Arm pump

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by pingvin, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. PeterW

    PeterW Long timer

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    "Me too"

    Until failure might be a bit harsh, but doing a lot of sets until tired every day for a couple of weeks is THE quick cheap fix.

    The other points about ergonomics of the bike are also valid, but getting the muscle tone up makes a massive difference.

    Pete
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  2. corndog67

    corndog67 Banned

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    When I had issues with arm pump, it was because I was hanging on too tight. Also, out of shape. But I used to be able to haul ass all day long, now, at 51, there is no way I can ride like I used to. How old are you? 71? 31? Makes a big difference. Handle bar bend might be an issue, too. Also, peg/bar/seat relationship.
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  3. 211john

    211john Been here awhile

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    I had problems with arm pump until I re-sprung the bike for my weight. On a DRZ400 with the stock springs I felt like I was riding up hill all the time. Just standing while riding on level ground gave me arm pump. I got the correct springs front and rear and set the sag. No more arm pump.
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