Not specifically directed to anyone. Sorry if i gave that impression. i just wanted to reinforce the safety aspect. In my case the bar end was free to rotate. I never noticed any drag on the throttle, or it hanging open, but it could happen to someone.I am a little confused as to whom your post is directed to.
If it was to me, I have no problem with my bar end gaps.
My pics were only to show Clarko21 what acceptable gaps
might look like.