Barkbusters VPS Plastic and Bar End Weights…

Posted: October 7, 2011 in Farckles, Safety
Barkbusters VPS plastics and bar end weights installed…

I ordered my Barkbusters with Storm plastic shields which provide a ton of hand protection from cold air & rain [see photo below].

Barkbusters full coverage Storm plastic hand shields…

The Storm plastics work great, but they provide so much protection that they make for hot hands on a warm day.

Smaller VPS plastics and bar end weights…

So I ordered up some of the smaller Barkbuster VPS plastic shields so I’d have some options.

VPS plastics screw on in a minute or two…

You can swap these plastics in a few minutes to go from a winter setup to something a lot less extreme. I’ll be using the VPS plastics most of the time and only swap in the Storm plastics if I have a long road trip with gnarly weather on the menu.

Low profile bar end weights…

When I first installed my Barkbusters I reused the stock KLR bar end weights. They work fine with these handguards, but their shape means that even a slow speed tumble would rip them off and probably leave the rest of the mounting bolt in the end of the handle bar – not good!

Crash worthy!

The Barkbuster low profile bar end weights are shaped to slide in a crash and should survive a bunch of abuse while still helping keep bar vibration to a minimum.

Note the removable black spoilers...

I used Barkbusters handguards on my 1997 KLR650 and they served me well so I expect good things from these ones as well. I will report back with a long term review after the winter.


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