Painted crosswalk lines - Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 15
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.
yadayada316 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-11-2008, 02:03 AM
freakdawg's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: S.G. Vizzle
Posts: 202
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.

Come and play.. Come and play...
Forget about the movement...!
freakdawg is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 15
thanks for the in florida it goes from dry to wet in the blink of an eye and back to dry just as quick.
yadayada316 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-12-2008, 03:19 PM
Head Janitor
Vtec44's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fontana, CA
Posts: 699
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.
Vtec44 is offline  
Sponsored Links


crosswalk, lines, painted

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Ninja 250R Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome