"I always wanted to build a war bike, but not just a 1945 Harley Davidson, I wanted one that would mean something. The last three years I have been collecting parts for a project that I have been dreaming of building since I retired from the Army. I wanted a true Department Of Defense WLA Harley Davidson, built with true WW2 WLA bike parts. It's been a challenge to get these hard to find parts. There are many cheap Chinese knock off parts out there but what's the point, I don't want to build a bike, I wanted to build a piece of history. The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association wanted to build this bike and I wanted to be the lead person on this bike. I donated all the parts that I have collected over the last three years. All WW2 bike parts that I collected were going to be installed on a museum piece war bike. The amount of research that has been done to build this bike equals the equivalent of a degree in hours spent in the development of this project. The countless hours glued to the computer or the cellphone searching for the right parts and not just any parts I wanted NOS (New Old Stock) Parts for WLA bike and WW2 WLA bike parts. I have been lucky that I have communicated with so many people from all over the world to help me get this project off the ground."
The Bike will be an evolving process as we progress towards the Nationals. Stay tuned for more pictures.