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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-10-2011, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up HVMP Heavy Bar Ends

Purchased a pair of HVMP heavy barends for my V.
The stock barends and hardware weigh 9.5 oz or 270grams each.
The HVMP barends and hardware weigh 14.5 oz or 410 grams each.
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What's the difference between them as far as the feel of the ride?
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Are they a tad bit longer as well?
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I had these(from HVMP) on my old EX500. They worked very well on that bike.
Personally,I haven't felt the need to get them for my Versys, but I am interested in how they work for you, Pismocycleguy.
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Cool brushed stainless steel bar ends ... I don't use any bar ends at all with my Tag Metals tapered aluminum bars and Zeta handguards.

HVMP bar ends also available in extra heavy 17.2 oz = 17.8 oz (504.63 grams) including hardware:
http://www.hvmp.com/kawasaki.htm

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HVMP: "If you don’t see your bike listed please contact us at [email protected]. We may have a bar end that we believe will fit your bike but has never been tested. If that is the case you qualify to become a beta tester. Beta testers will receive bar ends at a discounted rate and will receive a full refund if they do not fit."
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Why does anyone need these? What does it change?
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Vibration reducing bar ends are specially designed to reduce the handlebar vibrations felt by riders. This is done through pure mass. All HVMP bar ends are made from solid stainless steel, and their weight helps reduce the "buzziness" riders can feel at the handlebars. The added length of the bar end may also help protect the body of bike if it is dropped.
Stock steel handlebars transfer more vibrations and are easier to bend than aluminum handlebars, especially compared to tapered aluminum bars (1-1/8" fat bar) like I use.
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Any news about vibration reduce ?
Write some review please.
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Thumbs up Evaluation

My evaluation of the HVMP heavy bar-ends.
This is my subjective opinion, your results may vary.
After riding with the HVMP bar-ends for several hundred miles I can report that they do reduce vibrations. The feel of vibrations through the handgrips is substantially less than with the stock bar-ends. I did not notice any negatives in the steering effort due to increased weight. I still get a slight tingling/buzzing in the mirrors at around 5,000rpms. But above and below this rpm the mirrors are clear. I would rate the HVMP a worth while investment if you are bothered by the mild tingling in the grips of the stock Versys.
Another plus may be the protection that the bar-ends would provide in a get off.
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Another plus may be the protection that the bar-ends would provide in a get off.
Actually, I can vouch for this on my old EX500 too. The bar end was the only hard part that touched asphalt in a low speed dump(I won't count the slight scrape the mirror took as it folded back)! Definitely saved the fairing. Plus, the end could just be chucked in a lathe (or drill press), filed and sanded as new.
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Them's purty!

The stock bar ends on my 2011 seem to be rubber-mounted. Are they?

I can go check after work but thought I'd ask...

If so, doesn't that defeat the purpose and ALLOW the bar to move (vibrate) independent of the weights? I thought the idea was to increase the mass of the bars?

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Talking Rubber grommet

You are correct. The stock Versys bar-ends have a rubber grommet in the bar-end held in place by a snap ring. According to people who know, a heavy bar-end works best when mounted metal to metal on the handlebar.

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Well I've had these bar end weights installed for a week. My evaluation of them. Don't waste your money. They haven't improved the vibrations at any speed. My reason for purchasing was to help with the buzz through the bars at cruising speed (110kms here in Australia) after my 3 hour run today, I can honestly say that they don't work. My bike is a 2013 model with 4000kms on the clock.
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Well I've had these bar end weights installed for a week. My evaluation of them. Don't waste your money. They haven't improved the vibrations at any speed. My reason for purchasing was to help with the buzz through the bars at cruising speed (110kms here in Australia) after my 3 hour run today, I can honestly say that they don't work. My bike is a 2013 model with 4000kms on the clock.


Here ya go...These worked for me on the Versys..http://www.shop.motowerk.com/Anti-vi...ANVB-HB-RS.htm ..I have the Heavy HVMP Bar Ends on my FJR they worked some but nowhere close to the Anti-Vibe Riser on the Versys..

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The anti vibe riser is an excellent product ive had them installed for about 9000kms and reduce the vibes by around 50% i also have standard bars with the end weights, if i wanted to i could install the antivibe inserts... http://www.motosport.com/Fasst-Compa...ration-Inserts
but feel they are not require and speedys product is very good
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None of these will help the vibrations in the FOOT PEGS. The little I get in the grips is no where near as annoying and the buzziness in the pegs. I've kept the factory rubber jobs because I fear a nice set of non-skid metal ones would be even worse.

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Both my Vs have the Zeta XC handguards, which required the removal of the bar-end weights. Have NOT missed them, and I don't get much in the way of vibes thru my footpegs (metal, DR650 ones).

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Here ya go...These worked for me on the Versys..http://www.shop.motowerk.com/Anti-vi...ANVB-HB-RS.htm ..I have the Heavy HVMP Bar Ends on my FJR they worked some but nowhere close to the Anti-Vibe Riser on the Versys..
Thanks for the info. I have written to HVMP. If I can get a refund I'll look at purchasing this.
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Mr. Eddieglitter, we responded to your email. We will happily accept a return of your bar end weights.

On our own Versys we noticed a marked increase in comfort with the bar ends installed, but every bike is different and so is every rider's tolerance for vibration.

I am sorry that you did not find them to your satisfaction. We stand by our product 100%, so when they are returned we will gladly refund your purchase.

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Now that's service.

They'll be in the post this week.

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