02 FL wheels on an 84 FXST

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by chip the biker, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. chip the biker

    chip the biker New Member

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    I got a set of FLSTFB solid wheels with axles and Spacers.

    I'm planning on putting them on my 85 Softail.

    So where do I get spacers to fit my old style wideglide?

    How about the speedo gear?

    I thought I was just gonna throw the tire on and ride...
     
  2. Caper

    Caper Active Member

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    Can't throw it on just yet. Your 85 Softail has 3/4"axles and the TC's have 1"axles. I think it was 2000 when they changed. It can be done.
    Maybe someone on here can tell you what you gotta do.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2009
  3. Crocker

    Crocker Active Member

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    Lots of work involved ,not to discourage you , but it might be less costly to find rims that you like that are a bolt on , the convertion you want may also need a few trips to a machine shop.you will need new rotors if the 02 rims did not come with them on ,also that goes for the pully but you might be able to have that taken care of by a machine shop,then a assortment of spacers , not sure about your swingarm being able to fit the 1'' axle through it,you will have to check that out ,also the calipers might need to be shimmed. good luck and measure twice cut once.
     
  4. chip the biker

    chip the biker New Member

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    Thanks for the input. I just got a set of 01 FXSTC wheels with axles cheap .
    We'll see how it goes. Just about nothing fits on an 84-85 softail. Makes it
    a little more challenging.