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    As to mods'

    Unless you plan on a passenger, Dales rack is very useful. Allows you to not have to unload a duffle to add fuel. This is available in the states and off of this forum. Can bolt rotopax to that for spare fuel, water containers.
    I upgraded my suspension with Cogent Dynamics shock and fork valves.
    Seat...many choices
    Bash plate and crash bars...many choices
    Many other tidbits, but those are my top suggestions.

    This shows the Dales rack in place of the rear seat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc True View Post
    How large is your modification budget?
    Well, It's all about finding the golden mean between starting the trip with a good amount of money, but a less prepared bike, or starting with less money but with a well prepared bike.. I think my budget for mods is 750 euro's

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoChris View Post
    I'm planning a less ambitious USA to Costa Rica trip for next year. Very interested in what you come up with.

    Starting is more difficult then continuing. Every trip is ambitious, whether it is just for some days, a month or multiple years.
    Are you going to record your trip? And have you already modifyed your nc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumatae View Post
    If I was you, Iíd sell the NC700X and get something else like a cb500x rally raid or something more off road capable rather than modifying the NC700X. You still have lots of time so your not in a rush. My biggest concern is having fuel anxiety in remote places. Yeah I know you can carry fuel but thatís more things to carry. Good luck, be interested in seeing what you come up with.


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    Thanks for the tip, I will look into that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GgarryP View Post
    Check out "everywhereman.me" for a similar set up and trip. Not much off road though.

    If you're planning to camp it would seem the amount of gear needed would limit off-pavement capability to gravel and dirt roads.

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    Thats a nice website to hang around! Thanks for the tip!
    The plan is indeed to camp.. the other limit to the off road capability is my lack of experience actually ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoradoChris View Post
    Thanks for the tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapturee View Post
    Welcome to the ride Koen, Your NCx is plenty capable for your planned ride IMHO... Pack what you need, pack lite, enjoy the time/ride, take lots of pictures, start a Ride Report so the rest of us can come along and above all else man have some serious FUN!! There are so very many of us fellow NC riders around that if you ever need something while on your trip, we/they'll be all too happy to help or assist you in any way!! And a Hearty Welcome from North IDAHO..!! :{)
    I'm absolutely planning on starting a ride report!
    And a big thanks to the hearthwarming welcome !

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdubb View Post
    Is this the same guy with a thread on the ADV forum?
    No it's not haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdubb View Post
    As to mods'

    Unless you plan on a passenger, Dales rack is very useful. Allows you to not have to unload a duffle to add fuel. This is available in the states and off of this forum. Can bolt rotopax to that for spare fuel, water containers.
    I upgraded my suspension with Cogent Dynamics shock and fork valves.
    Seat...many choices
    Bash plate and crash bars...many choices
    Many other tidbits, but those are my top suggestions.
    Thanks for the tips.
    I was already looking on where to order a rack like that, but thats hard to find for some reason...
    Rotopax is a must!
    Not sure what I'm going to do with the suspension, most of the mods are really expensive!
    And I still need a skidplate indeed.

    Hope to find some sponsors maybe to lower the costs

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    Senior Member New Member, planning a RTW trip with the NC700X
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    Wide foot pegs will help with control and comfort and are well worth the money.

    A comfortable seat is necessary for any long distance travel. The stock seat my be good for you. If it is, your set.

    Sturdy luggage will be necessary. It doesn't have to be expensive, just sturdy. Hard or soft sides will do. There are advantages and disadvantages to both.

    Tires suited to the riding your doing. Don't stress this too much. They sell tires all over the world.

    That's all you really need to look at. Don't get caught up in trying to rebuild it into something else. Minor convenience mods are all you need. If your looking at modifying the suspension, you picked the wrong machine.
    "Roads are just a suggestion, like pants."

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