Before reading, realize that my experience is only with 4 bikes, and 3 of them had similar front wheels.
I'm thinking I wouldn't like any skinnier than it is, it deflects quite a bit to road imperfections, and especially when dealing with grooves and the grooves from road construction (pavement grinding to prep for new asphalt). The back is no prize in these either, much more busy than the C.
All of my others had the wider 18" or 19" fronts, and none of them gave me concern like this one.
Now, if you live somewhere where you don't deal with these kinds of road worries, have at it. It probably would be fine and look cool!
Have not seen anyone mess with the front tire yet, but would be interesting to see. I have thought about it but no one that I have talked to has been able to answer this question on how wide one can go with stock equipment. I was thinking about going to a 120 but have not been able to find anything over a 100 that may work on the stock 21" rim. This would help alot with the road wobble at high speeds, but would it decrease our curvablity?
I think that a skinner front tire would make the handling just a little bit shakier then the factory front tire that comes on it. Here in Oklahoma the road seem to be always being worked on and I try to avoid those roads at almost any cost.
Wider tire will IMO give you a better chance with pot holes and asphalt joints.
Trail dictates stability from all I have read so tires can't completely change stability at high speed, 3.8" is not alot of tire contact, most cruisers are 4.5" trail and that really makes the flop affect disappear.
I hit massive pot hole here and I thought the forks were bent so front tire setup is REALLY SOLID! DEATH HOLES I CALL THEM!
Chicago roads I think are the worst of all US cities!
for me im not looking to go skinner in the front. but when i need to replace my tire im going to try the dunlop version in a radial over the bias ply. i grown up with this burned into my head. never mix brands and never mix types like a raidal and a bias ply. and then honda goes and does it and now im all messed up. i have this thing that its wrong and i need to fix it.