Mine has the click sound in front. I first thought it sounded like a cable hitting something. Like you I have checked everything and nothing is loose. Valves fine just adjusted them and the noise was there before.
Thanks Jerry (wanderingbear) for that feedback. I am a new VTX owner and wasn't sure if I was supposed to hear that constant clicking noise that changes with engine speed. I checked oil and was starting to question if a valve adjustment was needed. Its not major, you can just barely hear it whenever I wear a full face helmet--wind masks it with a half helmet
I was wondering the same thing about the "clicking". But after everything ive read here, it sounds like I shouldn't worry. Its definately in the engine, and is sometimes variable in terms of when I hear it. Im banking that it is normal.
No change when I pump the brake - just the ordinary pad to rotor sound. Charlie D, I think it is the metal rod in the fender. I have an R and its more of a buzzing sound coming straight from the front end - only when I descelerate. However, I do need to jack it up and check everything. Great posts all.