I got mine from the second bike accessory shop I walked into - intended for a KLX 100 or similar. I had the same problem with both wrists, they started to feel like I'd broken both them.Where would I go to find these bars? For some reason my left hand cramps up due to the angle of the stock bars. Looking for change.
OK, after much deliberating I bought the Protaper SE ATV Mid bars, and put them on today. For me they are the perfect height, reach, and pull back on the bar ends so very happy I went with these - it has improved further an already outstanding bike.
I'm 5'10 and have longer than usual arms - always have to get my suit arms lengthened! Its a more relaxed riding position with your elbows out and grips level - more of a dirt riding position so may not suit everyone, but depends what you are used to.
I'd be a bit wary about trying to fit ATV High bars to the 2012 Vstrom, as the brake line was at its limit effectively (without removing any of the hardware that holds it to the fork leg). The ATV Mids are like they are made for the 2012 though! No problems with clearance of the screen using the Suzuki hand guards either.
I used some Barkbuster bar end parts I had lying around to make up some smaller bar end weights that you can see. The ATV bars are already a fair bit wider than the stock bars, and I wanted to keep the total width as minimal as possible. Also, my advice would be to NOT cut the bars, as you need all the grip area to fit the bar hardware on.
Here's some pics, hope this helps someone else trying to decide whether to change the bars.
The bars look great! I would take a hair dryer to the factory warning stickers on the tank. Those are usually the first badges that come off.
Mine work with fine without the Tusk risers. It appears that some people have successfully added the bars with the risers. I was curious to see how they did it.I put Pro Taper atv high bars on my '13. No problems with any cables or lines. I hated the sweep of the originals.