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Last week I had the touring bars installed. Now my hands get the tingles after a 1 hourr plus ride. I had tried ISO grips on my 950 and they made things worse. Does any have them on the Stratoliner with the touring bars? Should I also get the end weights?

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I have the Strat Deluxe with the Kuryakyn ISO grips with the Stiletto end caps and they are great. I have had them on my last three bikes I liked them so much.
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I have the Strat Deluxe with the Kuryakyn ISO grips with the Stiletto end caps and they are great. I have had them on my last three bikes I liked them so much.
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Thanks for the info. By the way keep the shots of your bike coming. Any issues of ground clearance with those added foot rests?

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Does any have them on the Stratoliner with the touring bars?

Denis
You asked, we respond:




Without implying the least disrespect, I would ask you to examine your riding posture and elbow position. If you have a riding position that typically wings out your elbows, you're going to have finger circulation problems that no grip modification will ever mitigate. Elbows must be "in" to ensure blood flow to the meat hooks:)

I mention this only because you're on a new bike and have made some rapid changes to it. Sometimes it takes a little time for you and the horse to get used to each other. The touring bars will have changed your posture, seat position and arm position. In order to evaluate what might need further accomodation, you need to hold something constant for awhile.:)

Good luck finding nirvana

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I know I'm late on this but, when I had ISO grips the grip was nice but weight made it better. They do have grip weights for the ISO. I put shot in plastic tube silicone shut on my R* stuffed in grip and that helped the vibration a little.
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I like springers, point as well. Riding arm position makes big difference.
 

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I bought my bike with Corbin seat, ISO grips and touring bars, no tingle.

I hated the Corbin and did not like the narrow bars. I installed factory bars with the ISO grips and now I love the Corbin. I still don't have any tingles.
 

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Since your bike is new I thought I'd throw this out there. I got a more high pitched vibration through the bars/floorboards when my Strat was new and the engine was tight. It loosens up quite a bit over the first 2,000 miles and loses that "buzzing" quality for a more relaxed cadence. After the 600 mile tuneup going to full synthetic oil will also help. I use ISO grips/end weights/wear gloves and notice very little vibration coming through the handlebars. Naturally sometimes my right hand starts getting numb, but changing hand positions (ISO grips are good for this) and following Springers advice resolve any temporary problems even during a long day of riding.
 

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So you have ISO grips too. Is there some kind of ISO grip brothehood going on here? :D:D:D
Actually those aren't ISO grips. The handlebars were originally black steel and my crushing grip squeezed the steel out between my fingers, leaving behind polished chrome from the pressure...:rolleyes:

I still don't have any tingles.
Let me check around the barn. I might still have a leftover taser from my LEO days...:)
 

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Last week I had the touring bars installed. Now my hands get the tingles after a 1 hourr plus ride. I had tried ISO grips on my 950 and they made things worse. Does any have them on the Stratoliner with the touring bars? Should I also get the end weights?

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Denis
Why did'nt you install the stock end weights?
I did on mine and have no problems.
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Thanks to all for your input. I installed the grips this morning. I also installed a pair of Arlen Ness mirrors and my GPS on a RAM mount.

I'm just waiting on my touring windshield and I will be ready for a Vermont tour in 9 days.

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I also installed a pair of Arlen Ness mirrors


Even when I worked at Polaris/Victory I thought Arlen Ness has to be an acquired taste:(

If it works for you, that's all that matters. :)

To me it looks as though you're about to be bitch-slapped by two flyswatters:)

Ride on and enjoy Vermont.

Beware of slow moving blue bikes on the road: that's Stratowart country and I haven't had a chance to ship him out one of those orange triangles for his bike yet...:D
 

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Anybody else get confused by these road side things, they look and act so much like Springer's red bike:

You're just pissed off because Maine insists you register your bike as a farm implement...:D:D:D

Now that I think of it, isn't blue New Holland's standard color?
 

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After you copy the picture's url properties, use the insert picture icon (the yellow one with the sun and mountain in it) and then paste the url.
 

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OK, I'll bite. What are ISO grips? Is it a brand name, a type of grip, or something else entirely? Also, is there a forum I should be in to ask stupid "newbie-type" questions? I hate to keep sounding dumb in this one.
 
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