A WLA bobber was the original bobber motorcycle that started the entire chopper trend, starting in the 1940's.
A WLA motorcycle is a Harley Davidson military bike that was used extensively in World War II. The military guys who came back from the war got their hands on this motorcycle and stripped it down to make it it faster and cooler looking. And since this made the bikes faster and more nimble it set a trend for other bike owners to follow.
Motorcycles are being bobbed and chopped in backyards and professional shops world wide.
The WLA bobber is perhaps the most historic of all motorcycles of this genre because it was the first to be bobbed setting the chopper trend as we see it now.
This two cylinder, V type, air cooled engine of L head design operates on the 4 stroke, 4 cycle principle. Flywheel and connecting rod assebmlies operate on roller bearings. Engin is fitted with low espansion aluminum alloy, cam-ground, horizontally slotted pistons and the deep finned aluminum cylinder heads. As viewed from left side of vehicle (drive chain side), rotation of engine is counterclockwise.
Russel Lowe built this bobber between 2007-2012, and it maintains many original parts.
This very nicely restored and customized WLA bobber by the seller dkrar1 on eBay. This motorcycle sports a 45 cubic inch engine, three speed. It retains many of the parts from the original Harley Davidson WLA military bike, like the engine, tranny, chassis, and springer front end.
This WLA bobber is a themed bike built by Hard Nine Choppers. The theme is a bmx bike theme, and they named it DMX.
Looking at this bike you wouldn't even notice that it's a WLA, and that's why I am showing it here.
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