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1942

XA specs:45.04ci, (738cc), flathead horizontally opposed, 3.125" x 3.125" bore/stroke, 5.7:1 compression, dual Linkert carbs, 23hp @ 4,600 rpm, 4 speed, gear primary and shaft final drives, double downtube, 58.7" wheelbase, 538 lbs, 4.1 gallon fuel, 2 qts oil, 65mph, $870.35. The fork was a longer WLA model, and the fork scabbard carried a Thompson submachine gun.

Harley-Davidson XA Harley-Davidson XA

Other changes for this year are almost nill. Universally, the oil pump and tappet guides were painted white. The W series Army models, lamps were blacked out, and the horn and headlight switched places. The servicar got shocks, and box cover ribs parallel to rear bumper.

Flathead 45ci, 3 speed
#
Price
WL Solo, high compression
142
$350
WLD Special Sport Solo
133
$365
 
Servi-Car, 45ci, 3 speed and reverse
G, tow bar
138
$525
GA, without tow bar
261
$510
 
Specialty models
XA, 45ci flathead
1011
WLA, 45ci (USA army)
13,460
WLC, 45ci (Canadian Army)
9,825
WLS sidecar, 45ci, 4.75:1 compression

Sidecars & Chassis:
· LE - Sidecar single passenger
· LEC - LE chassis
· LS - sidecare for 45ci
· LSC - LS chassis
· LLE - left hand LE
· LLEC- LLE chassis
· LLS - left hand LS
· LLSC- LLS chassis
· M - Side van w/cover
· MO - Side van w/o cover
· MC - M chassis
· MWC- chassis w/57-7/8" tread
· LMC- left hand chassis

Option Groups:
Sport Solo, Deluxe Solo, Utility Solo, Standard Police, Deluxe Servicar, Utility Servicars, Utility for sidecar or package truck, Deluxe sport sidecar. Price ranges from $12 to $60.
Colors for 1942
Brilliant Black Flight Red Police Silver Cruiser Green Skyway Blue
Brilliant Black Flight Red Police Silver Cruiser Green Skyway Blue
 
the 1942 Flathead Register:
TypeTotal
G9
U8
UL4
WL17
WLA355
WLC66
WLD8
WR1
XA12

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