Lane stripes slippery when wet
Just a reminder to be mindful of lane stripes and other painted road markings when wet.
I was on the highway riding home from work today after some rain passed through the area. I was in second gear and gave the throttle a good twist to accelerate into an adjacent lane. When crossing the lane stripes, the rear stepped out from under me while I was going about 60 mph and swayed from side to side behind me.
At this point, I told myself to relax. The motorcycle will sort itself out and that's exactly what it did. I kept the throttle steady and kept the handlebars pointed in the direction I wanted to go. The rear eventually came back in line after a couple of seconds and I was back on my merry way home. I'm sure I must have freaked out people behind me though.
In case you're wondering, I have a pilot road 3 on the rear with only about 1.5K miles. This is the first time it has ever gone out from under me.
2012 Yamaha Super Tenere
2001 Honda Blackbird
2007 Honda 919
49/50 visited on two wheels. 1 more to go!