Ok I have to throw this out to the gang. I just took off my step bars off my HD. My wife is pissed, whatever she doesn't hardly drive my truck. I put them on a month after getting the truck per her request. The '11 is pretty high to get in so I agreed to put them in. I'm about 6'0 and a big guy. I hurt both my news in the last year mostly my left knee, bad enough to require an MRI and luckily no surgery. I started thinking about the steps, could they be a partial reason for the knee issues? First and foremost my extra weight is the main reason but the steps and how I get in the truck and out def tweaked my knee. The way I get out pushed my knee outward causing the pain. I took them off and the motion is so much smoother for me. I just step out and plant my foot. To get it one leg up and grab the wheel and I am in. Anyone else have this issue before? I do have 36K and bought the truck brand new last Jan 2011 so I have a decent amount of time behind the wheel.