With good tires, properly inflated and traveling in a straight-line, hydroplaning on a motorcycle is less of an occurrence than in an automobile. It isn’t impossible though. So if you find yourself hydroplaning, the same advice for the car goes for the motorcycle: Maintain or slightly reduce power, stay off the brakes and keep it straight.
Hydroplaning in a turn (I’m talking back roads and not on the interstate) isn’t so recoverable on a motorcycle. It certainly is beyond my ability to explain it in words so your best bet is slow down to prevent it from happening.
For questions, comments, or suggestions on safety tips please contact Rob 'Throttle' Capozzi.
|Gloves||Eye Protection||What did you say?|
|Be seen||Counter Steering||Braking|
|Rear End Slides||Stopping and weight||Curves and braking|
|Railroad Crossings||Lane positioning||Watch your mirrors|
|The line of death||Where’s the sun?||Blind spots|
|Slick spots||Intersections||Green means (pause, pause) go|
|Check that attitude||Celullar Phones||Inspect your scoot before you ride|
|Check those tires||Cold||Heat|
|Gravel||Rain||Tight right turns from a stop|
|Target Fixation||I had to lay it down||Emergency gear to wear|
|Emergency stop situation on a highway||Avoid steel||Looks like new|
|Don’t be so quick to pass||Use your horn proactively||What’s your exposure?|