Originally Posted by JackL
We will both be on Japanese bikes that have been around for a while so finding places to get them worked on & parts should be fairly easy.
I've heard this before!
Recently somebody- was it Sgt Marty? in Argentina had major KLR engine problems. If you read the blog and the ride report, you'll see that nothing about getting his bike fixed was "fairly easy."
20 years of travel... gosh that's awesome. Don't you want to take a bike that has a history of lasting 20 years? I'd take an R100PD or even an R85GS.