We’re back with our much-anticipated special project: fitting a set of KTM inverted or USD forks to Richard’s BMW F650 Dakar.
Now that we’ve got Richard’s “number two bike” back on the road, it’s time to get cracking on “number one” – the F650 Dakar that he rode to Singapore in 2003.
While no.2 (also an F650 Dakar) is Richard’s daily hack, no.1 is the sentimental favourite because of its history. A while back Richard decided to turn it into something special and has been progressively getting things overhauled, powdercoated, polished and blinged up with stainless steel bolts.
But the big-ticket item is a set of KTM inverted or upside-down (USD) forks – the factory-fitted variety made by WP Suspension. Whenever we’ve mentioned this on ADVRider or other forums there’s been a big response – so this episode, where we explain the conversion, should prove popular. Continue reading ‘Ep 11: KTM forks on a BMW F650′