Willy's 1949 Harley WL Bobber Details
We thank Willy from Carson City, Nevada, United States for sending us more photos of his great classic 1949 Harley WL Flathead Bobber. On this third page of Willy's WL we present you some nice pictures showing details of the WL Flathead engine, and how Willy mounted the apehanger without using dogbones.
Willy's Apes Without Dogbones
Willy: "I have two shots here in particular that the viewers might be interested in... the close-ups of the adapter plate I designed for the risers and apes. The details are as follows:
- I tapped the rear fork tubes with a 3/4-16 tap, in which prior drilling wasn't needed.
- I purchased a couple 3/4-16 grade 5 bolts, center-drilled them full-length with a 1/2 drill, and welded a 1/2-20 stud into them.
- I then cut a plate from 3/8 thick 4130 steel, centered it and drilled holes for studs and centered and drilled at 3 inches for the risers and, well, there ya go!
I figured anyone that was planning on adding apes without using dogbones would be interested in this method."
Harley WL Flathead Engine Details
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