1943 WLA Harley Restomod Bobber
Thank God There's Harleys... So, let's show them!
Pete from the U.K. sent us these photos of his custom 1943 Harley WLA Flathead Bobber.
Pete: "Here is my UK based 1943 Flathead Bobber. 16" on the back and 21" on the front. She rides well, built lovingly over a long period by a friend John. Much is still original but the Venom tyres and discs front and back makes it ideal for UK roads. The front fender was a shorty, but English weather gave way to the old trailer fender. Still no hand clutch, and a low sprung seat...."
Harley Flathead Restomod Bobber
Pete's 1943 Flathead Harley WLA Vintage Custom Bobber first had a bobbed front fender, but since motorcycles are for riding, and since UK riding means RAIN, Pete - for his own safety and comfort - had to make a concession and installed a slender front fender. We shall forgive him... ;o)
The application of later technology like disc brakes - again for safety - to a 1943 motorcycle make her a "Restomod Bobber".
For more background on Custom Bobbers and Restomod Bobbers, check out the Bobber World Lexicon of Bobbers and Choppers
1943 Harley Restomod Bobber
Pete's WLA is certainly not a Bare Bones Hardcore Bobber. Extras like the light package, slender front fender and disc brakes make her a Custom Bobber.
1943 WLA Flathead Engine
Harley Davidson WLA Liberators were built fro the US Army during the periods 1940-1945 and 1949-1952. The low compression 45 cubic inch WLA military Flathead engine was designed for durability rather than performance.
End of a Bobber...
Now, who wouldn't like to take this vintage black beauty for a ride over the old English country roads?