I got the Idea, thanks, pal!
It's my fourth season on a motorcycle, second on Versys, and I became real addicted to its high centre of mass and its specific, "delicate" maneverability, you know what I mean, don't you? Driving YZF-R6 I never thought - should I push bar cornering sharply, or better should I think this movement twice, just the way I do it driving Versys.
This year I hooked once for rope of Lorry's awning, driving between two car lines (don't know how to call it correctly - this is the only way to cross traffic jam in my city, we all drive this way), I was so close to falling right under its wheels - no fear, just one thought I felt - can I replace my bar endings with something smooth&elegant? Some sky-like guards, possibly?
Where were we.. I found and ordered Zeta, but stock bar ends I decided to remove and try what will it be, vibrations, etc.
I tried them w/o the stock bar ends at first because my mechanic thought they looked better. What that does is moves the dampening effect from the bar ends to the middle of the handguards where your hands are (center of weight of handguards): BAD news!
More weight will be added later since the center of gravity is still shifted inside the handguards even with the end weights, but not near as BAD as handguards w/o bar end weights. Thinking more about it, trial and error would be best with adjustable weight ends, since additions, dynamic, and oscillating forces would make it a guestimate anyway. I would be grateful for any results from your experimentation
Ball park guessing, for me, it would be about 150% of stock weight ends. When the vibration keeps going down and then gets worse is one step past perfect. Before I added my handguards (mirror extenders, cigarette lighter power, Pazzo shorty levers, ...?), it was pretty close to balanced perfect. Each side may need to be balanced different, but the results would be worth it!