OK, I finally got the risers installed.
I had to drill the holes oblong to the outside just a bit, maybe 1/16" or so. I used a high speed cutter on my Dremel drill. Took a little time and patience, but it worked.
I looked into the part number a little further. I ordered and rec'd risers with the part number LEH 00.039.102 (which had to be modified). If you want risers for the '02 V-Strom, w/o having to do modifications, make sure the part number is LEH 00.039.103. Apparrantly, there is a difference in the width of the center of the holes.
I ordered mine through CA Sport Touring because their shipping was less than Twisted Throttle. This is one of those stories where I tried to save a little on shipping (I think it would have been around $10 bucks) and ended up with spending money on a $5 dremel drill bit and wasted time troubleshooting. I guess if time is money, then I lost on this deal. Just another notch in the course of life.
Also, CA Sport Touring buys their risers from Twisted Throttle.
As for the risers. There is a definite difference. I had to acclimate to the changes the risers made in every aspect. Steering/riding, etc... I like the difference. It definitely gives a more upright seating position.
Well, that's my experience. Hope this helps someone.............