Thanks again to the guys that had responded about the " crack" in my bars.
There infact was no crack. It seems I had put the paint on so heavy, trying to make it really durable, it had just cracked and started to peel. It created a really hard edge, that I thought was a crack for sure.
The picture shows where I lightly sanded down to stock paint, and sure enough, no crack. Thanks guys.
Next day, Sunday, took it out for a nice ride. Love riding this bike.