At odds end with the ticking noise
I have read all the posts I can find about the cam chain tensioner problem with the 04 zx-10r. I have tried the back up thing turned the bike crank backwards manually. Pushed on the tensioner withe a screwdriver. Did the back out the two holder bolts here it click once and tighten it trick. I checked to see if I had a sticky valve by taking the cams out and pushing down on all the valves. Checked all the valve retainers to see if any of the are broken and checked all the valve clearance to see if they were out of spec and they were all in. I replaced the tensioner with a new one to see if that was the culprit. My only other thought is to change the cam chain itself and the guides. The bike is a 2004 zx-10r with a little over 5000 miles. the noise was not super loud but just annoying until I started messing with the tensioner. I did do the stethoscope thing all over the engine and the noise was loudest near the tensioner. Does any one have any other ideas about what the noise could be. The thing runs great idols fine has plenty of power nothing to suggest it would have a bad valve although is sounds like the whole engine is ready to explode with all the ticking noise you can hear it well over the engine and far away from the bike. Dropping throttle you can kind of hear the chain doing something. Any suggestions would be great I don't want to sink every penny I have into this thing taking guesses.