Hey guys, so today, I got into an accident with a driver and the cops say she doesn’t have a license or insurance. My insurance company says that my uninsured motorist coverage only covers my medical bills and I do not have collision.
What happened was I was travelling down the street at 45-50 mph and the other driver made a left from the opposing lane of traffic one foot in front of me and I didn’t have time or the space to slow down or swerve to avoid it.
I’m sure that I likely have to sue them in small claims court to recover the damages to my motorcycle, which was a Yamaha R3 and I was wondering if I could get some insight as to how this is done and the process of doing it.
So I have an R1 and a Ninja 650. I was goign to sell Ninja 650 but then started to think about how little I ride if I take out rainy days (I live in canada so total riding time in a year is 6-7 months anyway).
I was thinking of turning the 650 into a rain day bike. I am not talking about a tropical type rain but just a regular boring rain.
I am looking for whatever anyone can share with me as far as their riding experiences go in rain, advices and general tips.
Do I need special tires for rain? The tires on 650 have water tracks so in my understanding they should be enough.
What can you tell me about traction? I am doing a short highway trip and some city roads to get to work. Do I avoid puddles completely? How deep is too deep as far going into a puddle, I think on a highway we won't get anything above half an inch?
And lastly helmet visibility, how can I improve it? Rain X on the visor?