Due to mechanical problems with the bike I have been forced to stop for one week in southern Australia.
Luckily I got help from a fellow bike rider, Andrew, who I met in middle of Asia around one year ago!
Problem in a bike was that my rear wheel was moving sideways quite much. It was not a bearing failure as I first thought, instead it was a worn out flange (part which holds rear wheel). I guess heavy load and tough, corrugated roads took it´s toll with my bike.
In any case, bike was not in rideable condition so we towed it to a shop here in Melbourne.
After studying the failure the outcome was that this loose flange had damaged center axle and now the final drive was only good to be used as a paper weight…
Old final drive did roughly 150 000km, do due to this I think it started already to be at the end of it´s lifetime.
This kind of trip puts so much more stress to the bike and different parts (compared to a “normal usage”), that some damage and failures are going to happen. Important thing is to try to identify these failures early enough so that they do not cause accident, damage other parts and that repair can be done in a place where help and parts can be found.