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Old 06-25-2013, 03:25 PM   #1201
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I have one but on my last long trip I found that my hand kept falling asleep so I stopped using it.
I had the same experience. I found that the edge of it was compressing a nerve at the base of my thumb which was causing the numbness. If I moved my hand further left on the grip I could get that to stop but then I was in an uncomfortable position.

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Old 06-25-2013, 07:04 PM   #1202
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I moved mine all the way to right of the grip - it works okay for me as long as I don't have thick gloves on.

If I were thicker gloves or ride on more challenging roads, I rotate it forward until it points down and is completely out of the way for me.

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Old 06-26-2013, 02:27 AM   #1203
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I moved mine all the way to right of the grip - it works okay for me as long as I don't have thick gloves on.

If I were thicker gloves or ride on more challenging roads, I rotate it forward until it points down and is completely out of the way for me.


Where I always use mine. I've never seen one on the inside of the grip.
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Old 06-26-2013, 04:45 AM   #1204
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Funny -- I find my hand falls asleep without it just by holding the stock grips. I thought at first it may be my glove is too tight, but it could be the grip is too small (I have large hands) -- but, I don't want to give up heated grips for a wider version!

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Your problem is that the bars are too straight which turns your wrists in at a strange angle. This is cutting off the supply of blood to your hands. If you analyse it, the weight you're putting onto your hands is not on the heel of your hand but is on the thumb muscle. You need bars with more sweep in them. Since swapping mine to Renthal 615-01 I'm in total, all day comfort.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:04 AM   #1205
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Your problem is that the bars are too straight which turns your wrists in at a strange angle. This is cutting off the supply of blood to your hands. If you analyse it, the weight you're putting onto your hands is not on the heel of your hand but is on the thumb muscle. You need bars with more sweep in them. Since swapping mine to Renthal 615-01 I'm in total, all day comfort.
X2, the explorer bars work well also.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:08 AM   #1206
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Your problem is that the bars are too straight which turns your wrists in at a strange angle. This is cutting off the supply of blood to your hands. If you analyse it, the weight you're putting onto your hands is not on the heel of your hand but is on the thumb muscle. You need bars with more sweep in them. Since swapping mine to Renthal 615-01 I'm in total, all day comfort.
There's some truth to this.

I have numerous issues with my wrists and hands (5 surgeries completed with 4 more to go). My 1050 has the same flat bend. I don't want to give up my factory heated grips, otherwise I'd experiment with other bends. I've been thinking of going OCC on them, by using a long pipe to bend them to where I want.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:01 AM   #1207
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I've been thinking of going OCC on them, by using a long pipe to bend them to where I want.
FWIW this should be pretty easy to do. My bike has been diagnosed with narcolepsy and the bars have bent during it's last episode.

It was pretty easy to get them back into position
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:10 PM   #1208
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My bike has been diagnosed with narcolepsy and the bars have bent during it's last episode.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:26 PM   #1209
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FWIW this should be pretty easy to do. My bike has been diagnosed with narcolepsy and the bars have bent during it's last episode.

It was pretty easy to get them back into position
It wouldn't be an orange one, would it? From all the pics I've seen on ADVRider they seem more susceptible to this condition than the other colors.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:09 AM   #1210
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It wouldn't be an orange one, would it? From all the pics I've seen on ADVRider they seem more susceptible to this condition than the other colors.
phantom black, maybe they used orange primer
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:27 PM   #1211
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I looked at an old post where someone added these to make his field of view wider. I think he said that he purchased them on Amazon. Amazon does have them, as does EBay, but neither specifies one for the Tiger. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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Old 06-28-2013, 04:41 PM   #1212
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I looked at an old post where someone added these to make his field of view wider. I think he said that he purchased them on Amazon. Amazon does have them, as does EBay, but neither specifies one for the Tiger. Can someone point me in the right direction?
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/sw-mo...i-triumph-40mm

I may have a set of these from my old Suzuki. I don't need them on my 800. If you want them, I'll sell 'em to you cheap.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:38 AM   #1213
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Look what showed up... Took a ride yesterday after spoonin' them on but took photos with a different camera (Sorry no pics today). Incredibly smooth for such an aggressive tread, some decent howl at 65-75 but that's expected. Absolutely amazing grip in the dirt!!


Metzeler Karoo 3's front and back





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Old 07-01-2013, 09:01 AM   #1214
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[QUOTE=Dubl-A;21764003]Look what showed up... Took a ride yesterday after spoonin' them on but took photos with a different camera (Sorry no pics today). Incredibly smooth for such an aggressive tread, some decent howl at 65-75 but that's expected. Absolutely amazing grip in the dirt!!


Look nice but a quick price check was even more than the k-60's. Are they better, longer lasting?
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:20 AM   #1215
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Look what showed up... Took a ride yesterday after spoonin' them on but took photos with a different camera (Sorry no pics today). Incredibly smooth for such an aggressive tread, some decent howl at 65-75 but that's expected. Absolutely amazing grip in the dirt!!


Look nice but a quick price check was even more than the k-60's. Are they better, longer lasting?

Not sure, they have only been out for a short time and an even shorter time on my bike (2 days)

There's a youtube video with a guy on a new BMW LC 1200 completes some knarly dual sport trip with these and reviews these highly. Check it out...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Qy82xJi9Lg


Don't get me wrong I have heard great things about the K60's but I'm not sold on the center strip and how flat the tire profile is. I could order a different size to get the aggressive tread but didn't feel like going that route. IMO these were worth a shot.

When it comes to my bikes/ gear I want to purchase based on my likes, needs and finally my budget, a few dollars usually doesn't make the decision

I'll keep ya'll updated
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