I own 1 custom bike, and i'm to lazy to list parts
If you realy want osme good abrs though(no joking around), you shoudl get the Odyssey Civilian, or even the Svelte version if you've got the cash flowing. They are LIGHT bars with a Lifetime warrenty, so I don't see any trouble there.
Empire is cutting .5" off either end, and then tapping it (actually, they already did, because the package was in the mail yesterday) for an additional five bucks. And no, you put the grips on (I haven't had to cut the ends off grips in years; most of them aren't capped anymore, even the Odi Longneck STs I bought with the bars), then screw in the barends.)