All the best with your trip!
I am excited to read more about it!
If you decide to keep that dash, try and pad it as much as you can... And I mean really pad it up! If you hit that thing at speed with your head or your chest, it may just be fatal.
Think wisely. Still, it is your choice; but keep us ADVriders' comments in mind!
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Two wheels good, one wheel better.
'92 Honda XR600R