Dammit dammit dammit. Heres the story. Purchased a new (to her) fzr250 on saturday for my wife. Went to pick it up and the bike is really nice. Little bit of fairing damage but the engine and gearbox are soooo damn tidy its rediculous. The bike has what apear to be almost new tyres on it, however it has been sitting in a shed for two and a half years. I should have had a think about this. So i ride the bike nice and easy all the way home, great brakes, great motor (needed an oil change and filter. Now done), new chain 'n' sprockets. All up tidy bike. I get to my front door and decide its such a nice day that im not done yet. I had planned to just go round the block a couple of times. Got to the first turn which is a downhill off camber slowish roundabout that i was going to turn right at. I check the traffic as im slowing, cars all stopped. Brilliant. Get speed right before the corner, no brake, just on the throttle lightly, turn in, head up looking through the corner when i feel that sort of no-mans land in terms sideways movement. Front just let go, i wasnt really even leaned over..... I checked the road, dry. perfect. I looked at the tyres on the bike and theyre shiny and dry looking. Bugger. So i should have picked this up before i even got on the bike, luckily there is almost no damage to the bike. It has a bit of scratching on the muffler and the engine cover. The front brake lever snapped at the ball end, still useable no worries but needs to be replaced. Me, im ok, a touch sore, but its only muscle soreness. My gear saved some skin for sure. Draggins, oxtar boots, RMgear leather jacket, dri-rider gloves. All showing slight scuffs but no tears. Im perfect, not a bruise, not a scratch. Still kicking myself, i feel a little sheepish riding my bike as well. Im sure ill get over it, but i have been a touch apprehensive to tip it into right handers. Ah well, lesson learned. Your equipment must be right. No exceptions. Tyres are king.