Thought this maybe of some help for riders like myself, that are new to the VFR's. My bike had been sitting for apparently up to 2 years before I got it. Started up fine, seemed to idle and rev fine. As soon as I would get it into second gear, it lost engine power and stalled out as if it were not getting fuel. Turns out it was nothing more than dirty carbs. Cleaning these carbs is not as hard as it looked providing you take the time to read up on the process. Read as many related posts on VFR World as you can. It is a tremendous resource and the members are very helpful.