Fatboy front wheel

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by WillM, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. WillM

    WillM Member

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    I just bought a 2002 Fatboy. I got 2 sets of wheels - one set is off of a 2000 RK and the other set is stock. The guy I bought it from put the RK wheel on the front with a set of chrome RK forks. I would like to put the stock front wheel on the RK forks. Can this be done and what am I looking at? I'm a newbie to the HD world so any help is definitely appreciated. I've done a search but didn't find anything that answered this question.
    thanks
    Will
     
  2. 03fxsti

    03fxsti Active Member

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    I put a Fatboy front wheel on my Softail Standard. It required getting custom spacers cut and some shims to move the caliper in closer to the wheel.

    My point being, with the right machine shop or machinest you can do just about anything.
     
  3. WillM

    WillM Member

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    Nevermind! :)
    I spoke with the guy I bought the bike from. He didn't change out the frontend. He just purchased some 3/4" ID bearing for the RoadKing wheel and mounted it on the Fatboy forks. So.....I can just mount the original wheel back on.
    thanks for your advice anyway...
    Will
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Be sure to check those bearings. If any doubt change them out!