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Safety Tip from Throttle - Hydroplaning

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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.

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