Glad to see you writing this report.
Here is what I had to say in another thread:
Excellent ride ! Thank you for sharing.
I rode from Ankara to Baku through Georgia in summer 2000 and thought then that Georgia deserves much more than just a ride through.
At the Turkish border we ran into each other with the first expedition of the Ural bikers riding to Ceyhan in Turkey that Suqsuda is talking about.
Photos from Thomas Goltz's relevant web site http://www.thomasgoltz.com/Gallery_index.html
There were about 20 - 25 Ural's, many with sidecars. I remember them saying that they had constant breakdowns.