Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Northern Virginia
First and easiest question, are the levers at the right angle for you? are you having to lift your wrist up/off/over the grips to get the first joint of your fingers on them?
PO of my bike was a small framed person, the shift pedal and hand levers had been angled about an extra ~20° up and worked perfectly for them. I had to adjust them the other way for my very very average height/legs/hands.
With your wrists straight and the handlebar grips in the web between the thumb and pointer finger for each hand, you should be able to get at least the last joint of 3 fingers over the levers and do a 3 finger pull like you are drawing back the string on an archery bow. Don't worry about the pinkie so much, there is a lot of variance in its length compared to the other three and it may or may not reach with the others.
2009 Honda Rebel 250; 2009 Honda Shadow 750 Spirit
"The bravest thing for me to do is admit when I am wrong" - unknown
HRF Answer #1 You should take the MSF Rider Course
HRF Answer #2 You need to clean your carburetor
HRF Answer #3 Sorry we assumed if you didn't say otherwise