Bike: 1988 Yamaha FZ750
This is the first season that I've ridden the bike (3rd owner). It sat for at least a year before I got it, and I did have some work done on it by a friend before I had it back on the road but definitely not the full tune-up that it probably needs. I've put about 1500k on it since then.
Last week I had a stall while I was out on a couple errands. I was stopped in traffic for 30 seconds or so when I noticed my engine bogging down a bit. I gave it a bit of throttle to keep it from stalling but I didn't get much farther down the road. After it stalled it would not start again.
After consulting a friend, I managed to get it home the next day by blowing the fuel filter out a bit. The bike still wouldn't idle but I managed to get it home which was a relief. I figured the problem seemed evident and I got myself a new fuel filter yesterday.
Once I got the new filter on, the bike started up cold (without the choke even) and after warming it for a couple minutes I let it idle while I put the side cover and seat back on. It idled fine for about a minute and then, once again, it bogged down and died. I haven't been able to start it since.
Right now I'm worried that my problem might be the fuel pump, but I also haven't run a fuel system cleaner through it yet - I'm not sure how successful that would be if I'm not able to start the bike up in the first place and I don't know much about those products, or if they even work.
This is my first bike, and honestly, the first time I've really gotten my hands dirty working on anything mechanical. So if I sound naive, that'll be why. But I'm hoping some of you more experienced folks might be able to help point me in the right direction. I've actually found it fun stumbling my way around something new, but I'm also eager to enjoy the rest of the season's good weather. Any advice out there?