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1943 Harley-Davidson WLC & Sidecar

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Country: USA
Region: GA
Make: Harley-Davidson
City: Savannah
Zip: 31401
Model: WLC
Year: 1943
Mileage: 50000 Miles
Color: Black
Condition: Used
Engine: 750 cc
This is a 1943 Harley Davidson WLC. It comes with the sidecar. I'll save this space with all of the stuff you can find online about the WLC. It was a WW2 military motorcycle built for Canada. Hence the C designation. There is a lot of cool stuff on the WLA and it's almost identical WLC online for you to look at.
This 1943 WLC was converted to civilian dress a long time ago when it arrived somehow in Alaska. The SIDECAR is period correct. With the rationing of steel during the war, Harley turned to Goulding for their manufacturing of sidecars. From the looks of all the mounts and knowing a little about Goulding there is a good chance this sidecar was mated to this bike the day it rolled off of the assembly line and went into service for the Canadian Military.

This Harley is still full of a ton of original equipment and could easily be painted back to olive drab green if what you want is an old war bike. I didn't. What I did want is what I always want. A one kick go anywhere rider. The bike also comes with a lot of hard to find original accessories. Look at that back seat! It is awesome huh. Try and find one now. I also added an original foot operated scrub siren. Do not let the size fool you, it's screaming loud and will really get the neighbors mad if you use it in town. Remember, these were actual sirens used on police bikes and they could be heard for blocks.
All lights and speedometer work! It's truly a one kick wonder. BUT... If you have never owned anything like this please know, it is not at all like buying a fuel injected new motorcycle. You have to kick it. You have to choke it. You have to know how to advance and retard the spark. You'll need to turn on the gas and shut it off afterward too. You will need some basic antique vehicle knowledge. I say this just to be fair. It's cool and it starts on one kick but I do not want to let anyone down if they have no idea how to ride one of these. It is a lot of fun but it does take some getting used to. But you do need to have some basic skills in this area or be willing to learn. Life is short and this is a fun lifestyle.

The bike had a major going over this winter. I like stuff right. Everything down to the seat bushing has been tightened, replaced or greased. The battery is 6 volt and less than one year old. The upholstery is new. It's great if you love the two tone red/black. If not, change it back to black.

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