I see you have your flex-mount for your camera back on the bike. I remember seeing that in one of your earlier RRs, before this RTW epic began. I thought it was a great idea and wondered why you didn't bring it along on the South American trek.
The BMW dealer should have covered your steering head bearings and other major items on your warranty.....you have a 3-year warranty on that bike, yes?
Thanks for taking the time to post all of these ride reports, Mark. It's great to read your perspective on the places, people, and your experiences along the way.