Originally Posted by JohnCW
That's not my experience. Post say mid 1980's and a carby is virtually bullet proof in reliability terms if someone hasn't stuffed around with it/them. What does go wrong with them, other than crappy fuel being stuck in.
How can FI be "miles above" something that doesn't have any real problems reliability wise?
You can't possibly say that you will get 150K trouble free miles from a carb, bike after bike. You can say that about a FI system. No bike goes 50K miles with no issues at all with the carbs.