The other day i took the my 2006 r1200gs up the street and back. Bike did just fine. I have 14000 miles on it. i didn't wear a helmet just for going to the end of the block and back. but i noticed a little rattling sound when i was turning around. With the helmet on i don't hear anything. With the clutch out and in neutral it makes rattling sound but when i pull the lever in the noise goes away and sounds fine. I don't notice any issues out riding or shifting. But I'd rather deal with this while I'm in the garage than out somewhere hrs away from home or any dealer. Bike just had its 6000 mile service by the dealer and 12000 mile service is due at 18K.