OTOH, if you tip over your carb'd bike and flood it, or foul the plug on a high altitude pass, or it's just a cold morning and it won't start, your bike may not technically be broken, but you're just as badly stuck. ...and these types of failures are far more common than FI failure. How about droppping a jet and losing it in the sand, breaking something while futzing about with your carb, or filling the sump with fuel overnight and tearing up the cam bearings - all are arguably more likely than an FI failure IMO, and in all cases you are absolutely f***d. How about running out of fuel in the middle of nowhere because your carb'd bike only gets 35 mpg, whereas a FI bike would still have 30 or 40 miles-worth of fuel left? Honestly - a disabling crash or irrepairable flat are both SO much more likely than any of the above scenarios. If you are worrying about whether FI or carbs are more likely to leave you stranded, you are worrying about the wrong things.