Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Oakland, CA 94602
its the tires, not the bike
my EX250 disliked road grooves, when I changed from tires with longitudinal tread grooves to tires with slanted tread pattern the problem went away, as much as it ever will
my DL650 is pretty darned good on grooves and metal grates - but you can always feel it. Keep a light touch on the bars.
Current Bike: 2007 ABS Wee, rebuilt forks with Cogent DDC, Elka rear shock, tapered roller steering stem bearings, fork brace, Admore top box lights, LED side-only turn indicator lights, Powerlet outlet, frame sliders, Givi windscreen, Givi top box.
Prior Bikes: 2003 EX250, 2007 DL650 (non-ABS)