Got a 07 with only 4700 miles. Have something I believe on the left side front of the engine making what sounds like a valve ticking. It's louder when the bike is cold. The strange thing, seems to only make it when the bike is moving. I can't hear it when I rev it cold or hot. Any ideas? I owned a few VFR's, this is my first 919... Save the "left handed monkey wrench" comments for the kids... Thanks
I believe it is the fuel injectors. I hear the exact same thing, used to drive me insane. It's not too bad initially on start up, worst about a minute in, and slowly gets better as the bike heats up. If you drag the clutch hard with the brakes held at a stop, it gets very loud. I'm pretty sure everyone has that sound, and nobody has had a problem.