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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 03:49 PM Thread Starter
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Well I did it...

So I test drove that 1500 on Tuesday. Didn't get it due to the rust issue.

Been looking all week, searching all over the region for something in my price range and wants. Actually went to three dealerships this morning, one to check out a V2K.

Got home watching football and was researching about a VTX1300 but didn't want the carb, preferring FI. Been searching for Vulcan but for some reason did a search for Nomad today and found one from a week ago. Called the seller and it was still available. Ended up about 20 minutes from my house.

Test drove it, a beautiful bike, well kept it appears. Only item was missing one of the passenger floor boards. The seller didn't even know it was gone.

Questin though...Spec site shows this... Fuel system: Carburettor. DFI with Keihin 46mm Throttle Bodies (2)

Does it have a carb AND FI? A bit confused about that.

Anyway, probably wrap it up next week, should pick up Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving to me.

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Oops. 2006, 40k miles. $6k price.
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post #3 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 04:43 PM
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Very, very nice!

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post #4 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 06:13 PM
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SORRY, But I feel(my opinion) thats a little high priced for that bike with that many miles. KBB list it @ $5380. Try to talk them down. But ultimately the decision is yours.
Great looking bike though...

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post #5 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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No offense taken. Not sure where you are getting that value though.

I just checked KBB and see 7340 while nADA site that I referenced prior was 5600-7300 (low to high). My insurance company ran the value also and gave it 6800 based on the ViN. So I'm comfortable with the price.

Just checked cycle trader as well. Dealer nomads going for about 7500 to 8000 asking price, private sellers going for 6 to 7000 asking price in Texas.

Craigslist has several as well 7000+ and one at 5900 with no extras basic stock. So it seems to be in line with this area.

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post #6 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 07:07 PM
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SORRY, But I feel(my opinion) thats a little high priced for that bike with that many miles. KBB list it @ $5380. Try to talk them down. But ultimately the decision is yours.
Great looking bike though...

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post #7 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by C50T-VN800B View Post
I see ISO flame grips and dually pegs and marine horns. What other aftermarket goodies are on it? I can already see a mod that you need. A set of driving lights.
I see a luggage rack, F-fender chrome, and top rails on the hard bags.

Maybe, an air box and a headlight cowl?


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post #8 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 11:09 PM
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Congratulations on your score.
is it a done deal?
You might be able to knock them down a bit on price , as the mileage is a bit higher than most go for that price.
Ultimately it your happiness that is most important.
Beautiful bike

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post #9 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 12:39 AM
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Its fuel injected. Lots of spec sites list carburetor as one of the values since nearly all pre-05ish bikes are carbed. It uses throttle body injection which is a basic form of fuel injection, but it still has all of the advantages. Better fuel economy, smoother throttle response, and easy cold startups.

Doesn't hurt to ask on the price. But at the end of the day, if it's the bike you want at a price your comfortable with? Then that's all that matters. You'll regret the things you didn't do more than the things you did!

Smart choice on sticking with FI. I know a lot of people like carbs, but not me. I just can't give up instant startup, smooth roll on power, and zero maintenance!

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post #10 of 31 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 07:44 AM
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Nice looking bike, good luck and happy riding. As for price, that bike has some added chrome, fender tips, headlight cover, top rails on bags, and some more, I like the NOMAD on the front fender too, If you add all the add- ons I think you got a good deal.

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