Thanks for the comments about my Baggy:-
Yes, it is a good bike for overlanding, a bit tall, uncomfortable seat(will have to 'have a second go at it'!), could be lighter, but still not a bad weight in comparison to some. Can't be too bad, I travelled 30,000 miles last year in the Americas'. Odo' now reads 50,000 miles. Handling is superb, it is a far better bike than I am a rider!
You asked if I had any difficulties, :-
Sidestand welded four times, possibly due to being strapped down many times on ferries, planes and in containers.
White Power rear shock leaked at 42,000 miles - repaired in Buenos Aires.
One back wheel bearing failed at 43,000 miles.
Oil consumption worsened - rebore and new valve guide rubbers sorted this upon return to UK this year.
Had to renew rear caliper this year.
Spares :- Pattern sprockets were available in South America, but Yamaha dealers in USA were less than helpful on this issue!
Oil filters available everywhere.
Rear pads available in South America, but no front pads.
Good fuel consumption - up to 70 mpg.
Where are you planning to go on your trip ?
Best Wishes Alec.