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Back into riding, and getting the very painful and uncomfortable feeling in my wrist when squeezing my clutch. Having to use my palm to maneuver it because the pain is unbearable. Other than my wrist getting stronger overtime, are there any really good exercises or ways to significantly reduce wrist pain? I always shake it out and stretch at lights.
 

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What year and model of motorcycle is it that I'm asking questions about?
Hey, thanks for the reply. It's a brand new 2018 Honda CB650F. It's my second day riding it, but of course I expect to hurt a little. Although I remember in the past this has been a constant problem for me that makes it hard to enjoy being out for more than an hour.
 

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I second what WintrSol said about angle of the controls. Occasionally I've found my wrists hurting a bit and realized I was slumping, which in turn had angled my forearms such that they weren't directly in line with the control levers. Hold your arms out in front of you, palms down, wrists straight. Now close your fingers as though you were squeezing the levers. That is the natural angle at which your wrists and fingers want to operate. Now do the same thing while sitting on your bike with your hands on the grips. If your wrists are not straight you need to adjust your bike.
I just got back from a ride, and like you mentioned I was intentionally trying to angle my arm, wrist and hand in a better position to squeeze the clutch. Luckily I had a better ride today, but maybe it's the ibuprofen helping as well ?
 

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Another solution that might help: add risers to your bike's bars to move the grips higher and closer than what you are experiencing now. I have done that on my Goldwing for the comfort of my back, no longer having to lean forward to the grips but comfortable reaching them in an upright seating position. Maybe that would change the angle of your wrist when reaching for the clutch level. Rivco makes risers that are good quality and affordable.
That's a good suggestion! Yes maybe I am leaning and reaching too much as well. I'm a big guy so I weigh a lot.
 

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Oh don't get me wrong I think it's a great fit. My past super-sport bikes were worse for me. I'm pretty sure any rock-climber will say they started with weak and painful wrists then they gained strength overtime in that area. Hoping I don't have a nerve or tendon issue.
 
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