Thanks for the info! Makes sense but I didn't think about the break-in period for the tires first. I guess what I meant by sticky was the rubber itself seemed a lot more pliable than what was on the old ones. I wasn't going too fast, speed limit was 55 and I tended to slow way down for a lot of the curves. Most of the roads here in SE OH can get pretty twisty and an unfamiliarity tends to lead to some panic over blind hills followed by sharp turns at higher speeds. How long/ many miles would you say it generally takes to break in the tires?
Like I said before, new to all of this so I have very little experience riding/ riding in the rain under my belt. Only around 500ish miles in the mostly dry. I try to put in an hour doing swerves, u-turns, low speed maneuvers, emergency stops ( only up to about 30-35ish mph for now), some trail braking, etc. every time I head out. Almost got a knee down doing circles in a lot the other day, well... at least dragged a peg for two microseconds. we I'd like to think that being a bit older than most novice riders left me a bit conservative on the throttle. I've also never been on the bike on that road and once it switched from a steady rain to a mist I couldn't see much. A true learning experience ?. On a side note I found out that my jacket isn't completely water proof!
Hopefully get the front spooned on later today, swap my bleeder screw on the front caliper and purge any air in the line. Krusty, I'll let you know how the tires hold up and at higher speeds once I get them broken in. Yesterday I only got up to about 60-65 on the straights.