STURGIS 2008 KELAN AND KEITH 048
HEY, Q-BALL,,, THE HEAP IS NOW LOCATED AT THE PIONEER AUTO SHOW IN MURDO SOUTH DAKOTA,,, ABOUT 150 CLICKS EAST OF RAPID CITY S.D. MY E-MAIL IS NOW KELAN8718@WAVECABLE.COM. I RODE THE HEAP IN JULY OF 08 TO MURDO,,, IT HAS DONE 3 ROUND TRIPS FROM THE SEATTLE AREA IN 2003,2004 AND 2007... AND THIS YEARS ONE WAY TRIP TO MURDO. JUST WANTED TO KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ON THE JOURNEY,,,MY BOTHER FOLLOWED ME ON MY 08, 105TH 103 CUBE ROAD GLIDE,,, I PURCHASED A BUSHTEC TRAILER WHILE THERE,,, I ALSO MET THE SNAKE,,,DONALD,,, TO ALL WHO KNOW HIM HE IS A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLAR,,, AND A JOY TO MEET. HE REPRESENTS,, AND RODE WITH SONNY, THEY ARE TIGHT,,,,GREAT RUN, GOOD FRIENDS AND GOOD TIMES........ IN THE WIND ,,,, I ALSO HAVE A BRICK IN FRONT OF THE RALLY HEADQUARTERS IN STURGIS,,, THE HEAP IS ONLY ON LOAN TO THE AUTO SHOW THERE FOR NOW.... TO ALL CHECK IT OUT... ... TAKE CARE,,,,R/ KELAN,,,
BUILT IT, RODE IT,THE HEAP...
Glad ya like it. I used to ride and old FLH ,Softtail and most recently a Road king. All were great scoots. I took the King back in 01 and took the heap in 03.
I am a big boy about 300 lb's and the King had a hard time keeping up on the hills.
I am an old shipfitter, rigger painter and am now a crane operator. I am 45 years young. In the past I retrofitted a 1962 Triumph TR-4 Auto with a 302 ford and a nine inch it flew. I always have Ideas about wild shit done right. I had lotsa help for this two year build. Mostly my welder Ken Paschal from Brownsville ,Washington. He is old school and rides and old FLH shovel. My brothers Keith and Karl and a few buds helped along the way specifically Mike Dunn from Bremerton, WA. All these folks helped a lot as well as Westbay auto Parts. My machinist and good friend Nick Taylor from Taylor Drivelines in Port Orchard was also instrumental in this build. Many others helped with respect to hydraulic lines ( Belfair Hose) to the Battery box. All their Ideas and considerations were helpful.
More than one disagreement over a coupla beers but always the journey. I elected to modify this bike because the shaft rotates the same direction as a small block chevy. I paid fifty bucks for the bike. I had old Harley parts sitting around IE The seat. I used and old set of road king handle bars and modified them to the kawi bars.
I slugged the whole frame and bent the tubes at the local muffler shop. I manufactured custom aluminum shims for that aspect. I bought a used 283 out of a 64 chevy PU that was rebuilt. I can go on and on but that about sums it up. If ya have any thing specific then please do not hesitate to ask. I will forward some build pictures also.
When I did this I set the motor in the frame and built a temporary back bone. Oh well the build pictures will depict thanks again. Kelan
(The Heap) Oh yeh I got the name when I first brought the scoot home in a pile and the old lady said it was a Heap.
More to come stay tuned.