Actually, 99-2002 had forged cranks with timken left side bearings. They are holding up far better than some of the new ones. Seems like the crank issues came up when they went to 96 ci in 07.
You guys are sadly mistaken. The later cranks do have more runout issues, but the early ones are the ones which most frequently have rod & crankpin failure. For the Twin Cam, Harley eliminated the hardened rod races they always used before, and heat-treated the rod itself. That's why if you look at the big end of a TC rod, you'll see it's blue. Apparently they're doing a better job with the heat-treating on the later cranks, but I used to have a box full of early TC rods & pins that were shot, mostly out of dressers..Ya crank problems started post 02 bikes when the tolerances were changed. It's why lots of post 02 bikes coulnt run gear drive cams. The crank run out was too bad.