I also have a 2012 GW and you pretty much described how mine sounds. Ride the heck out of it and enjoy!Hello!.... I have a 2012 White Goldwing with approx. 1,800 miles on it.. I wantto be sure the sounds it makes are normal to most wings... A little whine until I get into 5th gear and a little "Clunk / or Clank when changing gears, especially between 1st and 2nd or from 2nd back to 1st.. Nothing really alarming, but would be willing to change oil if necessary to be a little quieter. But, as I said, it may be just the same as most all wings... Just trying to be careful with my investment.. Any thoughts??.............RIDE SAFE!!