Barkbusters Storm / VPS Teardrop Bar End Weights
A must have add on....
So I love my Barkbusters, I have already had them protect my hands in a couple of tip overs, the wind protection is great, I will get them for my next bike. I got these after installing the Barkbusters and noticing more vibration due to the required removal of the internal bar weights. They are kind of expensive for what it is, essentially a small hunk of metal. Especially considering I payed a lot of money for my Barkbusters and this was basically required to reduce the handlebar vibration back to near stock feel. I do however like the way they look, they add a nice finished look to the bar ends, and they are going to take the brunt of any damage on tip over, so its a cheaper fix than a new backbone. I would definitely recommend these along with any Barkbuster VPS install!
February 23, 2016
These definitely seemed to reduce vibrations. They were backordered for a few days so I had the opportunity to ride the bike without them after removing the stock end weights to install the hand guards. Pretty buzzy with just the handguards alone. They are a bit spendy for what they are, but are nice and low-profile. Mounted up no problem on my F650 Dakar.
January 23, 2016
Perfectly complement the Acerbis Vision hand guards
I took a chance and bought these not knowing if they would fit with the Acerbis. They were perfect. A bit pricey, but since they should last forever... Why not?
December 12, 2015
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