I came across the website Crazy Guy On A Bike what a wealth of information here, but be careful of information overload.
I started reading over people’s journeys across the Nullarbor and then any other long trip people had done. Mainly I was looking for what they did, what they took with them and what mechanical problems they had and how they solved them or any other interesting happenings.
So far I have learnt, new trippers take TOO much stuff with them and end up either giving it away or mailing it home. Certainly do not want to spend your touring cash on mailing excess rubbish home.