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post #1 of 20 Old 08-16-2014, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Any help?? Wrist and arms getting killed

It seems every time I take my 700xx out I get very sore very fast. My hands, wrist and shoulders mostly. I also have a rancher I can ride hard all day and night with no problems. What can I do to my 700xx to take the abuse off my hands and wrist. Im considering getting a handlebar suspension system but I haven't heard much about them. Any info will help.

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This is a odd complaint about the Trx700, imo. Most rave about how smooth it rides, especially compared to a 4x4 quad. I'd have to say there's most likely a issue with your suspension. The 700xx is known for poor quality front shocks. Even when stock I could ride my quad for hours, w/out issues. After looking into the suspension, you may want to check out Precision Racing Products Shock & Vibe system.

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I am a little curious as to your age. I know that shouldn't have any bearing on your hands, wrist and shoulders issues, however since I got my 700XX I realized that in order to be pain free, at my age, I needed to lighten up when I am riding that machine. When you are riding the Rancher you are relaxed and feel pretty confident but as with me, when I originally got the XX I had a death grip on the handlebars and felt like each time I took a corner too fast it would be my last. I did get Elka Shocks to cushion the impact but I no longer have that fear of that accident waiting to happen. I do respect that machine for it capabilities and try not to override mine. Don't know if this helps but think about it.
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Get some Fasst Flex bars, a bit more expensive but worth every cent. And you can run them as soft or as stiff as you like according to your preference.

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To me that sounds like "arm pump". Do your forearms get rock hard when this happens. And are your hands cramped up making it difficult to operate the controls. Its extremely common amongst motocross riders. It is a build up of blood in your arms as you ride the blood in your arms doesnt leave as new blood is pumped in causing your arms to fill with fluid becoming hard and making them difficult to use. I'd agree with Sid. Loosen up a bit when your riding the xx. I used to get it bad when I first got my xx. Some days I couldn't even take my hands off the bars or they would cramp up and I'd have to stop and massage my hands and arms just to keep riding. And as Sid said I learned to soften up my grip and relax a bit more and it seemed to go away. Unless I'm riding extremely hard and on the edge then it will return and my arms will get sore. It's kind of one of those things that you learn to live with somewhat. And adjust your riding to alleviate the symptoms. But also as pointed out a steering stabilizer and new bars and mounts may help to lessen the problem.
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Take some kids Tylenol and do some push-ups before you ride. I used to get the worst arm pump but like Holdenkush said you need to loosen up when you ride. Even with FlexxBars, Anti-Vibe stem, stabilizer, & custom suspension I still get arm pump unless I stretch and warm up 1st. I currently run precision shock & vibe clamp and that seems to work a little better for me but really the warm-up is key for me.
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Im 50 and my friend and i still ride them like we,ve stolen them, without any aches the next day.. We both do active jobs so that might be the key ?..
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May sound but try to remember to breathe, relax and have fun. There are things like Pro Taper bars , Flexx bars , PRP shock n vibe clamps , even differant grips that may help but riding relaxed works best for me. Don't tense up when you come upto an obstacle (had to google that word !) just ride over it.

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Remember to drink lots of water. I get sore in my pecs and legs the day when I don't stay hydrated. But now I always take a few bottles of water with me and take frequent water breaks and I don't get sore at all. It also prevents heat exhaustion so you can ride harder! ;)


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Remember to drink lots of water. I get sore in my pecs and legs the day when I don't stay hydrated. But now I always take a few bottles of water with me and take frequent water breaks and I don't get sore at all. It also prevents heat exhaustion so you can ride harder! ;)
Used to be an old-cheap trick for helping bar fatigue, pull off the end caps, and fill the bars w/ silicone, from a regular calking gun, the fuller, the better. let it set 24hrs. at least before riding. make sure any holes or places where the silicone can ooz out are taped over good. will help a small amount w/ vibration.
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