I had a 1200 Bandit a few years ago. After about 3000 miles, I took a nail in the rear tire. It still had good tread on it, but I listened to the voices on the internet and replaced it with a new tire. Guess what, 300 miles later a nail in the new tire. So I plugged it with a stop and go mushroom style plug. Also, I went to the dealer to retrieve my other tire. It was gone. They put it out back in pile of old tires, but someone must have pick it up.
The plug leaked a little and the tire would have to aire every couple weeks. To stop the leak, I put some tire sealant in the tire and didn't hav another problem with it until I traded the bike.
Every bike I ever owned, was the best bike I ever owned when I owned it. Well, except for that one Harley