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Harley-Davidson WLA History


The WLA is a model of Harley-Davidson motorcycle that was produced to US Army specifications in the years during and around World War II. It was based on an existing civilian model, the WL, and is of the 45 solo type, so called due to its 45 cubic inches (740 cc) engine and single-rider design. The same engine, in a slightly lower state of tune, also powered the three-wheeled Servi-Car (the "G" family), leading to the "solo" distinction. The model number breaks down as follows: Harley-Davidson began producing the WLA in small numbers in 1940, as part of a general military expansion. The later entry of the United States into World War II saw significantly increased production, with over 90,000 being produced during the war (along with spare parts the equivalent of many more). Harley Davidson would also produce a close WLA variant for the Canadian Army called the WLC and would also supply smaller numbers to the UK, South Africa, and other allies, as well as filling orders for different models from the Navy and Marine Corps. Unusually, all the WLAs produced after Pearl Harbor, regardless of the actual year, would be given serial numbers indicating 1942 production.

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There are currently 1152 Harley-Davidson WLA parts for sale right now on eBay; here are 20 examples. see all eBay results

HARLEY DAVIDSON LOT OF MISC SMALL PARTS, KNUCKLEHEAD, PANHEAD, WL, WLA, BIGFLAT
Condition:Used
Country:US
Current bid:$80.00
Time remaining:1 day, 14 hours, 52 minutes, 9 seconds
Harley Davidson Flathead 45 WLA NOS 4 Valve Set
Condition:New
Country:US
Current bid:$34.99
Time remaining:2 days, 20 hours, 37 minutes, 13 seconds
NOS Harley Davidson Shifter Cam Old Part #2243-41 45ci WL,WLA 1941-1946
Condition:New other (see details)
Country:US
Current bid:$25.00
Time remaining:9 hours, 59 minutes, 3 seconds
Harley Davidson WLA Military Data Plate
Condition:New
Country:US
Current bid:$37.50
Time remaining:13 days, 14 hours, 11 minutes, 15 seconds
Harley Parts WLA 6 Volt Horn Delco Remy stamped NEW 45 CI Flathead WWII OD Green
Condition:New
Country:US
Current bid:$239.99
Time remaining:1 day, 19 hours, 17 minutes, 2 seconds
HARLEY DAVIDSON NOS WLA NOS REAR BRAKE PLATE IN THE BOX
Condition:Used
Country:US
Current bid:$450.00
Time remaining:17 days, 16 hours, 13 minutes, 40 seconds
HARLEY DAVIDSON 1941 - 1945 WLA-WLC - Pebble - TAN
Condition:New
Country:US
Current bid:$468.88
Time remaining:28 days, 13 hours, 15 minutes, 2 seconds
HARLEY DAVIDSON WLA WLC REAR FENDER FLIP
Condition:Used
Country:US
Current bid:$125.00
Time remaining:18 days, 9 hours, 48 minutes, 11 seconds
Harley parts WLA Leather scabbard NICE Military WWII 45
Condition:New
Country:US
Current bid:$179.99
Time remaining:1 day, 19 hours, 16 minutes, 54 seconds
Harley parts seatpost pogo VL, WL, WLA, WLC Servicar
Condition:New
Country:US
Current bid:$149.99
Time remaining:1 day, 19 hours, 16 minutes, 4 seconds
harley-davidson wl/wla gear cover
Condition:Used
Country:US
Current bid:$150.00
Time remaining:3 days, 15 hours, 22 minutes, 22 seconds
1943 Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Solo WLA Manual #9-879 208 Pages Illustrated
Condition:New other (see details)
Country:US
Current bid:$35.00
Time remaining:214 hours, 1 minutes, 4 seconds
Harley Davidson Spare Parts Manual 1941-1954 Knucklehead Flathead Panhead UL WLA
Condition:Used
Country:US
Current bid:$35.00
Time remaining:3 days, 17 hours, 58 minutes, 19 seconds
harley davidson flathead 45 74 80 ul ulh servi-car wla wlc wr wrtt oil feed pump
Condition:Used
Country:US
Current bid:$125.00
Time remaining:1 day, 19 hours, 2 minutes, 27 seconds
HARLEY DAVIDSON WL WLA WLC WLD COVER VALVE SPRING UP AND DOWN SETS PERFECT ORIG
Condition:Used
Country:PL
Current bid:$79.99
Time remaining:15 hours, 19 minutes, 7 seconds
35613-41 Harley WLA 45 Transmission Countershaft
Condition:New other (see details)
Country:US
Current bid:$100.00
Time remaining:2 days, 14 hours, 35 minutes, 14 seconds
OEM Harley Davidson Knucklehead Flathead Army Wrench WLA 45 C.I.
Condition:Used
Country:US
Current bid:$16.99
Time remaining:18 hours, 57 minutes, 28 seconds
harley davidson flathead 45 wla wlc military crankcase breather nos original
Condition:Used
Country:US
Current bid:$150.00
Time remaining:1 day, 18 hours, 39 minutes, 41 seconds
HARLEY DAVIDSON WLA, WLC, WL, KNUCKLEHEAD,PANHEAD LOT OF MISC. PARTS
Condition:Used
Country:US
Current bid:$85.00
Time remaining:16 hours, 14 minutes, 31 seconds
Harley Davidson WL WLA RL 45 Flathead Jiffy Side Stand Kickstand 50002-32
Condition:New other (see details)
Country:US
Current bid:$79.99
Time remaining:29 days, 18 hours, 38 minutes, 53 seconds


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