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Hey guys,

Haven't been on the site in a while. I was hoping for a little feedback on a physical issue I'm having!

I'm 5"11 and have long arms. Riding the R6 is not uncomfortable for me...so get those comments out of the way. I also know how to ride with correct body position, have tech spec tank grips and rarely have much weight/pressure on my wrists and arms. I am always tight on the knees/thighs and light on the bars.

So here's the thing. I have been commuting on the street for 3+ years.....I sold my car years ago. When I say commuting....I mean I ride EVERY SINGLE DAY. I used to commute in a 01 F4i, then a 06 Daytona 675, then a 08 RR and now to my current wench, the 09 R6.

Here is my problem. I am getting arthritis-type inflammation and pain on my left wrist, entire left arm and right shoulder. It is a nagging pain. Always there. No matter how I adjust my body position or adjust my clutch lever (that's the injured wrist side) this pain does not subside.

I have seen specialists...I ice and heat...I do everything in my power to try and not aggravate the pain centers.

Here is my question, is there anything out there that people have experience with or are there any products that you guys can think of that would help assist making my rides more enjoyable?

I have seen on many vendors sites, "wrist braces" for riding etc and was wondering if anyone had any feedback or personal experience with any of them!? An obvious precaution would be to find a brace or the such that does not limit functioning motion yet limits the unwanted lateral? motion. *

Again...I don't need the whole "you're riding incorrect" or this or that, bc that is simply untrue. Save that ish for the birds. I am looking for a product.

Thanks so much cabrons!


Good thread I found
http://www.1000rr.net/forums/track-talk/77621-wrist-brace.html

Quote from that thread:

"I checked out wrist braces on Bike Bandit and a couple of other sites but they seem to be mostly to keep the wrists from bending and getting injured, not keeping lateral pressure off them. Before I cough up the bucks to try one out, I thought I would check to see if anyone have any recommendations for one."



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Risers maybe?
 

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try oury grips...those took 90% of my wrist pains i had with stock and or driven grips(which sucks ass balls)

but theres honestly so much you can do with stuff like that unfortunately..least that i know of

maybe you can go the harley/cruiser route...and leave the r6 as a weekend warrior?? or whenever you can
 

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A buddy of mine had wrist/hand problems and tried using weighted bar ends to reduce the vibration in the clip ons. It minimized the discomfort while track riding. Something you may want to look into.

He had other medical issues which caused the pain, so he went in knowing that this wouldn't completely take away the discomfort.
 

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Risers or a cruiser. Getting old sucks, not that I would know.
 

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Thanks guys,appreciate all the feedback. I don't think Heli-bars or the such would be beneficial as it's not so much the height or ergo's/angle of the bars that bother me, but rather it's the continuous pulling of a clutch lever etc that has over the years, gotten my hands to almost a carpal tunnel type pain. I have a muscular build and I'm very lean and athletic so hitting the weights (more than I already do) has nothing to do with it.

Now don't laugh.....but honestly, I've heard soo much good ish from DUDES about yoga and stretching etc. That may help I'm thinking? I feel like I'm constantly "tight".

Weighted bar ends also would not benefit me as I don't experience vibration, nor have I ever had vibration in my bars/hands.

R6_350z thanks for the recommendation on the grips, I'm still running the stockers and here in Arizona they have borderline melted haha. I have no issues with them but ya....I'd love to have a more comfortable pair on there. I had aftermarket Driven C3's on my last bike (08 600RR Graffiti) and they were soft, actually too soft. I felt that I had less control over the throttle with aftermarket grips. What are these "oury" grips you speak of? I have always err'd on the side of caution when thinking about changing out grips on the R6 due to the fly-by-wire technology the ECU uses. Isn't there a sensor there in the bar/grip since there is no physical cable to the throttle bodies?

Back to my original question though, are there compression-type wrist bands or guards or the such that anyone has experience with? Designed specifically for motorcycles? I just noticed that a lot of vendors sell them!?*

Also, does anyone else feel that the OES frame sliders stick out WAAAAY too far? I installed them a while back but have since taken them off! They almost seem like a hazard to me with the absurd length that they stick out when installed! (I verified that I installed them correctly).

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oury grips are thick grips that take away a lot of vibration...theyre soft and a bit bigger than oem and driven for sure...i loved them cus they just felt so much better and thicker so far i have about 25k and they still look brand new...and there is no issue changing grips just cut the old ones off and youre good just make sure you apply a good amount of glue(i used hair spray) and make sure the end isnt rubbing against anything or else it will get stuck at that position when you lay off the throttle...and youre good on the frame sliders they all stick out like that...i used them as a place to put my foot on long trips haha

and nice pit! almost looks like mine lol
 

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My Oury grips helped with hand/wrist fatigue.
 

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09 R6. Looking for a little help. After years of commuting street, my wrists ...

Even when you are riding with correct posture/seating the r6 isnt the most ergo-friendly and the clutch use just adds to it. Id try what others have said, grips/brace and see if it helps at all. I used to have a ninja 650ex which is more upright and know the more horizontal/race position of the R6 makes a difference in aggravating any issues especially when you ride everyday (I do the same). Wish there was an easy way to raise the clipons then id see if it helps. Love your bike by the way (same exact year and color) good luck and hope you find some relief !!




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Riser bars. They may not look cool, but they're definitely cooler than paying for orthopedic surgery. Or you could get a CBR like mine. My bike is all day comfy, and is even adequate for sport touring with a passenger.

Sometimes your body just tells you when somethings just aren't meant to be.
 

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oury grips are thick grips that take away a lot of vibration...theyre soft and a bit bigger than oem and driven for sure...i loved them cus they just felt so much better and thicker so far i have about 25k and they still look brand new...and there is no issue changing grips just cut the old ones off and youre good just make sure you apply a good amount of glue(i used hair spray) and make sure the end isnt rubbing against anything or else it will get stuck at that position when you lay off the throttle...and youre good on the frame sliders they all stick out like that...i used them as a place to put my foot on long trips haha

and nice pit! almost looks like mine lol
Haha thanks man, I'll check out those oury's! My blue pup is more AmStaff than APBT btw.


Take a look in eBay for a good assortment of wrist braces.

Example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bell-Horn-E...267?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27beee7d73
Thanks ya I've been looking all over for something that's decent and doesn't limit motion etc.

Even when you are riding with correct posture/seating the r6 isnt the most ergo-friendly and the clutch use just adds to it. Id try what others have said, grips/brace and see if it helps at all. I used to have a ninja 650ex which is more upright and know the more horizontal/race position of the R6 makes a difference in aggravating any issues especially when you ride everyday (I do the same). Wish there was an easy way to raise the clipons then id see if it helps. Love your bike by the way (same exact year and color) good luck and hope you find some relief !!

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Thanks amigo!!!

Riser bars. They may not look cool, but they're definitely cooler than paying for orthopedic surgery. Or you could get a CBR like mine. My bike is all day comfy, and is even adequate for sport touring with a passenger.

Sometimes your body just tells you when somethings just aren't meant to be.
Thanks man but ya I just came from commuting on an 08 graffiti 600 RR so I know all too well :) The RR was a glorious, torquey machine but I felt it was down on power and far too linear of a powa band!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*
 

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Is that an Fz8? If so my neighbor has the matte black one and I've ridden it a 100 times....waaay too under-powered for my liking.



 

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