Well just removed the crash bars from my 2001 Heritage because I just could not get used to cornering with them on. I have only ridden my bike since buying it last July so not a lot to no experience on a Harley but those bars just had to go. I have sat on it and moved it a few times but won't be riding it for another six weeks or so. It already feels way more slender than it used to. So looking forward to a nice warm summer.