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!
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?
Last edited by johnmichael; 10-29-2009 at 10:16 PM.
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.