Thank you for the explanation. I am surprised mainly that the reported degree of dysfunction can occur in only 10k miles. Is this limited to specific generations of Goldwing? And what do you do to fix this?Honda uses a high/low dog design, and sometimes a shift is made into a low-dog. A "low-dog shift" has little dog contact to carry the forces needed to stay in gear. One of 4 things can occur. It can stay in gear, the 2/3 slider can slip-out just enough to hiccups, or burp, into a high-dog and continue on, it can slip out and into a false neutral, it can slip-out with such force that the 2/3 slider moves into a 4th gear shift. In either case, dog wear starts to occur making the next time it is road a little more likely to do the same.