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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-16-2019, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Throttle hand numbness

I have been riding a Honda VTX for over 100,000, and just switched over to my first Goldwing. I love the bike, but hate my throttle hand always being sore and numb. I didn't have this problem with my VTX. I'm trying to determine how to fix the problem.

My Goldwing is a 2001 1800.

Here are the differences:

1. VTX has custom grips which seem to be a little fatter than the Goldwing. I have put the rubber slip ons on the Goldwing, which seemed to help a little.
2. The angle of the grips are different between the two. Goldwing is more perpendicular with the bike than the VTX.
3. I have a throttle rest on the VTX which worked great. I've tried different throttle rests on the Goldwing with no success.
4. I do have cruise control on the Goldwing, which is great on longer stretches, but I don't use it on the short stretches on the freeway.
5. I have tried various wrist braces on the Goldwing, and it doesn't help.

Has anyone else experienced this on their Goldwings?

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-16-2019, 12:33 PM
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If a beefier grip would help, there are two possible options. One is the Kuryakyn overlay grips, the other is foam overlays . Google " Grip Puppies " for the foam overlays. The third option is a Throttle Rocker/ Boss, etc., sold at most motorcycle shops.

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Kuryakyn makes a "clam shell" over handle grip like Chopin mentioned. I've had them on my Wings for years. Yes, they do beef up the size of the grips which I like.

https://www.kuryakyn.com/products/33/iso-grips

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I have put the foam overlays on, and it seemed to help a little. Maybe I need to try the Kuryakyn, which should beef them up more.

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I would think if it is just your Throttle side then a Throttle Rocker may be the ticket. You want to ease your grip and wrist position without affecting speed.

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Another option might be handle bar risers. The Kury grips helped me a lot, but when I added the risers, things got even better.

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I would think if it is just your Throttle side then a Throttle Rocker may be the ticket. You want to ease your grip and wrist position without affecting speed.
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If it was a 1500 I'd say adjust the handle bar position. On the 1800 it's a no can do.

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I had “throttle fingers” every time I rode the bike from gripping to tight for too long on the throttle. Tried the Cramp Buster which completely resolved issue. Press down with the heel of your palm and you never have to grip the throttle again. $10.00. I never leave home without it.
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As the guys have said a little tweaking and all will be well in your world.

I am a believer in the Kury iso-grips with the attached throttle rocker. Stylish and functional but a bit costlier than the foam overlays and the Cramp Buster that my friend Sir Edward mentioned. Still my choice of ways to go though.

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