big trip over, and the bikes in need of a good rest, we decided to
leave them on display at two of our favorite east coast dealerships
where they can hopefully provide inspiration to future
travelers. Erin's bike is hanging from the ceiling at Cliff's
BMW in Danburry, CT, while Chris' bike is at Morton's BMW in
months after ending our journey, Chris took a 7,000 mile test-ride
through 5 countries in southern Africa on a F650GS Dakar, and the
choice for our next bikes was simple. Cliff LaMotta helped us
get into some left over inventory, and we are forever grateful!
own two matching 2003 F650GS Dakars, and they are geared out and ready
for any adventure we can think of. If we were to start our 4
year journey tomorrow, we couldn't think of better bikes to set off
exception of adventure touring upgrades, the biggest change was to
make the Dakar fit Erin's 5'6" frame. It was actually quite
to F650GS standard seat (lower than Dakar), now back to stock.
Koubalinks 1" lowering links.
front forks above triple clamp by 3/4"
luggage and Daytona boots (raised heal), she is flat footed
complete list of bike modifications, see below photo...
Ready to ride the world
2003 F650GS Dakars: MODIFICATIONS