I presume you are referring to the $199.00 rods available on ebay. Haven't heard anything good about them. Unfortunately I suffer from CRS, but think the bottom line is they just don't fit right, and parts aren't inchangeable with original equipment to make them fit right. Best you can do is look for original stuff at swap meets or ebay. Not sure what you meant with your statement "my flywheels require the tapered crank pin and most of them seem to have stepped crank pins". All HD flywheels use a tapered crankpin, and stock UL wheels should be fitted with the stepped pin. The earlier straight pin used in BTSV's shouldn't be used merely because the later stepped pin ass'y gives a stronger, longer lasting assembly. The tapers in the wheels, however, never changed. Hope that gives you the info you needed.