New to the R1200rt

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ian158
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New to the R1200rt

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Hi,


I travelled 8 countries in 8 days last year, easy to do in Europe, on an ex police R1200..But I got horrendous numb bum and pins and needles in my throttle wrist..Is this normal ?..Im looking to buy either and R1200 GS or an R1200RTse with cruise control ?, due to my pins and needles.




Any tips own the throttle and the numb bum issue..ive got a fat ass so maybe thats the issue..
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I suffer similar problems with pins and needles, had the problem on a 1250 Bandit and also FJR. Found that sitting as far forward on seat as poss, allowing for a bend in my arm and also putting my thumb over the top of the throttle rather than around/underneath help relieve things. Have recently bought a 2012 RT SE with cruise and found that this helps even more. Regarding 'numb bum', haven't found a cure for that yet lol. although some FJR owners swear by an 'Airhawk' cushion/pad?


*If you modify your profile to show your country, it can help others offering advice :)
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ian158
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Think ill go for an SE then..pity they don't do CC on a GS...I was told try padded cycling shorts..the ones that give you camel toe...worth a try I suppose.
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For pins and needles I would try some foam grip covers, lots on Amazon for next to nothing.  The best seat I ever had on a 2009 RT was the OEM comfort seat.  Not cheap but they are all heated and high quality.
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Grip puppies work well. You could also try one of these http://www.omni-cruise.com ok not true cruise control but they do work. I did a 625 miles across France on a FJR1300 with one of these and it helped a lot. There is a cheaper plastic alternative but it lacks the friction control of the omni-cruise. I think they are worth the price. Once bought you have it for ever to use on any bike.
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Grip Buddies or Grip Puppiies work well are cheap enough to give a try, can be found online or most motorcycle stores
Bar risers are another option
My 15RT is my first BMW that I can ride for 12+ hours with stock seat and not feel like I need a chiropractor afterward👍
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Post by David. »

ian158 wrote:Think ill go for an SE then..pity they don't do CC on a GS.
The LC GS is available with Cruise Control.
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T6pilot wrote: Grip Buddies or Grip Puppiies work well
+1 on the grips, Peter
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Grip puppies every time. Vibes numbed but heated grips retained. Brilliant for few quid. Also find wider grips more comfortable too.
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Thanks for all the info guys
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+1 for Grip Puppies.
For NumbBumItis I use an AirHawk seat - not completely resolved but a hell of a lot better.
I use the Cruiser R Large model - webpage here: http://www.airhawk.net/airhawk-products.aspx
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