Originally Posted by luckygrownup
Yeah, that was my post. I think this the first time I tried to counter-steer a bike on cold or new tires. It was pretty stupid. But, in three years of commuting in all weather, and about 5-6 sets of road tires, I have had one violent fish tail on a R1150 RTP. I think I mistakenly attributed that cause to oil or a white line. But, now I think it was just cold tires.
So, I am still learning...
White lines can be slick, as can manhole covers ect, oil will come up from the road during rain decreasing your traction, it is also why you should not ride in the center of a lane right after a rain.
It could also have been the cold tires, good for you to think about what happened and hopefully prevent it in the future :)