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Sprint with ticking noise "not motor"

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I own a 02 sprint with just about 43,000 miles on it. For a little history I just had the chain and sprockets replaced about 800 miles ago. When I took the bike in for service I noted that it was making a tick tick tack noise when slowing only “had been making sound since purchase 40,000 miles". I was able to isolate this away from the motor by cutting the engine and placing in neutral with clutch while moving. Anyway once I got my bike back from the shop it still made the noise and when I asked they reassured me that chain noise was common on single sided swing arm bikes. Well be it with god’s humor I was out on an errand last night around 1AM and the chain broke. After a nice 1.5-2 mile push home I waited to call the shop. They told me they would let me know what they would make a decision on Monday when the mechanic that did the work is in. Any thoughts on the noise or what I should do?
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Had a similar noise last year on my CD250 Honda which I use for day to day transport to work and back. The bike was 18 years old and probably still on the original chain (20,000 miles when purchased 6 years ago, now 37,000 ). Although regularly cleaned & lubed, the chain adjusters ran out of adjustment a few weeks ago, being the cheapskate that I am, I removed a couple of links, next week I heard the same noise on the way home from work, a mile later, the chain came off the sprocket, turns out one of the side plates had broken, fortunately, I was able to get the chain back on the sprockets and ride the remaining 7 miles home at a very sedate pace.

Chances are the "mechanic" who replaced your chain and sprocket didn't rivet the soft link properly, or correctly install the circlip if that's what they used
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