Hey all, just thought I should share my recent spill. Happened on kings way right after the hungry jacks heading towards the city. Was travelling along in light rain in the second most right lane sitting at around 60. Someone in the lane to the left decided they quickly needed to throw a U-turn and they cut across to my lane in front of me and hit the brakes hard. I started to brake hard as well and at this time I was coming up to an intersection with a massive arrow painted in the middle of it. As soon as I hit the paint the bike was on the ground and 2 seconds later so was I. It wasn't "I'm crashing, what can i do" more like "oh shit i just crashed". Quickly looked behind me as I was on a busy road hoping no cars were still coming at 60km/h. Got up and was in a fair amount of shock, 2 guys came over to lift the bike and move it to the side of the road. Offered to call an ambo or drive me to the hospital but wasn't in to much pain so just called a taxi home. Sorted the bike out later that night and got it home. Not too bad on the damage side fairings all scratched up, exhaust dinted and scratched, missing indicator and the usual scrapes on footpeg, brake lever, bar ends, mirror. Off getting fixed by streetmaster at the moment who has been awesome since the night of the crash was on the phone to him. So yes that means no insurance. Lessons learnt - I knew that white paint would be slippery but did not think it would just throw my bike down. Also instead of just braking hard I could have looked for another exit point i.e quick head check and lane change though it was busy (around 5:45pm in the city). Also looking for some advice, could have applying majority back brake in this situation been better? I know the back wheel would have slid and kicked out a bit. But using mostly front brake in this situation didn't seem to fly to well. Open to all other criticism not that I need your permission I'm sure !