Since there was always someone riding in front of me, there was a lot of dust.
Probably a good idea to clean out the air filter.
You can see the hole for the air intake is about as high as it can get.
Good design, will help to prevent "swamping" the bike, and will allow very deep water crossings.
Air filter exposed. Its pretty dirty. K&N filters are cleanable.
Remove it, squirt some cleaner on it, hose it off, and re-oil it