May 24, 2020 at 9:11 pm #29228
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Anyone else quite bothered by the numb hand, after say 25-35 minutes? Stop and go city traffic is fine but anything beyond at constant speed just vibrates my hand numb. Does anyone have this same issue? I understand this is a massive single cylinder and vibration is a consequence of that but my hand cant take it.</p>
What sort of remedies can we come up with?
Bar end weights? Different grips? I’ll do some research myself as well. Just wanted to hear from you all.May 25, 2020 at 8:53 am #29239VanessaParticipant
I fit a throttle paddle to all my bikes. It means I can relax my grip on the throttle when running for longer periods at constant speeds (e.g on the motorway) and hold the throttle open by resting my palm on the paddle. Really cheap mod too, only £2 on eBay. Helps lessen or prevent discomfort due to handlebar vibration.May 25, 2020 at 12:55 pm #29242Kirkish DelightParticipant
Hey Jay, I had the same issue. I swapped out the crappy stock mirrors which I think add to the reverberation & bought evotech weighted bar ends. Haven’t had any numbness since. If you’re still having issues after that try some grip puppies.May 25, 2020 at 2:46 pm #29244bettercallpaulParticipant
I’ve changed the grips: no difference. Changed the mirrors: no difference. I talked to a lot of people and it seems to be not a vitpilen related thing, but a motorcycle thing. Probably som kind of cruise control unit will be your best bet.May 27, 2020 at 1:01 am #29254mitchotParticipant
I swapped over the grips on mine to ones with more padding and rubber. I feel like it helped a little, but not overly.
Secondly, I would suggest heavier bar ends. Have not looked into which ones though..May 27, 2020 at 5:20 pm #29265
I installed Sato weighted bar inserts. Works pretty good for me. The vibrations I feel are very minimal and don’t lead to buzzy hands.May 27, 2020 at 6:12 pm #29269
Max Kool, are you running bar end mirrors as well?
Also thanks for all your replies everyone!May 27, 2020 at 9:50 pm #29274
Just one, on the left side. On the throttle side I have a flat cap and a weight inside the bar.May 27, 2020 at 9:51 pm #29275DanParticipant
Grip puppies helped for me. The more you ride it the less it bothers you too. First time I felt my fingers were going to fall off (a year ago) last Sunday I went out for 12 hours and my buttcheeks were numb but my hands were not that bad.May 27, 2020 at 10:01 pm #29276
Sick! I wonder if the longer cap would accept a bar end mirror clamp in the throttle side. Ill check out some grip puppies as Ive never seen them before.
By the way, I too painted the once yellow plastic trim piece behind the tank. I couldnt stare at that for more than the ride home from the dealer. I found a metallic copper color that matched the clutch cover and such.May 28, 2020 at 2:45 am #29282
niceMay 28, 2020 at 6:33 am #29287NampusParticipant
@Jayboypilen, you got a picture of your bike with the brown/bronze panel?May 28, 2020 at 11:16 am #29294May 29, 2020 at 9:14 pm #29344
I could never get used to grip puppies, although I don’t have small hands (gloves size XL), they made the diameter way too big for me.
I couldn’t even get used to the slightly increased diameter of the Pro Grip 714 grips, often used on rally bikes to reduce fatigue.
Best grips so far for me are Domino Motogp grips. Very soft, grippy rubber with the same outer diameter as stock. I have them on my other bike. The grips on the Vit 701 come very close in feel btw.
May 31, 2020 at 2:06 pm #29361Kirkish DelightParticipant
- This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by Max Kool.
Looks good mate, im not really a fan of the fluro yellow either.
Max Kool, were the inserts easy to install? Are there already lighter OEM inserts in situ?
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