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WLA, WLC, Harley
The Beauty and the Beast
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WLA, WLC, Harley
The Beauty and the Beast

A Swedish Harley WLA had arrived at Venema Antiques as a by-catch of a transaction. The local experience with waking up old American engines was limited in Drempt.

Fortunately, Albert Venema came in contact with Ernie Wijnstekers, geography teacher and for decades the rider of another Harley who had bought his father in 1961 for the full 110 guilders.


The Swede received a liter of single grade oil, the points were filed, the pre-ignition was set. With the choke on the second click, the nostalgic white-red WLA got its first kick after more than ten years.

And he caught on.

First a good smoking, then settling nicely on a neat no-load. The oil tank started to overflow because the oil supply that had accumulated in the crankcase returned to circulation. The Liberator made his first meters on Dutch soil, still a little difficult to disconnect and switch

All in all a quiet afternoon of 'work' with an excellent result for three or four people

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