Yep what he said. You have NO leverage with them up like that. That's why I don't like high apes. They are for flatlanders.Pull the handlebars back so they are straight in line with the front end. Take it for a spin. I'm thinking you will be surprised at the difference.
I know you have seen them? Guys with there arms as high as they can reach? Those kind of apes.I have no idea what Tattoo Apes are. These are only 10-12 inch high. Around here Flatlanders are what the U.P.er's call Wisconsinites. Or maybe it's what the Wisconsinites call Illinois people.