Not so much a near miss as a stupid act on my part. Riding home on Thursday taking the usual route (I ride Swan St -> Riversdale Rd then turn onto Kooyongkoot Rd), taking it nice and slow as it was slippery as hell after a dry spell and a little rain. Stopped on Riversdale to turn into Kooyongkoot and just as I was crossing the final tram track the front wheel snapped left and the bike dumped me on the road. Literally felt like a split second between being fine and being ass up on the tram lines. It currently has 4 year old Pirelli Diablo Rosso's on it that aren't exactly known for their wet weather grip. Whilst I don't like blaming my tools, I blame the tires for this one! I've been telling myself since I bought the M696 and road it home in the wet that the tires weren't good in the rain. So on Monday MMMTS will be fitting new Pilot Roads, the same tire I had on all my other bikes. Never had any confidence issues in the wet with them compared to these Pirelli's! A few people stopped to help including an old guy who clearly knew how to handle bikes by the way he picked it up and pushed it to the kerb. He was right behind me and said he saw the front just slide like it was on ice. No damage to me apart from a bruised leg and smashed pride. On the bike, little damage as well. Bent the bars, wrecked the bar end and grip, slight scratches to the paint, and scratches to the exhaust shield. All new parts ordered and tank panel getting sprayed on Monday. All for less than $300. Plus $440 for new tires. Anyways, that's my rant done. Moral of the story; the road to motorcycle hell is paved in tram tracks!