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    There are no good threads showing exactly the differences between HVMP and stock bar ends are on the newer F800Rs. After installing the HVMPs, there is a very noticeable reduction in vibration through the grips--I don't have a specific way of measuring this yet, but it is significantly different and improved. It does nothing however to reduce the mirror vibration and the mirrors remain crap. (I'm going to experiment with a few mirror mods and potentially mirrors from a Honda CB500X/F/Africa Twin which are very cheap and rock solid as a potential fix but this is for another thread.)

    Instructions call for medium (blue) thread lock--note: only the ends of the threads bite, so be sure to place the thread locker toward the end of the bolt.

    The pictures do the most to compare, but here are the stats:

    Bike: 2016 BMW F800R

    Weight:
    Stock Bar End (with bolt): 8.9oz
    Stock Bar End (without bolt): 7.0oz (thus making the bolt 1.9oz)
    HVMP "Extra Heavy Bar End" (with bolt): 14.3oz*
    HVMP "Extra Heavy Bar End" (without bolt): 11.7oz (thus making the bolt 2.6oz)

    The HVMP bar ends I received are about 60%+/- heavier than stock on the 2016 bike.

    Length:
    Stock bar end: 39.17mm
    HVMP bar end: 50.50mm

    Diameter
    Stock bar end: 35.85mm (at the widest point)
    HVMP bar end: 37.01mm

    Bolts:
    Stock bar end: T55 torx or "star"
    HVMP bar end: H10 Hex

    *The HVMP site says the bar ends vary from 17.3-18.7oz, making the set I received about 15% lighter than advertised at the most generous reading. I've contacted HVMP to enquire about this and will update after hearing back on what they say. Update 22 Aug '17: Heard back very quickly from HVMP. The weight range listed on the site (17.3-18.7oz) is for the pre-2015 models. They'll be updating the site with the weight range of the 2015+ bar ends some time soon, but the set I listed above are within their spec for 2015+ models. Would also just give a shout out to HVMP as having great customer-focused support.

    Received a question on cost. At the time of this post, it the set was $96 USD shipped.

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    Last edited by lordkenyon; 08-29-17 at 07:43 AM. Reason: Added cost info

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    I had HVMP bar ends on my 2012 F800R and I now have them on my 2015 model.

    I have previously posted here with my observations regarding how good they are at reducing the handlebar vibration which appears to be an unavoidable characteristic of the F800 twins. In my experience they reduce the vibration to a negligible level and make long motorway journeys bearable with no finger numbness.

    Their customer service is also very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FazerBoy View Post
    I had HVMP bar ends on my 2012 F800R and I now have them on my 2015 model.

    I have previously posted here with my observations regarding how good they are at reducing the handlebar vibration which appears to be an unavoidable characteristic of the F800 twins. In my experience they reduce the vibration to a negligible level and make long motorway journeys bearable with no finger numbness.

    Their customer service is also very good.
    I second that...
    They make a huge improvement and transforms the bike..

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    I haven't usually noticed an issue with vibrations, yes, usually happens around 4500-5500 RPM, but I've been using a Throttle assist and for the past couple of years throttle lock, and haven't noticed it much, but I also haven't had heavier bar ends. I might have to try it.

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    I ordered some for my 2011 F800R. Will be testing them in 4 weeks or so, when weather permits. There's still snow up here in Montreal.
    My bike came with hand guards with very light aluminum weights, not the stock ones so I'm sure there will be a good improvement.
    Will do a "review" in the near future.


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    I ordered some for my 2017 F800 R. My vibration kicks in after 4K RPM. The HVMP did not reduce vibration on my bike.

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    Just got a set last week, the change isn't life altering but still a great improvement. At 4000 rpms in second gear I would have to engage my clutch to see in my rear view mirrors, not now. Still vibey in the hands, just not as bad. 2016 F800R.
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    On another note, I had to take off my Kaoko throttle lock. The bolt isn't long enough to accommodate the HVMP bar ends also. It was worth the trade off, I barely use it and vibration is something I dealt with daily.

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    Hi every body, I'm an f800 forum virgin, so be gentle with me. I have owned my 2013 f800r for 7 months now, it's done 6k miles from new, I really noticed the vibration on my f800 more because my other bike is a 900 Triumph trident with 65k that the mirrors stay vibrationless at all revs. I have eased the vibes on f800 by filling the ends of the bars with .177 pellets, foam over grips, not gripping the bars so tight and fitted f800st foot pegs. It's the only let down of a fantastic bike that's low, light, comfy, economical with a good turn of speed when needed.

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    hank you Daboo, I live in Poole Dorset on the south coast of the UK, I'm really enjoying getting to know the f800r, the more I ride it the less the vibration bothers me and its only above 70mph that it noticeable anyway. I can't wait to do a few longer ride on it, I have a friend that lives in Cornwall about 200 miles from me so hopefully I'll take f800 for a decent run. Wifey loves the pillion seat more than my tridents, it's the only newish bike we found that gave us every thing we were looking for in a bike that had a really good pillion seat and as my wife rides pillion about 80% of the time that the bike gets used, it was an important feature.
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