Clutch starter parts are quiet when running and sitting, meaning not engaged. Starter would semi-catch, or spin the starter motor up not catching at all. Starts right up, don't need to look there.
Valve tick is a tight valve lash. Kind of look at it like this:
Say the lash calls for .002". If using the go-no go system, an .003" won't fit. When I say I set mine loose, I have zero drag on my feeler blades. If it calls for .002, then I'm loose, so my blades return back in there cage, as if brand new.
Because I'm setting it more like .0029999987. If you're dragging that feeler, it's not at .002, it's more like .0019999956. You think it's loose, but you just took up the slack the oil rides in the rocker shaft. That kind of squeeze under .002, is push the oil out somewhere.
So a loose gap, can't slide a .003, that's going to quiet things down some, if not peace of mind knowing you're not burning out a valve procrastinating adding more miles.
NOLTT (no one listens to turtle)