I'm also on the short side so I had the V Star 950 bars installed on my 1300 and it is a much better riding position for me. It will not give you the 4 inches you are looking for but it will bring the bar back and more up-right. No other modifications were necessary to change the bars. The 950 bars also looks much better on the 1300, I think it fits the bike much better than the stock bars. I do wish I could get them back about one more inch but I think it would require several other modifications and dollars to get that inch.has anyone changed their handlebars on a vstar 1300 tour model. i need about 4 inch longer bars, i have a short arm lenth.