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Tingling Fingers

Postby simon.holyfield » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:07 am

Guys,

Anyone any good advice? When I'm happily raring around Norfolk's 'B' roads on the SQ4, I get a tingling which eventually numbs my right hand. It's not the very slight vibration I worry about, it's the numbness. I plan to reduce the tension on the throttle cable by changing the way the spring is attached to the throttle lever on the carb (i.e. less mechanical advantage for the spring, more for the cable). I guess I could also use a bigger twist grip rubber - but it has original Amal plastic grips, and I don't really want to lose those...

Anyone any other ideas?
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Re: Tingling Fingers

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:27 am

I had that Simes, turned out I needed a carpel tunnel operation. I'd make sure your gloves aren't tight around your wrist.

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Re: Tingling Fingers

Postby Bob.Murphy » Fri Aug 21, 2015 10:56 am

Steven.Carter wrote:I had that Simes, turned out I needed a carpel tunnel operation. I'd make sure your gloves aren't tight around your wrist.


I have that too (but I haven't had an 'Op). When the temp drops below 10 deg C my hands are useless as the circulation stops.

I use Gerbing heated gloves on bikes with alternators large enough to support them - which rules out the 'VH' which can't even support its lights.

Old age, and a lifetime of using power tools, I'm afraid.

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Re: Tingling Fingers

Postby ColinPeck » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:08 am

Same here as well with my Huntmaster, I ended up buying some foam type grips and the problems totally gone. They don't look as I would like and swapping between the 4 bikes I ride regularly I notice the unsubstantial feel of them but.............. Zero problems with my hands which are starting to get arthritic regardless of how long I'm in the saddle winter or summer. I fitted handlebar muffs to all my bikes last winter (and heated grips to my main winter hack) which made a huge difference to hand comfort.
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Re: Tingling Fingers

Postby dave.owen » Fri Aug 21, 2015 11:33 am

Looks like you have trapped nerves, I've had an operation on my left elbow and hand, waiting to see consultant about having my right side done.

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Re: Tingling Fingers

Postby chris.shearwood » Fri Aug 21, 2015 1:50 pm

Hello Simes,
To counteract the inherent vibration of my bikes and to reduce the numb right hand syndrome I have been thinking of buying a pair of anti-vibration gloves. I think they are available at many industrial suppliers, for example:
http://www.superiorglove.com/work-glove ... ion-gloves
Anybody else have experience with this kind of glove?
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Re: Tingling Fingers

Postby simon.holyfield » Fri Aug 21, 2015 2:41 pm

cheers

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Re: Tingling Fingers

Postby keith.hodgenia » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:24 pm

You need to get yourself checked out Simon, the things already mentioned are not the only causes of tingling sensations. Better safe than sorry.

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Re: Tingling Fingers

Postby Steven.Carter » Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:03 pm

The operation is a very easy one, I had the op on Friday and by Monday my hand felt better then it was the day before the op. But Keith is right, it would be a good idea to get checked out.
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Re: Tingling Fingers

Postby Brian.Fosh » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:08 pm

Re Handlebar vibration .... On a practical front here's a couple of old bikers tricks that rank up there alongside wearing stockings under your jeans and shoving newspapers inside to keep warm.

O Fill your bars with dry sand or coarser grade steel shot-blast media and plug the ends... adds weight and damping to change the resonance.

O Alternatively.. 2 mugs of tea at a roadside cafe... place one thumb in each..


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