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97 fatboy I want to put 2010 fatboy rims on my 97 fatboy the bearings are sealed on the 2010 rims spacing will be different, what size spacers will I need?

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Hi Anonymous, I would get in touch my local parts department. Have a nice day.

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SOURCE: wheel fitment options.

These wheels are interchangable. a number of bikers prefer the set up you have mentioned.

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SOURCE: Play in rear wheel

bearing end play is .002''-.006'' this is done by inner spacer shims. sealed bearings can be installed instead of timkin and they are practicaly maintenance free

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SOURCE: Hello, I have a 99

Sounds like you've got it together correctly. There is no washer between the brake caliper bracket and the swingarm. You can put the axle in from either direction. We usually put them in from the left side so that we no longer have to remove a muffler to remove the rear wheel. The nut is now on that side. Just make sure the wheel turns smoothly and the brakes work correctly before taking in out on the road. If you hear a chirping noise when you shift gears, your rear belt is too loose.

Good luck

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SOURCE: I want to put a 21" wheel on the front of my 2000 flhri, i need to know what size the axle is and if spacers will need to be changed depending on which wheel i choose

Your front axle is 1" diameter.

You probably will need spacers (even stock has spacers)

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the off set of a wheel is the distance the centre of the rim is set from the face of the hub
it is used when the tyre fitted hits inside the wheel well and more space is needed to facilitate the turning before the wheel fits
IN effect it moves the load on the bearings from the larger inner bearing out towards the smaller outer bearing and that increases the load on the stub axle
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I need to know rear wheel spacer placement. also where to rreference to align the rear wheel. it seems i have un equal space between the wheel and fender. i have a total of three spacers two on the pulley...

The wheel not being equally spaced under the fender is typical of all Softail motorcycles. They have an "offset" wheel stance. I don't know exactly why but they are designed this way.

The three spacers you are talking about is actually one spacer and two seal races. The two seal races go into the wheel bearing seals on either side of the wheel. This provides a smooth finish for the wheel bearing seals to ride on. The other "spacer" is a bit larger and goes on the belt side of the wheel and the rear brake caliper bracket acts as the spacer on the other side. Anytime you take the wheels off your bike, always mark and make a drawing of the positions of the spacers.

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15" rim diameter? Absolutely. That is plenty of diameter to clear the braking components.
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