Re: How to fix a flat?
I personally never thought a properly installed plug could ever come out. Unfortunately, after seeing my friends bike get totalled, I have have a different perspective. If you look carefully at the plug kit instructions, most of the kits do warn that the repairs are temporary. There is a lot of talk about which style plug works better, BMW or Progressive and all the ya de da that goes with it. To make it even more distracting are the guys who "never had a problem". On July 14, 2001, I was following my friend over the pass from Cave Junction, OR to Happy Camp, CA. Just as we passed into CA, on a decending left hand curve, his bike did a little tail wag and the bike disappeared over the edge of the bank. Luckily he was okay, but the bike (929) was totalled.
By the way, my buddy used the BMW style "mushroom".