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

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RUBONE wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:54 am
Nice score. What are your plans? And I want the tanks and rear fender off the blue one.... :mrgreen:
Im going to get it started, or try, this weekend. I am torn between keeping it like this, or getting a replacement fender and adding a head light....

I kinda like the funkiness of it. I won't be "repainting or restoring" but maybe pull the engine, check it, put it back in and start it.



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

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flatheadDave wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:05 pm
RUBONE wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:54 am
Nice score. What are your plans? And I want the tanks and rear fender off the blue one.... :mrgreen:
Im going to get it started, or try, this weekend. I am torn between keeping it like this, or getting a replacement fender and adding a head light....

I kinda like the funkiness of it. I won't be "repainting or restoring" but maybe pull the engine, check it, put it back in and start it.
I like it like that as well. Reminds me of my first 45, I was 15 years old and paid 50 bucks for it with a blown gearbox. I bought a rebuilt box from the dealer for $25 that someone had left and never picked up and I was good to go.
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Re: Any good WL/WLA/G Projects going on

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RUBONE wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:22 pm
flatheadDave wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 10:05 pm
RUBONE wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 1:54 am
Nice score. What are your plans? And I want the tanks and rear fender off the blue one.... :mrgreen:
Im going to get it started, or try, this weekend. I am torn between keeping it like this, or getting a replacement fender and adding a head light....

I kinda like the funkiness of it. I won't be "repainting or restoring" but maybe pull the engine, check it, put it back in and start it.
I like it like that as well. Reminds me of my first 45, I was 15 years old and paid 50 bucks for it with a blown gearbox. I bought a rebuilt box from the dealer for $25 that someone had left and never picked up and I was good to go.
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$50 bucks! Those were the days! I have heard similar stories of flatheads being at outlet supply stores in the 80's for $100 each.

damn, Rubone - you have some awesome pictures in your image shack!

Thanks for keeping this site going.

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

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Never had my 45 running. Sold it and took that money and bought a 61" Panhead, with foot shift and was doing just fine until the tranny got stolen while it was out of the bike.... I don't remember what happened then to that Panny....
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Re: Any good WL/WLA/G Projects going on

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Got the gearbox in my 45 now. As it’s a 2-bolt unit, it needs something doing about the chain line. Found this Matchless back wheel in the workshop, and it seems to fit straight in with a little work on the spacers..
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