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I know the 130 is what came on them, but older Sportsters used to have close to the equivalent of a 120 rear tire. This fat tire thing is mainly just for looks at the detriment of handling.
I understand that’s it’s better for handling to keep it stock but I plan to build my bike into a chopper and I don’t plan on doing any crazy winding roads at high speeds so I’m good with some loss in the handling to allow some better looks.
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