How do California Models differ?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by charliebrown, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. charliebrown

    charliebrown Member

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    Hi guys, do 2009 and newer California Road Glide's have emission stuff that the other 49 state bikes do not have? I have seen some ugly can looking thingy located at in front of the engine on some models. My bike is not a CA bike but is now legally registered in CA because it had over 7500 miles when I brough it into CA and all the Manufacturers stickers showing compliance with Federal Emissions standards. I am just curious. :newsmile058:
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The Ca. bikes have emissions on them and also a bit less power because of different parts like cams and some other parts.
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Never bought a HD when I was stationed in CA, but my 1988 Suzuki Intruder had CA emissions which was a ugly filter box on back fender (behind sissy bar). I'm guessing CA HD models have similar emissions filtration...in addition to glider's response.
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    In my manual for 05 FLT & FLH models the Calif. models have a large canister (charcoal) filter for the fuel tank vent.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Cam profiles are way different to meet CARB standards
     
  6. YnotBiker

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    Some of the exhaust systems might have cats in them.