The original fix kit for the 99-00 grenaded transmissions was indeed an 01. The 01 was a clunky tranny, like all the early Vics but it lasted. I know one fella that last I knew was at 150K miles on his original 01 motor / tranny, all good.
Later on, the 03 transmission ( Fuji Heavy Industries) was used to repair the failed 99-00 units. That was a good fix as well. I had it done to my 99 and it was ~$3000. It hurt bad, but the bike was sweet enough to suck it up and git r done. I just loved that motorcycle.
If you can find an 01 engine, and money is tight that'd be a good way to go for you IMHO.
All the best.
FLHTCU Electraglide, 08
Vstar 1100 Classic. 08
Last edited by jbasile; 08-27-2015 at 07:14 PM.