I did a search for this but no one really answered my question. I am looking to install the reduced reach HD handlebars and was wondering if anybody could tell me if by installing these it reduced the strain on the neck & shoulders. After longer rides, my shoulders are very tight. I am thinking that reduced reach bars may help. I don't feel like I am stretching to reach to exsisting bars. I am almost ready to change my front end to chrome. I thought that while I had it apart it would be alot easier to go ahead and do the bars at the same time. I am slightly afraid that they maybe too close. I would hate to spend the $$$ and not like them.