Nice set up and obviously one that works!
I read most of the Adv RR with Pyndon. Great stuff.
Did you guys ever figure out what was dogging the DRZ? IIRC, one of them, or both, had a few gripes. What was it in the end?
I was wondering if you carry open end wrenches? I carry ones that fit my bike only. I can't do everything with just sockets. I use 1/4" drive set. I like a small Vise-Grip pliers, can double as shift lever, or clutch/brake lever.
I loved your Lighter, Filter Skins, bit of grease, Gaffa tape, Whistle!, Zip Ties. All good!
Do you run Radiator guards/braces on your bike?
I like a nice spare nut/bolt collection with common OEM pieces along with springs, O-rings, washers, odd sizes. Really handy for unprepared riding partners
As you've noted ... SO important to be sure your bike is right before departure. Wise words indeed!
I carry 2 levers as well. (Clutch/Brake), two fork seals (small, light).
I carry quick drying liquid Epoxy as well. Works in places the Quik Metal dough will not. Loved that you Gaffa tape up your tubes of stuff to avoid puncture. Thats experience for sure!
I guess for Mongolia and very remote areas a chain kit is the way to go. I only carry spare split links, no chain tools, but begin with new X ring chain and sprockets, usually good for 15K to 20K miles. (I carry spare Counter Shaft Sprocket)
I store tire irons in bash plate, keeping them low and central.
My tool kits evolve over time like yours, build up a kit for each bike for the specific trip at hand.
Question is, have you left room for Beer?