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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-16-2011, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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I traded in my 250 yesterday and kind of getting use to the new riding position. I can tell I'm putting a lot of weight on the bars when I'm in traffic or stopped at a light/coming to a stop, really any maneuver below 15 mph. I never had any problem with this on my old 250 and its causing a little bit of pain in my wrists after riding for a while in traffic or lots of red lights, however, no problem when I'm cruising. Any advice on techniques to get off your hands at slow speeds would be greatly appreciated, also if there is no way to avoid this, is this problematic with the bikes handling?
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You need to use your knees to hold onto the tank and support yourself with your legs and torso. Some stomp grip pads can help prevent your legs from sliding on the tank.


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You need to use your knees to hold onto the tank and support yourself with your legs and torso. Some stomp grip pads can help prevent your legs from sliding on the tank.
This, grip the tank to relieve pressure off your arms


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I will have to remember this, useful info.
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Something I will never forget from Twist of the Wrist - chicken wings!
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Occasionally "flap" your elbows and it will take the weight off your wrist. Doing this for a while helped me always remember to keep the weight off the bars.
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Awesome bout to try it out on my way to work! Can already tell I'm gonna like this forum. I see lots of pretty cool people with good advice.
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Update: Tried grippiping with my legs and knees, definately helped a thousand times over. The "chicken wing" worked great too, really helped to just make sure there was no weight what so ever on my arms. I know pretty soon I will be doing that automatically, haha, never seen Twist Of The Wrist, you are referring to the DVD's correct? If so is it a good watch worth the investment? My riding position isn't horrible but not that great? I feel if I made my body position any more aggressive it would be unsafe and taking turns on the street too fast/hard. However, dont feel like my position is good enough for the track, yet to do my first track day.
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Twist of the Wrist is a book too so if you prefer reading over watching, you can pick up the book online for cheap. I got mine off Amazon
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The real cure is to rest your chest on the gas tank and ride the bike like it's made to be ridden.
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I was referring to the book. I think I actually have Twist of the Wrist 2. Worth a read.
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