Went for a little ride last nite ,due to the temp. Being only 2 degrees I wasnt going far. before I left I checked tire pressure and had to add a few pounds to the rear.with only one over head light in the garage its a little dark under the saddle bags,but I did spin the tie feeling for a nail all clear so away I went. After 3 or 4 km I hit a little pot hole. BOOM my butt knew before my brain what had happened I was thinking gun shot my butt had a different opinion as it was clinching the seat.at almost 80 km it got a little squirrelly really quick but was able to slow it down with out incident. After a slow ride home with the four ways flashing, I found a 3 inch slice across the center of the tire.i have only had the bike a few months but have checked the tires lots of time before most rides and no signs of a crack.feel lucky I was only around town the tire has 40 percent tread left funny thing is only that morning I wrote on the tread about a ct for the. Bike as I was going to replace it so well even sooner now lmao.both tires a dunlops not sure what to go with as this is my first goldwing any suggestions would be appreciated.