From:john yushkevich
Subject:RE: RE: RE: RE: New 29 on the page Date:Tue Nov 12 07:00:46 2013
Response to:4913
Thanks Tom,
Food for thought. I actually should know this as I am a refrigeration mechanic and we run into this all the time. everything on refrigeration is piped in copper.
Is usually not an issue if you are not connecting that copper between two parts vibrating at different frequencies. Can be eliminated by putting a loop in the line. I will keep an eye on them.
Awesome machine John, well done. One word of caution, I used copper oil lines on my Deluxe. Worked well for about 15 years, no problems. Several months ago, I was out ridding and happend to be looking at my oil gage. Usually going down the road, it's between 15 - 18 lbs. It was bounching between 5 lbs and 0. I thought that's not right and hit the kill button and the clutch. My main feed line had snapped off right at the farrel! Luckily, I was looking at the gage as it happend. No damage was done and I have logged a couple hundred miles since - but when I talked to folks about it. They all seemed to say, copper work hardens and then becomes brittle and well brake just like mine did. I had no idea, I replaced all with steel lines. It was news to me, so I thought I would pass it on. Keep an eye on that gage! good luck with your beautiful machines, Tom.

Thanks Martin,
It's been 15 years, on and off, in the making.
Feels good to be done.
Now I'm bord!!


To everyone out there,
Thanks to Dave's help, we have pictures of my recently completed 29KJ on the exchange.
Check them out and tell me what you think.
I also want to take this opprotunity to thank everyone who helped me out to get to this point (thanks Rob!!).
It's my first KJ! It's a blast!

You're KJ looks fantastic, John.
I love the fit and finish, and the attention to detail.
I'm sure you're one proud Papa after undergoing such a painstaking restoration.
Congratulations on your achievement!