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1942 Harley WLA Flathead Bobber

Thank God There's Harleys...   So, let's show them!

Axel from Borchen, Germany sent us these photos of his fantastic 1942 WLA Harley Flathead Bobber motorcycle which has been restored and rebuilt in the true oldschool bobber dirt racing tradition.

Axel: "I just found your site on the web and thought that this would be the right place to show some pictures of my 1942 WLA Bobber. She's a 1942 build 45cu WLA. The bike has a custom oil-tank, the electric system has been converted to 12 volts, and she's got primary belt drive."

Photo of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Oldschool Bobber Motorcycle by Axel. 1942 WLA Harley Flathead Bobber

Picture of 1942 WLA Flathead Oldschool Harley Bobber motorbike by Axel. We all thank Axel for showing his Harley to us!

Image of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Bobber Oldschool Motorcycle by Axel.

Photograph of 1942 WLA Flathead Harley Oldschool Bobber motorbike by Axel.

1942 Harley WLA Flathead Engine

Photo of 1942 WLA Harley Flathead Engine. Here's some detail pictures of the Harley Davidson WLA 45 cubic inch Flathead engine. The A in WLA stands for Army, making it a Liberator This is a low compression engine designed to last in military conditions.

Picture of 1942 Harley Davidson WLA Flathead Engine.

Image of 1942 Harley Flathead WLA Engine by Axel. Note the saddle suspension bar running forward to connect to the frame through a hinge about half way up the tank halves. This construction provides optimum comfort and protection for your back on a hardtail bike like this.

1942 Harley WLA Gas Tank and Oil Tank

Photograph of 1942 WLA Flathead Harley Oldschool Bobber motorbike by Axel. The nice curves of the gas tank are accentuated by the hot rod flames. The pin-up girl gives a nice oldschool touch to the scene!

Photo of 1942 Harley WLA Flathead Oldschool Bobber Motorcycle by Axel. Note how this cylindrical oil tank is actually quite square!

1942 Harley WLA Springer Fork

Picture of Original Springer Fork of 1942 WLA Flathead Harley Davidson Liberator motorcycle by Axel. Axel: "The Springerfork is original, the front wheel is a 16" and the rear wheel is a 15"."

Image of Original Springer Fork of 1942 Harley Davidson WLA Flathead Liberator motorcycle by Axel.


(October 2009)

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