Any good WL/WLA/G Projects going on

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Re: Any good WL/WLA/G Projects going on

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Post by flatheadDave » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:35 am

The final result of this 1939 G I rebuilt with hot race cams, M51 Linkert and a Joe Hunt Magneto :D
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Re: Any good WL/WLA/G Projects going on

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:44 am

A real parts bin special that!! :mrgreen:

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Re: Any good WL/WLA/G Projects going on

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Post by flatheadDave » Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:52 am

RUBONE wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:44 am
A real parts bin special that!! :mrgreen:
You have no idea! Or maybe you do... hahaha.

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Re: Any good WL/WLA/G Projects going on

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Post by nanonevol » Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:06 pm

I love it! Bikes like yours are out of my price range though and really should be built, not bought anyway.
So I bought a modified '60 Servi Car to get my foot in the flathead door. Hasn't arrived.
I see this is a "G". I'd love to hear how it came about.

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Re: Any good WL/WLA/G Projects going on

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Post by friday » Sat Mar 07, 2020 8:43 pm

sweet bike

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Re: Any good WL/WLA/G Projects going on

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Post by flatheadDave » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:59 pm

nanonevol wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 4:06 pm
I love it! Bikes like yours are out of my price range though and really should be built, not bought anyway.
So I bought a modified '60 Servi Car to get my foot in the flathead door. Hasn't arrived.
I see this is a "G". I'd love to hear how it came about.
This is what it looked like when I bought it from a guy for $2,000 last summer 2018, it was his friend's that died, and hadn't been run in at least 20 years.. The Vin was all messed up, so I found a set of 1939 cases with a title on ebay for $850. I sold the chrome front end and the invaders for $900.. I found a real springer on ebay for $1,200. And mostly everything else was from the Socal swap meet. I have a friend that balanced the bottom end for $75, I bought all new bearings, new rods and crank pin. Heres a picture of "before". Like Robbie said... its a parts bin. :mrgreen: The most expensive parts were the hot race cams new $550, The mag $350, the M51 $350 all through ebay. The rear Kelsey rim I got for $50. And the front rim was only $175 at the swap meet. 45's are reasonable to build money wise. I've built a couple. I love these little twins -
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Re: Any good WL/WLA/G Projects going on

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:12 am

That is one of the great things about all these older H-Ds, the parts interchangeability. Here is one I built about 34 years ago from what I had laying around or could trade for or buy cheap.

Unknown year 3 bolt frame, '48 cases, 3 bolt trans, '63-'65 Servi-Car tanks, RL forks, Brit rim laced to WL front hub, Sportster 18 laced to star hub, Italian made seat, Bates western bars, Bates headlight, Hydra-Glide risers, 12V electrics with 65A genny and Superglide battery box and Bosch regulator mounted on the generator, homemade tailpipe made form cut up K- model pipe, chainguard made of aluminum angle, Jap horn, '65 up brake lever, cutdown factory fender, tombstone (a real one back then, they weren't worth anything!), spray bomb paint.
The bike is still around, and the same guy I sold it to still is riding it.

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Re: Any good WL/WLA/G Projects going on

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:20 am

I have some 45 parts available if someone is building a project bike. '42 WLA lower end complete from a running bike, transmission from same, control parts, a front wheel, probably a bit more. I will take pics and post in the classifieds. I also have a rare set of 52WLA cases. Last year military and last year 45 solo.

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