650l versus lower lumbar

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  • Red4x4neck

Posted August 02, 2005 - 07:14 PM


This is getting painful

My lower lumbar, right down where my back joins my pelvis is really starting to constantly ache. I took a long ride from kitsap county over to Gold bar and rode off-road for about 2 hours. Ever since then my lower back has been bothering me.

It had bothered me before but not quite so bad.

I am a fairly active guy, Lift weights/pt/run 3 or more times a weak and have been riding bikes since I was about 6 yrs old, and have been commuting on my 97 650l (stock suspension) for the last year. I am 6' 3" about 220lbs.

I would appreciate any helpful hints you guys have discovered for minimizing the affects of vibrations on the human structure.

Thanks Rob

  • GIANTac1

Posted August 02, 2005 - 07:50 PM


First recover.Then I would try standing on the pegs more when you hit whoops, jumps, ruts and anything else that might make your suspension work, other than your back. JMHO.

  • ghoti

Posted August 03, 2005 - 04:37 AM


You could also wear a kidney belt. It'll give some support and help your posture.

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  • frankstr

Posted August 03, 2005 - 04:57 AM


Ditto on the kidney belt, Definitely a needed item for riding....... :D

  • babbs

Posted August 03, 2005 - 05:19 AM


Trade in bike for a Goldwing, I heard those are great at treating back pain, at least in the older population.


  • Red4x4neck

Posted August 03, 2005 - 05:38 AM


Thanks guys

Funny how you don't really know you are doing something stupid till it gets painful :D Now that you mention it I really don't stand that much while off-roading....gonna have to practice that.

On Kidney belts, is one as good as another? Any suggestions?

Thanks for the advice

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