I may be able to move the grips in a bit but remember bars are a taper and have just enough 7/8 diameter at the end.. I have not done a lot of miles but so far so good. I also installed 30mm shorter Tractives, so it is different in a bunch of places. I am mostly wondering about having the bars that far back from the head bearing. Instead of the middle of the bars directly over the pivot point they are now behind the pivot point. I need to see if the bars feel like they are 'swinging' around as opposed to pivoting at the bearing and does it matter to me. Does that make sense? I am looking for 1.25 to 7/8 tapered bars made of steel so they can be bent to what I want but no luck so far.