Difference between Fatboy Rear Wheels
You often see rear Fatboy wheels for sale describing them as "fiting 2000 and later". Some of you may know that is not true, and depending on the situation, can cause some major heartache during installation.
The Fatboy rear wheel changed in 2000 to include the new press fit sealed bearing (2.050" OD of bearing). The offset of the rear wheel (relationship of tire position to rotor and pulley) remained the same. In 2003, Harley changed the offset of the rear wheel by 3/32" (the position of the tire was moved over towards the rotor to allow for the 150 Dunlop tire). This doesn't sound like much, but it is enough to cause some problems.
Because of this change, the rear wheel is not completely universal. You can put a 2003 and later rim onto a 2000 - 2002 bike (assuming it is using a 130 tire and has not had the wide tire kit installed), but not the reverse. If you put a 00 - 02 wheel onto a 03 and later, and you use the stock 150 tire, the tire could rub.