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*Originally Posted by Bike_nerd [+]
Slightly off-topic maybe, but I just installed some Barkbuster Storms on my 2015 (the single attachment type ie. bar end only).  I really like them, but the instructions say to remove the OEM bar end weights altogether.  I put on a Kaoko throttle lock at the same time and it does have a built-in weight, although much smaller than the original.

The Storm shells provide much better wind protection, but I am kind of missing the bar end weights because my mirrors are not as clear anymore.  Can't really feel it through my hands, but there must be a bit more vibration getting to the mirrors due to the missing weights.

Have any Barkbuster users simply installed the OEM bar end weights right over the end of the Barkbuster mount?  You'd have to remove the spacer collar so the screw would be long enough.  Not sure if it wouldn't buzz even more though because the "O" ring wouldn't seat against the bar end like it did before. Any thoughts?

Yep!

I did put back the original. Just add a longer bolt and some washers to get the distance between the frame and the bar end weight.

I also drilled a same bolt size (not sure what it is from top of my head) hex internal countersunk bolt to make a ring to level the countersunk mounting hole of the frame.
   
 I also added a strip of rubber between the steering wheel and the barkbuster frame clamps and also between the barkbuster end weights and the frame. It does make a lot of difference though how the torque is for the different bolts.

not the best angle, but to show:


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My back brake has all the feedback of a block of wood. It works but thatís about all I can say.

Keith
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New Members / Re: New member here!
« Last post by Rockdoc on Today at 09:08:20 AM »
*Originally Posted by itlives [+]
Thanks RocDoc for the tip on slack in the throttle.

Youíre welcome. It made a huge difference to me. All of my bikes have always had only a slight amount of slack - just enough for there to be no tension in the cable(s) for a few degrees of grip rotation - so what I was told is Kawasakiís recommendation felt completely wrong. The mechanics in the workshop agreed with me, set it up accordingly at the first service and itís night and day.

Keith
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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: What do you carry?
« Last post by Admin on Today at 08:38:29 AM »
This is not a topic about guns nor is it a political topic, both of which are not allowed on the forum.

Keep to the spirit of the original topic please.
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Mods and Appearance / DNA Air Filter Installation
« Last post by Versomaniak on Today at 08:28:37 AM »
Today i install the DNA Air Filter on my Versys 1000 MY2018.
The noise at the throttle opening has increased and, in general, the engine is more nervous !
Very nice end result.
In a few days I will reschedule it to win the maximum possible horse power.









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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: It's official. I'm a born again biker....
« Last post by TYKE on Today at 07:53:27 AM »
*Originally Posted by Sonny [+]
Well, and you've got those ghastly roundabouts everywhere. When I see videos of folks riding through those things on the left side of the road, I shudder. They look like 24/7 accident scenes to me.

There are few roundabouts in the US. It probably goes back to the way ancient animal trails were arranged, but then Europe had the Holy Roman Empire setting everything up for centuries for their chariots and wagons, which would not present the same hazards as modern speeding cars trucks and motorcycles.

There are several roundabouts on the west side of Ft. Worth, and every trip through them is a close call of one kind or another.

But yes, Dallas is a Hell of Cars, and you've got to get through it to go down to the Hells of Cars in Austin, Houston and San Antonio.  :761:

I guess that for those that aren't familiar with our roundabout system it will look scary Sonny, they are something that we are used to ....'traffic approaching from the right has got right of way' is the ruling

There are some completely crazy roundabout arrangements in some cities though ....I have never seen this one and would find it very very confusing  :124:   

 
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Slightly off-topic maybe, but I just installed some Barkbuster Storms on my 2015 (the single attachment type ie. bar end only).  I really like them, but the instructions say to remove the OEM bar end weights altogether.  I put on a Kaoko throttle lock at the same time and it does have a built-in weight, although much smaller than the original.

The Storm shells provide much better wind protection, but I am kind of missing the bar end weights because my mirrors are not as clear anymore.  Can't really feel it through my hands, but there must be a bit more vibration getting to the mirrors due to the missing weights.

Have any Barkbuster users simply installed the OEM bar end weights right over the end of the Barkbuster mount?  You'd have to remove the spacer collar so the screw would be long enough.  Not sure if it wouldn't buzz even more though because the "O" ring wouldn't seat against the bar end like it did before. Any thoughts?
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Accessories and Products / Re: De-cat pipes at last.
« Last post by myc on Today at 04:37:56 AM »
Finally got this in, and hoooooo-boy it makes the big-V sing! Thanks!
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Versys 1000 - General Chat / Re: It's official. I'm a born again biker....
« Last post by Sonny on Today at 12:56:16 AM »
Well, and you've got those ghastly roundabouts everywhere. When I see videos of folks riding through those things on the left side of the road, I shudder. They look like 24/7 accident scenes to me.

There are few roundabouts in the US. It probably goes back to the way ancient animal trails were arranged, but then Europe had the Holy Roman Empire setting everything up for centuries for their chariots and wagons, which would not present the same hazards as modern speeding cars trucks and motorcycles.

There are several roundabouts on the west side of Ft. Worth, and every trip through them is a close call of one kind or another.

But yes, Dallas is a Hell of Cars, and you've got to get through it to go down to the Hells of Cars in Austin, Houston and San Antonio.  :761:
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*Originally Posted by itlives [+]
You should go where Sonny lives! When I go west, it is usually late night, or WAY around Dallas/Fort Worth . Their regular traffic is a nightmare!

Tricky isnt it? We have heavy, nightmare traffic in mostly glorious sun and heat, or a 5 minute wait whilst a few sheep escape onto the road in the cold and drizzle.  :4:

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