100% agree. Buy new bars. I grabbed protaper CR high and am pleased. Very sure that the factory bars would bend on a hard drop- did not seem sturdy at all. Only delta with new bars is you will need to cut the little plastic nubs as they factory bars have holes to keep things tight. I used a little gorilla tape around the bars to make it a little tighter. I'd buy new throttle tube and grips as well to make everything easier. I considered shorty levers but just ground them off and filed and sanded them smooth.