Awesome stuff! You are going to have an epic trip allright.
If I may suggest: Get a set of bearings for your rear wheel while you are still in the world. you won't find them again until you are in South Africa. The rear wheel bearings on these bikes sometimes picks up premature problems.
Also, perhaps reconsider getting some offroad boots. Ive had my loaded 800 on my foot and had I been wearing hiking boots, my trip would have been over.
Looking forward to the rest.