Yep, he old ones make noise, just the way it is. My 05 was loud, clunked into gear but going down the highway she just kind of purred along. Don't let it bother you, just enjoy the bike.
Years ago I had a Kawasaki Nomad. I was on a trip and wearing ear plugs. One morning I forgot to put them in and headed down the road. The bike make so much noise I thought it was falling apart.
then I remembered the ear plug thing. It was a great bike, never let me down.
2008 Vision Black gone 2005 TC- Sold
1963 Triumph Bonneville,not sure on color-be awhile
1983 XS 650 Custom Midnight Gold
2007 Ural Patrol Black-Sold
2011 Cross Country White and Silver
2012 Cross Country Red and Silver--Hers
A bunch of other bikes over the years, mostly all good
Life is short, eat dessert first, simple enough.
N/E Georgia and my garage