went for a ride this arvo just to get some wet weather experience. i had to go somewhere, i thought i would take advantage of the rain, and get 1.5-2hrs in. funny thing was, this was my 5th ride ever, and just as i was on my way home, coming through Millgrove Vic, it decided to hail. i thought "just take it real REAL easy, it will be fine". After the down pour, and a huge amount of noise later, it stopped. What I failed to realise, was that the hail had moved from west to the east, and had totally coated the road where i was going with hail, which started to melt, and reform as ice. i was doing 25 kms, when i pulled over without braking, and slowed right down. As I pulled off the road, doing about 7 kms, I thought i would check how much braking resistance I actually had. I slightly applied a little pressure to the rear, and it immediately locked, and the ABS was kicking in like crazy. Just goes to show how dangerous it was, I don't think i could have stopped with braking at all with out losing the front end. It is probably not that scary for seasoned riders, but on my L's, ninja 650 RL ABS, 5 days old, I was packin it!!