Hi guys, thought I'd post this so as to save the next person copious amounts of anguish. O.K. I ordered the bobtail rear fender kit from my dealer to go on my '02 FXD. $300 !!!!! Yikes! Got it together, put the new strut covers on, rewired, etc and custom painted the whole bike. Problem is that when I went to put the seat back on it came up about an inch and a half short!
The dealer was clueless since the fender kit is for the application. I called around and nobody else could figure it out either. Well I called Harley last night and the dude I talked to knew about the problem. He told me that 2 weeks ago the engineering team discovered the goofup. The deal is, the fender is exactly the same one used on the Wide Glide---difference in seat length! Oops. They are going to add an extended mounting tab to the kit from now on. They gave me the part number of the new seat tab and I ordered it today. It's ten dollars and they are gonna charge me for it! Damn, I can't win. I bought a used Wide Glide seat for it so I probably won't need it now. The bright side is that the bike looks awesome now with the fender, paint job, chrome crap and the six inch risers with drag bars. Sure don't look like the Superglide I brought home in November! Anyway, if you are having the same problem, there's the answer.