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Old 07-23-2012, 01:49 AM
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I have a 2005 Fat Boy. I am starting to get the Fat Spoke buzz. I have been looking at wheels but have no idea what size axle the Fat Boy has. Can some one please verify that a '05 Fat Boy has either 3/4 or 1 inch axle bearings.
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The manual say's 3/4 axle. Are you going spoke wheels mate ? Mags would look cool on a fat boy yeah ?
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Thanks guys. If, and its just an if, I swap wheels it will be for the fat spoke, radial laced wheels. One of the things I like about Fat Boys is the bomber style wheels, but I really like white walls and fat spokes. That being said, I need to know my options before I make decisions.

Part two of my question is, will ANY 3/4 axle wheel fit? I remember reading something about bearing changes in 2000-up bikes. But maybe thats not the case with the 2000-2005 Fat boys. Please advise
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they went to a 150 tire in the rear in 2003. I think the 150 rim has a bit more offset in it. the earlier rims had a 130 on it
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Thanks, wils5150.

I just got off the phone with Jireh, and they said their King Spoke wheels will not fit my bike. When I asked about the 3/4 axle thing, he just said nope, won't fit. He did say, he "suspects they will" be making the King Spokes for the 2000-up Harley's, but he does not know when. So since I don't particularly like DNA due to past product issues, and Ride Wright is a little bit too proud of there wheels in the pricing department, I will have to hold off for a while. Its funny, I simply want Wide White Walls and think without a spoke wheel, the WWW will look goofy on the Fat Boy. So, for now I keep plowing ahead with chrome upgrades and do wheels last.
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King spoke wheels only fit up to 99 bikes meaning they have the timken bearings in them. 00 and up have sealed bearings. 00-06 have 3/4" axles. 07 and up softails all have 25mm sealed bearings with the exception of the cross bones which has 3/4" bearings.
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Thanks Hogpro, nice to hear from a site sponsor. That certainly sounds like the answer I didn't want. Oh well, I can either give the white walls a shot with the bomber wheels, or just spend the money else where. Thanks again.
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