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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Painted crosswalk lines

I was making a right turn the other day while the roads were still a little wet and slowed down a little more than usual, maybe to about 5mph, and when I rolled on the throttle (very gently because of the road condition) the rear tire cut loose when it went across the white painted crosswalk. My immediate reaction was to throw my foot down and push to keep the bike up, which worked but it tweeked my knee a little. My question is should I just "coast" through those lines and when clear give it throttle or is there some other technique i could use. It scared the piss out of me and now I find myself being a little overly cautious in turns. I was feeling really comfortable in every aspect until this happened.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 01:03 AM
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I/we don't get a lot of wet riding opportunities out here in Socal but the rare occasion does come up once in a while... When I have had the good fortune to ride in wet conditions I take it very gingerly... Very easy on the throttle and very easy on the brakes... Smooth is everything especially in the wet... Painted sections can be especially slippery when wet so take it easy when crossing over them.

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thanks for the reply....here in florida it goes from dry to wet in the blink of an eye and back to dry just as quick.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 02:19 PM
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Yep, mooth is everything when you ride in the rain... and use rear brakes more. Also, get your braking and speed down while upright, that helps a lot too.
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