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    Run a car tire on your bike, ....

    they said; it will last longer, they said; it will be safer, they said.....

    bub3.jpg

    https://www.foxnews.com/auto/cops-car-bubbly-tire
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    Dang, that's positively scary! I've witnessed a few cars and trucks shed their recaps; wonder where the pieces of that blowout would go...
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    It must of just happened because I cannot believe the driver did not notice that before getting in the car. It is on the driver's side. Maybe they saw it and figured it was good for a few miles; it is not like the bubbles are on the tread block.
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    Two ply tire!
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    Can’t read the brand on the sidewall, but I had that sort of experience with a set of Firestone truck tires years ago. Installed early in the spring, by fall all four tires had been replaced once and a couple of them twice—all due to bubbling of the sidewalls that led to tread separation and failure. I finally pulled them and bought another brand.

    Never had a true MC tire develop a sidewall bubble, tho. Food for thought for the darksiders...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WWeldin View Post
    It must of just happened because I cannot believe the driver did not notice that before getting in the car. It is on the driver's side. Maybe they saw it and figured it was good for a few miles; it is not like the bubbles are on the tread block.
    It was in the UK so the tire was not on the driver’s side.
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    Don't they still drive on the left side of the road there?
    That would put the driver on the right side of the car...
    so he should've seen it.

    Maybe their drones are as bad as ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    It was in the UK so the tire was not on the driver’s side.
    Front tire. Right hand side of car. Driver's side in the UK!
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    Oops.
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