so yesterday I witnessed something amazing , myself and the family went for a trip down to aussie capital for the weekend. (in the car)
anyway we pulled into a servo in GOLD CREEK . I witnessed a bloke on a wide glide putting air into his tyres ..
next thing a huge bannngggggg the tyre exploded in his face.
I went over to see if he was ok . he said his ears where ringing ..
he also said he was trying to put 32psi into his front tyre ..
makes me wonder what else is everyone running ?? has this ever happened to anyone before ?
I normally put 32 psi front 36psi rear ??
Yes, never trust a servo guage !
the noise it made was incredible
bloke was gutted and called Harley assistance line for a tow.
I might start putting 36/40 in mine then..
Same. Tyre pressure should not matter as it is per sq inch. Thinking faulty tyre.
she did go off like a bang.. I was about 25m away and I shit myself.. he was laying on the ground hence why I ran over to help me out.. he said the machine said it had 26psi in the tyre and the machine had 32psi on it when I had a look... I couldn't believe the noise it made...
+1. I normally inflate tyres at home before a ride (so tyres are cold) with portable 12V compressor & separate gauge that both fit into my bike's tool roll. This way I give the compressor a good run/check & with the separate good quality gauge I know pressures are correct. If away & I do use a servo pump then double check with my own gauge.
Yup. Filled my Trump's tyres at a Shell servo and as soon as I hit the road the bike felt like it was ice skating.
Only have to a few hundred meters to feel that either front or back ain’t feeling the same as last time