Originally Posted by cjmitchell5
Could it be done? Sure. but then you end up with a new bike with an old suspension. You could freshen up the forks with new springs and oil, but the rear shock is, as I'm sure you know, junk. Ohlins could take care of that for you...for a price.
If you really wanted a 650 Dakar, I'd recommend finding just that....there are a few out there now that the 800GS is on the floor. Not exactly plentiful, and the older 650 GS (singles) are still commanding a premium price...but probably still going to be a better overall cost.
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