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Old 10-23-2014, 01:37 PM   #1
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Harley police-edition

Hi,

I have a question regarding harley policebikes. Have there ever been harley bikes assigned for police forces with high performance engines?

Start with bikes from 1950 until today. I have read in different pages internet about harley police bikes but don't if it is true or not?

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Old 10-23-2014, 01:54 PM   #2
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Why would they need to?
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:02 PM   #3
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I am just curious.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:16 PM   #4
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Hi,

I have a question regarding harley policebikes. Have there ever been harley bikes assigned for police forces with high performance engines?

Start with bikes from 1950 until today. I have read in different pages internet about harley police bikes but don't if it is true or not?

Regards,

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My 1986 FLHTP had a standard engine. Plenty of juice for police work.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:19 PM   #5
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I have also heard about high and low gears? That some of them had different gear ratios. Is that true?
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:24 PM   #6
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A couple of my friends bought 1969 Police Harleys in the early 70s at auction. They had regular engines and gearing in them.
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Old 10-23-2014, 02:33 PM   #7
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My '03 ElectraGlide was just a standard 88".


I believe there were some years when the standard retail offerings were equipped with a 96" (stroked 88"), and the Police offerings with a 103" (bore & stroked 88").

Possibly. I don't know for sure.


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Old 10-23-2014, 02:59 PM   #8
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In 2007 the police bikes (FLHTP) came with a 103 and ABS (which took half of the d/s saddlebag).

They were used to test and tweek the 103..... One thing we found caused the Motor Co to install a compression relief valve which is now standard on the bikes... We chewed through many many starters on our fleet to come to that fix... I think mine went through 6 and another of ours went through 8 or more... I'm not 100% on the exact number, but it was a lot.

Only real difference we saw in the bikes vs the older ones was a need to gas up the (then) 5 gallon tank a lot more than the 96.....

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Old 10-23-2014, 04:54 PM   #9
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My 2008 FLHTP is a standard Glide w/ black and white paint. Oh yeah, it says "police" on the air cleaner.
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Old 10-23-2014, 05:09 PM   #10
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The new CHP FLHTCP has the SE 255 cams installed at the dealer. I think my 1989 FLHTCP has a non standard cam because it will pull 6k rpm easily. Aside from an S&S Super E, Dyna 2000i and D&D Fatcat it is otherwise stock.
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I've heard it both ways. I've heard that the "police" motors were one size up then what the public had for that model year and I've heard they are the same. My 03 was an 88, my 06 an 88 and my 09 a 103. All of them pretty slow compared to the competition. As far as turning the 03 and 06 turn better then the 09. The 09 has the fatter rear tire and I believe a little longer wheelbase.
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Lots of rumors that the cops got stronger engines, but everything I looked up (2004 Police RK) had exactly the same part numbers.
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