Ok, So I've had my bike for just over two weeks. Kawasaki ZZR 250. I like it. So I finish work. I decide that because it is raining I best wait for all the other people to leave the carpark first. I take my time getting my stuff ready and getting my gear on. Luckily my leather jacket was at the shop getting repairs under warranty so I had a waterproof dryrider as a loan. So I go outside and it's raining reasonably heavily and I walk to my bike. I dried off my seat as best I could with some rags I took from work. My ride home is about 20km mostly 60km/h. So I get out of there at about 11:15 instead of 11:05 as I usually do and there is one other car on the road. I keep my distance and ride below the speed limit as I feel I can take my time getting home. Anyway, the ride was reasonably uneventful other than that a taxi decided to stop in the middle of the road to pick up a passenger. Well... the ride was uneventful untill I got off the Story Bridge where I was going the speed limit to keep up with traffic and stay in the safest zone I could around the cars. I turn off after the Story Bridge onto Shaftson avenue where there is one other car (taxi.... a different one.) From there I proceeded past the roadworks up to a set of traffic lights... that was green... then it turned yellow so I decided to obey the law. Stupid idea. I left my braking a little too late and did as the Q-ride course said. Roll off the throttle and squeeze more and more on the brake untill you stop. So I do that and coming up to a set of lights I should have realised that there would be oil in the middle of the road. I locked my front wheel and just lost it at a reasonably slow speed. Less than 20km/h I reckon. Damage to bike - Bent gear lever, Scratched left fairing (it was already scratched so that doesn't bother me) and that's it. Damage to me - Sore ankle from where the bike landed... Thank god I was wearing boots. Stuff to learn - Don't hesitate to make decisions regarding yellow lights, don't ride in the middle of the lane at intersections.... especially traffic lights, get waterproof pants. I'm sitting here now writing this with a sore ankle. That's it thank god. I know it could have been worse so I'm greatful. I'm not gonna tell my mum lol. Sorry about the long post. Thanks, Hugh P.s. Any questions or suggestions just post them here. I want others to learn from my mistake.