Hey Charlie! - you never told me you had a BRP, never mind two of them!!!
My first rally - the Tuareg in 2008 - was also on an XR650R - a bike I bought in the US in 2007 (that's a Nevada plate in the photo) and shipped back to the UK/Europe... happy days!
Looking forward to catching up with you in Tunisia then (if not before in the US) - big bikes rock!