I have a 2011 Retro with 4500 km on it. Riding to work is turning into an educational experience with the hack. Last time I rode to work, flat pusher tire. This past Friday was beautiful so I decided to try my luck again and all was well on the inbound trip. Driving home at night, the acceleration in 1st and 2nd was terrible and bogging down but once I got up in 3 & 4 it smoothed out. Got it home and immediately notice carb boot on left hand side was off. Reconnected it and took it around the block and still running bad. Back in the garage with her and the boot had fallen off again. Spent Friday night and Saturday searching and reading on SS and found some other posts addressing similar issue(s) and took to fixing again on Saturday night and this morning. I haven't done much mechanically in years but kept the basics in mind (spark, fuel, air) and read a lot here. Here's the steps I took and she appears to be running fine again - wanted to see if there is anything else I need to do.
1. Removed and cleaned boot w/brake cleaner and wiped down carb, reinstalled and 'snugged' the clamp down (must've have overtightened first time but found in one of MartyL's post you can't overtighted).
2. Removed and inspected air filter - all good - no obstructions (plan to switch over to a K&N later on).
3. Realized the right hand side was not heating up and a few drops of fuel were coming out of the exhaust crossover pipe (got out the fire extingusher just in case...
4. Removed both spark plugs - left hand side was fine - right hand side was fouled.
5. Off to parts store for new plug (read here once the NPK is fouled you need to replace). Got a comparable Autolite but ordered a half dozen NPK's for future use.
6. Gapped new plug and installed. Still not heating up on right hand side and drops of fuel fuel still coming out of crossover pipe.
7. Removed righthand plug, put it back in the wire and made sure it had spark - all was good (blue spark). A good amount of fuel spewed out of spark plug hole onto side car when I first kicked it over
8. Reinstalled plug.
9. Drained fuel out of right hand bowl by turning the drain screw - it didn't run dry so not sure if I did that right.
10. Cranked her back up and kept hands on the right and left covers - viola - both heated up at the same rate. Also went to the back of the rig and felt exhaust coming out of both sides at the same rate.
11. Took her for a test spin and the bogging down is gone, no more fuel drippin' - she seems to be feeling like her old self again.
Certainly open for advice/input on anything I should do to follow up on this.