Originally Posted by goo
I'm going to be travelling for a year in Latin America and I wondered if anyone could give me the benefit of their experience in terms of what tech issues they have had when touring. I figure I should carry a couple of spark plugs, bulbs, control levers and cables, tubeless repair kit, oil and air filters....
Seems to be a good starting point. There are some pretty comprehensive spares and tool lists out there for many different bikes so if you can search and find a couple, they may trigger items that initially you may not have considered. (You can search HU using google as well).
In general, you can get your bike serviced in many countries including Colombia, Chile, Argentina, etc. where they have dealers in at least the capital cities and therefore some general parts are usually available but certainly not as broad or deep a selection as available in your home country.
Specifically, I assume you have crash bars, skid plate and if you add hand guards you won't need spare levers. The rest of your list can be modified, some use a reusable oil filter like K&N and therefore avoid carrying spares. Grab or download a Clymer manual so you can figure out how to repair certain problems yourself if necessary. Happy riding.