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42 WLC FLATHEAD Jamesville

Copenhagen-based James Roper-Caldbeck built this 1200 U just picked up a trophy at the Scandinavian Custom Show 2012 for Best Old School. But this one is just as sweet. It’s a little older, being a WW2-era WLC military bike, and James calls it the XXX750 WLC. The ‘C’ means that it was built for the Canadian army, and you’d be right in thinking it’s a close cousin of the US army WLA. The Canadians specified different wheels, brakes and lighting, and apparently the throttle is on the left—but otherwise it’s basically the same bike, with the same 45 cubic inch (740 cc) motor. The bronze detailing on this machine is beautifully observed, from the paintjob to the copper-plated wheels: proof that less is usually more when it comes to vintage bikes.

Built In: DenmarkBike Style: Bobber

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42 WLC Flathead Bike Specifications – Jamesville

Class Styling Bobber
Featured Parts Brass / Copper AccentsKickstartOpen Primary
Frame Harley Davidson Frame
Gastank Custom One Off GastankSplit Gastank
Handlebars / Risers Wide Beach Cruiser Bars
Motor Brand Harley Davidson
Motor Config Flathead
Motor Size (metric) 0750cc
Paint Color(s) BrownBlack
Paint Theme Two-Tone
Seat Solo Sprung
Suspension Front Springer Harley
Suspension Rear Rigid / Hardtail
Wheels Standard 40-80 spokes