I went on Google Earth to see where you went and it is amazing to see how many dirt roads there are to explore.
We don't have anything like that in Alaska.
We have the main highways, and a few dirt highways...
The problem here is all the wetlands and the distances between villages.
In the winter there are snow trails all over but in the summer they become impassible for motorcycles and even atv's.
Hunting rigs here often look like the mud buggies I see videos of with 6 foot tall tires.
Alaska is beautiful but sorely lacking for dirt road exploring.
As for breakdowns, it is always on my mind since I usually ride alone.
Not by choice, it is just how it works out.
Twice my DR has died away from home, both times electrical, both times I just took things apart looking for a problem, found nothing, put it back together and it started right up.
I bypassed the kick stand switch years ago and that didn't seem to be the problem but after the second failure I removed the relay completely and the problem hasn't returned.
Depending on where we ride it is important to be prepared for repairs and overnight survival.