Barkbusters Storm / VPS Teardrop Bar End Weights
Super strong, and vibrations weakened
Heading down a steep, technical and rocky trail, I got hung up on a ledge and had to bail from the bike. The bike tipped off the ledge and fell onto a large rock below, which was farther down than just landing at ground level - the ledge made the fall more brutal.
After picking myself up, then the bike, I inspected the Barkbusters Bar End that took 90% of the fall - only a minor scuff on the end, but a huge dent/crack in the rock below. I couldn't believe how strong these things are. I'm not sure of the damage that would have been done without the bar end, but I'm glad I didn't have to find out. The bike laughed it off, I wiped the spilled gas off of the tank, and we went on our merry way.
I highly recommend the bar end weights to anyone with Barkbusters. These things are rugged. And besides the added fall armor, they minimize the high-speed vibrations associated with knobbies on the highway. There's still vibration, but it's very much diminished.
June 17, 2015
Yep, it's a bar-end weight
Super easy to install, looks like it should be included with the Barkbusters kit to begin with; but, I get it they want to make some more money off ya.
I'd recommend them, no vibrations and the setup now looks complete for the "Storm" setup.
June 15, 2015
Fit issue on '15 BMW GSAW
Although these bar end weights are listed as universal fit for the GSAW, they are not compatible. The supplied bolts are too small in diameter when comparing them to the OEM bolt. Even if the correct diameter was supplied, it would be too big to fit through the bar end weight hole.
Unlike some applications, the BMW bar ends are threaded so a bar-end expander won’t work.
I would have returned them but by the time I got around to the install I was past the 30 day period.
The rest of the Barkbuster VPS unit fit perfectly and although the BB teardrop weight didn’t fit, the OEM does so it works.
I may try drilling out the BB weight to accommodate the correct bolt at a later time.
Revzilla you may want to consider removing the compatibility to the ’14-’15 GSAW after confirming my statements.
May 19, 2015
I knew there was some buzzing of the bars but did realize how much there really was until after installing these and and eliminated the buzz.
April 20, 2015
Nice addition with Bark Busters
These are a very nice replacement for the stock handlebar weights that have to be removed to install Bark Busters. If you buy bark busters make sure to order these at the same time to save your self some work of having to take apart your bark buster setup to get these guys installed
March 16, 2015
Bar end weights that do their job
My Suzuki DR650 comes with bar end weights but has single point mount hand guards. I installed the Barkbusters Storm brush guards and these bar end weights to accomplish the same balance and quieting of any bar vibrations. They don't weigh quite as much as the stockers but do the job well and give a nicely detailed, finished look to the bracket. See photos. Definitely recommend.
January 16, 2015
Bar ends work as advertised
After installing Stormguards, I noticed an increase in handlebar vibration. Although $50 seems steep for a couple hunks of metal, I went ahead and bought these bar ends. Have to admit they do work well. I'd guesstimate that 2/3 of the vibration is gone. Took a 240 mi ride before and after installation and the difference was obvious. No numb, tingling hands with these on. They install in just a couple minutes, really easy. Look great with the guards. Can't speak to durability but not sure what's to wear out.
High price but easy to install and really work as advertised.
October 27, 2014
Great at reducing vibes, not a perfect fit but close.
Installed this on a 2014 Versys, which usually has a whole lot of vibration in bars, and they actually reduce them better than the OEM bar end weights. One side fit really well, but one side was a bit angled when torqued down leaving a gap between the barkbuster and the end weight. An incredibly minor issue, in the scheme of things.
October 13, 2014