Thanks for all the advise. it’s been more than a week and the pain is still there….not as bad but it still is. I have ridden one more time since then and I found myself doing just what bigguy suggested-continuously reminding myself to not grip so tight. It’s getting a little bit better. And the pic is of a suzuki gz250. It’s my first bike and I didn’t want anything too powerful. i looking into getting something bigger around July of this year.