View Full Version : Don't forget the obvious
05-19-2003, 07:10 AM
About two months ago, after missing about a month of riding due to cold and work, I noticed that my right hand was going numb after about an hour of riding. It used to do this when I first started riding but that was because I had a death grip on the throttle. I kept thinking that maybe I was doing something wrong or that I was uncomfortable after the layoff and I was gripping to tight again, so I messed with my preload adjustments, checked to see if anything was loose, etc., etc., etc.,. After my 12K service at Lone Start in Austin (see my write up in the dealership section), it turns out that I had very low pressure in both front and rear tires :oops: . With the tires set correctly, a two and a half hour ride home (Austin traffic sucks) and all is right with the world again. :-D
05-19-2003, 01:14 PM
Low tire pressures made your hands go numb?
05-19-2003, 03:36 PM
The only thing I can think of is that I was getting more rode vibration that way. It could be a combination of several things, but both tires were pretty low (just about at half pressure). Everything else was in pretty good condition. That was the only thing out of the ordinary they could find. You would think that if tires were low that I would feel less vibration but my ride home from Austin was the first time since April that I didn't have my hands go numb. Of course maybe it was becuase it was so **** hot that I didn't think about it!
05-19-2003, 04:42 PM
How bad is your front tire cupped? That will cause vibration like crazy.
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