Originally Posted by Dave31
Easy Rider tire failure...
I don't know if this is possible, but it would be interesting to see some close-up photos showing exactly what part of the tire failed. Did the bead break? Did the sidewall rip?
When I look at those photos, I see that the tire tread is folded over to the RIGHT side, meaning that the left side let go for some reason..... and the left side is the side that the engine chain runs on. I would tend to suspect some cause related to that, but the bead might have simply broken on its own.