Custom Harley-Davidson WLA

The main reason I feature this bike is because you rarely see a full custom Harley WLA, and even less one BMX theme inspired. This one was born in 1942 and was rebuilt by a you shop located in Bern, Switzerland, always ranked among the world’s top ten cities for the best quality of life, and where all population speaks both German and French and seems now to embrace the vintage Harley culture.

The bike called D’MX kept its original 750 Flathead engine (heads are cut and re-shaped) using a DelOrto carburetor, is hand shifted via a 3-speed Servi Car transmission, kept its factory frame without any stretch or rake modification and 1942 Springer front end. Front brake has been forgotten on purpose, rear brake being original but with a modified drum. The WLA now runs on a pair of size 21″ 1989 Harley wheels dressed with BMW tires. Notice the very interesting hand hammered gas tank and the oil tank concealing a 6 Volts battery. Handlebars and pegs are original BMX modified parts. Builder Danny Schneider wants to be excused for keeping stock pipes, but as he states, it’s because he rides this bike and these Fucxxxg Swiss laws. Hard Nine Choppers. (photography HRF)

20 Responses to “Custom Harley-Davidson WLA”

  1. 1 Darin Maltsberger- Instructor@MTI Jun 14th, 2010 at 8:02 am

    Really cool bike. Attention to detail is spectacular.

  2. 2 danny Jun 14th, 2010 at 8:43 am

    heyy thanx for havin my bike on ur blog!!!! u rock and ur blog does it too!!! cheerz out of bern danny

  3. 3 Eric Maurer Jun 14th, 2010 at 10:46 am

    love it…. very nicely done.

  4. 4 Larry R Jun 14th, 2010 at 11:14 am

    Very nice bike. Danny, you did a great job.

  5. 5 Vintage Bobber's / Lumpy Jun 14th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    This Is Truely A Work Of Art Sweet Job An Thank’s For Keeping Kool Bikes Kool Lumpy

  6. 6 live2rideaglide Jun 14th, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Hey guys. Neat bike. very unusual. What are they drinking over there in Sweden and Switzerland. Some way cool builds coming from them. The chopper/bobber style is universal and international.
    This bike is so unique , not like anything Ive seen in awhile. Keep up the good work. Switz-a-glide.

  7. 7 Sam Jun 14th, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Outstanding work by my man danny. Wow! Keep doin your thing!

  8. 8 jatinder pal Jun 15th, 2010 at 2:28 am

    Bad to the bone bike, the color is cool.

    Very nice bike.

  9. 9 Custom Motorcycles Jun 15th, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Another example of how bike builders are going back to building from stock Harleys and moving away from these kit bike builds, Bravo!

  10. 10 Pablo Jun 15th, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Outstanding creativity. Beautiful bike!

  11. 11 nicker Jun 15th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Very reminiscent of a Grass-tracker.

  12. 12 maroco Jun 16th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Interesting bike, difrent look, BMX style.

  13. 13 joe momma Jun 17th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    ….that would pass for an ice racer…..almost speedway style…..good chit maynard……

  14. 14 Scozz Jun 28th, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    That has to be the worst use of a 45 ever. The builder should be ashamed of himself.

  15. 15 danny Aug 19th, 2010 at 5:09 am

    its a 42!!!

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