Thanks for starting this thread. Baja has just become something on my radar as a buddy and I are talking about riding there sometime possibly in April/Maythis year.
This thread is a good condensed overview info for a first time Baja traveler.
We'll be taking bikes that are a little lighter than yours, so we'll venture a bit more into the sand.....I'm not good at sand, but I'm pretty good at falling, so that evens out nicely.
Enjoy your trip.