I can't wait to hear about that ride. I predict that the DR200 will behave flawlessly. You're right, about the only things that are more likely to go wrong that you couldn't fix on the road are those two electrical units, although they are notoriously reliable. I've heard of the CDI units going out in a DR350, but never the DR200. It could be that the DR200's just aren't ridden enough. It's pretty easy to bump-start the 200...have you considered practicing that and then you would eliminate the need for the extra battery? It really is advantageous to reduce your kit to a minimum on such a small bike. Of course, you're a lot lighter than me so you wouldn't have to take it to an extreme in weight-savings like I did on my North Dakota loop.