The best thing about the NC's is carrying heavy tools low, secure and centered at the bottom of the frunk.
Tool tubes work great on the bottom of KLR's mounted on the bash plate. The NC not so much. Are you going to also mount after market saddle bags? The frame work for those are excellent mountings. I have the Honda bags and don't see a good location due to the tight fit. If you mounted bash plate it might work but I would be concerned about wheel clearance.