I realize my pointer spins so grain of salt here but... Raising the bars more and requiring new brake lines or expecting Scotts to send replacement parts so a stupid plastic pointer that you shouldn't be messing with most of the time can spin seems a bit ludicrous. Cut the pointer, throw it in the spare parts bin or take an angle grinder and notch your bars. I'm 6'2 and was mildly disappointed that I had to raise the bars as much as I did to install the Scotts. The last thing I'd want is for them to be an inch higher so the pointer could spin. The bars were in a good spot for control and feel from the factory. (Insert photo of a dude on a HD with ape hangers.) I feel that raising them to much introduces a whole new set of handling issues by changing the rider position and thus center of mass/gravity to far up and back. Think about a mountain bike, a road bike and a ducati. The lower bars on these help position the riders COG closer to the steering head for better control. If you're standing on the pegs because your ass is sweaty or you have to fart then 12 inches of bar rise would be ideal. For the gnarly stuff, and I'm disclaiming all of this as my personal opinion, I like to be off the seat just enough to quickly change weight around on the bike and flow with and absorb things. I am not standing with my legs straight wishing the bars were higher and easier to reach. I have my chest and head at or over the bars to drive the front wheel in. In my opinion higher bars could move me out of this sweet spot. Anyway, the steering stabilizer is cool.