1946 Harley UL Flathead Bobber
Thank God There's Harleys... So, let's show them!
Steve Barber of the 74 Shop from Saugerties, New York, United States sent us these photos of his great looking 1946 Harley UL Flathead Period Modified Bobber motorcycle.
Steve: "The bike won a period modified award at the AMCA national meet in Eustis, FL on March 1st 2009 and again at the AMCA meet in Jefferson, PA in October 2009."
Steve: "This is not a repop Bobber. This is an original 1946 UL that was restored as a period modified Bobber."
"This bike is made of nearly all original and correct 1946 HD parts and is very close to being a stock bike. Just add stock fenders and change the front wheel to a 16" one and you've got a restored 46UL that is very correct."
Steve: "The motor, tranny, wheels, everything is freshly rebuilt. The frame is the original 46-47 bullneck frame with the offset springer."
This 1946 Harley UL was restored to near original condition. Therefore this is not a retro Bobber, this is the real thing! It's a stock 1946 UL turned into a Bobber, with the front fender removed and the stock hinged rear fender and the original 16" front wheel replaced.
1946 Harley UL Flathead Period Modified Bobber.
1948 Harley UL Flathead Engine
Steve: "The motor is 80 inches and provides a ton of torque. It is all genuine HD parts with a Linkert M51 carb and high compression aluminum heads. The exhaust is a custom hand made job. There is very little repop parts on the bike."
The clutch is activated by the classic Rocker Pedal.
Here's a better look at the Rocker Pedal mechanism. And the rest of the 1946 HD UL engine.
1946 Harley Flathead Tank
This type of tank logo was HD's first metal tank emblem. Introduced in 1940 it lasted until 1946, the year of Steve's UL.
It should be noted that due to the war effort, not so many Harley Flatheads left the factory wearing this tank emblem. Most were Liberators.
Flathead Bobber Exhaust
Custom made dual exhausts with Fishtails.
Now That's a Bobber!
Actually, this Harley Flathead Bobber is currently for sale.
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And you are always welcome to call Steve at 845-389-7197 or email:" The74Shop at hotmail dot com "
The 74 Shop
26 Pine Grove School Rd.
Saugerties, NY 12477