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I had a situation when I fell from a motorcycle in the rain. I didn’t get hurt, but the slippery road is no longer for me
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If you ride, you're going to get wet. Never let the weather stop you. I did the Elephant Run through Guanella Pass (11,669ft) in Feb. 1991

That said, at my age I choose my battles.
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I Used to ride to work every day kept getting wet thru.
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I had a really good waterproof fishing suit so i put it on to go to work got on the bike and slid straight off it ,suit was as slippery as ice ,

no i dont ride in rain unless caught out in it
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Sporty is more difficult to ride on wet... or dirt... compared to other metrics... like dirt bikes... adventure bikes... etc.

maybe 'cause of weight, low grunt, no TC...

P.s. yeah... i know with BT it's much worse...
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P.s. yeah... i know with BT it's much worse...
BT? Bald Tires?

Thanks for the heads up. I only have about 2,200 miles on a Sportster but haven't noticed anything different than most other bikes. I'll keep my eyes open in the wet/dirt. Tires are definitely a major part of riding in poor traction conditions.
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I am 52
I rode all year round since 14 on high mountains... every kind of bike... i think i know what i'm saying....
BT on winter mountain roads simply are dangerous...
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BT on winter mountain roads simply are dangerous...
I'm sure you are right. I was just asking what "BT" means.
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Ah ah
I get it now
I mean big twins

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I get it now
I mean big twins

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Thanks,
I lived in Italy 1982-84. The roads were 300 years old when Christ was born. I drove on the Appian Way every day to work. I know maintaining speed through a corner is the Italian way and Big Twins will scrape pegs when you do that. And I did own a 1978 KZ650 while living there and the term "slippery when wet" must be from Italy.
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