I will second what everyone else has advised. Yes they make different grips to isolate vibration and they make little gadgets to help alleviate hand and wrist cramps but at this stage I would suggest all you need is more seat time. Being nervous will not only increase the grip on the handles your whole body is probably tensed up to a certain degree. Your body also needs to get adjusted to the demands of riding as well. My first few trips had my butt hurting after 15 - 20 minutes. Now it's normally well after an hour before I even think about it. As you become more confident you will naturally relax. Just don't ever forget you are on a motorcycle and get so relaxed that you get careless.
I also agree with your thinking of not making any adjustments on the bike just yet. Time will tell you what you need and want.
2006 V-Star 1100 Classic
Silverado windshield and passing lamps
OE Highway bar with custom mounting brackets
Kuryakyn Dually ISO Highways pegs
Barons Nasty Boy Slip-ons
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Last edited by Summer; 10-09-2015 at 07:35 AM.