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If you don't have one get a throttle rocker, it's a great way to relax your throttle hand. I had the same issue on the Sprint but changing over to a Tiger took care of the problem.

Yup, there are a number of inexpensive items that can be put on the right handgrip that allow you to open your hand and stretch your fingers without releasing the throttle. I had the same symptoms and cured them immediately with something called a "cramp buster."
 

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I wonder if they do gel handgrips?
 

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Yes, in my post I said I had put Pro Grips gel grips on my first bike.

I haven't had these same issues with the Sprint. Different type of engine and I suppose better factory bar ends? It does have a cramp buster as well, though I wasn't using it at first and thought I didn't like it. Now I am using it, and yes I like ti for straightening my hand out.
 

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+1 on the throttle rocker. 10 bucks at the Iron Pony, and
well worth it.
Do not get cut unless absolutely necessary. I had Minor?
surgery a few years ago (dupytrins contracture sp?), spent
a year with rehab 3 times a week until they gave up.
Took me years to get my hand back to comfortable,
and it's still stiff. Now when they tell me minor surgery,
I tell them "minor surgery is what they do to you,
major surgery is what they do to me."
cg
 

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Looks like you would maybe need longer cables to fit this. Also, if it comes back more you may have to turn your wrists out a little more to grip. I had this problem on an older 1500 gold wing that would give me cramps in my hand after an hour or so of riding.
 

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I'm with Boldor on this one .I used to work in the meat processing game as a butcher, and it was extremely common for guys to get operated on for carpel tunnel syndrome .I started taking magnesium phosphate as advised by a naturopath (sp?) and had almost immediate success .
 

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Honestly, the very heavy HVMP bar ends and gel grips completely transformed the bars on my buzzy little twin. If they make HVMP bar ends for your bike, I highly recommend them. They are also long enough to probably protect your levers and even bodywork on your bike if you were to drop it. I never wanted to actually test that theory, but the new owner of my ex500 did this summer, and yes, they apparently helped a lot in the damage department, lol!

Actually after a friend rode it, he came back and said, "What grips are these? I want some!" So when we took a trip to Iron Pony he bought some as well. Then when he came back this year, he bought some for his other bike.
 
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