My husband's 04 vl800 has a problem. back in Oct as he rode to work, the bike lost power then developed a ticking noise, yes, like the loud, angry sewing machine. So he parked it for the winter.Fast forward to the last weekends of Feb and first of March. Cool, read the forums, find out how to do the lifter adjustment. We, yes, we do the lifter adjustment perfectly, we're golden, right? change the oil, change the brake pads, new speed sensor, wash the bike. Prime it, crank it, and there's a loud tick low in the engine. I think it was always there myself since the bike acted up that day. But all my husband heard was the lifter tick. Bike has 48k on the odo. Both of us are at a loss about what to look at now, either way, the bike has to go to the shop, it's beyond our ability to tear into the engine beyond the lifter adjustment, both in tools and time. However I'd like thoughts about what might be wrong before I call a shop and get it towed in. I'm hoping we aren't in need of a new engine, but I'm afraid that will be the case.