My bike is very loud to me, will a leak down test let me know if i have a cracked retainer?
Thanks man im not having any power lost but i can hear a ticking noise new motor about 200 miles on it. did you do springs or just retainers?Probably not.
My bike did not sound any different when it had 7 broken retainers than it did after i replaced them with kibblewhite titanium retainers except the ticking noise went away
all retainers was fine before the work.Do you by chance know if the retainers were good before you did the pistons and tranny?
The only real way to check them is to pull the head off and inspect them unfortunately. My bike showed no signs that there was anything wrong, although i had 7 valves that were close to dropping.