Ha! Found the culprit: clogged fuel filter (paper core). Replaced it with a new spare (copper core) and sanDRina runs like a champ!
Went for a 60 km test ride and no issues. I think that was it
Continuing south tomorrow
Come on, motorcycle gods, what else you got? Let me have it.
I got jolted last night and told myself that 'give up' isn't in my dictionary. I beat my demons back in their cave and listened to the advice from ADV brethren who directed me to inspect this part.
If I don't make it to the next town tomorrow, I'll figure it out