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Allan_the_Kiwi

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Sore Hands
« on: January 24, 2017, 07:58:48 AM »
Hi There,

Just joined this forum and hoping for some advice. I purchased a 2008 GSX650F with 60,000Km at the end of October last year to get back into riding. Used to own a CB750 over 20 years ago but just getting back into riding and did a refresher course. I wanted a bike not too dissimilar in power of my old 750 and I'm absolutely loving it and have done over 5000km since I bought the bike. I am finding that it is a bit buzzy at highway speeds and normally cruising at around 6000RPM. Early January I did a road trip around the mountains, Central Plateau NZ, and did over 1000Km in 3 days, it was awesome but I'm finding after riding that I am getting sore, stiff fingers. Have Googled it and suspect it might be vibration related. Have been researching the Bandit 1250 and thinking that might be a better option for me to upgrade to for cruising at lower RPM at highway speeds and hopefully less vibration. Any advice would be appreciated. Also noticed that the gearbox is a bit clunky especially going up into 3rd. I've just had it serviced with oil change, clutch and chain adjusted, it's improved a little but still clunky, is this normal, anything to be worry about?  :)

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Re: Sore Hands
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 10:54:36 AM »
Hi. Welcome to the group.

I own a 2008 650cc with 38,000 miles. My gearbox is pretty slick only clunk i get is when first selecting 1st gear from neutral. With regard to the vibration, i noticed mine was getting a little more vibey, a throttle body balance has resuced it a lot. You could also consider adding heavier bar ends or even purchasing a set of ' grip puppys' i think theyre called. Ive read some reviews amd peope say they heled reduce vibrations in their hands. Hope this helps.

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Re: Sore Hands
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2017, 08:32:43 PM »
HI and welcome.  I had two new 650.  Never noticed vibration . Now own 1250 and no vibration. But age  does take its toll on joints especially after 14 days touring at 250 miles a day

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Re: Sore Hands
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017, 07:25:09 AM »
I have grip puppies on my 650 and don't notice any vibrations

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Re: Sore Hands
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2017, 07:36:20 AM »
Are the bar weights the originals or have they been replaced?
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Re: Sore Hands
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2017, 02:21:13 AM »
Hi everyone,

Thank you for your replies and suggestions. I have since upgraded to a 2008 GSF 1250S Bandit with low Ks and it's really smooth. I loved the GSX650F but the 1250 Bandit is awesome. :)

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Re: Sore Hands
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2017, 12:59:40 AM »
Wise move. So did I.  At 66 it will probably be the last new bike I purchase. Three European trips this year. That's a set of tyres gone.

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Re: Sore Hands
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2017, 06:18:00 PM »
I had an '08 1250S (ABS), very smooth easy to ride bike. Great for longer trips. Wish I'd kept the Bandit...I got tempted and bought a BMW RT which was way more bike than I needed.