TLDR; I bought a used Ninja 650l with 2 months left on my restrictions, and crashed said bike the next day crossing tram tracks in the wet whilst braking lol. Hi there, I've been a long time lurker and it's pretty ironic this is my first official post as I spent so long trawling these very forums when I originally got my learners a while ago now, to try and avoid these type of circumstances. So due to a broken Daelim VJF 250, quite a reasonable tax return and cheap and nice looking bike, a few weeks ago I ended up buying a used but pretty much new Ninja 650L '13 with my restrictions ending only in a couple months now. I felt like a bit of an impatient idiot making the purchase but I was easily able to justify it as after all was said and done I should of been able to turn a little profit when i inevitably sold it, as long as I didn't drop it or god forbid crash. But, alas the day after quite happy with my torquey little Kwaka I low-sided at 40km/h I seem to remember just before going down, I knew exactly why and what could happen but I just kept going like some spud :\ If it's any ramification I had just quite happily tried one of the create your own burgers from Maccas, it was delicious and I was quite content and eager to get home. But essentially, it had just started to spitting and I was in the middle of the tram tracks on a double lane road only a block or so down from Maccas and the traffic lights ahead went orange and I needed to turn left, so I started to break and slowly merge into the left lane...I'm sure you know what happened next, the bike went down with me along with it. Look, I know it's a stupid way to low-side but I've crossed tracks in the wet that many times before, I think it was just a combination of a few stupid mistakes (Breaking, Crossing parralel and simply it being wet) and my lapse of attention to rectify or account for these hazards. But thankfully the bike came to a stop just short of a parked car near the curb and the cab behind me had plenty of time to slow down. I picked her up quickly looked her up and down, and assured a couple of people I was alright than went home. I didn't really want to fully come to terms with what had happened and I don't think it was until a day later I actually fully examined the bike, I was just so devastated. I was kicking my self for a while afterwards, but I'm just thankful I'm alright, no-one else or anything else got involved and the bike came out...alright, just scraped up on one side :\ A few weeks on now, and I've replaced the tyres (needed doing anyways), bars, lh peg and a mirror is on the way I should hopefully be able to get the roadworthy and renew the rego before it expires sometime this week. I had budgeted for a fair whack off this, but it's still a fair kick to the wallet. Anywho, I know what I did wrong and I guess I can only learn from my mistakes, I guess I'll put this down to an expensive lesson I didn't think I needed. I'll post up some pictures/crash report of my gear/bike if you'd like but I think the moral of this story is - Even after crossing hundreds of tram lines before, just make sure to reassess everything before crossing, they're so slippery! Snore.