Janice Reynolds - 1957 XLA

Janice and friends have the vendor spot next to me at Oley. For years, I've seen her bike and thought
“Ho, hum, another WLA”. It wasn't until this year (2014) that I noticed this particular WLA has overhead valves!
Harley-Davidson's book The Legend Begins shows that 418 XLAs were produced during 1957, and it is reported that a dozen or so were produced for the Army each year through the early 1960's.
I asked Janice to pose with her “one of a few”.