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Anyone have any issues rubbing the skin raw on bottom of thumb? Rode my spark two days this weekend and wore a hole in first nuckle (Closest to hand).

Thinking maybe an extended throttle lever might help, or padding that part of the handle bars
 

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Did the same thing my first time out. Wore gloves the second time but got soaked and it was cold so I took them off after a little bit.

I just try to be aware and avoid in but I'm in the same boat as quite a few other owners - some aftermarket bars would be nice.
 

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Good solution Trevon, I'd say try out the gloves and see how you like it from there. But yes I agree some aftermarket bars would be an awesome add on ;)

Keep us posted
 

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what we really need is someone to build an adaptor or mounting plate for the headstock so renthals or the like can be added with ease...
 

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Yep. Rubbed the skin off the first knuckle on the throttle hand thumb here as well a few times.

Perhaps a small piece of (smooth) hydroturf adheared there? I'm sure this is going to be a fairly common issue with people.
 

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Gloves are a must, I rode once without them, not had a problem wearing them... just keep in mind gloves are like a new pair of shoes, they take a bit to break in..
 

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I rubbed the skin off my thumb on my first ride. went to Home Depot and got some gloves that had the finger tips cut off and I had no issues the second ride out.
 

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Instead of full aftermarket bars, maybe just an aftermarket reenforcement piece in the middle. Science that is where the breaks are happening. Oh and yes I rubbed my thumb raw after an hour of riding. Went and bought gloves. A very sticky rubber set from lowes. This not only fixed the sore thumb issue but also helped with grip on the bars.
 

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Problem with that for me is that the water was too cold I had to take the gloves off after they got soaked. Need to get some jettribe gloves...
 

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Instead of full aftermarket bars, maybe just an aftermarket reenforcement piece in the middle. Science that is where the breaks are happening. Oh and yes I rubbed my thumb raw after an hour of riding. Went and bought gloves. A very sticky rubber set from lowes. This not only fixed the sore thumb issue but also helped with grip on the bars.
ouch thanks for the headsup. ill probably get gloves too
 

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Yup, I took mine out for 30 minutes the other day for the first time, both of my hands have holes in them lol. I ordered gloves and water boots from amazon since my ankles were hitting the hull, and the bottom of my feet were like raw from the platform.
 

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I have 14hrs on the ski and no holes in my hand. Since this web site posted this, I noticed that it happens when your hand is on the grip on the outside and as you ride your hand moves towards the inside. I now just keep a mental note not to grab the inside of the bars. No gloves and so far so good.
 

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Anyone have any issues rubbing the skin raw on bottom of thumb? Rode my spark two days this weekend and wore a hole in first nuckle (Closest to hand).

Thinking maybe an extended throttle lever might help, or padding that part of the handle bars
I felt the same thing even wearing gloves. Few times Ive shifted my throttle hand a few millimeters to the right to clear the knuckle.
 
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