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Old May 10th, 2017, 12:32 PM   #1
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Lower seat or higher handlebars to deal with wrist pain?

I have found that on longer rides my wrists get fairly painful on the Hyperstrada.
I don't get this problem on my little Suzuki cruiser.
I noticed my arms are more horizontally level when riding the Suzuki as opposed to the downward angle of my arms when on the Ducati.
I'm guessing it will help if I can level my arms out with either handlebar risers or a lower seat.
What are the cons and pros I should be considering for these choices?
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Old May 10th, 2017, 02:29 PM   #2
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I have found that on longer rides my wrists get fairly painful on the Hyperstrada.

I don't get this problem on my little Suzuki cruiser.

I noticed my arms are more horizontally level when riding the Suzuki as opposed to the downward angle of my arms when on the Ducati.

I'm guessing it will help if I can level my arms out with either handlebar risers or a lower seat.

What are the cons and pros I should be considering for these choices?


You must be tall ?
I find the strada , the comfiest bike I ever had , arms are straight out in front with relaxed elbows , just like a dirtbike .
Personally I would not lower the seat , but bar risers are good .


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Old May 10th, 2017, 05:57 PM   #3
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How hard are you holding the bars? Are you resting any weight on the bars?
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Old May 11th, 2017, 04:18 AM   #4
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How long of a ride? I go for 2+ hour rides regularly and no problems (I'm 190cm). Sounds like you are putting too much weight on your handlebars, should just be light playful grip.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 05:17 AM   #5
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I am pretty tall. I do tend to hold on tightly during commutes because the traffic is very heavy and unpredictable in the city in addition to peds crossing against the lights on each side combined with pot holes that can swallow the bike and rider whole plus bicycles that don't stay in the bike lanes. It's a crazy obstacle course and I have to be able to get out of harms way quickly.

when I can just ride freely I loosen up and if I'm in a straight line deceleration I lock my elbows straight to lessen the weight on my wrists. these things help.
I'm still getting used to the bike and the riding position is a big change for me.
My commute can take anywhere between 43 minutes and 2 hours depending how bad traffic is.

So the risers would be the cheaper way to go compared to the seat. Somewhat more work than the seat to install. Are the low seats less comfortable?
I find the seat to be really nice as it is.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 08:51 AM   #6
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That's likely where your pain is coming from. Stop using a death grip on the bars. You can still hold the bars in a relaxed fashion while still being able to get out of the way if needed. Loosening up your grip will also help the front end by not moving around with every little muscle twitch that you don't know that you're putting into the bars.

You should be holding yourself up with your core and when needed, squeezing the bike with your legs instead of locking your arms out.

It will take some getting used to but you need to loosen up, and the pain should fade.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 10:36 AM   #7
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I'll try that.
Another thing that was problematic before was the throttle response while in stop and crawl traffic. Before I removed the flapper valve cable it was extremely jerky and disconcerting. It has smoothed out alot now. The jerking behavior may be what got me gripping so tightly in the 1st place.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 11:59 AM   #8
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The only thing I can say about the throttle is that the engine will be more responsive than your cruiser. You need more time to get used to it. If you're in sport mode, try to dial it back to touring or urban until you get a better feel for it.

ETA: just now saw that you have an 821. Do you happen to know if the throttle control unit and CANBUS service bulletins have been done on your bike? A call to your local dealer should be all you need if you don't.

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Old May 12th, 2017, 06:33 AM   #9
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The only thing I can say about the throttle is that the engine will be more responsive than your cruiser. You need more time to get used to it. If you're in sport mode, try to dial it back to touring or urban until you get a better feel for it.

ETA: just now saw that you have an 821. Do you happen to know if the throttle control unit and CANBUS service bulletins have been done on your bike? A call to your local dealer should be all you need if you don't.
I have no idea. The previous owner didn't record servicing in the owners manual. I did put the VIN into the Ducati website recall page and got no result back.
I was planning to take it to the dealership to get it checked out. I'll make an appointment soon. I also wanted to have them adjust the clutch. I find it very grabby when the engine is cold and also difficult for taking off quickly.
If I don't ease it out very slowly it likes to stall or lurch. It's never taken me so long to get used to a clutch before.
Maybe I'm spoiled by the silky smooth clutch on my Suzuki.

I was riding it in Urban mode at 1st but just changed to Touring. I like it better in Touring because it seems like there's less hunting involved to hold a steady speed and taking off from a stop is easier.
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Old May 12th, 2017, 07:08 AM   #10
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The recall page is mostly useless. Stopping in at the dealer is a good idea, sounds like you have a good plan there.
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