You may want to try 'Universal Motorcycle Throttle Assist Wrist Cruise Control Cramp Rest Aid Grip'. Only 7 bucks on eBay and no installation problems. I have a problem with my hands and I was getting worried that I would not be able to ride more than a few Kms but I have two of these and they are great. Take a bit of getting used to but well worth the effort.Has anyone in the U.K. installed risers? The position is really causing a lot of pain in my hands and periods of numbness. I have arthritis, but it seems to not be an uncommon problem with the bike anyway, so hoping the extra height will take the pressure off.
The Moto Werk ones look great as they are model specific and anonymously fit in rather than replacing the top of the holder. But shipping across the Atlantic is $37.50, with fees and taxes on top of that so likely will be close to £100.
The only ones that work that way in the U.K. seems to be universal ones, so not a seemless fit, and only come in unpainted aluminium.
The BikeMaster ones on Amazon U.S. are only $37.97 including shipping and fees deposit, but are at least in black. So they reluctantly seem to be the best option
Surely other people here, or elsewhere in Europe, must have been in the same position though? Any local recommendations?
They keep cutting all the trees down unfortunately.That was several years ago and I did buy the BikeMaster ones mentioned, which make the ergonomics better but I still had trouble with my hands. So I did as you said, and a cramp aid makes all the difference. As well as being able to hold the throttle position while stretching my fingers, it just allows a looser grip which takes off all the pressure
Oddly my right hand always used to be my worst, which was reflected when riding. But now I seem to have more problems with the left, and that gets quite sore on the bike. I was rather surprised recently to discover my rheumatologist has recommended surgery on a couple fingers. Will see what the consultant says, but maybe that will help?
As for the gum trees, sharper claws? A good scratch is supposed to be good for that.
anyone know on 2022 500x if 30mm risers work ok up and backward; towards rider ? CABLES ALL LONG ENOUGH. I SEE 20MM STRaIGHT UP; UP/FWD, 30MM AND 40MM ??I installed my risers on Friday, but not been out on the bike yet. Snow has come back to London!
No instructions but it was simple to work out everything. Removing the two hex bolts in front of the instrument display allowed the front end to be tilted forward, then you can remove the clamp holding the brake cable. After that it is just out with the old bolts from the bar holder, insert the risers and new bolts, and put everything back together.
I locked the bars both ways and nothing snagged and the throttle and front brake worked. So looking forward to trying it out next week. Hopefully no more hand pain!
The only thing I want to change now is adding some aux lights. I came home at night on an unlit motorway last November and it was a bit terrifying. It definitely needs more output.
The bike already came fitted with a Honda centre stand and heated grips, rear hugger, and touring screen. There were also a pair of folding levers, in red to match the bike, which I installed after snapping the stock brake one! Plus I added the Givi frame and plate for my top box, with a hook up to the stop light.
I did buy a gear indicator, but not sure if I can be bothered installing that as it should not be necessary, and if it is it just means more effort is needing learning the bike! I guess a USB port is always useful too, but my bars are now pretty full.
anyone know on 2022 500x if 30mm risers work ok up and backward; towards rider ? CABLES ALL LONG ENOUGH. I SEE 20MM STRIGHT UP; UP/FWD, 30MM AND 40MM ??I got my bike about 3 weeks ago, and have added two things that I think are really justified.
One was the front "fender extender" and ...
the other was a set of handlebar risers. I made them myself out of aluminum. Not blackened, but clean aluminum look.
WOW!! What a difference in the feel and the ride with those 1" risers! I had also added a corny extra padding on the seat. But, it was the risers that changed the feel for the better!