2nd Gen Vmax - VIN Breakdown - CA Model?

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    Good Morning;

    New Member - (was a member at Star Max for some years)

    I am looking to buy a 2017 Vmax.

    By using the VIN on his bike... How can I find if this bike is a "California Model" or Not?

    Thank You!!
     
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    i don't remember how to decode the VIN to identify a Cali bike......but if you remove the left side cover with the key and take a peak the Cali bike will have the charcoal canister parts in there.

    That's the only difference between a Cali and standard. Canadian bikes also ave the Cali emissions.
     
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    This bike is at a dealership. I emailed the sales manager and asked him if it Is or is Not a California Model.
    I searched on this site and all over the internet and could only find VIN digit Decode information on the 1st Gen vmax bikes.

    Thank you, Itgoes Sir!!
     
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    I just received an email response from the Dealership.

    This 2017 vmax "IS" a California Model.

    Can anyone tell me What All Extra is added to a California Model please?

    Is it Just that Canister in the side cover?
     
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    I already did. o_O:)
     
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    I just did a sanity check and searched the Gen 2 parts manual PDF which is the same for Cali bikes and standard bikes.

    "California" only shows up twice as an exception, both times related to the cannister.
     
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    Very Cool.

    Probably just the canister and maybe 2 hoses total, no big deal at all (for me).

    Appreciate it Sir!!
     

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