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1943 Harley-Davidson WLC

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Seller Username jmillette61
Sale by dealer or Private party? Private Party
Reserve? Yes
Make Harley-Davidson
Model Harley-Davidson Motorcycles
Year 1943
Mileage (kms) 87-miles shown. True mileage unknown
Vin Number 43WLC65363
Motor 45ci Flathead V-Twin
Transmission 3-speed automatic
Exterior Color Red/white
Interior Color Brown leather
Seller reported accidents No
Any Liens? No
Sold for $16,138 to lpetit

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Description

This 1943 Harley Davidson WLC, resplendent in red and white paint with a distinguished brown leather seat, has undergone a restoration, including a rebuilt three-speed transmission and clutch. The tank and fenders have been restored as well, featuring a later model ignition switch, odometer, and front fender. With brand new wheels and tires, all lights in perfect working order, and a smooth start, this motorcycle is a testament to both beauty and performance. 

 

Notable elements encompass a black leather solo saddle with a skirted design, an engine guard, drum brakes, a springer fork, valanced fenders, a distinctive tombstone taillight, a streamlined two-into-one exhaust system, a stylish fishtail muffler, and a convenient side stand. The oil maintenance was performed in 2022. This WLC is currently available with an active and normal Manitoba registration.
 

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Crafted in the spirit of the WWII era, this 1943 motorcycle captures the essence of its time. The vibrant red and white color scheme adds a touch of flair, complemented by the rich brown leather seat. Owned by the seller for around a decade and driven sparingly, this motorcycle was acquired to enhance a Harley-centric garage adorned with various Harley-Davidson collectibles. 

 

Purchased from a fellow Harley enthusiast who shared the same passion, this bike underwent mechanical restoration at PD Restoration service in London, Ontario. The transmission, wheels, and clutch were restored to a like-new condition, ensuring reliability and an authentic riding experience.
 

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Although the seller notes that motor exhibits some leakage, a characteristic common for bikes of this era, it's within acceptable limits. The seller includes a complete service manual for the new owner. The seller notes that the paint is near-new condition without any rock chips, scratches, or dents. The only known modifications are the front fender and speedometer, sourced from an early 50's motorcycle and acquired as-is. 

 

For US bidders, this WLC is directly importable without modification as it is EPA & DOT exempt being greater than 25 years old. For more information on transport/import please visit our Transport/Import page here.

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The seller notes that no mechanical issues are present at the moment. The 45 cubic inch side-valve flathead V-twin, originally boasting 24 horsepower, is equipped with a Linkert M88 carburetor, a sleek chrome air cleaner cover, a kick starter, and a stylish two-into-one exhaust system finished in satin black. This exhaust system features a satin black fishtail muffler for added flair. The oil underwent a change in 2022, ensuring optimal engine performance. Power is transmitted to the rear wheel through a manually operated three-speed transmission with a foot clutch, complemented by a drive chain featuring a protective black guard.

 

 

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High bidder: lpetit
Total bids: 11