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Old 12-01-2012, 06:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fat Boy wheels on FXR

Hey guys anybody know of any problems putting fat boy wheels on a 86 FXRS? I also want to covert to chain drive any thoughts out there?
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The rear should just be a matter of matching bearings and spacers. I don't know if that wide reont tire would fit the narrow front end.

Converting to chain is not for everyone. You'll get a lot of crap, especially here. I prefer a chain but there are many benefits to belt drive. You should be able to piece together the parts or just buy a kit. You can save a few bucks doing some research and buying the parts separately but if you've got more money than time...

http://www.zippersperformance.com/al...-kits-fxr.html

When it comes down to it, it's your bike. Do what you want with it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey guys anybody know of any problems putting fat boy wheels on a 86 FXRS? I also want to covert to chain drive any thoughts out there?
Buy a FatBoy.

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:04 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I looked at this one before I found my 94, to each their own...first word that came to mind was "abortion"

http://www.wildfirehd.com/pre_owned_...R0&veh=2869044

still there, and still for sale btw

If you really want to pull it off you'll need either a FL front end, or a wide glide kit, really doubt you could stuff a fatty in the narrow glide.

As for the back end, factory solid disc wheels were available that are essentially the same as the fat boy wheels...just a whole lot thinner. If you really want to go fat, I'd have to say it would be a matter of spacers and a softail pulley & belt, but since you're going chain shouldn't be much of an issue.

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:32 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Have had a 'Fatboy' disc wheel (powdercoated - wet black) on the back of my '92 for many years. The rear is a straight swap for your cast spoke wheel.

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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True, but a poor excuse.

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Old 12-02-2012, 08:47 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I looked at this one before I found my 94, to each their own...first word that came to mind was "abortion"

http://www.wildfirehd.com/pre_owned_...R0&veh=2869044

still there, and still for sale btw

If you really want to pull it off you'll need either a FL front end, or a wide glide kit, really doubt you could stuff a fatty in the narrow glide.

As for the back end, factory solid disc wheels were available that are essentially the same as the fat boy wheels...just a whole lot thinner. If you really want to go fat, I'd have to say it would be a matter of spacers and a softail pulley & belt, but since you're going chain shouldn't be much of an issue.

good luck
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Got my answer thanks to the helpers ! Trolls keep on Trolling
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Old 12-02-2012, 10:26 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Just a note: The '91 Softtail Custom, Fatboy, and the FXLR all share the same rear 16" disc wheel .... p/n 41008-87A
Mine is powdercoated 'wet black' with the rim polished.
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I hope you aren't thin-skinned.

Here's a question for ya... Are you named after the Three Musketeers character? If so, have admin add an 'R' to your name.

And here's a serious comment... I have no experience with this, but have read that the disc wheels catch a lot of wind; that they're very much susceptible to crosswinds. FWIW

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I hope you aren't thin-skinned.

Here's a question for ya... Are you named after the Three Musketeers character? If so, have admin add an 'R' to your name.

And here's a serious comment... I have no experience with this, but have read that the disc wheels catch a lot of wind; that they're very much susceptible to crosswinds. FWIW

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Old 12-02-2012, 02:14 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The missing "R" as a typo and for some reason I cant change it
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