I've been lurking around the forum for a few months now. I'm currently on my P's. I have been commuting from Bossley Park to Chatswood for work, and this morning i had my first motorbike accident. I was turning onto the M4 onramp from Burnett St in Merrylands. As Sydneysiders may know, it was raining this morning. I turned in at a very low speed, 15-20km/h, and as i did the bike just gave way underneath me and i got to watch it slowly slide away from me whilst i lay on the road. Picked it up, got away with slight damage to the clutch case and exhaust. I rode to work the rest of the way with a noticable drop in confidence in regards to riding in the wet. I am not sure what happened - it may have been the white lane markings on the road which were slippery and i may have crossed them while letting go of the throttle (mistake i know), which even at this low speed may have been enough for the front tyre (which is an arrowmax a.k.a. arrowstax) to let go. I feel very disillusioned at the moment. It looks like the road has dried up, and i'll be leaving work in a couple hours. I don't want to put the blame on the tyre - i want to try and improve my skills so that even if i am riding on a tyre that is known for it's poor wet weather performance, i should be able to do so safely.