It is a 1" axle it will fit, you will need a new fender or you can go fenderless and just install a brace as far as spacers go. order a spacer kit and play around with it untill you have it centered, (im not sure of the hub width on the fatboy) bearings-you can go to any indy or hd dealer and pick up the bearings as you will probably need someone to remove and re-press the bearings into the wheel. If you know how to do it just order from ebay i think 12 dollars for a set. oh and by the way you will a new internal spacer if you are changing the axle size of the wheel. Just make sure the axle size you are using is the same one that came from your stock set up or you will need to change the fork sliders.
YES................. BUT ............... I am trying to make sure BEFORE buying the wheel on eBay ............ unable to measure them .................. hence, the V-twin forum .............. thanksIf it is a sealed bearing, then yes they are the same outside diameter. or if you want to make sure them measure it. just do a search for harley wheel bearings
I will look just to make sure and I will get you some part numbers, but if memory serves me correctly the 2000-2007 softail (duece) included has a 3/4 bearing in the rear and a 1" in the front when I get the Info I will pm you and hopefully provide you with some linksYES................. BUT ............... I am trying to make sure BEFORE buying the wheel on eBay ............ unable to measure them .................. hence, the V-twin forum .............. thanks
Just to explain a bit, I do have a DEUCE rear wheel, 17" x 4.5" on the way as I have broken spokes back there, hence, my thinking to change the front wheel to a similar style also.
No rush to get er done, I can either go with the Fatboy 16" x 3" (2000-2006) or 17" x 3.5" (2007+) just trying to get the facts straight first and maybe find someone that has done this project, no hits yet, but hoping
I have the rear wheel switch over under control here, it is easy, both are 3/4" axle / bearings --------->Guys here is a link to the bearings, Im still researching the axle sizes for the deuce and will post it as soon as im sure. The link contains an email for the shop so maybe you can ask him and he will know for sure.
I told you already, I got the REAR wheel sorted out - I am putting the DEUCE wheel back there ------------- this is the FRONT wheelIt would probably be easier to replace the bearings. If you leave the center of the axle at 1" how will you be able to slide it through the swing arm? What 3/4" parts are you having trouble finding? Maybe I can help locate them for you.
.............................please explain this to me, any spacer that would help me out would have to be a CUSTOM spacer, as in no H-D part number available, for this reason, stay with me:duh?: Sorry I didnt read that part LOL. I suppose it could work. but why not just switch the bearings and spacer ill send you the bearings and a internal spacer if you need one Ive got some lying around in the garage. They are yours for the price of shipping.
.................... because I guess, if the spacer is held in place by the bearings when they are pressed in, then it will be just as easy to fit the 3/4" bearings............OK inside the hub you would be able to fit a 1" 25mm or a 3/4 inch spacer the ODs dont have to be the same, the hole inside the hub is usually slightly smaller than the OD of the bearing itself. You align the spacer after you put the first bearing in and then press the other one on top of it. In older timken style wheels they wiggle around a minute bit but the new sealed bearing wheels they do not. So to answer your question it wouldnt be a unique part 99% of internal spacers are just a length of pipe of varying thickness cut to the right length. I have used pipe from lowes in the past. The only thing I would worry about if doing it by your method would be once you mill the axle down I would want to be 100% positive that it was balanced so that you dont get any wobble. But if you know a really really good machinist I guess it would be ok. Oh one more question for you if your saddles are 3/4" would you be able to get your wheel spacer for the right side on or would you have the axle threaded on both sides? And for the tires I run a radial on the rear and a bias up front.