If anyone else is wanting to get these; Cruiser Customizing extended its sale and with the code CM12 you will get free shipping and a $50 gift certificate to use on anything you want so it's like $50 off if you plan on getting any grips or whatever. Makes the bars cost $354 shipped.
Oh, it's free shipping on anything over $50 today too, so not a bad deal.
Ok, I see where I got mixed up. You were asking about the number 40 HMD bars and not the bagger bars so I was correct the first time.
These Ness bars are more of a comparison to the HMD bagger bars. The Victory plus 2 inch bars are a better comparison to the bars you are asking about. The angle of the grips are supposed to be in a better position than the Victory bars and have the more modern look.
I'm banking on being able to pull these Ness bars back and being able to adjust the grip angle. I guess I'll find out in a couple of weeks.
I'm changing the looks of the bike to give it more of an edgy look. Might as well do the sound too. I can always switch pipes if/when I go touring. I have S1 pipes with the ends cut back and they sound better than OK but don't have that edge to them if you know what I mean.
You already have the D&D pipes which I consider top of the line but besides costing a bit more than I want to spend; do not allow for the use of other tips which limit the way I can change things around to look a certain way. Not a completely deal breaker for me but is something I consider.
I ordered the Ness Modular Cross Country Ape Handlebars in black from GCMC today.
With the adjustability of the angle of the handlebar, I think they will be the ticket for me. I will post pics when I get them mounted.
2013 Black Cross Country Tour in Beautiful Oregon