Harley Davidson 1938 38WL 750 cc 2 cyl zk



Harley-Davidson 1938  model  WLA  750 cc side valve V-twin  frame# 8005 engine#42WLC 16161


The company introduced the side valve concept for the V-twins for the 1929 model year when the 45 ci model D was introduced. 
A year later the F head big twin was replaced by the side valve 74 ci  model V. 
During the thirties the 1200 cc models were generally better sold than the 750 cc machines: the latter did better in the export markets. 
To give some idea of the popularity of the various HD types in 1938: the 750 cc models found  less than 1,500 buyers, the  OHV  model some 2,500 and of  the 1200cc  and 1300 cc  “ U” models  some 3,500 machines were produced.  
Some new features for the 1938 model WL were: oil and generator indicator warning lights in the tank-mounted dash, improvements in the clutch controls  and big-twin style clutch pedal and footboards. 
This machine is an older restoration.