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OK, I love my 620 ie with a passion, everyone gawks at it, it's great!

Why, after a few hours on it do I hurt like all hell.

1. Wrists sore (mostly my right)

2. Hips cramp

3. Lower back (could be better)

I'm a young guy in good shape but man it's literally a pain in the a**

I'm 5'11 am I to tall for this bike? Need an aftermarket seat? Those bar riser things? What?

I know it
 
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I went thru the same troubles when I bought my first R1. My best advice would be try to find a heavier set of bar end weights to start. Thsi will cut down on the vibration. Second I would try to find a set of risers for the bars. This should take some of the lean out. This might help a bit. And last but not least stretch before riding. If riding this bike hurts you, you must be using muscles your not used to using. So try to stretch out those muscles just like you would before doing any excersize. This will help alot. You might even want to try this before buying anything.
You might also try shorter trips for now. This way you can build up those muscles.
 
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I'm 6'2" and I don't have too many problems. My arms do start to hurt after a couple hours, as do my knees and butt. My back never bothers me. I'm hoping a higher aftermarket seat will fix the last 2. Bar risers might fix the arms/wrists, although I'm more inclined to install clip-ons. On my 929, my wrists and butt never hurt at all, even on a week long 4000km trip - only my knees.
 

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A lot of this is simply training a dormant set of muscles and getting used to the bike. The sore wrists will go away. Of course it helps to adjust your riding position a bit, maybe grab the tank more with your knees and support your weight with your lower back.

I'm pushing a lanky 6'2 and what bothers me the most is an unholy combination of Redline rearsets and Termignoni high-mounts. My legs are very cramped, and the pipes push my ankles outward in a very awkward manner, which is tolerable for a little while but gets bothersome even when riding in a straight line, let alone trying to hang off in the canyons. Like you, I'm young, but my knees hurt after every ride.

Another problem area for me is the shoulders. I have Cycle Cat bar risers, the whole adjustable shebang. They're sweet, don't get me wrong. But they simply don't work for me. The steering damper mounting bracket interferes with the risers, limiting the positions in which I can adjust them. As a result, the outsides of the clipons are too far forward, putting undue strain on my wrists and shoulders. I've never been this uncomfortable on my R6. I think a set of clipons is in order.

-R.
 

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I'm have the same trouble after about 2 hours as well. My right shoulder and my arse. I knew it wasn't a cruiser from the start but I'm gonna go for a better seat soon. Left shoulder is fine cause I can rest that one, the right one is a different matter. Take your hand off the throttle and there's no "gliding" that's for sure....just engine braking. Clip-ons, like Morph suggested, is something I might look into also.
 

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I've had my monster for about that long. I did get very sore the first month of riding, usually my right wrist and palm. My back and left shoulder would also be sore after long rides. Now my back is usually the only part of me that gets sore after a long ride. (Sometimes my neck will cramp on freeway rides, I think because of the full face helmet vs. wind factor.)

The worst thing I've experienced, though, is if I'm riding when it's cold and I don't have enough layers on. I cramp up after a while and my whole body is sore after riding. Riding while cold sucks!
 

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A little yoga goes a long ways, and you might find it helps more than just your physical posture (i.e. concentration & the "zen" of riding). I agree with TV that if you're feeling it a lot in your wrists you should try putting some energy into your legs and lower back which will lessen the pressure on your hands and wrists.
 
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have you tried adjusting the handle bars?
you can rotate them in the clamps.
mark the starting position if you want, for a referrance point.
loosen the clamps and rotate, forward or back. whatever is most comfortable for your reach.
when you find a spot you like, make sure you adjust the angle of the levers to match the angle of your forearm.
this could help strech you out
 
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As many above have said, you will get used to it. Stupid as that sounds. I posted a similar question a while back, now I wonder why I did. My fingers used to go numb, knees ached to the point that I "wanted" to get off, my a$$ hurt so much after only 1 hour, now I'm out all day with only the discomfort of a hard days ride.
Cycle Cats clip-ons made my rides more comfortable,as well.
 
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I feel your pain ;)

At least it isnt a 4familys bike. Those jap crotch rockets make the Marquis De Sade proud.

I find changing position often helps, unless your on a lazy-boy harley you cannot stay hunched over for a long time.

I've found and been suggested by long time sport riders some very good tips:

- Watch your arm position, locking the elbow just kills the wrist
- If your cruising on highway, long road move your feet back on
the footpegs so your tiptoes or ball of foot is resting on it. This
will stretch your legs/hips some
- if you can move your legs up rest your forearms on your knees
- clamp your kneeds to the tank to remove some stress from
arms and wrists.
- straighten that back

none of these will last more than a few minutes but if you move around I find things feel better. There is nothing wrong with stopping for a rest. So far I've found it smart to ride with crotch rocket riders. They stop so frequently to stretch you get a nice break and they are jealous you can hop on/off your bike so easily after an hour.
 

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Two things that I find help the situation.

-Concentrate on relaxing your hands. A death grip on the bars will put stress on your whole upper body. Try opening your fingers and thumbs at any given time on the bike, it shouldn't change anything about the ride, and your hands shouldn't suddenly be more relaxed. Gently thumb and first finger around the throttle and left hand just resting on the grip.

This doesn't sound like it would make things more comfortable, but try leaning forward enough to get your forearms close to parallel with the road. This will help prevent you from putting a lot of weight on the bars.

-Like others have said, lock your lower body into the bike. Knees into the tank and toes on the pegs. You should be able to just twist your hips to move the bike from side to side.

If I concentrate on those things, I'm pretty comfortable for 300 miles or so, and I'm not sore afterwards.

There's also quite a lot to be said for the training your body to the bike theory. The more you ride (using correct body positioning), the more comfortable and natural the bike will become.

--Fillmore
 

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I have a different problem.
After a few hours, my groins hurt like hell! :-[
 

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I'm 5'4" and my 620 fits pretty good, but I tend to shift my weight off my wrists and arms every now and then just to keep the muscles from tightning, Also the death grip on the grips will get you every time. I have a throttle rocker, so I can flex both hands and fingers on occasion, this really helps. Sometimes my legs will start to tighten but I do the same thing , flex or shift weight a little now and then. My HD will do the same thing but different muscles, so I tend to try to relex alternate muscles as they tighten.I hope you know what I mean, its just small movements and weight shifts, no drastic body movements.
 

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I'm still getting used to mine also - as others have pointed out part of this is just getting used to the bike. One thing I do is when the oil temp starts showing a temp (stops flashing "lo") is check whether I've got any tense muscles and relax them.

The 620 leans me forward a bit more than my first bike and at first I was locking my arms and tensing my hands (death grip). Now that I remember to relax it's getting much better. I've also done as others suggest and put the balls of my feet on my pegs, which has made my legs/ankles much more comfortable.

I do still have a problem with my groin after about an hour on the bike. :eek: For now I'm using that as a reminder to get off the bike and have some fluids. Later maybe a Sargent seat...

I'm trying to order an adjustable clutch lever because I have small hands and have to fully extend to cover the clutch lever. That leads to a sore left thumb after the ride.

And I'm also considering adjusting the angle of my handlebars and levers. But I like to change one thing at a time..
 

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Try to relax ,
pain is out with time, or not.

I keep repeating this, but after 20000kms from April 2003,
I do not have any pains, well, in my head when I park it. and leave it. My head starts to hurt.

Only cure is to ride some more. And take it a bit at a time.

If the wrist get too sore, leave the bike alone for few days and let your wrists to heal.

If your groins hurt, have some sex, it will cure it.

Skier only hurting when not on it.... :p
 
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