Did you read 'Ted Simon - Jupiter's Travels'? '74 Triumph Tiger 100 - am sure the the Scrambler will be a breeze by comparison. Stiff upper lip and all that. You will be fine!
I've read Jupiter Travels quite a few times and its one of the inspirations for this trip, my rant seems silly now, but I just wanted to vent, I've had help from people already for this trip, a lot of help, including what's on here, I just found it upsetting someone had damaged my bike when its going to play such a pivotal role in the upcoming months, like you said, it's part of the adventure.
Thanks fella, much appreciated