Man, that is a sad story. Guy gets his first bike which is too much motorcycle for a beginner. He dies on that bike and leaves behind a wife and kids. That sucks and I can see how some people may not want to ride that bike.
I'm assuming that you got a heck of a deal on the bike. So I'd keep it and ride the crap out of it. I don't think it would bother me but really the question is will it bother you?
2011 Cross Country
-Cee Baileys Windshield & Lowers. Victory Lower Bag Rails, Driver And Passenger Backrests.
-RPW Exhaust, Lloydz Air Filter, VM1 Cams, ATS (Timing Wheel), 1/4 turn throttle & IAV. PCV with Custom Tune by Coweta Customs.
105.2 HP & 127 Ft-Lbs on a Dynostar (Eddy Current) Dyno.