Thanks for the message and that was exactly what I did to cure the problem. There was a good build up of crud in there between the contacts and now its good to go. Same thing happened to the headlight/starter switch and I had to give it a good cleaning and now its good to go!
I will keep this in mind. Perhaps my pressure wasn't correct on my tire and it was wearing far too much. I've heard the Metzeler's are really good from several people here in town AND on the forum here, but I may give the Dunlop's a second shot for simplicity and money's sake, as I found a set of 404's online for 103.99 and free shipping.