LONG, LEAN & LOVELY
Long and lean, that’s the way we like ‘em.
So when we came across Jeremy Kavan’s hand-built chopper—a long, lean, street prowler, we knew right away we had the right decoration to put this already sweet bike over the top…the lovely Shay.
Shay is long and lean herself, and wasted no time acquainting herself with Jeremy’s scooter.
This bike is the result of a labor of love…or boredom. It started out as a gas tank. Jeremy hadn’t built one before, and decided to get after it. After fixing all the leaks and eventually creating a great little fuel tank, he decided it needed a bike to go on, so the project progressed.
“Once I got into it, I knew I wanted to do something that you don’t see everyday,” he explained. “I’m sure someone out there has done something like this, but I’ve never seen it. I just got tired of seeing and building the same kind of bikes all the time.”
Aside from the gas tank, the frame is the most unique element of this one-of-a-kind machine. It’s a Lifeline frame cut up to fit Jeremy’s vision. He kept the bottom half of the frame and tossed the rest. He turned into a single down tube and bent the backbone for the distinctive look. The whole thing was done with $40 pipe bender, hacksaw, belt sander, hand drill, torch and tig welder.
All the remaining essentials were collected and cobbled together, nearly every part being somehow altered or hand made to fit its place.
Jeremy clearly knew what he was doing, as his creation won best of show at the Denver Easyriders Show a few years ago. This scooter doesn’t just go show off at shows, though. It’s ridden just about every day—that’s what it was built for.
It also works well as a place for Shat to sit and show her stuff. As she settled onto the seat it occurred to us that we had a pair of long lean lovelies in front of us. We decided to just hang out and enjoy the view for a while. We suggest you do the same.
Long and lean…just the way we like ‘em.