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Rain rain & more rain

This being my first season with the fall & winter weather, I have a concern regarding riding in water. Meaning I'm sure you all know the standing water were the water is more than a few inches deep, more like a couple feet of water and when you drive into it you can not see. I have a one corner in particuliar by my work that comes off the bridge sweep into a corner /tunnel around the bend and there it is boom the water run off is scary! The other day in my jeep hit this water and YIKES my question how would you handle on a mc? I just don't see how as it would have been over my head in water. Would that make my mc stall? I would appericate your pointers.

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Re: Rain rain & more rain

I've never encountered that much water, but my guess would be the standard, stay off the throttle and brakes and no sudden movements of steering. How long/wide is this "puddle?"
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Re: Rain rain & more rain

Well it is as wide as the street and probably as big long ways as my jeep to give you idea, it gathers right at the base of this corner turn into the tunnel so it is very bad corner no where to go - image the corner then the tunnel walls are right there.

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Re: Rain rain & more rain

if you MUST go through it on the bike (haha) I would try to take it as wide as possible while still staying in your lane and giving you some emergency room. And I'm sure you understand that when I said no throttle...a little constant throttle it ok, but don't hit the throttle at all....someone correct me if I'm giving bad advice, but this is what I do and it works out good for me.
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Re: Rain rain & more rain

I was told that if the water is deep to keep the revs high in a low gear..

oh.. and after you have been through it you need to get the water off your brakes so light pressure on them till they dry off, or else you may find they dont work when you need them too further down the road!

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Re: Rain rain & more rain

Deep water is a hoot on a dirt bike, I've been in it up to my seat at times. Gotta keep that forward momentum Right now parts of SE QLD have been declared a natural disaster area due to storms and heavy rain so plenty of people are getting wet in cars and on bikes.
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Re: Rain rain & more rain

You would be very surprised by how much grip you have, especially with a good pair of tires. Street tires are actually made to handle wet conditions, I'm not saying you can go nuts, because you still have to be extra careful under braking. You also do not want to be heavy on the throttle coming out of corners.
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And oh yes it is a hoot on a dirt bike.
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