My XR now has over 24K miles. I have learned to ignore some of the noises. To me personally I do not like hearing the torque compensator when the rpms are low, just one of the noises that bug me. The front brake disc make noise once in awhile, now I just do not pay attention, at first I thought what the hell is that noise. Overall very good bikes I believe. Not trying to nickpick,sorry I also felt my Triumph made some weird noises, been wrenching toooooooooo long.
Buckeye, Arizona(USA) 2011 Victory Cross Roads, Black police bag guards, black engine guards, black handle bars, Triumph Tiger mirrors, Triumph hand grips, set speedo/tach back 5" , adjustable timing wheel, Lloyzz Fuel Programmer III & air filter. Modified exhaust, made stock into 2 into 1. MRA windshield, Rotated front fender forward,relocated ignition switch, Bad Ace Fuel Tank Risers, Fat front tire.