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    Blister after a few hours of riding

    Took delivery of a new RXT-X yesterday. spent 4 hours on the water already.... all good, however i have blisters on the outside of my thumbs, due to rubbing on the lever housing.

    Any suggestions? can i get stick on after market pads to protect my hands?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dax_Thornhill View Post
    Took delivery of a new RXT-X yesterday. spent 4 hours on the water already.... all good, however i have blisters on the outside of my thumbs, due to rubbing on the lever housing.

    Any suggestions? can i get stick on after market pads to protect my hands?
    buy some gloves , maybe it will help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timba_rxp23 View Post
    buy some gloves , maybe it will help
    LOL, yes, that did occur to me, but my wife also started feeling uncomfortable riding after a short while.

    Gloves make sense, but not always convenient.... hope someone knows where to find custom cut padding or something..... surely i am not the only one with this complaint.

    (btw...rode my 2007 RXT 215 for 106 without gloves and a single blister)

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    Buy odi grips. I used to get blisters till I got them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ObsoleteE View Post
    Buy odi grips. I used to get blisters till I got them.
    This will not solve his problem..at least if it is the same problem I am having. I get blisters on the knuckle of my thumb rubbing up against the throttle housing on the inside of the grip. Wearing gloves sucks but it does work. The other thing that works for me is a couple of water proof band-aids.

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    Man you guys need to ride more...I ride 8 hours sometimes most at WOT and no blisters or gloves!!! lol. Figured Id (stick it to ya)

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    I only normally do a few hours of riding each time out, spread throughout just relaxing in the water and hanging out. I don't get any blisters but when I'm running it hard my hands get pretty sore and when I finally peel my hands of the grips when I've slowed down my hands look like they have alien skin from holding onto the grips so tight. Usually takes a couple minutes for them to go back to normal, I'm hoping after I ride more my hands will get better conditioned to be able to better deal with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by surferd15 View Post
    Man you guys need to ride more...I ride 8 hours sometimes most at WOT and no blisters or gloves!!! lol. Figured Id (stick it to ya)
    Would love to but right now because of work/family I am a weekend warrior only!

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    Quote Originally Posted by badfish View Post
    Would love to but right now because of work/family I am a weekend warrior only!
    Meee too all weeekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol I am lucky to have 4 days off in a row.

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    Quote Originally Posted by badfish View Post
    This will not solve his problem..at least if it is the same problem I am having. I get blisters on the knuckle of my thumb rubbing up against the throttle housing on the inside of the grip. Wearing gloves sucks but it does work. The other thing that works for me is a couple of water proof band-aids.
    +1 I don't get blisters but get rubbed raw on both my thumb knuckles when riding hard like this past weekend on the waverunner.... damn... waterproof bandaids or gloves.... or just wait for the callouses to solve the problem.

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