Sorry you feel like you being judged but I stand by what I said. Tires are probably the number one component of a motorcycle that is crucial to your safety. I’m sure if you were not confident in one of an airplanes components, you wouldn’t hop on it and fly...? How confident are you in them to perform an emergency stop? An evasive maneuver? In inclimate weather? My point is, if you can’t trust your tires or if they don’t live up you your expectations, get rid of them. I’ve ridden with a few riders who learned the hard way that their tires weren’t up to snuff and some even stopped riding because they couldn’t get over the fear that their tires weren’t going to hold up, even after they replaced them. Like I said in an earlier post, I’ve taken off tires because I lost confidence in them or they weren’t up to my expectations, rather than riding on them I just replaced them earlier than I would have if I ran them through their lifespan, either way they would have to be replaced sooner or later, I chose sooner and was much happier with that choice. To each their own but complaining about them doesn’t change how well they’ll work. If you want a new set, ride over to Anaheim and I’ll put on a set of Bridgestone T31s for you, they seem to be liked by quite a few here on the forum and are good match to the VFR. Not my first choice but if someone was giving them to me I’d take them. Sorry, offer is only good in person.