Attempting to kick start a Harley 1942 WLA Flathead bobber.
Hasn\’t been registered or run since last rego in 1998.
Old over 10 year old 6v battery needed some water and somehow managed to hold a charge.
Drained old petrol out of tank and filled with new fuel.
Removed bowl bolt from carb and purged carb with fresh fuel.
Filled up the oil tank and purged oil line (loosed oil line into oil pump to remove air) removed plugs and cleaned and sprayed some wd40 down the bores before kicking over.
Placed hand over carb and gave three prime kicks, turned ignition on and gave her a few kicks and away she went.
Unbelievable! Idles nice and smooth, like it was run yesterday.
Big V-twins F-head, also known as JD, pocket valve and IOE (intake over exhaust), 1914–1929 (1,000 cc), and 1922–1929 (1,200 cc) Flathead, 1930–1948 (1,200 cc) and 1935–1941 (1,300 cc). Knucklehead, 1936–1947 61 cubic inch (1,000 cc), and 1941–1947 74 cubic inch (1,200 cc) Panhead, 1948–1965 61 cubic inch (1,000 cc), and 1948–1965, 74 cubic inch (1,200 cc) Shovelhead, 1966–1984, 74 cubic inch (1,200 cc) and 80 cubic inch (1,345 cc) since late 1978 Evolution (a.k.a.
\Evo\ and \Blockhead\), 1984–2000, 80 cubic inch (1,340 cc) Twin Cam 88 (a.k.a.
\Fathead\) 1999–2006, 88 cubic inch (1,450 cc) Twin Cam 88B (counter balanced version of the Twin Cam 88) 2000–2006, 88 cubic inch (1,450 cc) Twin Cam 95, since 2000, 95 cubic inch (1,550 cc) (engines for early C.V.O.
models) Twin Cam 96, since 2007, Only the Street Bob and Super Glide Dyna Models still use the 96.
96 cubic inch (1,584 cc) Twin Cam 103, 2003–2006, 2009, 103 cubic inch (1,690 cc) (engines for C.V.O.
models), Standard on 2011 Touring models such as the Road King Classic and Road Glide Ultra and optional on other Touring Models like the Road Glide Custom and Street Glide.
Standard on most 2012 models excluding Sportsters and 2 Dynas (Street Bob and Super Glide) Twin Cam 110, since 2007, 110 cubic inch (1,802 cc) (engines for C.V.O.
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