Numb Hands While Riding? Here's The Solution!

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  • Markus Sabers
    Markus Sabers 7 дней назад

    Thank you for yhe advice sir! I couldnt have ridden a bike if i didnt win in a raffle. As a begginer rider, i find your videos very helpful!

  • tompas11
    tompas11 8 дней назад

    Great tip! But you also get numb hands out of vibrations from the handlebar. Especially if you drive a bike with one or two cylinders. Tell me how I know that ;-) You can put handlebar grip ends weight on the handlebar or maybe just pour some lead shots inside the handlebar, padded gloves or better grips are some examples besides playing the piano.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  8 дней назад

      That's based on my motorcycle education & experience.

    • tompas11
      tompas11 8 дней назад

      Maybe it is. I can't remember that I got numb hands when I got my first bike back in 1970. Maybe it's just me getting old, getting a bad memory, who knows... ;-)

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  8 дней назад

      99% of the time, it's the rider gripping too tight...there's no need to debate the 1%. Like most problems, it's usually the rider's lack of skill that causes most issues when riding.

    • tompas11
      tompas11 8 дней назад

      Yes I agree numb hands are, as you say, MOSTLY the rider gripping to tight but vibrations doesn't make this situation any better. A motorcycle is kind of a tool, you hold it in your hands just as you do with a tool. Anyway I do think that this discussion has come to it's end even though we are not completely in agreement about vibrations. Take care and ride safe.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  8 дней назад

      I'm not using tools, I'm riding a motorcycle. In my experience, riding, teaching, and practicing on every bike you can imagine, numb hands are MOSTLY the result of the rider gripping too tightly. I've rode upwards of more than 500 miles in one day, multiple times...hands never go numb...but they used to after about 20 mins until I learned proper body position and loosing up my arms/hands.

  • Yoren Buru
    Yoren Buru 9 дней назад

    110 dislike for #push left push right 5:59

  • Burmese Python
    Burmese Python 16 дней назад

    I noticed when I was commuting on my CBR 1000RR that my hands would get numb but only on the morning commute. My ride home from work in the evening my hands were fine. Does this happen to anyone else?

  • Vnknow
    Vnknow 16 дней назад

    Thanks for the vid. In my case, i think it was a matter of the hand levers vertical position, it was a bit too high, i think having the fingers always on the levers was causing not getting enough blood circulation, i think...

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  16 дней назад

      You're welcome...yup, that could have an effect too.

  • TheUnknown
    TheUnknown 24 дня назад

    i just started on a sport bike and i had my hands numb real fast what i learned was what you said about your knees on the tank but now im putting presure on my balls hahaha but yea it fixed numb in hands great video

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  24 дня назад +1

      Awesome! Move a couple inches back, forearms about parallel :)

  • Da n
    Da n Месяц назад

    yup cause beginners have those worry the bike might turn other way around, worry they might slip the handlebar and lose control, thats why they tend to death grip the bars and get those numbness.. its a learning curve to master..

  • Mehmet Köse
    Mehmet Köse Месяц назад

    But if I don't death grab it i'm scared that i can get a tankslapper :(

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Месяц назад

      That’s a common cause of tank slappers. Let the tires and suspension do its job.

  • Arjun S M
    Arjun S M Месяц назад

    Thanks

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Месяц назад

      You’re welcome!

  • ConditionRed
    ConditionRed Месяц назад

    What kind of drawing book Is that

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  Месяц назад

      Not sure, gf buys them for me

  • steady cruising
    steady cruising Месяц назад

    You can't tuck in on a sport bike wen riding in the town with traffic

  • Shuvrojyoti Kar
    Shuvrojyoti Kar Месяц назад

    oh man! such a helpful tips, btw u r good actor too.... love from INDIA

  • Alain Truong
    Alain Truong 2 месяца назад

    Again another awesome, helpful video. Thank you

  • Dimas Permana
    Dimas Permana 2 месяца назад

    Thank you for another great advice fast eddie, now i can spend more time riding then on a massage parlor XD

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  2 месяца назад

      You're welcome!

  • Markus R.
    Markus R. 2 месяца назад

    After a whole day riding around with my old Vespa my complete body was numb, my tooth fillings came out and my butt feels like after a shower in the prison , on my Bandit i have this problem not, complete relaxed.
    By the way, great vids! Keep on moving!
    Greets from Austria, not the kangaroo land 😁

  • Daya Sagar
    Daya Sagar 2 месяца назад

    Thanks bro for this video. It helped me a lot in getting rid of the wrist pain and finger numbness.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  2 месяца назад +1

      You’re welcome!

  • Ronald Ellis
    Ronald Ellis 3 месяца назад

    I thought modern fuel injection throttle bodies had stiffer return springs, that was why. But I’ll try eating more potato chips, it’s a win win. Thanks

  • Kirill Solovei
    Kirill Solovei 3 месяца назад

    great job man see all youre videos and learn a lot of stuff' thank you

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  3 месяца назад

      You're welcome!

  • Stephen Sledge
    Stephen Sledge 3 месяца назад

    Thanks for the videos. I will definitely use the "playing the piano" and keeping my forearms level as my right hand does seem fatigued more than my left.... And just flex my core more on my fjr1300. Following now

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  3 месяца назад

      Awesome! Thanks Stephen :)

  • jalalinho10
    jalalinho10 3 месяца назад

    Thank you!!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  3 месяца назад

      You're welcome!

  • Dave C
    Dave C 3 месяца назад

    I haven't gotten any hand numbness on my CB750. I think wearing good leather gloves helps.

  • John Magen
    John Magen 3 месяца назад

    in my experience the problem with a numb hand is based in posture and how long and a press nerve in the neck; happens when i ride the mountain bike or the motorcycle and its always the right one. and even when i have the cruise control in use. same happen with the seat, the butt get numb until you find the right angle and make your ride more comfortable.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  3 месяца назад

      Sure, but most people just grip too hard. Body position could be a factor as well.

  • MICAEL.S
    MICAEL.S 4 месяца назад

    Great video👍👍👍YOU ARE THE BEST👍👍👍👍👍👍 THX

  • krnlhkr
    krnlhkr 4 месяца назад

    I had the same problem when I first started riding because I was tense. A trick I used, was whenever I realized I was squeezing the grips too tight because I was anxious, I instead gripped the tank tighter with my knees. This helped two ways: 1) I could still physically express the tension without going numb or losing the ability to control the bike, 2) it made me feel more stable which reduced some of the anxiety.
    Great videos, I've watched several so far and am enjoying your channel!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад

      Thanks!! Over 350+ to go through lol

  • Tripp_HPjunkie
    Tripp_HPjunkie 4 месяца назад

    Great Video......thanks

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад

      You're welcome! 300+ videos to go through! Please consider sharing with others :)

  • nvstewart
    nvstewart 4 месяца назад +1

    Ye, you always hear about the 'keep the arms loose' but nothing about the hands. I learn't that you only need to hold onto the bar very lightly, just enough to stop the throttle from closing. My clutch hand is even lighter than that as I don't need to counteract a spring as with the throttle. I don't think I will be able to squash a small bug let alone a potato chip with the amount of force I use.
    Sometimes, I just hold the bar with my finger tips only. Though, only do that when safe to do so as your 'to the brake' speed will be longer.

    • nvstewart
      nvstewart 4 месяца назад +1

      lol

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад +1

      Fast Eddie! lol

    • nvstewart
      nvstewart 4 месяца назад

      Your response time is......................incredible lol. Even before I included an edit you responded ha.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад +1

      Exactly...hands and arms loosey-goosey!

  • Mahsun *
    Mahsun * 4 месяца назад +1

    All videos Turkish Subtitles Pls

  • Chris Code
    Chris Code 4 месяца назад +1

    Well then lol. I have carpal tunnel and my hands, specifically my right hand, always goes numb. I have realized that I tend to straight arm it lol. Thanks again Dear.

  • arturothecook
    arturothecook 4 месяца назад

    I found out that high speed vibration causes your hand nerve endings to go numb. I can ride for hours without numbness but when I’m on my Boulevard S40 (650 cc). Doing 99-95 mph my hands go numb in a matter of minutes. That kind of vibration is similar to jack hammer vibration and that repetitive micro trauma numbs the sensitivity nerve endings. Regardless of how loose you hold your handles. Obviously, if on top of that you are squeezing hard the problem is worse but “playing the piano” will not avoid it. Only reducing the speed or stopping.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад +1

      There's always variables...again, most of the time, it's due to squeezing too hard due to lack of technique and inefficiency.

  • Caleb Stamey
    Caleb Stamey 4 месяца назад +1

    I put a flat thumb tab thing on the throttle of my Vulcan. It just locks around the grip and the tap lands about where my thumb is and that helped a lot for my right hand because I can use more of a push with my thumb rather than a twist of my wrist. It might just work for me though because I think most of my numbness was vibration from my boat of a bike lol! I really like the playing piano method, that’s an awesome way to tell if you’re gripping too tight. Great video man!

  • Ash Davis
    Ash Davis 4 месяца назад +2

    Having your glove straps too tight can also cut off circulation. 20+ minutes of tight gloves and your hands will be numb. Many riders overlook this simple thing. Makes all the difference :)

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад

      Yes, but my videos about the majority/big reason why...if people are wearing too tight gloves and don't notice that when they put them on and still go ride....I don't know what to say lol

  • AhhMeSoo Hobie
    AhhMeSoo Hobie 4 месяца назад +1

    Instructions not clear
    dick caught in ceiling fan.
    For real though, great video.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад +1

      lol thanks

  • teeembeee
    teeembeee 4 месяца назад

    I looked around the garage and found some of that foam rubber insulation that you put on the bottom of the garage door. Cut a couple pieces down to size and wrapped electrical tape around them. Problem solved.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад

      Seems like that would create more problems than solve, but it's your life! lol

  • Fahmi Samsuri
    Fahmi Samsuri 4 месяца назад +1

    Lion king look 😂

  • stimpson j cat
    stimpson j cat 4 месяца назад

    New to your channel but your tips are great. I would also add that gloves that are too tight can cause your hands to go numb. Not just because of poor blood circulation but because you will have to grip tighter to counter the tightness of the glove. I am talking about gloves that don't let you close your hands without a little effort. By little effort I am talking very little resistance. After a long ride it will tire your hand with hardly any resistance.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад

      get some bigger ones before you loose all sensation in your hands!

    • stimpson j cat
      stimpson j cat 4 месяца назад

      I wear OJ sized gloves lol

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад

      Yes, this is for those who wear gloves that fit them..I imagine most people do and they're hands go numb due to what I said in the video lol

    • stimpson j cat
      stimpson j cat 4 месяца назад

      +MotoJitsu yes probably not a common issue but I have had it happen with some gloves that I thought would break in but never really did. My thumb on my right hand would go numb. It wouldn't happen unless I was wearing them.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад

      That may be the case for some, but very rare. Most of the time, people just grip wayyyy too hard due to lack of skill & proper technique. This video is for the majority, not rare outliers.

  • Paulo
    Paulo 4 месяца назад +1

    1st sory for my english. I´m a portuguese guy and i start to whatch your videos and may i say they are a very good ones, you got a natural talent to speak. What you say in this video it´s what is happen to me i realize i´m pushing to hard the handlebar but i can´t our i don´t know to stop...... keep the good work

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад

      You're welcome

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад

      You're welcome.

    • Paulo
      Paulo 4 месяца назад +1

      MotoJitsu ok thanks

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  4 месяца назад +1

      No worries, thank you for watching! Try using your legs a bit more in order to keep your upper body loose. If you squeeze the tank, it will plant your lower body to the bike, which will allow your upper body to only worry about steering, not holding on.

  • Milos Filar
    Milos Filar 4 месяца назад +1

    Very good advice.

  • Jon McCarthy
    Jon McCarthy 4 месяца назад +2

    Thank you. I recently came across your channel and I've watched a bunch of your videos. You are very good at explaining what you're teaching. You should become a teacher at a MSF course or something. You would be very good at it. Thank you for taking the time to make all of these videos. We all appreciate your time and lessons. You have my subscription.

  • André
    André 5 месяцев назад +1

    My man Eddie drops facts. I agree 100%. I ride a ninja 250 SL, sporty but not too much, and I've noticed the way to get rid of the hands going numb/sore thing is just hold tight with your knees to the tank, and drive your weight down to your feet, thus supporting your body without using your hands. Keep up the fantastic work bud!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Thanks! lol

  • samudragupt473
    samudragupt473 5 месяцев назад +1

    Very useful tip for me, I bought a 300 cc sports bike and was fed up due to numb hands after 5 mins of riding
    I will try this tip hence on, hopefully my problem wud go...

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      It should help big time!

  • Mitchell Hallmark
    Mitchell Hallmark 5 месяцев назад +1

    Just wanted to tell you thank you so much for this vid. I got my first motorcycle this past spring and have had so many issues with my hand numbing up on me. This helped more than anything else I’ve tried.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      You're very welcome!! That's great!

  • DE Nichols
    DE Nichols 5 месяцев назад +2

    Super good video! I definitely had this problem as a beginning rider. I focus on keeping my wrists straight but I hadn't put much thought into the angle of my forearms for a long time...yep, check, I'm doing that right, but now thanks to you, I'm able to communicate that to someone else to help them.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад +1

      that's awesome!!

  • Ariane Zapanta
    Ariane Zapanta 5 месяцев назад +1

    Sweet. I'm a novice rider and just got my first sport bike. This video is great thank you for the tips!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      You're welcome! Check out my Video Top 10 Skills To Master and SPEED & The Little Red Wagon, those will help dramatically!

  • Duja Music
    Duja Music 5 месяцев назад +1

    Changing the OEM grips also helps alot. I use Pro Grids 724 on my gixxer.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад +1

      Maybe so...most of the time I just find that the grip is the main cause.

  • Ticky Tocky
    Ticky Tocky 5 месяцев назад +1

    Too much weight on the outside of your palms, get a different bend of bars.

  • Paula Day
    Paula Day 5 месяцев назад +1

    I will be like Liberace from now on! Thanks for the explanation

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      You're welcome!

  • RICICON
    RICICON 5 месяцев назад +1

    I can ride my mountain bike and my outside palms go numb really has nothing to do with grip, it has to do with leaning forward and all your weight is shifting forward! I have grips/palm to help reduce numbness and still doesn't help that's with just resting my hands on the grips without squeezing them!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Great tip!

  • Rayih Bou Orm
    Rayih Bou Orm 5 месяцев назад +2

    Dude, it's amazing how easly is to understand your advises. Thank you for sharing your experiencia. Greetings from Colombia.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Thank you so much!

  • Arian Kukaj
    Arian Kukaj 5 месяцев назад +1

    I have to do some lion king while cruising, got a bad back.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Good for you! Keep at it!

    • Arian Kukaj
      Arian Kukaj 5 месяцев назад +1

      Fast Eddie’s Motorcycle Fun herniated discs are a bitch but i don’t let it stop me from riding.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Dang, sorry.

  • Peter CCR ENG
    Peter CCR ENG 5 месяцев назад +2

    I get it after riding for maybe 30-40 minutes.
    I have tried everything.
    The only thing that mainly helps which i do not like doing is stopping getting off the bike for a few minutes and have a break then start riding again.
    If i choose not to stop the only other thing that works is lifting my hand off the grip and just resting on top of the grip same with the throttle which is the hand that gets numb first.
    These days i do not get that much time to ride so i hate stopping. lol.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Dang, sorry man.

  • CrackShotMcgee9
    CrackShotMcgee9 5 месяцев назад +1

    I've found that when I haven't been on a bike for a little while my hands get numb. For instance I've slowly started riding more and more since I broke my leg a little over 3 months ago and I get some numbness here and there. Especially on the highway at night. I assumed it was just because I'm rebuilding my confidence after a fairly bad crash. Watching your videos has helped me with that. I've been going to a parking lot and practicing even the simplest of maneuvers. You never stop learning and there is always room for improvement. Also I've gotten much better gear than I had and ride in a full race suit now.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Awesome! Good for you!! Keep practicing, you'll improve! Try out my White Belt Drills

  • Ross
    Ross 5 месяцев назад +1

    I got ZX14 using the GTR1400 bar end help tremendously. Your absolutely write just let the bike do it's thing,great video!

  • gregg ferns
    gregg ferns 5 месяцев назад +2

    Not neccessarily.I have an issue with numb hands and fingers,and this only appears on certain bikes.Its down to high frequency vibrations.I've had a lot of bikes,and its my main reason for selling a bike and moving on.It may take 50 miles but it can happen

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад +1

      For the most part, the majority, it's due to gripping too hard.

  • Dennis Copeland
    Dennis Copeland 5 месяцев назад +2

    Great video I rode a ruckus(49cc scooter) and most numbness was in my throttle hand is that same thing

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Smart!

    • Dennis Copeland
      Dennis Copeland 5 месяцев назад

      I sold it looking to get kymco spade before I get a full size bike I haven't rode in years and it was only dirt bikes so I wanna play safe and start small that way its cheaper to fix and safer to relearn if that makes sense

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад +1

      Neat bike!

  • Alloment Proof
    Alloment Proof 5 месяцев назад +6

    1. hold potato chips in my hands - check
    2. play the piano - check
    3. when going through a corner pull a face, play the piano and shout Mhurrrrrrrr 10:31 - check

  • Estuardo
    Estuardo 5 месяцев назад +1

    That's where the buckhorn handlebars come in handy on cruiser bikes, they're not as cool looking as the T bars or drag bars but the buckhorns sure keep the arms very comfortable.

  • ben adams
    ben adams 5 месяцев назад +1

    Your videos are excellent. Keep it up!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Thank you!! Share with others!!

  • Teo Ionut
    Teo Ionut 5 месяцев назад +1

    New subscriber! Nice vids man

  • J P
    J P 5 месяцев назад +1

    Good video. Thanks 👍🏽

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      You’re welcome!

  • pallu83
    pallu83 5 месяцев назад +1

    Thanks, I had no idea why this happened to me, I actually tend to squeeze handles quite a lot now that I think about it. And in addition to numbness I also get my thumbs' knuckle sore. Anyone else has experienced this?

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад +1

      Gripping too hard! Play the piano!! I used to grip really hard too...make an effort to chilllllll and relax lol

  • Seth Adam
    Seth Adam 5 месяцев назад +1

    Enjoyed your video, thanks.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      You're welcome Seth!

  • Alain Morris
    Alain Morris 5 месяцев назад +1

    Good video butt way to long.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Not everyone learns as fast as you.

  • Alex Jono
    Alex Jono 5 месяцев назад +1

    Boring...... Zzzzzzzzzz.....

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Make a better video that's exciting then lol

  • Jamie B.
    Jamie B. 5 месяцев назад +1

    Great video! Subscribed!! 👌

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Thanks Jamie!

  • Mike Godfrey
    Mike Godfrey 5 месяцев назад +1

    Reynolds disease causes this

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад +1

      Normal is boring :)

    • Mike Godfrey
      Mike Godfrey 5 месяцев назад +1

      Im an outlier :(

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад +1

      Maybe but this video was for the majority of people, not the outliers.

  • AGV Rider
    AGV Rider 5 месяцев назад +1

    It makes all sense. Great video.

  • Al GESBREK
    Al GESBREK 5 месяцев назад +1

    Good vid bud !

  • staninjapan07
    staninjapan07 5 месяцев назад +1

    The point about relaxing is very important, but some bikes just do cause pain and numbness more than others. I get numb on something like a Suzuki GSX750 within 20 minutes (as you say... leaning forward and weight on hands and wrists). I get numb on my V-Strom 650 after about an hour (I think it's a v-twin thing as much as it is the possibility that I am doing the death grip). I usually get no numbness at all using my Honda PCX150 scooter for commuting and that's about 70-80 minutes.
    Thanks for the great videos, I've checked out quite a few today and I am enjoying them and re-learning the points you make.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Awesome, you're welcome!

  • Zachary Miller
    Zachary Miller 5 месяцев назад +1

    Love your videos. All are very helpful

  • jbdoggy
    jbdoggy 5 месяцев назад +1

    i solved the high frequency buzz of my s1k which comes at 4k revs by installing heavy bar ends. Now 4k & above is very nice. Trouble is it transfers the buzz down to the lower rev range, so if i ride with someone who rides 60- 80kmh only, thats when my hands go numb despite 'gripping' the bars like holding a bird! Thank God for cruise control. But youre right abt the playing the piano point. Its actually our trunk which supports us not the handlebars. So we do need to strengthen our trunk muscles. Gripping the tank with the knees helps transfer our weight down to the bike & relieves weight off the bars, but still its our trunk which does most of the support work.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  5 месяцев назад

      Def helps!

  • Christos Kolonis
    Christos Kolonis 6 месяцев назад +1

    I'm always checking myself for this before heading into curves...

  • Christos Kolonis
    Christos Kolonis 6 месяцев назад +1

    Squeeze too hard wastes energy and dexterity

  • Christos Kolonis
    Christos Kolonis 6 месяцев назад +1

    Same as playing guitar and Bass

  • Christos Kolonis
    Christos Kolonis 6 месяцев назад +1

    24 bikes in 30 years

  • Christos Kolonis
    Christos Kolonis 6 месяцев назад +1

    I'm on an R1200 rtw now... similar to the GS

  • Christos Kolonis
    Christos Kolonis 6 месяцев назад +1

    I had a CBR 1000 as well bro

  • bristol
    bristol 6 месяцев назад +1

    I had that problem with my first sport bike, so a few things I do, I beef up the hand grips which help greatly, I also rest my fingers on the brake lever just holding the throttle with my thumb and also squeeze the tank with my knees, it all helps when doing long journeys.....

  • Eric Simms
    Eric Simms 6 месяцев назад +1

    I have a BMW K1300S that has a very sensitive throttle, so I tend overgrip the right hand trying to make the throttle adjustments as controlled as possible. I am getting a particularly numb right hand, and to the extent of numbness lasting for months. But, to make a long story short, I found that by rolling my wrist to where my hand is under my wrist when first grip the throttle helps me end up in a neutral wrist position under normal riding speeds. Before I made that change, I was killing my hand - literally killing the nerves in my hand to which a hand and wrist doctor said the feeling nerves will regenerate over time, but the motory control nerves never repair. So, be careful about your ergonomics and follow Fast Eddies advice!!!

  • Sunset Originals
    Sunset Originals 6 месяцев назад +1

    Great video! Just subscribed! 😎😁

  • Laurence Brazil
    Laurence Brazil 6 месяцев назад +1

    Glad I found this video! I ride a 2015 Street Glide Special HD. My right arm goes numb. I will try this. Thanks for sharing video!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад +1

      you're welcome, sweet bike!

  • fitness journey
    fitness journey 6 месяцев назад +1

    thank you I just bought my first bike a rebel 300 . I have the numb hand problems this video helped thank you . subscribed

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      Good to hear!

  • CushdelaCush
    CushdelaCush 6 месяцев назад +1

    Mines more common in winter due to gripping bars as my hands are freezing and I have heated grips.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      Ahhhh that makes sense then.

  • Huffle Hog
    Huffle Hog 6 месяцев назад +5

    I like your 'flipbook' style in your videos. Brings a nice balance of attention between yourself and illustrations and not bombarding the entire screen with loads of images and text. :D
    I ride a sports-style (now a sport tourer) bike. Before I ride I try and enter a 'zen' state of mind. If i'm uptight or angry, I walk away from the bike, make a cup of tea or drink water etc...
    It helps the back and core muscles relax too. Keeping the core fresh and stable relaxes the arms, neck and shoulders.

    • DE Nichols
      DE Nichols 5 месяцев назад +1

      Too be loose and calm is to be safe. It's therapy for life and safety for the motorcycle.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      Smart!

  • Mr Smith
    Mr Smith 6 месяцев назад +1

    Love the "Lion King" analogy too Eddie, your a funny bloke.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      Lol thanks!

  • Mr Smith
    Mr Smith 6 месяцев назад +1

    Hi Eddie, another great video mate! I remember asking this question at my first rider training day way back. The response was the same as yours "it's you and the death grip" a scenario all newbies would likely encounter. But the solution given to me was more about the practical side and "grip the bike with your legs" was the response. That is to say, my instructor was saying that by gripping the tank with your legs, you place far less strain on the arms, thus less numb hands/arms going on. After practicing, sure enough, he was right. Even after 16 years of riding, I do sometimes catch myself out getting sore/numb hands and then I remember the training. I read comments here about the wrists being below the arm on sports bikes, and that's also true as I have sports bikes and know the pain involved. Especially at my age now of 40. Some bikes are just plain painful, like my 2004 ZX636R which loves to vibrate like a mad dog at around 100Kph & 6000rpm (or about 60Mph in your language). That's our highway speed here and so it gets hard after going on longer rides. I did a 5 hour ride on this bike one day, found that I couldn't get off the bike to take a piss because my legs were stuck in the "race position" and it was painful trying to move them to stand up!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      Yes using your legs can help out big time and not death gripping the handlebars!

  • Jeff K
    Jeff K 6 месяцев назад +1

    I ride a 650 single offroad, and get double vision from the vibration.

  • Zack Hearon
    Zack Hearon 6 месяцев назад +1

    Thanks

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      You're welcome!

  • regzz Shad
    regzz Shad 6 месяцев назад +1

    well explained ✌

  • Garth Mikes
    Garth Mikes 6 месяцев назад +1

    Great vids Eddie.Love your channel Buddy!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      Thanks Garth!

  • Bill Smith
    Bill Smith 6 месяцев назад +1

    Good points; after 50 years of riding and racing motorcycles, I speak from experience; relaxation is the key......

  • BobaFeet1138
    BobaFeet1138 6 месяцев назад +1

    Thank you for your tips and advice! Glad I found your channel via DanDan Fireman...Subbed! Keep on making great vids and tips!!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад +1

      Thank you so much!!

  • The Bruce
    The Bruce 6 месяцев назад +1

    No problem here with numb hands,but if you can tell me how to keep the package from going numb,I'll sing your praises forever.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      It's a Repsol Honda he rides. :)

    • The Bruce
      The Bruce 6 месяцев назад

      I did,and the son of a bitch recommended amputation.I tell ya,ya can never trust a flippin' Ducati rider!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      Bruce Brilliant See Doctor House then?

    • The Bruce
      The Bruce 6 месяцев назад +1

      ThanksEddie,but that's not the problem.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      Back away from the tank.

  • Rick Janssen
    Rick Janssen 6 месяцев назад

    Damn five minutes into this video and I can't watch anymore

  • SJMudTurtle Cruises
    SJMudTurtle Cruises 6 месяцев назад +1

    This is one of my problems off and on. I know I should remain loose but never thought of the "playing the piano" theory...I will have to try that next time I ride. Good advice and you just gain a new subscriber!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      AWESOME!! That's great!

    • SJMudTurtle Cruises
      SJMudTurtle Cruises 6 месяцев назад +1

      +MotoJitsu just wanted to let you know, I went for a ride today and applied your playing the piano tip and it worked!! If I started feeling I was gripping to hard I played the piano and I had no numbness in my hands on our 50 mile ride! Thanks again!! Great tip!!!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      Thanks!

  • Silence Von Tacis
    Silence Von Tacis 6 месяцев назад +1

    As you said "Playing the piano" I Thought of A Thousand Miles

  • Harold TheTubeman
    Harold TheTubeman 6 месяцев назад +1

    After watching this video i signed up for Piano lessons, thanks Eddie!

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      lol! Sweet!

  • Kazem Sharkas
    Kazem Sharkas 6 месяцев назад +1

    I have neck pain when I started to ride a sport bike,and I feel that my helmet needs to have a bigger field of vision,but there is nothing like that,so definitely my body position is wrong,what is ur advice ?

    • Kazem Sharkas
      Kazem Sharkas 6 месяцев назад

      Actually,I am looking forward all the time and that’s how I get the neck pain,looking down is comforting but u can’t see the road ahead ,so u have to maintain looking forward & that’s what causes the neck pain .
      I have a Harley Davidson VRod ,so comfortable,and I had an Aprilia Shiver was comfortable as well ,but with my new RSV4 I get neck pain easily .

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      You're probably looking down a bunch, as in your helmet's chin is pointing at the handlebars due to the body position. Sport bikes are made for performance and not comfort. That's why I went to an upright bike (Speed Triple) and won't ever buy another sport bike again.

  • chaotic/Silence
    chaotic/Silence 6 месяцев назад +1

    It's pressure on the nerves, either from riding or occupational. Figure out how to relieve stress on the nerves in your wrist and the palm of your hand and you'll fix the problem.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      That's for some...not the majority.

  • AlfredMoi
    AlfredMoi 6 месяцев назад

    Thank you for this video, just because this is such serious problem that one stops on the side of the road, praying to the lord to be able to keep those hands. I had this a lot in my youth and when I was young. Also when I shaved with vibrating electrical gear. When it came quickly I realized however that my body squeezed the blood vessels on purpose or how else do you think them fingers get all numb and white. The body responds as if it knows you are in this situation where you are vulnerable. It had nothing to do with the riding itself.
    The solution is pay attention to medical blood vessel condition. One likely has health issues and more problems like heart beatings or blue spots on the feet or widening veins at one leg or diabetes. Quit smoking absolutely. Pay attention that smokers get unbelievable headache walking up stairs. One advice I have that worked out for me is: thin your blood with proven means like drinking a glass of tonic or take in part of an aspirine every day. Then grow over it. I almost never encounter this problem anymore. My butt got numb on my new to me cruiser but only for the first half of a year.
    In the comments lots are complaining about their feet. One could figure the step is in an unusual place, pushing at the foot and the leg being bent but what I expect is the same problem as described above with extra attention to be paid to the possibility and prevention of diabetes. This is first seen in the foot that is. Do not stamp or kick all to violent and avoid accidents to the toes.
    Quit smoking makes you experience te most sorry one has ever felt and its terrible unbearable sinking feeling insists more then half a day. Know then that the next time is always little shorter. After a week one knows it does not last very long anymore and isn't as bad as it ever was. You need to realize and keep track of this. When finally over, the mind is going to play a nasty trick on you. It makes strongly believe all your trouble lie in the past now and there may be an opportunity for taking another good sigaret. This satanic tempting may also occur after a year. It dares telling you to stop smoking again. When you don't the addiction is over. Non smokers never ever consider taking a sigaret. They don't. One thing that may help at a certain point is keep a sigaret in your mouth but never actually light it.

    • MotoJitsu
      MotoJitsu  6 месяцев назад

      This video isn't for the outliers and medical conditions....it's for the vast majority to why their hands go numb.

  • william higgins
    william higgins 6 месяцев назад

    POTASSIUM........ EAT BANANAS ............BETTER YET BAKED POTATOES HAVE MORE POTASSIUM.