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Default Widest front tire on a 1200r?

I did a search but did not find anything specific to Roadsters.
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Widest one that will go on your 19" rim, without modification, will be a 110. You'll still need to deflate the tire or remove the fender to get it on past the fender nuts.
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Great. Thanks
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did not find anything specific to Roadsters.
That'd be because the Roadster had the exact same rim, fork*, and fender as most Sportster models. The widest tyre that'd fit on a Roadster would be the same as the widest tyre that'd fit on any Sportster with a 19" wheel.

*: except for the dual brakes, which is irrelevant.
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Oh ok. I seem to see more 21” wheels. Are people just changing them to 21s? I’m new to Harley’s so forgive my ignorance.
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The Customs (883C and 1200C) had 21" wheels. All others had 19" wheels.
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