My '49 WLR UBuild

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sunnydog1
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1949 WLR UBuild
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My '49 WLR UBuild

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Post by sunnydog1 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:59 pm

Hi, I'm John, new to the forum, thought I would throw out a couple pics of my ubuild project, sorry to the purists but right now I'm battling the recession so she's not factory! Transplanted tapered shaft sprocket into compensator, 4 speed Flattie!

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Re: My '49 WLR UBuild

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Post by doug_heisel » Thu Nov 05, 2009 5:13 pm

Hi John welcome to the forum these are really great guys here. I'll be the first to say it, Keep the Pictures coming. :D
Thats going to be a great looking bike.

sunnydog1
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Post by sunnydog1 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:51 pm

Thanks Doug, nice to meet ya, I hope to share the joy and sorrow of my old HD's with you folks.

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Re: My '49 WLR UBuild

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Post by john HD » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:11 am

welcome aboard john!

you found the right place to show off your project.

john

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Re: My '49 WLR UBuild

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Post by FlatHeadSix » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:22 am

Wow John, interesting project to say the least. Recession or not it doesn't look like you're cutting any corners on that build, it all looks top notch.

How many teeth on that rear sprocket?, have you calculated the final drive ratio for the whole combination? How close will the final ratio be to a stock WL?

I love the '59 tank badges on the narrow tank, what did the tank come from?

keep the pictures coming!

welcome to the gang

mike

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Re: My '49 WLR UBuild

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Post by preacher » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:58 am

I also ride a flathead.1947 45" .I dont know if I can pic,but mine is also not stock.it is not quite done,but I gota ride
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sunnydog1
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1949 WLR UBuild
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Re: My '49 WLR UBuild

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Post by sunnydog1 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:42 pm

Thanks guys for all the comments.
I'm not sure about the final drive ratios, the sprocket was one I had laying around so I'll mess with it if things aren't working once the bikes in running shape.
The tank is a King Sportster that I found at a swap, I wanted to pay homage to the Brit bikes of the 50's (like my dad's old Ariel 500), so I had it chromed then painted over the front part with a rattle can. It also came in handy to cover some bodywork I had to do on a small dint, pretty hard to chrome bondo, so I filled the dint after chroming, then painted over it.

sunnydog1
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Re: My '49 WLR UBuild

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Post by sunnydog1 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 8:43 pm

BTW preacher that's a cool bike.

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