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    I just changed my original grips to some aftermarket ones with a built in palm rest from ebay. the old ones had a very heavy chunck of metal that screwed into the bars. The news ones are very light and in no way firmly attach to the bars. Was that end piece there for bar protection in case of a crash or is it for minimizing vibrations?

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    they are for mininizing vibrations.. I don't think any of the aftermarket grips come with them, or re-use the stock ones. I've never noticed an issue not using them.
    owning a motorcycle is not a matter of life or death, it is much more important than that

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      Those are called bar end weights. Usually employed on buzzy high revving inline 4's to dampen high frequency vibrations. They don't do much for the low amplitude thumping of a big V-Twin, in fact, they may exacerbate it.

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