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Honda Nx 400 Falcon Information

This is directed to the 5 people that own this bike in the entire world.

I love this bike and it is the only affordable NEW Honda in Costa Rica. It has proven to be a really nice ride but I am having an impossible time trying to set this bike up for a long trip through south america. It seems no one has ever heard of or can help with this particular model.

I am seeking anyone who has saddle bag or luggage solutions for my bike and what your experience has been on long trips.

All help is appreciated
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NX400 honda Falcon loaded

hope this helps note metal tool box pannier , tail rack and rack under real authentic saddlebags.. and tank bag xfiltrate

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Hi mate,
what sort of saddlebags are those? they look nice and big

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hope this helps note metal tool box pannier , tail rack and rack under real authentic saddlebags.. and tank bag xfiltrate
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Saddlebags by ARANDU

ARANDU is an Argentine company established in 1987 with stores in several major cities. Arandu sells all manner of leather goods, boots and horse tack.

I had leather backs sewed on the bags to stiffen them up a bit and had waterproof inserts made, so I can pull the inserts out with all my gear to keep in my tent or hotel room.

In dangerous or isolated areas, when bush camping, I have been known to tie a light cord from my bike to my body, sleep on my hammock and just keep the bike loaded so I can get out of Dodge fast.

I have ridden these bags through 6 South American countries, 21,000 K over every type of road, trail, path and river bed imaginable. No problems. I fell many times, once on pavement and the saddle bag protected me and my bike from serious damage. I was able to patch the bag with cloth and eventually replaced the cloth with a leather patch.

Elisa used a saddle bag and tail bag set from CORTECH on her XR250 Honda Tornado, (she just upgraded to a Falcon, so there are at least 8 of us now) and she has convinced me to "upgrade" to the CORTECH bags too...Will let you know how the CORTECH set works out. Women!!! xfiltrate
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Thank you

I am glad to talk to someone that has experience with the falcon. I have heard to Cortech bags fit. Do have an idea what model bag she has? I am planning a trip to the US and could get them there. In Costa Rica those bags are $400. I live in the mountains and have abused the hell out of this bike and it just keeps on going strong. In the 400 range this might be the only bike I have found that meets all my needs.

Again, thanks for the info and i will start some research on the Cortech.
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Cortech by Tourmaster: www.tourmaster.com

We both now have Tour Master Cortech Tail Bag and Saddlebags (tribag system) We have in black the sport tailbag and the saddlebags as a tribag system. cost is less then $400.00 US see web site.

Hey I served as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica for two years. What are you doing there? I was in Costa Rica VI and the students and I built the, now very deteriorated basketball court, in front of colegio de Limon where I taught. Pura Vida...

I also have photos to be put on display at the National Museum of Costa Rica and could use some help to co-ordinate the exhibit.

YES, the NX400 Honda Falcon is a very dependable, low maintenance bike that looks great rolling up to the casino at an Intercontinental Hotel, or rolling down miles of gravel trails to the river. It is very light, compared to most touring bikes, gearing seems just right, although, without meaning to, I have done huge wheelies. (see the Brazilians on Honda Falcons NX400 on YouTube.com ) you will not believe what you see... We crossed Paso de Hama at 5000 meters and simply removed air filters to summit and had no problems other than a little lugging due to fuel mixture resulting from very thin air...did I say, I really like that it is a one banger.... xfiltrate

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travelling south america

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Hello hyperman

That brings back some happy memories... I passed through the Christo Redentor tunnel on my Falcon in 2001.

Completely missed seeing Aconcagua because of cloud.

I don't think I've ever been hotter in my life than I was leaving Santiago that morning.. and I don't think I've ever been colder in my life than the border crossing on the other side of the tunnel that same afternoon. The Argentine passport official gave me his copy of 'Clarin' to stuff inside my jacket and trousers to try to get warm.

A perfect day. I hope you've had a few of them too..

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NX 400 2005 Chain and sprockets

Hi guys,

triying to find out info of NX 400 2005 Chain and sprockets

Please let me know if u have information

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hi guys: I've managed to get a fairly standard magnetic tank bag to fit confortably...
I worry about my saddle bags melting...glued some wool carpet on the back of the right hand side bag to protect it.
Question, how did you manage to fit a rack for the top box? the racks they sell here wouldn't last for very long.
Tip, place a piece of rubber ahead of the rear wheel to protect the shock. Use fork gaiters
installed (with relay ) a second horn, good in the city.
zip locked a can of tyre puncture foam below the rear left frame rail, placed in a piece of tyre inner tube first
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Hi I tried that with the saddlebags using an oven glove, it still melted, my advice to you would be to find a nearby welder and show them what you want, they'll figure out something and it won't cost much.
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You could simply have an enfield style rear rack frabricated like I did in Chile:








This style rack will fit one full size back pack on each side and a day pack up top leaving your pillion free or you could attach any type of box. I believe even a 70mm ammo box would fit. The side racks ca be removed separately from the top rack and the back rest is removable as well, allowing for a number of possible configurations. It also have space for two six liter fuel jugs.

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Glasswave: Very creative rack and it looks functional

Thanks for the great photos of your very creative rack for the NX400. Chris Scott of the Sahara might even appreciate a photo for any new additions of his book.

My humble opinion, your NX 400 rack looks tough enough for Mexico, central and South America. Keep us posted with updates. thanks

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Functional yes, but creative no.

It is a total knock off on the Idian Enfield rack design. The only creative parts were resolving the attachment and reiforcement points. This style rack is pretty much standard issue on all the Enfields in India where function and flexibilty is paramount. No Indian would settle for a custom rack designed to only propane bottles. He wants to carry bags, timber, a bundle of reeds, caraboard boxes or a couple of pre teens.

I think this is one reason spontaneous moto touring is so popular in India. With almost all Enfields having this standard issue rack, there is next to no bike prep needed. Simply make a cash deal on an Enfield (no paperwork required), visit a mechanic (Enfields always need something), lash your pack to one side, the Israeli girl´s pack to the other, put her on the pillion and off ya go. Sans riding gear, bags, boxes or anything, if only helmets were easy to find.

PS -- these are internet photos for illustration and are not of me --
I don´t rid in shorts and sandles or w/o a helmet for that matter.


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I like that wind shield very much, what brand / reference is it? Where can I buy / order it?

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Tires

I am travelling to Sth Am in November and hoping to get around on the Falcon. Does anyone have a link to a comprehensive bike specs manual?
Also are the standard tires tubeless?

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