New 2019 650 ticking
So I bought my first streetbike about a month ago (grew up riding dirt bikes), a brand new 2019 Ninja 650 ABS. I put the first mile on it myself. It's been a great bike so far.
I've been riding it a lot, already have 1500 miles on it. I had the dealer do the first oil change at 530 miles, everything seemed normal. They did the inspection and stuff at that point too.
However I noticed in the past several hundred miles that the engine has developed a ticking sound that seems to be RPM dependent. It is more audible when the engine is under load than when you are free-revving it in neutral. The closest thing I can equate it to is the sound a hydraulic lifter on a car makes when its collapsed (can't hold oil pressure). I know the valves on these bikes use solid lifters/tappets so I know it can't be a collapsed lifter. It's loud enough that I can notice it with ear plugs in and my helmet on under 50 mph.
I've heard that the automatic cam chain tensioners on street bikes can be a bit finicky, which is odd to me since its such a simple part. But could that be the issue? I honestly can't think of anything else other than a defective or failed cam chain tensioner on a bike that is less than a month old with only 1500 miles on it. Oil level is fine.
What do you guys think?