California carb conversion

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California carb conversion

Post by 5str48 »

Can carburetors with California emissions be easily converted to 49 state setup? Bike is no longer registered in California. 1986 Aspencade

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Re: California carb conversion

Post by grand rouge »

I am going to say....yes. If there is a difference will be jet related.....pilots or main jets...perhaps both.

Not certain if "mixture" screws were / are capped... (My GL is injected,....been a while since I had carbs off of a 1200....but.....not complicated.....) Do some research...or others perhaps will have info on jet sizes for comparison. If jets to be in up one 'size' stay with the manufacturer. A great source for oem jets Lots of info....
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Re: California carb conversion

Post by froche »

Mine is a 1985 California bike. I think that they were all the same. I fiddled with my slow jets (idle) they were 35s and I put 40s then 38s then back to NEW 35s. The 40s almost didn't need enriching most Southern California days, the 38s were almost the same and the new 35s worked fine.

I did take the Secondary Air System off. Much easier to remove and replace the carbs, highly recommended.
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