Borneo, For a long trip, look at upgrading suspension (seat is the other one but you have that done with the solo seat being good - stocker is a plank) Front supsension: blacktigers fork mod (cheap) or Ricor Intimators (~$200) up front are two obvious options. Rear suspension: aftermarket shocks (bunch of options, all way better than stock. eg Hagon Nitros, Works, YSS. prolly don't get Ricor rear shocks - great shocks but mess up rack fitment; trust me I know) edit: just saw images; guess solo seat/rack means shocks don't mess w that rack so ignore the bit I said re Ricor shocks. You will absolutely not regret upgrading the seat & suspension if you ever do any long trip of any kind.