I know the where-abouts of a WLA project chop that's for sale. What is a rebuilt WLA motor and trans worth with a frame? Not sure of the exact year unfortunately.
satanherself said:Worth is always about "if someone wants it" and to a military restorer it's worth more.$800 is a good price.Though you'll have teh "the farme is 1500" motor 1500
etc,,it's really about what you can afford
Oops missed the rebuilt,,make it 1500
satanherself said:lol,everyones livin in a dream world and got to much $$ to spend
$1,331 from 45 Parts Depot, who I think everyone else is buying them from. My WLD mutt, now a rolling basket, has a Triumph spool rear wheel, Yamaha R5 front drum, converted tractor Wico mag, and will eventually sport a set of narrowed fatbobs (to look like WR tanks). I've considered a 45 Parts Depot frame for when I have the money to buy one. My original is pretty hacked up - bent and deraked.fouraceswes said:I ordered a repop frame They are $1800 retail or $2100 retail from V-Twin (I'll keep wholesale a secret, but it ain't much lower).
fouraceswes said:I paid $1500 for a new G motor with hot came, magneto and generator. I sold it to a customer made no money (don't ask me why)
I got offered today a runner rebuilt WLA motor for $1700
I ordered a repop frame They are $1800 retail or $2100 retail from V-Twin (I'll keep wholesale a secret, but it ain't much lower).
So a cherry frame is worth in the neighborhood of $1500 to a restorer or someone who wants a cherry frame.
A rebuilt motor can be had for $1500, but who rebuilt it etc, is always a valid question.
Problem with a runner or a roller project is that darned SPRINGER that everyone thinks is gold and diamonds. New repop springer about $900 to $1100 depending on chrome. And if everything is junk, then you might as well open u the catalogue and start with the wheels.
And use a Triumph pre-unit transmission, not that crappy 3 speed.
Or you're living in the armpit of the country and are out of touch with reality.satanherself said:lol,everyones livin in a dream world and got to much $$ to spend
Victory Library puts out a pretty good little book on this mod. They've got several good flathead books too.fouraceswes said:$1330 is the Euro price. Multiply that by about $1.25 or 1.30 depending on the day and you get about $1700 to $1800. Still a good prce for a VERY nice repop of a difficult frame to make.
Thanks Scoot, glad people are seeing them.
I never thought of the Triumph rear weel too, hmmmmm Iam doing a 45 with brit tranny next year fora customer, must think about trump rear wheel.