Forum posts generally cover potential owner, new owner, and then questions about problems. All of which are important.
IF there really are issues that pop to you as a concern, ask more direct questions.
If you want to see forums that really address "problem" purchases, check out personal water craft posts on Sea Doo's. They are real problems, yet are the biggest sellers. Gee, seems like some other products I know....
As a direct reply to your OP's question.
As you may note, most of the posters on this thread are recent purchasers of Nomad's. Similar to me, they did research thru forums and settled on a Nomad.
Most of us in that group spent about half what a "Road King" of similar age and miles would have cost. Although now that it is off season, this difference is not as great.
The less desireable item of a 1600 Nomad is that it is one of the harder MC's to operate at slow speeds - parking lots. Very top heavy.
However, once you reach 20mph or more, it is awesome. Good at avoidance, and just a great highway cruiser.
There is a volume of "add on's" available, to make it "yours". In my case, risers with lowered bars, longhorn pegs, and a backrest.
The 1600 does use petrol. With V & H Dual Baggers and a PC III, I get mid 30's MPG.
One of the big benefits is the advice and info available from a couple of the forums. From used add on's, to very detailed how to do's. VBA and Gadget's are great sites.
Another interesting item is that the 1600 should have a great "value" shelf life. As when Kawi moved to the 1700, they changed it from Water Cooled, to Water Assisted Cooled, and ended up with a hot running MC. Which many are not interested in. There are numerous posts from guys that have gone from 1500 to 1600, and 1600 to another
1600. Yes, there are also many that went to the 1700, and the heat doesn't bother. But, Kawi has come up with 2 different fixes for a reason...
Good luck with your search. There are a lot of good bikes out there.
06 Kawi Vulcan Nomad - Cobra Lite Bar, Phat II Risers, Vista Cruise, Krusier Kady, Kuryakyn Longhorn Dually Pegs, Mustang w/ Backrest, Vance & Hines Dual Baggers, PC III, Cobra Luggage Rack, Electrical Connection LED R,B, T Conversion, Jay Stephens LED Tail Light, Classic Chaps, Avon Cobra's.