Mention Duane Boatright's name in mixed company near his Alabama home and outlaw bikers, sodomy victims and farm animals will cower in fear. As Wizard-at-Arms for the infamous Haints MC, this karate master and motorcycle enthusiast makes the magic happen every time he dances with drunk chicks at biker bars. His chariot of desire is a mystical machine with a pedigree as legendary as the life of its owner. Grab your magic wand and join sensei Duane on a journey of mayhem and misadventure. This is Duane's story. Or maybe it isn't.
The year was 2009, the year of blog. In a little shop called Garage Company Customs in Pelham, Alabama, a few Haints worked for a man named Larry Pierce. While discussing the art of male docking, in walked a local man who had a chopper built in the '70s. He was interested in selling it, and with little to no chopper scene in Alabama, he had come to the right place. One of the Haints saw a business opportunity and bought the chopper. He got it running and named it The Weed Steed.
While I was falling in love with the long bike, the Haint that purchased the Steed needed money for another bike. Since I had no money, I could only offer a bag full of HJs. The Haint was not interested, so the bike went to the highest bidder: a random critter from the South. Years went by as I searched the Southern states for the Weed Steed. One day I received a call from a friend confirming the Steed was in Mississippi. Since the owner probably liked meth more than motorcycles, I offered the critter some money and a few OTC suppositories. He accepted my offer, so now it was back to 'Bama with the butchered bike. With the help of the Haints and other good friends the motor was rebuilt, parts were made, and paint was sprayed. My name is Duane Boatright, and I am now the proud owner of a girl’s bike. Thanks to Rick’s Cycle Parts, Dill’s Paint Works, Faith Skate Supply, PeanutButterFarts.com, Nick Resty and Spencer.
Frame: Gooseneck Sugarbear frame
Motor year, make and model: 1968 Harley XLCH
Front Wheel: 21" x 3" with mini spool hub
Rear wheel: 16” x 5” with mechanical drum
Fork: Unknown origin, 16 inches over
Custom parts: Top triple tree, handlebars, exhaust, and feather tied on the back
Previous owner: Nick Resty and some old people
Famous last words: Too fast to live, too young for a prostate exam
Links of destiny:
Garage Company Customs
The Haints blog
Rick's Cycle Parts
Peanut Butter Farts