I'm new to all this stuff -
I just bought a new 2010 GS Adventure, haven't even put 150 miles on it yet.
Went out and plucked all the spokes on both wheels and they all make different notes. They all seem tight and none of them made "dud" sounds and I haven't found any noticeable vibrations running down the road.
Is this a sign of the loose QC you speak of?