Now that I have your attention, the title is a little bit of an exageration of my opinion of ethanol in gasoline. BUT, I just this week got out my GL650I from a careless storage period of 2 years (my hip failures and subsequent replacements over two years made riding too painful) and discovered that I had left the battery in, not drained the carbs or even put any stabilizer in the partially full gas tank. Had I done any of that I surely would have removed the battery too. With a different used but freshly charged battery in, 30 seconds of sucking on the vacuum fuel tap, choke on and after 4-5 revolutions she came back to life, even running well! Being still in the basement garage I shut down after about 10 seconds and went to bed smiling. The removed battery is toast btw. Next evening I took it outside, washed her, added some Seafoam to the fuel tank, topped up the tire pressure, checked the front brakes for any dragging (none), and she fired up on one revolution. No draining of old gas, no new gas added. I then headed off for the nearest gas station a few miles distant. From there a 12 mile evening ride, so sweet after two years! Today I rode to work (total so far about 30 miles and she is running just entirely satisfactorily. I have to say I'm no fan of ethanol in the gas, BUT to me this is strong evidence it's not the boogey man it is often made out to be. One mitigating factor is that my basement garage is heated, I'm sure that helps, but still, two years? My lucky day I would be the first to admit.