You look a little hunched forward having to reach for the bars. I found that adding apes to my bike allowed me to sit back in a more upright position and let my arms hang from the grips causing less stress in the shoulder area. Recently I got hit by a truck and my shoulder scapula was broke. It still is in pain however I can ride and much more comfortable with apes. Try before you buy to get the correct size. I went to dealerships that had bikes with apes for sale sat on them to get an idea of how they felt. I ended up getting the 14 in apes with a 1 inch riser extension.why is this skorepeo?