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fent

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fent says:

wet roads

:hmmm:is it just me as a new rider, or do you feel uneasy on wet roads?im getting used to arriving at a corner break down get position and throttle out!! put wet into the equation an I shit myself!!from smooth ridin at say fifty mph to erratic even down to 15 mph on easy bends.. CAN I TRUST MY BIKE!!?:doubt:

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lewtkw

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lewtkw says:

same here

i am also a new rider (about 3 months now). and have come off several times on the recent ice but not on the wet roads which we see alot of here in south wales. i rode right through october and november during hevy rain. i didnt even think i might come off untill it got icy and taught me some painfull lessons lol.

since then i have felt this sort of 'slip' now and again in the wet, like the front wheel has slid a few inches to one side and then continued on, which makes me feel uneasy. is this normal in wet conditions?

should i just dismiss it as my mind playing tricks? or am i repeatedly close to coming off again?

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lucas_yamaha

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lucas_yamaha says:

hey mate

 i have been riding going on for 6 months now and i m sorry to hear about the ice. I hit some ice twice on same journey coming home from work at 4.in morning , bu t i managed to save it thank good.

I think its because you rstarting to get a feel for the bike mate, or thats how i feel so you start picking up on things you may not have sensed before, hence why you can feel the bike moving around a bit.

some times minefeels like it slips in wet but nothing dangerous so i just caarry on , one even made me chuckle when i got on throttle a bit eager and back slid out sideways , that was fun seen as i didnt come off.

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Shakeyjake

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Shakeyjake says:

Wet wet wet!

Just like Lucas Yamaha I've been riding for about 6 months. I've done as much research as I could and spoke to as many people as I could.

The sports riders hate the wet weather and avoid it (and dont ride in the winter).

Those without cars don't care about the wet (some not even the snow!).

My experience is that the wet is as much fun to ride in as the dry, its just different because I'm trying to ride in a different way.

And I don't get wet because my gear is waterproof :biggrin:.

My advice is to go out in the rain on purpose and enjoy it. Then the summer will be even better :tongue: !




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lucas_yamaha

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lucas_yamaha says:

i agree

 with shakey its as much fun if not mor e fun riding in the wet , im not sure about snow and slush werent too keen when i went out in it as you brake but just keep going forwards:wacko:.

i know 2 people off this sit ethat ride sportsbikes and ride in rain etc fuzzrr and des

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mikekwaka

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mikekwaka says:

wet days...

love em!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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fent

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fent says:

mike

:winkie:thats fuckin mint!!!!

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mikekwaka

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mikekwaka says:

ta!

:wink:

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steve.g

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steve.g says:

its all well and good...

on the track leanin in the wet etc.....fast, but some rd surfaces are slippery enough in the dry , and nobody wants to see their bike grinding down the rd on its side.

 

rather tiptoe than see bits of the bike over the wet rd:sunglasses:

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steve.g

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steve.g says:

and mikekwaka

yep...cool pick! take it yer usin race wets!!!:sunglasses:

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