Thanks for everyone's replies. I have been researching a bit on the handlebar threads. I would like to try and find someone near KC that has a bar that works with stock cables. Of course, letting me sit on it would be key in making my decision
Would love to sneak a ride in with the guys that live close but the stealer called me today and said they tightened the steering nut again. I made reference to the fact I couldn't bring it back every 500 miles for this "torquing of the steering nut" and that I don't believe that would address my issue. They said they would keep the bike a few more days and have their "fork" guy check it over.
He admitted that all they checked was brakes, steering nut and fairing for loose components. Ignoring the forks completely, not even adding the heavier oil...
qkshift* I have the ultra