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post #9 of (permalink) Old 04-09-2019, 11:19 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Year: 1999
Make: GL1500 SE
Posts: 5,438
I tend to be a bit of a risk taker. I worked at a tire shop when I was still in high school and I have to say STOP! The energy in that tire at that much pressure is equal to a 1/2 stick of dynamite. When and if it pops it might not pop it might very well explode. The tire is way over the force it was designed for as well as the wheel. Please just be safe. If you insist on doing this put the tire a long way from you and go hide in a building. Clip on the air chuck then go plug in the air hose to the quick coupler. It is quite possible you have damaged the structure of the tire already. We had an accident locally where a truck tire blew up at a local gas station. Killed one man who was working on it them flew out where his son was pumping gas and killed him as well.


Worked on the "big rigs" for 45 years now just riding my Wing whenever I can. Gets cold in Wisconsin.
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