I'll give you credit for taking the leap, and you're on to a making a personalized ride, which is great. BUT, and it'a as big a but as my azz, don't sacrifice basic safety for "I like it". By that I mean the handlebars. If you don't have full lock-to-lock ability without slapping the tank, you're asking for trouble. In every build, the goal is to improve, not compromise. Reducing your steering control just because it looks or feels cool is about as smart as using brakes from a mountain bike to get a "clean" look like some of the old-school choppers. That being said, the OEM mini-apes aren't that great for control. either. I swapped mine out for Triumph bars with more spread and less pull back. Lot's more control. If you swap out the hand controls for Honda or old Triumph units you can get a lower than stock look and still clear the tank. Good luck, and don't stop til it's done, the world doesn't need another VN750 rat bike!