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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-26-2009, 06:13 PM Thread Starter
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Talking New Barkbusters and BarEnd Mirror Combo...

Hi there, just wanted to show off my new Barkbusters...I was worried about being able to use my barend mirrors with them, because I didn't want to purchase the $45 Versys Bar Weights from Twisted Throttle. But with a little fab work, they fit perfectly.

I had to remove the plastic wire holders on each side of the handlebars to get the clamps on, but no biggie there. Installation was straight-forward and you really don't need instructions. After everything was mounted up, I tightened it all down and noticed I still had the hideous little gap between the grips and bar ends.

So, I used the rubber mirror guards from the original mirrors, sliced off a 1/2" piece of cylindrical rubber and installed that between the grips and bar ends on each side. Came out beautifully!

Let me know what you think!

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looks good!
about how much did that set you back?
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Thanks bro, the mirrors were $40 (although you can get similar mirrors from eBay for ~$25-30) and the Barkbusters were $98.65 from Twisted Throttle...
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does the lower mirrors help with the vibration / clarity?
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absolutely. because of the smaller mirror, I get 50-75% LESS vibration...and they are slightly fish-eyed, giving a wider view of what's behind me and in my blind spot. Now, everything is smaller, but I would rather be able to actually use the mirrors...before, I couldn't even tell what kind of vehicle was behind me!

Plus, I think they look way better than the stockers...and that's really what matters most, right?

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thanks & yes looks matter

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Sweet!!!
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Very cool. I'm taking my v apart as we speak to get painted but when it comes back that is my next project
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Looks really nice! What kind of mirrors are they and where did you get them? Do you have the original bar end weights on?

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thanks guys...they are a generic bar-end mirror I picked up from the local CycleGear. The same mirrors can be purchased from ebay for ~$35. I removed the original bar-end weights and did not notice a difference in vibes. I used the bar-end mirrors as the spacer for the BarkBusters instead of purchasing the aftermarket bar-end weights from Twisted Throttle.
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The older I get the more mirrors I need. This is a nice addition.
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The older I get the more mirrors I need. This is a nice addition.
me too.

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me too.


Nice looking handlebars.

What are they?
Where'd you get them?
How do they position you compared to the stock handlebars?

They look wider, farther back, and little lower?
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