I'm in a bit of a quandry. I have a 76 r90 that I bought thinking this would be the bike I could crisscross America on while making yearly reliability and comfort improvements. Sort of like the Breakfast 101 story in the current ON-I love that story!
After a 1700 mile trip last summer, it became obvious that future trips will not be happening until/unless I am able to resolve the bike's handling issues pertaining to grooved roads. I can't be calling every state's DOT and ask whether my planned route has grooved roads on it. I know the various techniques for riding on such surfaces, but I'm telling you it is downright frightening and I grew up riding dirt bikes in snow, gravel, etc, so I'm hardly a novice when it comes to handling bikes on various terrains.
What don't want to do is sink a bunch of money into the bike only to find to find the issue is only slightly improved. I know there are fork braces, swing arm braces, suspension changes and tire changes available, but am real reluctant to go down that road without hearing from others that such expenses are well worthwhile.
If I didn't have this problem, I'd be looking to get a custom seat and some different handlebars this year.
Right now I'm running year-old Michelins and the front tire has a groove right down the middle.. I'd be willing to sacrifice that tire for another if others can attest to such a move and recommend a specific tire.
Should I just accept the bike for what it is and get something else or there reasonable changes that could make a world of difference.