I got my L plates a little over a month ago. NSW system. I just purchased a second hand ninja 300 250kms away. Its pouring down right now, and tomorrow when I intend to go home it's reasonably likely to be raining too. I'm already intending to spend at least 15-45 minutes riding around the block and getting used to thebike, but the rain is kind of a worry. One, I only have Kevlar jeans for my lower half. That's gonna suck. My upper half should be pretty good. Two, I totally lack experience in the dry and above third gear. The majority of the trip home is highway, which should be okay once I get going, buy still, it will be the first time I'm doing 80-90kmh without a cage. Trip is queenbeyan to Wagga Wagga. I can probably ask the guy to hold the bike til later in the week pretty easily but I'd prefer not to if its safe enough. Tips/recommendations?