If the risers are chrome they may start to peel from there. I would do the shims. Or take one cap off, and strike the area on the bars where the cap covers with a center punch a couple times. Then do the other side. But the shims are quick and easy too. Just cut a couple little squares of pop can and put between the riser and bars.
2012 Cross Country(Imp blue)
de-badged,(self tinted) Klockwerx flare, passenger backrest, passenger touring floorboards, VictoryHID kit, Miller Mufflers short baffles,Lloyds air filter(from witchdr.)Lloyds timing wheel(6*), adjustable drop link, cut seat, removed cats, PCV w/at.
1978(2009) Honda cb750 chopper