So my 00 VFR800 is making a ticking sound when i back off the throttle and let the engine slow the bike down, or down shifting to slow down, ticking is coming from the mid or front of the bike, and only happens when slowing down above 60kms, and i cant seem to get it to do it if it's in 1st gear. If I add throttle back it stops the ticking, and so long as ether it has throttle or the clutch is disengaged there is no ticking, and no ticking at idle/parked.
I did a compression test and oil change like 2 weeks ago with very little riding since, and pressure was dead even across the cylinders. 48000kms. spark plugs were perfect. When stored for the winter, fired it up every couple weeks, and fluids were winterized.
Any ideas what it would going on? valves? clutch? gears?
Thank you for any help.