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Old 10th August 2012, 15:25   #1
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So finally I got my hands on a 1942 HARLEY DAVIDSON WLA 750cc V Twin. I would just let the pictures do the talking - For all my friends who are in love with HDs - Treat your self!
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Congrats damasthebiker. Great buy. With the new Yamuna Express, I am sure you will have a blast.

What is the history of the vehicle? Guess it was stored well.

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one word - AWESOME!! Heartiest congratulations! request you to share the history of this Hog. Looking forward to more pictures and riding experience.Whats the next plan? cosmetic restoration to its original form?

Please keep this thread updated. I am glued!
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OMG what a bike.
Congrats on the buy. Its a beauty to own,
I was wondering what a HOG thread is doing in classic section unless i opened the thread and was pleasantly surprised.
May be worth more than a couple of millons now.
Looks to be in original condition and was stored carefully all these years.
Do share some picture the way you first time saw it.
Do you have the original key as well.

Congrats again.
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Wow!! Now thats a beauty. She looks really great. She runs as good as she looks?
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You bought it in India?
Wondering how come it survived all these years.
Everything is original?
And how much you paid for it?
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Isn't this from Agra or Ajmer not sure its was a while back. In the show room of some bike dealer.

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So finally I got my hands on a 1942 HARLEY DAVIDSON WLA 750cc V Twin. I would just let the pictures do the talking - For all my friends who are in love with HDs - Treat your self!
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The bike looks awesome. Thats one of the most well stored HDs in India.
Kindly share the details of the restoration. And the bike certainly deserves a proper photo shoot.
Congratulations for the beast.
Drive safe.
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This is a crazy bike man!! Must an amazing experience driving such a classic bike! These 40's and 50's HD's have a charm that the new ones don't have. Please give a more detailed post about procuring it/ restoring it and experience of riding it etc etc? I love watching the process of bike ownership and riding!

Are you gonna do any more work on it?

And congrats on your awesome buy! Wish you many many happy miles on it!!
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wow! this must be one of its kind in India and is surely a keeper. please keep this thread updated with what and how you are going to restore the machine.

btw, what is the jaguar logo type thing on the front mudguard?
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Wow that's the killer bike you have. Congratulations on your buy. My jaw just dropped, how come its been stored so well all these years.
I hope you will restore it soon. We will wait for your plans and history of the bike and the story of finding this beauty.

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Wow what a fabulous bike ! Congrats

Do please upload a video of the bike idling, would love to hear the engine's sound
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Wow, that is like striking gold! Looks like the Harley has seen several iterations over the years, it would do it a power of good to restore it back to the form HD intended.
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Wow ! what a great find. Its like finding a Rolls or Bentley for a four wheeler enthusiast! Very interesting, as the bike is totally intact and complete.
All the best in its restoration.
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