So apart from really getting into being on the bike and riding (now nearly 3000km in less than a couple of months!!), I've also taken to maintenance. Taking to maintenance pretty much cause a very-near lowside/highside on Sunday morning. Saturday night I decided to open the front sprocket cover and clean it out. My god, the gunk in there was foul. The previous owner didn't care much for the bike and I decided to really clean her up. WD40, degreaser, an old toothbrush, gloves, spray bottle of water, oil pan and 1.5 hours later she was very clean. Sunday morning rolls around and I get on the bike to head to Palm Beach for a coffee solo. Heading along Mona Road I turn left to go down McCarr's Ck Road (lovely bit of road and know it very well). Turning left off Mona Vale Rd, doing about 30km/h, the ass starts to slide right out. Immediately counter-steer to stop a huge lowside, rear tyre grabs traction again and I avoid the following rodeo highside. I pulled over right away and inspected the tyre. There's a slick around the left 1" edge of the tyre - it's WD-40. F***!!! I called a mate while I re-gathered my composure, and he shadowed me to Bunnings where I stocked up on degreaser. Completely degreased the bike (1.5 cans worth), and rinsed her off. 3 x around and she was pretty dry! I got some Bel-Ray Blu Tac lube as well as I was getting sick of flinging lube. Anyway, just wanted to write that up. How bike maintenance can bring you down pretty easily. I've got it all on video as well (thanks Aldi!). Pretty eventful first recorded ride.