You're straddling a large V-Twin and if you aren't used to riding fairing or windshield equipt bikes you will hear a lot of engine noise. The diagnosis is simple:
-If it ticks all the time you're hearing lifters and possibly injectors. This isn't a problem, even cars do it but you wouldn't notice unless you take a ride on top of the engine.
-If it ticks quietly at start up and goes away when slightly warmed up it's an indication of lifter noise that would warrant an adjustment.
-If it clicks loudly at start up and shakes the bike but goes away when slightly warmed up you could be hearing rod bearings which is bad juju.
-If it ticks quietly at start up and doesn't stop until it's warmed all the way up it's probably exhaust gaskets which could be fixed by tightening the bolts on the head pipe flanges.
Mine has done the first example for over 13000 miles and it hasn't chanced from day one.
Retired USAF, IYAAYAS!
2008 V-Star 1100 Custom Bobber project
2011 Crimson XR with Forged Highway Bars / Hard Bags / Passenger Backrest, Ness parts including Smooth Layback Plate Frame/Mount / Rad 3 Mirror / deep cut grips / drivers floorboards /shifter peg / brake peg / passenger pegs. Witchdoctor black rack, Lloydz filter / timing wheel / VFC III, 7Jurock windshield, Drag Specialties seat.