and some folks win the lottery and MANY don'tGuess we will just disagree on this one.. My machine now sits for 2 months out of the year since i stopped winter riding. 2 other machines have been sitting for almost 2 years and fired right up no issues both carb and efi.. My lawn equipment gets no maint and burred under the snow all winter fires right up every year on the second pull... Only time i have ever had fuel issues is the one and only year i used a fuel stabilizer in my fuel. wrong fuel stabilizer for ethanol based fuel and turned it to gel in everything it touched. Even my toyota truck that sat for 5 plus and fired right up...
some times you can get lucky too!
but thousands of posts about ethanol issues , and tons of small engine repair places will be glad to tell you about the BAD side effects of ethanol fuel in things that sit