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post #1 of 13 Old May 5th, 2008, 7:18 am Thread Starter
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Well...I have tried to get around the pain I have in my shoulder with riding the GT for a year. No matter what I try to do to try and alleviate the pain it gives my shoulder, it still hurts more than the pleasure of riding this wonderful machine. I am going to have to give it up. I am going in Weds to get the BBS situation looked at (Woodson MotorSports) and going to talk trade back to the LT. Wish me luck and I know I am going to take a beating on the price, but I just can't get around the pain in my shoulder and the LT never did this to me.

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post #2 of 13 Old May 5th, 2008, 7:30 am
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Re: I give up

Well... sorry to hear about the troubles.. no good being in pain like that. Also, no reason to be messed up...

Hope this doesn't mess up your "riding".... just the choice of ride...

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Did you try putting the bars all the way down? Might not sound like it makes sense, but it worked for me. If you have, and you're convinced that an LT is the solution ... well that's not the worse thing in the world either.
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Did you try putting the bars all the way down? Might not sound like it makes sense, but it worked for me. If you have, and you're convinced that an LT is the solution ... well that's not the worse thing in the world either.
Hey Joe...yeah I have tried every conceivable configuration with the bars that I can think of and all the suggestions, just keeps giving me fits. I was a bit worried that the slightly leaned over position would give me problems but I had to try it . I may not be able to work a financially equitable trade but I have to try. We'll see this week what I can do but I sure wish I could get this bike to work for me...I love it!!!

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post #5 of 13 Old May 5th, 2008, 10:37 am
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Re: I give up

Do a long "test" ride on the LT and see if the shoulder problem appears. If not, then you are making a wise choice to go back to the LT.

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post #6 of 13 Old May 5th, 2008, 1:56 pm
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What eliminated my shoulder blade pain was the Suburban Machinery bar risers set back 1" and up 0.7" from the stock "tall" position. I'm investigating having longer throttle cables made so I can go up another 0.7" without binding anything.

Then again, the LT is a great bike and you know it will serve you well.

Or there's always this option:


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Re: I give up

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What eliminated my shoulder blade pain was the Suburban Machinery bar risers set back 1" and up 0.7" from the stock "tall" position. I'm investigating having longer throttle cables made so I can go up another 0.7" without binding anything.

Then again, the LT is a great bike and you know it will serve you well.

Or there's always this option:

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What eliminated my shoulder blade pain was the Suburban Machinery bar risers set back 1" and up 0.7" from the stock "tall" position. I'm investigating having longer throttle cables made so I can go up another 0.7" without binding anything.
I have the risers on but let me know if you get anything in that dept. Ken cause financially I don't know if I'm gonna be able to pull this trade off and I might be stuck with the GT. If so, then I will want to know where to get some longer cabling.

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Do a long "test" ride on the LT and see if the shoulder problem appears. If not, then you are making a wise choice to go back to the LT.
I have a "test" ride scheduled for weds. when I take the bike in for the BBS situation but thanks for the suggestion.

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Is the pain in the shoulders or between them? If it's between them it might be that you are using your shoulder and arm to turn the throttle not your wrist. That was my issue.

Either way I hope you find a bike you can enjoy and keep riding.

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How about you put your big boy panties on suck it up.

Brother man, I'm awfully sorry to hear about this, I know how you feel. Have you tried the tank grippers by Techspec? They allow you to grip the tank with your knee's. This helps to unload your arms and back. Also, when riding try rounding the small of your back some.

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Is the pain in the shoulders or between them? If it's between them it might be that you are using your shoulder and arm to turn the throttle not your wrist. That was my issue.

Either way I hope you find a bike you can enjoy and keep riding.

Cheers,
Thanks Jim...I don't think that is the issue. I had a motorcycle accident a few years back and it broke the collar bone way out by my right shoulder. The bone never reconnected and that is what is giving me fits. On the LT, it was never an issue, but with this bike, it doesn't seem to matter what I try to do to arrange the ergonomics of the bike or my position on the bike it still ends up at the end of the day with a very painful shoulder.

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How about you put your big boy panties on suck it up.

Brother man, I'm awfully sorry to hear about this, I know how you feel. Have you tried the tank grippers by Techspec? They allow you to grip the tank with your knee's. This helps to unload your arms and back. Also, when riding try rounding the small of your back some.

See you in about 3 months!
Ha Ha Grif... You know me...I have been suckin it up for a year now. I wanted to give this bike the benefit of the doubt but after trying the suggestions here and trying to change the riding style, my shoulder is killin me! I have the tank grippers...corbin seat...bar risers and it is still no love. I changed back to the stock seat last night for the 2 hr trip to Fort Wayne BMW this morning and we'll see if that has any bearing on the shoulder. It seems to put me in a different position...we'll see. Anyway, I may be stuck with this machine until I can pay down on it some. I see they are selling for a ridiculous $16k now for the used bikes and I owe 4K more than that. I can't afford to take too big of a hit on it without getting into some financial trouble...so we'll see what they will do for me.

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