. Thank you so much.

  • PINOY RIDER
    PINOY RIDER 7 days ago

    Totally true. For long distance riders, this is heldful and true. Great videos, really helpfull

  • Albert Flown
    Albert Flown 8 days ago

    Thank you

  • Beemer
    Beemer 8 days ago

    Great video man. Very informative, wished I found this sooner at an earlier stage when I started riding a few years ago. Liked and subscribed!

  • Anonymous Suomynona
    Anonymous Suomynona 8 days ago +1

    MotoJitsu would this still apply for someone with carpal tunnel that wants to ride?

    • Brandon Keithley
      Brandon Keithley 6 days ago

      MotoJitsu thank you for your service! And thanks for the helpful vids! I’m mainly watching this for my fiancées dad because his hands fall asleep a lot when riding (pretty much causing him to stop
      Riding) and I’m gonna send him
      This video and see if it will help him.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  8 days ago +1

      @Anonymous Suomynona Yup, Marines 11 years. 26 months in Iraq.

    • Anonymous Suomynona
      Anonymous Suomynona 8 days ago

      MotoJitsu wow both?! I only have it on my left, but both?! 😭 anyways ride safe brother.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  8 days ago +1

      I have carpal tunnel on both wrists, so yes.

  • Jackie Wong
    Jackie Wong 10 days ago

    legit works

  • Alex2900
    Alex2900 10 days ago

    i get soreness on my thumbs but not numbness. But I will try these techniques and see how i get on.

  • Dan Favata
    Dan Favata 12 days ago

    great video!! Softer, fatter grips can make a difference as well

  • Tobeon2
    Tobeon2 14 days ago

    Something I want to share with sports bike riders (supersports bikes are beyond me at this point) is that please stablize your body & hold on to your bike by squeezing the fuel tank with your legs. I often see riders, even experienced ones, holding their handle bars too tight and their shoulders are so tense. Your arms and shoulders should be very relaxed especially during turns.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  12 days ago +1

      All depends on the person...injuries, flexibility, comfort, experience, etc.

    • Tobeon2
      Tobeon2 14 days ago

      @MotoJitsu I agree, but I recently learned that it is not that hard to relax your arms & shoulders with cruisers or scramblers due to their upright position. But, with sportsbike like Ninja, CBR Rs, etc, you kind of force (?) yourself to relax. I do not know about R3 or RC390 since I never had a chance to ride them yet. Anyways, thank you since I have been learning a lot from you.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  14 days ago +1

      That’s for any bike

  • N0 XxM3RCYxX
    N0 XxM3RCYxX 15 days ago

    idk i feel like my problem is more... i need to keep the bike at a certain speed because some times if i dip 1 or 2 mph then what im going... the bike (ninja 300abs 2017) will engine brake because i guess its thinks i want to slow down? so then i have to get back on the throttle a little and its causes this bucking thing... and i HATE IT... so by holding on a little tighter to the throttle i have more control of that stupid back and forth action... i dont like it at all... and i see other riders let off the throttle and the bike smoothly decelerates... i dont know why my bike doesnt do that. any reason?

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  15 days ago

      What I say is the majority of the issue, there could be many more reasons

  • Highroad Hedge
    Highroad Hedge 18 days ago

    If you push left you go right!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  18 days ago

      @Highroad Hedge full throttle

    • Highroad Hedge
      Highroad Hedge 18 days ago

      @MotoJitsu I'm upside down. Now when I push left nothing happens?

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  18 days ago

      @Highroad Hedge Bet you went left though.

    • Highroad Hedge
      Highroad Hedge 18 days ago

      @MotoJitsu I just fell and I can't get up

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  18 days ago

      No, you don't. It's called counter steering. Go ride right now and push left on your bike...see what happens.

  • Merson
    Merson 18 days ago

    You've certainly answered my question for which I thank you.

  • Robbie
    Robbie 20 days ago

    How come you look so different in each video you do?

  • A. P.
    A. P. 21 day ago

    Buddy, You should be on a tour all over the world teaching people these skills !

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  21 day ago

      I hope to! help out by supporting me on motojitsu.com

  • Izleriz bakarız hmmm iyiymiş

    Good vid. I hope RU-clip is paying for your efforts

  • gene gomez
    gene gomez 23 days ago

    For me on a harley, my hands are parallel with my shoulders....if ur arms/hands are over your heart, its hard for blood to get to ur arms and hands which can make em numb....that's the problem I feel cruiser guys have.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  23 days ago

      Gotcha :) Yes, that could be a factor as well.

    • gene gomez
      gene gomez 23 days ago

      @MotoJitsu cause 12in T bars are the shit lol but ya I'm ok with it...not really complaining just adding another reason why people hands go numb on bikes...but you're right, lowering bars or even suspension would fix that if someone had that issue.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  23 days ago +1

      You're ok with it? Why not lower them down?

  • Kibble Racing Team Turbo R6

    Thanks for the info and video man

  • Mika K.
    Mika K. 29 days ago

    Great tips! You got my sub sir!

  • Elvis Henry
    Elvis Henry Month ago

    I have the lion king pose on my sportbike. I have a Ninja 400 and it is an upright riding position, it is not easy or comfortable trying to get into a tuck position. It sucks going down the highway because the wind just blast you right in the chest and there really is no way out of it. I've heard getting a double bubble windscreen helps a lot, I'm broke so I can't afford that lol.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Butt back, squeeze the tank with your knees, it'll help.

    • Elvis Henry
      Elvis Henry Month ago

      I've never had numb or sore hands by the way. I learned your play the piano months ago :) I have also learned to slightly bend my arms but the 400 is different than other sportbikes I've noticed.

  • Lou O
    Lou O Month ago

    Great vid. I like the potato chip tip. I can use that... Just like a hockey stick or baseball bat, the death grip is counter productive. Stay loose and ride at your comfort level.

  • Brandusan Zamolxe
    Brandusan Zamolxe Month ago

    or simply explained.. you hold on to your bike with your knees!! hands are for controls and stering ..need to be relaxed

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago +1

      That helps for a lot of bikes.

  • Michael Wong
    Michael Wong Month ago

    Chicken wings

  • Tomek Kruk
    Tomek Kruk Month ago

    That squeezing the tank with your knees works, altho you need to make sure your balls ane in a comfortable position, so to speak, because you don't want them to squeeze against the tank when you're breaking. It is very unpleasant :)

  • nick h
    nick h Month ago

    This did not need an explanation lol.. depending if your manufacture uses a counter balance shaft or not.. as well as Suzukis are known for vibration around 7,000 RPM. Theres nothing you can do except try to upgrade to dual compound Grips.. put on heavier Bar slider/ends, change tires etc. Road surface usually has not a si gle % to do with it.. like who rides on bumpy roads all day 😂.
    (Byw idk how your arms are getting numb thats ridiculous.. you needa relax.. now your hands on the other hand is normal) try to lean back a little not so far up on the bike as he said. But if your actually going to ride and use the bike as its meant to be ridden (super sport) then theres nothing you can do, u need to cha ge to a cruiser or something

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Obviously it did. People just grip too tight or have too much weight on their hands...that’s 90% of the issue.

  • Doctor Music
    Doctor Music Month ago

    Buy a real smooth bike like a Vmax1700.....
    Proper big bike....smooth as silk and really moves. Real bike . Like Top.
    Rolls Royce on steroids.
    Very smooth ..... but you got to be cool.....not too cool....just cool. Refined saddle on space rocket. Fantastic surging super super smooth....does 292 kmph in a hurry.....very very smooth hurry. Solid brakes just in case if suddenly rush needs to cease. All cool.....real super horse....292....super cool. Like no other.

  • Rata 4U
    Rata 4U Month ago

    For me when I first started riding my supersport I suffered crippling pain on my wrists so bad that I thought I had to return the bike. I decided to take my friends advice to give my body time to acclimate to it. Over a span of 2 months I noticed the pain was dissipating until it was all gone. Repeated the same process the following season but this time the pain only lingered for a week. This season only a couple of days. My advice is to just fight through the pain....what's that saying? "Pain is weakness leaving the body".

  • ba ecchi
    ba ecchi Month ago

    my throttle hand gets numb because one of my fingers always press ready at the front break ..

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago +1

      Do as you wish.

    • ba ecchi
      ba ecchi Month ago

      @MotoJitsu probably but when no finger presses the front break no numb hands ..

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago +1

      Probably too much weight on your wrists.

  • LowCarbJose
    LowCarbJose Month ago

    I'm an old rider too(55) rode all kind of bikes since the age of 14 till I was 27 and never had that numbness problem, unfortunately, The girl I decided to make my wife had a trauma with bikes and made me sell my beloved Yamaha RD350 and never rode again till two years ago when divorced.
    Thanks so much; you just solve the problem that almost made me sell my bike and give up riding forever (I was blaming my age and my Exwife, lol); I've been shutting up and practicing. Playing the piano. The results are already there. Please keep uploading and sharing with us your knowledge and experience with all of us Motorcycle lovers.

  • Fabrizio
    Fabrizio Month ago

    you really have a piano! ahahahhh

  • KillerMike Nault
    KillerMike Nault Month ago

    I have been doing exactly what you just explained and lose and bent and numb free and wish I seen this video years ago. I thought there was something wrong with my circulation for along time even attributed numbness to my gloves being too tight around my wrist where the straps are ,like I couldn't figure it out.. it was always random but I have been numb free for along time and its because i spent a whole season basically making sure I was not using any unnecessary muscle and more legs and abs when needed.. and ofcourse I stumble upon this video after I hand numbness all the time randomly when it's gone lol but at least I know now why I did have it and dont anymore.. great video dude and I shared it with some newer riders so they dont have years of unexplained numbness.. btw I know this to be true cause the last times I had hand numbness that i can remember was cause I was going fast in the rain and I was tense up.. it all makes sense now thankyou

  • wavewaker2
    wavewaker2 Month ago

    I didn't know until now that there's a name for that "play the piano", good to know,,,lol,,,,I've been doing that every time my hands gets numb...thus the size of the grip contribute to this too?, what you think?

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Thanks!...maybe, but it's mostly gripping too hard.

  • amacro11
    amacro11 Month ago

    Recently changed out the grips on my cruiser seems to have made a difference, your tips are spot on
    Al

  • Isaac Pulido
    Isaac Pulido Month ago

    Think Billy Joel

  • Isaac Pulido
    Isaac Pulido Month ago

    Chip hands chip hands.... Ok

  • David
    David Month ago

    In my experience it’s usually a combination of vibration and holding the grips too tightly

  • Premier4378 NZ
    Premier4378 NZ Month ago

    It’s actually super important to be as relaxed as possible when riding with your whole body. This will make handling the bike much easier and will massively reduce fatigue.good motocross riders are very relaxed and just let the bike move around under them, they don’t try to force the bike to do anything. It’s the same with most individual sports the more relaxed you are the more control you have.

  • CommonSoul119
    CommonSoul119 Month ago

    Thanks man, ill try this tomorrow. Im a new rider and I’m definitely experiencing this.

  • Michael Nejadfard
    Michael Nejadfard Month ago +1

    Great advice.I have to keep reminding myself to relax.thx for your video.

  • RadRich
    RadRich Month ago

    You know, damn what anyone's comment may be, but I bought a ABM riser for my gixxer. Not that I wanted a sport touring bike, i wanted to be comfortable when riding, like when I ride my Ninja 1000 or my Versys 1000. Perfect comfortable position on a bike with power.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Yes, very uncomfortable.

    • RadRich
      RadRich Month ago

      @MotoJitsu I wish I knew about the ABM conversion before I spent a grip on adjustable Apex risers. I guess I can get a refund or sell it on Ebay as I never put them on. The Ninja 1000 and Versys 1000 have factory risers. Without them, the clip ons would sit just as low as the gixxer.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      I know people who've done that on their GSXR too...they love it.

  • M K
    M K Month ago

    Great advise. I've been having the same problem from time to time and never thought of the amount of grip force I am putting in. I will try it for sure. A small additional thing I also found from experience, is the correct size and type of gloves you wear. (FYI I am riding a cruiser and been a rider for over 25 years.)

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Yes, there can be many variables...but just squeezing too tight and not keeping your hands/arms loose is the main cause.

  • eyesonlyvideo
    eyesonlyvideo Month ago

    Great vid.

  • Matt Witmer
    Matt Witmer Month ago

    Bro, I have been riding to and from my new girlfriends place (viva la Brazil!) and I’m doing highway miles so this is totally happening to me. I guess it’s because I’m still nervous in Atlanta highway traffic. Great tip. On a different topic, my dumbass let my keys hang to long and now have “crater” spots on my fire engine red tank. I’ve got some other RU-clip ideas but do you have any thoughts on this issue?.....Knowledge is power. Thanks

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Thanks. Mmmm not sure about the key thing.

  • dadude7
    dadude7 Month ago

    Your videos are superb.

  • James w Mallory
    James w Mallory Month ago

    Why would I be running with a potato chip? Were chip haters chasing you? Sorry just kiddin.

  • FEAR NO BEER
    FEAR NO BEER Month ago

    Cool picture bro , the answer is simple RIDE MORE

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Ride more doing the wrong things? Then you'll be really good at those wrong things.

  • Falkon Dezigns
    Falkon Dezigns Month ago +1

    Another great video! 🔥

  • Laio
    Laio Month ago

    if your hands hurt more than your forearms, maybe you should check the angle of the clutch-brake.
    if the lever is level with the handlebar, you should increase the angle of the lever by pulling it down. Your wrist needs to be as straight as it can. bent wrists lead to pain, and you can try to relax as much as you can without solving the problem
    So, if you are already relaxed while riding your bike but still getting hands pain, check the angle of the lever

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Thank you!!!

    • Laio
      Laio Month ago

      ​@MotoJitsu yes I know, but I had problem with numb hands and while looking for some solution online I was able to find just the "relaxing" tip.
      I'm sharing my experience (even if it's not much) hoping that someone will find that useful
      PS: love your videos. They are always full of great tips

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      There's many variables...this video is about the most common causes.

  • GGXjimmy
    GGXjimmy Month ago

    always great videos. but i cant help but see weeman!! :D

  • Mr B money
    Mr B money Month ago

    I used to run with a potato chip in my hand, then I ate it.

  • Terry Winter
    Terry Winter Month ago

    Buy a car

    • Terry Winter
      Terry Winter Month ago +1

      @MotoJitsu and there are so many idiots and assholes on the road in the UK it is safer to

    • Terry Winter
      Terry Winter Month ago +1

      @MotoJitsu I live in the UK so it is cold most of the time or raining

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago +1

      Nope...or I just wear layers.

    • Terry Winter
      Terry Winter Month ago

      @MotoJitsu problem sorted then, and you don't freeze your ass off when it is cold

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago +1

      I have one.

  • Sonomoto
    Sonomoto Month ago

    makes sense when you put it like that

  • tijmenspier
    tijmenspier Month ago

    Two other things that can really mess up your hands are vibrations and nerve pinching. If your fingertips go white and cold before going totally numb try changing the weight distribution on the handlebars. On a single you're gonna get numb eventually but there's a lot of gain to be had by getting the bar to vibrate around your hand at the most common revs. On twins and smoother bikes blood should be getting everywhere at all times.
    Nerve pinching for me is always the one in the front of the shoulder. If your hand gets tingly in certain positions try another jacket, or adding/removing a layer of underclothing. I've also heard about people pinching a nerve in their wrist (adjust gloves) or elbow.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      This video is about the most common causes, not every possible scenario. It could me probably 100 things, but that's beyond the scope of the purpose of what I'm talking about.

    • tijmenspier
      tijmenspier Month ago

      @MotoJitsu It can be weight, but Raynaud's disease is also fairly common. I know it usually starts in my index or middle fingers when I keep them covering the brake and clutch levers on my single. Weight doesn't make a difference but holding the bars further out (half of my hand covering the bar end weight) solves it. On a previous bike I had the same issue after installing bar end mirrors and I ended up grinding off part of the bar end weight.
      The feeling from a pinched nerve is slightly different and in my case it was a thick vest combined with the position of my shoulder pad. Not a problem for me anymore since I lost some weight but ape hangers would probably still be an issue.
      When I lean on my hands too much my forearms start burning way before my hands go numb like you said, so that's an easy tell it's a riding technique thing ime.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Yes and why do those things happen? Either from gripping too tightly or having all your weight on your hands/wrists.

  • yaushaas
    yaushaas Month ago

    I rest my elbows on my knees on the highway

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago +1

      We all have our own style :)

    • yaushaas
      yaushaas Month ago

      @MotoJitsu lol idk. It works for me. I don't need to squeeze the tank as hard. My hands barely gripping the bars. But I'm also resting my stomach/chest on the tank as well.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      that's a hell of a position to be in, seems uncomfortable.

    • yaushaas
      yaushaas Month ago

      @MotoJitsu I don't know if it will work on all supersport bikes or body shape. I'm 5'9 on a 05cbr600rr

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago +1

      Interesting.

  • Daniel W
    Daniel W Month ago

    5:35 wait a minute "push left to go left"...was that a mistake? Dont you push left to go right?

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      No...go practice and see from your own experience.

    • dominusfortesque
      dominusfortesque Month ago

      Not a mistake. Can't explain how it works it just does. When you get moving push left to go left and right and go right. Confusing at first but muscle memory will eventually kick in.

  • FatherLucifer -
    FatherLucifer - Month ago +5

    Semi new rider, this helped so much! Thnx for the video and keep up the hardwork! [Subbed]

  • Robert Ortiz
    Robert Ortiz Month ago

    Great video! Thanks

  • Josh Chown
    Josh Chown Month ago

    I'm really glad I saw this video! I had a stroke when I was 16 meaning that I'm particularly susceptible to this, to the point I struggle sometimes to undo my jacket zipper once I get off.
    Top man

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Keep at it!

    • Josh Chown
      Josh Chown Month ago

      On the flip side, it also means that I find it particularly hard to judge my grip. But I'm getting there, and I'm having a great time on my bike

  • Michael O'Hara
    Michael O'Hara Month ago

    I agree. Stay loose. Do not squeeze too tight. Keep your hands moving. Lift your hands off the grips periodically. Good gloves help.

  • mike325ut
    mike325ut Month ago +1

    I ride a standard bike and found that my hands were going so numb that my hands began to hurt. I adjusted the handle bars down and towards me just a bit and it made a world of difference.

  • Greg Garrison
    Greg Garrison Month ago

    My hands go numb sometimes, don't squeeze at all, not nervous at all for the most part. I mean I get a little nervous when I first get back on them after the winter. But yeah, don't think that is it.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Use your legs to squeeze the tank and get your arms more relaxed :)

  • Rick McConnaha
    Rick McConnaha Month ago

    I'm a new rider with an R6 and I definitely agree with you. I've noticed my grip is really tight and my arms are straight a lot. My hands go numb within 10-15 min. I'll try to loosen up and been my arms. Thank you!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Yes, I just test rode a '18 BMW S1000RR and if I don't constantly think about squeezing the tanks and keeping my arms bent, all that weight transfers to my hands.

  • JAVY G
    JAVY G Month ago

    I did find that out the hard way and I had to figure out how to avoid that pain in my hands and I did exactly that. Loose grip and it was much better, I had to hear it from an experience rider. I guess I’m doing good so far. As always thank you bro.

  • Don Lucero
    Don Lucero Month ago

    I try and remember to drop my thumb.. it helps me loosen my grip.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Play the piano...stay loose :) Newer riders arms get sore, experienced riders legs get sore.

    • Don Lucero
      Don Lucero Month ago

      @MotoJitsu I will be trying your method on the way home from work.... In Dallas traffic it's tough to not grip to tightly! 😌

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago +1

      Whatever it takes :)

  • Ron DiDonato
    Ron DiDonato Month ago +38

    As an older (64) rider on a sport bike this kid is very wise! His videos are always informative. Keep it up sir!

    • MIckey F'in Mouse
      MIckey F'in Mouse 29 days ago

      He REALLy is!!!

    • Steve Frost
      Steve Frost Month ago +3

      Ron DiDonato completely agree, why can’t all riding instructors be like this guy. I’ve done courses before only to be turned off by riding instructors who were up themselves.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago +1

      Thanks Ron!

  • Kenny Mars
    Kenny Mars Month ago +1

    I'm 60 and ride a Concours 14. I couldn't last 100 kms until I learned to relax my grip. Reminding myself allowed me to ride 1000 km only stopping for fuel with no pain.

  • George Pipinis
    George Pipinis Month ago +2

    You are always on the point!!! In every video you upload! I think you are always in our minds before we ask for it . Keep up my friend!!!!

  • Paul Ray
    Paul Ray Month ago +1

    Excellent advice really well presented, Thankyou !

  • Modesto Fontanez
    Modesto Fontanez Month ago

    😎👍.....your right again. I when to Texas from L.A. and back on my BUSA and apply what you said in this vedio. It works...

  • Dr. Hugo G. Hackenbush

    Get your crank balanced. 😜

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Ahhhhh ok

    • Dr. Hugo G. Hackenbush
      Dr. Hugo G. Hackenbush Month ago

      @MotoJitsu Vibration will cause it. I ride old-school 500 2-stroke MX bikes, and my hands can get a little tingley after a ride. The bike I'm currently restoring is famous for vibrating like a poorly jetted paint mixer, so Im getting it's crank balanced to eliminate it.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      ?

  • Thalia Odette
    Thalia Odette Month ago +4

    You’re such a good coach/instructor! I appreciate how well you explain things

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago +1

      Thanks Thalia! 370+ videos to go through :)

  • Wesley Dearman
    Wesley Dearman Month ago

    You can also put a cramp buster on your throttle grip. Speaking of grips, a bigger grip with more surface area can help. Also, non-slippery gloves. If your glove is slippery and your grips suck, you might feel like you have to squeeze it a little more. I found that larger grips make me feel like I don't have to squeeze as much, because my hand is making physical contact with more "grip". If I have to wrap my fingers tightly around a small grip, hands go numb.
    On some bikes with twitchy throttles, it can be hard to relax and "play the piano". If you hit a bump and you don't have a good grip on the throttle, you'll shoot to the moon.
    Try the cramp buster and fatter, comfy grips.

  • Charlie Tuna
    Charlie Tuna Month ago

    Mine were fine till I got my Harley. The vibration and the heavy bike made me grip harder. It does help a lot loosening that grip.

  • White Man Riding.
    White Man Riding. Month ago

    Counter steering works brilliantly

  • wick2012
    wick2012 Month ago

    Tank grips helped it takes pressure off your hands and wrist

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      squeezing the tank with your knees yup...new rider's arms get sore, experienced rider's legs get sore.

  • ninja warrior 636
    ninja warrior 636 Month ago

    Awesome video i subscribed

  • buddhastaxi666
    buddhastaxi666 Month ago

    This is good advice. Im 65 and ride a lot. Im on a zx14r sports tourer with heli bars and sponge grips. I get tingly hands, stiff kneck upper arm ache. Real good advice., Grip with knees is similar to horse riding i had 4 horses!

  • YTjndallas
    YTjndallas Month ago

    So what am I squeezing too hard if my butt goes numb? Lol! 🤣

    • YTjndallas
      YTjndallas Month ago

      MotoJitsu I think it’s called “The Sphincter Factor!” 🤣

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      S.O.L.

  • 27trains
    27trains Month ago +2

    Thank you. New to the channel and liking it big time so far

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      You're welcome! 350+ videos to go through

  • Nate Diggaroo
    Nate Diggaroo Month ago

    My bike was missing bar ends. Excessive vibrations. Fixed that and no more numbness.

  • Major Dannan
    Major Dannan Month ago

    Most helpful, thank you. I normally ride a cruiser but i recently went for my full licence. I using a Suzuki Gladius 650 for learning on and the test. Its a horrible thing, seating position is gash as i have to lean forward with my feet under my arse. Hands are forever getting numb using that thing. Cruiser, im fine.

  • MacLomax
    MacLomax Month ago

    Not that I've been on the track but under acceleration that pull helps keep me off the handle bars.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Keeps hands light regardless of where you're riding.

    • MacLomax
      MacLomax Month ago

      @MotoJitsu As opposed to riding in the city and being on the brakes and clutch more.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      ok

  • peppy
    peppy Month ago

    Really great advice bro..thanks a lot it helps really..but in what kind of crazy world a bike goes left when u push left hand forward? U might have become confused there bud. Thanks anyways 😊 😎... BTW here's the proof 5:42

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      Thanks..no I'm not confused, it's called counter steering...push left, bike goes left if you're going more than 15mph or so...go ride and see for yourself. The bike's wheel doesn't point the wrong direction, it's just for a 1/8 of a second to destabilize the bike...it will turn and face the direction you're going...it's called the caster effect of trail.

  • Trey Pierce
    Trey Pierce Month ago

    Dude, thank you for making this video. I've been riding for about 3 months now, and I had a hard time figuring out why this was happening and you confirmed it for me.

  • tenshin2002
    tenshin2002 Month ago

    great video! this is very helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  • Vas El
    Vas El Month ago

    This is an excellent video. 👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • へりこかる
    へりこかる Month ago

    Any tips on lower back pain ride specialy on sportbike?

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Month ago

      You're in a pickle....those bike are pretty much track bikes barely street legal but you can do a few things...slide a few inches away from the gas tank and get your chest closer to the tank.

  • Tex C
    Tex C 2 months ago

    When I first got my bike my hands would be numb after 10 min, relaxation really helped.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  2 months ago

      Sure does! helps all aspects of riding to be loosey-goosey lol

  • usernamemykel
    usernamemykel 2 months ago

    Is that an Escher (sic?) perspective drawing behind you? I LOVE his work (plus Gary Larson's "Far Side" series).

  • julius krolik
    julius krolik 2 months ago

    Guyon's Canal compression. with motorcyclists the compression of your hand on the handle bars will most likely compress a nerve ( ulnar nerve ) and contribute to numbness or tingling in your hand or fingers. Thoracic outlet syndrome - TOS is a compression of a nerve or blood vessel that is caused by some sort of compression in your neck or shoulder and could be a possible contribution. Everything he is saying is completely correct. keeping your hands stiff and gripping tight will most likely cause the symptoms discussed. how they are being caused isnt really all that important if you can stop the causative factor.

  • fitty 50
    fitty 50 2 months ago

    That happens to me too, but I'm just short lol

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  2 months ago

      Happens to a lot of riders.

  • oetken007
    oetken007 2 months ago

    Thumbs up, as usual ;-) Thank you again for your tips and tricks!

  • Russ Miller
    Russ Miller 2 months ago

    Great video. Awsome reference with the piano.

  • jarib cockerel
    jarib cockerel 2 months ago

    Hi, i just got my bike yesterday. I noticed when im turning right, i feel a lot of pressure on my right forearm. I feel loose, i feel like i can play the piano when turning, im calm, im focused, but im still sore. Could it be that my body needs time to acclimate to riding? I drove around my neighborhood for 3 hrs practicing stop and go and low speed u turns.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  2 months ago

      Yes, that's a lot of riding...give yourself a lot of breaks...and newer riders are usually sore.

  • Dr. Leo Pardo M.D.
    Dr. Leo Pardo M.D. 3 months ago

    Can I imagine having a Dorito on my hand while running, instead of a Pringle? Or does it have to be a Pringle?

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  3 months ago

      Must be a Pringle to run the fastest!

  • Ben Tilley
    Ben Tilley 3 months ago

    i also personally noticed that when I am not getting enough water (staying hydrated) my hands will start getting numb. Great videos!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  3 months ago

      Yes, there's lots of variables but probably 90% of the time, people are just death gripping :)

  • greggbell
    greggbell 3 months ago

    Let me add death grip and the angle of your wrist. Bicyclist have this issue and it's almost always related to putting all your weight on your arms and bending your wrist at the same time(pinching the nerve in your wrist). Use your core to support your weight and keep the back of your hand and arm in a straight line(no angle). Real control comes from less not more!

    • greggbell
      greggbell 2 months ago

      ​@MotoJitsu Yeah, I wrote it early on as I was watching the video. Oops...

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  3 months ago

      Add? Death grip is the #1 thing I talk about lol

  • Ralph Tiquia
    Ralph Tiquia 3 months ago

    So true hahahahaa I’m a new rider but first couple of days my hands was numb cause I was gripping too hard lmao

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  3 months ago

      Me too!

    • Ralph Tiquia
      Ralph Tiquia 3 months ago +1

      Thanks man you’ve teach me so much! Hope one day to meet and ride with yah!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  3 months ago +1

      90% of the time that’s the cause!

  • donbasuradenuevo
    donbasuradenuevo 3 months ago

    Need some more advice. I do keep arms loose, and no death gripping, but still need some grip to keep the throttle on (like 15% of my grip force or less). I even throttle almost using inly my thumb and index finger. After 4 or 5 hours, still end up with some numbness. I am thinking on getting one of those "palm rest" grips to keep the throttle without gripping at all. Any experience on those?

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  3 months ago

      You're welcome!

    • donbasuradenuevo
      donbasuradenuevo 3 months ago

      @MotoJitsu Thanks man!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  3 months ago +1

      4 or 5 hours, yes...you'll get some crapping....I suggest taking a 10 min break for every hour you ride :) I've had some things like that before, yes...if you take more frequent breaks, should help you out.