seems like i remember bruce palmer telling me they used the 41-46 speedometer on the WLA and WLC bikes later than 47. maybe even till 1950. maybe he meant the whole dash
I should explain the story behind me asking the original question. A couple months back my 81 year old Mother asked me if I wanted all the 8mm family films she had been keeping through out the years. There are boxes and boxes of them. I ran across one from my youth which showed my Uncles giving us kids rides on their cycles. I showed that film to my cousin and she said she had these three photo’s of the bike and wondered what year it may have been. Here is that short movie clip. I’ve had it posted in the practice area here for a while so many of you have already seen it, but it is the same bike as the photo’s. http://s472.photobucket.com/albums/r...tor_cycles.flv
These photo’s where just recently given to me by my cousin, who’s father owned the bike till his death just a few years back. She is that little girl shown in the picture, and the one who submitted the picture to the MoCo archives decades ago. I never knew my Uncle ever owned a Harley because I can only remember him always being an Indian guy.
The sad ending is that the bike mysteriously caught fire in the early sixty’s and got pushed to the back of my Uncles garage, where it sat until the early eighties when someone bought it off my Uncle for $200. My cousin showed me the hand written bill of sale which did not state the year of the bike.
The post '46 WLAs all used the new style '47 and later tanks, so the early dash would not fit. And perhaps it is not a WLC but maybe an early civilian WL with a complete servi-car fork and wheel on it? Without the engine number it is all guesswork as it is obviously a mix of parts.
Rubone Amca #2736
thats really cool having an old video like that of the good ol days just riding the bikes around the yards and on the sidewalk. i wish i had an old video of my grandpa riding my bike around the yard with me perched on the buddy seat.
Yeah, It is pretty cool, but scary as well to see how quickly time passes. I’ve boxes full of 8mm film to go thru over the winter from younger years. I can’t wait to find some footage of me during my hill climbing and moto-cross days.
Kenny Chesney says it all in his tune...."Don't Blink"