Yeah, I was prepared to ship my bike home at any point given the rear shock issue I had at the time, and Georgetown looked like an obvious, easy possibility to the States....but in the end I limped along for 5000 miles all the way to Guatemala, where I finally found a replacement. Then I rode home via some bits of Canada. KLR has 94,000 miles on it, and is complaining about every last one of them.
I'm two weeks into my new job, which took a couple of months to find in the current economy. I'll be back to West Africa briefly in the fall, but aside from that I'm in rebuild-the-bank-account mode for a while.
Looking forward to hearing about the rest of your trip.