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1942 Flathead Oldschool Bobber

Frank from Ottsville, PA, United States of America made available these photos of this great looking 1942 Harley Flathead Oldschool Bobber motorcycle. Frank built this WLA bobber bike around 2004 and has done about 1000 miles since then.

Photo of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Oldschool Bobber Motorcycle.

Photo of 1942 Flathead Harley Davidson WLA oldschool bobber bike with 45 cubic inch HD flathead engine.

Harley Flathead Bobber Specs

Frank provided the following info on his Flathead oldschool bobber build:

• Rebuilt 45 cubic inch / 750cc Flathead engine;

• Chromed springer front end;

• Engine and 3 speed transmission are original to this frame;

• Frame Was Never Bent Or Repaired;

• Tranny was rebuilt with new clutch plates;

• New chain, sprockets, brakes, wheels and tires;

• 21" Avon up front;

• 16" Avon on the rear;

• Frame is blue with a silver gray tank and fenders;

• The Harley gas tank is not original to this bike;

• Correct period magneto;

• Original tool box now houses the battery;

• No ignition key;

1942 Harley Flathead Engine and Tranny


Photo of 45 cubic inch Harley Flathead engine. Rebuilt 45ci / 750cc Flathead engine and Tranny. Bathroom style petcock!

Photo of 1942 Harley engine.

Photo of 1942 Flathead Harley Davidson WLA engine. These Harley flathead engines have the carburator breathing to the left of the V-Twin engine.

Photo of suicide clutch and gear shift on 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Bobber. Oldschool left hand suicide clutch and gear shift.

Flathead Bobber Springer Front End


Photo of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Oldschool Bobber Motorcycle with Springer front fork.

Photo of springer front fork on 1942 Flathead Harley Davidson WLA Oldschool Bobber motorbike.

Photo of front drum brake on 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Oldschool Bobber Motorcycle. Drum brakes were standard in 1942...   Real Oldschool!

Harley Flathead Bobber Rear End


Photo of 1942 Harley Davidson WLA Hardtail frame. 1942 Harley Davidson WLA Hardtail frame. The original toolbox now houses the battery.

Photo of rigid frame of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Oldschool Bobber Motorcycle.

Photo of 1942 Flathead Harley Davidson WLA oldschool bobber bike with 45 cubic inch HD flathead engine.

Photo of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Oldschool Bobber Motorcycle.

Photo of 1942 Flathead Harley Davidson WLA oldschool bobber bike with 45 cubic inch HD flathead engine.

Actually, this 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Oldschool Bobber bike is currently for sale.

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Any questions, feel free to call Frank at 215-858-0563.

(July 2009)

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