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1942 Harley WLD Flathead Bobber

Dave from Holland, Michigan, United States made available these photos of his 1942 Harley WLD Flathead Bobber which has a rare 1942 WLD motor in a 1948 chassis. She's got matching belly numbers. This is Dave's daily ride, she's able to maintain 80mph on the highway, and starts on 2nd kick no mater what.

Dave: "This bike was built from scratch 6 years ago and has 3100 miles since built. All bolts are radiused and chromed, powdercoated 18" wheels in 1928 model A cream, dual exhaust pipes , distributor is locked in advance. Bates type of mirror, ride control, steering damper.

6v Harley battery, Cycle Ray fog lens. All bearings-cables-linkages-wiring-updated coil-brackets were all new when bike was built 6 years ago, speedometer works as well as the generator light."

Photo of 1942 WLD Harley Bobber with 45 cubic inch Flathead engine. This bike turns heads everywhere and has taken 1st place trophys riding to events


Photo of 1942 Harley WLD Flathead Bobber with 1200cc side valve Flathead engine.


Photo of 1942 WLD Harley Davidson Bobber with 45 cubic inch Flathead engine.


Photo of 1942 Harley WLD Flathead Bobber with 1200cc side valve Flathead engine.


Photo of 1942 WLD Harley Davidson Bobber with 45 cubic inch Flathead engine.

Dave: "Motor has balance spec sheet, cams are ground to wr kh specs, 1/4 oversized valves from the already large wld specs, these are real 120 39 120 391 cylinders with no chips. Belt primary, mikuni carb, 3 speed jockey shift with frictions in clutch pedal. Barnett clutch."


Photo of 1942 Harley WLD Flathead Bobber with 1200cc side valve Flathead engine.


Photo of 1942 WLD Harley Davidson Bobber with 45 cubic inch Flathead engine.


Photo of 1942 Harley WLD Flathead Bobber with 1200cc side valve Flathead engine.


Photo of 1942 WLD Harley Davidson Bobber with 45 cubic inch Flathead engine.


Photo of 1942 WLD Harley Davidson Bobber with 45 cubic inch Flathead engine.


Photo of 1942 Harley WLD Flathead Bobber with 1200cc side valve Flathead engine.


Photo of 1942 WLD Harley Davidson Bobber with 45 cubic inch Flathead engine.


Photo of 1942 Harley WLD Flathead Bobber with 1200cc side valve Flathead engine. That tailight is a retired Peterbuilt chicken light.


(November 2008)


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